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Panto helps to settle children back into the swing of school!

This week we have enjoyed the long-awaited performance of the Wizard of Oz by M&M Productions. Reception, Years 1 and 2 thoroughly enjoyed the adapted cinematic experience and how the actor moved between live action and screen recording really maintained an element of awe and wonder amongst the pupils. 

Over the remaining two weeks, we are determining what the pupils know once again, particularly in Maths and English, as the enforced closure has undermined many of the efforts staff had made during the Autumn Term. We need to ensure the learning stamina of pupils recovers as they get used to the routines of daily schooling. To ensure our behaviour remains strong, we are re-establishing our behavioural expectations and focusing, particularly on the value of respect.  I have no doubt that all pupils will be reminded very swiftly as to the levels of behaviour Homefield demands. 

Can I remind all parents to re-energise the frequency they read with their children. Remember this should be daily. We are hoping to create a paper chain that circumvents the school and pupils can add links to this chain from each class should they successfully read five times a week to an adult. Each class has their own distinctive colour to use and we will be interested to see which class can read the most. 

Easter is approaching fast and, although a bonnet parade will not be undertaken, classes will be making their own bonnets and some older classes will be making bonnets for the youngest children. There will be a winning Easter egg for the best example from each class. 

Next Friday is Children in Need and Miss. Studley's letter on the website explains what we are doing in school. So we will all be intrigued to see which superpowers our pupils come into school with. 

Stay safe and have a relaxing weekend everyone.