This week has been a very busy and exciting week at Strawberry Fields!
First and foremost, we were proud to be able to show-off our school to an Ofsted inspector. We are incredibly grateful for all the lovely messages of support we received from parents, as well as all the hard work the whole staff team contributed and of course, our wonderful children who, as ever, rose to the occasion brilliantly. The report will be published in the coming weeks.
We have also had our Year 3/4 Inspire mornings. Thank you to Mr. Henshall, Mrs. Gerrard and Miss. Davies for hosting these, and for all the parents, carers and grandparents who attended. We will be reviewing the feedback and adding the comments to the website soon.
On Tuesday, we sent two rugby teams to Garforth Academy. Both teams started the competition in a group. One team won all their group games, meaning they qualified for the quarter-finals, which they also won. Had they won the next game, they would have progressed to the city-finals, but unfortunately, they lost a closely contested game to Green Lane by a single try. Both teams represented our school really well.
That evening, around 150 children returned to school in pyjamas and onesies for our bedtime stories evening. It was great to see children enjoying hot chocolate and a book, and an exciting opportunity for some children to work with different teachers.
On Wednesday, three of our Year Five children represented the school in the Leeds Debating Competition. Miss Hall reported back on how proud she was of how confident and eloquent they were. On the same day, Our Year 4s went to Garforth Academy for the annual Year Four cluster skipping competition. They finished joint third of the five schools involved.
Finally, on Wednesday afternoon our school library was reopened. It was great to welcome so many visitors, including representatives from Garforth Lions and the Friends of Strawberry Fields, both groups having raised money to pay for the books, artwork and refurbishment. It was lovely to hear from Garforth Lions about how some of our old books are now being read by children in a school in Sri Lanka! We were also proud to host governors, school volunteers, representatives from the local council, Garforth Peace Flame and Dayspring Church. Our thanks to the artist Stephen Waterhouse, who came along to unveil his beautiful artwork. Classes of children have been visiting the library and saying 'wow' since!
What a week... just World Book day left on Friday...!