Well, we have come to the end of another tremendous year here at Gordon. I’m sure you would agree there has been no other year like this one. The academic year might have ended in an unprecedented way, but it’s important to acknowledge how the children, you as parents and the staff have encompassed Gordon’s Great habits of persistence, creativity, flexibility, accuracy, collaboration, bravery and curiosity over the past few months.
It is also important to reflect on the amazing successes and achievements of this year. From the Autumn term children have partaken in a variety of exciting topics including ‘Turrets, Tunnels and Towers’ in which the Year 2 children learned all about castles and even went to visit Rochester castle. The Year 3’s as part of their ‘Predators’ topic unravelled a mystery of a mysterious creature roaming the school and our year 6’s learned about the World Wars and the impact they had with a soldier reenactor coming in to show them what life was like in the trenches. We have also seen children take part in all kinds of events and trips, including a visit from a centurion in year 4, a Ready Steady Cook Challenge for our year 5’s, birds of prey for our year 3’s and even a real life super hero in the form of a paramedic visiting our year 1 children. Not forgetting the joyful dancing we learned from Local Councillor Siju Adeoye during Black history month. Followed by he reading challenges and Bedtime Stories where children, parents and staff were totally transported by the enthralling and engaging stories read by Gordon’s Great story tellers.
Our developing music provision has seen more children join the choir and attend Young Voices music festival one of the largest children’s choir concert in the world. Y3 and Y4 children also enjoyed singing and playing the djembe drums, which culminated in an outstanding performance at our local Central Theatre in Chatham.
The sporting prowess of Gordons sporting heroes was celebrated in a number of sporting events through the year such as the TSAT tag rugby, Mini Youth Games table tennis and lets not forget the amazing opportunity some children had to watch the England’s Lionesses World Cup semi-final live at the O2.
Continuing the trend of amazing feats achieved in school with yours and your children’s help we managed to raise a staggering amount of money for various charities by taking part in all kinds of events like Number day, Jeans for Genes day, Children in Need day, Red Nose day and many more once again displaying the charitable Gordon spirit.
Phew! What a great year!
At this time of the year, we look to say goodbye to our Y6’s who are moving onto their new schools in September. We wish them all the very best for the future and hope they will continue to harness those Gordon’s Great habitats and dispositions-always trying their best to be their best selves! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated and hardworking staff at Gordons Children’s Academy for another successful year.
All that remains, is to wish you a very happy summer break from everyone here at Gordon Children’s Academy and we will see you back from Monday the 7th September. Please note the staggered reintegration of children.
Monday 7th September: Year 2, Year 4, Year 6
Tuesday 8th September: Year 1, Year 3, Year 5
NB – Reception children begin on Monday 14th September 2020 – FS staff will be meeting with new YR parents this week.
Have a great summer break!