Dear North Tawton Friends and Families,
Chinese New Year
The week in assemblies we have been learning about the upcoming Chinese New Year. The children have learnt about the traditions and celebrations associated with the new year. This year will be the Year of the Rabbit. Nursery and Reception have been copying Chinese writing, making lanterns and drawing dragons! KS1 and KS2 have thought about the characteristics of the animals the years are named after. Why not find out what animal year you were born in and see if you agree with the characteristics!
A huge thank you to Evie and David for building a fence for our pond. It is far superior to our orange plastic one, and in keeping with our outdoor theme. We have lots of plans for outside, so please do watch this space or ways you can get involved and make our outdoor learning spaces even more exciting and engaging.
Roll on better weather so we can make more of our amazing outdoor areas.
Audits and Support
This week we have had visitors in school to help us audit and further improve our reading and maths provision and our support for those with communication and interaction needs.
Our visitors were impressed with our pupils hard work, the school environment and the culture and attitude towards learning across the while school. They have helped us to recognise what we are doing well and also to make plans to make even more progress. As always, I am incredibly proud of the work we are doing here; in particular the passion our staff have for continuous improvement and the fact they keep going the extra mile to meet the needs of all of our pupils.
Internet Access at Home
Please can we urge parents to consider how devices are being used at home. Are you aware of what games they are playing and images they are seeing? Do your children have access to social media, and if so are you aware of what they are writing and videos they are uploading?
You may find the following websites useful for help and advice supporting your child with use of the internet at home. We will of course be covering these topics as part of our learning at school too.
As always, please look at the class blogs to see what the pupils have been learning about this week.
With very best wishes,