Welcome to Broadway First School
One of the best parts of my week is going in to classes to see how the children are succeeding in their learning. Yesterday I saw a maths lesson where a child found something challenging, then used past learning to help her and came up to me, smiling and saying, "I can do maths! I know this!" She showed real resilience (which is one of our five core values) – she did not give up and I am really proud of her for having a go. In the same class a boy needed to complete his times tables challenge just once more to go to the next level – he was encouraged by his class mates to do it – they showed a real sense of "Togetherness" and he too showed "Resilience". These, I believe, are great examples of the values that we are trying to encourage the children to have in school.
Today we hosted our Macmillan coffee morning. Many thanks to all that were able to attend and also to those that made donations even though they were not able to come. We also welcomed parents to two of our classes (Badger and Dormouse) for Family Lunches.
Next week is our Family Film Night (Friday 9th October at the Lifford Hall). Doors open at 6.00pm and the film will start at 6.30pm. Tickets will be on sale each morning next week in the playground (or in the school hall if the weather is bad). Tickets cost £2.50 each and we will be showing the film "Home". Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. All money raised will go towards training Miss Boulton as a Forest School Leader. Please do come!
Thanks to everyone who has already brought in fruit for us to make jams and chutneys to sell at our Christmas Fete; please donate any unwanted fruit, particularly berries, to help us have enough to do this.
Just a reminder about the Numicon meeting next week (Wednesday 7th October at 6pm). If you would like to purchase a homework pack for Numicon for your child you can order one online. Please note that these packs are aimed more for children up to Year 2.
Finally, I am pleased to announce that Rachel Clements has been elected as our new Chair of Governors (Shellie Ward will remain on the governing body as a co-opted governor), Jon Freaney has been elected as Vice Chair and Sarah Gillard is now a co-opted governor.