So here we are already at the end of our first week back in what promises to be a wonderful term full of fun and excitement. Taking achievement assembly this morning was a real reminder of what talented children we have at our school. It’s always lovely to see what learning has taken place and I also had the chance to share some delightful reading which you can here for yourself here: http://welldone.westwoodblogs.org/well-done-charlie/
In school this week, our councils have been reconvening after the half term break. I have met with our School Council, who have set Children in Need as their charity to raise funds for this year and we are already planning our first event. I have also met with our Digital Leaders who form our Digital Council, where blogging was high on the agenda and the need to keep children safe through esafety. these people will be pioneering technology and supporting their peers throughout the school and I am very excited to be leading them in a new initiative this year. Our librarians for this year have also got together again and we are ensuring that the library is tidy and well stocked. Can I remind you that the library is open on a Tuesday and a Friday after school from 3.15pm and a Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children to change their books, listen to an audio book or even read a newspaper. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful resource.
Exciting news from this week is that we will be recording a CD in two weeks time! Westwood school heads into the studio and the result will be a professional CD of our favourite school songs. A letter accompanying this will explain more and will also be available on the website, as usual. Also accompanying this edition of the newsletter will be the ever popular, straight-onto-the-fridge, diary dates. Updated with everything new, this will, I hope, keep you informed of everything that we will be doing this term and beyond.
You will have noticed that our blogs are receiving a vast number of views at westwoodblogs.org, the new home of Westwood with Iford School Blogs. All the links from the website have been updated and the children have been working incredibly hard, with super results. It is a window into life at our school and allows you the opportunity to share in what we do on a day to day basis. Content is posted every day, so I would ask you to subscribe to these blogs – just enter your email on the blog page and be added to the list. No spam will come your way and you will be notified every time a new post is added. It would also be lovely if you could add comments to what you have read. More of you are doing that now, which is wonderful, but a few moments to increase the children’s audience would boost their confidence and inspire them to write more.
As a school we are also on Twitter – @wwischool, as are Lotus class now – @wwilotus. Updated daily with links to blogs and interesting information, these are two accounts to follow, with other classes joining soon.
Finally, a request, please! We are always looking for extra adults to come in and read with our children. Not only does it aid their reading progression to read with an adult, but it also supports the work of the class teacher. If you have some time to spare on a regular basis, please would you approach your class teacher and let them know as your time would be much appreciated.
This term is always one that I very much enjoy in school as it is full of excitement and magic, leading up to the festive season and I look forward to the many activities that we have planned.