It has been a busy start to the new school year! Most of our new children in Reception are now at school full time and they have all settled in extremely well, especially given what a huge step it is for them. Our Reception staff work hard to make the transition from nursery to school as easy as possible and we love getting to know the newest members of our school family and watching them grow in confidence as school becomes more familiar to them.
This year has seen us start to use our new Forest School area in earnest, with each class having a session at least once every two weeks. The plan is to go whatever the weather as this is all part of the fun so everyone needs to remember their wellies and waterproof coats when it is their turn to work in the Forest School. Last week saw our Year 4 children toasting marshmallows on the campfire and they loved it!
This week all of our children from Year 1 upwards are attending an author event at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, which is a great opportunity for them to be inspired in their reading and writing. Year 2 children had a go at illustrating in their session this morning, as well as taking part in quizzes and listening to the author, Tracey Corderoy, talk about her work. We love being able to take part in these events as we aim to create a lasting love of books and reading in our children.
In the next couple of weeks we are looking forward to running our second mile with Rachel Clark, who is running a mile every day in 2019 to raise funds for We Hear You (WHY). We ran our first mile with Rachel back in May and had such fun that we invited Rachel back for more!