“IT has become clear from observations this week that feeling complete comes from smiles, laughter, friendships, routines and being part of a community. Just as easily as our other cohorts have settled back in, so have Year 2. The playground is noisier, the balls are kicked higher, the children have grown and there is a buzz of learning in all areas of the grounds. These are, indeed, happy days!

“As we progress through the penultimate week of the academic year, learning continues at a pace. Story writing is developing in Year 1, Year 2 are delving deeply into their topic research and Reception have been completing some wonderful clay art which was delivered carefully into parents’ hands at car gate! Nursery children have been keeping cool experimenting with water whilst developing their collaborative STEM skills.

“This week, all of our children have taken part in transition activities. Year 2 had only just returned to school life at Acremont when they dipped their toe into King’s Ely Junior with the first of a number of events for them as they look forward to adventures in Year 3. ‘Move Up Morning’ at Acremont was a feat of technology and improvisation. Although not able to mix ‘bubbles’ in their new classrooms, the children did get an opportunity to meet their new classmates and teacher in the garden and ‘with a favourable wind’, we were also able to include external joiners and Mrs Axten-Higgs in our conversations.

“As we approach the end of term, plans are afoot to finish with an afternoon of fun and competitive spirit as we compete for the last time this year for the House Cup at our garden sports day on Thursday afternoon (weather permitting). We look forward to hearing the children’s chants of friendly support echo around the grounds and of course, the ice-lollies for all competitors at the end of the event!

“I wish you all a happy weekend.”

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