Christmas at Wreay


Christmas is fast approaching and I thought that I would update you on the coming events of the next two weeks at school. Whilst this is undoubtedly one of the busiest times of year in school, it is also one of the most joyous and enjoyable for teachers, children and, hopefully, parents alike!

We have had an amazing autumn term at school and it has been incredible to see the progress that all the children in school have made. We have welcomed a number of new staff members to school, who have already made a significant impact, taking a lead in outdoor activities and the sports curriculum to great effect.

We have welcomed Mr Bone, Mr T Nelson and Mrs Deans to the school leadership team and are already having a positive effect across all school matters, assuming responsibility for Behaviour, Inclusion and Equality respectively. If any matters arise on occasions when Mrs Render is not in school, any member of the Senior Leadership Team will be glad to help you.

We have enjoyed great success with our sports teams, led by Miss Moir, who have taken part in sporting competitions ranging from football and rugby to hockey and athletics. Of particular note was the fantastic performance of the Year 5&6 boys’ football team, who came second in the Carlisle Small Schools’ 7-a-side tournament.

Since joining the team in September, Mr M Nelson has taken a leading role in enhancing our outdoor curriculum, organising walking trips around Cumbria for every class the Key Stages 1 and 2. The children have all shown a great interest in the natural world around them during these walks and we are already looking forward to the new walks and trips out that Mr Nelson has in the pipeline for the spring term.

We have taken part in a variety of Christian charity events led by Mrs Benn since September, including the cake sale for the Haiti appeal, the Christmas food hamper for a church in Carlisle, Harvest Festival for the Eden Valley Hospice, Christian Aid Wriggle Rescue. Thank you for all of your kind donations and charitable giving.

Our new starters have made a brilliant start to their life at school, Miss Ray has worked her magic to allow them to settle so quickly and it is wonderful to see their enthusiasm for learning and their self-confidence growing day by day.

We would like to thank the cohort of student teachers we have had from Cumbria University this term for their hard work around school and wish them well for their future studies. As student coordinator Mrs Garson has, as ever, worked extremely hard to ensure that their time at school has been a beneficial experience for everyone involved; we look forward to welcoming more students to school over the forthcoming term.

Finally, we have also celebrated great success in the Cumbria Education Awards, winning the Inclusion Award in its inaugural year. As you can imagine we are all incredibly proud of this achievement, which is testament to both the hard work of all the staff and pupils at school and to your ongoing support.

Mrs Render


Posted by Thomas Nelson on 1 December 2016

Category: Headteacher's Blog