End of Term Letter -Primary Phase
Primary End of Term Letter-Summer 1
A few weeks ago we saw the latest milestone in the roadmap out of lockdown, with restaurants opening, access to indoor entertainment and the freedom to hug loved ones after so long has certainly been a momentous occasion for many of us.
While some of the government restrictions were lifted, as a school we still need to adhere to specific DfE guidelines. Our risk assessments continue to be rigorous and robust; we are taking every measure to ensure our pupils are safe. We would still urge all parents and visitors to continue to wear masks on the school site and encourage children to regularly wash their hands.
On return to school, we will continue to teach our pupils in bubbles and adhere to the routines and procedures that are already established. This will remain in place until we have further DfE guidance. School trips can go ahead, and we have planned some events, however these are limited and can only take place with careful thought and preparation.
This half term has been a very rewarding one, we have seen our pupils settle very quickly with their learning. You will see from the newsletters the enrichment and range of learning experiences our pupils have received. Year 5 pupils visited St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium for a stadium tour and a PE lesson on the pitch. Visiting the 1st team’s dressing room and playing on the pitch was an experience our pupils won’t forget! Precious lives workshops were delivered on knife crime and safety by West Midlands Police. Justice Week and the Big Legal Lesson took place this term, this has helped pupils understand more about the legal system, their rights and the world they are a part of. We have had a huge focus on developing pupil voice, responsibility and leadership, some of the activities to support with this have involved Play Leader training and our School Councillors working on projects to further improve the playground. It was good to see how many parents supported their children with the recent Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design competition – we had a range of entries all of which highlighted heroes from the pandemic crisis – we now wait with bated breath to find out whether we have any winning designs from Waverley!
As we look ahead to the final part of this academic year, there are a few events and dates that need to be noted (see below). Transition will be a key focus for Summer 2, we have built in opportunities for pupils to start this early on. All of our Year 5 pupils will spend a morning at Waverley Secondary to gain an insight into the Year 7 curriculum, subjects and expectations. Remember, if you want your child to attend Waverley Secondary in September 2022 you will not need to apply elsewhere as our primary pupils automatically transfer into the secondary. Further information around this and Year 6 Transition will be communicated early on in Summer 2.
Key Dates for your Diary:
- 9th June 2021: 5C Class Assembly World Environment Day
- 14th June 2021: Assessment Week
- 21st June - 2nd July 2021: Arts Fortnight
- 23rd June 2021: 2C Class Assembly World Humanist Day
- 30th June 2021: 1C Class Assembly Diversity
- 30th June 2021: Culture/Diversity Day
- 5th July 2021: Meet the New Teacher/Class Swap
- 6th July 2021: Year 5 Transition Morning at Waverley Secondary
- 7th July 2021: Year 6 Transition Day
- 5th July - 9th July 2021: Sports Day
- 12th July 2021: Year 6 Graduation
- 13th July 2021: Reception End of Year Show
- 13th July 2021: Parents’ Evening
- 19th July 2021: End of Summer 2
At the end of this week we say goodbye to Mrs Ali and Miss Rahman. Both have been at Waverley for a few years but have decided to move onto to new pastures. On behalf of the primary team, I would like to thank Mrs Ali and Miss Rahman for their dedication and commitment shown towards the school and pupils. We wish them well for the future.
Finally, school will close to all pupils on Friday 28th May. Can I thank you all for your continued support and wish you all a safe and restful break with loved ones. We look forward to welcoming all of our pupils back on Monday 7th June at the usual start times.
Waverley School – Primary