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One of the overarching principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage is to enable strong partnerships between practitioners and parents/carers, and here at Edenhurst Nursery we are always looking to improve how we work with the most important people in a child’s life - YOU! In response to last year’s parent survey we have already implemented an exciting new initiative. Last week, in conjunction with the School parents evening, for the first time Nursery parents were invited to attend their own parents evening to discuss their child’s progress with their keyworker.
The topic of wellbeing is, rightly, being given much more prominence within our society as a whole. Gone are the days of merely being told to ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘get on with it’; there is a much greater recognition that the whole person needs to be cared for. Mens sana in corpore sano - a healthy mind in a healthy body. In his blog last fortnight, Mr.
The start of an academic year is an exciting time in schools. I have always enjoyed standing at the entrance to the school watching families arrive after the long summer break. This year was particularly poignant for me because I could really relate to how the children must have been feeling. Seeing them arrive in their smart Edenhurst uniforms, happy and excited to start the new term but perhaps feeling slightly nervous about the challenges ahead, was something I could empathise with completely. It never ceases to amaze me how resilient children are.
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I wonder what your child will remember most fondly about their time here at Condover Hall? As we listen to them talking during, between and after activities there are a wide range of aspects of the trip that they are enjoying:
Greetings from Shropshire! Click here to see the pictures from today.
It’s coming home, isn’t it? I think so - I thought so when I walked in the King’s Hall in Stoke yesterday for our annual Speech Day. There is a shield inside with the three lions on it. Is that a sign or what? We talked in assembly on Monday with the children and said that it’s hard to believe that in a week the World Cup will all be over. Of course, there will be other things that will also be over, as our current Prep 6 will have left Edenhurst.
A collective sigh of relief went up two weeks ago as revision folders were put away until next year and a different focus took hold around Edenhurst - that of individual projects. Each year group has taken this time to explore a specific theme, chosen with their form teacher. Amongst these have been Toys in the Past (Form 1); Plastic Reduction (Prep 3); World Wildlife (Prep 4); and Leavers’ Books (Prep 6), as well as their business project that came to fruition at the Summer Fayre.
I may be nearing the end of my time as Head of Edenhurst, but that doesn’t stop me being excited about the future of the school and it’s been a pleasure to help to prepare the team of teachers for next year. Over the years I have seen many retirements of experienced teachers: parents have often been concerned about “what will happen when so-and-so leaves?”. Of course, what happens is - new teachers join and refresh the team, the Edenhurst ship keeps sailing on, and the children keep learning and ACHIEVING.
At Edenhurst, one of the key ways in which we enrich the curriculum is through real-life experiences and trips. One of the most important of these is the residential experience, where children live with each other, develop their interpersonal skills and help them to become better leaders, as well as building trust and respect.