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Head of Primary Message Week 11

Week 11 comes to a close to coincide with Remembrance Day, observed on 11th November to recall the end of First World War hostilities. Free Write Friday activities this week focussed on the Poppy and the meaning behind it. It is wonderful to see that students across Year 2 to Year 6 have been inspired to share their writing through Seesaw once again this week. A particular thank you to those students who chose to reflect upon these important events in world history.

The month of November is also an important time for focussing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Movember is a leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale. Throughout this month, you may notice some questionable facial hair appearing on the top lip of some male staff. If you would like to find out more, please contact Mark Evans for more information.

In addition to Movember, we also continue with Barvember and it is great to see students increasing in confidence daily when answering the challenging word problems using Bar Models. Families are enjoying solving these problems together, exploring our Mastery Learning approach and testing themselves against the tricky challenges.

Year 6 have an ongoing Battle of the Bands within TT Rock Stars this week. Knowing all Multiplication and Division facts to 12x12 is an integral part of our Maths curriculum. Good luck to all students taking part and I look forward to awarding the Most Valuable Players within each class next week through Seesaw and during the Friday Assembly.

Due to the student vaccination programme involving students 12 years and older, there will be no live lessons in Zoom on Tuesday 16th November after 11:30am. All lessons will continue in Seesaw on Tuesday afternoon and all Primary staff will continue to provide feedback in the usual way. Live sessions before 11:30am will continue as normal. Thank you for supporting this important programme.

With a spotlight on Year 3 this week, we are very proud of the incredible learning that continues to take place. Students in Year 3 have taken virtual tours of an ancient tomb, taken Maths outside, sequenced the events of the Tadeo Jones story, moved treasure, enjoyed stories, built vocabulary banks, identified past tense verbs, added 2 and 3 digit numbers, shown what fills their heart with happiness and solved the Three Monkey’s Puzzle.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary

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