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Head's News January 2013
Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2013 has started well for you. There was apparently a lot of illness over Christmas, both adults and children, but I hope this didn't spoil the festivities too much.
Some of our pupils became stars over the holiday on the 'I Love You've Been Framed' programme, lots of children watched that just after Christmas.
This week our Forest Skills programme has started in partnership with the Broom Heath Plantation. This will take place once per week for six weeks.
Forest skills training has proven extremely successful for developing all the sorts of life skills really necessary in this day and age, particularly around children’s motivation and attitudes which transfers into the classroom by improving focus and application of skills to different situations and problem solving. Forest skills develops independence, self management, working with others in resourceful ways, self discipline, making the right decisions and choices, taking calculated risks, respect, perseverance and much, much more. These are all skills necessary for children’s personal development and most importantly academic development. They have a real impact on children’s ability to learn and it's really good fun.
Application for Reception 2013 closes on January 15th so if you or your friends have a child due to start this September make sure you get the application in as soon as possible. We will have spaces this year for some out of catchment children.
There is a PTA meeting on January 14th at the Yew Tree,
On January the 17th the choir will be travelling to Manchester for the Young Voices celebration and a
group of musicians will be joining us in school on January the 23rd to run some workshops with the children around the history of 'Pop Music'. This promises to be an exciting opportunity.