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Half Time! - Wednesday 16th February 2011
Here we are nearly half way through this academic year. So in my mindwe are approaching 'half time' and just as football and rugby can sometimes be a 'game of two halves' a school year can be like that as well!
We are actually over half way through this academic year in terms of the number of days and weeks that we have been at school so far but 'terms' wise we are at the half way mark at the end of this week.
It has been another busy half term in school and this week reflects just how busy we are now that we have 14 classes and a nursery.
Our Year 6 children are completing a 'mock SAT's' week in school. It is the first year that we have had Year 6 children here and it is the first time we have needed to prepare children for the rigours of National SAT's TESTING. We thought it would be a good idea to give them a 'dry run' at what it will all be like at the start of May for them by going through an identical week now. They begin each day with a breakfast - a sausage or bacon or cheese roll with a drink and then each day they have completed the papers just like they will do in May.
Our Year 5 children have worked in other parts of school during each morning this week to enable the Year 6's to have more rooms to work in. It has created more space and fewere children in each classroom and that has been a big help.
We have our Year 4'svisiting Blyth Battery as part of their World War 2 topic and we have a coffee and cupcakes morning on Thursday followed by 2 discos after school. You see what I mean about another busy week?
The mornings and evenings are lengthening and there are some sure signs that spring is approaching rapidly. I'm lookingforward to looking for signs of buds and shoots on the new WILLOW STRUCTURES that we have put up around our garden areas. The structures are 'Living Willow' and I'm sure they will provide a lot of enjoyment, pleasure and opportunity for learning over the years to come.