Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas-from the snippets I've heard from the children it sounds like they really enjoyed their break.
It's been another busy start to the new term and the children have really impressed me with how quickly they have settled back into our routine.
On Monday I was pleased to announce the winners of a competition being run by Rothamsted Research Centre. Some time ago now, the children were asked to take a photograph of an agricultural landscape, accompanied by a brief description, for homework. Congratulations go to Madeleine for her winning entry, and Carlota for her highly commended entry.
On Tuesday we had a visit from volunteers at NSPCC. They gave a presentation to the whole school, highlighting the work they do to help young people. Next Tuesday Year 5 are lucky enough to have a workshop as well.
On Friday we had another visitor in school, but this time exclusively for Year 5. As part of our RE topic 'Mission', the children have been researching local charities. A volunteer from the St Albans Foodbank came in to speak to the children about the work they do to help local people. The children listened really carefully and asked some fantastic questions. Back in class, they produced some excellent pieces of writing summarising what they had learnt.
Looking ahead, could I remind those parents who have not handed in either the medical consent form or the final payment for Alton Castle to do so ASAP. Thank you in advance. A final letter outlining the important information for this trip will be sent via parent mail next week.