I can’t begin this blog without mentioning the last day of half term and the whole school party that we held to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. The singing of all the children was amazing and a shiver went up my spine as I watched and listened to everyone singing the National Anthem and Gary Barlow’s ‘Sing.’ The efforts of our older children in organising the various games were amazing and once again the staff were in awe of how much they have matured over the past few years.
This half term also saw our Year 2 and Year 6 children complete their SATs tests. We obviously don’t know the final results however what we can be certain of is that every single one of the children have given 100% and whatever level they finish with, we have been so proud of their hard work and determination. A big thank you to Miss Bailey, Mr Paxman, Mrs Collier and Mrs Hadabora who have helped, supported and coaxed the children over the past few months.
The school building is undergoing a few changes and we have a number of new developments to enjoy. The most rewarding have been the new outdoor classroom which has been installed on the school field. This will provide us with a base to learn outdoors as well as being a place for parents to wait at the end of school when it is raining! The learning area in the FS2 base has also undergone some changes. We have eventually had the shelter installed which after a few months of waiting will make a real difference to the children in reception. We also have a lot of parents to thank who gave up their Sunday to help transform the learning area itself. Spades, diggers and wheelbarrows were the thing to be seen with and what a difference the day made. The area should be completed by the time we return in September. Other developments have seen the car park wall reinforced and the fencing installed which will ensure the safety of our children. Further developments are planned for the summer holiday as we look to ensure we make the most of our fantastic environment!
There have been a number of trips and events this half term. Our Jigsaw group visited Build a Bear in Meadowhall and came back with a new pupil – Jiggles. The Year 4 class had a brilliant day out at Cadbury World in Birmingham where they learnt about the origins of chocolate as well as tasting the odd piece! It was certainly Mrs Wileman’s highlight of the term!
We also had some excellent sporting moments to celebrate last half term and these included the Totley Cup Final which was won by FC Main a great evening at Ponds Forge where our swimming team competed in the Sheffield Schools Swimming Championships and the Primary Athletics Championships where many of our children qualified for the finals at Don Valley. We also competed in the King Ecgbert School football tournaments for Year 5 and 6 boys and Y6 girls and actually won the Y5 Cup. I must give a special mention for Scarlett Miskin in Year 6 who has been competing in national diving tournaments and recently came away with 6 medals. Scarlett and Tillie Wilson also in Y6 are both competing at a high standard at diving and you never know, could maybe be starts of the future!
Thank you for your continued support and I hope you have a lovely half term break.
Mr Stewart June 2012