Head teacher blog March 30th 2017
It is the end of a very busy term: my staff and our children have worked very hard and certainly deserve their holiday! There is tremendous progress evident in books and feedback on report slips (and at Parents’ Evenings) has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you for the very many kind and generous comments. One inspiring piece of progress that I have seen this week has been Skye in Y6 who has worked so hard to learn the full list of 104 key Y5/6 spellings: she has improved from correctly spelling just 13% of them in February to 96% at the end of March – how fantastic is that? I do know of other schools that are open throughout the Easter holidays for lessons prior to SATs. I think this is a shame although I do think that children should keep their learning ticking over during the holidays: reading regularly; practising phonics; accessing Mathletics; or working through their revision books in Years2 and 6. A little and often is usually the best balance.
A highlight this week has been the mock wedding held by Reception classes: smart clothes, minibuses with ribbons and a day at the Oak Church! There was great excitement and it was a memorable day. Today, huge numbers of Year 1 parents have been welcomed in to school for the finale of Year 1’s chicken topic. Both these events are typical of the commitment of our staff to create a vibrant, engaging curriculum that makes our school a great place to be a child.