It’s a while since we talked … but I have to keep reminding myself we’ve only been back a week and a half!
We started the year working across the team focusing on our key priorities and a very thoughtful InSEt day.
We are really prioritising challenge through questioning and probing children’s understanding of their own learning so they can take ownership of it. This led to fascinating work around our lesson and feedback structures and you will see much of this in the form of our Navigation stations in rooms and the children’s use of learning lines to consider their progress.
The rest of the week was a positive blur as the children settled back into learning and I caught up with various members of the DSaT team-and also met with a number of parents who were interested in joining our community.
This week we have had such excitement. Yesterday’s teacher event with the Royal Shakespeare Company Company was so uplifting. Our work as a Lead Associate School is important for our own school improvement but is also influencing so many other schools and improving learning for so many children. We are very proud to be leading this- and it is always so motivating to work with Miles from the RSC.
We have a series of parent Maths events this week- I hope to see some of you as part of this.
On Monday we reviewed our curriculum provision and staff were very proud to look at the detail of all we offer our children. It was great to recognise how all events and enrichment activities broaden views of ourselves and the world around us and offer many opportunities to inspire the children as well as make amazing memories and develop thinking and understanding. So onwards with the Spring Term- let’s hope the weather doesn’t scupper Young Voices. This Ian an amazing experience for children , staff and families. As we are still a relatively small village School, having the oppprtunity to sing with a vastly diverse choir and experience something as unique as this is amazing, not forgetting the professionals who work with us and model just what might be possible for our children in the future- I wonder if we’ve got any candidates for Urban Strides?
PS Don’t forget our selfie challenge this weekend- Tweet or send photos in .