In Nursery this morning the Year 6 pupils led a technology session with the children. There was a range of activities, from Beebots to accessing the internet safely. Thank you Year 6 – the nursery children were fully engaged and told us later how much they enjoyed it.
Our current news display
Year 5’s ideas about how they can help
Year 6’s ideas about how they can help
During this summer term in the library, Years 5 and 6 have been reading current newspapers and reflecting on what they are reading, specifically how they feel about current news. These articles have been put up on a display, along with their writing about their reactions. The articles they felt strongly towards cover news from all over the world but some common themes developed, such as climate change, pollution, recycling, and natural disasters.
In our last week on this project, we researched and thought about ways we could help. The two white board images show what each class thought about and their ideas about helping or improving these issues.
Well done to everyone in Year 5 and 6 for their hard work on this, their thoughtful ideas, and their commitments to improving global concerns.
Year 5 have been so privileged to be given the opportunity to sail for 4 days this week. We have had our first session on Monday and the children loved every bit of it. We were lucky enough to catch some wind so we could sail off like experts that day. Today, the children lived the dream. The instructors have been kind enough to show each one of them how to capsize and eventually they all had a go at it. It was the best session, they said. We are really looking forward to the next two days and ready to learn more about sailing.
Yesterday, we finished off our theme of people who help us by having a new born baby come and visit Nursery. The children realised that a baby needs lots of help as it can’t feed or change itself. Quite a few of the children in Nursery have smaller siblings and were able to tell us about their baby brothers/sisters.
This evening’s full governing body meeting started with a ‘Learning Festival’ where governors were able to talk to staff about learning that has taken place this year and plans for next year.
In the main meeting we welcomed Rachel Macfarlane Director of Education Services at Herts for Learning and one of the authors of ‘The Nine Pillars of Great Schools’ who discussed Robust and Rigorous self evaluation with the governing body.
A variety of reports were received and considered including verbal reports on Science, RE, PSHE and The School Parliament and the Head’s Written Report.
Minutes from the previous meeting and matters arising were addressed and ratified. Governors thanked staff for the opportunity to visit the school during the recent Governor day and agreed that this was a very positive experience for all concerned.
School policies were reviewed and approved.
This evening was Ms Jill Biss’ last meeting as a governor and thanks were expressed to her for all her contributions to the governing body.
Date of next meeting Monday 7th October 2019 at 6pm.
Last week, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the Reach Free school. They learnt how to play handball out on the astro and how to perform a complicated mix of jumps, turns and landings on the trampoline. Year 4 were brilliant at having a go at these new skills even when they felt a little nervous.
Today, Nursery had a nurse call in to speak to them. The nurse explained a little bit about her job and where she worked and then she explained the importance of washing our hands thoroughly. The children asked lots of questions and learnt and practised the correct way to properly wash their hands.
This week in Nursery our theme is all about the people that help us in our community. Yesterday we had a police officer come in and speak to us. The children were able to ask lots of questions and look at handcuffs, a radio and then try on a police hat.