Headteacher’s update 11th Feb 2019

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and not stricken with the nasty bugs that seem to be circulating. From what I hear from other headteachers, we have been quite fortunate so far, and we are pushing the ‘personal hygiene’ message quite strongly at school to try and keep it that way!

Over the last couple of weeks the children have become really immersed in their topic work in each class and I was excited to receive a special invitation to attend Foxes’ ‘Anglo Saxon Day’ this Friday coming. I’m not too sure about the dressing up bit though…..

The big excitement for Falcons class last week was Bikeability training, which took place Monday to Thursday via two x two-hour sessions each day. This year there was enough funding for both year groups to take part and it was enjoyed by all, even those who were very nervous to start with.  It’s such an important skill to learn so we were delighted the money was there for everyone to improve their proficiency and road sense.

Ladybirds children have been making things related to the book ‘Peepo’ which was published in 1981 and so is now used as historical reference material. This made me and Mrs Cook feel very old! The children are using a ‘plan, do, review’ approach at the making table to try and improve their overall designing and making skills.

We watched some children from Hedgehogs class perform their own poem at Celebration assembly on Friday. The children have loved watching videos of Michael Rosen performing some of his poems based on playing.  They have observed him carefully, noting all the vocal and facial expressions he uses and are trying to incorporate this into their own work.  Great fun!

I hope you stay bug-free over the half term break and have a lovely time with friends and family.

Allison Driver