This week saw the official opening of the Hive and our youngest children' s visit to the sandpit. It is important to take time for our youngest students to take 'big steps' into their early education. Most of our youngest students are comfortable with their homeroom and the play area. As they grow in confidence and become risk-takers our youngest learners are venturing into unexplored parts of the school. The introduction of new spaces, new places and new people can take time.
I would like to mention our Nursery team and what a great job they have done in making our youngest learners feel safe and comfortable and that they look forward to coming to school.
Dropping off children at school for a parent for the first time can be quite daunting, please know that you are not alone and that you have chosen a very safe environment to leave your little ones.
All our students are different and remember that as a parent you know your child more than anyone.
If your child Cries make sure that you know what they are feeling, they may be sad to leave my mom and dad.
Your response: Try not to look worried -- kids pick up on that. Remind your child how much fun school will be and that you'll be back to get them a little later. You can also reassure him that his teacher is there to help him and make him feel better.
If your child is a Silent Observer, you know they like to check what's going on before they start playing.
Your response: Give your child time to adjust to their new environment. Then help them get used to the idea of becoming involved by reading books about school together, playing school at home, and talking about the teachers and children.
If your child is Brave (But Scared) you know that they are trying hard not to cry
Your response: Don't panic if they don't respond to you as you would like. They are just trying to hold it together. When saying goodbye, don't pressure them to respond and try not to talk about how you'll miss them or how sad you'll be without them, it will make your child feel bad.
If in doubt how to help your child with their emotions, speak to your child's homeroom teacher, they will have some ideas of what you can do to support at home. The stronger the home-school links the more successful your child will be in school.
Curriculum Morning Reminders
Friday 22nd September: Nursery Curriculum Morning. Led by Kristen followed by Open class visits.
Friday 29th September: JKG Curriculum Morning. Led by Kristen followed by Open class visits.
Friday 6th October: SKG Curriculum Morning. Led by Kristen followed by Open class visits.
Friday 13th October:Grade 1-4 Curriculum Morning. Led by Kristen followed by Open class visits.
Friday 3rd November: Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences for all Grades. Conference regarding unit 1 and sharing Concept-based Rubric with parents.
Head of Primary JVLR
Primary Years Programme of Inquiry: Link