Head’s Blog – 7th December 2018

As the rest of the audience, I was absolutely blown away by the KS2 production ‘It’s All Greek To Me’.  The children, with Mrs Griffiths, put together a fabulous performance whereby they had them opportunity to show off their knowledge of the Greeks, their singing, acting and performing skills.  I was impressed that so many pupils have been able to learn their lines off by heart especially in such a short time frame.  We definitely have one or two children destined for life on the stage!  There are also some budding producers and directors, as I found out when I didn’t know what I supposed to do.  In my defence I have never seen the production before and was planning in staying in the audience!  I am proud of all of the children, especially those who overcame fears before and during the production to perform in front of the audience.

Our new curriculum is certainly inspiring the children as evidenced by the sheer volume and quality of the independent learning tasks created by the children with support from home.  I have visited some schools where children do not know their topic, that is certainly not the case at Clearwell.

The sale of the biscuits that the children made yesterday raised over £110. We will probably use this to buy some glaze for our hands (please see below). Thank you for your generous donations.

Becky, Mrs Frith’s sister, came in today to work with the children to create our art installation for Taurus Crafts. You can vote for our school to win a prize when they are displayed there.  Becky commented on how cooperative and polite the children were and here is the finished product. The circle in the middle has an acrostic poem which the children have described a Clearwell Christmas. It is really touching. I will try and get a close up photograph of this next week.

Whilst work was taking place on the wreath, everyone was taking it in turns making an impression of their hand with clay.  These are going to be fired at Dene Magna and then glazed to make a Rainbow of Hope for our corridor.  It will show how we all belong to our small community.