Spring Term at Wreay

Spring term is now well under way at school and it is great to see the way in which all the children at school have settled back in to school life after the excitement of the Christmas holidays. Spring term is always a wonderfully exciting and productive time in school, especially given the significance of Easter to us, and this term is no different.

We have already enjoyed great success at the Caldew Cross Country event this term, with a host of Wreay athletes enjoying fantastic top-20 finishes in a packed field, including 1st place in the Year 3&4 girls race! As a result of the school's excellent performances at recent local cross country events we also had representation at Wednesday's county finals, with an amazing and wel deserved ninth place finish.

I'm sure that you will all be as delighted as I am at the announcement of the shake-up of the catering operation in school. Anyone who sampled Julie's cooking at the Autumn Parents Evening would agree that she is already producing delicious meals and I am certainly looking forward to trying all the new and exciting additions to the menu.

This week I have been particularly pleased to see the class prayers that Year 3 and Reception have been writing. The children have spent time reflecting on their lives, both at school and at home, and they have really put a lot of thought in to the things they are thankful for. It is lovely to to see all of them so engaged with the Christian ethos of school and connecting with their spirituality. I look forward to reading the prayers written by the other classes over the coming days and seeing them read and considered during our periods of class reflection.

I would like to thank everyone who has made the change of morning routine in KS2 take place so smoothly. It has made a great difference already and school is much calmer at 8.50am as a result of the changes. I would also like to reassure you all that KS2 children with younger siblngs are still very welcome to wait with their parents in the KS1 yard before school opens in the morning and parents are similarly welcome to wait in the KS2 yard prior to the school doors opening at 8.50am.

Finally, I would like to express my excitement at all the forthcoming events in school. I am sure you would agree, having seen the calendar, that we are very fortunate to have so many enriching extra-curricular activities going on in school. From the fun of having external performers coming in, such as M&M Production's Treasure Island and The Christian Union's puppet shows, to our performances led by our own pupils, competing in the Carlisle Music Festival and performing in their Easter concerts, it promises to once again be a wonderful spring term in school.

Posted by Thomas Nelson on 3 February 2017

Category: Headteacher's Blog