(Photo gallery at the bottom.) I still can't quite believe that Blue Peter came to the school yesterday! It all started a few years ago when the school became a 'Beach Rep' for the Surfers Against Sewage - the first and only School Rep with our School Council / Eco Council being the representatives. The charity soon developed a program [...]
Essex Dance Theatre (exactly what it says on the tin) tours down this way every year to show what they've been up to and run a workshop. After a delayed start, we arrived to see several of their dances. We then had a go ourselves and were put through our paces by the dancers! Yes, we adults also [...]
Today was our mini sports' day... called Sports Challenge Day. Based on Athletic Union standards, distances and timings, Yr2 and older children challenged their personal results to try to beat or improve upon them. A great day! Remember sun cream and water for Thursday please.
Some of our children moved up a classroom this afternoon, and some became 'the professionals' in the room, welcoming the newer children in to their classroom. We had teamwork going on, communication and rules being spoken about, laying down children's expectations of us (as well as ours of them), some playing together and also finding out about each others strengths, [...]
Class 1 and 2 had a great day at the beach on Thursday! We had a long walk from the school to Putsborough beach. First, we made sandcastles and had a kick around with the football. Before we had our lunch we went to explore the rock pools. We found; crabs, jellyfish and coral! After lunch, we had our sandcastle [...]
Our school is part of a growing number of schools within the Teaching School Alliance that is leading the way for more school-led teacher training. This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers. Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the [...]