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June 2018

Welcome back - for the final half-term of the school year. It has been a great start back – both in terms of the glorious weather and the way the children have calmly returned to their daily routines.

Well Done, Year 6!
We couldn’t be more PROUD of our Year 6 pupils as they sat the National Key Stage 2 Tests (SATs). They took each day in their stride and approached every test with quiet determination. We are sure that many families have lived through each test with them and provided lots of support behind the scenes throughout the week – motivating and encouraging every child to do their best.

The ‘SATs CAFÉ’ proved popular, open daily from around 8:20 am, serving toast and milk to 90 children. It was a very sociable and relaxed start to the day! Thank you to all the staff that have supported Year 6, from buttering toast to providing reassurance – what a great team!

Year 6 pupils in AmblesideOnce the pressure of SATs was over, the Year 6 pupils enjoyed a well-earned change of scene during their five-day residential visit to Ambleside. They returned on Bank Holiday Monday – tired but exhilarated and full of tales of ghyll scrambling, climbing, canoeing, walking and raft building.

It is no mean feat to plan and run a residential for ninety pupils and ensure that every child has the right equipment for the right activity... and is with the right group! Hats off to Mrs Russell and the team of staff and helpers that supported the children day and night. It is hard work – but they take immense pleasure from seeing the children succeed at every challenge and develop new skills. Photographs of this memorable event will feature on our website in the coming weeks.

Arts Week
Miss Khan has organised a week-long celebration of the Arts for the Summer Term. Beginning on Monday 18th June, the education team from The Liverpool Empire will be in school each day to work with all of our pupils, exploring a range of musicals through drama, singing and dancing.

Throughout the week, staff are planning additional arts activities and on Friday, 22nd June everyone is invited to come to school dressed as a character from a musical (The Lion King, Shrek, Wicked, Mama Mia, We Will Rock You, Grease, Hairspray, Joseph, Phantom, Frozen, The Greatest Showman…) We hope it will be a fantastic week and that we will be able to share the finished artwork and photographs at our Summer Open Day.

Additionally, pupils who are currently learning an instrument at school will be travelling to Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Thursday 21st June to participate in 'Come and Play' concert with the world-famous Hallé Orchestra.

Children compete in a relay race.Sports Afternoons - Change of Date
We have recently learned that Chesterfield High School’s transition day for Year 6 pupils clashes with our Upper Junior Sports Afternoon. We have decided, therefore, to swap the upper and lower junior events. Year 5 and 6 pupils will now have their Sports Afternoon on Tuesday, 26th June, whilst Years 3 and 4 will compete on Thursday, 28th. We apologise for any inconvenience this unfortunate conflict of dates may cause.

Forefield Matters

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