It may well be the penultimate week of the Summer term this week but has that stopped the children from displaying their wonderful learning? Not a chance!
In Nursery this week, the children have listened to the story ‘Topsy and Tim Start School’. From this, the children have been talking about what they think Reception will be like and how they might feel. In a Circle Time activity, the children have shared a special memory with their friends about what they have enjoyed the most in Nursery and they used super sentences to do so! Well done Mickeys! The children have also been getting into the World Cup spirit by playing football outside with Mr Price and using the small world football pitch. I think we may have some football stars of the future!
Our dashing Dalmatians have been getting very arty this week, creating lovely pieces of artwork for their ‘Highway Rat’ display! We have loved seeing our corridor transformed into a living version of Julia Donaldson’s tale. The children particularly enjoyed creating the deep, dark cave for the Highway Rat to explore.
Year 1 children have been demonstrating super writing skills to write a letter from the viewpoint of the poor squirrel who had been scared by the Highway Rat! They have used amazing adjectives to describe how they felt when the dreaded rat stole their food! In Maths, the children have explored finding a quarter of a quantity by splitting a variety of items into four equal parts. What marvellous mathematicians they are!
In Year 2, the children have been recapping all of the different areas of maths taught this year through a magnificent ‘Mad Maths’ morning. The children have been working on problem solving and worded problems and wowed their teachers with their reasoning skills! In English, the children have been recapping questions and exclamation sentences.
This week has seen our children spend a transition day in their new classes ahead of September. They have loved meeting their new teachers, exploring their new classrooms and experiencing lots of MAGIC learning! Ranging from adding dots on Dalmatians and writing dinosaur descriptions to our Year 2s creating some magical Harry Potter art ahead of their Grove adventure, we have all been so impressed with how well they have settled and can’t wait to see what amazing things they will do in September too! Their behaviour throughout the day was impeccable and they all truly are a credit to the school.
It was great to welcome parents to our ‘All you need to know’ meetings to meet their children’s new teachers and find out all about learning in their new yeargroup.
This week we have also hosted a ‘stakeholder’ day, where our Parents’ Forum and School Council members had lunch with some of our governors and trustees. They discussed what they like about our school and what they thought could be improved, so that it can inform next year’s development plan. It was a really successful event, with lots of ideas for how we can continue to improve, and we hope to hold more of these events in the future. We are looking at how we can improve communication with our parents so any ideas would be gratefully received.
Have a lovely weekend as we prepare for our final week of the Summer term next week, and final week at Northwood for our Year 2s (sob sob!)
Mrs. Moran, Mrs. Carrigan, Mrs. Clark and Miss Simpson