Headteacher blog 15th July 2016
It was wonderful to see so many parents, carers and extended family at school on Wednesday for Sports Day. The weather was reasonably kind and a good day seemed to be had by all. Well done to Miss Hutchinson and Mr Cooke for another well organised day. This day of sporting endeavour comes in the same week that former pupil Nile Wilson was announced as part of the GB team for the Rio Olympics – a fantastic achievement!
It has been a week of contrasting experiences for 4KW and Year 5 as they have been on trips into the Dales. Year 4 visited Horton in Ribblesdale for a village study and visit to a quarry. They enjoyed a lovely fine, sunny day. By contrast, two trips for Year 5 to Malham were cooler and wetter with 5B enduring very miserable weather. Nevertheless, the visits will have enhanced their geography curriculum. Year 5 looked at river features, including the source of the river Aire, and geology such as the famous limestone pavement. And they had a splash around in Gordale Scar…
Finally, in a Governors’ meeting last night we had the pleasure of a presentation from Mrs Galbraith and Mrs Daniels about science across the school: from Nursery to Year 6. It was clear that the subject was very well led with a huge range of science being delivered in an engaging, practical way – which is just as well as the chair of the committee is a professional scientist herself!