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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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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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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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