Week Ending 22nd December 2017
This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:
Penny – Year 3 – for her amazing use of punctuation in her independent writing.
Diary of the week:
WOW…I can’t actually believe I am writing the final blog of 2017 and already we are a full term into the academic year. Another amazingly Christmassy week and overall a truly brilliant first term of headship. I can honestly say, I can’t imagine doing anything else. Working with children and the brilliant staff at Team GB has to be the best…
This week has involved the KS2 performance of 'A Christmas Carol', which involved more laughs than I can imagine writing about. The crowds loved it and seriously, they all did us very very proud. I think my speech at the end of every performance said it all.
Stephie did an amazing job of the Christmas lunch on Thursday, and I can honestly say that serving approximately 500 scoops of mashed potato made my Christmas. The children were delightful; they enjoyed their meals and used fantastic manners!
Today just has to be my favourite day of all. Singing is not my forte, but having the children in a 40-minute assembly of Christmassy fun, jiggles and laughing was a highlight. We had so much fun (just the children and I) and the staff enjoyed the festivities from the staffroom. Later, the children enjoyed the annual Christmas tradition of the staff youtube video….what another highlight! ‘Twas the night Before Christmas’ with a difference. Please take a watch…
This afternoon, Santa visited every classroom and I thoroughly enjoyed being his helpful little elf! The children were adorable.
What a day; what a term; what a team!
On a final note, a parent sent me the poem below via email. I love it, and thought you might too.
I SEE YOU
It’s a time of badges, certificates, medals, trophies, recognition, awards, prizes and 'seeing' of high achievement. I love seeing the kids that shine at this time of year - a big high heartfelt round of applause to you. You so deserve it for the effort you have put in.
But this message is for the kids that didn't get called up for any of the above...
I SEE YOU.
To the child that conquered their fear of heights, or sleeping in the dark, or riding without training wheels or sleeping out for the night for the first time this year, I SEE YOU
To the child that managed to resolve more conflict than they started this year, to the child that learnt to say the impossible; "I'm sorry", and to the child that walked away from the fighting instead of getting involved, I SEE YOU
To the child for whom school is a huge struggle, you get up everyday and you go, I SEE YOU
To the child that battled all year with the maths, or reading, or concentration, or speaking out in class, or learning their words, but persevered anyway, I SEE YOU
To the child that found the kindness in their heart reach out in anyway to another person or to an animal in need or in pain, I SEE YOU
To the child that learnt to give and to share for the first time this year and even found joy in these, I SEE YOU
To the child that battles to make friends and to be social, you made new friends this year and for that, I SEE YOU
To the child who wanted so much to please, but was just out of sight of an adult who perhaps was too busy or too distracted, I SEE YOU
To the child who lost a friend or a loved one this year, but carried on everyday bravely even though their heart ached, I SEE YOU
To the brave parents that try everyday to do the best for their kids, I SEE YOU.
May you and your children revel in small but significant victories that you have both experienced this year, as I will with my beautiful children. For every year there is progress and growth, we don't need a podium or handshake or a hall of applause to be seen.
I SEE YOU.
A very Merry Christmas to you all and all the very best for 2018! Keep safe this Christmas time and enjoy time with your families.
Mrs Michelle Bates