This week the children have enjoyed being outside in the sunshine (at last.) The daffodils planted by our garden gang in the autumn are blooming and cheering everywhere up. Unfortunately we did not get through Storm Doris unscathed – part of the roof on our outdoor classroom was ripped off but we’re hoping to get that rectified as soon as we can. On Wednesday, the PTFA met together and we discussed the possibility of asking for parents help in improving our school and its grounds. I will let you know more details soon, but if you or anyone you know would be interested, please let us know.

Miss Walker and I visited Robert’s Primary School in Dudley on Thursday to have a look round their e-zone. The school offers a huge outdoor area with woods, ponds, walkways and places to explore which link to a variety of curriculum areas including science, design and technology, maths and English as well as teaching children key skills such as team work, resilience and perseverance. Some of you with older children may recall children visiting there some years ago. We would like to start that again as we feel the children would benefit enormously. Over the coming year we will take different groups of children to the school for a huge range of activities including forest schools, pond dipping, orienteering etc. We will also have e-zone staff coming to Trysull to work with the children in activities such as apple pressing and making natural Christmas decorations. I will let you know more nearer the time.

Next Friday we are having a sports enrichment day and the children will be taking part in activities such as fencing, archery, bubble football and ultimate frisbee. We are hoping the sun shines so we can enjoy these activities outside. We will put lots of photos on the website as the end of the day.

Also next week, our football team are playing their penultimate match in this league and we wish them the very best of luck.

Wishing you all a sunny weekend.

Jane Woodall