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Last week of term

We are nearly at the end of Half Term week, I am rested and reflecting on the last week of term.
Our youngest children took part in a dodgeball festival. This was the first team sports event the children had taken part in and they thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and played well. It was obvious that they had learnt lots during their weekly dodgeball lessons. They returned to school triumphant having become winners of the ‘plate’. Faith spent the evening making everyone medals to wear at school the next day as they were so rightly proud of their achievements!
Mia and Sam represented the school at the KNEX challenge final at Renishaw. They had to design and make a robotic arm for surgical use. They had a great morning competing and were pleased with their end product. Well done to both of you.
Our Year 6 children have started having visits from their secondary school Y7 teachers. This is both exciting and daunting in equal measure! It won’t be long now until they are waving goodbye to us ready to start new adventures. My message to them is to enjoy every last moment they have left with us, there are so many exciting things coming up in the next 7 weeks.
Our reading passport challenge came to an end this week and it was impressive how many children had completed it. We try hard to promote a love of reading and we are delighted that challenges such as this and the ‘reading a book in a strange place challenge’ were so well supported by both pupils and parents. Keep reading!
The week ended with Ice creams in the sunshine for everyone! It has become a bit of a tradition that the whole school are rewarded for all their hard work in this way. We have focused on our school values and recognise that all of our children are trying hard to be resilient, responsible, kind, collaborative and respectful; we couldn’t ask for anything more.
We have had some redecorating done this half term, with Hedgehog classroom and the reception area looking very fresh! Shades of blue have been the theme, with Owl and Squirrel classrooms booked to be done in the summer holidays. We work hard to make our school and playgrounds the best that they can be.
Date for the diary: Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June is the annual GNOME HUNT!! It is our tenth anniversary this year. Please come along and support us, have a look around our lovely, small school and the picturesque village of Eastcombe. Don’t forget to take home a Gnome! Further details can be found on our Gnome Hunt Facebook Page.
If you have read this post and are inquisitive about our school please make an appointment to come and have a look around. We have spaces available in different year groups.