B Cador: May 2016
I've been privileged to see some wonderful learning taking place around school over the past few weeks.
As someone with an innate curiosity about the natural world, I have always been in awe of how a single droplet of water can become a mighty river. Visiting Year 5 yesterday, I was really impressed by their responses when I mentioned this to them and especially with the children's articulate use of geographical terms including percolation, precipitation, infiltration, snow melt, runoff and evapotranspiration in their explanations. I'm delighted to report that Wrenbury has its own geography professors!
Curiosity matters and our children are curious about the world around them. Our tadpoles remain a keen focus of interest and discussion in school among the children. They are developing well. Corey helped collect some fresh pond water with me to replenish the tank in school. We were both amazed by the size of the tadpoles in the pond.
Confidence and skill in writing across school is growing! Taylor in Base 1 wrote a wonderful recount of his visit to Chester Zoo, writing some super sentences and demonstrated his ability to apply his phonics really well. Nathan and Jessica in Y1 shared some fantastic story openings with me that included lovely descriptive sentences, lots of wonderful word choices to engage the reader and accurate punctuation. Y3 and 4 have been composing some great writing about The Iron Man and, in Base 4, Charlie and his class are increasingly able at editing and improving their writing. In Y6, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen has become the inspiration for the children's writing. During pupil voice with Tiegan , she explained how she really enjoyed the more informal, chatty forms of writing such as diary writing rather than the more formal pieces she writes.
The school are busy learning the songs for Schoolsfest in July. It's lovely to hear the singing weave its way back to the classrooms after assembly. We hope to put a choir together to perform the songs at Fun in a Field for a Fiver in a few weeks time.
KS2 members of our Town Sports athletics team have been eagerly practicing in readiness for the up and coming competition. We're delighted to be competing for the first time in many, many years and our thanks go to Sound primary for joining us in putting a team together. We also have a team of swimmers who will be taking part in a swimming gala in the next few weeks. Good luck to all our school sport representatives.
I have also been impressed with how calmly the children in Y6 and Y2 have approached their SAT tests and I know they did their best. Thank you to Mrs McGhie, Miss Davies, Mrs Winward, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Pascall for all the work you have put in to help prepare our children.
Just a taster of the super learning that is happening in school. I'm looking forward to even more super learning after the half term.
Wishing all our learners from YR-Y6 a very happy half term holiday.
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