On Tuesday we welcomed parents from F3 and Year 1 to join our Bug Club workshop, thank you to all those who attended and to Miss Gen and Miss Katie for hosting the event. We use Bug Club across the Primary School for children to enjoy reading and develop their understanding of the text, their comprehension skills. Not only can the children read books at an appropriate level for them, but the Bug Club can read the book to them so the children can listen as well as read and hopefully understand the book more. In addition to this, there are questions and tasks throughout the books and on completion of reading that challenge the children’s comprehension of the book. It is an extremely strong motivational tool, alongside the physical books themselves that your children borrow that aid their ability to read, and more importantly, understand and enjoy what they read.
Thursday was fun-filled for Key Stage 1, Years 1 and 2, and also for F3. Key Stage One loved their Maths Fun day as it was packed with exciting activities, completed in House Teams, from beginning to end. They all joined together to participate in different mathematical challenges in the EYFS auditorium and then in individual classes or year groups they finished maths trails around the school and applied their skills and knowledge to solve many different problems. F3 had a wonderful time on their trip to KizCiti next door in Royal City. This gave them the opportunity to develop their social skills by being on a trip and gave them the chance to be citizens of a city and see potential future careers. However, we do not really know if these jobs or careers will be the ones this future generation are part of – so we continue to develop their independence and skills that will enable them to be our future leaders and take on any career path they choose. Thank you to the teams of F3 and Key Stage 1 for making the learning so exciting and meaningful for the children.
The week ended with Year 3 holding their exit point following their dinosaur topic. I hope the parents who attended enjoyed the experience and even gained some new knowledge, which is what these experiences are all about. They also give the children the opportunity to present and be part of teams: key skills for future success.
Have a great weekend; I wonder what learning opportunities there will be for the children next week?
Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary