We have sped to the end of half term and I think that the children, and staff, are all ready for a short break to re-charge the batteries before the last busy six weeks of the academic year.
Our chess players all enjoyed a successful weekend at Camber Sands last weekend. They came a very impressive 4th thanks to some great play from the team. My thanks to Mr Sonley for his coaching of the team and for entering us for this event. Hopefully the lure of a weekend in Camber Sands will encourage more players to join the chess club.
When visitors come in it is particularly lovely to be able to have the whole school together and over the last few days we have had two guests to our assemblies. Last Friday a representative from the MS society came in to present a trophy to the school. We had the largest number of runners from any school taking part in the Prestwood Fun Run on Sunday 15 May. Thanks to all the parents who also ran at this event. We have already been asked to add next year’s date to our calendar!
Our chosen school charity for this school year has been the Aylesbury Homeless Action Group. We did not feel that the pupils were sufficiently aware of the work of this charity so a whole school assembly was a good way to demonstrate how useful our fundraising efforts will be to the people they help.
The Year 6 pupils are all excited about their trip to France. They will leave very early on Monday 6 June. This week will be a great opportunity for the Year 5 pupils to enjoy being the eldest in the school. I am sure they will rise to this important role.
Please ensure you read the information we have sent out about our school celebration for the Queen's 90th Birthday on Monday 13 June. The creative Gateway staff have planned some lovely activities for the children and we are taking the opportunity to put the pupils into vertical age groupings for the afternoon. It will be a non-uniform day for all the children.
Enjoy the half term, and hopefully some time in the sunshine with your children.
Sue La Farge