Dear Parents,

 

Well, this is the last newsletter of the year. For some families it will be the last point of contact as their youngest child is in Year 6 and will be moving on at the end of the week. A few families are moving away and their children will be starting schools in other parts of Leicestershire or other counties all together. I would like to wish anyone in this position the best of luck as they continue their learning journey at a new school.

 

It has been a very busy last few weeks and the next five days are no exception. We have the Year 6 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the leavers’ Assembly on Thursday. Year 4 are inviting parents in to see their end of year gallery of work from this term’s topic. Finally, our Foundation children will be bringing their teddy bears to school for a picnic on the field.

 

Even though it is the end of term, we are looking forward to next year already. The children moved to their new classes on Thursday and Friday and I was pleased that all the new teachers who are joining us next year were able to come to school on those two days. Mrs Olaleye met her children who are moving to class Willow in Year 1 and Miss Mason introduced herself to her new children in Year 2 with a rap! Mrs Mann took a more traditional route with her class and got to know the children who will be with her in class Chestnut with some circle time activities.

 

It will be sad to say goodbye to the staff who are leaving on Friday but we have fond memories of all them which we will cherish long after they have left and started teaching at their new schools. I would like to say ‘Good luck’ to all the children and staff who we will be bidding farewell to on Friday.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

 

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Dear Parents,

 

We have had a busy weekend of events at school and around Loughborough. Firstly, we hosted our Summer ‘Outwoodstock’ experience on Saturday. The weather was fair and warm which meant that all the stalls could be outside both on the playground and the field. There were lots of different experiences for the children to try from the climbing wall to  geocaching. Lots of children challenged themselves to have a go at things that they may never had done before. I was amazed at the confidence that the children showed when tackling these challenges; whether it was stretching to find a foothold on the climbing wall or following the beat at the drumming workshop. I also want to pass on a big ‘well done’ to the children from the musical theatre group who entertained a crowd with their singing.

 

Of course none of this would have happened without the hard work of a band of volunteers who organised the whole event and school staff who came along to help out. Thank you to both.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

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Dear Parents,

 

We are trying something new this year for our Summer Event. Instead of a usual Summer Fair we are hosting an afternoon of different activities, many of which the children may not have tried before. For instance, Outwoods Stock will give children the chance to sample the climbing wall or create a drink on the smoothie bikes. This idea links with one of our themes in school this year where children have been encouraged to ‘have a go’ and ‘keep going’ even when they are faced with a challenging task. I hope you can come along on Saturday to support the school and Friends in this new endeavour.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

 

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Dear Parents,

 

We have just had a great week at school because the children took part in lots of outdoor learning in and around the grounds and further afield. There were all sorts of activities taking place across the week and of course the weather played its part as well, especially on Thursday and Friday, when it was gloriously sunny. Children in Year 1 were learning to make accurate observational drawings of leaves, twigs and foliage before adding paint to match the colours they could see. Class Catkin had a ‘Forest Schools’ afternoon, exploring the copse area. This part of the school field was also used by many different year groups as they had a go at building shelters; with mixed success! There were sheets and logs as well as rope and tarpaulins for the children to use. They had to work in groups to plan and build their shelter. As is often the case, the children who could cooperate built the best shelters. Lots of boys and girls had fantastic ideas but failed to translate them into actual dens because they couldn’t communicate and co-operate with the rest of their team. These are valuable lessons for all of us.

 

Year 4 went one better and walked up to near the Outwoods and spent the day using the environment to build dens, tell stories and go exploring. They learnt to appreciate the wonderful natural surroundings of the school and town.

 

Some of the art work the children have produced as well as photographs of the activities will be on display on Open Evening which is, just to remind you, Tuesday 4th July 6-7pm.

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

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Dear Parents,

 

It was great to see the children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 enjoying their art inspiration day on Thursday. Children tried different techniques to create a large piece of art based on Monet’s waterlilies paintings. The children used chalk and paint as well as collage to create the water and the lilies. The result is taking shape on the wall in the Key Stage 2 library and will be ready for our Open Evening on 4th July. Lots of other art including screen printing and water colours will be on display on that evening between 6pm and 7pm. Please make a note in your diary as, in addition to the art work, you will have the opportunity to meet most of the teachers in their classrooms as well as have a final look at the work your child has produced this year.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

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