It is hard to believe we have reached the final week of the first half of term – Christmas and the New Year are a faint memory and chocolate eggs abound in the supermarkets! It is with thoughts of Spring that we look forward to the next half term and continue to plan our exciting, investigative curriculum and the next Big Question: What’s it like inside the egg?
Last week, the children enjoyed spending their Friday afternoon in the ‘big school’ – they were ready to get stuck into the cross-curricular house team activity for the SMSC curriculum (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural), which meant that our impromptu relocation following a burst drain did not affect the children at all – quite the opposite, in fact! All 85 of the children were quick to adapt and happy to learn in an alternative classroom. We spent the afternoon reflecting upon how we could design an inclusive Lego-style toy for all children to play. How impressed I was to hear all of our children sharing a positive message of inclusion and teamwork, presenting their ideas back to the group confidently and with understanding! I was also very proud that the children were so organised and well-behaved in the process: kind Year 2s and 1s looked after their Reception peers and worked together in key group teams to get the job done. More about key group team development in our newsletter.
And may I extend my thanks to parents for passing on the message about the change to the end of the day and for collecting the children from South Hunsley? Great teamwork all round.
Lucy Hudson – Head of Hunsley Primary
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