What a fantastic first week of a new school year. It was great to see the children coming into their new classes looked refreshed, very smart and ready for a new year of challenges. I’m sure your children will all have lots to tell you about their first day with their new teacher.
There will be an opportunity for all parents to meet the new teachers during the week beginning 16th September.
Year 1 – Monday 16th at 9:00am
Year 2 – Monday 16th at 2:30pm
Year 3 – Wednesday 18th at 2:30pm
Year 4, 5 6 and Yellow Class – Tuesday 17th at 2:30pm
Printouts of the information will be available if you are not able to attend.
New to School
At the start of each new academic year we are always very pleased to welcome new children, new staff and this year an extra special new member of the Eastfield family.
Lando is our new school puppy. He is a very friendly cockerpoo (half cocker spaniel, half toy poodle) who was chosen for his gentle nature and his non-allergic coat. He has spent a couple of days getting to know the staff and today he met the children.
Lando is owned by Mr Statham and will come into school each day and be based in the office. As the year progresses children will have opportunities to interact with him and learn all about how to take care of dogs. However, no child will be made to interact with him if they are feeling nervous.
If you have any questions regarding Lando and his role in school, please refer to our ‘School Dog Policy’ on the Eastfield website or contact Mr Statham via the school office.
Please look out for future pup-dates to see how he is settling into life at Eastfield.
Benefits of having a dog in school
According to the RSPCA document ‘Education and animals’, an animal-friendly educational establishment:
- promotes a sense of responsibility and respect towards all living things
- teaches children/ young people about animals and their needs
- is aware of and abides by animal welfare legislation
- encourages empathy and understanding of animals
- is relevant to everyday life
Reading for Pleasure
One of our main areas to develop this year is Reading for Pleasure. You’ll notice each teacher has worked really hard to create a wonderful environment promoting the love of reading in their class. Here’s a sneak peek at progress so far: