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Summer term news

The summer term is always a busy one, and this year is no exception. During the first half of term 6, we held Jubilee celebrations, our Global Focus Week about Life on Earth, and took part in some sporting events in our cluster and district.

We also took a group of Year 3 and 4 children to Caldecotte for two days of activities in the sunshine. For many of the children, it was their first experience of staying away from home without their families, so it was a big step for these children to take, and they handled the experience wonderfully. Lots of new activities were tried, including sailing, kayaking and abseiling, and sleeping in the yurts was a real adventure.

We are also looking ahead to the new school year, and have held our Move Up Mornings, with Year 6 attending their transition sessions shortly. But before we break up for the summer, we have a grand performance to share, with lots of singing, and of course, Sports Day and Leaver’s Celebrations.

Our trip to St Ives

One of the things that we really missed whilst the world was dealing with Coronavirus was taking our pupils on some amazing off-site educational experiences. It has been fantastic to be able to offer so many day trips this year, and just before half term, we took a group of Year 5 and 6 children from across the Federation down to Cornwall for a week long residential.

The children and staff had a wonderful time, visiting St Michael’s Mount, Tate St Ives, Newquay Zoo, Land’s End, the Eden Project, as well as the beach, which is something that we don’t have the chance to do very often, being located in the middle of England! It was a great opportunity for some Geography fieldwork, as well as include aspects of our Global Curriculum. The children also produced some excellent artwork, inspired by the beautiful Cornwall countryside. This was then followed up with a their trip to the Tate to look at the work of local artists.

We were so proud of the children, who were very well behaved and remained in good spirits, even during the long journey home. New friendships were made and the children were great company, with lots of stories for us all to share on our return.