This is the week that Drama Club will be presenting their play to parents so every day will be a rehearsal day! (You won't see me at the gate this week-apologies). Last Wednesday evening was the first time we were able to have the cast together as the term has been full of netball matches, trips away and SATs of course. However, we are in full flow and should be ready for Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. Tickets are free to the whole school community so just call the office to have them reserved and we'll make sure seats are put out for you.
Sports Day is one of my favourite days of the year as it's wonderful to see our families enjoying a day outdoors cheering on all the children. The weather forecast is looking great for Thursday..fingers crossed. Events kick off at 10.30am and we usually finish at 2.30pm. Children need to be registered immediately after the lunch break and return to their classrooms at the end of the sporting events to sort out the class, clothes and equipment before they are handed over to you. We have our very popular bouncy castle and bungee run too. Classes are timetabled for these.
Year 1 presented a very informative assembly about Buddhism on Friday and projected their voices really well. It's always nerve racking in such a big hall but they rose to the occasion so well done all of you. Thank you to parents and grandparents for coming along to support the children-it means so much to them.
Tomorrow is the Year 1 class trip to Raby Castle so I will be looking forward to hearing all about castle life.
From Friday, for a week, Mr Howe will be working with me on developing new engaging topics for Curriculum 2014. This is work I thoroughly enjoy as there are so many exciting resources out there to help children to make sense of their world. Topics may include themes such as Volcanoes and Earthquakes(Yrs 5&6), Australia (Yr 2). From the basic topics usually based on geography and history, Mr. Howe and I will be looking at where we can tie in other subjects to the topic and what needs to be taught separately. It's a great challenge for us!