Well, what a busy week it has been at Butterstile!
This week saw the first Parents' Evening of the year, where teachers were able to share with parents all of the fantastic work their children have completed so far this year. A couple of weeks ago Mr. McClean and myself had the pleasure of looking through lots of the children's books and we were delighted at the high level of presentation and the quality of work the children were producing. I'm sure all of our parents felt extremely proud when they got to look at their children's work.
We also held our Scholastic Book Fair this week. The book fair was managed and organised by a group of Year 6 children, with a little support from Mr Johnson and the other teachers. The children did themselves proud, they ran the book fair efficiently and professionally and we were all extremely proud of them. We will soon be notifying our families of how much money we have raised for school.
On Wednesday, myself and Mrs Roberts had the privilege of attending the Place2Be School Leaders Forum in London. We heard from many speakers, ranging from School Head Teachers to leading professors on various topics linked to mental health. We came home enthused and full of ideas as to how we can further enhance the emotional wellbeing support we provide for our children and their families. We also had the honour of listening to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who is the patron of the charity. You can find out more about Place2Be and see The Duchess's speech using the following link:
This week saw the children in Year 5 performing their class assembly on Brazil. Wow! What a performance it was. The children dazzled us with their singing, dancing, speaking and acting. I'm sure all the families who attended enjoyed it just as much as I did. Well done to all the teachers and children who took part.
On Friday, Miss Salmon, along with other members of the Senior Leadership Team, met with the builders and representatives from the local authority. The builders are now completing all of the finishing touches and we should have all of the new rooms handed over to us by the end of this coming week. The builders have been with us for approximately a year and the staff have worked amazingly hard to ensure this has not disrupted the learning of the children. The children have also coped fantastically and I'm sure they are all looking forward to having all of their playground back.