Message From CEO – 2 June 2019
I hope you all had some restful, enjoyable moments throughout the last week.
This week’s update celebrates the joy of learning and incredible success of pupils across our Trust, that is so strongly evident.
This joy of learning is evident in the reading of Arthur, a Year 1 pupil at St Mark’s Church School. He is currently reading a book of poems and really enjoying it. Please take a moment to hear his reading (see link below).
Year 5 pupils at Holy Trinity Church School have enjoyed their recent performance of ‘Victorian Villainy’. The children worked incredibly hard to learn lines, songs and actions for their two evening performances to family and friends as well as two shows to the rest of the school. The humorous ‘whodunit’ provided children with the opportunity to sing solos and duets, as well as show off their comic timing.
Cherry Class at Staplegrove Church School have been learning how to weave using the three stick method. Although, initially they found this quite difficult, they worked together and persevered to create a colourful wall hanging.
Owl class at Bishops Lydeard Church School have been using charcoal to copy the Banksy picture, ‘Show me the Monet.’ While lots of the charcoal went on faces and hands, the results were wonderful. The ability to look at negative space and use the white of the card to show light is evident in all the pictures.
Also, at Bishops Lydeard all of the children took part in Neurodiversity week. The children were given an activity to take part in, but some were given limitations of having their eyes closed, hands behind their backs or no verbal communication. They discussed and compared how they felt about the activity and how they used their endurance and resilience to persevere, despite their limitations.
The children at Kingshill Church School enjoyed their Science Community Group Day. There were various activities, including making and testing paper aeroplanes, nature study, and ‘sneeze measuring’.
After school that day a group of families enjoyed the ‘Science Challenge’ set by Mrs Richards. It involved marshmallows and spaghetti.
Court De Wyck Church School were visited by the RNLI. Mr Jon and the beach buddies came in to talk to children in Robin and Owl classes about how to stay safe at the beach. It was a great puppet show.
Mrs Horsley also came into the school to plant some flowers with the children. These will be entered into the local summer horticultural show. Two children from each class planted either a geranium or a fuchsia.
Eight pupils went to Hutton Moor to take part in a Multiskills Superstars Competition. Well done to all the children for representing the Trust so well and always exhibiting exemplary positive attitudes whenever they go out to take part in events such as this.