We will all be enjoying the holiday...I hope! The end of term was really lovely, with lots of activities for the children to enjoy!
We had the discos during the last week of term and the addition, in the KS2 disco, this term, was that Mr Amos took photos of the children and they were able to buy the photos. Thanks to Mr Amos for both that and he (and others...including Mrs Wright) for organising and delivering the 'Horsenden's Got Talent event which was enjoyed by those from reception upwards. What talented children we have in the school. The overall winner was Clara Tsang (6D) with her piano playing of 'Yirumba - River Flows in You'. The Y5/6 winners were The Rhumble Girls (Alla Mannick and Wiktoria Janus from 5H). The Year 3/4 winner was Ellie Randall with her Irish Reel. DVDs were made of the even and will be on sale, in school, after the holiday. All the acts were of a very high quality and it was like watching a real talent show!
During the last update, I said something about what we would be doing to help parents who spoke Arabic, Farsi and Somalian BUT had no or little English. We have decided to write to those parents, directly, as there so few of them. For all the other languages spoken we had a number of members of staff who could translate.
Reception offers, from the local authority, are being sent while we are all on holiday (on 16 April) and the school will be sending out informtion to those who have been offerred a place, after the holiday.
Please remember that the Elton Avenue will be closed off when you return on 22 April (ot at least, at the time of writing this that is what we are expecting!) The path, outside the main office, should have been widened to allow for the greater numbers coming onto the school site, both when the Elton Avenue entrance is closed off and when the school has more pupils...in the future. Hopefully all the work at the end of the drive (Horsenden Lane North entrance) and the widening of the path area will be finished...BUT...in the event of anything unsafe there will be marshals (members of staff in high visibiliby, yellow, jackets) to tell everyone where to go on the first morning back. If there are no marshals in sight, assume that everywhere is safe and make your way to your classrooms, as 'normal'. If we need to use marshals it will be mean that something unexpected has happened but the marshalls will know where to direct you!
Have a lovely break and we will be welcoming you all back on Tuesday 22nd April.
Thanks to the clever photographic skills of Mr Amos, I was reading in a rain forest and was surprised by a rather large spider while I was reading one of my favourite books, on World Book Day, recently!!