This week has been great!
Our new Reception children have settled in really well and are already an important part of our school family; they are enjoying playing and learning together. This week they have experienced maths, reading, art, outdoor learning, going to the allotment and a whole lot more!
After school clubs started this week, with outdoor discover and do, running, football and drawing club on offer. We are very lucky that the clubs change every half term so there is always something different to try. Look on our Facebook page for examples of what we are up to.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the class meetings this week. I hope you found them both informative and interesting. The only subject that might change each week is the time and nature of our PE sessions. We have a variety of Football, Rugby and Swimming this term so please bear with us with inevitable changes to PE kit requirements on a Thursday afternoon and Friday. We are working with different coaches, the weather and swimming sessions so things are…flexible!!! We will keep you updated with text messages.
The classroom walls are filling up with some brilliant work. There are already different pieces of writing, art and topic work for everyone to admire and be proud of. The environment is bright, fresh and inspiring.
The Year 6 children are enjoying their position as the eldest in the school. We have voted in our House Captains and the remaining children have once again chosen their own roles. The roles they have chosen to take this year include; charity ambassadors, sports ambassadors, buddies and arts ambassadors. Year 6 children will also play an important role in the school council. Later in the year we will appoint a Head Pupil, this will be someone who has shown that they uphold our school values and motto.
Developing Oracy skills in children is essential. Encouraging children to talk, ask questions, discuss topics, form ideas and have opinions is a really important part of their development; it is an important part of the English National Curriculum. We teach these skills in school through English lessons, the Mock Trial, the school productions, the public speaking competition, circle time, PSHE and in a variety of other inspiring ways. The earlier we develop these skills in our children the better. In an effort to further support the development of these key skills in our children we are launching ‘Would you rather Wednesdays’’. I will be posting on the Facebook page a ‘would you rather’ question for you to discuss as a family each week. These are designed to be fun, allow individuals to form an opinion, and think about different ideas. It is to get people talking! Most importantly there is no right or wrong answer, each contribution is valuable. The best part is being able to justify your reasons as to why you have given your answer.
Would you rather have a time machine or a magic wand?
I will be asking the children to share their thoughts each week in assembly. I am interested to hear their ideas.
Ps—I would have a time machine so there were more hours in the day, or I could press pause when I wanted!!
If you are reading this post and you are interested in a place at our wonderful school then we have spaces available in some year groups. Please ring the school office on 01452 770227 for more details or to book an appointment to come and have a look around. We also have our open morning on 9th October 2019, 10-11.30am. We look forward to showing you around our school.
This week has been great!