A huge hat!
Today, a huge hat and a tiny child walked into my office. Yes-it is reading with Reception day. I could barely see who this little one was due to the size of the huge, black and very wide rimmed hat of which covered not only her head but most of her upper body. How she found her way to my office without a single bump I will never know! I suppose it doesn’t matter what you wear when you read as long as you can see and the hat was clearly an obstruction! After the hat came off, the reading began and it was a great delight! I love listening to the younger children read because the progress I witness every week is phenomenal. The art of blending has clicked with one little boy and this happened at the weekend. On Tuesday, he proudly marched into my room carrying his book whilst I was in the middle of what started as a very serious buildings meeting! It amazes me how one day things just click into place you know they will but it is just a waiting game.
There has been a dreadful smell in the front room today and Mr Warren has struggled to cope with teaching music lessons in this space. After a bit of detective work, we found it to be the cheese for the French cafe! Fairsnape Class have been preparing for this all week and the classroom looks incredible. Well done to the children and Mrs Silvester for putting on such a treat for families and friends! I can see into the classroom from my office and the scene reminds me of when I was a child. I grew up with my Grandad and I would be delighted whenever he would come into school for an event. I can see one of our Year 4 children with her Grandparents wearing the proudest smile. It is so special for the children when families can make it in to share these occasions or any event in school. The children don’t forget these things and these are the memories they will most probably cherish forever-even if we think they are the smallest of events in what is always a busy school schedule.
The school magazine has been another treat and it raised £106. Thank you to Mrs Riley and the Magazine Club UFA group! New forms have been given to the children today and Mrs Rossall is preparing the weekly trips out using the minibus. It is great to see the weather picking up and we are already preparing for our Ash Wednesday service, which is on Wednesday 6th March at 10.00am in church. Please do put it in your diaries. Family Mass follows on Sunday 10th March and we need our school band players to come along and join our folk group. We are organising the music to familiar hymns so our children can practice in school and play along-I will be playing too.
I wish you all a lovely half term break. We will see you back in school on Tuesday 26th February.