We have had a wonderful start to the new year! It has been brilliant to have all the children back in school with smiles on their faces. The atmosphere has been brilliant!
Already this year, we have had a folk musician visit us, Serious Sam Barratt. He played for all children in assembly, who were spellbound (!), and then gave workshops on folk music and local history to our Year 5/6 children. Sam told us it was the best school visit he has ever done!
Our Year 5/6s have also been to conduct fieldwork around Garforth to find out more about the local mining history of the area to see what clues still exist today in our surroundings that tell us about the lives of those in the past.
Y5/6 have enjoyed working with a rugby coach from Hunslet Rugby Foundation every Thursday morning, too.
Our Year 3 children have enjoyed scooter training this week - zooming around the playground and finding out how to travel safely on their scooters and help look after the planet whilst doing so.
Our Year 1/2 children were so excited to be visited by some of their grandparents last week as part of their history learning. They spoke to the children at length about how life was different in the past, and some of the changes that have happened since they were their age.
Today, our F2 children enjoyed a 'Movement Play' session in the hall. Just seeing it all set up and ready to go, some of our staff members felt like they wanted a turn!
We have lots more exciting stuff to enhance the children's learning and enrich their experiences in the coming weeks, including visits to the local library, a trip to the Rugby World Cup and a visit from some international rugby players, and a trip to the National Coal Mining Museum!