Have a lovely summer break!

We have finally made it to the end of term after an extremely busy and successful year!

As well as holding another very successful Sports Day, the last few dates of term were very much characterised by ‘performance’. This started with a ‘teatime’ concert from the Ashby Orchestra to parents, friends and relatives having played to the whole school earlier in the day. The children have only been playing together for just under 2 years and go from strength to strength under the amazing guidance and tuition of Pam Dyson. I cannot thank her enough for the time and effort she puts into this. The children celebrated the end of the year with well-deserved tea and cake!

Our end of year performance of ‘The Key Master’ involving all but the youngest members of our school was amazing and probably the best yet. Our standards of performance in terms of both speaking and singing just get better and better.

There was no better example of this than Maple Class performance on the last Friday of term. Their performance of ‘The Train that lost its Whistle’ was truly outstanding; to see so many young reception children sing solos was incredible. It was so lovely to see the clear enjoyment the children showed in taking part, to the extent that they carried on afterwards whilst the parents were enjoying the refreshments (also produced by the amazing Maple Class)!

Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to our Year Six. They have been the most amazing group of children and, whilst they are all ready to move on, we are sorry to lose them. They have all worked incredibly hard and achieved the best SATS results the school has seen for many years. Their final assembly was very moving and the impromptu, heartfelt words from Tom summed up their maturity, camaraderie and care. Keep in touch, all of you; I look forward to hearing about your continued success at Wollaston!

I hope you all have a lovely summer break and that the warm weather continues. I look forward to seeing you all refreshed and ready for another exciting year on Wednesday 4 September.

PS: Don’t forget to ‘save the date’ of 11th September for our new curriculum launch, 7pm at Yardley!