Welcome to my first blog following the launch of our new website this term.  Our teachers have been blogging for some weeks now in order to share with you their day to day experiences with the children.  In my blog I intend to share with you a ‘behind the scenes’ view of life at school and the aspects of it that you may not be aware of in order to give you a greater understanding of our approach to teaching and learning and possible future developments.

Our first week back after half term was a busy one.  Monday morning began with my usual assembly with the children.  Each Monday I meet with the children and we think about our weekly assembly theme.  This week we were learning about the festival of Diwali and its meaning.  During Monday assembly we also celebrate the children’s achievements out of school and they bring their trophies, medals and certificates to share with their peers.  We also find out which of our teams accumulated the most house points over the last week.

On Tuesday we had a very hectic morning whilst the photographer took individual and class photos – never an easy task with over two hundred photos to take and the birthday photos for the school calendar!  Nevertheless, we managed it and I hope you will be very pleased with the results.

On Thursday Y2 led the whole school assembly and their parents joined us to hear all about their latest enquiry theme all about London.  The children performed really well and you can read more about their theme on the Y2 class page.

If you take a look at the Key Information tab under Enquiry Curriculum you will find an explanation of our enquiry curriculum.  On Mondays, after school, the staff meet for their weekly development meeting.  Last week they met in their departmental groups to discuss our writing curriculum.  We are preparing for a new National Curriculum which has to be implemented in September, 2014. It is our aim to develop an enquiry-based curriculum which emphasises the basic skills, incorporates the requirements of the new National Curriculum but also develops enthusiastic and independent learners.  We are hoping that you will be able to use our new website to get more directly involved with your child’s learning.

Click here to download the new National Curriculum

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