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

At the time of writing this, our wonderful Year 6 pupils are undergoing their national SAT's tests. We cannot fault them for their unerring stamina; superb attitude to year 6 and turning up week on week for an early start to try out some past questions over breakfast. We are all very proud of them.

Life continues at a pace in the academic journey of our small school. Our theme for this last term of the year is "Wonderful World". We kick started our learning on this with a celebration of International Day. Everyone dressed in outfits connected with other countries and we took part in enrichment activities to aid our learning which included: making Jamaican cakes, experimenting with Australian aboriginal art and creating Indian mandalas. It was a super day and lots of fun was had alongside the learning opportunities. Willow Class continue their theme which is based around the book of the snail on the Whale tail, Ash Class are looking at the book Dear Greenpeace and becoming environmentally aware whilst Oak Class are going back in history to see the impact the Ancient Greeks have had on our wonderful world.

As we continue to think about the wonderful world, Mrs. Hickton has Somerby School on the job of entering the Melton in Bloom competition once more. Our school has to enter a wheelbarrow of veg this year. More news on this to follow next month once judging has taken place.

We have been really pleased to welcome back to school Mrs. Allen this term after taking some time off following a long term illness. Not only has she brought back her smile and happiness but also our favourite reading dog: Ripple. Our Friday mornings are a real delight to continue to read with Ripple and we have missed him.

Something new for us this term has been joining the Leicestershire Music Hub. This has meant that Oak class are currently undergoing a 10-week stint of learning to play the guitar altogether as a class. Thanks to Mr Rifugiato we certainly have some budding rock stars of the future!

We continue to take part in more sporting competitions and have entered all our work this year to be assessed for the School Games Mark. Fingers crossed that we can raise our level from Bronze this year! Our final house v House competition was Cricket with some very close matches. The red team were the eventual winners by just one run.

We still have a very busy diary with much to achieve during the Summer term including Sports Day, our School Production, a dog walk and our induction days for the new intake. So, its heads down until we finish in July!

Ian Toon Head Teacher