Dedication, Determination and Team spirit

What a successful weekend we have had at SdS. The Players on Friday night acted to a packed audience with standing room only. This was after months of hard work, cooperation and collaboration. Many thanks to Mrs Lutas and Miss Duffy for their perseverance and creativity.
On Saturday the Year 3,4,5 and 6 showed confidence and flair as they danced in the Regional Strictly finals at The Derngate. Other schools took the title and so now this will be a great piece of work demonstrating all we know about the Growth Mindset… How can we improve and what can we learn from the winners of the competition. Many thanks to Miss Shipton and Mrs Kaur for their great dance teaching and dedication during the year.
One thing that sticks in my mind from being with many of the children over the weekend is their smiles and support for each other and the enjoyment and reward that being part of a creative team has given them.
All of the above children should be proud of their skills, determination and dedication….Congratulations to you all!!!!

The Players

After weeks of rehearsals, costume changes and scenery creations it was a privilege today to watch The Players in their run through of their end of year play. Music, songs, laughter and tears kept everyone captivated. A huge thank you to Mrs Lutas and Miss Duffy, as director and producer, for their hard work and for enabling so many pupils develop confidence, self esteem, cooperation and enjoyment.
Good luck to the whole cast for their show tomorrow evening!

#NPATEK Collaboration

As I walked around school today it was wonderful to see children of all ages and abilities collaborating and sharing their developed knowledge as a result of their work from the Enchanted Kingdom. Year 1 were showcasing their water safety video with Wiggins class, Year 6 were working with Year 2 and children from Years 2, 3 and 4 were singing African call and response songs in the playground. All great to stand and observe!

#NPATEK Let’s Share

I wanted to copy a post from the Paddington Class blog on how they have been supported by the skills and knowledge of Wiggin’s class whilst developing their knowledge of Mercurial Waters within the Enchanted Kingdom…….This is a fantastic example of inclusion at SdS!

Today, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Wiggins Class.

Paddington class are currently learning about ‘Mercurial Waters’. In class, we have been thinking about how we used water and how it is used in Africa. We realised that we use water in similar ways to people in Africa: for cleaning, drinking, washing etc. Water can also be found in rivers, streams, the sea, ponds, baths, showers and many more.

It occurred to us that there are many dangers around water. We started to think about how people in Africa would need to be safe around the rivers and The Victoria Falls (hippo attacks, risk of drowning, being swept away and crocodile attacks) but also how important it is for us to be safe around water in school and at home.

This is where Wiggin’s class comes in. Wiggin’s class is responsible for looking after the school garden and school pond. They told us what we might find in the pond but also, most importantly, how to be safe around the pond.

At the end of the talk, Wiggin’s class presented us with the key to the school garden. What a privilege!!!

Tomorrow, we will be visiting the school garden and the pond bearing in mind all the important things that Wiggin’s class have told us.

Thank you so much Wiggin’s class!