We’ve had another great week in school with lots of exciting activities taking place. Everyone has been raising the importance of connecting with nature to support our mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Classes have weaved natural objects, planted seeds, learned in our forest school and taken time to enjoy and explore the natural world around us.
Reception and KS1 children have been looking at Lifecycles this term. They are also super excited because their caterpillars have just turned into Chrysalides! The book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle has been a much loved story this week. Children have written their own versions of the story with pictures, we are super proud and impressed with their work!
This week would have been SATs week for our Year 6 pupils, but this year has again been very different. In many ways it has been refreshing for the children not to have been focused on tests in the same way that they would be normally. Yet, our Year 6 were signaling they required the validation from these assessments and the rite of passage to showcase their success.
So, next week our Year 6 children will be sitting unofficial SATs and we wish them good luck with these internal assessments. They have worked so hard through the journey of Covid 19. They have made us so proud and we believe in them.
Our Year 6, Oak Class created a music assembly this week.
Three pupils played pieces on the cello and keyboard that were recorded and shown to the whole school. Thank you Oak, we were very impressed with your performances and you inspired other classes to enjoy music.
Lastly, a number of children including the school council shared their love of Hever and reading with Ms Harris and Mrs Cooke the Co Chairs of the Governing Body. The children demonstrated their passion for reading, the range of books they enjoyand their fluency and understanding of the passages shared.
Ms Harris and Mrs Cooke thoroughly enjoyed hearing the children read and expressed how delighted they were with the children.