12 Jan

We have hit the ground running at the Lower School in 2018 and Christmas already feels like months ago!

It has been wonderful to welcome back some familiar faces to Heron Street – Mrs Lawrie and Miss Foxcroft are now both back with us following their leave and it’s great to have them. We have also welcomed a new member of staff, Mrs Lees, who is working in Class 5 at the moment. It has been a challenge for some children (and staff!) to get back into the swing of early mornings and sensible bedtimes on a school night, but by the end of the week I think we’d cracked it.

Emily was thrilled with her story writing this week – she kept appearing at my door to tell me she had written ANOTHER page. You can see how pleased she is with her efforts..

Mrs Pulman was particularly pleased with how she had kept to her story line and used the correct punctuation for her speech too. Well done Emily!

Tuesday was very exciting. Most of you will be aware that we are lucky to have a coach from Manchester City, Kosta, working with us each Tuesday. Well, we were thrilled to be told that we had been given some tickets for the game last week. It was very last minute but thanks to Miss O’Reilly in the office, we managed to make arrangements to take four children and two parents, along with Miss Wright and myself, to the match. It was very exciting and the first Premier game for all of the boys. Leshay, Mitchell, Kyle and Akaash were a credit to the school, joining in the singing and soaking up the atmosphere as you can see. It was made even better with an injury time winner for the blues! Thank you Kosta and Manchester City for thinking of us..

Class 1 had a trip to Liverpool in the week too. They are learning about Oceans and explorers at the moment and off they went to the Liverpool Maritime Museum at Albert Dock. I’d never heard of this but it looks like a fabulous place to go. Lots of the displays were hands-on and interactive, so a great time was had by all..

Finally, on Friday, after a week of being very excited about it, Class 4 headed off to the farm. Well, what a brave bunch! They handled animals, groomed them, fed others, rode tractors, played in the park – I’m exhausted just looking at the photographs. They couldn’t wait to tell us all about it on their return and as you can see from the photos, they just didn’t stop all day..

Please look out for a letter that went home on Friday which is looking to see how much demand/interest there would be in after-school clubs. This is only in the planning stages yet but is something that we’re hoping to get running this term. We need your responses and ideas too though, so please take the time to reply and send your slips back into school.

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Miss Thomason
Head of School

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