Spring term 2024, Week 7

It has been great to see the children back after half-term. There are lambs in the farmer’s field behind Pre-prep, the daffodils are out and the eggs have arrived in Year 1 where the chicks are eagerly anticipated. There is great excitement and I shall update you weekly!

On Wednesday, Reception children were lucky enough to become palaeontologists for the day in our Science Lab with Dr Evans. When I visited, they were hard at work studying and matching fossils with magnifying glasses which looked enormous in their tiny hands. The children were dressed as explorers and were completely enthralled throughout the whole morning. I think we definitely have some future scientists in our midst. Many thanks to Dr Evans for organising such a wonderful event for the children.

It has been wet this week, but the rain stopped on Wednesday afternoon to allow for some matches. I watched some excellent U11 hockey up at CTCRM. The matches were hard-fought and I was impressed by the determination and level of fitness shown by our pupils.

I popped into an Art lesson this week where some Year 5 pupils were hard at work making rather gruesome clay heads with Mrs Essling. There was a lot of glee and hilarity going on in the classroom. The children were certainly loving their learning. The Year 1 poetry performance was also a highlight for me.

A reminder that World Book Day is approaching. I was so saddened to read recently in the press that, increasingly, children are not having bedtime stories at the end of the day. It is so important for their development for children to have a story; not only for their reading, but also their listening, attention and, of course, their imagination. Keep it going as long as you can!

Enjoy the weekend with your children.

Best wishes,

Charlotte Johnston, Head.

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