Learning represented through Imaginative Artwork

Today, different classes worked together to think about how they can represent the concept of LEARNING through Art. The children were not allowed to use pencils or pens and had to be collaborative learners bringing together shared ideas to create these stunning creative pieces.

Each group was able to talk through how their creations were linked to learning. We were very impressed with all of the wonderful ideas that were shared.

Mrs Tricket is very excited to put each piece up for display to welcome us back into school in September.

Please take a momen to talk to your child about the ideas behind their pieces, I’m sure they will WOW you as they did us!

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Today’s news is tomorrow’s history

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.

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YEAR 5 BLYM Sailing

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.


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People who help us

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.

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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.

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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.

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People who help us

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.

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