Thanks to our Twitter presence, we caught the attention of the Sentinel. The newspaper was reporting on national results in Reading across Staffordshire. While Staffordshire schools are above the national average, we are considerably above (achieving 100% at the expected standard in KS1). The newspaper was interested in knowing what we implemented in school to achieve such high results. Our ethos towards reading has certainly developed over the past two years. We feel that the introduction of the Reading Dogs has supported the children in their understanding of a text.
Class 3's blog
You can download a copy of the feedback received from the Reading and Writing survey taken at the end of the last term by clicking this link. The responses were very positive and we were pleased to see that parental engagement has increased. The impacts of the changes made to Reading has been reflected in National assessments as well as through discussions with the children. Further information regarding the impact will follow shortly.
Last week, the children in Class 3 went on their trip to the Peak Mining Museum in Matlock. This was to consolidate their learning on rocks, fossils and our local mining study. We had glorious weather and all of the children were able to enjoy this as they were appropriately prepared (thank you for your support in this matter). As ever, their behaviour was exemplary and they were thoroughly engaged in the activities presented to them.
Today, the children across the key stages moved into their new class for the morning. In Class 3, we began with a discussion on the expectations and challenges ahead. The children found out that their class text for next year would be Harry Potter (which they seemed very excited by). The children created their own Dobby's Sock to showcase all their interests and hobbies. Photos of these to follow.
On Thursday, the children had a treat from ASM Sports. They had the chance to take part in an obstacle course. Let's just say that by the end of it, they were thoroughly exhausted! They showed real sportsmanship and had a lot of fun trying to manoeuvre the course... The boys has a good time trying to pull each other over...
Some accepted their defeat better than others...