Week Ending 6th October 2017
This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:
Oliver – Year 6 – for incredible persuasive speech packed full of emotive vocabulary
Lauren – Year 5 – for being determined and not giving up when things were tough
Olivia – Year 5 – for outstanding use of embedded clauses and relative pronouns
Joshua – Year 2 – for fantastic effort in handwriting
Jake – EYFS – for fantastic effort when learning tricky words
Alice – EYFS – for fantastic homework on creating repeating patterns and additional phonics
Ethan – EYFS – for creating a fantastic rocket using the hammer and pin shapes, which he copied from a picture accurately
Three classes achieved 100% attendance last week and praise goes to class 1, 7 and 12. I love the fact that children know why attendance is so importance and all children are now striving for their gold, silver or bronze pin badge at the end of the year.
Diary of the week:
Blimey, Friday again all ready! It does not seem like two minutes since we were preparing for the Macmillan coffee afternoon last week and what an absolute success that was. All at Team GB spent all weekend waiting to hear what we had raised in total, and we were astonished to find out that everyone associated with the Greasley Beauvale community helped to raise £1,652.64 for this very worthy charity. I think the photograph at the bottom of this feed REALLY epitomises the delight and gratitude of the year 6 team.
Well, this week, we were back to our learning and busy working hard. Yesterday was amazing; Mrs Clarke and I went on a walk around school (with our clipboards) to see what learning looked like on a typical Thursday afternoon here at school. Below are some of the positive attitudes to learning that we spotted:
A great picture across school and lovely to see so much learning taking place in an enthusiastic, inquisitive and positive manner. School is a hive of excitement currently and children are eager to do their very best.
During a great Gold Book this morning, Ava (in year 2) was congratulated on her leadership skills! I didn’t wait long and could not wait to have her on the team. Consequently, this afternoon we did a learning walk together. She was great with her clipboard and said the following about teaching and learning across school:
Thank you so much, Ava…a great leader for the future!
Looking forward to next week, a reminder that Thursday is the individual school photos for all children across school. Get smiling!
Today we say goodbye to Katie Henshaw for a while as she starts her journey as a mummy and moves into her maternity months. Mrs Henshaw was due to start her maternity the week after next, but has made the right decision to look after herself, and her family, and put her feet up a week earlier than planned before ‘baby Henshaw’ makes an appearance. I will keep you posted on the exciting news. This term, Mrs Henshaw has not been class-based and has been covering planning, preparation and assessment time (PPA) across Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2. Next Thursday, we have teacher interviews to cover this time in her absence and again, I will update you on the new teacher’s name until Mrs Henshaw returns sometime next year. I think you will all join me in wishing her well and good luck as she welcomes a newcomer to her family unit. Best Wishes, Katie!
Following that successful conclusion to another great week at Greasley Beauvale, I wish you all well and a very happy weekend with your families.
Mrs Michelle Bates