Headteacher weekly blog week beginning 12th June

Date: 17th Jun 2017 @ 1:20pm

It was a real shame that the Golden Mile couldn't be launched in our health week and that the tennis had to be cancelled, but we were pleased that they could take place this week. A big thank you to Mr Ames; every class from Year 1 - Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their tennis coaching session. Let's  hope we inspired some of the future generation of tennis players. 

The Golden Mile also managed to get off the ground this week. Our Year 5 ambassadors have been working hard logging the amount of metres run by every child in each class. Each class are invited to run on certain days during their break times either on the field or on the playground. It is part of our efforts to encourage the children to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Year 5 are well in the lead so far with 46.2 2miles run so far but the Year 3 pupils are close behind with 38.26 miles. Year 4 and Year 6 will need to up their game. 

As well as the Golden Mile, there has been lots of sport going on this week. Our Year 6 Rounders team tried to defend their title but just fell short. Runners up this time but they played so well. Miss Schofield has been working so hard to prepare her dance group for the Dance Live in Liverpool. Sadly, the performance has been postponed, however it was great to see them perform at the summer fair. Their dance was fantastic and I can't wait to see it actually on the stage. 

The Year 5s have had a busy week. They had a wonderful time at the Halle. Mrs Maclean was so proud of them all and how much progress they have made with their instruments. Some of the pupils were involved in our democratic elections. The leaders of each party did such a good job. They confidently delivered their manifestoes in assembly and were busy canvassing for votes all week. There was a real spread of votes, but this year there was a swing to the right with the Progress Party winning 4 constituencies. Freddie, was therefore elected as Leader of the school council for next year. 

On Friday, we were thrilled to pass our Children's Rights inspection, achieving the Level 1 accreditation. Miss Richards did a fabulous job pulling together all the evidence. We don't see this as the end; we will now push on to improve even further and achieve Level 2. The rights of the child are at the centre of all decisions we take within school and we so pleased that this has had formal recognition. 

The week ended with the Summer Fair. I was amazed at the turn out and am so grateful to all those who attended. There was plenty to do with an inflatable assault course, football, bouncy castle and the traditional stalls. I am sure there was a lot of money raised which will add to the kind donation from Taylor Wimpey of £500. We are currently costing out a track around the field that we may use the money for and then add to over the years. 


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