Newsletter 26th April 2024

26th April 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

It's been a busy week at Mill Water, with everyone enjoying the drier weather, getting out and about and taking part in lots of different activities. We have had a delivery of new equipment for some of our playgrounds and the pupils have been enjoying practising their climbing and balancing skills, alongside playing games together and enjoying relaxing on our new outdoor beanbags. Classes 9, 10 and 11 have enjoyed a sensory story performance by Paddleboat all about beach plastic and recycling; classes 8 and 12 have enjoyed a visit from the RNLI to talk about water safety; and classes 9 and 12 have enjoyed the start of Sailability sessions. Ashleigh and Grace also hosted a communication workshop for parents today.

This week's highlights from across the school include:

Class 1
Successfully accessed a range of physical activities in the hall.

Class 2
Enjoyed exploring and tasting food with different textures.

Class 3
Enjoyed being out and about in the nicer weather with walks to Woodbury Common and Bicton grounds.

Class 4
Enjoyed being out and about around Bicton grounds and have been practising holding hands and stopping when they get to the road.

Class 5
In topic have enjoyed investigating waterproof and not waterproof materials.

Class 6
In Science have enjoyed melting chocolate in their hands and helping action figures escape from ice.

Class 7
Enjoyed inviting their parents into school to share their new learning and perform three songs, demonstrating their skills with the drums and glockenspiels.

Class 8
Enjoyed learning about water safety with the RNLI.

Class 9
Engaged with a sensory story by Paddleboat about beach plastics and recycling in the environment.

Class 10
Independently located the correct items in the supermarket and paid with no adult support.

Class 11
Enjoyed accessing yoga, shopping for cooking ingredients and using these during their cooking sessions.

Class 12
Enjoyed planting, weeding and moving soil as part of their allotment sessions.

Class 13
Enjoyed making structures with different construction materials and combining paint with a range of materials including flour, sugar and glitter.

Suncream and Hats

As we’re beginning to see the first signs of warmer weather, please can you make sure that your child brings suncream and a hat to school, clearly marked with their name – thank you.

RSHE Parent Forum

We would like to invite parents of children in Year 6 and up to attend an RSHE (Relationship, Sex and Health Education) parent drop in session on Thursday 9th May 1.30-2.30pm. You will be able to find out more about what your child will be learning in RSHE and meet with the class teacher and RSHE lead to ask any questions you have on this subject. A letter will be sent home regarding this, please return the reply slip to indicate if you will be attending the event.