We have had a very busy few weeks this term and there are many reasons why I am incredibly proud of our school! Our creative curriculum is really motivating and exciting our pupils as they develop their own learning experiences together with their teachers and other staff within the school. I was lucky to accompany our Y2 class on their adventure in Fineshade Woods recently. The children were a delight to be with as they demonstrated a range of skills and achievements during the visit including independence, team building, problem solving, self challenge and determination to achieve! Their learning outcomes back at school afterwards showcase the impact of active learning away from the classroom.
I can do it!
On Thursday 20th November we held our first celebration of learning event of this school year when all children from Nursery to Y6 were proud to share their creative learning achievements with their parents and families. Our choir performed a preview of the songs they are learning for the Young Voices Concert in January and then Y4 opened their amazing gallery of learning linked to their exciting curriculum experiences so far this year. We were also joined by John Jefferies who, together with pupils from Y5, provided further e-safety advice and guidance for parents. It was a very successful evening and we were all very proud of the children and their achievements. Please visit the gallery section of the website to see more photographs of this memorable open event.
Mr Mark Kieran, our Chair of Governors, was very proud to declare the Y4 Creative Curriculum Gallery open!
Our Y5 class have also been very motivated by their creative learning this term and have been very enterprising with their class business ventures! Representatives from the class came to see me and they successfully bid for start up capital to set up their three companies. They went on to design and create their products for sale at our recent Christmas Fair and were very successful! They will be coming to see me again soon to discuss their profit margins and to present me with their proposals as to how they plan to spend the money they raised.
Some of our Governors spent the afternoon in school on Wednesday 26th November talking to children and staff about the success of our new curriculum and they enjoyed finding out about how the success of the different creative learning projects taking place throughout the school.
We began the festive season last Friday 28th November with our annual Christmas Fair. It was one of the most successful community events we have enjoyed since I became Headteacher and we received fantastic support on the night from our parent community.
One of the highlights of the evening was that Santa's reindeer were in our school garden and it was magical to see the children's responses as they went out to meet them!
We are now busy preparing for our Christmas performances throughout the school and I am greatly looking forward to welcoming parents to the events during the next couple of weeks.
Well done everyone!
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