Head’s Blog – 3rd February 2023

This week has seen some of years 5 and 6 completing their Bikeability course to support them to safely ride their bikes to school. This can be challenging when your playground has a rather steep incline but fortunately the roads in Clearwell are relatively flat so they could train out in the village. Even the most experienced bike riders improved their practice and for those less experienced there was a huge improvement in their ability to cycle safely on the roads. As we all aim to reduce our carbon footprint, it is brilliant that these children can now ride their bikes safely to school. Now we just need a bike rack installed to store them in during the day!

Not wanting to be left out in learning essential life-long skills, four of our year 2 children have been awarded their 5m badges at swimming. This is often the most challenging as it is a brand new skill to acquire. Well done to Victoria, Lacey, Matilda and Réne – badges can be collected from the pool next time!

As part of learning that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution, years 5 and 6 have been carrying out an investigation using a range of household products. Lots of fun and learning was had by all! Filtration next week using resources lent by Dene Magna Science Department – thank you Mr Derrick.

Our Celebrations

Roman was a Top Learner for his hard work in phonics and reading.