What a wonderful week 2!
We may have had a week of ice, slush and snow but it has not stopped the children demonstrating our high expectations across school. With icy conditions meaning there has been a lack of outside play for children most days, they have managed this extremely well and maintained responsible attitudes to their classrooms at all times.
It was wonderful to see the children outside when the opportunity arose to play in the snow and enjoy the opportunities that only a snow-filled playground can provide. Thanks to all of our staff for braving the freezing conditions to provide these memorable moments for the children.
On Monday morning and afternoon, I was very proud to stand in front of our children for achievement assembly. Their behaviour and attitudes in all assemblies has been exemplary this week. After assemblies on Monday I said to Mrs Wilson that I was so proud of each and everyone of them and it was so pleasing to see all children rising to the expectations we are setting them for their behaviour and attitudes around school. This was replicated on Friday when Mrs Wilson held our PSHE assembly about British Values. Again, she reported that the children were amazing!
School Development Visitors
On Thursday this week, Mr Ian Clennan of Selby Academy Trust visited school again as part of our school improvement project we are working on together. During the afternoon, the chief executive officer of Pathfinder Teaching School, Mr Andrew Daly and a director Mrs Hopkinson-Kearney also visited school. During this time, we took the opportunity to show them round our wonderful school. Both Mr Daly and Mrs Hopkinson-Kearney were blown away by the attitudes and behaviour of our staff and our children. Blown away by the standards around school and blown away by the provision we are able to provide for our community. We thank them for their time and their feedback.
A difficult week for attendance across school because of the snow and ice that surrounded us. Thanks to all those that made the effort to change travel arrangements, walk further distances or even bring the sled to school. They set a wonderful example to their children of how important every day in school is.
What are we reading?
We love to share our love of children’s books with the children and that is why or reading and writing lessons are all based around high-quality texts taken from our preferred teaching and learning programme for English https://literacytree.com/
This week, the children in school, alongside their teachers have been reading….
Year 1 – Send for a Superhero by Michael Rosen
Year 2 – We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Year 3 – The Pied Piper of Hamlin by Michael Morpurgo / Non-Fiction Texts about Natural Disasters
Year 4 – The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilder / Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbiner BIlan
Year 5 – The Odyssey / Black and British by David Olusoga
Year 6 – Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard / The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
Our assembly this week… British Values
This week we focused on British Values and how they link with our the CORE values of our school You can view the assembly slides here…
Published Authors – Year 2
Well done to the children who visited me this week to show me their progress in writing. It was amazing to see such writing from year 2!
Look out for…
Look out for stay and learn letters coming home soon.
Look out for emails about our parent’s evening appointments during Spring term 2 coming home in the next week or so.
Thanks as ever to our community for your continued support of our school. It makes an enormous difference!