Norton & West Chinnock Schools

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Weekly Update

Released On 7th Jun 2024

Weekly Update

This week we commemorate 80 years since the D-Day landings. King Charles spoke of his “profound sense of gratitude” to those that stepped up at that critical time in World War 2. Our school focus on the value of Thankfulness provides the opportunity to reflect with children and staff on this theme and will be the subject of our collective worship this week and next. In classes, pupils in Willow have been exploring life under the sea, finding out fascinating facts inspired by the book A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies. In Birch, pupils in Science have been naming materials they see around the school such as plastic, wood or metal and thinking about the uses of each. There has been some impressive work in English in Hazel and Rowan class. The Year 3 and 4s collecting and using vocabulary to enhance their setting descriptions while the Year 5 and 6s collaborated in writing a lighthouse poem full of rich words, phrases, simile and metaphor. There are some upcoming dates for our older pupils; Bikeability the week after next and a special Year 6 ‘Moving Up’ celebration at Wells Cathedral (separate letters will follow early next week). As part of this process of policy development, Mrs Jaggard and I will be leading some parent sessions on Behaviour. We are keen to personalise our new policy for Behaviour and consult with pupils, parents and staff in the process as well as following best practice examples from across the Trust. Finally, thank you for the excellent poems already received as part of the poetry slam competition! More information, guidance and dates to follow. Have a good weekend.

Mr Caswell

Weekly Update

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