I have my fingers crossed that everything has worked out and that parents have noticed a flood of notifications coming into their in boxes as I know Ms Pindard has been working very hard to get pictures of all the wonderful work the children have been doing this week onto Tapestry.
Please let us know if you aren't sure how to access Tapestry or if you think it's not quite working.
Shauna Pindard joined us on Monday this week and has already shown what a hardworking and thoughtful teacher she is. We are very lucky to have her with us until our new early years coordinator can join us after Christmas.
The children have been engaged in great learning throughout the week - they are rocketing along with their phonics and looking through the comments in childrens reading records today I could see how proud so many parents of children in Ash Class are. The reading is really coming along at a pace.
Children have been thinking about Divali about about the Gun Powder Plot with the topic of Fireworks making a bridge between the two. Children enjoyed decorating biscuits to celebrate Divali - some of the creations looked fairly toothache inducing to me but maybe four year olds see things differently. It was a great way to focus on children's fine motor skills and, as they were busy with rolling pins to flatten out the fondant icing, it was great for their developing hands and wrists too.
There has been a great deal of very colourful painting going on this week too - my best white shirt may never be the same.
It has been such a pleasure for me, as principal to see Miss Pindard taking over the class with great creativity and confidence. Well done Shauna.
We have also welcomed Henrietta Johnston to the class this week. Henrietta has come into the setting with great aplomb and I know she is going to be a great asset to the school. Welcome Henrietta and Shauna.