A small school providing endless adventures

Head’s Blog – 8th July 2022

We have had a week starting with sporting adventures with 12 children going to Newent school on Monday and another 8 going to Viney Hill on Tuesday. The purpose of the events were to raise children’s awareness of the Commonwealth games that are happening in Birmingham this summer. The events enabled children to try out a range of sporting activities that they wouldn’t get to try out at school. They had a fabulous time and hopefully were inspired to take up a sport that they may not have thought of.

Our year 6 children have all been to visit their respective secondary schools over the last couple of weeks, all 7 schools! It is safe to say they are all excited about the next phase of their educational journey albeit a little apprehensive. Even though we are a small school, our children are confident and well prepared to move to a larger school. I am really proud of all of them and what they have achieved over the years that they have been at our school. The Leavers’ Service will take place at St. Peter’s Church on Wednesday 20th July at 10:30 a.m. and we welcome families to this service, as well as the year 6 parents. The Y6 parents will get the front few rows of the church reserved so they can have the best view of the service.

We had our move up day this week as well, which welcomed Mrs Peters to join our new Reception children. There are a couple of spaces available in our new Reception class if anyone would like their child to join us. They will be taught as a cohort of a maximum of 10 children with a highly trained EYFS professional. The statutory data in a Good Level of Development, phonics and SATs shows how excellent the provision at Clearwell is, despite COVID, the children have made excellent progress. Years 1 and 2 have been super scientists investigating what is needed to make plants grow. They made their predictions (hypotheses), decided on the different conditions the cress would live in (independent variables) and then evaluated the outcome by writing a conclusion. This is typical of how science is learnt at Clearwell as we want it to be memorable and interactive.

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