“AS we came to the end of this half term, the sun certainly shined on our endeavours last week. Acremont began to emerge from its Covid restrictions, and we were able to throw open our doors and welcome parents into the House once more. A joyous sight, from everyone’s perspective! Children were extremely excited, staff were so pleased to engage face to face, and I know families were thrilled to visit again, for on Thursday afternoon, Pre-Prep children and staff welcomed parents to our Book Share event. Half an academic year of learning awaited families as they sat on our small chairs in our classrooms, were treated to animated and detailed presentations of all areas of the curriculum, and saw the wealth of learning, progress and joy that their child has experienced so far during this academic year.

“On Friday morning, we were kindly given the opportunity to host the whole school Mid Term Service in the Cathedral. Our visits to the Cathedral are always so meaningful and memorable, but Friday was particularly important. As you know too well, we have been touched by Covid this half term and so rehearsals were often on Teams, and it was only on Monday that the final preparations were decided on. However, as we take another step forward to opening up again, the decision to be in Cathedral was the right one and hearing our children sing ‘Inside My Heart’ with the gusto of ‘Pre-Preppers’ totally enjoying themselves, one has to conclude that the opportunity and experience of sharing assembly with their fellow nine hundred Eleans could not be missed.

“After 15 years of excellent teaching at King’s Ely, I must inform you that Mrs Black (Year 1 class teacher), has made the decision to go back to learning herself, as she leaves Acremont at the end of the academic year to begin studying for a qualification as a dyslexia specialist. We all wish you much success and thank you for your dedicated service, Mrs Black.

“And as we conclude on this challenging half term, I would like to extend my significant thanks to our wonderful staff, who have kept the learning on track, to parents for their support and swift action, and to our amazing children whose bounce and energy inspire us all.

“Wishing you a restful and happy half term holiday.”

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