It seems to have been an even busier start to a half term than usual; even for Summercroft standards! Families who have been with us a while will have noticed the subtle change from Art to Arts Week this academic year. Pupil feedback last year requested more art, drama and music in the curriculum and it was felt this could be a good way to up the ante! Mrs Richardson led the staff in exploring rhythms and dance moves—we had an enormous amount of fun. Judging by the majority of feedback, the children really enjoyed the week too. I should like to pay tribute to the staff for their energy and enthusiasm throughout the week. This is, of course, in addition to the hours they are spending preparing written reports to be shared at the end of this term. They are absolute troopers! Even the rain at the beginning of the week, whilst walking to the cinema, didn’t dampen their spirits!
World Book Day
I know that some of you may have groaned (inwardly) at the thought of another dress up day but what a great turn out it was in spite of the appearance of snow on Wednesday/Thursday! It was great to work out which favourite characters were represented across both buildings and I know how much the staff enjoy this occasion, too. There is always a healthy, competitive edge in the staffrooms to see who has the most elaborate costume! Children’s prizes were awarded to EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who joined in the fun of the day.
A big thank you to Mr Gill for helping Mr Jenkins clear the snow from the paths around our school on these bitterly cold mornings.