This week in Early Years and Pre-Prep our main focus has been on ensuring that the children are happy and settled in their new classes.
We have spent time ensuring that they are familiar with their new key worker or their class teachers whilst slowing introducing them to the wonderful activities and opportunities that we have on offer in school.
On Monday we began the week with an assembly delivered to each of the classes by Mrs Skipper welcoming the children and talking about all the lovely initiatives that we have, such as the house tokens, Mumbles the bear, kindness awards and star of the week certificates. Mrs Skipper went on to talk to the children about the adults that are here to help them and asked each of them to think of five adults they would choose to go on their own helping hand. This could be a key worker, class teacher, Mrs Daws who is our Mental Health First Aider, Mrs Berry, Mrs Skipper or any adult that they have bonded with in school. Mrs Skipper expressed that we are all here to help.
Class teachers and Key workers continued to deliver this message in class by reinforcing the kindness calendar each day and delivering PSHEE sessions to address any concerns or worries that the children may have.
On Thursday Mrs Daws delivered a fantastic assembly on new beginnings which the children enjoyed tremendously.
Mrs Daws will continue to work closely with children that staff or parents have identified as needing extra support in school.
We continue to encourage the children to come into school with a smile and leave with one. We have not been disappointed and are absolutely delighted with how well all of our children have settled in their first week of the term.