Hogwarts visits GVC for a day of magical mathematics
2016.02.05: Letter from the Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
Today we have seen GVC transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as part of our ECAM day (Every Child a Mathematician). The aim is to inspire pupils with a love of maths and a love of learning through specially planned activities. Children have been involved in a range of exciting Hogwarts themed lessons, from learning to fly a broomstick (angles and acceleration) to creating potions (measuring and ratios) to casting spells with a wand (using the Fibonacci sequence). Pupils were sorted into the four Hogwarts houses and the house cup was awarded in assembly at the end of the day. As with our ECAW (Every Child a Writer) day last term the response from staff and pupils has been exceptional. The day has perfectly demonstrated that it is more than possible to combine academic rigour with joy and excitement. There are plenty of pictures on the website which capture a flavour of the day and I would like to thank everybody involved for making it such a magical mathematical experience.
Junior Travel Ambassadors
Some of our pupils have been selected to take part in this scheme and have already had some training in responsible travel habits and the use of roadside speed monitoring equipment. The children concerned will continue to work closely with the parish council and will be undertaking a speed monitoring survey on vehicles on the roads around the school in mid-March.
SATs Evening - in case you missed it...
We will be serving roast turkey on Thursday 11th February
Alongside the delicious turkey, there will be sausages, stuffing, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Our School Value for February 2016 is TOLERANCE
All members of the GVC community will be exploring what it means to be tolerant, and applying this to the wider world.