Last Weeks News 13th Oct 2023
6CB’s Class Assembly: On Friday 13th October, it was wonderful to share our first class assembly of the year – 6CB did not disappoint and were very enthusiastic about the class novel that they have been reading: The Nowhere Emporium. They have been writing vlogs about the book and Mariana, Raluca, David and Khamil did a super job of presenting the vlog that they had written about the appearance of the mystical shop.
World Mental Health Day: On Tuesday 10th October, it was World Mental Health Day and we recognised this by beginning the week with an assembly to help our children to spot the signs of low mood and strategies that could help them. During this week, the children have also watched an online production entitled “How are You?”
Year 3 Local Walk: On Tuesday 10th October, the Year 3 children enjoyed a walk around the local area. They used the map reading skills that they have been learning in their geography lessons to follow an ordnance survey map. They were able to locate key places in Wood End. They also completed a scavenger hunt to see what physical features they could see, such as vegetation and rivers. The children had a lovely time and learned lots about their local area.
Parents’ Event: On Tuesday 10th October, it was wonderful to welcome lots of parents in to school to launch our latest parental engagement project. Mr Gilmour shared that there will be a weekly after school club for parents to attend with their children so that they can spend quality time together with a focus, lead by the school. This initial meeting was to gather ideas for what parents and children would enjoy. Mr Gilmour will be leading the first event of Movies and Munchies on Tuesday 7th November. Look out for a letter next week with more information.
Swimming Lessons: Our Year 4 and some Year 5 children enjoyed developing their swimming skills in our “pop up pool” in the week beginning 9th October. They had a swimming lesson every single day. Melaher said, “swimming has been fun. I have learnt how to float, I can hold my breath for longer and I can swim properly now.”