The boys and girls have all settled in very well and are already working very hard. We are having lots of fun as we learn through our exploration and play. We are actively completing our learning tasks and are thinking creatively. We have been learning early maths and phonics every day. All of the children are enjoying learning to read on Bug Club.
Last week, Class 3 went on a very immersive Viking experience at Tatton Park. We were extremely lucky to secure a slot here because it has become a very popular place to visit for educational purposes. We were also very lucky with the weather!
We began the trip with a visit from Etta (an Anglo Saxon maiden) who explained the history behind Tatton Park (as well as several safety points). The children were very interested in the many animals on show...
This week pupils across the school have been working hard to represent their ideas in different ways. Being flexible is an important characteristic of a mathematician. It allows children to explore different ways of solving a problem in order to decide which might be the most effective way.
Here are some examples of work that have been produced across the school:
School Improvement Review 2018-2019
Priority 1 – Mathematics
Priority 1: To improve the outcomes for all groups of pupils through the use of the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
A huge thank you to all who were able to attend Class 4's Meet the Teacher at the start of the term. During the meeting, we discussed:
- Routines in our class
- Expectations of learners
- Home learning
- Our class trip to Quarry Bank Mill
- Our residential to Standon Bowers
- Online safety
- How to keep in touch with the things going on in school through the use of our school website and Twitter
If you were unable to be there, please see a copy of the powerpoint attached below:
School Improvement Review
Priority 2 - Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
To further develop cognitive challenge by inspiring and igniting pupil’s imaginations, through their reading experiences across the curriculum. A particular emphasis is the reading behaviours of boys.
To implement an e-book scheme for KS2 children.
We have had a great first day back today and have been involved in playing some games to learn new things about our new class mates and thinking about what our aims for the year ahead might be. We all thought about a secret of success (linked to the Dojos) that we would particularly like to work on to help us throughout the year and demonstrated aiming for this target in a practical way. We all had water balloons and had to 'aim' ours at the Dojo we had chosen to help us remember our goals as well as having lots of fun. It was a lot harder than it first seemed!