...fostering a positive and responsible attitude in children towards their environment...
Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome back to school! I hope the children and yourselves enjoyed a lovely Easter.
This term, if the roadmap allows, we may be able to slowly return to some of our normal activities. It is lovely to be able to get the children out into the sunshine which really helps raise the spirits.
We will be inviting all parents in for parents' evenings next month - we will be able to do these in person, with the same arrangements as before. This will be an important opportunity to discuss your child's current achievement and progress. I will email a letter home with booking details as soon as dates are agreed.
Places for the Reception cohort 2021 have been awarded. Parents with a Reception child starting in September will be contacted shortly.
Key Stage 2 after school bubble clubs begin soon with Miss Essex - please make sure you have given consent on Parent Pay and if for any reason your child can't attend, please email the office or let the classteacher know. Please also make sure you collect your children from the top playground unless you have given written permission for them to walk home alone.
Key Stage 2 have just started working on an exciting writing project led by Pie Corbett, (author, writer, poet, educational trainer) and his team, called Teaching Live. Teaching Live is a sequence of 10 live weekly interactive KS2 creative writing lessons (with follow up activities) intended to fire the children's imagination and improve their writing skills. The focus is on the development of writing for pleasure, building the imagination and teaching the craft of writing so that over time, through the sequence of the lessons, children improve.
Teaching Live harnesses the latest blogging technology to give our children a truly global audience! With live teaching and modelling via Zoom, the children use iPads to post their work during the lesson. All writing is checked and approved by the Teaching Live team before publication on the site. Their work can then be commented upon by people from across the globe and the children are taught how to leave quality peer feedback themselves. We look forwards to sharing the children's achievements throughout this project!