Head teacher blog 26th September 2014
This week has been punctuated by a first joint training day for all the schools in Farsley during which subject leaders got together and we explored the expectations of the role. It was a very useful and productive day and, hopefully, will be the first of many joint initiatives. Our admin team have been very busy wading through the applications for extra-curricular clubs and making as fair an allocation as they can – a difficult and largely thankless task. Most clubs were massively over-subscribed so there is some unavoidable disappointment.
This week has also seen a number of class trips out to support the art curriculum: Year 2 are visiting Salt’s Mill to see the exhibition of work by David Hockney, whilst Y5/6 classes are visiting the Bradford Industrial Museum to see and sketch cogs and gears to support their work inspired by the artist Eduardo Paolozzi. Again, the good weather has allowed classes to make great use of the school grounds and I have seen children from Years 1 and 3 looking for different types of trees and seeds respectively. The Year 1 blog has an interesting tree identification quiz to try and the Year 3 blog shows some of the seeds that were discovered and information on how seeds are dispersed.