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Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 31 - Friday 21 May 2021

A mixed week on the weather front but that hasn’t deterred the children from wanting to make the most of the outside whenever possible - it appears that children really don’t mind getting wet (not sure all of the adults on duty feel the same!) We have had some intensive work on the allotments and it is already exciting to see some vegetables peeking through. 

Mrs Smith is in charge of the allotment project and is launching a competition for families to design a logo for what will be our farm shop based in the community cafe. We hope to be able to have the logo printed on produce bags. I would also like to say thank you to Mrs Whitham, one of our cleaners in school, who has been advising and giving up her free time to help. We are really lucky to have such a dedicated staff team. The children will be coming home next week with a template to complete over half term if they want to enter. 

In addition to her work with the allotments Mrs Smith has also won two awards for the school; the Platinum Modeshift Award and the Healthy School Award - what a busy lady she is! We are the first school in the East Riding to be awarded platinum grades so we are super proud. 

Alongside the allotments, we have ’bee-friendly’ areas, flower beds and bug hotels all being created on site. We have been nurturing Evie’s Garden and making sure it is well kept and a special place for children and staff to reflect. We are also bringing the outside in with caterpillars and tadpoles inhabiting various classrooms to accompany themes such as ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden’.

Thank you to those of you who have sent in photos of your children’s activities outside school which will go on display to celebrate our pupils’ achievements. Please continue to send any photos in or bring in medals etc and we will take photos.

Just a reminder that school photographs are the final day of this term and a letter has been sent this week.

Finally, please ensure you bring locks for bikes to ensure their safety. 

Mrs J Spencer 

Head of School