Message From CEO – 31 March 2019
I am very grateful for all that you do every day, every week – how you work together to turn our aim into a reality for pupils across our Trust. I am very conscious of the hard work, resilience, energy, determination and ability to keep going in sometimes challenging circumstances this can necessitate.
Thank you to all at Batheaston Church School for your warm welcome this week when I visited the school. It was wonderful to see children enjoying their learning and to hear your exciting plans for the future.
Hazel class have enjoyed finding ‘subordinate clauses’ in books, in the sunshine.
Oak and Apple class enjoyed seeing their animal habitats project come to life as they took their work outdoors.
Daisy, a Year 5 pupil at St Mark’s Church School’s, grew her hair in order to have it cut for a very worthy cause – the Little Princess Trust. Well done Daisy.
It is good to see new lunchtime play equipment in full use at Bathampton Primary School.
Year 6 children at Oakhill Church School have been learning about ratio in maths this week. They have applied their knowledge to make fruit cocktails using different ratios of fruit juices. They then thought about the quantities needed if they were making it for a much larger group.
The children have also been busy planting a new hedge to encourage wildlife onto their site. As part of the Woodland Trust‘s drive to develop hedgerows, the School have already planted 147 new hedge plants and are expecting delivery of the next box of 120 plants in the coming days. They hope to have a thriving hedgerow within two to three years.
It has been another very busy and enjoyable week of learning at St John the Evangelist Church School.
On Monday, Years 3 and 4 visited Bath, as part of their Roman study. They toured the Roman Baths complex and explored the museum, taking part in a mosaic workshop and role playing the lives of ancient Romans.
On Tuesday, Year 5 made the very long journey to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. They all arrived in school at 06:30 to make sure they reached their destination in time for a tour of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. As well as being immersed in the history of the building, they learned all about the history of British democracy and sat in on a debate about health and welfare. Despite the very early start, children and adults alike all returned to school saying what a wonderful experience it had been.
On Wednesday, Reception children visited Noah’s Ark Farm and Zoo in Wraxhall, as part of their current study based around Noah’s Ark and the animals that all went in two by two. The children were very excited about their visit and many were looking forward to seeing the elephants and camels. It was a beautifully sunny day and they all returned saying that it had been a wonderful trip. Many of the children said they liked the meercats best, but all agreed it had been a very special visit.
An unusual visitor took a friendly visit to St Michael’s Church School this week – a snake!
Kingshill pupils attended a maths event held at their school this week. There were children from all of our Multi Academy Trust schools within the North Somerset Hub enjoying a morning full of fun maths activities.
Our Nursery Leaders Day was held at St Georges Church School this week to help share best practice – with a super Easter theme to the table.
Year 5 children at Holy Trinity Church School enjoyed spending a week at Mill on the Brue for their annual residential trip. Staff were impressed with how well the children worked together and challenged themselves during the week. They were able to apply all of the school values to the different situations they found themselves in, as well as thoroughly enjoying the full range of activities that the centre has to offer.
St Andrew’s Church School in Bath have engaged with the National Gallery Take One Picture project this term. Across the whole school classes have used the painting Men of the Docks by George Bellows as a central stimulus for their enquiry based learning. On Thursday afternoon children curated an exhibition of their work in their classrooms and outside spaces. Parents were invited and each class toured the exhibition to view the work across the school.
As we approach the end of the Spring term the quality of your offer to pupils continually grows and develops – this is so strongly evident again this week.