Children in Need 2021
Colourful spots in a sea of yellow: it can only mean one thing - AO is once again pitching in for Children in Need!
We enjoyed the now regular Dance Dash fixture, and for good measure we threw in a bit of Mexican Wave too. And don't let the grey skies fool you, the AO spirit is very much alive and well and undampened.
Let's go AO!
We have had an amazing start to the new year. It has been so exciting to have our old routines back and with face-to-face assemblies, shared breaks and the whole school on the playground doing Move and Groove, the Ashford Oaks family is together again!
One of the big projects this year is the 'Rights Respecting' school award - https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/. During assemblies children have been learning about the rights of children across the world. As we become a 'Rights Respecting' school the whole school community will develop a knowledge and understanding of rights. The project is based on empowerment and participation and we have already had lots of volunteers from pupils across the school to join our 'Rights Committee'. They will soon be leading assemblies on 'Rights'. If you would like to find out more about this exciting initiative, please come to our Parents Voice session on 23rd September at 9.00 a.m.
One of the most heart-melting comments we have had in a 'Rights' assembly so far was from Dylan in Year Six. He said that all children should have the right to dream about their future. For many Year Six parents and carers this is a time when you and your children will naturally be thinking about the next part of your child's journey in education. If any of you would like the opportunity to discuss secondary transition, please either catch one of us on the gate or contact the email@example.com. We are so lucky to have an incredible choice of excellent secondary schools and it will be a difficult but exciting task to choose which one is best for you and your child.
For those taking part in the Kent Test, good luck. We know you always give it your best and however you do, your futures and those of every Year Six Pupil will be bright indeed.
Our school is fully open, and we continue to follow the "Hands Face Space" guideline.