The End of an Era
As the Year 2 children enjoy their final few days with us at Woodfield, it is a good time to reflect on their time here. They have certainly had a very different experience to previous cohorts of children. Their EYFS year was a 'normal' year but their Y1 and Y2 years have both been anything but!
All of the children had a period of learning at home in Y1 from the end of March to the end of May, with only some children returning in June. Then, in Y2, some children had their class bubbles 'popped', before another period of home learning for most children from January to March. Usual transition activities between Y1 and Y2 were unable to take place in July of last year, there was no Pantomime, Nativity was very different, parents' evenings were by telephone, PTA activities happened in the school day, Sports Day took place without the usual cheering crowds of grown-ups and assemblies have all been in the class. Despite all of this, the children have continued to make me feel very proud of them. They have taken it all in their stride, they have adapted to every change that we have made and they have made great progress, both academically and socially.
Transition activities between Y2 and Y3 have been able to take place outside so, for those children who are moving onto St. George's they are now quite familiar with their new environment. They have enjoyed playtimes, shared reading and a mini-beast hunt.
One thing that we haven't been able to do, is an end of year concert. However, just like Christmas, the show must go on! Miss Sequeira has taught each class an end of year song which has been recorded and uploaded below. Happy listening.
I wish all of the children good luck for September and for the future. Whichever school they are going to in September, their school will be very lucky to have them.
Take care and have a lovely summer.