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Today's Blog


Good Morning,


I hope your first day of assessments has gone as well as you’d like them to. You’ve worked so hard up to this point and we’re incredibly proud of you all. Right from Autumn, all three classes have tried to beat their previous scores and meet their targets. You’ve asked how to improve and responded really well to feedback. We are really disappointed for you that you can’t ‘show off’ all of your learning to us in school but at least you have the opportunity to do it at home.


Not only are we proud of your efforts in the first two terms in school, but we are really proud of your efforts at home. You taken to distance learning better than we could ever imagined. This is why we are not shying away from these assessments. We feel, as a year group, you are ready and are confident you will give it your best effort. That’s all we can ask for 😊


Today is National Nurses Day! What a time to celebrate it! It is a day observed around the world, on the 12th of May every year, to celebrate the contributions that nurses make to society.


This day has been celebrated since 1965, the International Council of Nurses were the pioneers of the event. It is also celebrated on the 12th of May as it commemorates Florence Nightingale's birthday, the founder of modern, day to day, nursing.


Usually, In the United Kingdom, a service is held in Westminster Abbey, London. A symbolic lamp is passed from one nurse to another, signifying the giving of knowledge. However 2020 will now be a very different occasion, as nursing staff across the world stand united in responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the Royal college of nursing are asking the public and patients to use Nurses' Day to say thank you to nursing staff all over the country and indeed, the world. They want all nurses to see how their professionalism is truly appreciated. 

This year, it's more important than ever that we shine a light on the remarkable work all health and care staff are doing for the entire nation. 


See more about this above in the PSHE section of today’s work.


We received so many brilliant pictures and stories from VE day that we simply can't share them all. However, Miss Sharratt has asked us to pass them on and she is planning on decorating the history page with lots of pics and snaps. Today's shout outs go to:


Tegan for her cake delivery service

Marley  for gathering cow parsley and decorating her VE banquet table!

William for his eclairs. Yum!

Dante for his safe approach to archery

Oliver for bbqing skills

Isla for her VE party and dancing skills

Jack for his delicious scones

Eva has been horse riding 

and Finan wrote an incredible newspaper article... JUST TO NAME A FEW!

Finally, after Boris spoke yesterday, it's raised more questions than answers. Just so you know, we are working behind the scenes to get you back as soon as possible (earliest June 1st) but only when it's safe to do so. We'll keep you posted!


Good luck with the rest of your assessments. I can speak for all three teachers in saying you've had a great start :)


Stay safe. Stay Alert...


Mr Sperring