HEAD OF SCHOOL UPDATE - 8/10/21
Welcome to this week’s update,
To celebrate National Poetry day we decided to look at poems by Joshua Seigal. All the classes took inspiration from his poems and we were luckily to receive a personalised message from the poet.
“Hello everyone at Glenleigh Park. I am so happy that you are going to be looking at some of my poems today! When I started writing poems I had no idea whether anyone would read them, so I am really glad that you are going to focusing on them today. Hopefully you will like at least some of them. If there are one or two you don't like, that is OK too. In fact, one of my books is called I Don't Like Poetry, and it is especially for people that think they don't like it. Hopefully my poems will change one or two minds. I think the most important thing about poetry is that it can be really fun and creative, so I hope you enjoy playing with words today. Thank you so much for reading my poems - it really means the world to me!”
The children have all written their own poems and Mr Green has sent some to Joshua Seigal. I hope that he will be inspired by the work of our children at Glenleigh Park and that he is as impressed with the poems as we are.
Across the school, the teachers have been working hard with the children to ensure that our school values are threaded and embedded throughout all we do. As you can see from my headline photo, two of our reception children are showing perseverance and achievement by working together to build a very tall tower.
This week I had a very productive meeting with our PTFA (parent, teachers and friends association). They are working hard to plan many exciting fundraising events throughout the year. The first being our Halloween dress up day at the end of this term. It would be great if everyone can support these events as the money raised benefits all the children at Glenleigh Park.
Please do have a look at the weekly bulletin, it has important information, events and dates and helpful hints.
Lastly, the school photos went smoothly and successfully today, all the children dazzled the photographer with their very best smiles – we look forward to receiving the photos soon.
Have a lovely weekend,