A brief missive this week before you dive into the Newsletter.
Our first formal concert of the year took place on Tuesday evening and it is always a treat to see children (who you may only have sat with at lunch, or asked about a piece of writing they’re working on) suddenly appear across the Arts Centre, come forward, introduce their piece and then proceed with such confidence to display their musical talents. They were all terrific with several strong vocalists in the mix – and well done on the audience’s vocal contribution, too!
Assembly this morning saw the presentation of the half termly Class/Tutor Plus Cup. Pluses are given for kindness, consideration and good citizenship within the school and each half term the group with the highest average number of pluses is announced. The cup then sits ‘on the mantelpiece’ of that classroom until re-awarded. I was happy to be able to tell the children that there are more pluses out there than usual - this is a great platform for the rest of the term.
Year 4 ended their presentation this morning about their New Barn trip with a prayer that included good wishes to those children travelling to Amsterdam for the Hockey Tour. I know the 21 children and 3 staff are really looking forward to the adventure and challenge of heading to one of the world’s best hockey playing nations: quite an early start on Sunday, though.
It’s now time to pause for a bit. After the break, we head into a warm-hearted period of the annual calendar full of traditional events as the nights draw in and we creep ever closer to that which shall not yet be named! I hope that the children all find time to rest and recharge properly ready to enjoy the second half.