Mrs Kirby's Words Summer Week 3
ласкаво просимо до нашої школи
Welcome to our school.
Across all the Divisions a new language has been heard, Google chromebooks switched, translation apps have been discovered, and we have all been challenged to communicate and test how we learn and how we teach.
We have welcomed two boys from Ukraine with open arms. What is remarkable, but not really a surprise when you get to know the Claires Court family, has been the community spirit, the desire to help, our flexibility, the can-do attitude and the acceptance of others. In essence it has been a truly outstanding demonstration of British values at work; democracy, law, freedom, tolerance and understanding. It really has been a wonderful experience to be a small part of.
On occasions we discuss who our role models are and often when the boys dress up they role play characters such as; Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Stokes, Rahem Stirling, Marcus Smith, Lewis Hamilton and Leo Houlding, amongst others. It was therefore delightful to see in Assembly today the film of Jonty racing in his go-kart at 59mph and to acknowledge the efforts of Dylan, his brother Max and Dad’s, to climb Ben Nevis last weekend raising over £1500 for the School Drive charity.
Everest might be slightly higher and was probably, conquered first by Hillary and Tenzing Norgay around the time of the Queen’s coronation which provides a seamless link to the boys learning and singing the National Anthem on Tuesday and our intention to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in the last week of this half term in our activity week - look out for further details next week. I am sure this will be a welcome addition to our calendar
The aforementioned sportsmen are always seen at break time or in matches whilst Harry Potter might inspire the boys who are inspired by acting. The Year 6 production with support from Year 5 play is gathering pace and we look forward to welcoming as many people to watch the two performances on Thursday 26 May
There is always certainly much to discover and be involved in and the boys' infinite ways to enjoy play time reached another level this week. Our visitors had to do a double take as a procession of jungle animals tore across the lawn. Elephants, gorillas, giraffes and lions having copious amounts of fun. I am not quite sure what Steve Backshall and David Attenborough would have made of it but the new play time costumes were a real hit!
We are a great school and great schools work well when families are supportive and involved; this was clearly shown at our parental workshops this week. Thank you to all who came to our Well Being and Maths workshops; it was a pleasure to share our knowledge, thinking and practices with you.
Have a fantastic weekend
Mr Richards & Mrs Kirby