The opening weeks of term has been as busy as ever with the children returning to school to meet their new teachers and see the improvements we have made over the summer. The pupils moving into year three and year four have been delighted with their newly decorated classrooms, our yellow group room is a welcome addition as well.
Year one have been making the most of the good weather and enjoying their courtyard outdoor area. Fortunately for them the covered area means they have a space to learn and play that will be available all year round thanks to the new flooring.
All of the children have been thrilled to see the new school library. After closing for the final weeks of the summer term the pupils had been anticipating what it would look like. The arrival of Sir Langton, our reading Knight, has been met with great excitement, as have the new books and furniture.
We have also been thrilled to invest in laptops which are available for the pupils to use during their computing lessons as well as other areas of the curriculum. These, along with our ipads and netbooks mean we are extremely well resourced for the new curriculum.
This is a time of change in primary education and we have been busy preparing for the new curriculum while also developing adjustments to our assessment methods. The introduction of free school meals for pupils in foundation stage and key stage one has also been another new challenge for the start of term.
Our parent welcome evenings gave parents the chance to hear about the year ahead from the class teachers and were very well attended.
Going into my third year as Headteacher I am often reminded how lucky we are at Church Langton and feel very proud of the school, its staff and pupils who contribute so much to continue to help our school to develop and progress.