23 Sep From the Headteacher
No 319, Friday 23rd September 2016 Dear Parents and Carers, We have had another great week. When visiting Nursery and Reception I have been really impressed with how well our new children are settling. They were fully engrossed with what they were doing and had…
No 319, Friday 23rd September 2016
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had another great week.
When visiting Nursery and Reception I have been really impressed with how well our new children are settling. They were fully engrossed with what they were doing and had big smiles on their faces. What a great first week for them. Thank you for your support in helping them settle.
I saw Year 6 during their mindfulness lesson and it was a pleasure seeing them participate. Mindful awareness exercises help children develop concentration and selfawareness which can then help them with their concentration with learning. All classes will participate in mindfulness this year.
One of our priorities this year for the children and their leaning is spelling. We will be looking at ways to improve and develop children’s spelling in the context of their writing. Spelling is an integral part of the writing process. Pupils who spell with ease are able to concentrate on the content of their writing and its meaning. While it is important to remember that spelling is not the most important aspect of writing it can contribute to developing a writer’s confidence.
In Nursery and Reception we like the children to use real life objects, so if you have any going spare at home we would really appreciate them. Examples are saucepans, frying pans, kitchen utensils, old microwave, phones, hairdryers, baskets, towels, old bedding, small gardening tools, etc. Any donation of bricks, lego etc, cardboard boxes would also be greatly appreciated too. Thank you.
Year 3 would love some volunteers to listen to children read. If you are able to donate some of your time please come and see us. It would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your Calais donations. The box will remain in the Reception area until the end of next week.
We will be sending out all the dates up until Christmas very soon.
Have a lovely weekend.