Thursday, 29 September 2011

We're not convinced ...

"What shall I play?" said the one we call the 'new Scaiff'.

"The right the right the right time," we chorused. "And none of that free-form jazz." A B-minor chord progression impresses no-one. No-one.

The Indian Summer (which, if the meteorologists are to be believed, came from the Med, not India) has raised the temperatures of everyone concerned, and quadrupled the water consumption during science lessons. I dare say it has in other academic subjects, but I've only taught science this week, and therefore cannot comment.

Our latest accolade:

Best Attendance For 10 years!

That's what she said: attendance for 2010-11 was the best in a decade. And this year's, so far, is awesome.

So, the end of September approaches, and what have we learned, other than the fact that we still do not have an international rugby team worthy of a mention?

- Some of our new reception friends are really rather clever, including rather numerate;
- Year 6 really can excel - when they try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try...
- Year 5 is full of scientists;
- Key Stage 1 is packed full of writers, by all accounts;
- Year 3 are happier without a carpet;
- Year 4 are just amazing people. But I suppose we knew that already. They've merely confirmed it.

A great September, with all sorts of exciting projects, at all levels, kicking off. I have been delighted to watch displays appearing showing off our wonderful work, and very impressed with the books I have had the pleasure of seeing.

So, we lurch unceremoniously and unco-ordinatedly towards October and (so they say, but they think India is near Istanbul) cooler skies, let us continue all the good things: the good uniform, the good attendance, the good humour, the good work, the good ... stuff kind of thing. Well done everyone.

That is all.