West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

May 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Anglo Saxon Village

On Thursday Year 5 travelled to Bury, St Edmunds to visit an Anglo Saxon Village. They had a wonderful time. It was an opportunity to bring the children’s topic work to life. Giving pupils actual experiences always enhances and compliments their learning. Once again the children have made us very proud. Well done children and thank you to the staff who accompanied    Year 5.

A privilege to be the Headteacher of Eastfield

On many occasions, I declare from the roof tops, how honoured and privileged I feel to be the Headteacher of such a wonderful school. We are an amazing community. Once again, my great staff, who never cease to amaze me, have been working tirelessly to create additional learning environments for our children. The praise this week goes to Mrs Edwards who you all know as Dawn, our welfare officer. She has worked relentlessly to create a ‘Secret Garden’, a natural haven where nature is free for our pupils to observe and learn from. Please have a look at the fruits of her labour below. If you bump into her next week, please make sure you say a big THANK YOU. Don’t ever forget that #TogetherWeAreGreat

Look out for:

  • Trees
  • Wildflowers
  • Animals
  • Butterflies and moths
  • Birds

Thank you Dawn, for creating this wonderful outdoor learning area for Eastfield!

I would like to end with a short note to our delightful Year 6 pupils…

Dear Year 6 Pupils,

At Eastfield Primary School we are thankful, grateful and blessed because of YOU. So I thought I would write you all a letter to prepare you for the week ahead.

Next week you will sit your SATs tests for maths, reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation. We know how hard you have worked, but there is something very important you must know:

The SATs test does not assess all what makes each of you special, unique and a huge part of our family here at Eastfield. They do not take into account the two or three languages that you speak or that you are budding artists, inquisitive explorers, sports people, creative children and wonderful pupils. They do not assess your natural talent for dancing, playing a musical instrument or that you are extremely talented members of our choir. They do not measure how proud we are of you because you have worked as a team led by our values. They cannot put a number against the brilliant skills, knowledge and understanding you have of using ipads independently to move your learning on, or how you’ve made mini films to support each other to become successful problem solvers, as we grow stronger together as a community. They do not take into account your super personalities or that distinctive spark inside each one of you that identifies you as an individual.

As I sit back and think of your many achievements this year, the first thing that comes to mind is the sound of your laughter and the beaming smiles you all wear to school every day. Then there are the crazy hairstyles we often chat about, they have made me chuckle on a daily basis. Your love of learning and your dedication to our school fills me with pride. The fact that you have become members of a Year 6 team with strong friendships that will last even after you leave us makes me extremely happy. You are all confident individuals with unique talents. Every single one of you has touched our lives in many ways. We have become a better school because of YOU.

Please don’t be anxious about the week ahead. Just remember that you rock!

I’ve written a letter to your parents to ensure that you are ready for your tests next week. We all just wanted you to know how proud we are of you and how truly blessed we are to have you in our school.

Warmest regards

 Mrs. Jamil

P.S. Don’t forget to have fun this weekend. It is time to celebrate your learning now. Enjoy yourselves. Read a book. Watch your favourite film. Ride your bike. Go swimming. Play in the park or in your garden. Eat ice- cream. Do whatever makes you feel happy then come back on Monday rested and full of energy!

 

The Author: Christalla Jamil

Christalla Jamil

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