Open Morning -24th November has been cancelled! It will be rescheduled.
I apologise for the short notice, but an opportunity has arisen for 9 Jaguar pupils to take part in an action research project (the Learner to Learner project) with other schools.
This is an exciting opportunity, where children in Year 5 and Year 8, from a variety of local schools, will work together to find out about an area of learning that interests them, but unfortunately our 1st session is on Thursday 24th November!
Invited children will visit other schools to observe practices and interview staff and pupils to answer a question related to teaching and learning. The children will decide on the question to research. Here are some examples of those chosen in previous years:
* how do schools inspire pupils / develop pupils' aspirations?;
* what makes a good lesson?;
* what makes a happy learner?.
The project will end with pupils giving a presentation to Headteachers, Senior Teachers and Governors (of participating schools) to reveal their findings and advise them on how to improve.
Children invited to take part will have brought home a letter today - please can you fill in the permission slip and return it tomorrow so that I can arrange the appropriate transport and complete the necessary risk assessment so that BGPS can participate in this event.
The initials of the pupils who have been invited to take part is as follows:
PC, LC, SG, M-J M, LM, DR, JR, SS and AW.
Jaguar Class are very enthusiastic about inviting parents into class to share our learning experiences, so we will re-arrange a date for you to visit us - you are always welcome.
Homework This Week:
* Reading: as per target sheet 15 - 20 minutes daily - discuss text with an adult;
* Spelling: as per target sheet - tested MON (Year 3 Words), WED (Y5 & Rule Words), FRI (Year 4 Words);
* Writing (Grammar): identifying adverbial phrases;
* Maths: times tables as per target sheet - tested every other Thursday;
shape work on 'Mathletics' - please don't help your child with this;
* Other: Find out about 1 Plantagenet monarch to tell the class about.
A parent came to see me today because they had had difficulty helping their child with the homework task set - BRILLIANT! I am always happy to talk to parents about how to support their child's learning.
This parent suggested that it might be beneficial if she attended some of her child's lessons. Parents are than welcome to do so, just come and speak to me and we'll arrange a date!
Have a lovely weekend,