It was wonderful to see over 100 parents join us for our first Specialist Open Classrooms event on Wednesday morning. Following a short presentation from our specialist leaders, parents had the freedom to visit classes and see the specialist lessons taking place.
All the specialist teachers, who teach at the Early Years and Infant Campus, were in the lessons, providing a great opportunity to ask questions and find out more about our approach to teaching music, physical education (PE) including swimming, information and communications technology (ICT), modern foreign languages (MFL) and library. It was super to hear such positive feedback from parents and teachers alike.
Thank you to everyone who attended on Wednesday; as this event has proven so successful, we are already talking about holding similar events in the future. We will keep you informed.
It is really important that the children develop good habits in the canteen. We want to see them making healthy choices, eating their fruit and vegetables, being polite to the staff, saying please and thank you, and learning that there is appropriate behaviour when eating with others. If a member of staff sees a child, making good choices, they write their name in the ‘Golden Book’. Each week, 6 children are chosen to be ‘Finer Diners’. They get to choose a friend to join them at the ‘Finer Diner’ table, have lunch with Ms Mary and myself (and sometimes, other special guests), and as a very special treat, they also have a muffin.
Congratulations to this week’s Year 1 Finer Diners!
Schools are places of learning, and that is not restricted to the children. Ms Sarah Bonner (who leads Fundinotots), has been working with Family Medical Practice and Raffles, amongst others, and put together a programme of talks for parents to learn more about raising children.
Year 2 Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Choices
Following on from the Specialist Open Classrooms, Ms Sophie, our MFL leader, went on to explain to our Year 2 parents that from Year 3, children will learn one language, either French, Spanish or Mandarin. A letter with more details will be sent to all Year 2 parents shortly, and if you would like to see Ms Sophie’s presentation, please follow the link below:
Y2 Parents MFL Choices
BIS Learning Skills Challenge
Welcome back to the BIS Learning Skill Challenges.
It’s Week 10 and a new set of challenges face all who want to crack the code and claim the prize. You can see this week’s challenge here.
Hints and Tips on Behaviour Management
On Thursday morning, 6th December, the Learning Support Department welcomes parents to the ‘Hints and Tips on Behaviour Management’ coffee morning on the Junior Campus (8.30-9.30am). It is open to all parents at both the Early Years & Infants and Junior Campuses.
The presentation will cover reasons behind negative behaviour, practical strategies to help change this to positive behaviour, and how to create and maintain a healthy home routine. Some of the topics we will also discuss include the importance of sleep, limiting screen time, how to use behaviour charts, dealing with tantrums, boosting self-esteem, reading, homework and encouraging learning through play.
We look forward to seeing you then.