Headteacher weekly blog week beginning 2nd October 2017

Date: 7th Oct 2017 @ 12:56pm

It's hard to believe we are already 5 weeks in. 

This week for myself was dominated with the build starting. On Monday, major works will finally begin. It is the studio hall first along with the new offices. Also, there will be works near to the Year 4 cloakroom, to make some temporary toilets for the boys so that in the next few weeks the boys toilets can be ripped out and turned into a new room that will house a cooking area. Although it will bring a lot of disruption (and extra work!!!), it will of course all be worth it and I for one am very excited to see the new building about to take shape. Once built, in January, the new hall will serve as a classroom up until the end of the academic year.. 

I met with Premier Sports this week and we are beginning to look at the future vision of health and sport across the school. Once the building work is completed, we are hoping to have a path around the field that can be used for the golden mile. We also hope to have Premier coaches coming in for full days. This could then mean clubs in the studio hall in the mornings for dance, drama, or even yoga. We are also looking at the possibility of using the studio hall for the community for things like Didi Dance for mums and toddlers and even Zumba classes and yoga for our parents. It's exciting to think what our school will be able to offer in the near future. 

This week was dominated by sport. I was so incredibly proud of the Year 4 rugby team. They won all their matches to complete a rugby double. Credit must go to Mr Bond who had prepared them well in their PE lessons. We are doing so well in the tournaments so far, having won them all and in our first 2 football matches we beat both Malpas and Tarvin. The future of sport is looking bright. Mr Bond has been tasked this year to ensuring our Intra House Sport competition take off in a big way this year thus ensuring all our children get the chance to take part in competitive sport across the year.  

In assembly our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils took a bow. In their read for the stars 100% of the pupils acheived their stars for the week. As the older pupils, they are setting the standard and being the example to others. Through this initiative, we are not only trying to encourage pupils to read as much at home but also to develop a real love of reading. Well done upper juniors - keep up the good work. 

I walked into Year 3 this week and I initially wasn't too happy! I have bought them new furniture with some draw units, cupboards, tables and chairs and I looked forward to seeing how they looked; but it looked an absolute mess! Thankfully Mrs McCarthy put my mind at rest when she said the room had been turned into Mr Twit's house. The children are clearly enjoying their work on Roald Dahl. I read one pupil's setting description on the chocolate river and it was excellent - full of expanded noun phrases. 

And on Friday I was most impressed with our Year 1 pupils. Miss Schofield had been doing some talk for wriitng when teaching the The 3 Little Pigs. They performed and retold the whole story in assembly with all the actions as well. I look forward to reading their retells and how they innovate the story with some new characters. 

On to the next week as we welcome a new chapter to the school with the building works - just one year to go and counting the days already. 


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