Head of School Weekly update 8.10.21


Welcome to this weeks update,

We have been immersed in poetry this week and the pupils at King Offa have celebrated National Poetry day by creating their own fantastic poems. It’s easy to feel that poetry is too difficult to read and too scary to write. You may well have been told that you misunderstood the poems you studied in English class or that the poem you wrote in which you poured out your heart was full of clichés. If so, that’s a shame! Because the world of poetry is vast and varied, and there are poems out there you will love and types of poems you will enjoy writing. You might just need a quick introduction to various poetic forms to get you going. With this in mind here a list of different types of poems to enjoy or write yourself… sonnets, acrostics, shape poems, concrete, limerick and so many more. The children have worked incredibly hard and I am sure they will love sharing their poems with you! A group of Year 6 children (pictured above) were so enthusiastic about theirs and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them! Malala class made their very own class poetry book which needs to be placed in the library as it is full of interesting, creative and thoughtful poems.

The children have been learning and having fun which is so very important for us at King Offa. You will see the amazing canopic jars above that the Year 6 classes have been making for weeks (they look amazing now they are finished). Year 3 have shown me some thoughtful RE work on symbols and why they are important to different faiths and they have also been looking at different creation stories too. They have been busy!

The teachers have been working hard with the children across the school to ensure that our school values are threaded and embedded throughout all we do. It is important that we celebrate all success and a great way we do this is through our Kings and Queens Assembly that are held weekly. We aim to text you so you know if your child has been chosen; they will receive a certificate and a treat as a token of well done.  I am sure they would like to share the reasons with you but please ask them if they forget!

Please do have a look at the weekly bulletin, it has important information, events and dates, helpful hints and even some requests for your help.

Have a lovely weekend,

Kind regards,

Miss Baker