Tuesday 17th October 2017
It is time to reflect on this first half term as we edge ever closer to a well earned rest (I say rest, but I have a long list of jobs to work my way through during the half term break). This half term we have welcomed 30 new children into our Reception class, along with 7 new children across the school and 13 new children in to our Nursery. We have also said a sad 'Good bye' to Miss Benton one of our TAs and a warm 'Hello' to Mrs Flower who is supporting in Year 5. We also welcomed Miss Evens as our new Deputy Head and Year 2 teacher.
During the summer months each class teacher was busy planning and preparing new curriculum themes for their year group with a focus on ensuring children are engaged, interested and enjoying their learning, whilst developing the key skills in maths and English. You can find out more by visiting the class pages on the website.
In September we held our 'meet the teacher' evening, which was very well attended, and I spoke to parents about our plans for the year ahead. The main focus for us as a school is to ensure that children leave Tanworth with all the skills they need to grow into the adults of the future. Of course the children need to leave Tanworth with good attainment in Maths and English but also with the life long learning skills they will need in order to succeed i.e. perseverance, stamina, respect, dignity, trust, faith, hope... the list could go on.
There has been a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes, monitoring teaching and learning, to ensure all of our children regardless of their starting points make good progress, and that the learning is well matched to each individual child. We have introduced book covers and had a real push on everyone taking pride in their work and ensuring their presentation is always at its best! There have also been subtle changes to the timetabled day to maximise learning time.
One of the changes that I am most pleased with, is the introduction of a shared Celebration Assembly on a Tuesday. It has been lovely to see so many parents and family members join us to celebrate the achievements of the children in school, whether this is for attainment and effort or for behaviour and manners. The feedback from parents has been really positive.
There is much still to be achieved but together as the 'Tanworth Family' I know we will achieve.
"If you focus on results,you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results."
2/10/17 Monday Again!!!
I hope you all had lovely weekends and are ready for the week ahead at Tanworth! I am really looking forward to the Harvest Service on Friday in church. Today in assembly, the children were having a run through of one of my favourite songs 'Everywhere around me'. It sounded beautiful.
25.9.17 Hello Monday
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, let's hope that we still have some sunshine left to come as we edge further into the Autumn! Today the Governors and I had a walk around the school, popping into classrooms and looking at the displays that have started to appear. We were really impressed by how all the children were engaged in their learning, and the behaviour, as always, was truly excellent. On Friday I will be looking at the work in books, with the Governors, which I am really looking forward to. I know all of the teachers have planned really exciting themes for the children, so I am excited to find out more about the learning opportunities by looking through the books at the work produced.
22.9.17 Happy Friday!
It has been a busy week in school. We have had meet the teacher, Governors meeting, our first celebration assembly and two open the book assemblies. I also spent a lovely morning in our Nursery on Thursday, where I got to play!!! The teachers have also been very busy adding more and more displays of wonderful learning around the school.
I am going to leave you with a little thought of the day.
"Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday"
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!