“AS always in a busy school, the variety of activities and learning is astonishing, and the joy of being part of life here is that no two days are the same. From summoning up the resilience and courage, not to mention the dressing skills needed, our Reception children have enjoyed a wonderful week of swimming at the Junior pool, making considerable progress and feeling quite tired and very proud of themselves.

“We also enjoyed the wonder and excitement of digging for fossils in Year 1 with Debbie McKenzie from our school charity, The Wildlife Trusts. We then moved seamlessly to the more thoughtful process of voting at our termly School Council elections. Our Year 2 children ran the event and were extremely impressive, both in their sense of fairness and their kind instructions to the younger pupils. The successful council members for the Summer Term received their badges in our Celebration Assembly and are very keen to take on their new roles. In a year of pandemic and missed opportunities in the Lent Term, all children who designed a manifesto have been offered the opportunity to join the council and be the valued voice for their class.

“As our thoughts turn to next week, there is certainly a sense of forward motion and anticipation as we look forward to the Acremont Reading Festival. Our four-day week has been planned around the joy of reading. With our sense of fun and participation, King’s Ely Acremont heartily embraces ‘dressing-up’ and staff and children are already gathering their props and costumes for our parade on Wednesday! The momentum grows throughout the week as Ted Dewan joins us remotely to present the excitement of creating an irresistible read and on Friday, we conclude with a treasure box of creativity brought to us by a guest musician, who through story, music and drama, will bring to life ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ through outdoor assemblies and class workshops, culminating in a whole school shared performance. Much to look forward to!

“I wish you all a restful and happy Bank Holiday Weekend together.”

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