What a lovely day!

I had such a lovely day in school today.  It started with a wonderful Key Stage 2 Celebration Assembly, with presenting Merit Awards, Respect Awards, and giving out well earned  times table and Accelerated Reader badges.   I even got to present Y4H with the Henry Award for the cleanest classroom. Amazing!

And then all day I had a stream of visitors for Headteacher’s Awards.  This week is clearly the week for talented writers, many of them inspired by Black History Month.

But what I also saw was writing inspired by reading.  The Year 1 children loved reading Not Now Bernard – and it inspired some wonderful writing.

I also saw writing that clearly reflects the books our children love reading.

We will always encourage our children to love reading, to read widely but also to find their favourite genres and authors.  At the heart of this excellent writing is a love of reading.

Well done Lytham Hall Park writers (and readers!)

Go Bananas in Year 2

The Year 2 children have been utterly inspired with the connector this term.  They have loved learning facts about the Caribbean and the steel drum workshop day was a wonderful celebration event to share our learning with our grown ups.

It was impossible not to be filled with joy and dancing as the children performed.

Just look at the fabulous writing the Connector has inspired.  Well done Year 2 – you deserve your success and the pride you had in sharing your writing with me truly made me happy.  (click on the images to enlarge) 

Dan Worsley visit to Key Stage 2

This morning we were delighted to welcome, local author, Dan Worsley into our assembly. It was fascinating to hear about his writing journey, from gathering his ideas, writing, editing, illustrating and publishing his books…a process that takes him months. We heard about his books and met his new character, Eric Appleby. We look forward to working with Dan throughout this year.

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Year One Love Penguins!

I did promise to blog some of the writing inspired by the Year One connector The Big Freeze. They loved the book Lost and Found and have now moved on to writing non fiction books about penguins. They just love penguins!

My only worry is you just won’t believe this is Year One writing, but I promise it is. The children earned Head Teacher’s awards, I am sure you will agree they deserve them. Such fabulous thinking!

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Headteacher’s Awards

I have had lots of visitors today. Year 1 mathematicians came and truly impressed me with their confidence in addition and solving a rather tricky problem set by Mrs Swan. They just love to be challenged and demonstrate perseverance in their learning far beyond their years.

Next came Year 2 with some ‘Amazing Sentences’, and they certainly amazed me! Some super writing demonstrating the children’s excellent application of their phonic knowledge. Can you see how they have extended their sentences using ‘which’?

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I also spotted these lovely and thoughtful class promises. They show how our children are not only enthusiastic learners but also kind and caring towards their Hall Park friends.

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