Thank you very much for all of your lovely gifts and cards. I have just enjoyed looking at them all with my family. You have been very kind. The flowers and candles smell beautiful, the cakes taste delicious and I can’t wait to go and enjoy afternoon tea. Have a super summer, see you soon, love Mrs C xxx
I really don’t know how to put into words what our school, our children and our families mean to me!
My own family often get a bit jealous because my school family come first sometimes…
Yes- but there are more of you!
This week has been such a high point in all I’ve done and those of you who remember when I first arrived will understand- I’m not sure everyone understood what I was trying to do for our children.
When I watched the photo montage in the leavers assembly it was obvious- The opportunities they have had have been varied and deepen their thinking and views of the world- there is no reason children from Asfordby can’t change the world and lead people to great things.
We are amazing and the world needs to know- we are on it!
Hello Owls and your mums and dads,
I haven’t stopped thinking about your lovely surprise all evening. Thank you so very much – your kind gifts and words are very much appreciated and I’ve learned that everyone is very good at keeping a secret!
I am very lucky that I am able to come to work every day, excited to see what the day will bring and in the company of a fantastic group of children.
I have enjoyed the positivity, encouragement and communication by the parents this year and thank you for working hard alongside staff for us to be a team for your children.
It’s been a great year.
I hope you have a wonderful Summer and do lots of exciting things together.
Mrs Chapman x
Today was exciting for the teachers as well as the children as we all got to spend the day with our new classes.
Hopefully the children have enjoyed their day and we have answered all the questions they have about next year. We have told the children not to worry if they still have any questions, but just to come and ask one of us.
I really enjoyed meeting the children for my new class today but I can’t believe I only have three days left with my Owls!
Let’s make every minute count.
Happy Sunday everyone!
I’m sorry that I was unable to print this information out for you on Friday. I will endeavour to address this on Monday morning and give out paper copies to those of you with siblings still in school tomorrow. For those of you who don’t have siblings in school, I will be posting a copy through your door.
I’ve attached a copy of the letter containing the final arrangements for our trip here:
In addition, here is an overview of the points that were discussed at the parent meeting regarding our risk assessment for this trip:
Enjoy your two days at John Ferneley and Longfield this week Kingfishers and I’ll see you on Wednesday!
What a week… it’s rattled by at a rate of knots but has been rich with memorable moments and precious waves of happiness.
We started the week anxious we were not going to get everything done… Monday night was tense, staying up beyond midnight, wondering if my job would still be there in the morning- in these times of high stakes accountability my job is dependent on the SATS results we get- and I absolutely won’t sacrifice our children’s right to a rich and varied education rather than drilling to tests – our children have done themselves proud. They are such an amazing bunch… and so are Miss G, Mrs Caunt and Mrs Mahon.
Then we wheeled straight into the production… and all the dramas of principal cast illness, but the children saved the day and pulled off a fabulous show! Yet again testament to the wonderful young people they are.
Thursday will be a high point of my life… meeting with each year 6 child to review their year and look at results in the context of all they have become. Their wisdom and reflective comments truly blew me away and I was bursting with pride.
Then to top it off Bradley and Holly joined the panel to interview our Year 5 children for pupil leadership team.
They demonstrated such self-assured and perceptive techniques they could put Alan Sugar to shame.
I’m so proud- and this really shows that our team work so hard to prepare our children for life- not just a set of tests. What’s important is they have the wherewithal to meet the expectations we have for our year six so they can take these and grow into Year 7 and I know we have done a great job because I see it in our children every day.
I raced back from my heads meeting yesterday so I could share their joy at being able to give Max his shining moment … and seeing them all on stage with lights in their eyes and wonderful smiles makes it all worth it.
Have a great time at secondary school on Monday- I feel like a Mum letting her fledglings fly- it’s painful to let go but we know we’ve done all we can to prepare them.
You all have the potential to really make a difference in the world. I wish each and every one of you happy and fulfilling lives full of success – and when you face challenges- as we all do- I know we have given you the skills to realise you can overcome them and new learning will change you , but something good will come from it.
I can’t wait to celebrate with you on Thursday when we venture out into the world together on our trip.
What a lovely week we have had again.
The Awards tea party after school on Monday was very relaxing. We enjoyed watching Y4, 5 and 6 performing their show on Monday and we hear it has gone well through the week. Well done to all involved.
On Thursday the Owls enjoyed their own celebration picnic. They were celebrating how much they have grown and progressed over the year. We hope you enjoy reading the celebration of progress in your child’s report. It is coming home today. Next week we will find opportunities for your child to prepare for transition into Year 1.
We will still have swimming and PE next week. From Monday we will collect in the children’s reading books and red home link books, so please catch us for a chat next week if you have any issues to share with us. There will not be homework set for next week.
Enjoy your weekend.
Well done to all the childen and staff who were nominated and got awards at the recent DSAT Awards evening. We have celebrated at school today with a special tea party. Well done to the very successful gym team who were nominated for team of the year and Lola for sports personality of the year. We are so proud of all our Robins for their consistent effort at school – unfortunately we couldn’t give you all an award.
We are really enjoying our football sessions with Chloe Brown from the Leicestershire and Rutland Football Association.
She has been teaching us how to use our bodies to stop our opponents from getting the ball and how to trick them into thinking we are going in the opposite direction.
“This is not actually a trick but a useful skill to have. ” Dylan.
“We played a game called Mario which was so much fun.” Charlie.
We have all really improved our football skills and had so much fun.
We have had a very good playtime today. We have been playing nicely with each other and we have been making sure that other children are not left out. We have learnt some new games this week and have had lots of fun!
Written by Noah Mitchell (just a little help with his spellings from Miss Patel)