Message From CEO – 10 November 2019
In our schools, across our Hubs, there has been a sense of purpose, creativity and fresh energy in further developing our curriculum. It has been wonderful to hear about and see the buzz of enthusiasm for and excitement of learning being generated as a result of your curriculum development work following our Trust wide Inset day.
At St Stephen’s Church School staff worked collaboratively and with excitement to develop new ideas for their curriculum.
Thank you to all at Bathampton Primary School for their warm welcome this week. Nigel Daniel, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Darren Ling and I, toured classrooms and met with staff and pupils. Children were enthusiastically engaged in learning across the school. We saw skilled, confident mathematicians in Year 2.
Cherry Class pupils at Batheaston Church School enjoyed maths, art and history all with a Gunpowder Plot theme. They were also busy making 2D rocket designs
The ‘Adventures in Brookland Club’ at Bathford Church School, spent time finding their favourite books from class libraries to create this book blanket to share with other children.
This week the children in Classes 1 and 2 at Holy Trinity Church School, have been looking at different types of technology. The children have been programming Bee Bots to follow different pathways and thinking about the language involved in direction. They have also been using remote control cars to develop their positional language in maths lessons.
Children from St Saviour’s Junior Church school spent another wonderful afternoon at Larkhall Springs Nursing Home. Year 4 played games and enjoyed the company of the residents.
Children worked together in small groups at Forest School to create amazing pieces of colour inspired art.
At St Mark’s Church School, a group of 11 boys worked incredibly hard and were a credit to the school, demonstrating great attitude during their recent football tournament. In the group stage the boys were outstanding in all 3 games. St Mark’s then qualified for a place in the playoff against another of our Trust Schools, St. George’s Church School. St Mark’s have now qualified for the next stage of the tournament which will be played at Bristol Grammar School.
Mason age 4 from St Mark’s, created an impressive Remembrance Day poppy on an iPad.
St Michael’s Church School have new pupil monitors – lunch hall helpers! They will soon be launching classroom monitors too.
Reception children at Bathford Church School had a wonderful day with Mita Gadher learning all about Diwali. The children enjoyed a range of activities, including making poori a traditional Indian bread, having henna patterns painted on their hands, dressing up in traditional Indian clothing and taking part in some traditional Indian dancing.
Whenever I visit schools and meet pupils and teachers, I am inspired by the range and quality of learning opportunities that you are providing for pupils across our Trust. Children’s enjoyment of all that you provide is clear to see in their smiles and engagement.