Is it finally Spring?
It’s been a strange half-term with ice, snow, hail and all other weathers to contend with along the way. This has made it difficult to fit everything in and we’ve all had to work hard to catch up.
I’ve seen some fantastic work from all year groups this term, including some excellent projects from home – Imane’s Viking longboat was something very special!
This term we have talked a lot about kindness and about growing into responsible citizens. The most important thing for me is that every child leaves here with self-esteem, confidence and happiness, and the only way that can happen is if we are all kind to each other. This will be a continuing theme into the next term.
Next term will also see the introduction of a new behaviour policy for the school; more details will be sent out after the holidays.
Year 6 have been working so hard to prepare for next term’s SATs. Booster classes have been taking place and the children are working their socks off every day. Each and every child in Year 6, however they score in the tests, has so much to be proud of. We have amazing artists, singers, actors, comedians and many more – these skills can’t be measured by the tests. Year 6 – remember you are all brilliant; work hard, try your best and give it everything you’ve got in the next term.
Year 2 will also be taking their assessment tests in May, with Year 1 taking part in the phonics screening in June, so we have a busy term ahead.
Thank you to all the parents and carers for your continued support. Have an enjoyable break and we’ll see you all on the 16th April.
Woah! We’re halfway there!
Well, it’s halfway through our academic year and I can’t believe the changes we have gone through so far…
The teachers have been working with Mrs Day, our fantastic maths consultant, and they have been making changes to the way in which the maths lessons are structured. I have seen so much collaborative working, reasoning, explanation and challenge throughout each year group and it is a joy to see the love of maths coming alive.
Key Stage One had an amazing visit to Chester Zoo, where they met such a vast range of animals (I was so sad that I couldn’t go – the giraffes are my favourite).
Year 3 had a great visit to Saltaire last week and loved their Victorian experience, even if it was rather cold! There are more exciting outings coming up, so watch this space…
Mrs Khalifa has been busy meeting with our School Council and developing their roles. They have come up with some fantastic ideas so far but would like your help – they have made a suggestion box for our entrance hall and would like your ideas, too. Get your thinking caps on!
Our first ‘Play and Learn’ session took place in our new parents’ room las week. I went along and met the children and their parents (I even had a play). This will take place every Wednesday morning from 9.00-10.30am and is open to the whole community, so if you know anyone with younger children (0-4 year olds) please let them know.
Atlas Food Bank is now up and running. If you would like to make any donations, or if you need to use the food bank in any way, please speak to myself, Mrs Khalifa or Miss Snowden.
Thanks to you all for your hard work so far – keep it up!