How lovely it is this week to return to school for the summer term and to see and feel the sunshine. It has put a smile on everyone’s face and we are now looking forward to all the events this term brings.
We had a great end to last term, all left buzzing after our night out in Spooksville! Thanks to everyone for their support, it was great to hear your appreciative comments but most importantly to experience the excitement of the children and watch their confidence build as the term progressed.
There was more excitement as we launched our new pirate ship and trim trail on the field. This was to commemorate the school’s 150th birthday and followed many months of fund raising by our brilliant PTA. In addition we also saw the transformation of our old PE shed/storage cupboard and we are now looking forward to the transference of charity funds to complete the building and allow for its future use enhancing the learning of small groups of children.
This term the whole school have started their Town & Country project and KS2 are kick starting theirs with a visit to the Commandery next week. Appropriate, as the General Election approaches and children learn about the beginnings of democracy in this country. In English the emphasis is on the use of persuasive language which should be easy to identify as posters spring up and broadcasts are made! It will also be interesting for older children to make comparisons between urban and rural areas and voting patterns across the country.
A lovely illustration of country life is evident as we prepare for the Cropthorne Walkabout and our Reception children learn to Maypole dance. This is always such a great village celebration and fund raiser and as usual the school will be open on both days. Please come in and get a taste of all the wonderful things our children get up to.