Headteacher’s blog 6th February
We are approaching half way through the school year and the mid-year assessments that I have seen so far suggest pleasing progress over the first term and a half. Teachers are drafting mid-year reports over the holidays and we will be sharing our thoughts with you at Parents’ Evening in March.
This week, Year 2 have had an enjoyable trip to York Castle Museum as part of their work on the 1960s, whilst Y3 went further back in time and had an Ancient Egypt workshop at the Leeds Museum. Apparently the leader of the workshop commented as to how well informed our Y3 children were! The Y3s travelled by the No.72 ‘bendy bus’ as the minibuses were in York, and passengers were interested to see the children playing ‘Cat’s Cradle’ having been introduced to it in an assembly around our ‘Growth Mindset theme. The main part of assembly was about learning from feedback, and parents can follow this work on the school’s Growth Mindset blog.
On Wednesday and Thursday we welcomed ‘Theatre in Education’ to the school working with a couple of classes in upper KS2 on the very difficult, but important, issue of domestic violence. We also sent two teams to a tennis tournament after school on Thursday and whilst our Y5 team, especially Ewan, did very well, our Y4 team were apparently ‘unbeatable’ and are now through to some city finals! On Tuesday evening, over 60 people attended Deeva restaurant for our final fundraising for the Tong Len charity in India and we have now raised over £2000 for them prior to Mrs Fisher and Mrs Carney visiting in the half term. Many thanks to everyone who was able to provide sponsorship for the ‘No Technology Day’, bake or buy buns or provide raffle prizes.
When I look at what has been going on in school this week alone, I can see clearly that we are delivering on our ethos statements: Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be Great Learners, Be the Best that you can Be and Be a Good Citizen. Thanks to everyone on the staff team, our parents and wider community that contribute so valuably to this.