It was lovely to welcome lots of parents this morning for our Maths Open Morning. The school has recently introduced a 'Singaporian approach' to learning Maths called Inspire and today was a perfect opportunity for parents to see first hand how we now teach Maths at Goudhurst & Kilndown and how engaged our children are as a result. Many classes took to the outdoors and much of the Maths equipment that the PTFA had kindly donated was also in full use. See the short 'Spark' video below.
One parent commented:
Dear Mrs Roberts,
Thank you for the opportunity to see Maths in action this morning. It was a delight to see such creative and enriching teaching and learning in every classroom. Every child I spoke to was engaged and eloquent about the thinking they were doing and they were all so happy and relaxed. Wonderful!
I would like to thank all the parents who joined us this morning and I am sure you will join me in thanking the staff for their dedication and of course all the children for all their continued hard work.
On 11th June 2016, to commemorate the Queen's 90th Birthday the annual village Fete was held on the Glebe Field and what a truly British affair it was! I received this email from Anthony Richards:
We were all so pleased to see the school children on parade at the Fete and to hear their marvellous singing. A great deal of hard work had obviously gone into the performance and please pass on out thanks to all those involved.
The Maypole dancing was also well received by everybody. " Good to see some traditional dancing" was heard in more than one place.
Then there was the Tug of War between the children and the grown ups, which was a hoot.
Goudhurst can be proud that it put on a Fete which was really inclusive for all who attended and I do thank you for the part you played in that.
with kind regards
Click here to look at some of the pictures.