We are already over three weeks into the new academic year, the time really is flying by. As I mentioned in my last blog, the pupils have settled down very quickly into their new or existing classes and they are now fully into the routine of things and I am sure feel like they were never away!!
I have had a lot of positive feedback from parents with regards the class information booklets that each teacher sent out at the end of the first week of term. We hope that the information was clear and it gives you an insight into the topics your children will be covering over the coming months along with the routines for homework, spelling and reading. If you have any thoughts on the routines or expectations, then please do not hesitate to contact myself or your child’s class teacher to discuss them further.
To aid with the general day-to-day running and organisation of the school the year 5 and 6 pupils have all volunteered for different monitor roles including ICT monitors, PE monitors, Hall monitors, House point monitors to mention a few. The pupils have shown a great deal of maturity and commitment to these roles so far and I am sure they will continue to demonstrate this approach throughout the year and help the school run as smoothly as possible. Well done all!
As I mentioned in my last blog, the pupils have elected the members of the School Council and Eco-committee members. These roles ensure that all pupils in the school have a say in the school development as their class representative can take their ideas forward to the meetings. The elected children will all be attending their first meeting this week where the roles such as Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary will be appointed and the plans for the year will be discussed. The Eco-committee will also be joined by Jessica Carr, the Chaplain for Northop, who will be working with the children to help strengthen the school’s community links. We look forward to seeing the impact of these two very important committees.
Once again this year, a major area of focus for the school will be development of ICT and the digital competency of the pupils. To facilitate this, we have decided to train our Year 5 and 6 pupils as ‘Digital Leaders’. The aim is for the older pupils to be taught a new skill or explore a particular programme and then spend a morning or afternoon in the younger year groups passing on their knowledge. The teachers will then plan how these skills can then applied to their topic work. The first of these ‘Digital leader’ sessions’ will take place this Thursday and I am very excited to see how the initiative works, I am sure it will be a great success.
Finally, please don’t forget about our MacMillan Coffee morning this coming Friday, 30th September. We hope to see as many of you there as possible so we can raise as much money as possible for this very special charity.