Looking back over Spring Term 2014
A personal thank you to everyone in the school community for having made me feel so welcome and settled in to life at Wells Hall this term. It is a huge honour to be leading our amazing school and we have had an incredibly busy term evaluating our strengths and planning for the future. I am particularly grateful to those parents who attended the parents’ forum earlier in the term. With your support we have been able to identify the many key areas that we are succeeding in alongside those that we can build on into the future.
The children have also had a very successful term and enjoyed some cracking experiences. The Jurassic Encounters were a particular highlight and we have the hard working and dedicated Friends of Wells Hall School to thank for organising the day. Educational visits are also an excellent and engaging way of enriching the children’s learning and Year 1 had the opportunity to explore Stansted Mountfitchet Castle this month whilst Year 6 took a trip to Crucial Crew just last week. It has also been great to see so many parents and carers engaging with their children’s learning this term by attending our open mornings first thing on a Thursday along with the drugs workshops in Reception and Year 2. I am sure you will join me in extending our thanks to the teachers and staff for setting these up.
Reflecting the high importance attached to being active and sporting achievement in our school, the children have enjoyed a number of successes in local competitions. The basketball team gained the accolade of being Sudbury and Cornard champions with the team preparing to compete in the County final. In both Hockey and Rugby we came a very respectable third in the Sudbury and Cornard cluster whilst taking runner up positions in the Years 1&2 and 3&4 gymnastics.
At the end of this term, we will be saying a very fond farewell to Mrs Hutchison. However, we are very confident that this will not be the last time we see Mrs Hutchison in school as she is very keen to still be involved in the children’s education into the future. And as we look forward to the Summer Term, our first ever cohort of Year 6 will be sitting their SATs tests and then setting off on an adventure to London for their residential whilst the Year 4 take their annual trip to Thorpe Woodlands.
Many thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm for learning in our school.