Nursery this week have been reading the traditional tale of The Gingerbread Man. They made boats from junk modelling for the gingerbread man to use to cross the river so he didn’t need help from the fox. Some boats floated better than others!
Today all the children had a session in our outdoor forest classroom. They worked collaboratively on a range of challenges. Our THRIVE approach underpins all that we do in forest school. What a wonderful day of learning.
This evening the Full Governing Body met via zoom. Mr Steve Pidgeon was welcomed to his first FGB as non-teaching staff member.
Ms Trickett gave an update on the School Improvement Plan (SIP).
School policies, including the equality policy, were reviewed, ratified and adopted as appropriate.
The head teacher’s report was received.
Governors discussed the school priorities and how they know that progress is being made on them.
Minutes from the last meeting were approved and actions from them were discussed.
Governors discussed forthcoming training and recent training that had been undertaken.
The date of the next meeting is Monday 25th January 2021.
Year 6 have begun to explore the climate zones in the world. They knew that the equator would fall in the hottest climate zone and Antarctica and The Arctic would be the coldest. They were challenged to explain why this was the case using a “sun”, “earth” and “equator”. Their explanations and questioning were excellent. Using the globe, we ended up investigating why The Arctic ends up with so many hours of daylight in the summer and darkness in the winter.
Year 2 have been developing their sense of place and global knowledge. The children have been creating their own world maps by naming and locating continents and then focussing on which continent we live within. They were amazed that our planet is more water than land!
Yr2 can you remember;
*What are the 7 continents?
*What are the names of the major oceans?
*Where is the UK?
This morning, Reception and Nursery classes learnt all about Chanukah from our Chair of Governors, Mrs Maykels. We were told the story of Chanukah and why a candle on a Menorah is lit each night for 8 days. The children learnt a song too, and have spent the morning singing it and drawing pictures of their own Menorah’s.