We are almost at the half term break. Time is flying by! We have had a challenging month with significant staff absences due to Covid but I must take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the staff for keeping the school running during this time. There were some days that we felt we may have to return to remote learning but thankfully such action was averted by everybody pulling together!!!
In the midst of covering classes and ensuring children got access to their curriculum, we still managed to continue with planned school trips and other exciting events. We have had an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theatre production for Years 3-6, Year 1 Minibeast workshop, Bletchley Park Enigma Code workshop for Year 6 and a Year 5 visit to the British Museum. Our teaching staff even visited Islington Museum for a workshop to support their upcoming topic on Local History. So, it has been a busy and exciting month all round.
We have so enjoyed having our parents & carers attend the Class Masses, Assemblies and Prayer Services. Thank you all for your ongoing support in these challenging times and also it goes without saying we were delighted with the generosity shown by so many who gifted to their children’s classes through our Amazon Wish List. I hope you have seen the thank you posts from the teachers on your class pages and twitter feed. Staff and children were thrilled.
We are already seeing many signs of Spring around the grounds as the children’s planted bulbs pop up all over the school and the Daffodils are blooming in the front entrance. Children are enjoying the new artificial grass areas of the playground and we have so many fantastic gymnasts, it is a sea of handstands, cartwheels and roly-polys!
I hope they have been telling you all about the new educational wall murals we have had installed. In the lower junior area we have had a large world map installed and on the Upper Junior stairwell a fantastic new timeline. At drop-off, feel free to pop in either doorway and have a peek! No excuses now for producing the geographers and historians of the future!
Until next week keep safe and take care,