Corvedale News November 2019

Corvedale News & Ripples Magazine article

November edition 2019

The new school year is well underway, in fact by the time this goes to print a whole half term will have been completed.

We have welcomed twelve children in reception back in September.

There are now 86 children on roll. Trying to balance out the class sizes, we have retained our additional teacher and I’ve continued my teaching time to every morning and an afternoon each week to enable us to continue to run with four classes. We have committed to more teachers and smaller class sizes (between 18 and 24 in each). We now have a YR and Y1 class; a Y2 and Y3 class; a Y4 and Y5 class and finally a Y5 and Y6 class. The Y5 group is such a large one, we have split it for this year.

We also have a new teacher, Mrs Holly Littlar, who has taken over from Miss Armitage-Pryce in Class 3.

The children’s topics this term is ‘Superheroes,’ a creative curriculum topic that provides opportunities for links to all areas of learning and has already been inspiring creative ideas from the children. The older children are also studying heroic figures from history.

The children in Class 3 and 4 recently had an exciting overnight stay up the valley at Wilderhope Manor. We walked from school to Wilderhope (a distance of about 8 miles). First climbing up to Little London before following footpaths and bridleways along to Roman Bank and further through the woods to Wilderhope. We stayed overnight in the beautiful Elizabethan manor house.  There, we spent time in and around the local woodland with a variety of activities such as drawing, treasure hunts, den making, bridge building. The weather was kind to us, despite heavy rain on the days leading up to the visit, it thankfully remained dry for the two days we were there.

For more information on what’s going on, to keep up with the latest happenings/news at school, visit the school website - or on Twitter @CorvedaleSchool.

Jonathan Brough

Head teacher