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Mrs D Davies Summer Term Week 2

What an exciting week it has been at school, culminating in a super Community assembly led by 5E all about Article 14, Rights of the Child whereby the boys and girls encouraged us to think about our choices, decisions and rights. Thank you to all the families who attended - it was great to see so many of you. Well done 5E!

 

Our children have enjoyed a wealth of visits and visitors this week - Year3 visited Castell Henllys, Year 1 enjoyed Folly Farm on a very wet day and WPC Jennie Thomas has worked with our Key Stage 2 classes as part of our Police Liaison Programme . Many of our Y4/5 parents  participated in a "walkthorough" the National Tests session, led by Miss Harte.

Our older children have produced some excellent research work as part of the recently introduced Genius Hour sessions     - Molly and James, for example, found out about the workings of a kidney and independently produced an artificial kidney!!

Today ( Friday) the children in Years 2-6 will bring home a letter regarding the National Tests. The testing period  is 2nd - 9th May and we plan to administer these statutory tests over three days beginning Wednesday 2nd May. I am keen to inform our parents that these tests are only a snapshot of how our children perform with the test on the day. They are well prepared for the tests , we don't want them to worry. The tests results do not tell us how hard they work, how engaged they are in learning nor how well they demonstrate our Values. Our children are amazing and we should feel so proud of them, everyday they surprise staff with their greatness. Just today Ella and Anna showed me the most amazing homework they have produced on zones of the oceans , working for hours at home and school to complete wonderful work - we have such examples very day, let us remember that National Tests results do not capture such super learning

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Have a good weekend everybody.

 

DD

 

 

 

 

 

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