As the Spring term came to a close we welcomed parents and carers into school to meet teachers about the children’s progress. As ever, most parents attended showing great support to the school and the children. There is always great excitement amongst the children as we get their books ready during the afternoon. They are very proud of the work in their books and the work displayed on the wall and love to write and receive a message about their efforts.
We are very pleased that we receive positive feedback from our parents and that most parents are happy with the experiences and standards achieved by their children. You also report that your children are happy in school. If we receive any concerns we always do our best to resolve issues experienced by our children as quickly as possible.
We have received a number of concerns at this progress evening about the demands of enquiry homework. In response to this we will take a look at the issue immediately after Easter and consider the type of challenges being given to the children and the frequency of homework tasks. We will also put a survey onto our website so that more parents can give us their views on the homework being given. Following the results of the survey we will issue more information and guidance to parents.
During this week, we have welcomed the Bikeability instructors into school. You may have seen some of our Y5 and Y6 children riding their bikes around the streets near to school. They have been taught how to ride safely on the roads and how to be responsible cyclists. They have been working towards their Level 1 and Level 2 certificates. They have been taught the importance of wearing a helmet and being sensible on their bikes.
On Thursday we had a lot of fun with our egg-based activities! Children in YR, Y1 and Y2 enjoyed a competitive egg rolling event followed by an egg hunt. In KS2 the children spent the morning creating an egg model. We always have a very difficult job judging the winners. The main point is that the children have fun and they certainly did! As we left the building poor Mr Dean was preparing to clean up the mess and dispose of the eggy debris left over from the egg rolling!
On the last day we said goodbye to one of our midday supervisors, Mrs Holmes. She has retired after 22 years looking after the children at Unsworth every lunchtime. We gathered in the hall and the children gave Mrs Holmes some presents and the loudest cheers you have ever heard. Thank you , Mrs Holmes, for all you have done for us. We will miss you!