Message from Mrs. Castell
We're grateful for much warmer weather this week! The children have been sensational and it is a joy to walk down the corridor and hear their happy voices. I can see lots of nice hair cuts as well!
Dolphins have enjoyed another Forest School lesson this week - thank you so much to the children who helped plant the beautiful tulips in the trough in our playground! Please take a look at our gallery for photos. Sharks had a visit from the Forest School gnomes too this week! Dolphins Forest School lessons will continue until 18th May, followed by 3 weeks of additional sessions for Sharks and then, from 22nd June, Foundation Stage for the final 4 weeks of term.
As you know, the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore are encouraging everyone to do 100 of something in honour of what would have been his 101st birthday next Friday. The classes have made some exciting plans! Year One are going to run 100 laps of the playground per class, as well as trying to throw 100 beanbags/balls into a hoop and decorating biscuits with 100 decorations! Year Two are attempting 100 star-jumps, running 100 laps around the playground and (a suggestion from the children, not the teachers) trying 100 spellings! Foundation Stage are going to do an 100 metre obstacle course! If you are able to donate on the day, we would suggest £2 towards The Captain Tom Foundation. I can also give you advance notice that WISPA are organising a sponsored Mini Marathon for the children on Friday 14th May, further details to follow.
Thank you to all parents who have supported us in wearing face masks on site this year. This will continue for the foreseeable future. Please maintain social distancing at all times, keeping your children with you to ensure bubbles are separate. I've also seen lots of scooters and bikes being ridden in the playground, one almost knocking over a small child. Please do not allow your children to ride these on our premises, they must be stored in the racks by the school gate.
Finally, the Children's Commissioner launched the largest ever survey of children and young people this week, called The Big Ask. Children and their parents and carers are invited to complete a 5 minute survey which asks what is most important to them as the country recovers post-Covid. We would encourage you all to support your child to complete the questionnaire at home as well as answering the survey yourselves.
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.