Year 6 pupils at Preshute Primary School, who will move to secondary school in September, were given a special send off from the school. Teachers organised a variety of events to make their last few days at the school memorable.
There was a ‘Festival Day’, when the children came to school complete with face glitter, wacky hair and full festival outfits to provide the celebration vibe!
Staff and children enjoyed a day of games and dancing. The day ended with a ‘Colour Run’. All Year 6 pupils received a Leavers Book, full of photos and memories, as well as videos of their Leavers’ Service and celebrations to share at home with their families.
Preshute remained open every day throughout the lockdown, including the Easter holidays. They have provided childcare for children of key workers and families (with up to 45 children on site at a time).
Due to its very rural site the school was limited to welcoming back their Year 6 class in June in order to facilitate their transition to secondary schools. All other year groups continued to use Class Dojo, the online learning platform, for Home Learning projects and to keep in touch regularly with their class teacher.
Once the Year 6’s had said their farewells, Preshute was then able to invite all children back to attend a transition session on the school field. This allowed the children to chat to their classmates, say goodbye to their class teacher and get to know their new teacher for September.
Mary Mundy, Deputy Head, said, “It was so wonderful to have our smiley, happy children back in school full of stories of how they have spent their time at home. They have been baking, walking, creating models, holding cinema evenings and a whole variety of other activities. As part of Home Learning, lots of the children took part in the Wiltshire Virtual School Games, with children winning medals for their entries.”