Head of School Update 2nd July
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to this week’s update.
I would like to start by thanking Mrs Pat King and Mr Colin King for their continued involvement at King Offa. On Thursday, during Ceilidh Club, children visited a local Nursing Home and danced 4 different dances in the garden for a handful of delighted residents. It was such a special occasion, and although the children had mixed feelings of excitement and nerves, they did a super job at entertaining not only residents and staff but our Deputy Mayor Claire Baldry. She was extremely impressed. The Nursing home were so grateful and the children did themselves and King Offa very proud. Well done to you all and thank you to Mr and Mrs King.
Mrs Speed and the Key stage 1 teachers have been impressed with the focus and engagement in Year 1 reading lessons. Our Daily Supported Reader sessions continue to be fun and successful. Miss Malone has busy visiting phonics sessions in Key stage 1 and is equally impressed with the super learning and progress in Read Write Inc which we started in January.
I have been so proud of the children whose teachers have sent them to me for exceptional effort, progress, achievement and resilience. I have seen amazing writing and maths and even Artic board games.
Next week Year 2 will be encountering an ‘Evacuee’ day. I cannot wait to tell you about that and hopefully share some photos from the event. The children in Nightingale and Gandhi class have been so excited in the preparations and have enjoyed their learning experiences so far. Hopefully this event will help to consolidate everything they have learnt about World War II. I hope they will share this with you at home.
Year 4 have been very mature in their PSHE lessons this term. They have been learning about peer pressure and ways to manage and ask for help. They discussed how asking for help is a brave and sensible thing to do and can keep them and others safe.
Lots of classes have been busy preparing for sports week too! It is essential that the children experience as much as they can before the summer holidays and although you will not be able to watch your encouragement as a parent to ‘give it a go’ and ‘try your best’ is always valued. Thank you for your support with this.
Have a great weekend,
Miss N Baker
Head of school