As of our last weeks newsletter, we are making a real effort to be fit and healthy this year. One of the first things we have started this week is a “ mile per day” when the children go out and run for a mile each day around the playground. This is the equivalent of 10 laps of the playground. The children love it, it gets them active and blows the cobwebs away and they come back to class more settled and ready to work.
Exercise is so good for all of us– the school council have been working hard at making and designing posters to encourage us to walk rather than driving to and from school- “ be a star, don’t take the car” is one such slogan. We would also really like to begin “ a walking bus” at the school. This would have to be facilitated by adults/parents but the more parents we get the less times on a rota one would need to do. Please do contact the school if this is something that would interest you and you would be willing to help.
I am looking forward today to welcoming the parents and carers of children in St Andrews (Year R) to dinner this afternoon. Next week it is the turn of Year 1 parents on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th January. Please do come along and share the lunch time experience with your child.
This Wednesday we had one of our “ topic hook” days with year 6 coming to school as Victorians: doing drill, writing on slates and making and tasting gruel. These sorts of days make history more alive for the children and create memories for them.
Please can I remind all parents and carers to sign their child’s Learning Journals on a weekly basis just as proof that reading has been done and homework checked.
Have a restful and enjoyable weekend, hopefully with calmer and brighter weather Mrs Katharine SextonDownload
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