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This week, in a galaxy not so far away…

Hello Everyone,

What a superb week it has been, across the curriculum, in clubs and during playtimes: children enjoying being part of our wonderful school family and loving learning. It’s what fills me with joy and pride as a teacher at Grosvenor Park.

Powerful setting descriptions in English which have moved me as a reader, some fantastic problem solving and reasoning in maths and orbiting me (a large parasol to represent the sun) in the playground with differently-sized fruit (the eight planets in our solar system) – this week it has been great to see the Year 5 children in action, getting to grips with new concepts and giving it their all. Check the photo to see what we did with the fruit afterwards!

We talk all the time in class about the importance of having a ‘growth mindset’ – that is to say, a positive, resilient outlook on life that means you see the use of making mistakes in helping you learn and become better. This week, the children have taken this approach to life in many ways and I am proud of the maturity they have started to show already in Year 5.

In Religious Education, we are looking at the theme of ‘good news’ and what this means. We listened to suggestions like ‘Liverpool winning’ to ‘having a new sibling’ and even ‘making sure that nobody goes hungry in the world’ – it was fantastic to discuss all our different ideas together. We also made links to the parable in the Bible of Jesus forgiving and healing a paralysed man (Luke 5:17-25), then reflected on how Christians and people of other beliefs create, share and celebrate good news; I was certainly impressed with the children’s ideas and understanding of how important it is to be caring and kind to all, in order to make the world a better place.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Lee

PS – House Points to anyone who writes down the answer to this question: Can you name the four terrestrial planets in our solar system in size order, starting with the largest?