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Head of School Update - Friday 25th June 2021

Welcome to this week's 'Weekly Update'!


Our children in Stephenson Class has a fantastic day at the Eastbourne Miniature Railway on Wednesday, and certainly had the best of this week's weather. Their learning journey for this term is, 'Are We There Yet?', and the visit helped to develop their knowledge of journeys and train travel. The children really enjoyed looking at the different types of engines, visiting the maze and nature-trail, and, of course, spending some time at the play-park. The day was finished off with a fantastic ride on one of the trains - the children loved it! Their behaviour was impeccable throughout the day - a real credit to the school. Thank you to all the staff for organising the day. We've shared some photographs on Facebook - please take a look.


This week's theme in Nurture has been, 'I Can Do It!', promoting confidence and self-esteem. We have all been working hard with Lego challenges, memory games, Dino World and water fun. The children loved our story at snack time - 'The Cow Who Climbed A Tree'.


Last term, we announced our first two Word Millionaires; Henry M. and Nicole W. were the first children this year to have read more than 1,000,000 words, across all of their books. In assembly today, I was delighted to add three more children to the Word Millionaire list. Congratulations to Julia W. and Max S. in Year 6 and Bailey H. in Year 4. All three children will have a framed certificate in the library. 


One of the highlights of my week is sharing and celebrating our achievements from across the week. Well done to or Maths and Writing Stars of the Week. This week's class 'Stars of the Wek' are:


YRS - Hannelle N. - This is awarded for 'Equality', for the help and support she showed to her classmates this week.


Y1C - Lacey M. - This is awarded for 'Achievement', for a brilliant week of focus and trying her best.


Y1H - Maya P. - This is awarded for 'Achievement', for being more confident to give new learning a try.


Y2B - Erza H. - This is awarded for 'Determination', for showing great determination across the week.


Y2F - Archie L. - This is awarded for 'Achievement', for working so hard, listening really well and being so fantastic in class this week.


Y3A - Ollie H. - This is awarded for 'Determination', for working with great cheer...despite an injured wrist.


Y3R - Emily W. - This is awarded for 'Knowledge', for always setting a fantastic example and high standards of presentation.


Y4LB - Tyler C. - This is awarded for 'Knowledge', for great concentration in topic lessons to pick up key information.


Y4T - Aiden R-S. - This is awarded for 'Achievement', for setting high standards in work and behaviour, every day.


Y5K - Macey W-H. - This is awarded for 'Determination', for working hard in all areas, especially her contribution in Maths and Reading groups.


Y5P - Manya D. - This is awarded for 'Determination', for his determination and focus to do his best.


Y6A - Holly D. - This is awarded for 'Achievement', for her determination to present all of her work beautifully and her strive to be the best.


Y6P - Makita W. - This is awarded for 'Determination', for being resilient and brilliant.


Well done to all of our Stars this week. We've seen each of our four values this week!


We are busy finalising our plans for this year's transition and staffing structures for next year. We will share this with you as soon as we are able to.


I've seen some fantastic Home Learning projects - keep these coming in.


I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!


Mr Laker
Head of School

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