Since returning after the half-term break the children in Year 1 have completed their Phonic Screening and Years 1,3,4 & 5 have taken part in Test Week to enable us to monitor their progress this year.
Bush Babies/Chimps/Monkeys/FS1&2 invited their parents to the Father’s Day Brunch,during which someone burnt the toast resulting in the whole school being evacuated!! We are pleased to say the whole school was cleared in 3 minutes so well done to everyone.
Y2 entertained their Parent’s during an Assembly about the Great Fire of London, which is their topic this term. The Mayor dropped in unexpectantly to listen to their singing which caused great excitement. They also visited Selly Manor, which is a building built in 1666, and were shown how buildings were constructed during that period and demonstrated why the fire spread so rapidly.
On Thursday (20th June) Solihull Mayor Stuart Davis, came to visit, to discuss our campaign for clean air. We hope to encourage walking and cycling and have put posters in the car park to remind parents and children to make greener choices. One of the posters drawn by Safiya in Year 6 reminds parents to turn their engines off. This is part of our year-long project working with UNICEF’s Outright Campaign as well as Global Action Plan (Clean Air Day Organisers).
The PTA have been proactive over the last few weeks holding Non Uniform Days togenerate prizes for the Summer Fayre. We were delighted that the weather was fineand we were able to hold the Fayre outside. It was lovely to see so many of our parents enjoying what turned out to be a very successful Fayre and the total raised will be posted in the PTA Newsletter.
Sadly the weather has not been so kind this week and we have had to postpone Sports Day for KS2 (Juniors) and KS1 (Infants) and Monkeys/Nursery FS1 am and pm. These have been rearranged to take place next week KS2 Monday 1st and KS1 Tuesday 2nd and Monkeys/Nursery FS1 am and pm on Monday 8th July – the timings remain unchanged (please see the updated calendar at the end of this newsletter).
FS2 (Reception) Sports Day will take place this Thursday as planned.
Y3 held an India Day and were visited by a Bhangra Dancer and took part in Indianinspired art sessions. Mrs Dean did a cookery demonstration on how to cookVegetable Pakora which the children had the opportunity to taste.
We are very pleased to advise that Mrs O’Keefe has become one of the first people in the UK to become a UN accredited Climate Change Teacher and can now deliver up to date climate change lessons to all pupils at the school. She is one of the world’s first 80 accredited teachers and will now have access to new climate science and resources. We are so very proud of her and all she does with our children in school.