Newsletter week ending 20th January 2017

20 Jan 2017

Another excellent week of learning at St Cuthbert Mayne School. It’s great to see the progress that  the children have made since September. They continue to show ambition and resilience and are  encouraged to use their gifts and talents in all that they think and say and do. They have been contributing their talents to our prayer table and it is lovely to see that the children are able to recognise and value their own and each other’s gifts and talents.

As always there is more to tell you than I can fit into a newsletter, I have tried to included some of my highlights from visits to classrooms this week. It is great to see the range of activities that the children are taking part in during their learning. Thank you to the teachers who are continuing to plan exciting opportunities for the children to experience learning outside of the classroom linked to their topics. This is something that we are keen to develop further.

This week Reception St David’s class were undeterred by the weather. The ‘butcher’s style’ curtain purchased by money raised by the Friends has meant that the children are able to move freely between the inside and outdoor learning environments in all weathers. This not only enables them to learn independently and follow their own interests but also allows them to learn essential life skills such as collaboration and team work.

I was delighted to be invited to talk to Year One St Andrew’s class about Special people and the role of Eucharistic ministers. As always the children posed some tricky questions which demonstrated their ability to raise ‘Big questions’. This is something that the children are encouraged to do in all areas of their learning but it is particularly lovely when they show such deep thinking in their R.E. lessons.

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