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Mrs Kirby's Words Summer Week 7

We have reached the end of another busy week and aren’t they just flying by? It was lovely to see so many of you letting your hair down at the PTA Diamond Jubilee Ball on Saturday and wonderful to be able to finally celebrate our School’s 60th Anniversary. Huge thanks have to go to our wonderful PTA for all of their efforts in making it such a successful event for our families.

There was no easing ourselves into the week gently, as our successful athletes from the ISA Regional Athletics last week headed off to Manchester to compete for London West in the ISA National Athletics. It was an early start and a long day, but as always our pupils performed with enthusiasm and contributed to the London West team in coming first overall. Well done to all of those taking part and of course to the team of teachers who went along to support!

Forest school in the oldest years cooked up a late brunch feast of learning this week. Camp fires were constructed, kindling chopped, sausages sizzled and a variety of eggs, some unrecognisable, were consumed. The term’s work culminated in a great demonstration of how far the pupils have progressed with craftsmanship, listening, taking care, working creativity, with full concentration and plenty of smiles. Well the great teamwork lasted until the washing up! 

It was lovely to see so many of you at our various Parents’ Evenings this week. It is so wonderful to hear our teachers speaking so individually about each pupil, both academically and pastorally. As I alluded to last week we will be transitioning to our new teachers next week but please be rest assured that Moving Up meetings will occur between the teachers so that September starts smoothly.

Year 5 have been investigating and extending their thinking about the amount of plastic that we use in the ‘Big Plastic Count’. They have been amazed by the actual amount we use. 5 lucky children had the wonderful opportunity to visit the House of Commons on Wednesday , meeting Theresa May (MP) and others to discuss the choices that we make and to encourage politicians to take climate concerns seriously.

Wednesday also saw Year 3 boys and girls travel to Woburn Safari Park as part of the Endangered Species Topic. The pupils had a wonderful time and (eventually) saw lots of the animals who came out from the shade!

If we didn’t know it before, we could certainly see on Thursday that summer has arrived! The children and their teachers arrived at school ready for our ‘non uniform’ day and they all look ready for a day at the beach. Perfect for the soaring temperatures at the end of the week. Thank you so much for the generous donations for the PTA bottle tombola.

Finally, today saw an amazing Clothes Swap event. The Hall was filled with lots of clothes ready to swapped, following on from Mrs Carter’s amazing workshop and talk about sustainability in fashion and the links to Landfill and pollution. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Leanne Kirby

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