Headteacher weekly blog week beginning 24th September

Date: 30th Sep 2018 @ 9:55am

We are well and truly settled in now and enjoying all the new spaces. I think it is fair to say the children really like their new playground spaces. For a long time now we have had to cope with limited hardcore space when we are not on the field and now their is plenty of space! Our next step is to use some of the PTA funds on adding things onto both playgrounds that will make playtimes even more fun! 

Monday was our Harvest service. I always enjoy watching our children perform in the church. After one of our songs, Reverend Scurr said he had goosebumps. The children did a fabulous job and spoke with confidence and sang beautifully. 

Even in such a busy week, the Infants found time to go on a school trip to Outlook Meadow. They were in a superhero boot camp and had to utilise their superhero skills to learn how to put out fires and then had to run a tricky assault course. The teachers said they had a wonderful day. 

On Wednesday, we celebrated European Day of Languages. Over this last year, Mrs Cornforth has been leading our Erasmus project. Each term, 2 members of our staff have spent a week in a French school so that they could become more confident with the French language and bring teaching resources back to the school. The children were engaged in a range of activities relating to the French language. The upper juniors made onion soup and croissants and the infants made french bread in readiness for our community french cafe. The staff and children had worked so hard preparing menus in french and laminated phrases that the adults would need to speak in french to the waiters and waitresses (the upper juniors). It was a fantastic afternoon and the children got so much out of it. The teaching of a modern foreign language has certainly developed massiviely in our school in this last year. 

This week we had some sporting competitions. In the rugby, the children were fantastic. Mr Firkins and Mr Bond had done a great job preparing the children, working on the skills and tactics. They performed so well, but what pleased me the most was their attitude; the whole team worked so hard, gave everything and were so well behaved. The children are alwasy a credit to us when we take them anywhere. The football team followed this up with a strong performance. They showed character coming from behind to win their cup match against St Oswalds 3 - 2. Our season of sport has started well. 

And so to the next half of this first half term. We are looking forward to officially opening our extensions and refurbishments with the Lord Mayor of Chester and developing our playgronds further. 

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