Well, what a year or should I say what an end to a year!
First of all, can I please thank each and every one of the High View Team - staff, parents, pupils, governors, The ECM Trust Team, Engie and ISS who have all supported the safe running of school. We could not have done such a thorough job without each individual and their support. The support, kindness, patience and hard work have been invaluable and I am and will be always truly thankful for everything you have all done to make this time bearable and possible.
The children have continued to demonstrate the High View ethos of working hard, being kind and helpful, listening and looking after themselves. They have continue to complete the work we have set, they have done this with great effort and we know they will be ready to come back and take on the next challenge of being back at school and catching up! We know you will be eager and ready for this and as excited as we are! Children you have been truly remarkable and we have all enjoyed looking at how your learning has continued during this time. You have continued to follow in the rules of the school and we are so proud of you all. Thank you! You have made us all proud and we are so excited to have you all back in school. We are ready to start the next adventure together, so advice is: have a wonderful and safe summer holiday and get well rested for the start of term.
The adults at home: well where do I start? You have taken on the teacher role as well as continuing being the parent. We know this is no easy task and we will forever be grateful for everything you have done during this time. Your support and extreme kindness has inspired and kept us all going at school and you have made it so much easier with your positive comments, praise and encouragement. Thank you is just not enough and the whole staff team have nothing but adoration and appreciation for all that you have done. Well done and thank you!
Staff, oh what a team! As an individual, I have been reminded of how hard it is learning new skills and knowledge. Covid-19 has given me the insight again of what our pupils feel when learning and I also know what a supportive, kind, patience and skilled set of staff they have. You have all got us through this time, and I am truly fortunate and lucky to be part of your team. You too have been invaluable and you will always be held in my heart for all that you have done and will continue to do for the good of the pupils.
Year 6! I really do not know where to start to be honest. Yes, it is not what we expected. No it is not what we normally do! Yet the time we have spent on seesaw, in class, making the year books, deciding on what we could do as a sendoff and the changes on what we have offered you has been emotional and have continued to enable us all to stay connected and have a wonderful, emotional ending. One which represents you all so well, the singing, the videos and messages you have got to keep, have been amazing and enjoy! You have all continued to be brave, determined and resilient during this time and we could not be more proud of each and everyone of you. You are now all ready to go off and enjoy the next adventure. You are ready, you will have an amazing time, learn new skills and make new friends. Just remember, you have had the foundations of what a positive and successful citizen looks like and what is expected. Continue to follow the golden rules and the world is your oyster!
Thank you to each and every one! Please continue to stay safe, stay alert and follow the guidance. Remember, just because school is closed, does not mean the roads are closed so be careful when out an about! Have a well deserved summer holiday, we will be waiting for you all to return and we cannot wait to see you all!
All our love
Miss Smith and the High View Team.