|ReportsWhat a busy time of year it is! There is a sense of urgency as these last few weeks unfold…some of my time over the past week has been spent reading children’s reports and reflecting on the events of the year.When I was class teacher I didn’t look forward to the summer half term break because every second would be taken up writing reports for the children in my class. However when I finally settled down to doing them I would thoroughly enjoy it as thinking in great depth about each child was a true delight. Painting the picture of a child, their learning journey through the year, their development and success was demanding. How to encapsulate that complex multi dimensional process of emotional, social and intellectual unfolding remains a challenge and continues to take many hours of class teacher time.
Now as a head what a joy and privilege it is for me to read reports and to recognise so well the child who is being described. Each report individual, each child’s learning unique. Enormous care and attention is given to writing reports, to noting the interests, challenges and progress of each child. It is almost impossible to record all the small changes in each child through a busy school year. Similar experiences will have touched each child in a different way and left a different mark. So far this year the reports I have read have been dense with information, and have revealed a deep knowledge and understanding of each child.
I hope you enjoy your child’s report as much as I have and really recognise the wonderful person described on the page.
Reports were due out on Monday but there will be a brief delay as we spend time printing them out.
We hope you are then able to come into school for an Open House from 2pm on Tuesday 10th July (Later Years) or Wednesday 11th July (Early Years) to see your child’s learning portfolio and look at the displays of work. Please note that the Open House will not be a time to talk to the teacher about your child’s report. If there is anything on the report that you would like to discuss, you will need to make an individual separate appointment with their teacher to do this.
Dates of Free School Forum and Survey Completion
I take full responsibility for publishing incorrect dates when the Free School survey was sent out again on Thursday. My apologies! The correct dates are: Monday 2nd July 3.30-5pm Free School Open Forum and deadline for survey completion is midnight Wednesday 27th June.
We made ‘Candy coated pencils to eat in class’ a recipe from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipe book. We discovered that you can use ‘a pinch’ as a way to measure ingredients. We learnt that that hot mixture wouldn’t stick to the pencils, it kept sliding off. So, we left it to cool for a while and then it stuck to the pencils. Next we’re going to make ‘Lickable wallpaper for Nurseries’.
We took our now fully grown frog over to the Pells to release it. We took it in turns to say ‘Goodbye’ before gently placing it on a reed at the far end of the Pells. Will we ever see it again? Amanda
Early Years update
This week’s update has been dictated by members of the class.
This week we have:
Designing flags and running time trials were inspired by talking about the Olympics and watching a clip of Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world! Children of R & Y1
Later Years update
In Olympic Projects in Later Years we have been very busy continuing in our respective working groups on our chosen focus. We have had several practical sessions involving lots of making and building. Our stadiums, trains, mascots and many other designs are starting to take shape but we still have lots to do! There has been a lovely, busy working atmosphere during these sessions and we are very impressed with how all of our projects are coming along. We are looking forward to sharing our work with you all during our Open House afternoon next month!
In Writing this week we have been looking at authors who have inspired us and how they impact on our writing.
In Jonathan and Faustina’s class we have been extending our understanding of how to solve word problems and apply what we have learned. We have also been continuing to look at a variety of data and we are learning how to understand data that is presented in different ways so that we can analyse it and answer related questions.
In Clare and Lorraine’s class we have been exploring and plotting coordinates to make shapes. We have been looking at coordinates in all four quadrants.
In Art this week we have continued with ongoing projects surrounding the themes of the Olympics and Pattern. Some of us have finished our geometric pattern embroidery and some are completing projects linked with the Olympics such as Kimon and Matthew’s 3D model of a skate park or Martha’s intricate sewing of an Olympic torch cushion for the 2028 Olympics! We have also introduced a new theme based around Light and Dark and how this reaches into many facets of artistic concepts such as silhouettes, positive and negative space and the use of a limited colour palette to achieve certain effects.
Years 3-6 are very excited about camp! There has been great enthusiasm and energy as we prepare for the PATINA parade. The children are hoping it will be the best yet! Anne-Marie, Clare, Faustina, Jonathan and Lorraine
Congratulations Lydia and Andy!
William Jack Thompson was born at 06.40am Wednesday 20th June, 10lb 10oz!!!!
We all send our love and best wishes to you both and look forward to seeing you soon.
|ATTENTION ALL WOULD BE ROCKSTARS!Don’t forget this Monday (from 3.30pm in the school hall) the first meeting of LNS Rock Club is taking place.(The second date will be either 3rd/4th /5thof July – TBC – contact Jason for confirmation)Any parents, or children from years 4 upwards are warmly invited to join our intrepid house band, consisting of Jason (Taliesin), Preston (Loui), Charlie (Alfie) and Nick (Matthew and Thomas). We are planning to have a go at some of the following tracks:
Maroon 5 – Moves like Jagger, Jesse J – Price Tag, White Stripes – 7 Nation Army, The Undertones - Teenage Kicks, Twist and Shout – Beatles, Wild Thing – Troggs / Hendrix, Fade Away – Stones/Buddy Holly, Oasis – Wonderwall, Crowded House – Weather with you.
There will be various instruments and percussion on hand for people to join in with, but do bring your own instruments if you have them, and of course everyone will be encouraged to sing. The aim is to put something together for the Summer Seaside Spectacular (Fair) on the 7th, or failing that, just make some noise.
There has been a confirmed case of ‘slapped cheek’ in the Nursery. This has an incubation period of three weeks, and the symptoms can be flu like. So if your child has any flu symptoms please keep them at home until you are sure they are better. Thank you.
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