Somerby Parish Council

Serving the people of Burrough On The Hill, Leesthorpe, Pickwell and Somerby

Clerk: Kathryn Staley
20 The Field, Somerby, Melton
Mowbray, Leics LE14 2PT

Tel: 01664 454529

Greetings everyone from Somerby School.

We have had a busy half term in School to end 2018 off. We began with a theme week entitled "The East" and we celebrated Diwali with a trip to the Temple in Leicester and also an Indian Dance Class which had us all making the Bollywood moves. Oak Class even made some Indian Sweets.

The rest of our term has been based around leaning "Footprints from the Past" with Willow and Ash classes focussing on Dinosaurs whilst Oak class have learned about Darwin and brought in a set of family photos to show evolution; and used his methods for observing and studying interdependence.

By the time you are reading this we should be very close to our Trip to The Natural History Museum in London. Everyone is really excited about going and we thank our hard working committee and fundraisers of FOSS for paying towards the transport costs for us.

We continue to celebrate the fact that our school has had the best results in its history during this year. We have had raised scores in Key Stage 1 and Early Years and our Key Stage 2 results have placed our school in the top 15% of the country as we had 100% in all areas!! We have already had some great reports back from the Secondary Schools to say how well our ex pupils are doing. So, our current band of Year 6's have taken up the challenge and are already beginning to come to school for early breakfast on Tuesday mornings and answer some SATs style questions. Everyone is very proud of our small school and the real positive attitudes to learning that are being fostered and adopted by our pupils.

Our close working partnership with Ab Kettleby School continues and we have competed in many Sporting Activities together including a Tag Rugby event. In school we have had tasters of many different types of sports including: Cricket, Sensory Movement, Badminton and Orienteering, and Mrs Brown is keeping us active with many more sports in the diary including a football session with West Bromwich Albion!

For Remembrance we made a field of poppies at Forest Schools and spent some time thinking about our links to the Friends of the 10th Battalion. All our children in Oak Class have linked with a class in Arnhem and have received postcards from them. We have been to photograph some areas of our Village, along with Mrs Howe, to be able to create Somerby Postcards to send replies. Now all we need is to learn our best Dutch!

And so to Christmas…..we are looking forward to singing in Melton Market Place for the big switch on event. Somerby will be performing in the morning of Friday 30th November, we are holding our School Christmas Disco and then have the BIG FOSS Christmas Fair in the Village Hall on Sunday 2nd December. Before we finish we also have a Christingle Service and our own Carol Concert all to look forward to.

On behalf of all the staff, governors and pupils of Somerby School may we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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