Principal’s Message- Coronation Special!


It’s been such a successful few weeks here with trophies a plenty.

Our amazing, 60-strong choir, took part in the first ever Halifax Rotary Choir Competition at The Halifax Minster. I am thrilled to announce that we were crowned the winners. The children were simply amazing and a huge thank you goes to Mrs Smelt for preparing them so well to perform. We have even made it into the local news:

We took nearly 30 children to the West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals and yet again brought home a trophy to add to our ever-growing collection. Our Y5 boys’ team came first with our Y6 girls’ team also coming second. What an amazing achievement! Not only were we successful , the children behaved impeccably and were a credit to the school.

The winning hasn’t stopped there either. Our gymnastics teams competed in the Calderdale Gymnastics Competition which was held at Hipperholme Grammar School. Our girls’ team came a very respectable third place which was extra special given we had such a large team compared to other schools. Our mixed team came first with an impressive performance to ‘Revolting Children’ from the Matilda musical- but they were far from revolting!

Today we celebrate King Charles’ Coronation in style. Everyone is dressed in their finest red, white and blue and the party lunch is about to be enjoyed. The designs for our crown competition have blown me away and the judging is going to be so difficult. I can’t wait to share afternoon tea with the winners next week! I’m sure there will be lots of photos on Seesaw of our celebrations today.

As we have an additional bank holiday again this weekend we will see you all on Tuesday 9th. Our Year 6 children will be sitting their SATS exams that week and I want to say how proud I am of each of them for the hard work they have put in. What these tests don’t show is how special each of our children are. They do not show our children’s talents, what amazing friends they can be or how kind, thoughtful and mature they are. The scores from these tests will tell us something, but they will not tell us everything about our children. There are many ways of being smart and there is no way to test all the amazing and awesome things that make our children unique. I want to wish the children all the best for next week, but they have nothing to worry about. This weekend, their homework is to ride a bike, play with the friends, eat sweets, relax and watch the coronation. If they want to do some revision, that is up to them, but it does not need to be for long. I will be up at Key Stage Two all week to help with administering the tests so I won’t be on the gate at Key Stage One.

Finally, we still have some places left for reception next year so if any of you know of anyone who is reconsidering their choice, please do point them in our direction.

Have a lovely, extra, bank holiday and see you on Tuesday- fingers crossed for some sunshine!

Mrs Crowther