Dear Parents and Carers,
Our final half-term of the year has begun with a flurry of activity and excitement.
Oak Class (Year 6) have been away on their residential trip to Rookesbury Park, they spent an enjoyable, energetic and enriching three days together. This gave them the opportunity to challenge themselves and build their relationships as a team. We hope that this will have given them lasting memories of their time at Brighstone.
The rest of Key Stage 2 spent Monday at the Needles Battery. This National Trust Site provides a range of insights into historical developments for both the island and the nation. The children are going to be able to use different aspects of the trip as a conclusion to previous topic work and a stimulus for the coming half-term.
In the Buzz at the end of last half-term we encouraged you to join year 5 in their project based on bees. There is still time for people to become involved in the Great British Bee Count from 17th May – 30th June. This can be done through the Friends Of The Earth website. There are a number of useful resources on their website and this is a very worthwhile project that we can all become involved with.
Over the next few weeks we will be sharing with parents the class arrangements for next year. At the end of this term we will be saying farewell to a longstanding, valued member of staff; Mrs Munt will be retiring. This has been a carefully considered and difficult decision for her (we are sure that she will miss school as much as we will miss her)! We know that you will all want to thank her for the hard work and dedication that she has shown over the past 27 years and will keep you informed about how we can share saying goodbye together.
I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.