Week Beginning 12th July 2021
Yesterday, your child should have brought home their annual school report outlining their achievements for the year. When reading these reports, it was incredibly heart-warming to see how many of our wonderful children have been praised for their excellent achievements, effort and most importantly, their kindness. The last couple of years have posed many challenges for us all and we are proud of how resilient our children have been and how they have coped with the many adaptations that have been made to their learning and school life such as class bubbles, virtual assemblies and home learning. We hope you are as proud of your children as we are. If you do wish to discuss anything in the report with your child’s class teacher, please drop them an email to request a telephone call.
As you know, last week was Science Week, which was full of awe-inspiring workshops where our children continued to develop a passion for learning, experimenting and scientific investigation. It was a fantastic week – well done and thank you, to Mrs Piamya for organising such a great week.
On Friday, Year 6 performed their fabulous musical ‘Wow! What a Year’ which was filmed for Y6 parents to see on a private domain. We sorely missed having an audience, due again to Covid restrictions, but know you will enjoy watching it from home. Sitting and watching this was heartwarming, and very moving. Not least because it is the first time we have had singing, acting and dancing in the hall for nearly two years – we have missed this so much, it is a huge part of The Hayes. Equally, the time has nearly come to say goodbye to our Y6s who soon will start a new educational journey to their secondary school – we are so very proud of all of them. They sang with strength of spirit, humour and emotion. Photos and a few short clips will be on our website in due course. Well done Year 6 and thank you and well done to all those who helped to make the musical happen – particularly Ms Harman and Mrs Sutherland. We missed an audience, but the children rocked!
There are two weeks remaining until the end of term and still so much more to fit in. On Monday our Year 6 children are heading out to Chessington World of Adventures and on Thursday to West Wittering for the day. This is to mark their leaving and to reward them for the seven years of hard work during their time at The Hayes. Traditionally, our Year 6 children go to the Isle of Wight for a week on a residential journey but due to restrictions, it was not possible to arrange this visit this year- nor was it possible for them to go to Carroty Wood in Year 5. We have no doubt they will be excellent ambassadors for the school and hope they will have the opportunity to make special memories that will last a life time. Please ensure that all children are in school on time on these days to avoid missing the coach, which has to leave on time.
Monday will also be EYFS and KS1 sports day (weather permitting). Please can all children in Years R, 1 and 2 come to school with their PE kits on. They may also wear an item of clothing that represents their house colours. KS2 (Years 3-6) sports day has been rearranged for Friday 16th and they should come to school in PE kits (item of clothing to represent house colours), on this day please. Many thanks for Ms Moll for organising these events. Even number classes will be swimming next week, please bring in swimming kits on the appropriate day. Thank you. On Friday, the Year 6 children will take part in First Aid Training – more about that in the Head Teacher’s Newsletter at the end of this term.
Finally, as the England Football Team stands on the edge of history, we are going to make the very most of this moment. We warmly encourage our children to stay up and enjoy (we hope) the match tomorrow. The event is a moment in history! Win or lose, we will be closing our morning register at the later time of 10:15am on Monday. This is to support any England fans that need more time in bed! Alas, our Year 6s will need to come to school at the time specified originally, in order to take the coach to Chessington. All staff members will also need to come to school at their ‘usual’ time to teach children who are unable to come to school later (sorry!) Breakfast Club will start at the usual time for those booked in. For all other children who are able to come to school later, please make sure you are in class by 10:15am, thank you. Sports day for EYFS and KS1 will start at 10:30am on Monday, instead at the original time of 9am. For the first time in 55 years, let’s dare to dream….IT’S COMING HOME!
Here’s to a great week. Stay safe all.
The Hayes Team