The return to school after half term has been fun for children and staff. Our family of ducklings has now grown to five, regularly completing the daily mile with the children. We have created a whole school ‘bubble’ meaning that the different age groups have been able to come together during the school day. To see the school community come together has been lovely for the staff too. The school bell has come back out, and the children can take turns at ringing it at the end of playtime – a long standing Siddington tradition.
‘I am going to play with the new reception children who I haven’t played with yet. I am so excited!’ Year 6 pupil.
Parents have reported that the children have looked forward to coming back to school because of these changes:
‘He can’t wait to come back and play outside with everyone. He’s never been so excited to come back to school’ (Year 4 parent).
Our Value this term is Courage. We will be thinking about how we can show courage in our daily lives, by responding in a positive way to our mistakes, and by being brave when we find something difficult to do. We will reflect on how, with God’s love, we can show courage even when times are tough.
The children are enjoying having visitors attending school to take them for cricket coaching sessions, working with the local Police Community Support Office to earn how to keep safe, and working with the Secondary School teachers on map skills and orienteering. We will be watching a virtual theatre show and virtual Science workshops throughout the term.