Spring Term at Wreay

Spring term is always an exciting time at school. With the children settled in to their new classes, it is always wonderful to see the acceleration in progress that they make as they return from the Christmas holiday, refreshed, rejuvenated and eager to get back to work. It has been similarly exciting to see the plans that teachers across school have already made for enrichment activities thorughout the term - with wonderful activities planned to coincide with a range of national and international days, including National Science Week, The RSPB Birdwatch and Stand Up to Bullying Day.

Looking back on the end of last term, I do not have high enough praise for the incredible Christmas concerts that were put on by both KS1 and KS2. Through the tireless efforts of Mrs Benn, Mrs Garson and Miss Ray, KS1 and Reception delivered a truly wonderful and heart warming performance, an even greater achievement considering the loss of their leading actor through illness the day before the show! I am always amazed by the ability of even the youngest children to deliver such amazing performances and would like to thank Brian for his wonderful voluntary work with the Key Stage and whose performances on guitar have added even more depth and quality to their performances.

Key Stage 2 once again delivered a tour de force, combining modern songs with classic carols with a level of talent, verve and elan that I am convinced is unsurpassed in Cumbria, if not the UK! To see every single child so involved and enthusiastic in their performance was a joy to behold and the sight of the hastily arranged band performing Jingle Bell Rock to such a high standard was quite incredible. I would like to once again thank Mrs Wadeson for her expert tuition and thank Mr Jervis for his service in the house band over the past few years. 

Over the past term I have been delighted with the impact that Andy Conkey and Alex Jakob-Whitworth have had on school, delivering specialist and expert teaching in PE and Art respectively. In addition to delivering high quality PE lessons, Mr Conkey's presence at school has had the benifit of allowing us to link up with other schools for events that we otherwise would not have attended. As part of this, this term KS1 will be enjoying trips out to dance festivals outside of Carlisle, which will allow them to learn new skills, make new friends and gain confidence in their own abilites, both within PE and across their wider school lives. With KS2 also looking forward to sporting events this term, including cross-country and swimming events, this promises to be an exciting sporting term for everyone across school.

Finally, I would like to apologise for the disruption that has occured through circumstances outside of our control this term. We appreciate your patience as we work towards a long term solution to the issues we have been having with our drains and septic tank and ask for your continued understanding in the matter.

Claire Render


Posted by Thomas Nelson on 9 January 2018

Category: Headteacher's Blog

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