Message From CEO – 6 October 2019
In our schools, across our Hubs and throughout our Central support team, there has been a sense of purpose, passion and energy. It has been wonderful to hear about and see the buzz of enthusiasm for, and excitement about, learning being generated in classrooms and schools across our Trust.
This week at All Saints Church School, Class 6 were set a challenge to make a Moving Mark-Making Machine linked to their topic ‘Who’s Taking Control?’
They were given just four pens, some duct tape and a plastic cup to start the process. They then planned methodically and incorporated their recent work on circuits in order to create their designs.
Working collaboratively, they made improvements to their designs. This included changing the angle of the pens, altering the position of the battery so it was balanced and securing the position of the motor to enable the propeller to spin at full speed. There were some excellent results.
The children at St Mark’s Church School are absolutely thrilled with the new kitchen which has been built for them. Children will have the opportunity to learn how to bake and cook during and after school hours. A range of local chefs will be invited into school to work with the children encouraging them to learn a wide range of new skills.
Henry in year 4 said, ‘ It was great fun making flapjack and cakes for the Macmillan coffee morning.’
Year 2 children at Holy Trinity Church School are learning about Healthy Living. They have looked at the different foods we should eat and the importance of a balanced diet.
The children were also visited by a local dentist showed them how to look after their teeth. The importance of how and when to clean your teeth… not forgetting the flossing!
To understand the consequences of when you don’t look after your teeth, they carried out an experiment. They put an egg in four types of liquid: coke, milk, lemonade and water. This helped them see what can happen to our teeth if we drink some of these drinks too often and don’t brush our teeth. They loved seeing the results of their experiment.
Elm Class at Batheaston Church School thoroughly enjoyed their art topic – taking a walk and drawing a postcard. They listened to nature in the sunshine and designed their postcards.
Cary Class at St Andrew’s Church School in Taunton were set homework following the Hub Reading training. They had to take pictures of themselves reading in unusual places.
Here are some great ones…. playing golf, in the woods, up a cliff, in a recovery truck, to name but a few!
Children in Years 5 and 6 at Kingshill Church School went on an Activity Day to Mendip Outdoor Pursuits Centre. They had a fantastic time and took part in forest school games, frisbee, golf and tobogganing.
I am hugely grateful to you all.