Week Ending 14th July 2017
This week, the children have all been working SO hard doing a variety of different activities with different teachers. As a result, we haven’t had any Head Teacher’s Awards, but I can assure you that every single child has worked hard and there could have been many awards for children developing a variety of talents and skills. I am proud of each and every one of them.
Diary of the week:
Blimey…what a fantastic week in school. A true reflection of life at Greasley Beauvale Primary and how exciting it can be to learn here.
On Monday, the children completed and viewed a showcase of their DT and geography work from the week before. There was a fantastic selection of models on view and the children in the hall were very proud of their creations. They talked about them with confidence and took many questions on board, which they were able to answer with ease and knowledge. The focus of last week was on landmarks from different continents and countries around the globe. We saw ‘the Life of Favelas’ in Brazil; The Shard, Louvre, Stonehenge and the Leaning Tower of Piza from Europe; Boomerangs and Ayers Rock in Australia; African huts; The Empire state building in America; Ross Ice Shelf and Mount Vinson in the Antarctica and a variety of famous buildings in Asia e.g. The Taj Mahal. Everyone had a truly fabulous week and the showcase on Monday really showed off the true artistic talent in school. Thank you SO much to Miss Atamaniuk and Miss Busby for organising such a great week for the staff and children and allowing the children to show a true love of learning.
Whilst the year 6 children have been away on their PGL residential, the rest of the school have been taking part in vocational week this week; a fun packed week to learn about life in the real world concerning careers and different jobs. The list was endless and the children experienced an array of different skills: nail art, fashion designing, firefighting, the emergency services, hairdressing, footballing, cricketing, singing and performing, designing as an architect, illustrating and teaching…the list goes on!
As part of vocational week, nearly 50 children have taken part in the first stages of BGT (Beauvale’s Got Talent!). Again, there was an array of talents shared from singing, gym, magic tricks and much more. The children have received their letter for the second stages of the auditions and these will take place on Monday 17th July. The final for the BGT final will take place on the last day of term (Tuesday 25th July at 9.30am). Letters for the finalists will be sent out Monday afternoon. What an exciting process of discovering talent from across school.
‘Parents’ afternoon’ was another success, where classes had parent visitors to talk about their jobs and careers paths. It was lovely to see so many of you and I understand that the children had lots of fun finding out about your interesting lives.
Whilst talking about head teacher posts, you will have now been told about my new role in September. I am delighted to have been appointed the new head teacher for the school in September, and I can’t thank you all enough for your support and kind words during the process. I have learnt so much from Mrs Chambers and I am in a very lucky position that I can continue to learn from her over the next week and a half before we depart for the summer. I can not thank her enough for her support during this transitional period of change.
Next week, we look forward to many exciting planned events: BGT auditions, Governor Award’s assembly, brass bands, staff and kids football matches and of course Mrs Chambers’ leaving party. Parents’ evening will also take place on Wednesday after school (3.25pm – 5.15pm). We look forward to seeing you if there is anything that you want to discuss regarding your child’s life in school this year.
After another busy week, I wish you all the best for the weekend.
Mrs Michelle Bates