Head’s Blog – 6th March

Communicating confidently is one aspect of our Vision at Clearwell so we love it when children ask to present to their class or the whole school. This week, a year 2 child has taught us about the anatomy of a chicken and shared how, together with his mum, have nursed battery hens back to good health. Here he is with his visual aid. The children loved stroking and holding the chicken. Mrs Tarry did too!

One of our Reception children went to march with Greta Thunberg in Bristol last week and shared her thoughts and experiences with the school.

World Book Day 2020

We had a wonderful day celebrating our love of books on Thursday. Lots of the children chose to dress up even though it was optional. All of the children had a t-shirt which KS1 children all drew characters from their favourite book and KS2 children wrote a quotation from a book on. We all took it in turns sharing our character or quotation to the whole school. It is fabulous seeing 4 year olds talking to the whole school!

Teachers planned a range of activities including a treasure hunt which tested their knowledge of books, decorating a book mark, creating a character, shared reading and designing their t-shirts. We hope that their love of reading has grown. We have bought lots of new books to add to our Ripping Reads collection and have set up an Amazon wish list of books if anyone would like contribute to our collection.
We took our first delivery today from “A Well Wisher” – thank you.


The impact of war on Clearwell

We have carried out different activities this afternoon as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund research. Neil, one of our parents, came in and answered some challenging questions about his time serving in the British Armed Forces. We could have quizzes him for hours! Meanwhile, another group of children went with Dr Griffiths to Clearwell Caves and the cemetery to find out more about Francis Miles.

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