Reopening Update Message -
As you are probably aware, the government confirmed yesterday that certain year groups in primary schools will soon begin to return to school. To enable this to happen and to ensure the safety and well-being of all pupils and staff, Swale Academies Trust is completing rigorous risk assessments in all schools.
Our school is now preparing the site for wider reopening and ensuring that the right equipment is in place. A phased return of Reception, Years 1 and 6 will start from Monday 8th June. This will be a staggered start with year groups returning over a couple of weeks and detailed information about new arrangements will be shared with parents and carers early next week.
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At Regis Manor we are keen to develop residential opportunities across our school where children can develop independence, team working skills and experience meaningful adventures.
Residentials offer children a wide range of diverse and exciting activities from developing practical bushcraft skills like firelighting, tracking, foraging and shelter building, to outdoor educational adventures like abseiling, climbing, archery and team games. While these are all exciting and fun activities for pupils to enjoy, there are other benefits that can stay with children for life – from confidence building, teambuilding, building self-esteem, tacking obesity, to encouraging independence and a sense of personal responsibility.
We know that residentials offer children an experience that they would not get from other aspects of our curriculum.
We currently offer a week away in Year 6 where they visit a local residential company called Swattenden (a KCC run adventure centre in Kent). We are looking to develop residential opportunities throughout Key Stage 2 over the next few years.
Children are on the go from around 8.30am until 7-8pm with activities. The activity programme varies every year but some examples could be (to name a few):
A letter will go out to parents inviting them to a meeting regarding the trip in their final term in Year 5. If your child is in Year 6 and you would like to see if there is still space on the trip please contact the school office.