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Welcome to the summer term (Term 5 and 6)

Welcome back!

We are looking forward to a busy and productive few months as we move into the summer terms and hope that we get lots of use from of our outdoor areas.

It is hard to believe that we are now in our final terms of this academic year and we will be starting to meet new children and families as they prepare to join Goat Lees in September 2017. Of course this also means that we are preparing our Yr6 children for their transition to secondary school and making sure that they are fully equipped for the next stage in their education. It is always good to see how far our children have come during their time with us and we wish all those who will be moving on from Goat Lees, the very best as they move to their new schools. A good transition is always important so we will be out visiting nurseries and Early Years providers as well as meeting with our secondary school colleagues to make sure that this process is as smooth as possible.

We are particularly pleased to be able to make use of our new outdoor stage area which is attached to our ‘Studio’ and we look forward to many events in the future. At Goat Lees, we are committed to providing and broad and balanced curriculum and this additional resource will ensure that ‘The Arts’ are not forgotten. The new developments in our playground have been much anticipated and these will encourage children to be active all year round. We know that these investments will reap rewards for many years to come and we look forward to showing everyone our new facilities when they next visit the school.

This will be an exciting term with a lots of activities planned to make the most of the anticipated good weather. Our summer fair has been organised by the Friends of Goat Lees and our thanks go to all those who work behind the scenes to make sure that we have a successful and enjoyable event. This is an opportunity to raise additional funds for the school but most importantly, it is an experience that the whole community can participate in. Other events during the next two terms include a range of class trips and visits as well as a number of sporting events including our own School Games Day. In addition, we will have a team taking part in the Kent Challenger Games on July 14 2017 at the Julie Rose Stadium and I would encourage you to visit their website to find out more about this fantastic event.