Every teacher at Sulivan is excited to welcome children back to school in September. We are ready to make sure that every child transitions back to school happily and confidently. In order to do this, we have created a unique Recover and Rise curriculum which draws on educational research and has a robust pedagogy. Our Recover and Rise curriculum has been designed by us to ensure our children’s wellbeing and emotional resilience is prioritised in response to their needs during the pandemic. We have a carefully designed and focused approach (RECOVER) in order for every child to be ready for new challenges and learning (RISE). Our curriculum will be broad and balanced so that children have every opportunity to learn a range of subjects, develop social, emotional and physical skills and enjoy and benefit from outdoor learning and the natural environment. Get ready to recover and rise!
Parents were thrilled to be able to celebrate their child’s achievements and mark the end of their primary school journey with a special, outdoor ceremony held in our meadow area. Every child had their “red carpet moment” as a line of teachers and staff welcomed children and their families through the school gates, clapping them as they made their entrance. Speeches were made by our Chair of Governors, Caroline Langton, Head teacher, Miss Alridge and Year 6 teacher , Miss Roberts and each child received a personalised certificate of graduation.
Before the children began their Leavers’ Day fun day, they impressed us all with heartfelt and powerfully presented speeches with messages of gratitude and hopes for the future. There was not a dry eye in the house as we all wished the class all the very best for their next step into Year 7.
Children have been learning across the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics during STEM week at Sulivan. Our theme of Super Space ignited the imagination and curiosity of children from Nursery to Year 6. Each class was given daily challenges and questions to explore and research. The children impressed all the teachers with their enthusiasm, creativity and STEM thinking skills displayed at home and at school. Families worked together at home on some very imaginative and explosive experiments; blasting rockets and galaxy jars were particular favourites!
On 15th May children at Sulivan celebrated the Queen’s birthday as learning at home and at school focused on wishing Her Majesty a very happy birthday. Teachers planned activities such as designing a royal tea menu, dresses and crowns and even an exercise programme to keep the Queen healthy as she is so busy! The celebrations also included a Royal Bake Off. Families baked together to create special treats fit for a royal party.