There has been learning and fun agogo in Ash Class this week. The children have continued to make excellent use of the fantastic play house that was built for us by Henrietta and her partner - what wonderful generosity that was.
Speaking of generosity - birthday girl Tina Adams and her partner have spent time creating two more new features for our outdoor area - a wonderful music board covered with interesting things that clang, bog, ting and crash when hit with one of the attached spoons and a fascinating board covered with a layout of pipes and guttering. Its exciting to drop a ball into it and see where it comes out or to pour a jug of water in and make a big sploosh. Thank you so much for these.
We have stashed away a set of car seats and we hope very soon to build our own car so the children can go off on adventures together. HAve you got a couple of sturdy pallets we could have to build it on? We could also use some plywood for this project if you have any half used sheets knocking around that we could take off you.
One wonderful ting that happened this week was the chance to welcome our new Earloy Year Foundation Stage leader Jasmine Pollard to the school. Jasmine is starting with us after Christmas but she was in with the children on Thursday, and will be again next Thursday, to get to know the children, the routines and the way things work at Chagford. Jasmine comes with a wealth of experience and I think she will be a huge asset to the school. This is what she had to say to introduce herself to you all...
Hello! My name is Miss Pollard, and I am very excited to be your new Reception Teacher and Early Years Leader at Chagford Primary School in January! I know we are going to have lots of fun in Reception and Nursery, and I am really looking forward to exploring new activities and learning journeys with each and every one of you. I have been teaching in Reception and Nursery for the past 4 years, and enjoy growing and learning with the children.
I really enjoy learning new skills and recently have started to learn the ukulele, even though it can be tricky, I work hard at keeping a “can-do” attitude and not giving up. Day by day I keep improving a little! I am really looking forward to hearing all the new skills and learning you have been up to this year!
I cannot wait to meet and get to know all of our children, parents and staff, and hope you are excited as I am to begin the new term. I hope you have a lovely end of term and a Merry Christmas. See you in January!