A wow moment!

April 30th, 2015

I had a ‘wow’ moment as I arrived at school this morning. The birds were singing and the blossom on the trees looked beautiful. Taking time to admire the world in which we live puts everything into perspective and helps us to remember that the world is a most beautiful place. Let’s treasure it.

 

We live and learn in a beautiful place!

April 25th, 2015

Last night, I looked at Mr Moore’s class blog and saw a wonderful photograph of children sketching one of our marvellous trees. I couldn’t help but feel very lucky about the environment in which we live and learn each day. As a young teacher, I worked in a large inner city school on a main road. My classroom overlooked Kwik Save and we had to walk through the long terraced streets for twenty minutes to get to a recreation ground for our PE lessons!

Although we sometimes become disheartened at the fact that our school buildings are old and need refurbishing, we must stop to look around and be thankful that we are privileged to be in the middle of such a beautiful landscape every day. Nature lifts the spirit and feeds the soul – it’s no wonder I feel so happy coming to school every day!

We’re very proud of Tom!

April 21st, 2015

Tomorrow, Tom will speak about autism to lots of adults at a conference. He will explain how using a visual timetable helps him and how he feels when his routine changes. I think we are really lucky to have Tom as a member of our school family. He is always happy, friendly and eager to talk to adults. Tom never fails to make me smile! I feel very proud that Tom is brave enough to go to a conference to speak to a room full of adults he doesn’t know about something so personal to him. I think we can all learn a lot from Tom.

Good luck, Tom!

E-Safety Audit

April 16th, 2015

Today, Mrs Charlton and I met with an external, independent, ICT consultant who carried out a very thorough and detailed E-Safety audit of practice at Roseberry. He was very impressed with how we work to keep children safe when using the Internet and was delighted at how excited we are by new technology. What a positive afternoon!

Welcome back to a new and exciting term!

April 14th, 2015

It was lovely to welcome the Roseberry family back to school this morning. Everyone looked well rested and ready for another term of learning adventures. It was lovely to see Mrs Thomas again after her illness and Miss Burke was very smiley, wearing a beautiful engagement ring – congratulations, Miss Burke!

During assembly, we thought about how we are all different but special. Stan brought a range of carrier bags into assembly, one of which bore the phrase ‘it’s what’s inside that counts’. This made us stop and think about how we should treat one another. We realised that we shouldn’t judge a person by their appearance, but by the type of person they are. We agreed that the world would be a pretty boring place to be if we all looked the same! We also understood that we all deserve to be treated equally and with respect.

I’m really looking forward to the term ahead – it’s going to be action packed, filled with learning through enquiry and fun!