The CVPS pace quickens as our Christmas plans come together! There has been a host of exceptional practice that I was able to see taking place during observation week, with examples of inspirational input into the teaching and learning across school.
Happy Half term everyone! A very well earned rest for everyone! As we come to the end of our first half term back under the new Covid arrangements we have enjoyed yet another non-stop busy week.
Autumnal Artwork continues. This week some of the pupils in Y6 enjoyed a new Book Club opportunity with lower sixth students from Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School (RGS). They explored themes and conventions used by the author in the text ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. This was a fantastic opportunity for some really deep discussion and a great breadth of dialogue about what makes the stories and author so interesting. We were so proud of the way the Y6 pupils from
CVPS held their own in the discussions and aim to continue them from now on.
Some autumn sunshine helps outdoor learning! Some of the last days of September brought lovely sunshine that
makes our outdoor experiences so much more enjoyable as you can see from the forest school photos above. And I continue to be very impressed with the biro drawings created by the children. This is Ellie’s Mouse and Leo’s badger. Amazing attention to detail. Well done one and all!
How has art changed at CVPS? Staff researched the skills they wanted the children to have in art and design last summer, and we have changed some of the approaches to meet the challenges of developing these skills. So you may well hear your children discussing some of the language of artists when they come home after their lessons. They will talk
about tone, line, shading, the perspectives, the shading, as well as the subject of their creations.
Almost in the swing of things this term. The beginning of the week got off to a fantastic start as our new resident artist Jane McCracken joined pupils in year 3 and 4 to share some of her amazing skills as an artist specialising in wild animals.
And so we say farewell to this academic year! Woodlice have been hunted, music has been made and Y1 have even looked at the pet ducks that have hatched in Lily’s home. There has been more amazing Y4 artwork as well. The children are amazing us (as they always do) with their innovation, enthusiasm and hard work in school this week, seeking to please in all they do. This is the last newsletter and we hope that you enjoy the very well deserved summer break from the end of next Tuesday.
It really is the people who make our school special and they haven’t changed…much! (both adults and children). By the end of Day 2 back in school this week the children were already pretty well settled, with a lot of smiling faces and very happy children in lessons and during playtimes outside.
There were lots of emotions at today’s Y6 graduation celebration in school with a jampacked day of activities. We congratulated each individual on what we saw made them distinctively different and then we spent time enjoying food, funfair rides and remembering good times.
Thank you so much to all the families who returned the information online using the parent survey as requested. We urge you all to let the school know if you have a different email or would like hard copies sent out of these important communications. During the current climate contact details are essential, so please let us know if they change as soon as possible.
We were delighted that so many parents responded positively to the survey and we can provide a place to every parent across school who responded with no more than 15 children in each new bubble.