Archive for School News
It was slightly unsettling this lunchtime to see the children just staring up at the spooky, apocalyptic sky with its unnerving red sun. They had all sorts of theories…from an imminent zombie invasion, God’s anger, Mars coming into orbit, or a ghost moon! Children’s imaginations are just amazing, thriving on the wonders around them. The late Sir Terry Pratchett used to write about ‘inspiration particles’ in his Discworld novels, and it’s as if the lunchtime sky today was filled with them!
Here is a link to some scientific information, courtesy of the BBC, should you wish to discuss other factors behind this phenomenon with your children.
The senior leadership team, governors and EPA leaders work together to create the School Development Pan (SDP), which drives our improvement each year. This is reviewed regularly, and updates will be uploaded accordingly.
Please click here to read the 2017/18 School Development Plan
Well, here we are at the end of another busy week at Eynsham Primary. The Year 5s had a wonderful time at Hill End, we have elected our eight new Year 6 house captains, and the first three pieces of work have been placed on our new Golden Board in the hall. Today Jill Plant, of Jill Plant Photography, spent some time around the school capturing children hard at work and then at play, and I am really looking forward to sharing those photographs with you on this site and on our reception TV screen in the coming weeks.
Today, myself and our deputy headteacher, Mrs Roberts, enjoyed spending time in every class looking at behaviour and learning, as we do regularly. During our visit to Bobcats Class, we were struck by this piece of descriptive writing from Laurie, which I really wanted to share with you.
As you enter the awe-inspiring mass of the forest, the first thing you notice will be the autumnal orange of the leaves on the dark trees silhouetted against the creeping sunlight. Underfoot, you spot a crinkly auburn mass of thousands of pieces of fallen bracken. Looking up, you shield your eye against the dazzling sunlight illuminating the glorious crimson flowers. Above them, the spidery branches reach out to the beckoning thorns. Suddenly, you catch a glimpse of majestic stages with horns like branches of a river, their chestnut blending with the mahogany of the tress.
Have a lovely weekend!
There is a growing awareness of mental health difficulties increasing amongst children and teenagers. Some cite the stresses of modern life, including nigh-on 24/7 social media, lives spent on-line, financial difficulties amongst families, and the pressures of schooling. I wanted to share this BBC article on a new study on teenagers, to illustrate where things have got to currently and where they may be headed.
This is not just a teenage issue, it is something for the parents and schools of younger children to act on also.
You can access the article here.
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