We have started the new year in Lower School with meet-the-teacher meetings this week all the way from Nursery to Year 6. It has been great to see parents in the school again, as well as all the Lower School students. There were several great questions and queries that were raised as parents met their child’s new teacher and I would like to pick out a few to answer below:
When do after school clubs start?
DASH and KRASH have already started - all other clubs will start from Monday 27th September and a letter detailing those will go out the week before. Elms extended day provision starts on September 20th.
Do classes have art lessons?
Yes, art is integrated into the curriculum and will now be taken by class teachers rather than as a specialist subject. Our teachers are ready for this and looking forward to sharing their artistic talents!
Is it true that the Lower School is moving to another operating system?
Yes, we are starting to use a Learning Management system called Toddle. This is for our planning, assessment and reporting - we will be inviting you to workshops on how to get the most use out of this in the future, as both the portfolios and report processes have changed.
Can lunches be Grab & Go AND Sit & Stay?
Yes, this is an option students have requested and we are working to provide different eating scenarios for the students.
Is the Little Lions Nursery open?
Yes it is. We are very excited to start our new expanded Nursery this week, led by Ms Dublin.