The cherry blossom has carpeted the school yard, providing opportunities for impromptu showers of a more welcoming variety this week and classes have been enjoying our outside spaces, whether completing their Bikeability programme or searching for the sounds and signs of bird species with the RSPCA.
Mrs Smith will be leading the parents' meeting about our forthcoming Derwent Hill residential, week beginning June 10th. The meeting, on Tuesday, starts at 3.20pm prompt and is particularly useful at reassuring yourselves - rather than the children - about what this wonderful experience will exactly entail.
Talking of SATS...
Only 9 school days to go. Year 6 have been incredible-diligent and hard working as staff have prepared them for their tests. I know my maths group have worked extremely hard in preparing, yet we always need to recognise that these tests do not define our children and certainly not their future lives.
The Nursery is being used as a polling station on Thursday, May 2, but we will remain open. Business as usual, with children relocating to Reception for the day.
It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to Miss Bell in our office, after more than two years, who leaves to take up a position at Newcastle University on Friday. I'm sure I speak for the whole school community in wishing her every future success. She has been a huge asset to Seaburn Dene, invaluable in so many ways and her professional, friendly and courteous manner has obviously proved popular with all families and visitors alike. Good luck!