Monday Musings

Thoughts from your Head Teacher ...

Musings full of 'Proud' Head Teacher moments!

As I sent out the hot weather flier yesterday, todays is just full of things we should all be proud of. Children taking on individual challenges, a chess family who held their own at a competition and also did the school proud with their behaviour throughout the whole day. Children making public statements about their faith and who they are, and challenges conquered as our older children achieve great things on their bikes. At the beginning of SATS week in all the state schools, and my Facebook feed full of parents and teachers so anxious about how stressed their children are, I sit here and reflect on a week in our school. Where great learning has happened, children have made significant progress, over achievers are being challenged and support being given just at the right time for those who need it. A week where children have sat next to each other and encouraged each other to go just that little bit further - hearing phrases like 'yes.. you can!'... ' that's amazing!' and 'If I sit next you, you can watch me do it and then you can have a go' - all words of children.. not staff. For Fridays to be able to be what they are - because everything else is done.. and Still the learning continues... how many houses had to listen to Elvis music over the weekend!!!

During a period of such disorganised chaos, with the government letting children down again and again.. I sit firm with our ethos, our care, our teaching and our children. I hope you do too xxx

Celebrations and Successes!

Midnight Walk - 5 mile's done!

Well done Daniel for completing the Midnight Walk on Saturday, raising money for Autism Anglia. Daniel has raised £195 so far, and it is not too late to add to that pot - just pass it onto Jo who will ensure Daniel receives it.
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Chess Roundup - Megafinal

13 players from the Meadows plus two Meadows alumnae competed in the Suffolk Delancey Chess Megafinal on Sunday. All scored points and some came very high up in their groups. The most notable performance was from Lucy who was the best performing U7 girl, thus claiming the title of Suffolk U7 Suprema. Others who did extremely well include Max who came 5th in the U7s despite being an U6, Ethan who came 5th in the U9s and Dylan who came 9th in a large combined U10/11 section whilst being an U10.

The old girl of the school, Jenni, was very deserving of her U12 Suprema title. Old boy Arthur also did well, just missing out on the title but qualifying for the Gigafinal in Manchester.

Well done to all participants and particularly the trophy winners.


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First Communion Service @ St Marys

I was so pleased to be able to attend the First Communion Celebration for William and Lilianna on Sunday morning. The sun was shining and it was a lovely service to be part of. I also enjoyed watching Luke and Benji carrying out their duties as Altar boys. Thank you for letting me share this special time with you all.
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Bikeability - Well done!

Well done to the Fireflies who achieved their Level 2 in Bikeability last week. It as a strict and tough assessment and when I came and watched you out on the road, it was even more evident that you really had to concentrate and work hard to achieve what you did. Well done to every one who took part!
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