Armistice Day Assembly
The atmosphere was sombre as children took this morning's assembly very seriously indeed. Looking smart, complete with poppies, and with a real understanding as to why the country comes to a halt at 11.00am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, I was immensely proud of the children's attitude and behaviour. Rev'd Child led us with a story to help us to consider our own small behaviours to create a more peaceful world and Isobel and Sarah recited their poems "The Soldier" and "Invictus" with honesty and emotion. Well done everyone and thank you to the parents who joined the school for the assembly.
Open Hour Surprise
You took us all by surprise on Friday but in a lovely way. When we decided to open the school for an hour we expected forty or fifty adults through our doors but at 2.20pm the line was weaving its way around the car park . Absolutely wonderful and thank you for your support. How proud the children were to guide you around their school, explaining what they do and how things work. Of course, the next big event is Parents Evenings so we will see you all once again next week. Remember to return your slips so an appointment is guaranteed.
Year 6 Class Assembly
There's nothing more enjoyable than a class leading assembly and this week Year 6 will be showcasing their work and ideas during a class assembly on Thursday afternoon.
Training and Trainees
This week is a very serious week in terms of staff development. Mr. Howe is training all the Blue Sky students on the theme of breaking down Barriers to Learning, Mr Ashton and Mr. Smith are continuing with their Inspire maths training in Wakefield, I am away at the Sunderland Head's Conference for two days mainly learning about recent updates to school inspections and Mrs Wilson will be working with other heads of Early Years to keep abreast with their continual changes.