I cannot believe that it is half term already, the time has flown by. It has been lovely to feel some sun in the garden this week and brings us promise for the things to come, we hope! Thank you to Friends who ran a tuck shop after school today and raised £46.06. I know that I say this a lot but it never ceases to amaze me how generous you all are. Thank you.
You may have seen that we have had more play equipment installed, this is something that the children had requested. They have also asked for a traversing wall, which we hope is being installed over half term. We work hard to ensure that our outdoor equipment is the best it can be in the space that we have.
We have had been practising our balance move in pairs this week. In a single lesson the children made up a routine and those that wanted to presented it to the class. They are perfecting presentation but they are improving and having fun in the process, as you can see by the smiles on their faces!
Have a lovely break and hope that you get to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Thank you to everyone who had a good sort out at home to find clothes to donate to our Bags for School. It is incredible how many bags such a small school can generate. We raised £68 which goes into the Friends account which supports trips and those little extras for the children, including presents from Father Christmas at the Caves each year.
Sharing a book
Every Friday all of the children come together and share a book. We are clearly ahead of the game as this seems to be the theme for World book day this year! We have decided that we will dress up this year in your favourite character from a children’s book. We would like the children to bring their favourite book with them, whether they borrow it from school, a local library or you have it at home.
What a cold week we have had! I admired the Year 5 children who completed their Bikeability training at the start of the week. They did really well, especially as I was told that GCC usually only allow year 6 children to do this. Ooops! A photograph will follow next week after the certificates have been presented.
We have welcomed Miss Molly Hek to work at Clearwell as a student teacher in Oak class. Please give her a warm welcome, she is in her final year of her degree and I am confident that she will bring lots of qualities to our school.
Whilst talking of staff, some of you will have seen our advertisement for a TA in Oak class. Unfortunately, Miss Parsley, who started in January, has the opportunity to move back to London to be close to her family. She has told us how much she loves Clearwell and how sad she is to be leaving at the end of February. We understand her reasons, thank her for the work that she is doing with the children and wish her well.
Enjoy the snow day and I hope that it hasn’t caused too much inconvenience for people. It is an agonising decision to make when closing school, especially when main road appear clear, however, I am conscious that it is getting to these main roads that can cause problems. Keeping everyone safe is my main priority.