Friday 4th April
It’s finally here – the end of term, the end of my second term and how time has flown – the Year 5’s are nearly 6’s; the Year 6’s are almost starting Key Stage 3; the Year 7’s are practically Year 8’s; and…well the Year 8’s have virtually, sadly…well…gone!!
But enough of the near future and let’s return to the now. I feel this is getting a bit of a repetitive starter but we have had another busy week, Mrs Hinton has been writing her end of term report for Governors and remarked how long it was taking her because of just how much has been going on!
Congratulations to our Year 6 boy’s football team who made it through to the Wix Competition Finals (Effectively the schools’ county cup competition). They played in the quarter-final stage on Wednesday at Wheatfields School in St Albans. It was a group phase with the boys playing 3 matches against St Columba’s (3-0), Boxmoor (3-2) and Longmeadow (5-0). We won all 3 games and our goal scorers on the night were Dominic G, 3 Austin G 4, Luke C 2, Noah P & Austin C with 1 each. The whole squad were fantastic and were a credit to our school.
All week the children have been running their Sport Relief Miles during lunch time and sponsor money has been coming in. On the subject of Sport Relief, the air was thick and smoggy around school yesterday, not with sand from the Sahara but with sugar from all the amazing entries to the Great Ralph Sadleir Bake Off. Some of the entries were phenomenal and Mary Berry would have been reaching for the superlatives, there were: chocolate ones, buttercream ones, sweet covered ones, multi-coloured ones, all manner of shapes and sizes – check out the website for all the photos. The School Council took to their role as judges with relish, marking each cake for appearance and taste. The winners overall were Florence S – Key Stage 2; Abigail F – Key Stage 3; and Mrs Willis – Adult. Over £175 has been raised in total from both the entry forms and the children buying the cakes at the end of the day. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Assembly today was a whirlwind of certificates and announcements of achievements, congratulations to Karys H and Amelia F in Year 5 on gaining their Platinum Merit Certificates. Salisbury won the House Science Quiz.
And so to the Easter holidays, it is a time for things to come to an end and for new beginnings, so aptly we say goodbye to Mr Aylett and Miss Wagstaff then hello to Mrs Collins and (Welcome back) to Mrs Hanson.
I shall leave you with the wisdom of Ludwig Wittgenstein ‘If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done and teachers would be out of a job.’
Have a great holiday.