Head's Words Summer Term Week 6
The nursery children have had enormous fun this week visiting our Junior Boys site, Ridgeway, where they have explored the grounds and the trees, discussing the importance of trees for the environment and undertaking leaf printing and rubbing. The first Transition group managed their trip in torrential rain on Wednesday but were well protected by the all-in-one waterproofs they wore and still had a wonderful time.
A big thank you goes to Stewart Stevens, our site manager, who has driven the 4 groups of children in the school minibus and to Mrs Holmes, Poppy’s Mummy, who helped the staff with all 3 groups of nursery children.
During the week commencing 23rd May the nursery children will continue learning about woodland and parkland, the colour orange, the number 6 and the letter x. Any small toys incorporating topic related items or orange would be ideal as their “Show and Tell” item this week. Transition children will be learning about parks and woodlands and the letter c and will visit the Ridgeway campus if they have not already been there.
A very big thank you goes to our PTA for organising the “Great Gatsby Ball” last weekend which was hugely enjoyed by all who went. Such events require an enormous amount of planning, time, effort and dedication and the PTA proved that they have this in bucket loads! As a result of all their hard work we benefit enormously as a department with regular gifts of exciting equipment such as the metal climbing frames.
The next big PTA fund raiser is the Summer Fete to be held on Saturday 25th June at Ridgeway, our Junior Boys site. This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported. We hope that you will all come and have great fun there with your children.
Friday 1st July will be the Nursery Department Sports Day, starting at 9.15 and ending approximately an hour later. We would like all children to take part even if Friday is not a regular session. We are beginning to practise so please send your children in wearing footwear suitable for running. Parents and friends are invited to come and watch so book a couple of hours away from your desks!
Eric Twiname Youth & Juniors Team Racing Championships
A report written by Mrs Payne, Outdoor Education Coordinator...Read more