Welcome back. I hope that you all had a wonderful half term. The mornings are slowly becoming lighter and there are more opportunities for the children to be out and about. This week, in our Values assembly, we looked at 'Being Active'. With a summer of sport ahead of us: the Olympics, Paralympics and the European Football Championship, it was a great way to start an active half term.
We have had some wonderful little mathematicians in nursery this week. The children set up their own game, each taking turns to throw the dice and then shouting the number represented by the dots.
The afternoon children are real problem solvers too. They enjoy connecting the pieces of jigsaw together by closely observing details in the picture.
Reception went on a school trip to Preston Park this week. They visited the street, had a wonderful time and were knitted into a scarf. Their behaviour was commented on by the staff there as being wonderful. A big well done to all of the reception children, who had a thoroughly enjoyable trip. They also had great day on Tuesday trying some pancakes.
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Request from reception
If anybody is making room by getting rid of an old sofa, please get in touch with Mrs Greenhalgh who is looking for one in reception.
This week the Head Boy and Head Girl Values certificates were awarded to:
Well done to Amber J in KS2 for always working hard, especially in school and helping others when they need help.
Well done to Luke D in KS1/EYFS for always being a good friend making sure that everyone gets to join in when on the playground.
On Thursday evening, Miss Rees and Miss Robinson held a Phonics information evening for Year 1 parents. It had a wonderful attendance. Miss Rees and Miss Robinson shared the way that we teach Phonics at Galley Hill. Here is the link for the online course Miss Rees mentioned:
This week Reuben and Ella met with the other Sports Ambassadors that form the local Sports Partnership. They judged a flag competition for the partnership, as well as learning some new games that they could share with the play leaders in school. The work that they are doing is helping promote lots of different skills. This month the theme that they will be working on in school is honesty.
SCHOOL CAR PARK
Just a little reminder that the car park is for staff only. Parents/carers should not be using the school car park during school times (including Pick up and drop off times) unless it has been agreed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Swimming -The Cleveland Swimming Gala Final at Loftus.
Some great sporting achievements this week. After the successful first round of swimming a few weeks ago, it was the Cleveland area finals at Loftus on Thursday. Our Y5 boys team came 2nd place Dale S, Ben D, Ben J, Cameron C and Jamie D. Our Y6 boys team came first and will go on to compete in the Tees Valley Final at the Dolphin Centre on Wednesday 1st April. Those boys are Finley L, Reuben T, Callum H, George P, Ollie L and Luke G. A huge congratulations to all of them.