Headteacher blog 24th March 2017
Teachers have worked particularly hard this week as we have had two very busy parents’ evenings. It was good to see so many families attending and those that didn’t are being contacted again to arrange another appointment. The vast majority of feedback from last week’s mid year reports was very positive and parents seem to have appreciated the detailed assessment records that we provided. This is all a team effort but particular thanks must go to Mrs Hawkhead who does all the technical work behind the scenes to make sure that all the assessment and reporting systems run smoothly.
This week, Year 1 have been learning all about chickens: they visited the hens on the farm for a talk and a tour, and they are looking after a couple of birds from Mr Garlick’s flock in their outdoor area. Year 5 have been for visits to a mosque as part of their learning about Islam this week, and next week Reception are going to a church for a mock wedding! These trips follow other visits to a church, a synagogue and a gurdwara and is part of a rich and interesting RE curriculum that broadens our children’s understanding of the cultures of modern Britain. A striking theme from the Imam’s talk to Y5 this week was how much common heritage we share. I have been invited to attend a forum on Islam and World Peace at the mosque on Saturday 29th April and I look forward to an interesting evening and strengthening links with the mosque.