On the 18th April 2016, I spent the morning with some fantastic yr 5 pupils beginning to understand what they were getting up to in their Fresh Start English support sessions. I couldn’t have hoped to meet a more enthusiastic, committed and hard working group. I was immediately welcomed into their classroom and worked alongside them looking at recognising particular graphemes (sound units), syllables and root words within words. We also did some vocabulary work and reading and recall skills and finished off with an energetic and unique game of ‘chase’ in the playground. This was a game invented by the group themselves which helped them to practise spelling skills under a time pressure whilst also running at full speed and trying to avoid being grabbed. No easy task I can tell you- especially for me whose legs and lungs were considerably older than my team mates!
Thank you to each of you for letting me join in, taking the time to explain how you have benefited from the extra support you have been given in these daily intervention sessions and for letting me look at the progress you have made in your work-books. Well done year 5! You are a credit to your teacher (Mr Warden) but most of all, a credit to yourselves. Keep on believing in yourselves!
Mrs Young (Elected Parent Governor)