The horrendous weather may well have stopped Country Dancing and Welly Walk taking place this week but the children have still had lots of fun. One thing was Mrs Griffiths spent a lot of time talking to Oak about what makes us happy. It is so important that we take time to reflect on this as too often we are concerned about what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. Then with Willow, they were history detectives and looked through boxes of old school photographs and documents so that they could compare and contrast school life over the last 100 years. Some family members could be recognised!
Mrs Stirrup welcomed the new parents and children to Clearwell this week. We are very excited about them joining us and are sure that they will have a wonderful school experience. There are a few places left in Reception for September if anyone knows anyone who is still looking for a tailored education for their child, whilst having a huge range of opportunities.
On Wednesday we were entertained by the children who have private music lessons with Mark Bick. They put on a performance to showcase their creativity. We had singing from Shannon; a composition to include keyboard, voice and drums from Norah – it sounded very much like The Doors; Rory’s composition included keyboard and voice producing a transient inspired dance sound; Tom and Josh – with Josh on Keyboard – who wrote a song about the bug hotel that they have built in our garden; Grace played the Brahm’s lullaby on the keyboard whilst Mark accompanied her on the guitar and then she played ‘There was a crooked man’ as a solo. Toby and Millie completed the performance with their composition about a virus escaping a laboratory and zombies taking over. I was overwhelmed by the range of skills and creativity demonstrated. It is fabulous to see how confident the children are and how their creativity is encouraged. This is one way we nurture our children to enable them to flourish. Thank you Mark!
Our school trip to Devil’s Chapel and Dark Hills is taking place next Wednesday. If the current weather is anything to go by, waterproofs are going to be required!