I think most children look forward to the end of the school day. In every school in the country, children get excited as the clock nears home time. This is the time of day, though, when some children forget to act safely at all times and forget some of the school rules. In the past week I have seen some children kicking footballs – even though they know that small children could get hit by those balls, I have seen children riding a bike, I have seen homework dropped carelessly on the floor and I have seen children playing in the Reception playground even though they know school has ended. We even have times when children forget the arrangements they have made with their parents and go to a friend’s house instead of doing what they were told to do.
We need to keep all children safe. What do you think are the most important things to remember to keep children safe at the end of the school day ? Tell us what you think the school needs to do and what children must remember to do – blog and let us know.
School will look quite different when children get back after the Easter break. There will be a new teaching area at the bottom end of the juniors – where the computers used to be. This will fit a small class and could be used for small groups – or it might even have a small class in there in September. We hope that we will be able to build a new full-sized classroom sometime soon, and if that happens, we can turn this new room into a lovely reading area – with comfy chairs and cushions and so on… The Reception playground should also have a brand new covered area so that children can play outside in all weathers… On the first day back at school, the playgrounds will be swept by a special machine which will take up all the loose grit – and we have bought two more sets of football nets for the summer term, for KS1 and KS2.
I have been mainly gardening during the holiday – though yesterday I drove to Wolverhampton with Stella for a tennis tournament; we had to get up at 5.45am for the two hour drive… Next week I am going to Chester Zoo with my girls and some of their friends – we love Chester Zoo, especially the bat cave. Apart from that I am gardening and popping into school and catching up on work. What are you doing this holiday? Have you been away? Have you done any day trips? Have you been doing lots of reading? I look forward to seeing everyone on the 16th April for a lovely summer term!