Message From CEO – 2 December 2018
This week, as every week, has evidenced the skill, creativity and commitment of teachers, TAs and leaders as you engage, motivate and inspire our pupils.
The Reception Class at Bathampton Primary School had a wonderful morning on Friday taking part in their first Playwood session. They made a caterpillar tyre trail, climbed rope ladders and made some wonderful cards.
Cedar Class at Staplegrove Church School ‘took over’ the Somerset Heritage Centre as part of the ‘Kids in Museums Day’ last Thursday.
The children took on roles such as Receptionist and Search Room Assistant, as well as having a tour of the archives and taking part in a selection of activities. You can read all about it in a blog that the children put together themselves on the day.
Kingshill Church School were visited by Richard Lancaster from Greenpeace. Years 2 to 6 enjoyed a very informative session about the plight of the rainforests and especially the plight of the orangutans – he shared the story ‘There’s an Orangutan in my Bedroom’. The children were very interested and wanted to ask lots of questions.
The NSPCC also visited Kingshill to talk to children about ‘Speak Out and Stay Safe’.
Diamond class had an exciting week when they went in search of the Gruffalo! They really enjoyed themselves, they found the fox in his underground home, the owl in his treetop house and the snake in a log-pile house.
In Design Technology children made and tested little cars which were amazing, and had great fun working out which ones travelled the best.
Year 6 pupils from St. Andrew’s Church School in Taunton took part in the annual Wellington Maths Challenge last Saturday. They worked as a team to answer 25 very challenging questions in an hour and managed to solve an impressive 21 correctly, coming 4th out of 45 schools from across the county.
At Batheaston Church School this week fairy magic was happening in Apple class.
St Stephen’s Church School orchestra performed for the Bath Primary School Advent Festival of Light this week.
The week was rounded off with Head teachers meeting at Bath Racecourse to support our self-evaluation process and to progress further the exciting curriculum development work we are planning. Because of the energy and passion shown by you all, our Trust continues to make impressive steps forward in developing the curriculum offer to pupils in all our family of schools.
As we move in to December and the end of the Autumn term it is a pleasure to share the creative and inspiring ways you have engaged pupils and developed their skills, knowledge and understanding through a broad, rich, vibrant curriculum. Each week the values and identity of our Trust, that we explored at our recent conference, shines out through the high quality curriculum offer to all of our pupils.