Welcome everyone to a short weekly update
It has been another busy week this week with so much going on at school it is hard to condense it into a few words!
1) Sports Day 2021
What better way to mark the summer term in school than with Sports Day? Last year, we were unable to run the event, so this year it was fantastic to see everyone throw themselves wholeheartedly into the track and field events that culminated in the afternoon’s relay for all years and, of course, staff. Well done to Enterprise House for winning what was a very closely contested day – just 6 points separating the top two finishers! Let’s hope that England continue the sporting success this Sunday!
2) Trips and Visits
We recently took our Dance club to Weymouth College for a visit to experience the facilities and studio there – a great opportunity for all involved and thank you to Mrs Rees. We are running Dance for the first time next year for Year 10 pupils and we look forward to this becoming a really successful part of our curriculum.
We have a PGL letter coming out shortly for Year 7 pupils to consider for next year, as well as Duke of Edinburgh for Y9 & Y10, in addition to the Drama Production of My Sister Sadie that is taking place (outdoors and socially distanced) next week. Tickets are selling quickly – please contact Mrs Walbridge in the Finance Office if you would like to attend
3) Covid 19
Thankfully, we have still had very limited encounters with the virus since the return of schools, although there are a number of pupils and staff who are isolating due to proximity with contacts outside of school. If you are isolating, please make sure to follow all of the guidance – as frustrating as this is!
Please can I remind all parents that tests undertaken at home should be supervised in order to confirm results. It is so important that we keep on working together now in the final few weeks of the year.
When we return in September, there will be another period of mass testing, but I will write with the full details of this in the upcoming Newsletter.
4) Year 6 Transition
It was great to welcome Year 6 pupils to site this week for a tour of the site. Although this was shorter than we would like, it gave pupils a chance to see the site and prepare for the new academic year in a safe way given the current context.
5) Year 5 Online Information Evening
If you have not yet done so, please do share the work we are doing at the moment at school with your friends and family who have children in Year 5. There is a streamed version of this evening available online at our Website for those who are interested.
Finally…. as ever, congratulations to Pupils of the Week – thank you for your hard work that has been recognised by staff. Keep up the good work!
I hope you enjoy the rest of weekend… and, who knows… it’s coming home???!!!