After a glorious Bank Holiday weekend with the sun very much in evidence, we all returned to school on Tuesday refreshed and ready to face a busy week.
It's been SATs practice week this week, which has meant that everyone has had to be extra specially quiet and considerate as they move around the school, so as not to disturb the children's concentration while they sit practice papers under test conditions. Special thanks to parents of children in Hamsters Class who have adapted their drop off and pick up routines to help with this - these arrangements will continue throughout next week when the children take the actual tests.
We are so pleased with how hard the Year Two and Year Six children have worked, and how well they have coped with the final preparations for their tests, remaining cheerful, positive, and focused on their work. Now we urge them all to have a relaxing weekend, with plenty of rest and plenty of fun, so that they remain in good spirits and feeling confident when they come to open their SATs papers next week. Good luck children!
Summer sports are in full swing now, and children are loving cricket, athletics and other pursuits on the school field, as well as having great fun exercising on our outdoor gym. Year Three children are still enjoying swimming and Forest School on a Thursday afternoon, and Year Five children are now benefiting from tennis coaching every Tuesday.
The children are delighted by the new outdoor reading area that has been created just beyond the playground. It features rustic wooden seating and a wonderful fairy chair, carved by a local craftsman. Hedgehogs Class and Mrs Matthews really enjoyed their outdoor classroom experience on Friday morning.
So next week is set to be another busy week in the EBA calendar... and we are all looking forward to next Friday when we can celebrate SATs being over for another year!