Well we have come to the end of the strangest year of my career, with the many concerns and stresses for us all! It has been so nice having some of the children back in school for these last few weeks but all the time we have been concerned about, and missed, those children who could not return.
Obviously none of our usual summer term activities have taken place which is particularly sad for our Y6 children. Many were on schedule for good SATs results and had worked hard towards these. They have missed their residential trip, their leavers prom, the Awards evening and even the chance to get their shirts signed. Hopefully we can plan a special reunion for them all for spring or summer next year.
We wish our Y6 children the very best for their new high school careers and expect to hear great things of them in the future. We work closely with the high schools so should get early reports of how well they have settled.
Good luck Y6!
Thank you also to our Y6 Head Boy and Girl and our Deputies who have written a short comment about their time with us. Thank you also to those Y6 children who played a key part on the School Council or as a member of one of our teams.
I was three years old when I joined Nursery and now eight years later, I’m heading off to high school. My favourite memory of being Head Boy is the fact that I was a role model to the younger children. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity and I will miss you all.
When I was four years old, I joined Nursery and now I can’t believe it’s my last day in Year 6. I have made so many friends along the way and they will surely be my friends forever. I will miss you all.
I was voted to be Deputy Head Boy at Aintree Davenhill back in September and I felt very proud. I applied because I wanted to be a more responsible person. I have been here since Nursery and have done lots of really good things. My favourite thing I did at Aintree Davenhill was representing the school in all of the cross country races. I was glad to be picked and I wanted to give something back.
While I was deputy head boy, I was part of the school council. From this, I was able to help set up fundraising such as Children in Need day.
It has been a strange way to end the year but I made sure that I stayed positive and did school work every day. I know this will help me as I go on my next step to Deyes High School.
Our plans for the return to school of all children were sent out to you on Tuesday, please re-read, especially near to September so that you are clear about the arrangements.
We realise that our arrangements may cause difficulties for some of you but hope that you understand that our intention is to keep everyone safe when we return in September. As soon as we can return to our more normal day, we will.
When we do return in September, please try to socially distance from other families entering school and spend as little time on site as possible. We ask that only one parent comes onto the site to drop off and collect children and that you exit the site as quickly as you can to prevent any congestion.
I know that you will be concerned about the time children have been out of school and the impact on their education. Please be assured that we will do all we can to bring the children back up to speed using catch up sessions, interventions and by focusing, initially, on the basics.
It will greatly help your child if you continue to read with them during the summer and work on number bonds and multiplication tables. You should still be able to access many of the online sites that teachers have signposted you to.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their efforts during such a difficult time. Those who could, came willingly and happily to school and planned exciting activities for the key-worker children and then for the children who have returned to school. Many had difficult home circumstances but remained cheerful throughout for the children.
So who knows what September will bring but we will be excited to welcome the children to their new classes and will ensure that there are many opportunities for them to catch up before starting work for their year group.
Please stay safe and keep up a good hand-washing routine for the summer so that this is normal for the children in September. Have a nice summer and let’s hope the good weather returns.
G. A. Kelley – Headteacher
September 2020 Classes
In case you missed the announcements on Class Dojo this week, here are next year’s classes:
RH move to Mrs Clare (1C)
RT move to Miss Maddox (1M)
1M move to Mr Dunford (2D)
1C move to Mrs McGowan (2M)
2M move to Mrs Blakely (3B)
2D move to Mrs Pigo (3P)
3P move to Mr Agar (4A)
3B move to Miss Nilsen (4N)
4A move to Mr Ellis (5E)
4N move to Mrs Ward/Mrs Gibson (5WG)
5WG move to Miss Clarke (6C)
5E move to Miss Siveyer (6S)