Summer time

The sun is shining, the temperature is soaring

A couple of weeks ago we had to close when the city ground to a halt because of snow. This week, we've enjoyed the hottest April days for 70 years. How we love the predictable unpredictability of the Great British climate!

This week, Year 3 have impressed us all with their Roald Dahl Assembly. Having decided not to do a play in Year 3 this year, we were treated to something that was even better: 3 plays incorporating dance, singing, drama, puppetry, choral speaking, special effects and a host of fascinating facts. We are really proud of every child in Year 3. Their hard work and concentration during a short rehearsal period resulted in two polished performances, the first in front of the rest of the school and the second to their families and friends.

When children have the opportunity to perform or share their work with their parents, they really rise to the occasion. It was delightful to see so many of them proudly showing their work to their parents on Open Afternoons. Year 4 and Year 5 have already impressed us this year with their Greek and Viking Assemblies, and Year 6 put on a brilliant exhibition for the World War Two Experience. Music Evenings before Easter and all of our Christmas concerts also enabled children to feel the warm glow of satisfaction that comes when you work hard at something and get an appreciative audience response.

That is very much a part of the Henleaze Junior School experience, and we intend to make sure that all children continue to enjoy these opportunities to shine.

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