Trips out, sporting events and the sign of frost, there have been lots of things happening this week:
This weeks running total for house points:
This half term the whole school is studying the Local Area through History, Geography, Art and DT.
Year 3 and Year 4 went on a school trip to the Transporter bridge to coincide with their work in Topic on the Local Area. They have been looking at bridges as well at the work of McKenzie Thorpe. They have produced some amazing Art work as a result of their trip.
Reception have had a visit from the Fire Service as well as visiting the local area and sending letters.
Y5 and Y6 were shocked to learn that a theme park has been planned for Guisborough Woods. After careful thought, the children discussed the potential impact this may have on our local area.
Year 3 and Year 4 had a wonderful time at the Transporter Bridge sketching from first hand observation, with Art work recreating a Mackenzie Thorpe picture using paint and being able to mix colours.
Assembly Theme for Next Week
On Monday we will be looking at Confidence - 'good to be me'.
We will discuss the importance of believing in ourselves. If we BELIEVE we can learn, then we will learn BETTER than we would have otherwise. The power of 'Yet', how we can change our own sayings from 'I can not do it' to, 'I can not do it yet'.
Gardening club have asked if anyone has any spare compost as they are in need of some. If you do, and it could be brought in to school, it would be greatly received.
FOGH have also asked for good quality soft toys for the Christmas Fayre
Year 3 would like to put a request in for old Newspapers that could be used to stop paint going onto tables during Art and DT lessons
Thank you in advance!
Parent curriculum update meeting
As we continue to review the curriculum at Galley Hill, to ensure it is challenging, aspirational and supportive where needed, I would like to share with you where we are and how we are currently teaching English, Maths and the wider curriculum.
I will be holding a Curriculum Information Evening from 4:30 till 6:00 on Monday 2nd December. We will look at:
- Phonics, through the use of Sounds Write.
- Reading at Galley Hill. How we are trying to promote a love of reading, ensuring that children understand the books they are reading at both word level and comprehension level.
- Writing at Galley Hill.
- Maths and the 'Mastery' approach that we have at Galley Hill.
- The wider curriculum.
I look forward to sharing with you our approaches to teaching and learning, as well as the curriculum covered.
Sports hall athletics
Year 5 and Year 6 had a great time at the Sports hall athletics and finished in 2nd place. They did extremely well and should be very proud. Thank you to Mrs lax and Mrs Cooper as well.