Year 6 PGL are on their way home! The coach will be back around 4pm today. Please pass on the message to other parents as School Gateway is currently down.
The Governing Body met this evening in the glorious sunshine! Reports were received from staff on Reading, RE and Ms Trickett gave the head teachers report. Ms Edwards informed the Governing body about the recent staff INSET training she had attended, on Heartsmart our new PSHE curriculum. There was a discussion on PE and sports provision for children and the budget for next year was discussed.
Minutes from the last Governing Body Meeting were received and approved and matters arising were addressed. Governor visit reports were received and the forthcoming Governor Day was discussed. Governors were made aware of forthcoming training opportunities including eLearning.
Dates for FGB meetings for the next academic year were shared.
The date of the next meeting is Monday 8th July 2019.
UPDATE : The School Gateway is now back up and running.
The School Gateway is currently having problems. Texts and emails can not be sent or received. Please call the office or use the admin email if you need to contact the school. We will update you when the system is back online.
The children came into school this morning to find that many of the eggs had hatched overnight! They have taken it in turns today to look at the chicks. They’ve counted eleven so far, but some have still to hatch!
This morning, the whole school spent time continuing to Sharpen the Saw. The focus today was to ensure we exercise so that our bodies are ready for learning. The children made choices about whether they exercised through Fit for 15 or through Fitter Future. Lots of rosey cheeks and smiling faces showing their enjoyment.
This evening there was a meeting of the FGB. Ms Jessica Ackland was welcomed to her first governing body meeting following her recent election as parent governor. Ms Amanda Erasmus has attended her last governing body meeting and she was thanked for all her hard work and dedication during her term as a governor of Maple Cross School. Ms Liz Maykels has been appointed Acting Chair of the governing body until September.
Reports were received from the Head teacher, on English provision and the recent Art week.
The governing body thanked the Head and staff for their hard work which has led to many positive comments during the recent JARV.
Minutes from the previous meeting were approved and signed and actions arising from these were addressed.
Governors were informed of training opportunities including on line courses to ensure their skills are up to date and relevant.
School policies have been reviewed and updated and these were approved by the Governing Body.
The date of the next meeting is Monday 13th May 2019 at 6.00pm
For world Book Day Reception spent the day exploring activities around the book ‘Shark in the Dark’ by Nick Sharratt. The small world area had sharks and other sea creatures and non fiction books. In the creative area the class all had the opportunity to make their own telescope like Timothy Pope from the story. They also supported their class mates who performed the story to the rest of the school by joining in with the repeated refrain ‘Could it be a Great White Shark?’ This afternoon we also had the pleasure of being joined by Year 4 to share stories and read to each other.