Head Teacher's blog 10.05.2021

10th May 2021

This week we are awaiting the government’s announcement about the further easing of COVID restrictions, hopefully we’ll soon be able to take a cautious step towards the new normal.

2021 is Alnwick in Bloom’s 40th anniversary so the Town Council is hoping to persuade as many people as possible to grow some sunflowers, which is their logo. We have been given 30 plants to brighten up our school grounds, these will give us a cheery welcome back to school in September. Please don’t forget to bring your family learning garden ornaments into school by Friday so that we can get busy and dress our outdoor spaces.

Thanks to all of you who completed the technology survey, we have used the information provided to respond to the local authority’s Remote Learning Survey. Please let us know if your child is struggling to access online homework especially if your circumstances change.

On Monday Mrs Steph Turvey, DCHS Head of Year 7, will be coming into school to meet her new cohort from Swansfield. I’m sure that the children will come prepared with many questions to ask her.

A Google Form for ordering Leavers Hoodies has been sent out to parents with children in Year 6 - please make sure that you place orders by Friday 14th May.

On the 19th May we will be celebrating National Numeracy Day in school. As part of this, our KS2 children will be taking part in a national Sumdog competition from Friday (14th May). New login details have been shared and we can’t wait to see how the children do… good luck KS2 - I wonder who our prize winners and certificate winners will be this time?

This week's music to make you happy comes from Olivia G and is sure to get everyone’s toes tapping! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_9CiNkkn4

Our stars of the week are: Rohan Roberts, Jack Ellis, Abbie Carter, Harry Beresford, Isaac Kearns, Sienna Swanston, Hallie Welsh, Primrose Shotton, Felicity Keenan, Archie Nelms, Patrick Tilley and Ava Mattison. Well done everyone, an electronic certificate will be with you soon.

Looking forward optimistically to a week of sunny weather and of course, great learning. Bye for now!