We were very excited to welcome the children back this week. 2019 and the Spring term ahead are going to be jam packed with unforgettable experiences, learning and fun.
We look forward to seeing families at our MAGs mornings in March and FUDG mornings in June. Keep an eye on the weekly newsletter for more information about those and other upcoming events.
As one of our school values is aspiration, we are always setting ourselves ambitious targets and trying our very best to achieve our goals. But a new year is a particularly good time to set your heart and mind on something new or better. Have you got any new year’s resolutions you can share in a comment below this post?
This year’s theme was Diversity and below is one of our favorite Lawford Mead poems, by Faith in Year 4. Faith read lots of different poems to get inspiration and read the poem with beautiful expression in our final assembly of the year. Fingers crossed that some of our own poems will be published in the Primary Stars book next year! What does Faith’s poem get you thinking about?
Thank you to Aesop’s Theatre Company for the brilliant pantomimes performed to children this week. Early Years and Key Stage 1 loved the story of The Hare and the Tortoise and Key Stage 2 enjoyed their play about Henry VIII! There was fantastic audience participation throughout. Oh yes there was!
In today’s assembly we talked about our value of resilience. We looked at dictionary definitions of the word…
the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
Then we watched this video below, a dramatic clip of an determined bear cub and the inspirational example of resilience it demonstrates in its attempts to get back to its mum. We discussed what challenges we might face when we could think of that bear cub and be inspired to persevere and not give up.
Can you leave a comment below this post and tell us when YOU will show resilience like the heroic little bear in the video?
Two passionate and well organised pupils in Year 4 ran their own anti-bullying writing competition for pupils. Here they are with the winner and here is her winning poem, voted for by our School Council…
YOU SHOULD NOT BULLY
N o bullying because it’s mean
O ne should not start
B e kind and don’t hurt
U se kind feet and hands
L ove is what we need, not bullying
L ight side is the right thing not the bullying side
Y ou should not bully each other because it will hurt someone’s feelings
I n school or anywhere you shouldn’t be mean
N owhere is the place to bully
G o to someone like your teacher if someone bullies you
We hope to have another online advent calendar on our website this year but we need YOUR art to make it happen.
Give your winter and Christmas themed art work (ideally on A4 paper) to your teacher or to me and one day in December it could appear on the advent calendar and help people get excited about this holiday season!