Welcome one and all...
...to this year's Falcons class! We are delighted to see everyone back after such a long time apart, and it's fantastic to have some brand new recruits as well!
This year is going to be one of hard work, there is no doubt about that, but we are all raring to go! I am so lucky to be working with such a brilliant group of children. Our class has already established a warm, family feel which has come very naturally as everyone seems to gel together really well. It's really important to me that the children in my care feel secure and at home, and I can't wait to see what they are capable of as we progress through the year together.
Added to the mix is Mrs Bostock. In all our time at this school we have never shared a class, and I know her expertise and knowledge will be indispensable to us all! I am also very pleased that we have not had to say a complete good-bye to Miss Kearvell, she will be back with us each Friday and this will be a lovely end to the week.
And parents - don't be strangers! I know contact is difficult at the moment but I am only an email away, and if there are any issues or concerns I would rather know in the early stages, no matter how small they may seem. We both have your child's best interests at heart and good communication is an important part of that.
So let's put the past few months behind us and focus on year ahead, the only way is up!
With warm wishes,
Bookfeast visit for Years 3 to 5
On a very rainy Wednesday 17th June, Years 3 to 5 visited St Hugh's College, Oxford to meet the children's author Claire Barker.
We all enjoyed listening to her speak about her inspirations to write (she has always loved reading) and we all enjoyed creating a new Pirate character with her.
She told us that she had been a teaching assistant and was frustrated by the lack of exciting books around. This inspired her to start writing her own stories, the first of which, Wishbone Pepper- Ghost Dog, we have been enjoying at snack and story time. She reminded us that it is never too late to start writing and that it is very, very easy to quickly develop a character and a setting.
So maybe we can all have a go!
RAF Falcons Trip
On Friday 5th May, Year 5 and 6 took a trip to the RAF base to watch the Falcons. Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, the Falcons were unable to parachute down, although I think watching the C-17 fly over, exploring inside the chinook, meeting and receiving utographs from the Falcons and learning how they pack their parachutes more than made up for it! The beautiful weather and ice-cream probably helped too!
What a fantastic time we had at Easter School this year! The children were enthusiastic, hardworking and positively delightful. We designed our own holiday resorts, carried out some percentage work on how much we would have to pay our 'staff', created leaflets based on our resorts and used our fractions knowledge to share lunch out fairly. Oh and we enjoyed a well-deserved Easter egg hunt!
Well done Year 6s for being such a pleasure and thank you parents for encouraging them to come!
Visit from Robert Courts MP
Our new MP, Robert Courts, came to school on 6th April to meet our Key Stage 2 children and explain who he is, what he does, and how they too can become an MP or even Prime Minister one day. He answered all their questions and ended with a photo with our school council (who he described as the equivalent of Parliament).
More triumph for our netball team!
Our amazing netball team came third out of eight teams at the county final in Abingdon. Well done to everyone, and thank you to Mrs Rae and her helpers for organising it.