It’s been a fortnight since my last blog post and so much has happened in school, as the Spring term comes to an end. The Spring term is always a busy one, with so much to do and sometimes fewer weeks to fit it all in. Nevertheless, this time of the year never fails to bring us many highlights.
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I really hope that you’ve all managed to warm up a bit since we last saw one another. The weather has been a real topic of conversation and caused great anxiety for many people up and down the country over the last few days. Many people have been stranded on some of our busiest roads and some of the most vulnerable members of our society have been put in danger. Those things that we take for granted such as electricity, heating, telephone lines and food in the shops have been affected in one way or another. I know this too well; I went to do the shopping for our healthy tuck shop this afternoon and the shelves were incredibly bare. However, I did manage to stock up on some of our best selling items.
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Welcome back after the week off. I hope you have all had a good week with your friends and family and you feel refreshed for the term ahead. This term is a very short one (4 weeks) and as welcome as they are, they can often be busier with more to pack in.
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I was feeling really ‘chipper’ at the start of last week and I challenged the children to guess why in Monday’s collective worship. The children listed a range of things which could have contributed to my joyful mood, ranging from an Everton victory in the weekend’s football results to some of them thinking it was my birthday. It was neither of these things, Everton actually lost (in miserable fashion) and my birthday is still quite a few weeks away! My upbeat mood was all down to the fact that not one single child was late last Monday! In fact, there was no learning time wasted at all last week! This is quite a feat for us as I can’t remember a time when we last had not one single child arriving late for school. Lateness is unavoidable at times, we understand this, but having everybody on time certainly got our week off to a flying start – so well done everybody!
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It was almost game, set and match for the Wise Owls this week, as they not only scooped an extra 5 minutes of break time for having the best attendance, they also had the most children who completed their home-learning – setting an example to the rest of the school and demonstrating effective behaviours for learning that make a big difference.
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents, grandparents and other relatives who were able to join us this week, as part of our Back to School sessions on reading – many of whom attended multiple workshops throughout the week. These sessions were very much the highlight of the week for me, and it was great to see so many children and family adults making the most of the quality time together, sharing a book, doing their speed sounds or working on their comprehension skills. We had a record turnout on this occasion also and I hope many of you will once again take up the opportunity to join us in April for our sessions on spelling. If you want to know some of the feedback we received, we’ll be displaying this in reception over the next week.
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I had one of those moments this week, when I stood back and felt an immense sense of pride, for what you are all becoming and how you are all progressing! I have never stopped having in faith in your ability to ‘shine’ but it has to be said that everybody is working incredibly hard around school at the minute and it is great to see that the hard work is paying off! I hope you are feeling proud of yourself too!
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I’m sure that you have all heard the famous saying; “practice makes perfect” over the years, either from your teachers or your own mum and dad at some point. No matter how many times we hear it, the message never loses its importance. School this week has been living proof that if we put in the hard graft and keep on top of the things that matter, it really does pay off. There have been many examples of this ringing true.
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Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have all had a fabulous time off with your family and friends over Christmas and you are fully refreshed for the term ahead. It seemed really strange to come back into school on Tuesday last week with the Christmas decorations still up. Usually, we return to school a little later into January! However, the sooner we are back, the sooner we get back into routine. It was great to see all of the children once again.
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Apologies to my blog followers for not posting for a few weeks. We’ve had a really busy few weeks in school getting ready for the Christmas break-up, with some snow and ice thrown in for good measure. This last week especially, has been a really topsy-turvy one with our school closure on Monday and our early finish on Friday. I think that we were all surprised by the road conditions on Friday morning when we arrived for Christmas Dinner Day. However, thanks to Mrs Harris our Caretaker, and her son, we managed to keep the pathways around school reasonably clear. Did you know – this week we have got through 10 very large bags of grit in the process!
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