This week the children have returned from half term and settled beautifully into their learning. They are all certainly working hard and learning new information daily. The progress that pupils made has been accelerated last half term and this half term we are focusing on children now solving problems, challenging themselves and the presentation of their learning. If you can support by focusing on handwriting when completing homework this would be brilliant.

The children will be creating a remembrance garden in the school grounds and have chosen a nurse sculpture to remember all the people who helped during the war but also to remember the people we have lost and how nurses play such a significant role in families, at times of needs. Our children are great! We will be participating in a remembrance assembly on Friday 9th November. This will not be a religious assembly and is simply about what remembering means. We will also be focusing on remembering love ones who may not be with us.

Lates this week have already been significant. Every 10 minutes children learn by being late = 1 hour of learning. 30 minutes is equivalent to half a day. I will be inviting parents into school to discuss lateness as it is affecting learning of the children. Both the child arriving late is missing learning and when arriving it interrupts the other children who are already participating in the teaching. A reminder on Tuesday – Friday we offer Early Birds Reading 8.30 am- 8.50 am. We also have breakfast club from 8am at £2.00 inclusive of breakfast.

Mrs Knowles and the Waterside Team.