BWMAT | Message From CEO – 3 May 2020
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May 04 2020

Message From CEO – 3 May 2020

Dear All,

This week I have again seen the many ways teachers and staff give thought, care and time to ensuring pupils both at home and in school are provided with high quality learning experiences, and such uplifting support and encouragement.  Pupils are clearly inspired by you all, proudly sharing their learning in so many different ways.  Here are just a few examples from this week.

The fun and joy you are all creating is evident in this short video for the staff at St Mark’s Church School.  It will make you smile!

https://stmarkssomerset.primarysite.media/media/reach-for-the-stars

Since returning back after Easter St Georges Church School have been making contact with their families.  Parents have appreciated the phone calls and enjoy keeping in touch with everyone.

St Georges Church School Video

 

Year 3 pupils at Trinity Church School have been exploring forces for their topic, ‘Can you feel the force?’  They drew detailed diagrams depicting how forces can push and pull in a particular direction.

As part of their Science home learning, Year 4 have been researching habitats and food chains. They used the information they had collated to draw food chains and create informative PowerPoint presentations.

A Year 6 parent, who works at Southmead Hospital, asked if the pupils at Trinity Church School could produce some colourful rainbows to brighten up the hospital.  The pupils of key workers enjoyed creating some amazing uplifting pictures to raise everyone’s spirits.

Elm Class at Batheaston Church School created a Stone Age setting for their adventure stories.

 

They have also been celebrating the recent World Earth Day. There were some wonderful creations.

This wonderful film made by the staff at St Stephen’s Church School helped everyone feel reconnected. https://youtu.be/TW1GFOIBOrM

Pupils at St Stephen’s Church School spent time this week exploring the complexity of bridges.

St Saviour’s schools continue their regular distribution of food parcels through FareShare South West across the community.

 

Key workers’ children at Bathford Church School have taken the idea of Rainbows and even made rainbow soap this week.

Some of the key worker children enjoyed their day as Pirates.

Families and staff at St John the Evangelist Church School have been taking part in weekly Community Challenges.  These challenges are designed to keep everyone involved.  Every week the community are challenged to take part in different tasks.

Last week the school community celebrated St George’s Day – children and adults dressed in red and white, made flags and designed and made dragon puppets.

 

The current challenge is ‘We Appreciate You’ and celebrates all key workers. Children have been asked to nominate a key worker they know and would like to honour. They have been dressing up as their chosen key worker.  They have also designed a medal that they will present to each of them.

Isla has chosen her uncle who is a pharmacist at Gloucester Hospital. Grace and Archie have chosen their dad who is a fireman.

At Cheddon Fitzpaine Church School Tom has entered ‘The Wallace and Gromit Cracking Design Competition’.  Tom has designed a new pair of slippers called ‘Solar Slippers 3000’.  In his design, solar panels warm the slippers up and charge a motor that drives wheels and a remote control.
At Bishops Lydeard Church School, Year 3 children are taking part in a ‘bio-degradable items’ experiment.  This has involved burying an apple core, a cabbage leaf, a plastic bag and some polystyrene.  The items will be left for 4 weeks and will then be checked for any changes.
 
This uplifting video was created by staff and pupils from St Andrew’s Church School.
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Last week pupils from St James’ Church School made funny food faces at home as part of Mr Johnson’s weekly challenge. The five winning faces were:
As part of Mr Johnson’s weekly challenge, they have also been creating messages for key workers at the Taunton Coronavirus Testing Centre.

The ‘Friends’ of St Mark’s Church School put together this wonderful video message to thank the staff for all they are doing at this time.

https://stmarkssomerset.primarysite.media/media/friends-of-school-thank-you

At St Andrew’s Church School in Bath, there has been some amazing home learning.  The teachers are working very hard to create engaging home learning and are all so pleased with the children’s efforts.

On Earth Day, Reception were asked think about something you can do to help care for our planet.  William’s promise was to do a litter pick.

Sophia produced a beautiful observational drawing. She looked closely at the shapes of the leaves and worked hard to write with beautiful cursive letters.

 

Omar has been working very hard on his writing and created a detailed drawing of a dragon.

There has been so much activity on Year 6 Teams keeping Mr Harris very busy.  Neroli has been writing her own blog page showing how to keep yourself mentally healthy at this time.

St Andrew’s, like many, are so proud of all their staff and community.  The staff created a wonderful video message for all the families, helping everyone to stay connected.  Here is a collage created of the video:

Back in school, everyone is working hard to maintain their beautiful school environment.  Mrs Alex and Mrs Sharon have been busy helping create a sensory flower bed in the central courtyard.  The cleaning teams across all our schools work tirelessly to ensure they are sparkling and clean for everyone. At St Andrew’s, Nadine and Lorraine bring with them big smiles as they clean the school each day.

 

Thank you for the way you are all working together, using your skills and experience, to plan and develop exciting and engaging learning in each school, hub and across our Trust.

Everything you have done and continue to do, teachers support staff, premises and office staff, is so very much appreciated and valued by pupils, parents and the communities you serve.

Each of your contributions both individually and collectively makes your class, your school and the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust such a wonderful place to learn for us all.

Thank you.

Kind regards

 

Philip

 

 

 

 

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