A very warm welcome to our new families. The summer term is always one of the most exciting, with trips and challenges throughout the school so you have joined at the right time to start with a bang!
Testing also happens in this term and, for our Prep II and Prep VI children we have the new style of SATs testing to cope with. The children have been well- prepared but the tests (and results) are so very different that we will all need to be aware that they will take some getting-used-to. Indeed, the report this week that the KS1 spelling test has already been published by the DfE may result in slightly less confidence in the results than would have been expected.
We live in interesting times!
We have to be thankful that we have not had the disruption of snow yet (or perhaps we should be sad that we have not seen Cornwall dressed in white!)
If we do wake up to snow, our instinct will be to take the children out of school to enjoy it. Please make sure that your child always has a warm coat, hat and gloves (plus extra socks and wellies if you can manage it) so that we can make use of this rare occur-rence if it chooses to arrive! We’ll only be able to take a few at a time so we must hope that the snow lasts—without disrupting transport—if it does come. If the snow comes and you DON’T want your child to go out in it, please let me know.
May I wish the whole Roselyon community a very happy, peaceful and successful 2016.
You will see from the calendar and the activity list that we have another exciting term ahead, with plenty of challenges: academic, sporting and cultural. Good luck to all those taking entrance exams and scholarship tests for their senior schools. Remember the key piece of advice for the morning of the test: smile as you go into the room to relax your brain and help it function at maximum ca-pacity. I know that you will do your best and that the right school is waiting for each one of you.
We have had a wonderful Christmas at Roselyon—even though it’s still two weeks until the real thing!
! Your chil-dren never fail to impress with their ability to perform and to throw themselves into activities—it’s one of the privi-leges of being a teacher that we can take part in all these special moments. You can be very proud (as I am sure you are!) May I, on behalf of the governors and staff, wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and we all look forward to seeing you in 2016. With very best wishes,
As usual, the second half of term is rushing past in a flutter of glitter and angel wings.
We are very much looking forward to the Nursery and Lower Prep productions as well as the Carol Service, all of which help us to get into the Christmas spirit. Next week we also have the Christmas Fayre—one of my favourite events—with stalls, Santa and fun. You are most welcome from 3.00pm—do tell your friends and if you can’t be there yourself do remember that your child will have a chance to go and will need some money to spend!
I will save Christmas greetings for the final newsletter but in the meantime, may I wish you all a blessed Advent.
This week we have Bonfire Night (Firework Workshop) and Remembrance Day (Prep VI’s Assembly) to bring to the children’s minds.
Next week there is Children in Need (‘Souperheroes to the fore)—and then we’re getting ready for all the Christmas celebrations. During all these important events, your children continue to work and make progress—and their determination makes us all very proud. Do look at the new ‘Head’s Board’ just inside the front door, where we celebrate a particularly wonderful piece of work, each week.
Autumn is certainly approaching now and with it come the joys of Harvest.
You are all welcome to join us next week at our celebration, where the children will both teach us and learn themselves about the varied ways in which we are blessed by God’s providence.
This is a term of performance and we have started in fine style with our musicians, who delighted us at the B# concert. We have assemblies, Remembrance and all the Christmas excitement to come, so make sure you have all the dates firmly in your diary.