Headteacher blog December 11th 2015
It has been a busy week with the PTA Christmas Fair and Foundation Stage Nativity performances. I’m sure Benedict Cumberbatch has, on occasion, waved and called out ‘look at me mummy!’ but I don’t recall ever reading of an actor or actress throwing off their costume and leaving the stage to sit on their parent’s lap or of a camel taking off with the Wise Men’s gift of gold! Organising a nativity with up to 100 three, four and five year olds is a wonderful challenge!
I have been doing lots of school tours over the past few weeks with prospective parents appearing to be impressed by the relaxed, purposeful atmosphere in school, the friendly children, the engaging curriculum and wonderful space that we have in school. They also seem very impressed by the class blogs and the insight these give to the workings of the school. I continue to be grateful to staff for their effort with this.
This week, a large group of Year 2 children had a trip to Priesthorpe School for an indoor athletics event organised by the local sports partnership and this appears to have been an enjoyable and valuable experience for the children. Year 4 children also visited the M&S archive in Leeds for a historical adventure back to 1914 to look at and compare life then to how we live now. The workshop was based around Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer’s 1p bazaar founded in Kirkgate Market in 1884.