Message From CEO – 1 March 2020
In each school your unique rich and broad curriculum offer, so clearly evident each week makes learning fun, relevant and engaging for the pupils in your schools and turns our aims and values into reality.
Cherry Class at Batheaston Church School had great fun pancake making on Shrove Tuesday to help inspire their writing.
They also enjoyed a visit to Mike’s Meadow to identify trees in Winter and Apple Class are now ready for their topic ‘Farmyard Hullabaloo’.
Pupils at St Andrew’s Church School in Taunton have already been busy preparing for Mothers’ Day. Their artwork will be shown at the forthcoming Mothers’ Day service along with poems they have written.
Mr Beament, Executive Head at St Saviours Church Schools in Bath, enjoyed a great couple of maths sessions with Year 5 this week. He saw children showing; resilience, supporting each other, using concrete and pictorial materials, developing written methods, showing super speed times-tables and importantly enjoying the challenge.
St John the Evangelist Church School have loved having dragon drawing workshops in school this week and have been talking about all things connected with dragon. They were introduced to some wonderful picture books and each base took part in a drawing workshop throughout the day.
Staff from St John and St Francis Church School embarked on a team building event to an Escape room on Thursday evening. They were split into 3 random groups and locked in separate rooms with an hour to escape. It certainly tested their problem-solving skills. All 3 groups persevered and managed to escape in time for dinner. A wonderful evening was had by all – a chance to unwind from a day at work and get to know each other better.
The EYFS children at Holy Trinity Church School have been completing work on superheroes and everyone came to school dressed as their favourite superhero. The children had a great day.
Children at Kingshill Church school led a very well prepared and delivered Collective Worship this week. Sports leaders shared information about the Olympic Games coming up this year in Tokyo. They talked about the history behind the events and the exciting things that will be happening in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The children spoke clearly and confidently and generated lots of excitement about supporting Team GB.
Kingfisher and Kestrel classes at Court De Wyck Church School experience an amazing ‘Labyrinth’ this week. They spent time walking through the Labyrinth calmly and peacefully, having a moment to reflect when they reached the middle. Children produced some really creative responses, inspired by the different labyrinth styles.
The school also had a visit from ‘Cadcharacters’. The children in Owl and Goldfinch classes met a soldier from the Crimean war and Robin Class met a toymaker.
The EYFS children at St Stephen’s Church School have been busy using their problem-solving skills to be engineers. They built a castle, a rocket and a range of 3D shapes. They are even shouting ‘Go Teamwork!’ in one of the photographs.
What a wonderfully rich and imaginative learning experience you provide for all our pupils. Thank you all, for the many ways each and every one of you supports the development of learning across our Trust. Thank you for the personal qualities you draw on: your support for each other, your teamwork, your determination, resilience, persistence and positivity, for your professional skills: your creativity, knowledge, experience and the way that you continually strive to provide the highest quality learning experiences for pupils across our Trust.