Head’s Blog – 21st May 2021
What has happened to the weather? I am so glad that last year, when we were in Lockdown 1.0, the weather was glorious. We are all hoping and praying that the sun will come out to play soon! We were however fortunate enough to miss the storms and showers and go out on our weekly Welly Walk. In Science, KS1 are looking at the changes that occur in plants. As well as carrying out practical investigations in class, we use Welly Walk to look at science in the nature around us. This week we looked at how seeds are dispersed and what better way is there than looking at dandelions. They are in abundance, so the children had a wonderful time playing with them this week as well as being able to describe the life cycle of a dandelion.
Reading is at the core of learning at Clearwell and we want everyone to have a love of reading. We know that some children find it challenging to read so it is our job to support them and to encourage this love. This term, Mrs Griffiths has been running a book club with a group of children. They have been reading Holes by Louis Sachar and then discussing it at their regular meetings. We have been so impressed with their dedication, enthusiasm and knowledge that we have made them our Librarians. Our KS2 library is going to get a revamp next term and these children, together with Mrs Griffiths, are going to carry out an audit and tell us which books we are missing within different genres. They will then be given a small budget to spend to improve our provision.