As we come to the end of our first term, it is important to reflect on some of the successes that we have achieved over the last fifteen weeks.
In addition to our usual class work, we have been able to further develop our wider curriculum. We have been able to schedule educational visits and organise visitors to school providing experiences that capture the imagination. Our extra-curricular programme has been enhanced beyond our sports clubs – with the support of our dedicated staff – so that children have a wide range of opportunity to engage in positive activity with their peers. Many children have been able to represent our school in sporting events and competitions with a huge array of success so far. And, once again, we have been able to invite parents/carers into our building to attend open evenings, workshops, and the beloved Christmas performances.
As I shared when speaking at our performances last week, our children are able to engage so enthusiastically in what we provide because of the support families provide at home. The time spent developing positive relationships, providing boundaries whilst encouraging challenge, supporting with homework and reading, bringing children into school regularly but also for clubs, before or after school – this input is essential for children to thrive and is hugely appreciated by us.
There are still a significant number of challenges in front of us as a community in relation to health, finances and education. However, as the last few years have demonstrated, we are stronger together and, through collaboration, I am confident that we will continue to grow happy, healthy and successful, together.
Please see our Christmas eCard below wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!