Pupils from Class 9 have been transported back to the Stone Age this week. Making the most of our amazing outdoor space they used knives to create their own wooden implements for eating, they created fire to help them understand how important this would have been for the Stone Age people. Later in the day they used their fire to cook their own food. The energy and enthusiasm the pupils and staff put into their learning experience was brilliant. Take a look at Class 9's web page for photos soon.
Learning beyond the classroom is an ongoing feature of our approach at Short Wood. Year 5 pupils summed up their support for this approach earlier this week - "Well it is just more fun and you learn more, feel better and remember it this way". Caving and climbing groups have been out and about again, and more KS1 pupils have had their opportunity to explore the Wrekin.
As a Calm Brain school we are introducing a new calm brain sequence this week for our pupils to master. Calm brain allows our pupils and staff to take time out of their day to feel relaxed and re energised, reminding us that looking after our emotional and mental health is as important as taking physical exercise. Please ask your child about Calm Brain.
We have hosted a number of visiting teachers from other schools this week to share our Short Wood approach. As always our pupils and staff made the visitors very welcome and talked confidently about the learning at our school, they were happy to share. We are really proud of how all our Short Woodies represented the school in such a positive way.
Congratulations to our Golden Leaf winners this week who are pictured here, we are really proud of them all.
Overall School: 96.6% - Every day counts!