Head Teacher's Blog

Sep 08

Week Commencing 11th September 2017

We have been very busy during the past few days of the new term.

The children have shared their holiday news and spent time looking at and practising calligraphy as part of our focus on handwriting. Children have had the opportunity to come into my office and try out old fashioned quills and nibs. We discovered that it was a very time consuming and messy process - we had some very inky fingers! The children did enjoy creating the beautiful handwriting which can result from the use of different types of nibs.
We began the term with Worship and Mr Salt and Prep 6 led a very thoughtful Collective Worship on the theme of ‘Journeys’. Every class will be spending time each day preparing and leading a short act of worship within their classroom.

Do take a moment to look at our ‘Weekly Prayer’ page as over the next weeks it will feature the prayers that each class wrote to begin the school term.

On Monday we have our Individual and Family photographs; everyone will need to come into school in correct uniform please in readiness for their photographs. If parents would like a photograph taken with younger siblings, please come into school at 8.20-8.40a.m. and these photographs will be done first.

We are pleased to welcome Father Rob and Deacon Richard into school on Monday afternoon to Bless the entire building and all the pupils and staff within.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will rest upon our school and its people throughout this academic year.

During the week I am pleased to welcome Mr Hulme, Chair of Governors into school.

Since the beginning of term I have been busy showing prospective parents around the school; I am very happy to do this and as always would reiterate that ‘Every day is an Open Day’.

We are looking forward to beginning the curriculum on Monday. The overall theme for the term is based on ‘Treasure Island’.

The composer for the half term is Vivaldi.

The theme for our Worship centres on ‘The Word’ and this term we are looking at words of Obedience. We will be looking at Bible stories which demonstrate people’s obedience to God.

Enjoy your week.

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