It has been another good week in school. It seems children (and staff) quite like teaching and learning in classes of six! Thank you to all children, parents and staff for working together to make it work.
It’s not too late to come and join us, if you haven’t been in already. Just give us a call or send a message.
Finally, huge thanks to the PTA for their donation of £5,000 towards our ICT purchase. We will be receiving 30 new Chromebooks and 40 iPads early in Autumn Term.
Please click below to view Issue 8 of the Childrens' Newsletter compiled by Miss Copp.
I am sure you are all eager to know what will be happening in September. We expect there to be an announcement from Kirsty Williams/Welsh Government this week.
Currently, we do not know……..
As soon as we know more, we will let you know.
However, there a few details we CAN confirm.
Many thanks for your ongoing support. I hope we soon have some clarity about September and we will be able to return to normal education.
Mr J Wilkinson
This week, we welcomed back many pupils and it was fantastic to see smiles on the faces of pupils, parents and staff. The hard work of all staff to prepare a safe, happy environment, combined the the cooperation of parents and pupils meant that the week was problem-free.
In class (and at home) children worked on some basic skills, ‘Come and See’ and Wellbeing activities. In between the showers, we also spent time playing and exercising outdoors.
Every morning we held assembly on Teams with each class once again able to say ‘We are here to Grow in Love together’.
We also tried to connect school and home learning. (This is what WG are calling ‘blended learning’) Staff are becoming increasingly adept at using the available hardware and software to maximise learning provision in both settings. In some classes children at home joined in school story time, teachers taught groups at home on Teams and made short videos to teach essential skills. This sort of provision will be refined and developed over the coming weeks, possibly months. We will be trying hard to increase the quality and quantity of learning experiences particularly for those children unable to come to school.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to such a great week. It has been emotional. Hopefully, we will see you all (either in person or on the screen) next week.
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Headsprout is an online English language reading programme that provides engaging online episodes and eBooks designed to teach phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
It is comprised of three parts:
1. Early Reading (80 episodes – around 15 minute per episodes) This teaches phonics,
phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and beginning comprehension skills.
2. Reading Comprehension (50 episodes - around 20 minutes per episode) This teaches
comprehension skills including the 4 key question types: ‘find fact’, ‘clue words’, ‘mostly
about’ and ‘vocabulary’.
3. Advanced Reading Comprehension (50 episodes – around 20 minutes per episode) This
teaches pupils to apply the key reading comprehension strategies across a variety of text
types and includes key vocabulary.
We have been offered a 90 day, free licence for the software.
Would you like your child to benefit? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Access will be on a first come, first served basis (we have 36 licences available initially)