Welcome back Mr Pudifoot.
With the right attitude to learning, following our principles of Lead, Encourage, Aspire, Respect and Nurture we can all ensure that pupils ‘be their best’ while at Blockley.
“If at first you don’t succeed try,
try and try again.”
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say thank you?
“A good friend is worth their weight in gold.” Anon
That’s a lot of gold! Why do you think that this is such a popular proverb?
Pupils returned from the Christmas break with a good attitude to learning and have studied hard this term and enjoyed a range of enhanced learning opportunities. The forthcoming half term break will be an opportunity for pupils to have a well-earned break and return ready to enjoy the range of activities planned for Term 4.
The cold weather is upon us as we look forward to the Christmas activities planned in school. Looking back over the past term the pupils have worked hard and been able to participate in a number of curriculum enhancing experiences. Our value of compassion has been demonstrated throughout the term as pupils work together to support each other and develop a strong sense of school community where we can all feel encouraged and able to learn.
We are all very excited by the prospect of a new school year ahead of us. For the children there will be plenty of new knowledge to learn and digest. At the same time new and existing skills will be understood, developed and enhanced. As well as academic progress each child will be developing their ability to socialise through formal classroom settings and more in-formal playground experiences.
I would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and enjoyable summer holiday when families can be together and enjoy each other’s company. We look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 5th September, starting at 8.50am, all dressed smartly in their full school uniforms.
Summer has recently been truly upon us with temperatures soaring into the low 30’s. Thankfully this week the weather has cooled down to a level which is more usual for our country. It is wonderful to see the crops ripening and the meadows full of wildflowers. That aside we have just 3 weeks left of the academic year with a diary full of events to look forward to.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those families who have lost loved ones in the tragic events that occurred at the end of the Ariana Grande concert which took place at the Manchester Arena earlier this week. It is difficult to comprehend why these horrific acts of unkindness occur. We all feel a deep sadness as we try to understand why these acts of terror keep occurring. It is now that the people of Manchester will want to be united together to ensure that their communities can be given the time and space to rebuild their shattered lives.
It is therefore a good idea for all communities, up and down the country, to strengthen their partnerships and encourage all of us to appreciate the good that exists amongst us.
“Every person is valuable and each of us an inspiration to others in differing ways! We can all have a positive impact on others. It is important therefore that we seek the positive and try and keep in perspective any negative feedback. If we want our children to grow up with a positive outlook on life, then we need to model this approach so that they see this as the norm”.