With only 7 weeks and a few days left after half term, this is always quite a poignant time of year particularly for our Year 6 children.
In the last two weeks, of course, we have had our SATs for Year 6 and how proud they made us all. Throughout the year they have worked so hard to achieve their very best and on the day they were all so positive and upbeat, it was a pleasure to see. Helped along by a breakfast and early morning get together, masterminded by Mrs Tyler and Mrs Robertson, it was the ideal way to settle any nerves, by being around friends and having a fun start to the day. Whatever the outcome, we are very proud of each and every one and the effort they have given this year.
The summer is always a good time to end a topic with a visit. Orchid class had a wonderful time at Salisbury museum, learning about life in the Bronze and Stone age. They certainly came away with a lot of information and interesting facts! Clover class have also been on a visit to the theatre, as part of their ‘Stories People Tell’ topic and had a super time! Both classes were a credit to the school and their behaviour was commented upon by staff at both locations. Thank you everyone!
This week our magnificent Westwood swimming team represented us at the Cluster Schools Swimming Gala. Whilst we didn’t win every race, all of the children gave a tremendous effort and competed with commitment and determination. Well done everyone, I know that you had a great time and we can look forward to next year!
Reflecting back on another successful term, it has been a real pleasure to see how our children have progressed. In assemblies we have talked about resilience and I have seen it in abundance on a daily basis, as children tackle new concepts and approach areas of the curriculum that they may have not encountered before. To see our children enjoying their learning so much is also a joy. The IPC has clearly sparked imagination and a zest for knowledge and the units of work have provided many interesting and detailed conversations! I know that there is plenty more to come too, with lots planned for Term 6.
Looking ahead, can I remind you that on Monday 8th June we have a TD Day, so school will be closed to children for the day. We will reopen on Tuesday 9th June as normal. Also, I hope that you received my letter about our new Sports Day, which we have scheduled for Monday 6th July at 1.30pm, weather permitting. A date for your diary if you are able to join us.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you all once again, for your continued support. I do feel privileged to be a part of such a strong school community. I hope you have a wonderful half term and I look forward to seeing many of you around the Scarecrow Trail next week!