Head’s Blog – 12th January 2018

Happy New Year!

Wow, what a first week back to school we have had.  Eleven children represented our school at the National Event of Young Voices and sang their little hearts out.  I have heard lots of amazing feedback from pupils, parents and staff and as Head of Clearwell I am extremely proud of them for taking part in this incredible event.  A huge thank you to Miss Brint and Mrs Hopkins who not only took the children but prepared them so well.  I would like to also thank parents as I know that it is not a cheap event for your children to participate in, especially so close to Christmas but I hope that you and your children enjoyed it.

Wellie Walk

Years Reception to Year 4 have been taking part in our weekly Wellie Walk which I believe is outdoor learning at its best.  The children not only get to walk and exercise through the surrounding areas of our beautiful area, they cooperate and support each other, learn about nature and also use their literacy skills.  This week all of the children built dens and used it to re-tell the story of The Three Little Pigs,  as Oak Class are learning about Traditional Tales.

Science in Action

Today, Willow class had the opportunity to learn about rivers, water filtration and pollution.  Meisha Pederson from the Wye-Usk Foundation came in to work with the class. They played definition Bingo, filtered water, measured the pH of water with and without orchid food, amongst other activities.  They have a wonderful practical afternoon.

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