Sports Day, end of term trips to the water park, leavers’ assemblies, cricket, football coaching sessions, and a ‘red and white’ dress up day (to celebrate England’s successes in Euro 2020) are just some of the exciting activities the children have been involved in this term.
We have completed our transition days, where children had the opportunity to visit their new classes. Our new Reception children were able to come and play, and have a story, in our Outside classroom. The children enjoyed meeting their new teachers, and we were excited to introduce them to two new members of staff. Miss Smith joins us as our Year 1 and 2 teacher, and Mrs Hunter will join the new Reception class as their teaching assistant. Mrs Hunter is also a Forest School Leader and will develop the Forest School provision over the coming year.
The school has also taken the decision to employ a member of staff to support the mental health and well-being of the children. Mrs Loveridge will also work in class and will work in a Family Support role for part of the week.
The teachers have completed an assessment week with the children, where the same benchmarks for success were used to compare how our children have achieved in line with National expectations. We can say that our approach to remote learning and the changes we have made to how the curriculum is taught, have been a success. We are very proud of what the staff and children (with the parent’s support) have achieved this year, and our results compare very favourably to national expectations from previous years.
Still a few days to go, and a much-needed rest for everyone is on the horizon. It has certainly been a year we will never forget, but also one full of success, joy and hope for the future. I look forward to sharing our many successes with you in the next academic year.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer. See you in September!
Katie Cook- Headteacher