Another busy week at Thornhill Primary School. Our Year Six children have done us proud with their maturity during this week of testing and know they have all tried their best.
As with every year, SATs week has been a sunny one and I hope you have all enjoyed the warmth and more time outside in your gardens. As a school we champion the importance of time outside for the many benefits it brings to pupil well-being. We know our pupils really value the time they spend engaged in activities beyond the classroom and can see the impact it has on all aspects of child development.
This year, both Key Stages will have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor adventurous residential. Key Stage Two will be going to Robinwood in July for three days to enjoy caving, climbing, swinging, zipwire and canoeing, amongst other things. Moreover, Miss Huddart will be taking her class to Ennerdale Water again for an outdoor adventure which will involve a night away from home. These are marvellous opportunities for the children to develop independence, confidence and resilience. To learn team work, to learn about the natural world and about themselves. Thank you for supporting this area of the curriculum and encouraging your child to embrace new challenges.
Why not help prepare your child for an exploration of the outdoors or for a future residential stay by setting up a tent in the garden for them to sleep in? You could go for a woodland walk and spot different leaves or fungi? Why don't you plan a local walk using a map or compass? Outdoor adventures are often inexpensive and lots of fun and when the weather is good, there is no better place to have them than in west Cumbria.