Welcome back to DSJ Weekly!
We've had a wonderful week at Dodworth St John's! We've had plenty of exciting things going on, and the children have represented the school wonderfully at every turn.
Year 5 have had a particularly busy week - Junior Wardens on Tuesday was excellent, and they had a fantastic day with Mrs Sumner yesterday at Merton Park. I know that the staff who accompanied them were super proud of them, and so am I. When the children wear their uniform, they represent our lovely community, and they did so very well this week. I particularly enjoyed being 'rescued' by the Junior Wardens, who were surprisingly strong at lifting the stretcher I was tied on to... I can't lie - I was a little bit nervous at first, but they handled it like pros!
On Wednesday afternoon Mrs Whiteley, Mrs Taylor and I attended an important training afternoon at Jerry Clay English Hub, who are supporting us going forward with Phonics. We also received our Read Write Inc resources, which I know the staff are excited to get stuck in to so we can deliver this wonderful Phonics scheme of learning to the children.
I had the joy of stepping back in to the classroom on a few occasions this week in Year 4/5 and Year 6. As much as I love my job, standing in front of a class again was a delight, and the children really impressed me with their knowledge and their behaviours for learning already - a good sign, so early on in the year!
Our Celebration Assembly this morning was just wonderful. We really do have the most polite, confident and happy children here and it's always a pleasure to celebrate this.
Have a wonderful weekend folks!