Posted: 2nd March 2021

With the end of online learning finally in sight, we were pleased to write to parents with the latest, and final, newsletter with updates of what our pupils have been up to in their remote lessons. Despite the ongoing challenges, a little sunshine and the promise of normality on the horizon has done much to brighten spirits. As ever, pupils continue to inspire us all with their resilience, creativity and perseverance.

Ahead of the half-term break, the Prep enjoyed two fantastic ‘Wow’ days. A welcome change from the daily routine, in which pupils enjoyed representing their concept of Leweston, Kung Fu, a resilience workshop and over 22 different online activities throughout the two days.

Pupils have been busy getting creative in their Art lessons with Year 3 producing some super finger puppets and Harry D, Year 2, creating a beautiful card, after learning how to make flowers in his  lesson.

During half term, all of our pupils in Years 4 to 6 received fantastic kits, from our Art and Design Department, delivered to their homes. The kits contained resources and materials for home learning away from screens whilst inspiring new skills, and covering cross-curricular activities. Sadie L, Year 4, made great use of her pack, starting with a lovely stained-glass window and Max T, Year 5, used his kit to make a car from recycled materials.

Flora M, Reception, has been helping to rear the lambs outside of her lessons and Joshua sent in this brilliant photo as part of our ‘extreme reading’ series.

Pupils had great fun tracking down an A-Z list of objects in Running Club and Willow G, Year 1, made a great start with her Lenten ‘Walk for Water’, counting her daily steps.

Henry M, Year 3, and Christina M, Year 4, have been helping our local wildlife by fixing and repositioning owl boxes!

In Forest School, pupils have been building stick towers, exploring which formation enables them to reach the highest point.

Year 6 have been looking at data handling in their Maths lessons, and creating bar charts, and have also been creating potions, using custard to explore non-Newtonian liquids.

We hope the sun will continue to shine throughout the last week of online learning and we can’t wait to welcome all of our students back to school next week!

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