Pupils have now been back for a full week after their summer holidays – and what a week it’s been! It’s been brilliant to see our classrooms and outdoor learning spaces filled with so many familiar and new faces. Returning to King’s Hawford has truly been a special moment for children, teachers and staff alike.
In just five short days, we’ve welcomed our new Reception and Kindergarten children, hosted our first Games Afternoon of the academic year and learnt how to re-purpose old clothes into brand new items at our after school Sewing Club, just to name a few.
We’ve also been welcoming children back to our outdoor learning spaces. We’ve always believed in the power of outdoor education, combining our natural resources with more traditional learning methods, to create well-rounded, curious and enriched children. Student enrichment and happiness comes from many sources – drama, sports, arts, music, theatre etc. – and not all of these activities sit naturally inside the classroom, which is why we’re so happy to see our children outside again!
Not only is outdoor learning a great way to get children to understand more about the world they live in, and the role they play within it, now more than ever, teaching pupils outside is a valuable way to help prevent the spread of viruses.
We’re proud to see all of our pupils sticking within their Year Group ‘bubbles’ and exercising vital hygiene routines. All of us at King’s Hawford recognise the role we all have a role to play in keeping each other safe. We’ll be keeping our online ‘Securing a Safe Return’ hub, app and parent letters, updated with any additional safety measure we’ll put in place, in line with Government guidelines, so feel free to bookmark that page for regular updates.