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Spelling Bee Victory on Valentine's

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Harriers buzz to Spelling Bee triumph.

This week has been dominated by parents' evenings and I hope that all parents came to show support for their child's learning journeys. It was great to see some many positive parents smiling after hearing what the teachers had to say. If you did not manage to attend, I encourage you to make an appointment after half-term.

Our JLT visited MESH for their first workshop to end loneliness and social isolation. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and the ideas they came up with made me very proud. I look forward to the next session. 

Harriers won this week's House Team Points race and Reception stole into claim triumph for this half-term's attendance. Year 2 fell below the 96% threshold this week. Well done to all winners. The House Team Points race is so close this year and really could swing either way at the moment, which makes things more exciting. 

Year 2 got to experience the African wild when certain animals were brought in from Africa Alive. A python, a giant land snail and a tortoise were the highlights and really engaged the pupils. Such bravery to overcome their initial reservations about touching these animals was seen from across the class. Well done!

The week ended with a Spelling Bee competition last held in 2017 in my first year as Headteacher. The coveted trophy, previously won by Hawkers, went to Harriers. It was fabulous to see such confidence, resilience and commitment from all those who took part to proudly represent their house teams. We all had fun. The hope is that a school team will now be formed to compete against other schools. 

We return after half-term on Monday 24th February, so please enjoy the time off, relax and come back refreshed for the second half of Spring term.