Mrs Kirby's Words Summer Week 4
During the week, classes have taken a variety of assessments to help guide us in our teaching and to provide evidence to back our formative judgments.
I am sure we all know which of the above we would prefer to experience. During the week, classes have taken a variety of assessments to help guide us in our teaching and to provide evidence to back our formative judgments. The pupils may have experienced a little intrepidation and made some mistakes, but we know that they have all tried their best to demonstrate what they do know. Progression occurs in our pupils in so many different fields, and we will continue to put them first so they can love learning and achieve without anxiety.
Pupils have maintained their usual levels of activity at playtime, explored the curriculum, played matches, rehearsed, been on trips, experienced plenty of active learning outside and participated in their favourite after school activities; this suggests that we have got it right. We know they also appreciated not having any homework this week!
Year 5 by now will have forgotten any test concerns that they might have had as they head towards Juniper Hall for a weekend of scientific, geographical and environmental research as well as plenty of fun. The residential experiences the boys and girls get at Claires Court are invaluable as they learn so many life skills, join together to celebrate and develop wider friendships, whilst being exposed to different learning environments.
Year 1 might not quite be ready for a sleep-over just yet, but they also explored the Tring Natural History Museum today discovering about animals and their habitats. They have also been captivated by the, ‘What’s at the bottom of the garden?’ theme.
Many of the boys have especially enjoyed the new playtime cricket kits and the lawn now resembles the Nursery Ground at Lords before school. Please do just keep an extra eye out at drop off time as the tennis balls are whizzing about!
Next week we reintroduce our popular Activity Week with a Jubilee theme. Please remember to wear red, white and blue on Friday. We are looking forward to our Tea Party which will be a great end to a wonderfully busy half-term.