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Mr Nicholas West Weekly Update 20/5/2016

Last Friday night, all of the Year 3 children and staff spent the night in the EYFS auditorium as part of their Year 3 on-site residential. 

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They had an absolutely amazing time, starting straight after school with a fun swimming session and time in the soft-play room. Their time was filled with competitions, treasure hunts and a delicious chicken dinner. The evening was then completed with a teddy bear parade before settling down in their pyjamas to watch a movie on the big screen, ‘Inside Out’. The adults loved it just as much as the children. The children were impeccably behaved and really took care of each other and are now prepared for a second night away from home in Year 4 when they go on an overnight residential outside of Hanoi, how exciting! Thank you to all the Year 3 staff who gave up their time to make this trip a great success.

On Tuesday, all of Key Stage One, Years 1 and 2, spent the afternoon participating in a house competition involving every child in swimming races and then a game of football. It was an incredible atmosphere inside the pool as children competed in a variety of events including trying to swim with a very long swimming noodle! Every child cheered on their house and congratulated the winners and were very sporting in defeat. Congratulations to Saigon who came out as overall winners in the swimming contest and to Hanoi who won the football and thank you also to Ms Alicia and her PE team for this great new event.

We have also had two brilliant trips this week with Year 2 enjoying a cinema trip and Year 1 finding out about the traditional homes and materials used at the Museum of Ethnology. Year 2 went behind the scenes to discover just how a cinema works and where the films they watch are actually played; quite different to computer downloads or DVDs they may watch. It was a very warm day for Year 1 but the traditional houses showed just how effective they are at staying cool in the summer, a great learning experience for the children. Our day trips are an important feature of our curriculum, giving the children lots of real life experiences to enhance their learning. What a wonderful but busy week for everyone.

Looking forwards, it will soon be time to receive your child’s end of year report and then attend a parent teacher interview. Please do watch out for the sign-up sheet we will be sending home to you. We very much look forward to celebrating the successes of your children with you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary

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