It’s been another fantastic week in our schools. It feels as though the autumn is now with us, and this has led to many a wet playtime and lots of puddle splashing!
At Whittington, the Year 6 children have spent the week at Arthog Outdoor Education Centre. They’ll be arriving back today, smelly and exhausted, with lifelong memories of an adventurous week with friends. The children of Morda have this to look forward to later in the year! A headteacher, for whom I have a great deal of respect, once talked to me about the importance of heritage in schools. Arthog is a part of the heritage of both of our school communities and is a treasured institution locally. I have wonderful memories of going to Arthog when I was in Year 6 and many parents in our schools will have been too. I get enormous satisfaction in knowing that we are continuing this lineage and allowing parents and children (and maybe even grandchildren!) to swap Arthog stories.
On Tuesday, we held a Full Governing Body Meeting for our Federation. Governors are an incredible group of volunteers who challenge and support school leaders to offer the best provision to our school communities. In a separate newsletter, we will provide a ‘Who’s Who’ guide so that you can get to know our governors. As we enter our first school year as a Federation, we welcome the offer of support from parents or friends who are interested to be a part of school life. This might be in hearing readers, in supporting educational visits, or in becoming a school governor. If this is of interest to you, please do get in touch through the school office and we’d be delighted to discuss.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mr Carl Rogers Executive Headteacher
Morda pupils have enjoyed a great third week back at school. How time flies! We are pleased to welcome more children to the school. They have fitted in well to the Morda family. Thank you to the pupils who have moved classes to accommodate the new intake. All these pupils have settled into their new classes and are working hard.
Bluebells class are enjoying lots of indoor and outdoor learning – despite the weather. With their wellies and waterproofs nothing stops them! Daffodils class is beginning to look more and more like the historic ship ‘Endurance’ as the team set sail for the Antarctic. The class have also enjoyed exploring and making art in our fabulous ‘Forest Schools’ area.
Roses class archaeologists are becoming experts in the key areas of the Stone Age – ask them to tell you about the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras! The children have also made a great start on their science topic on forces.
The Shamrocks pupils are busy preparing their speeches and campaigns for the forthcoming School Council presidential elections. Look out for the campaign posters around school.
Have a great weekend. Mrs Helen Chapman Head of School Morda C of E Primary