As I write this blog, the children are enjoying as much outside time as possible in this wonderful, crisp and clear late summer sunshine. Please be sure to keep a check on outdoor clothing the children may have so that they are well prepared for any turn in the weather that may be around the corner!
Surely the greatest beneficiaries of this wonderful weather have been our Year 6 adventurers who have spent the week at Stubbington Outdoor Centre. I was lucky enough to join them on Tuesday evening where, upon my arrival, I found them all working hard on their journals! We all had a nature talk from a friend of the Outdoor Centre who showed slides of his own animal photographs taken over many years, and then after supper we crept into hides to watch foxes and badgers feeding at very close quarters! Aside of this, the children have completed activity courses, built animal hotels and visited the beach, all making for a fantastic week away. Watch out for exciting updates on the Year 6 Blog. Great thanks goes to all the colleagues who have put amazing work into organising and running the trip; more than most they deserve a restful weekend!
At the other end of the age spectrum, we hosted our first of three Open Mornings for prospective Year R families looking to start with us in September 2017. Details of the next two Open Mornings in October and November are on the school website home page, and we are also making plans for an Open Evening to welcome families who cannot get out of work commitments to visit the school during the teaching day. If you know of any families who would like to visit, do please pass on the details.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Mr R Cunningham