We have made it to half-term. Well done to everyone! The first half- term is always the trickiest, with the children getting to know their new teachers and generally settling back into the routine of school. I have been incredibly proud of all of the children and their achievements so far, but they definitely need a week to recharge!
This week Logan Macey (Year 5), led our Key Stage 2 assembly on his own. He is the first pupil to take on the challenge single handed and rose to the occasion. He spoke on his specialist subject of cars and managed to engage the audience with his enthusiastic delivery. Giving the children the opportunity to present their own assemblies has been very popular and successful. We have all been amazed with the confidence displayed and I thoroughly look forward to them!
Year 4 also led the first class assembly, informing everyone about “The Skeleton”. The children had remembered so much about bones in the body and impressed us all.
We were very privileged this week in having Michael Whiteside who is Head of the Expressive Arts Faculty at The Mountbatten School and Musical Director of the Hampshire County Youth Choir to lead Year 5 and 6 in a singing workshop. The pupils learnt a range of techniques and by the end gave an outstanding performance of James Bay’s ‘Hold Back the River’. Please visit our Facebook page to witness our fantastically talented singers!
After half term pupils will all be in winter uniform, which means long trousers and long sleeved shirts for the boys and pinafore dresses and long sleeved shirts for the girls with navy socks or tights (not white).
On Sunday we are having our DIY day at school from 12pm. If you are able to come, please bring wheelbarrows, shovels and paintbrushes. There is plenty to do to in the playground and any help will be much appreciated. The SMART team have done a great job in co-ordinating all of the resources.
Thank you for all of your support and patience as I have settled in to life as a Headteacher. It has been a whirlwind, but a good one!