The time has come to say a special goodbye to our year six children.
We all enjoyed watching your play "Mary Poppins". It showed just how talented you all are and how confident you have become. The journey you have been on is remarkable. Many of you took on main characters which 12 months ago, would have seemed impossible.
On Monday afternoon, we all went to the park for a Teddy Bears' Picnic. We invited our new reception children ,their teddies and the parents to come with us. As always behaviour was outstanding! We had lots of fun and it was great to make new friends. Some of the mums also made new friends and swapped contact details. The children all mixed well and interacted as they played on the park and enjoyed teddy bear snacks together. It was a lovely way to welcome the new reception children to our Meadows community.
As part of our school improvement plan this year, we have been raising the profile of spelling. Throughout the year, the children have begun to identify the end of year words that are expected at each key stage while also becoming more aware of errors they commonly make. There has been a clear improvement across the year. This positive improvement has also been noted during our recent moderation in KS2 and KS1.
As a reward (and as a way to consolidate their learning), the children requested a ‘fun’ day of spelling.
Last Thursday, Reception and Class 2 had a fantastic beach day here at the Meadows. Throughout the day we took part in lots of beach related activities, whcih linked to our Geography and History work on going to the beach, looking at how beach holidays have changed and coastal areas in the United Kingdom.
Our first treat was a magic show and Punch and Judy. We made rabbits appear out of hats, changed the colour of handkerchiefs and even had balloon animals. Mr Punch was very naughty though, along with a number of sneaky animal puppets!
On Friday, Mrs Hughes came into school to give the children a violin lesson. Lots of the children from KS2 remembered Mrs Hughes and were very engaged in the activities! They enjoyed singing about BBQs, playing musical games, and one child even showed that playing the violin was like riding a bike (well done, Joe)! At the end of the session, she explained that from September the children could have lessons in the violin, cello or viola. These would be private, group lessons for as little as £1.50 per child (depending on how many children were in the group).
You can download a copy of the lateste DITTO magazine here. This issue focuses on the high school transition, ensuring all devices are up to date in terms of parental settings, 'decoy' apps (applications that allow your child to keep information private). As ever, if you have any questions regarding the issues in this magazine (or online safety in general), do not hesitate to contact a member of staff.
This morning we were joined by Nigel and Maxine, our local PCSO and Police woman, who came to talk to the children about road safety.