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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

(provisional) Y3/4 and Y5/6 football tournament

Fri 27 Nov

(provisional) Voyagers sharing assembly

Mon 30 Nov

Pantomime trip for Years 2 - 6

See the full diary...

Cross country

Thank you very much to Mrs Keeble for leading the cross country club and organising this visit. The children had a lot of fun and showed enormous endurance. Well done everyone. 

Tower of London: Y5/6

Here are Years 5 and 6 enjoying the Tower of London. What a great day!

Cycling success!

All our cycling proficiency candidates passed their test! Congratulations to all the children and thank you, as always, to the staff and volunteers who supported them so well. 

Shakespeare Rehearsal

We had our cast workshop for The Tempest at the New Theatre Oxford on Monday. The theatre is huge! The children were magnificent and rose to the challenge of such a large space very well. The show should be very good...

Junior Citizens

The Junior Citizens Trust has been in existence since 1991 and is offered free of charge to every year 6 state pupil in Oxfordshire. Each year approximately 5000 children take part in the safety activities provided by the Junior Citizens Trust and partners.

On Tuesday morning the Falcons travelled to Oxford to take part in the Junior Citizens experience. They thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hour visit which placed them in 8 interactive scenarios dealing with a variety of situations from a river rescue and internet safety to recognising potential dangers in their own homes.

They were all encouraged to make decisions, learning a range of life skills along the way, which focussed upon how to keep themselves safe whilst potentially helping others who may be in difficulty or distress. They were all given the opportunity to make a 999 call. They were a credit to the school!

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