Children Talking about Learning

Year 6 drawing

Talking with children about their learning continues to be a part of my role that I really enjoy and find inspirational. For example last week some year 6 (image attached) shared their artwork, using the concept of single point perspective as the starting point. Equally in year 4 some of our more able mathematicians were exploring the digital roots of numbers, finding patterns and using them to make mathematical predictions. On the same day, some of our Foundation Stage children very proudly gave me a marmalade sandwich, inspired by the work they have been doing about Paddington Bear.

At this time of year there are a number of elections in school, for example for ECO reps and to be the class members on our Pupil Parliament. These groups are an essential characteristic of our school. One of the real highlights for me last week was to see just how proud a child was at being elected to the Pupil Parliament. I look forward to seeing the results of all their work during the year.

All our curriculum newsletters are now on the school website and I hope these provide a helpful guide for parent on the teaching and learning planned for this term.  There were a large number of parents at the “Meet the Teacher” sessions last week, and it was good news to see quite so many people there. I appreciate that the large number of parents at each meeting meant it was difficult to hear etc, so we are considering how to alter the sessions next year to make them better for parents.

Finally, before the summer holiday become a distant memory I would like to thank those members of premises and administrative staff who work all- year round to ensure that the school was so clean and all the refurbishment work was finished on time and to a very high quality for the beginning of the academic year.