Half-term is upon us and the year is racing ahead of us. However, we have seven action-packed weeks to go and I wanted to highlight some of the learning at school during this time.
Firstly, a massive ‘well-done’ to all the children in Years 2 and 6 who have been doing national assessments during May. I was really impressed with the pupils’ attitudes and pride in what they were doing. A great effort!
Year 6 are now embarking on several projects: a musical, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, the ‘Fiver Challenge’ enterprise project, hosting a Pupil Conference at LFC, and lots of preparations for their leavers’ celebrations in July. The choir will be fully involved in ‘Joseph’ as well as being part of the iSing Concert at the end of June.
In June, we are running two festival weeks to which parents are invited. Firstly, it’s the Languages and Cultural Festival starting on June 11th, featuring an Art Exhibition on 13th June and performance assemblies on 14th June. Look out for the 100-Word French challenge which has been set this week.
Then on 26th June we run a Wellness Week featuring all our Sports Day activities, plus the launch of a new house system. There will be a ‘screen-free’ day and assemblies on 29th June. Plus lots more. Our new house system will centre around the four schools around the world where we have great partnerships and cultural links. I’m really excited by the learning we will get from this. A Flag-Design task will be launched on our return from half-term.
We are planning a revised curriculum to be launched in September – parents will receive new guides explaining this in detail. The key theme running through it is the link to our community, the parish of All Saints and the wider world – learning is better when it is shared across borders and across generations. Learning as a family or parish community is deep and meaningful, much more that simply learning to pass an exam. New communication systems, especially a package called Seesaw, will allow you to be more involved in the learning of your child. Early Years are already starting this with a piece of software called Tapestry.
A major change for September lies around our music offer to our pupils. This will be the subject of a blog in a few weeks time.
We hope you’ll like it.
Thanks for all your support so far this term – have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.