We have had a marvellous first week back in school, there have been so many positives!
We welcomed eight new pupils to our school this week and without exception, they have been fantastic. All of them started with a mixture of nerves and excitement but have embraced the opportunity to have a fresh start. One new pupil told their mum that they felt they “had found their place in the world” – how wonderful is that ❤?
We have spent time getting to know each other and started building the trusting relationships that are pivotal to children feeling safe in their new classrooms. We have started doing some assessments in each class and have been busy with learning new things too.
This week we are going to share what’s been going on in classes 3, 4 and 5, so let’s make a start with Class 3.
Each class has chosen an animal for their class name and Class 3 are the Peacocks. They have been using photos of themselves to make peacock pictures for their class display; they have made some rainbow cups to aid calm, regular breathing and some stress balls using balloons. As you can see with the mess on the table, and the smattering of flour on the boys with Mr Kenworthy, one of them exploded whilst making it!
You might remember that Mrs Pulman has been completing her Forest School training? She has been keen to use her new skills so she took the boys out collecting twigs and to learn how to light a fire. They were very excited and a little scared too, but Mrs Pulman made sure that they understood how to do everything safely and reiterated how important it was to never do this without an adult. They were able to roast some marshmallows before they made sure the fire was out safely and they can’t wait to visit Forest School again. They ended their week baking some delicious salted caramel cupcakes, even making their own toffee sauce from scratch – they were scrummy!
Class 4’s trip took them to the lovely Daisy Nook – aren’t we lucky to have this beauty spot on our doorstep? Mrs Lawrie and Miss Fell saw lots of teamwork, creative and imaginative play, climbing, being kind to friends and most importantly, lots of laughter! Rounded off with a picnic lunch by the river, they had a great day all round.
Finally onto Class 5, who, as ever, have had a busy week. There has been baking, learning their Left and Right through songs ready for their next computing topic, they have painted self portraits, practised their letter formation, found different ways to make, used a 100 square to identify missing numbers and patterns, made rainbow breathing cups to blow away angry feelings and so much more!
I also have some photos from the end of last term that hadn’t been shared before we finished – class 5 had a Superhero topic and had to solve a crime – they took their role playing very seriously 🤣.
They were also lucky enough to take part in an Adventure Walk around Dovestones and had lots of fun as you can see!
Well that’s it for this week, enjoy what’s left of your weekend – so far I’ve seen my football team win (finally!), Ronaldo’s return to Manchester and the inspiring Emma Raducanu win the Tennis American Open – it’s not been bad as Saturday’s go ⚽️⚽️🎾.
See you all next week,