Hello Lovelies, I hope you are well!
Today I am recovering from a fabulous night out with my work friends celebrating that we are almost at the end of our academic year (just four more days guys) So today I thought I would talk about some of the fantastic moments that have happened at school this year. It’s been a tough year in some parts but there is certainly lots to celebrate to!
CREATING A CLASSROOM THAT I LOVE
You may have seen on previous posts, pictures of my classroom and I have talked about it quite a bit also. Its something that I really take pride in and a lot of hard work has gone into creating the space. I have tried to create an exciting and enriching environment that the kids love to be in, and have done it by adapting, upcycling and sometimes even building to provide that. I have had many different people (some EYFS practitioners) come into my classroom and have received lots of lovely compliments so it is definitely something that I am proud of.
THE PROGRESS THE CHILDREN HAVE MADE
You can have good days and bad days when living the life of a teacher, I can say I have had days when it has taken all the strength to get me out of bed and into work. But as soon as there little smiling faces run into that classroom happy to see you it makes it all worth while. It’s crazy when you think back to what those little five year olds wear like coming in eleven months ago to what they are now and I could not be prouder of the progress they have made. They really do surprise me everyday.
TAKING THE CHILDREN TO HONEYSUCKLE FARM
This is always one of my favourite parts of the year, as a celebration of them doing so well, the FS staff take the children on a trip to Honeysuckle Farm and the kids love it. Its not too far away for them to travel and they love getting to feed all the animals. If you haven’t been before its a really great day out for the kids.
BEING MODERATED BY OUR LOCAL AUTHORITY
This year I took over as EYFS lead from my Head Teacher who was the EYFS lead before me. It’s safe to say I wouldn’t have got this far with out her and she has been a inspiration to me and what I want to achieve in my foundation stage class. She had mentored me for half of last year then passed the reins to me. With this meant that we would be moderated by the local authority and they would be checking how well I know the children and whether my assessments were accurate. We nailed it and left a lasting impression that we value, know, care and inspire the children everyday.
So I am really happy with my year and I am definitely looking forward to taking sometime to chill over summer.
What are your plans for summer?