Dear Parents and Carers,
A warm welcome back at the start of the summer term, and how lovely to actually describe it as “warm!” I hope that you have had a great break and are now looking forward to the summer months ahead. It has been a joy to see all the children back and engaged with their learning. Just in this first week, Year 1 curated their own toy museum and compared past to present day toys. They were very excited to explain their exhibits! Year 2 enjoyed using drama to retell the story of the Pea and the Princess and had some very creative ideas about why the prince did not want to marry any of the princesses.
Year 3 started learning about the Egyptians and you can see more of their exciting work on the next page. Year 4 have been reading Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. They used drama to explore the story and are building their very own Lizard Street! Year 5 have enthusiastically started to learning about Greek myths and legends, making their own scrolls and storyboards. Year 6 have been continuing with their WW2 topic and learned about the Blitz. They were brilliant reporters and eyewitnesses and wrote their own fantastic newspaper articles. Finally, EYFS were enthusiastic about planting and growing as well as being great bug investigators! Phew! You can see that it has been a very busy week!
In staffing news, I am sorry to let you know that Mr Miller, our PE coach, is still recovering from his operation. He misses his role and the children at DKH very much and we hope that he will be back with us in June. Until then, I would like to welcome Mr Ming, and Mr Mundle, who are both from our existing provider, Team Get Involved. They will be delivering PE lessons until Mr Miller is able to return. Please note where possible, PE lessons will be conducted outside and children should wear a PE kit appropriate to the weather as well as bring a water bottle to school.
We would like to extend our congratulations to Ms Kearns who is overjoyed to announce that she is expecting her first child in September. Mrs Tu has agreed to continue to teach Cherry Class Monday to Thursday and Mrs Mardling will continue to teach the class on Fridays. This will ensure continuity, as the children already know Mrs Mardling well.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan, a peaceful and harmonious month. Ramadan Mubarak.