And just like that… a brand new school year!

Welcome back to the start of a new school year. We have had a fantastic start to the new school year; it has been wonderful to see how our children have settled back in to school life so happily. It is so wonderful to have had such a lovely warm welcome back from the Little Hadham primary community. I am especially pleased to welcome new families and children to our school and to the new Nursery and Reception children who have started.

Walking around the school and seeing our children revel in their love for learning has been such a pleasure to see! The first week at school is all about connection with our children and making sure they settle in and get use to the new routines.

A new school year brings a wealth of activity and opportunities for us all and we are excited about the year ahead. We are looking forward to being able to so many more normal aspects of school life over this academic year and our desire is to really knit the school community back together again. This first newsletter has lots of information so please do read it and note any dates on the newsletter. The staff have worked hard planning interesting topics and will be sending home an introductory Curriculum Newsletter shortly detailing events for this term and giving information regarding Forest days, homework etc

We were incredibly saddened to hear the news last night that Queen Elizabeth II had died. She lived through a century of huge changes and was a constant through our lives. Our thoughts are with her family. In June, children spent a week learning about her life and contribution to the country as part of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations. In class today children  looked back at the Queen’s life. We talked about the serious side of her role but also that she had a good sense of humour and how much she smiled – think Paddington sketch!

Wishing you all a very peaceful weekend

Ms Connolly