It has been another interesting week at school. We held the latest of our Parent Workshops, this time on Writing and run by Mrs Callaway and Miss Brake. Next week we have one on Progression in Calculation in Maths. I think this should be perhaps the most interesting one for parents as we aim to show how we teach maths calculation and how this progresses as children's understanding grows.
Wednesday was a fun day, especially in Year 6. They visited the Royal Engineer's Museum for a series of workshops on WW2 and looked at everything from rationing to building doodlebug rockets and firing them....all in period dress!
On Friday night I was invited to a meal at the Rochester Rotary Club and had a fun evening as the guest of Bob and Marion Burge. There was even a spot of Indian dancing and plenty of friendly faces to chat to. We heard a talk on how the work of the Rotary Club has made such an impact on all but eradicating Polio. It was really very insightful and I was so proud to be representing our school, and it's wonderful fund raising efforts over Christmas. The money we raised, over £800, has gone to such a worthy cause.
On Saturday, after my morning run in the woods, I visited the Flea Market in Rochester before going into work for a few hours. Mrs Froudist had mentioned this event which takes place on the last Saturday of the month.
Afterwards he spent a pleasant few hours snoozing in his basket on my office table. Snoring loudly and dreaming of catching squirrels and chasing foxes!!
Saturday Evening, I went to see Alfred Hitchcock's play, Dial M for Murder, at the Trinity Theatre in Sevenoaks. It's such a great plot but sadly was in truth murdered itself by a woeful cast. Never mind, its always fun to go to the Theatre and it was hammy enough to be almost funny.