Saturday, October 1, 2016

One crocodile and a fox please...

After a birthday weekend, Monday brought with it the final day of our Roald Dahl exhibition of children's learning.  Many thanks to all those parents who were able to visit the hall.  For those of you unable to, much of the work will now be permanently displayed in the breakout space opposite the Year 2 classrooms. 

As you can see from their work, the children (and staff) really enjoyed the project which provided them with a rich variety of writing opportunities.

Our next whole school project will be World War One re-visited.  Last year we looked at Wainscott's contribution to the war through the lives of 7 young men.  This year we are looking wider at a range of themes both local and further afield.....details to follow.

I spent much of the week in the classrooms watching the teaching and learning.  

This is a regular part of my role, and other members of the school leadership team.  Looking at standards and working with staff to further develop and refine their practice.  It was a real pleasure to be in amongst the learning and seeing such great things happening across the school. 

Wednesday had more of a personal highlight, taking my daughter to the football....otherwise known as that shrine called the Emirates Stadium.  

It was for a Champions League tie against FC Basel.  A lovely evening, a 2-0 scoreline and we met up with a colleague head from Greenwich and his son....and even bumped into Mr Gear and Mr McGrath who also went.  

Thursday was our Harvest Festival.  Wonderful to see so many parents there joining in a school event and Rev Sue was overwhelmed by your generosity in donating so much to the Medway Food Bank.  Sue was a her usual fun self and refused to let the small matter of three injections at the dentist that morning stop her joining us.  

So a wonderful week ended with another first for Wainscott.......a crocodile and fox ordered as the centre pieces of our Roald Dahl it that doesn't tempt you to come along to the open morning next week then what will?  


  1. I was just wondering if there was a reason the reception children didn't join the harvest festival assembly, I was hoping to see my daughter in there as the year group had contributed to the food donation, and could have seen where the food was going?

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