Message from the Executive Headteacher
Writing this message at the end of the week is becoming one of my favourite ways to reflect upon all of the wonderful things that are going on in our schools. It is very easy, in the vibrancy of the school day, to overlook just how many brilliant opportunities for learning we provide and how ordinary they feel. This ordinariness is worth thinking about. One of my favourite ways of describing what an excellent education should look like, is that it should be strikingly ordinary yet quite extraordinary. This is certainly the approach that is in evidence in our federation of schools. Providing high-quality learning opportunities and memorable and enjoyable experiences for our children is just the norm.
This week we have hosted Open Day sessions in both schools to allow prospective parents the opportunity to see learning in action. I really enjoy giving tours of our schools and parents have been entirely positive in the feedback that they have given.
This weekend sees the return of the Oswestry 10k. Alan Lewis, the event organiser, is a friend of our school and we are delighted that he has thought of our federation in planning this brilliant community event. Children from Whittington will be at the finish line and we're hoping to see lots of Morda children lining the streets as the race runs through our village. To anyone in our school community taking part, we wish you the very best of luck and we will look forward to cheering you on! Have a wonderful weekend.
Mr Carl Rogers Executive Headteacher
MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL MORDA 13/10/23
Morda Antarctic adventurers, Islamic storytellers and writing to the not so scary Funnybones Skeleton were some of the highlights at Morda this week!
The Roses and Daffodils classes were treated to a wonderful talk and slideshow by Mr Mike Davies - who visited Antarctica last year. The children compared the historic voyages of Ernest Shackleton to a modern expedition. Both classes asked lots of great questions and impressed Mr Davies with their in-depth knowledge of Shackleton's historic journey (the Daffodils showing great learning this term and the Roses remembering the work they did on this two years ago!)
The Shamrocks began exploring the classic Islamic story of 'Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights' through an exciting Mantle of the Expert drama.
Meanwhile, in the Bluebellls, strange happening were afoot! The skeleton from the book Funnybones was leaving messages for the Bluebells class... and the Bluebells were incredibly busy writing back !
Alongside all this excitement, we had our first Morda ‘Teaching and Learning Committee’ Meeting and Morda Governors were able to monitor progress on our key school development plans. It has been lovely to see so many parents at our parent teacher consultation meetings. These meetings are a great opportunity to discuss pupils’ progress and work together with parents so children can achieve their best this academic year. There are more meetings scheduled next week. If you haven’t already, please book a meeting with your child’s teacher.
On Thursday, we welcomed prospective parents and children on the first of two Reception Class open days. Mrs Lunt and Ms Butler organised a lovely introduction to the school and an opportunity to see our industrious Bluebells Class hard at work and enjoying their learning.
Have a great weekend
Mrs H Chapman
(Head of School)
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