The children took part in two special assemblies this morning where they heard about ways they can keep themselves safe and then how they can help other children who may not be as lucky as them. In both the KS1 and KS2 assemblies the children were joined by Kieran from the NSPCC who reminded them how they can talk to trusted adults if they are ever worried and explained how Childline operates. At the end of the assembly the children were challenged to help the NSPCC raise funds by taking part in a special sponsored challenge by taking part in Buddys Workout.
Throughout the day the children in Year Four took part in a special Forest Friends session where they worked outside to investigate wildlife and work in teams to create mini homes for mice. Meanwhile, back inside, the children in Year three took part in a Maths investigation based around Minecraft. the children created their own Minecraft style characters out of squares and were then challenged to identify lines of symmetry and calculate the characters overall area.
Today saw us host two workshops for parents. In the afternoon parents of Foundation Stage children were invited into school to hear all about ways that they can support reading at home and as part of the workshop they were also treated to a special ‘Letters & Sounds’ demo by the children in Year One. In the evening the parents of children in Years Five and Six were invited into the hall to take part in a Maths Session led by Mrs Sterling. Mrs Sterling demonstrated some of the strategies used to teach Maths in upper KS2 with the parents having a go at calculating a series of challenges using what they had been taught, thanks to everyone who made it along.
After school our full governing body met for the first time this academic year. At the meeting Mr Stanton was reelected as the chair of the governing body with Mr White and Mrs Ham returning to the roles of vice chairs. Governors were elected as named governors for specific year groups and a number of policies were adopted.