It is hard to believe that we are nearly at half way in the Summer Term, the Staff even had a twilight training session on planning for the next academic year on Tuesday night! Although nearly over there is still lots to come.
This week’s curriculum focus has been geography: this term Year 5 are focusing on coasts and this week they have been focusing on erosion at the coast and to know how caves, arches, stacks and stumps are formed; the Year 7’s have been learning where the National Parks are located throughout the UK, why National Parks are important and what their aims are; this week the Year 8’s have learned the advantages and disadvantages of living and visiting Brazil which involved, group work, independent study and some basic debating.
My Year 5 maths group have been looking at triangles all week culminating in a Merit Challenge that also involved some of the finest mathematical minds in the school! (Year 8’s). The minds of the Year 8’s were also particularly sharpened when they realised that Merits were not the only reward on offer.
On Wednesday, as a continuation of the ideas i’m introducing into school around the topic of ‘bullying’, a group of Year 5 and Year 7 children went to Putteridge High School in Luton to take part in a training session to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. I have previously spoken about this initiative, which is sponsored by the Diana Memorial Trust and there will be a full write up on the day’s activities in the coming weeks. In short, the children had a full, worthwhile and interesting day.
Assemblies this week focussed on the importance of bees by DRN – which had the whole school ‘buzzing’ and vision by C5 which was a real ‘eye-opener’. Congratulations to SDY as they were the only Tutor Group with 100% attendance this week – Mrs Davey will be happily scoffing chocolate buttons with her children this afternoon.
Have a great weekend.