Summer Term 2
Summer Term 2
What a busy end to our academic year we've had. This year has not been without COVID disruption and we are very pleased to announce that we have remained open throughout.
Summer term 2 began with every child being given a "Queen Elizabeth - A Platinum Jubilee Celebration Book" - what a fabulous keepsake to treasure. Our youngest children in Early Years enjoyed starting their term dressing as mini beasts and attending a "Bug Ball" and finished the term with a visit from Zoolab, where they could learn about and handle some mini (and not so mini) beasts. The children in Key Stage 1 showcased their learning on Helpful Humans and as part of their science learning they visited Sandfield farm. Children in Lower Key Stage 2 shared their historical knowledge on the Romans and our year 4 children watched a performance from In The Net to learn about internet safety. Some children in Year 5 and 6 were fortunate to attend an author event, at The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham to meet Katya Balan (author of October, October) and Kereen Getten (author of When Life Gives You Mangoes). The whole school participated in A Day to Create. Children in Key Stage 2, learnt about the history of St John's Church in Great Rissington and enjoyed the steep climb into the bell tower, they also developed their historical knowledge and understanding when visiting the American museum. The end of term culminated with two fabulous end of year performances by our Upper Key Stage 2 children, Shakespeare Rocks and Peter Pan.
Our All Around the World week was a great success, we had several parents working with school, sharing their knowledge of different countries and cultures and we had a visit from our favourite story teller Peter Chand. The week culminated in our Festival Of Sport. At this event ALL the children took part in field events in the morning and track events in the afternoon to earn house points for their houses. The results as always were very close and the children showed excellent sportsmanship throughout.
In other curriculum news, Year 3&4 children took part in the Dynamo Cricket event and our Y4 children took part in the Cotswold athletics event at Deer Park; a special mention should go to Ollie, who won the Y4 boys long jump making him the best Y4 long jumper in the Cotswolds. Our afterschool rounders club were successful when representing the school at the mixed rounders festival in Cirencester, either winning or drawing their games.
It was fabulous, although very wet and cold, when we attended the Upper Rissington Village fete. The event was opened by our Key Stage 1 children who performed their country dances and the whole school sang two of their favourite songs.
Hooray for Rissy Proms - this was another welcome return to the school calendar. Over 50 children performed a variety of songs and played musical instruments including the violin, guitar, flute and piano. Our thanks go to Mr Nunn for arranging the baby grand piano to be delivered for our young musicians to play. It really was a night to remember. On another musical note our Key Stage 2 children were invited to sing at an evening of music and song at Berrybank Amphitheatre. The children accompanied a classical string section of an orchestra and sang their hearts out into the evening air - it really was magical.
This term, we launched our House Competition and were amazed by the entries and innovative design ideas. Well done to Oliver, Maddison and Elizabeth who were worthy winners and we look forward to seeing your designs replicated around school next academic year.
The leavers service is always an emotional event as we say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils. We are exceptionally proud of all they have achieved at The Rissington School. We have no doubt that as they will move on to secondary school they will continue to be well rounded members of society, with a passion for learning. Good Luck Y6.
And so, as we move on to a well earned break and the summer holidays, we would like to thank our school community for their continued support and look forward to welcoming our new reception intake and our pupils back in September for the 2022/2023 academic year.
Enjoy the summer everyone.