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Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 27 - Friday 8 April 2022

A week of wellness and fun at Penshurst….

It has been the busiest week of the year so far at school as events return in full force. We have welcomed a football coach to Year 6 for the Summer term every Monday to work on skills and sportsmanship and now we are able to get on the field we will begin to look at our summer term sports programme of house tournaments. We also have the ‘Dickinsons’ cup to look forward to, which is a KS2 tournament. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Carrisons whose business has sponsored a new kit for the girls football team which they are very excited to wear. Just a reminder that we often have to cancel Mr Hutchinson's after school sports club when there is a match on as he needs to supervise the event. 

Our healthy school agenda has continued with children participating in Bikeability workshops. The council led project has been running for many years and the children have benefitted massively from taking part and becoming safer cyclists on the road. The leaders who came to school to deliver the sessions were extremely complimentary about the pupil’s attitude and manners which is always lovely to hear as well. We also hosted the first ‘Bikers breakfast’ which I am sure will be an annual event now.

We have teamed up with the charity' Men in Sheds’ to work on some woodwork projects to enhance the outside areas in school. Children will be involved in designing these areas and working together to improve our environment. We have been lucky to get some materials and support from Ashcourt as well to help with the project.

The return of P Factor was a pleasure to watch. I am always in awe of youngsters who take to the stage and show such bravery in performing before their peers and adults. It is a daunting feeling when the lights dim, the music begins and all eyes are on you and every child handled this exceptionally well showing great maturity and again a sense of teamwork as they all chanted for each other and helped those who found it difficult.

The School Council have been busy creating fun competitions for you all to take part in over the Easter holidays and we look forward to seeing your creations. Have fun!

On Monday 23 May we will be holding a parent ‘pop in’ session for Y1-6 where you will have the opportunity to look at your child's work which remote parents evenings have not allowed. If the weather permits, Y3-6 will hold this on the KS2 playground and Y1-Y2 will be held outside their classrooms. This will take place from 3.15-4.15.

Finally, I thank you all for your well wishes this week and it is with mixed emotions that I take a step away from Penshurst in September. What I can assure you is that it is business as normal for the rest of the year and full steam ahead for the summer term.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs J Spencer

Head of School

Dates to remember:  

Young Voices, Sheffield                                            Thursday 28 April

Bank holiday -school closure                                   Monday 2 May

Parent Pop in                                                              Monday 23 May