Head's Blog

Summer term update

We’ve had a really busy summer term so far, and it has been lovely to be able to return to some of the activities that we had to forgo over the past couple of years. We have taken part in some class trips and sporting events, as well as returning to Birmingham to take part in a Young Voices concert. Shortly, many of our older pupils will be travelling to Cornwall for a five days of activities and exploring.

Our pupils return to school on Tuesday 7th June for the start of Term 6, and we have four very exciting days planned!

Tuesday will be our Jubilee Celebration Day, and children are invited to wear red, white and blue clothing (but please, no football or sports kits). Dolce’s school meals have a picnic theme, and we hope to have a whole school picnic, both for those ordering school meals and those bringing a packed lunch.

During the morning, we will be enjoying many different activities, including learning about the history of the monarchy. Our afternoon will be filled with red, white and blue art activities.

One child in each family will be bringing home a specially published book commemorating the Jubilee, which has been sent to schools across the country.

From Wednesday until Friday, we will be holding our next Global Focus Week, and this term’s theme is Life on Earth. The staff and children have really enjoyed our previous Global Focus Weeks, and we hope that they will enjoy further researching and investigating the world around them.

Fingers crossed for a return of the beautiful weather that we have been treated to recently, and a very enjoyable remainder of the academic year.

Busy, busy, busy!

We are half way through Term 5 already, and we have a jam-packed calendar ahead of us for the remainder of the Summer Term. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy lots of sunny days and exciting activities before the end of the school year.

I am so proud of our conscientious pupils, who have worked very hard in readiness for their end of key stage SATS. It can be a daunting time for many, and they have approached this period with grace and determination, as always.

We are really excited to be returning to a big arena for our Young Voices concert shortly, something that we missed greatly during the lock-down periods over the past two years. Our Choirs have been busy rehearsing, and sound wonderful.

Our Key Stage 2 residential trips are coming up soon too, and the staff and children are looking forward to some fun-packed itineraries, both close by and further afield.

Now that restrictions have been lifted, we are able to take part in some sports fixtures within the Cluster and the District, giving pupils a chance to develop their skills and compete with local schools.

We are pleased to announce that, after the enforced break, our end of year performance is back on the calendar. The children always perform with such enthusiasm and joy, and it is a wonderful way to round off the school year.

And that is just part of it- we have Jubilee Celebrations, a Global Focus week, Sports Day and PTA events, as well as saying goodbye to our older pupils, and getting ready to welcome our new intake. What a busy term!