Our work with the community

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28th Feb 2022

The past few weeks have been about goal setting for our community work and projects. I have been able to speak to most of our partners about future activities and opportunities for all our children. That doesn’t mean to say that we haven’t been busy in school!

Our ‘magic breakfast’ initiative is well under way, with all of our children receiving a bagel, every day, if they want to have one. It has been great to see our pupils taking part in this and enjoying their food in the morning. It has also helped them to continue to develop independence as they have the opportunity to safely use equipment to warm up the bagel. It has been an excellent start to the programme and we hope to continue to build on what we can offer moving forward.

Reading FC Community trust have continued to work across the school with Year 3, 4 and 6. Our coach, Mr Hunjan, has done an excellent job working with our children across the core subject areas as well as PE and we have been able to secure his services for the rest of this academic year.

Our partnership with Reading Boys School is really developing nicely. We have lots of activities lined up for when the weather gets better which involve having some of their older students come to us to take part in various activities. We hope to publish details of these exciting opportunities very soon.

Our good friends at ‘The Inside Out’ have completely re-structured their website and currently using us as “guinea pigs” try out all of their new activities. If you want to take a look for yourself, click on this link: www.theinsideout.org.uk/dip-in. All feedback is of course appreciated, but I’m sure you will find something on there that you and your family will enjoy doing over the half term break and beyond.

Talking of guinea pigs, our two boys Snow and Patch are getting bigger by the day! We had to split them up over Christmas as they were misbehaving at Miss Young’s house, so they are now in separate cages but still next to each other so they can chat! The children love them as much as the adults and we were recently asked by our Trust, REAch2, to provide more information on them and how we use them to help our children. They are very much a part of our growing school community.

We still have lots of other partners, companies and charities that we continue to work with to enhance our children’s experiences of school. We are always on the look out for more, so if you know of any local organisations that you think would be a good fit for us, please do pass on our details and vice versa.