“I cannot begin this week’s message to you all without mentioning how beautifully the weather has provided such a sunny backdrop to our penultimate week of the Lent Term: it has really put a spring in our step!
“As we pass by the second anniversary of the first lockdown this week, it is remarkable to reflect on how different two weeks could be – and I think all our Acremont community are grateful for the contrast! We have enjoyed such a fun, welcoming, throw-the-doors-open kind of week which is good for the soul and can only make you smile.
“We have welcomed many parents on to our site both in Nursery and Pre-Prep, and we have all enjoyed the experience. Both Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 parents have joined in with separate ‘Stay and Play’ opportunities to get involved in playing, building, crafting, and exploring. The children were thrilled to show their families around and be a part of their ‘school world’! Thank you to all of the Nursery Team for planning and organising such happy events. To round off their week of celebration, Nursery staff and pupils took the opportunity on Friday to wear a ‘silly hat’ in honour of Brain Tumour Research Awareness Day and they looked fabulous in their efforts!
“Reception children have also welcomed their families in over the course of two afternoons this week to give a glimpse into their life in the classroom, as well as perform and present elements of this term’s learning in song and poetry. Much work had gone in to such treasured performances, so thank you also to the Reception Teaching Team for creating such memorable sharing moments. The children’s costumes and masks were quite a highlight for me: designed and created with such care and thought by each child, they gave a hint of future Textiles Scholars to come!
“The energy, eagerness and inspiration to plan exciting activities into the curriculum are what enriches, lifts the learning, and inspires deeper understanding. Year 1 and Year 2 visited the Senior School at the beginning of the week following an invitation to the annual Spring Art Exhibition. It certainly did inspire as the conversations coming back into school were full of ideas for next projects. On Friday, Mrs Black’s enrichment group visited the King’s green houses with the Gardening Team to conclude on their ‘How does your garden grow?’ topic and as I write these final words, the minibuses are arriving to whisk us off to our children’s first whole school photograph experience. Tucked in, ties straight, blazers on and ready to smile for the camera!
“My best wishes to you all for a sunny and restful weekend.”