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We have had another great week in school.  The children are fully immersed in their transition topics and working hard across school.


A big challenge for our children is developing the skills to share their learning and thinking with a level of detail, both during and after the lesson.  Staff across school will ask the children to explain, justify or describe as we all support our children in how they talk about their learning.  You can support this at home by asking questions and probing more deeply when your children do talk to you about their lessons.  We do fully understand that some children will however just say we played!  Keep trying though.


Day by day the children are earning more and more Smileys which, once they have 10, they can swap for a House token to go in the school Token Machine.  It is great hearing the children share their successes when they are doing this.


This week Mr Bennett and Mrs Haines have been out and about in school looking at maths and reading lessons.  This was a great opportunity to see how the first days of term have supported your children back into their lessons.  We are very focussed on settling all our children back into normal learning systems so that we can work rapidly to fill any gaps and challenges that the pandemic has created.


We hold our Achievements Assembly every Monday out on the field.  This way we can be together as a whole school, as we celebrate our brilliant children.  One child from each House then brings home the “Star of the Week” trophy to share with you for the rest of the week.


Attendance is being monitored closely and each week the House Attendance trophy is being shared.  Belgrade won it convincingly in week 1.  Please remember every day at school counts for your children.  Arriving on time and being ready to learn is vital to your child being successful.


Don’t forget next week we have our Harvest Festival, 10am on Thursday 30th September.  Please come and join us for songs and poems.  We will also be offering a drink and biscuit.  Following the assembly we are working on a plan to share with you the work your children have been focussed on, respecting the Covid rules and systems we have in place.  More information to follow.


Thank you for your support so far this term.