The Value for this term is:
Courage

… and rest …

 

It is amazing what can be crammed into such a short term!  Open morning, den-building, afternoon tea, coffee morning, cake sales, maypole dancing, author visit, SATs, reading morning and lots of really enjoyable learning opportunities across the whole school – no wonder the children are tired!  Time for a little break before we do it all again next term …

The highlight for me this term has to be the May Day event – to watch our children confidently dancing (in the rain!) with such obvious enthusiasm and enjoyment was so rewarding.  The fact that our maypole had met with a little ‘accident’ earlier in the day and was now a foot shorter did not deter them – our children are true professionals and the show must go on!  Despite the weather the turn-out was fantastic and our new mayor had a super time too, only stopping his clapping along when he had to hold his umbrella!  It was also lovely to have pre-school join us and make this a truly community event.  A huge thank you to you all for coming and for providing some fabulous cakes to enjoy while we watched – what a lovely day.  Photos to follow!

I have had a really interesting time chatting to parents at my afternoon tea and coffee morning – I have heard so many positive comments about our school and also some really good suggestions for how we can move forward and make Badgemore an outstanding community school.  Some of your suggestions and ideas have already been acted upon and there will be further actions or changes during the course of next term – watch this space …  Your comments and feedback are always welcome and there is a book in the school lobby where you may, if you wish, record a comment if you have enjoyed a visit to school or to an event.  There are also feedback forms for further suggestions and ideas – change is a journey, not a destination, and there is always work to do …

One of my recent requests was that children come to school wearing correct school uniform and I am so pleased with how well the children, and parents, have responded.  I do firmly believe that school uniform sets the tone and attitude for how well – or otherwise – children apply themselves at school; smart school uniform = better attitude to school = higher expectations and standards.  Thank you all very much for your support with this.

Hopefully most of you will have seen in the newsletter that there will be an open FOBS meeting on Wednesday 4th June at 7pm in school, primarily to discuss the summer fair but also to share some ideas for how we grow FOBS to include a greater number of parents and, if appropriate, the wider community.  The staff and children value FOBS very highly for the fabulous effort they put into supporting our school and providing a range of enjoyable events, resources and learning experiences for our children and I am sure there are others out there who would like to become more involved.  I am looking forward to hearing your ideas so do come along on the 4th and let’s see how far we can grow!

Since it is officially half term I’m off for a little snooze – I hope you all have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday 3rd June, ready to do it all again …