What a difference a week makes! The sun has been shining and we have all had a little glimpse of summer. All classes have managed to get outside and make best use of the learning environment and break times have been filled with laughter and play; long may it continue!
A morning of Sport
The week began with great excitement as our Foundation and KS1 children gathered in the playground to compete in our annual sports morning. The children supported each other in their house teams as they completed a series of physical endeavours, jumping, throwing and racing towards each finishing line; the sportsmanship was terrific to see as was the level of skill. The results were extremely close but just edging ahead, Harcourt were victorious. Thank you to all those family members who joined us to cheer and clap. We definitely need pompoms next year!
For the first time our Nursery children joined us to take part in three activities and they really did challenge themselves. We have already spotted some athletes of the future!
Service with a smile
This half-term is all about celebrating our Year 6 children and giving them the opportunity to give something back to the community which has supported them over the last seven years. Just before half term the children auditioned for parts in their end of year play, Peter Pan; songs from which can now be heard as you walk through the hall. They were also interviewed by Mrs Gregan and me and this half term they've commenced their new roles around school. Throughout the year this group of children have been excellent role models, taking every challenge in their stride and it is therefore such a joy to see them continue to show real kindness and care as they enter their final half term as our school leaders. They really are ready for the challenges of high school and I know that they are leaving us as beautiful individuals who will continue to shine next year.
Let us break bread together…
On Thursday our Year 3 children joined children from our other deanery schools to celebrate mass together at St Joseph’s in Ansdell. This was a lovely opportunity share the Eucharist with other children who had also just made their First Holy Communion. The mass was followed by Exposition and Benediction. Thank you Year 3 for making this such a special time.
On Friday last week a team of Year 4 children entered the tennis competition at AKS and played with big hearts. After competing against some very good teams they managed to secure the Plate. Then on Tuesday our Year 5 & 6 cricket team faced tough opposition in the annual cricket competition. Despite not being placed they showed such progress and teamwork. Well done everyone.
Next week we have two more competitions as our athletics team and swimming team compete against local schools; good luck children. Athletics on Tuesday 25th June (sorry for the change of date - it was completely out of our hands) and Swimming 28th June.
Please can we ask everyone to check their ParentPay Accounts - we have 4 weeks left of the school Year and can see that there are still some unpaid trips and events. We have quite a lot of dinner money debits too and we have to ensure that we are up to date by the time this school year ends. We shall be sending out texts and invoices over the next week and would greatly appreciate speedy settlement of accounts as we don’t want to be nagging people and constantly chasing for money! Many thanks to the families who simply and quietly pay on time and to whom we never need to send reminders; it is appreciated!
On Monday our Year 4 and a group of Year 5 children will be entertaining parents with a flute repertoire. We hope parents will be able to join us at 2:45 pm to see just how much progress they have made!
Well done Reception and Year 2 with almost full attendance marks - perfect timing for enjoying some extra minutes outside next week!
Time surely is passing us by and we are all determined to stay focused and enjoy each present moment without thinking ahead too much, not easy to do! Thank you to everyone for your feedback about our new website; I’m glad many of you are finding it easy to navigate and have found the information easily accessible. I know some of you are still trying to find your way around but hopefully you are having fun doing so.
I hope you manage to find some time to enjoy the sunshine which has been promised this weekend. It’s Lytham Club day tomorrow so hopefully the many people who celebrate this will have a very pleasant day out and about in the fresh air!