End of Term...
Tuesday 23rd July is a big day for everyone in our school community. Not only does it mark the end of another academic year with all the children moving on to new teachers and rooms in September, but we say Goodbye to Year 6 who are moving onto their new secondary schools.
We wish them all the very best for their exciting new ventures and hope that they make the most of this opportunity to meet new people, try new things, take up new opportunities and reach the potential that we all know that they have. You have been a pleasure to teach and we are honoured to have been able to watch you grow into the mature, dedicated and fun-loving young ladies and gentlemen that you are. Keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on!
We are also sad to say goodbye to Mr Hardman, Miss Man and Mrs Graham. Each of these members of staff have made such an impression on our school.
Mr Hardman may have only been with us for a year but he has thrown himself into everything we have thrown at him! Not only have Year 4 had lots of exciting learning opportunities such as being Roman's for a day, holding their own Court of Law, drawing in the style, and position, of Michael Angelo - underneath their desks, he has also taken a lead role in our new venture into the world of Young Voices at the O2, played in our staff rock band and run our very first Year 4 football team! Thank you for your hard work, dedication and creativity Mr Hardman - you will be missed.
We wish you all, every happiness and success in your future adventures.
Miss Man has been with us for 6 years and has taught in Year R, 3 and 4! I hope she doesn't under estimate the impact that she has had on the 180 children that have been taught and cared for by her whilst she has been here at our school. We thank her also for her passion for sport, her love of fun and her infectious bubbly personality that we will sorely miss. Her new school are very fortunate to have her joining their team. Our loss is their gain and we wish her every success and happiness as she moves on to her new challenge!
After 10 years of working at Headcorn Primary School Mrs Graham, one of our dedicated Teaching Assistants, will be leaving us to relocate to Scotland to be with her family. I know you will join me in saying an enormous thank you to Mrs Graham for her dedication above and beyond her role as Teaching Assistant, for her consistently high standards and hard work, her care and compassion for every individual in our school community. She will be sorely missed but we wish her all the very best for the move and the future with her family.
No Dogs please...
We are getting an increasing number of dogs coming onto the KS2 playground at pick up and drop off. Please either tie your dog up in the small car park or let your child walk in unaccompanied from this area.
At collection time please let your class teacher know if your child will need to be handed over at the gate by the class TA whilst the teacher dismisses the rest of the class.
Premier Fitness Results...
Congratulations to three of our pupils who have been awarded an additional trophy from the Primary Fitness Team who came to school in March to teach our children about personal fitness on the giant inflatable that they set up in the main hall.
They have analysed all their data from this academic year and personal best times from all of their participating schools and some of our pupils have achieved the fastest times for their ages.
Well done to:
Channing who is the fastest Year 1 boy this academic year.
Dempsey who is the fastest Year 5 girl this academic year.
Ella in Year 6 who is the fastest girl ever on record in all the years that they have been running this sporting opportunity!
Sports Day 2019...
Children from both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two enjoyed Sports Day, on Monday 15th July at Headcorn School. Pupils were joined by their families, as our four houses of Churchill (Red), Thompson (Yellow), Shackleton (Green) and Stevenson (Blue) took part in competition both on the track and in the field.
At the end of the morning the winners of the Key Stage One sports were Shackleton house, narrowly pipping Churchill house to the win by one single point.
The whole school then had a family picnic on the field with music and entertainment.
It was then the turn of the older children to compete with all four houses again in action against each other for the honour of lifting the house cup. The lead changed hands many times during the afternoon's events leaving two houses with a chance to lift the cup based on the results of the last relay race of the day.
When all the points were totalled up, the winners of Sports Day 2019 were Stevenson House. Well done to all those involved, to our Sports Council members who helped during the Key Stage One activities and big thank you to all the parents who came along to support the event.