Head of School Update - 22.10.21
Today marks the end of the first term and what a jam-packed term it has been!
We have focused on writing across the school, starting with a whole school writing unit on the book ‘The Dot’. We used the book to inspire all the children, as it demonstrates how creative thinking on the part of a teacher can unlock a child's own creativity, confidence, and growth. These are all attributes that we promote at Glenleigh Park; that align with our four values.
As you will see from the headline photos, we have also been writing fairy tales, creating purposeful poetry, developing our phonics knowledge and story mapping the adventures of Claude. Throughout the whole term, the children have shown such determination and energy to write both creatively and imaginatively.
In addition to being inventive writers, the children have been immersed in a variety of art activities – ranging from Ancient Greek inspired screen-printing to fine line and charcoal cave paintings.
Also, this term we have used our democratic skills to vote for our class school council representatives. Mrs latter has worked closely with the school council to facilitate their ideas and create a collective ambition for how they can work together to present their ideas. Next term, I plan to meet with the representatives to hear their ideas and plan their next steps. I am looking forward to receiving their visionary ideas.
Then to end the term we have had our Spooky Halloween dress up day, this event was made possible by the hardwork of our PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association). We are so grateful for the work they do, which is all voluntary, as the money they raise is used for all the children at Glenleigh Park. This year the aim is to raise sufficient funds to enhance the playground with thermoplastic markings - all the money you donate is very much appreciated.
During the half term break, the clocks go back (31 October at 2am) this marks the end of British Summer Time. Good news though as it means an extra hour in bed.
Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you on 1st November.
Head of School