Monthly Archives: October 2022

Head’s Blog – 21st October 2022

Lots of awe and wonder in our garden this week as the sycamore tree and the wind treated us to a spectacular sight as the ”helicopters” flew from the sky. The Year 5 and 6 have been learning about living things, which has obviously stuck in their minds as they wanted to see what happened if they try and propagate the seeds!

Oak class have been learning about mechanisms in Design technology and have made their own windmills. They had a fabulous time making these beauties!

In Science years 3 and 4 have been learning about soil types and investigating the type of soil we have in our school grounds.

In RE, as part of the ”What do Christians learn about the Creation Story?”, the children were creative and made items that are in Genesis as God created the world in 7 days.

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Head’s Blog – 14th October 2022

There is definitely an Autumnal feel in the air as we move towards our final week of term one. I cannot believe how quickly this term has passed us by. Mrs Griffiths and Oak class have been out on their Welly Walk, enjoying the sunshine and looking at lichen. They have been investigating how it can vary from tree to tree. Below you will also see the tree that the children observe every week to look at seasonal changes. As they pause, they start with a prayer/thank you for this special tree.

We have been lucky enough to have Andy Seed, a local author, in this week to talk to KS2 about flora and fauna in the Forest of Dean. The children really enjoyed his presentation and have been inspired to write their own poetry.

The whole school have had the privilege of going to the Forest of Dean gymnastics centre for one of the PE sessions this term. They get specialised coaching from staff from the centre, alongside our teachers too. Using the equipment means that the children have the opportunity to see what is available to them in our local area and a number of our children have gone on to be members of a squad at the gym following our sessions. Lots more join other gymnastics clubs. We love to inspire our children in all aspects of their life.

As part of our Developing Who we are offer, the children have designed the images for each of the badges that they are able to earn for trying to be the best version of themselves that they can be. Below is a link to the booklet which contains the images.

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Macey was a Top Learner for her reading this week.

Head’s Blog – 7th October 2022

Head’s Blog – 7th October 2022

We have had a great week celebrating and encouraging children to develop who they are and be the best that they can be. We have appointed two Head students who always lead by example within school. The school council have had their second meeting and have been feeding back to their classes with information gained as well as bringing in ideas from their class. This week the focus was on our new personal/character development programme ”Developing who we are”. We have built this programme to enable children to challenge themselves in line with our curriculum vision. This includes being creative, adventurous, confident communicators and life-long learners. Next week the children will be entering a competition to design a logo for each badge. The children’s book will be issued after half term.

Science in years 3 and 4 has been hands-on again. To support learning how fossils are formed the children used different types of bread and jelly worms as a quick investigation. The scientific explanation will be reinforced in coming lessons, in line with Rosenshine’s principles of instruction. This helps children to retain information into their long term memory.

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Freya is a Christi-Angel.