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Welcome to Voyager Class!

Hello and welcome to the Voyagers' Home Page! We have lots of lovely Year 4 and 5 children in our class this year. The wonderful Mrs Williams, Mrs Edmunds and Mrs Mulcahy support us in class.

I am a firm believer in hard work and putting 100% effort into each and every task. If your child comes home and tells you that 'the work is tricky or difficult,' please don't panic; it is meant to be challenging so that they have the opportunity to build on previous knowledge and develop new skills. I do not give my students work that they can access too easily as this will slow their progress and limit their capabilities. Learning is meant to be a whole of host of things- 'easy' is not one of them.

I am a huge fan of Prof Carol Dweck and her work on teaching children to have 'growth mindsets.' Over the next few weeks, I am hoping you will begin to hear your child say phrases such as, "I can't do it... yet," or "I have made a fantastic mistake that I can learn from." Promoting a growth mindset within the school and home reassures children that it is 'ok' to get things wrong. This in turn will help them to take more risks with their learning and feel less intimated by challenge.

If there is anything you would like to discuss with me about your child's wellbeing or education, my door is always open. Please make an appointment to see me after school so that we can chat in-depth. I look forward to the year ahead and working in close partnership. You are the experts on your child and I would really value your input or any suggestions you may have.

Thank you, Mrs Kerry Mills

Class events

Mon 16 Nov

Odd Socks Day

See the full diary...

Year 5/6 Football Tournament

The indoor games were fast and furious with many, many goals being scored.  The team really came together to support each other to both attack and defend in some very competitive matches.  

We were really pleased to come 3rd!  Well done everybody!!

More Shakespeare

One of the teachers from St Hugh's, the school which performed A Midsummer Night's Dream, took some photos of our dress rehearsal and has kindly shared them with us. Here they are! (She has now deleted the photos and has only used them for sharing with us.)

Shakespeare - second half

Shakespeare - first half

What an amazing experience! Our Year 5/6 performance of The Tempest at The New Theatre Oxford was a real triumph. The children showed true grit, determination, creativity and flair, and we had huge numbers of positive comments from audience members. Well done to everyone. 

Remembrance Village Tea Party

Thank you to all the children who came to the village tea party on Sunday 11th November, and to their parents for bringing them. The adults present were clearly moved by the children's letters home from the front. Thank you also to the parents for bringing the children along and to Mrs Bostock for helping the children prepare. It made me really proud to be part of this school. AF

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