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Head of School Update - Friday 22nd January 2021

Welcome to this week's 'Weekly Update'! I hope that all of our pupils and their families are well. We're missing all of our pupils, who are not currently at school, and know, from all the photographs, messages, emails and handed-in booklets, that parents and carers are doing an incredible job supporting with remote-learning activities! In Reception, pupils have been making Jackson Pollock inspired artwork, having lots of fun doing so, and practising their counting skills and writing and pupils in Year 1 have been tree detectives in Science and colour-mixing in Art. Whist in Year 3, pupils have been keeping active and musical. In Year 5, pupils have been learning about Ancient Egypt, specifically mummification - I'm not sure Mrs Wilkinson appreciated being a life-size model for the demonstration!


I know that teachers have really enjoyed receiving all of the home-learning that has been sent in this week and we hope that all of our pupils have been able to engage with the range of learning activities. If you haven't been able to or are continuing to have difficulties accessing the learning, please speak to your child's class teacher who will be happy to help.


We've wanted to keep as many aspects of school life the same during this lockdown, regardless of whether children are learning in school or at home. All of the activities set for home are being learned in school, too. One aspect we will be continuing with is our weekly Celebration Assembly. Today, I was delighted to announce our 'Star of the Week' award winners for fantastic learning in school and at home. You can find the list of this week's winners by watching this week's assembly, here:




Earlier today, I shared a story with our pupils in Reception, which is available for all of our pupils by following the link...




This week, the children chose, 'It Could Have Been Worse' by A.H. Benjamin. We'll have another story and another reader next week...


Please check out this week's Bulletin, with updates and information about school.


Have a great weekend!


Mr Laker
Head of School

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