Au Revoir, Mr Cook…

On Friday, we said farewell to Mr Cook after 10 years service at our school. As was evident in assembly, we will all miss him very much (and i’m sure he’ll miss us too).

Mr Cook, in his own inimitable way, inspired and supported children and adults alike – sure, we’re gutted that he’s left, but I think we’re all better people for knowing, working with, and learning with him.

The great news is that he’s not going far away – and we wish him all the best in his new role at the Reach Free School.

Mr Cook wasn’t sure whether he’d have time to post anything on the blog (he’s at PGL this week), so asked me to say a HUGE thank you on his behalf, to everyone, for his leaving gifts.

Au Revoir, Mr Cook! (more…)

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Emotion Coaching Workshops

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our first session on Emotion Coaching. I saw nearly 30 members of the community and hope that this begins some of the ripples in the pond. There will be a follow up after half term to revisit these ideas – if you were unable to attend yesterday, please do try to make time for the second session. I attach the powerpoint I shared which will give you some indication of what was discussed and suggest ways in which you can securely acknowledge your child’s emotions, while ensuring behaviour is effectively dealt with.

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Remembering Ann Shaw…

We were sad to hear that Ann Shaw died yesterday, 17th May 2017.

Ann was a local councillor, former governor, pillar of our community, and friend. She always championed the staff and pupils at our school and helped us in an anyway that she could. Most recently, in September 2016, she opened our new y5/6 classroom and always made time to talk to the children.

Our thoughts and condolences go to Ann’s family.

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The big, fat caterpillar!

Today there was much excitement in Nursery. Outside, a very big and fat caterpillar was found hiding under some boxes.

Very gently we held the caterpillar and felt it tickle our hands. We filmed the caterpillar walking and watched it back in class. We have added more information to our book we have been making about caterpillars.

 

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