Well, the weather has certainly taken a turn for the worst but at school all the children are still working as hard as ever. They have returned from the Easter break looking smart and ready to learn. I am sure they all enjoyed the fact that they could meet up with others outdoors over the Easter break as we edge ever closer to some level of normality.

We have been able to start up some after school clubs over the past two weeks for year group bubbles at both sites. Whilst this is a long way from our usual breadth of offer, we are pleased that we are able to offer something to the children and have great plans for when things return to normal.

This term, our Y6 children have the opportunity to work with our Poet in Residence and our Musician in Residence (like Y4 and 5 have done previously). This has been funded by the Elland Cluster of Schools and is such a valuable experience for our children- I cannot wait to read their finished writing.

Our Y5 children are busy recording their first ever podcast! These will be available to listen to on the school website so watch out for more news on this shortly.

On Wednesday, we had a visit from the Trust School Improvement Team. They spent time with myself and the leadership team and in our Reception, Y5 and Y6 classes. They were blown away with what they saw (including the robin’s nest in our Reception entrance). Some of our children even spoke to them to tell them all about Greetland Academy and were a credit to the school.

A quick reminder to parents at KS1 that we have a polling day on Thursday and a letter has gone out and is on the website with regard to the pick-up and drop off arrangements for that day.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and we will see you all on Tuesday.

Mrs Crowther