Diary of the week:
I cannot believe that we are already at the end of the first full week back into the autumn term. Once again, the children really have excelled this week and behaviour has been excellent. All of the children have settled well into their classroom routines and are getting used to the new year group expectations and way of working. It has been so lovely getting to meet so many of the new faces and the atmosphere around school has been fantastic.
The week started with a fabulous team building staff meeting on Monday night organised by Miss Charlotte Busby. The new staff (Miss Natalie Schofield, Mrs Alison Padley and Miss Demi Brown) were fully introduced to Team GB, and I thank them personally for the way in which they have embraced the work ethic and passion for teaching and learning at Greasley Beauvale Primary School… already, they feel very much part of the team.
Over the course of the week, I have been getting into all classes and teaching and learning is well underway! The children are happy, cheerful, inquisitive and working hard. Learning is being centralised around a good quality text in every classroom and exciting reading and writing opportunities are being incorporated across the curriculum.
This week, I have had my first meeting with governors and over the next few weeks we will making a decision about the deputy headship for the school. We will also be making a new appointment to cover Mrs Henshaw’s maternity and I think you would join me on wishing her well as she embarks on the final half term of teaching before she becomes a mummy!
The children are now finishing off their studies of The Colour of Home text and over the next week I look forward to seeing displays of their fabulous work across school. Please feel free to pop into classrooms and look at the amazing work beginning to be displayed.
Look out for the year group flyers, which will be sent out today from class teachers. They are very informative, but if you require any further information about life in your child’s year group then please do not hesitate to ask.
We hope that school life for you here at Greasley Beauvale is going well so far. Please feel free to discuss any issues with class teachers or myself. On the flip side, share the success stories too.
Have a great weekend
Mrs Michelle Bates