Next week are the poetry performance class heats and Showcase Auditions. Having the confidence to perform in public is a major life skill, by Christmas every child in the main school will have had more than one opportunity to perform publicly. Throughout the year we ensure that each cohort has several opportunities to have substantial roles in school performances. Repeated opportunities to perform builds confidence which has a huge impact...Read More
Last week our Year 5 and Year 6 children were the first children to take part in a serious piece of research being conducted by the University of the West of England. This cross-curricular exercise involved the children in scientific research, physical geography and developed communication skills. We are grateful for the link we have with Dr Margarida Sardo (Enzo’s’s mum)! So what did they actually do? Dr Margarida Sardo...Read More
In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on a scrap of paper, written a reminder on a post-it note on your desk, added a comment in your child’s school diary or made a few quick notes during a meeting. However, there is still much debate around the importance of handwriting when there are so many technological alternatives. Ever since writing was first invented,...Read More
An African proverb says: ‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together,’ and in Year-5-The-Parliament-of-Owls-class, writing from my desk at home on the first Saturday of half-term, it certainly feels that we have worked together, tirelessly for the positive, supportive, culture of the class. There is another African influence that has broken into my life having lived in Kenya and Egypt, and...Read More
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be...Read More
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