We were pleased to hear that we were oversubscribed this year, with more children than we can accept applying for a place in September. We are really looking forward to welcoming our new September starters and inviting them in for visits next term.
We have been continuing with our interschool sports activities, with the children visiting both Kingshill and Deer Park Secondary schools. The children are also enjoying a new choice of enrichment activities on a Friday afternoon. These include cooking, gardening, tennis, rounders, and music.
Our school eco-committee have been working hard to develop the school site and make us more sustainable. We have introduced a composting system to ensure that we are composting our waste from the classrooms and from the playground. We are also hoping to work with our new neighbours at Orchard Field on developing the sustainability of our school.
We have welcomed five new pupils this month and they all report that they feel happy and settled already. One child said, when asked how he was feeling about the change, ‘I love it here’. Another said that they felt ‘nervous at first’ but were fine after ‘less than an hour’! Thank you to our PTA who provided a welcome gift of a Siddington teddy bear to all the new pupils.
We are looking forward to our ‘street party’ and dance workshops at the end of May. This will be part of our Jubilee celebrations and we can’t wait to see the children (and staff) dress up in costumes from across the decades.
Mrs Cook – Headteacher