Summer Term at Wreay

Summer term is now upon us and, thankfully, the weather has followed suit! It has been wonderful to see everyone out enjoying the meadow every lunch time and children across all years of school mixing and playing together in the sunshine. The flower beds have been prepared over the Easter holidays and are now being replanted by the children in Wildlife Club; the reception outdoor provision is looking fantastic, with the children enjoying bug hunting and a wide range of outdoor construction, and of course the hugely popular lunchtime cricket club is back - Mr Nelson and Mr Bone are even thinking of letting some of the children have a go!

This week is SATs week in school, the culmination of all of Year 6's hard work, both in school and at home, all year. We would like to thank all of the children, parents and staff who have given so much time and effort working towards these tests this year, giving all of the children the opportunity to achieve to the best of their ability. Whatever the outcome of the tests, Year 6 can rightfully be proud of their efforts and thoroughly deserve their trip to The Plough Inn on Friday! I am particulalry looking forward to my fish and chips!

We are delighted to announce that we have submitted planning permission for a new extension to school. Should they be approved, we plan to demolish the canopy and expand the Year 6 classroom in to the space created so that it oins up with the current Year 1 classroom. In addition to this expansion of the Year 6 classroom, the new build will allow us to create two new spaces which we will be able to use to further improve our provision. As you can imagine, we are extremely excited about the potential impact of the project and cannot wait to see the finished structure in September.

Plans are already underway for a plethora of exciting summer events. The work on the musical extravaganza that is the Wreay School Summer Concert is already underway, with Mrs Wadeson once again pulling out all of the stops to ensure that she once again manages to somehow produce a West End quality production on a shoestring budget. I have already managed to have a sneaky look at the children rehearsing and am happy to predict that this year's will be better than ever, with the children being extremely enthused by the eclectic choice of songs. Of course, that is not the only event to look forward to this term. In addition to the summer trips, sports tournaments and visits to Caldew, you can look forward to Sports Day on 9th June and Mr Nelson's Big Quiz over the coming weeks.

The good weather that we enjoying at the moment does have its downsides, we ask that children come to school with a hat to protect them from the sun. We also invite parents to send in their children with provisions of sun cream, to protect them further.

Claire Render


Posted by Thomas Nelson on 9 May 2017

Category: Headteacher's Blog