Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 8
Another week has gone by and the boys and girls continue to demonstrate positivity and enthusiasm at every turn. This week, our main focus has been on ‘Remembrance’ and, across the divisions, we marked this special occasion on Thursday by all participating in an online Remembrance Service and observed a 2-minute silence at 11am.
Last week the year 6 boys and year 5 and 6 girls enjoyed many activities either in school or on tour to Bristol. So much fun was had and we are so very proud of each and every one of them.
Year 6 boys and the choir contributed significantly to our reflections and Acts of Remembrance this week; singing, selling poppies at the gate, learning and presenting war poems and developing their thinking on the importance of reconciliation. All the boys observed the silence respectfully along with the nation by joining the BBC transmission from their classrooms. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to our British Legion Appeal. To further their understanding year 3 today went to lay the school wreath at the war memorial at St. James the Less Church.
Our Forest School programme has continued to amaze us with the diversity of learning opportunities and to act as an opportunity for different pupils to shine. Watching the enthusiasm and excitement of our youngest pupils from the Early Years Settings in their waterproofs and wellies is just a joy to behold.
A special mention to year 5 and their teachers this week who have shown a typical Claires Court community response to some adversity. Their ‘can do attitude’, resilience, creativity and teamwork has been inspiring and we are full of admiration for them.
Thank you for your continued support in every way. Please read below a letter from the coach driver who drove the Bristol “Tourists” last week.
I would like to let you know about your students and teachers. I have been driving coaches for 6 years and I have to say, your students are to be commended on their behaviour. They are a credit to your school and your teachers. I would also like to say well done on their sporting results, but above all, their positive and friendly nature.
Your teachers are some of the most dedicated and caring staff I have ever seen. It is a joy to see people so happy and dedicated to their work and who care so much for their students. It has been a pleasure to be their driver over this tour. Please pass this on to the staff, children and parents as you see best because you are blessed in both students and definitely in staff.
Aaron L - Driver for Travellers
Have a lovely weekend.