In true Summercroft Style it has been busy, busy, busy! Decoration Day, Christmas plays, pantomime, Puppets Galore assemblies, Christmas Fair, School Carol Service, Town Carol Service, Santa Assembly, Christmas lunch, and all this is in addition to the ‘normal’ life of the school! I’m sure you’ll join me in thanking all the staff for the marvellous opportunities they’ve given to our children over the past term.
The rain did not dampen the festive spirit on Saturday 8th December as the PTA Christmas Fair was busy with children persuading parents to part with money for sweets, games and a visit to Santa! Congratulations to Mrs Gair and team for providing such a wealth of things to do, make and buy. There was a delicious smell of mulled wine as you entered the Infant building and the food was stunning! Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make the event run smoothly and successfully.
Town Carol Service on 11th December
What a delight this is! Schools across Bishop’s Stortford are represented with traditional readings and carols sung with each school choosing a song to showcase. St Michael’s church is beautifully lit with candles and it’s a lovely setting for a traditional Carol Service. The Year 6 children sang their hearts out on Tuesday evening and the Year 6 team of Mrs Richardson, Mr Carter, Mrs Dawson and Mrs Perry were incredibly proud of them all. Thank you for supporting this event and our own Carol Service at All Saints Church on Monday 17th December.
Parents in school
In this edition of the newsletter, you will read about parents who have ‘volunteered’ to come and share some of their occupations with children. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how what the children are learning about fits into the world of work. Children are often asked, ‘What would you like to do when you’re grown up?’ and what better way to inspire them than to hear about the opportunities that are out there! Whether it’s a hobby, interest or a paid position—we’d love to hear from you.
Thank you, also, to those parents who have been into school regularly this term to help out in a variety of ways: hearing children read, decoration day, walking to events outside of school, making resources and supporting work in the office. You really do make a difference and your help is much appreciated.
Compare School Performance
One of the things I enjoy about these newsletters is the chance to showcase all the exciting things the children take part in on a daily basis at Summercroft. We are proud of the curriculum , the adults who work so tirelessly to live by our motto of ‘achieving through care, challenge and creativity’, children’s attitude to learning and the parental support we enjoy. So, imagine how delighted we are to find that all of this results in being ranked as 3rd out of 488 primary schools across Hertfordshire! In fact, we achieved joint 2nd place in KS2 Reading SAT results and joint 1st place in KS2 Maths! What great news to share with you in the final newsletter of 2018.
Thank you for your continued support and I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas break with your families. I look forward to seeing you back at 8.50am on Monday 7th January 2019.