What a great start to the term last week. You have heard me say this already and I make no apologies for saying it again - I really do have a great job! It was wonderful to see our children return to school last week full of excitement and keen to share stories and plans of New Year Resolutions. Needless to say this was the focus for our assembly last week as we delved deep into the Learning Pit of 2017! We agreed to help one another with targets we have set for ourselves and to respect the personal choices we have made. Later on in the week we were facing a few obstacles of our own as we negotiated tricky weather conditions and as a result enjoyed some great opportunities for outdoor learning. As a staff team we recognise that children thrive in the outdoors and that should we have a 'Snow Day' in the next few months we hope our children will be able to play and have fun with one another if not at school. To help with some ideas as to how to create exciting and stimulating opportunities for problem solving, creativity and teamwork we have put together a possible list of suggested experiences - we hope you enjoy them and should you have to work from home due to adverse weather we hope you also enjoy these as a family where possible!
I hope to update this blog regularly to give you a flavour of what is happening in classes and would welcome any suggestions you might also have for things you would like to hear about.
I would like to welcome pupils, parent and staff back to school in 2017, a year that promises to be exciting for Newlands Primary School.
The winter weather last week sent some challenges our way with transport however also created fantastic learning opportunities for our pupils. Children and teachers were outside building snow caterpillars and snow shelters as well as creating stories around snow monsters. Developing outdoor learning is a key priority for us this year and so it was great to make the most of this opportunity!
Miss McKinnon is the headteacher of Newlands Primary school. She started in the post in August 2016. The post is a shared headship with Broughton Primary School.