We have come to the end of a very strange and busy last week of half term. With the terrible suicide bombing that happen on Monday evening, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by such a horrific incident. The whole Wilbraham family has been in a state of shock and disbelief, however out of this there have been so many acts of kindness and love from the children, parents and staff. Messages of support in our main hall that children have written, generous donations to the victim's families and a feeling of unity as proud citizens of Manchester that such hateful crimes have no place in our city.
I would like to wish everyone a peaceful half term and look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 5th June.
What a miserable day, but at least it's Friday! I've had such a busy week at school and spent Wednesday completing a learning walk in Reception and Nursery with some of the other teachers. A learning walk is when we look at the teachers teaching you lessons, we also look at your books and talk to pupils about what they have been learning. It was a great day and we saw some amazing activities, well done to everyone for all their hard work. Now where did I put that umbrella?
I'm looking forward to our Nursery Open Day tomorrow morning and meeting lots of new parents. The purpose of the day is so new and existing parents can see the kind of activities that take place in our Nursery, with staff on hand to answer any questions. The open morning today went incredibly well, all who attended said how enjoyable it was. If you are planning on coming tomorrow (Saturday 28th January) the day will run from 9:30am - 11am.
Please click on the link below to look at our new Nursery film.
I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year for 2017. For those of you that celebrated Christmas I hope you had a wonderful time with friends and family.
Thursday was one of my best days ever! I spent the morning with 46 Year 6 children at the Blue Peter studios in Media City, recording their Christmas Special. We all had such a good time and the presenters were so friendly and welcoming. The programme was then shown that evening with our children singing along with the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, it was amazing.
I then spent the afternoon with the Aspiration Group on a tour of the Manchester City Stadium. We were looking at all the different jobs you could do there and there are literally hundreds.
I had a great time last Thursday at the airport with the Year Six Aspirations group. We thought of lots of jobs people do at the airport and it was so impressive to see Concorde on display in the special hanger.
Another busy day at Wilbraham. Today myself, Mr Marchant, Miss Morrison and Mr Micklewright have completed a learning walk of all the nursery and reception classes. A learning walk is when we observe the teachers and teaching assistants, look at the children's books and talk to the children about what things they covered in school. It is a really busy day and it is a way of us making sure that we are doing everything possible for our children.
It seems very strange today, coming into school on a Friday without any children, assemblies or more importantly VIP Club. All the teachers and teaching assistants are busy learning how to do blogs on our new website, what our plans are for pupil premium children, how best to teach SMSC and new ways to do guided reading. It's a busy day here!