All We Need Now is the Children – Junior School Teachers Have Been Getting Ready!

The Junior School staff have been busy getting ready for the start of the new school year this week. We are looking forward to welcoming the pupils back on Tuesday after their long summer break. I love getting my classroom ready, organising bookshelves, seating plans, rotas, new buddies, putting up new displays, writing names for coat pegs, on new books, sorting the new resources and I especially enjoy planning for the new term. All we need now is the children! Tuesday will be a wonderful day. Wearing new shoes and smart uniforms the pupils are pleased to be back, some of the pupils will, of course, be nervous but we always plan lovely activities to get them used to being back at school. Hearing the excited chatter as the pupils see their friends and discuss what they have done over the summer is a real joy.
We have a welcome assembly where the pupils are given their new buddies which is something they are always impatient to find out! The House Captains get the youngest pupils to look after, taking them into lunch and spending buddy time and reading sessions with them. I love seeing the Year 6 pupils looking after the younger pupils with such care, always there for them in the playground and looking after them. We also talk about what will be happening over the first half term and there is always a lot to look forward to.

In the second week the Year 5 and 6 pupils are going on a residential trip to Bewerley Park, an outdoor activities centre, which is a fantastic opportunity to bond with their classmates whilst enjoying canoeing, rock climbing and other exciting activities. The rest of the school will be going on a day trip when the older pupils are away.

I thoroughly enjoy seeing the new House Captains proudly wearing their new badges, starting their duties, they are a great support to the teaching staff and are so keen to help.

At break time I enjoy seeing the pupils making friends with the new starters and helping them to settle in to the Fyling Hall family. We want to make sure that their first day is a positive and fun one so that they leave school with a smile on their faces. After all, the days that make us happy, make us wise.

– Mrs Amanda Freer, Junior School Headteacher

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