28th October

All things relating to Bollywood was the focus for our Creative Arts Week this week in school.

This linked in well with our topic focus of India this term. Classes have created Rangoli patterns using powder paint, danced to Indian music, and much, much more. Sam has done a wonderful display of work and photographs.

Our scarecrows continue to inhabit various areas of school and our chosen one for the competition at Frosts – Jennifer – sadly did not win the competition at Frosts but they are going to give us a donation in recognition of our efforts.

Thank you to those of you who came along and supported our Transitions and Pirates enterprise stall last Monday afternoon. Transitions are now also as part of their Business Enterprise work making vegetable boxes of fresh produce at a cost of either £6 or £3. I purchased a large box last week and the quality of produce was superb – and it saved me a shopping trip. If you are interested in purchasing one please email Heather – heather.cole@theredway.net.

This last week I have been observing some lessons across school and this will continue after half term.  In addition, teachers will also be observing each other before Christmas and giving feedback to each other. All staff have also entered their Performance Management targets on our Blue-Sky system.

We were all pleased when Friday arrived as it seems to have been a long half term and with the next one being filled with lots of events I’m sure that Christmas will be upon us before we know it!

During half term week, there is a lot happening at school. Not only is all our electrical equipment having its annual PAT testing, but the gym equipment is also being checked and Tim has a whole host of jobs to be completed. Dawn will be deep cleaning the pool and also ensuring that the hall and dining room floors are cleaned, polished and shined as well as checking all classrooms, carpets, and windows are sparkled and shined!

Sadly, the water leak that we thought had been sorted – has not! So Anglian water and the digger returned towards the end of this week and once again we have temporary fencing and a hole at the top of the field. Anglian water though have been great in trying to sort this with minimal disruption to the working of the school.

Plans this week have been made for our Christmas Fayre. A letter with full details will be out next week, but this year are going to have a focus on Christmas Crafts. There will be some different stall where classes will have made goods to sell, there will be some of our usual stalls – cakes, raffle, bric a brac, tombola and more but we will not be having a clothes stall, nor books and DVD’s. But Santa’s Grotto will return but in the Pirates Cabin.  Keep an eye out for the update letter which will be sent out after half term.

Hoping that you all have a restful and enjoyable week – there will be no weekly update next weekend and please remember that November 5th is a training day so we will all look forward to seeing the pupils back in school on Tuesday November 6th.



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