his-master-voiceHeadmaster’s Voice

I don’t believe pupils should continue to read a book they find either too difficult or too boring.  Reading should be fun and not a chore.  I don’t however want pupils to give in too easily.  Most pupils from the age of 10 upwards should give a book “the first 100 pages” before making any decision as to whether to continue or not.  Reading and resilience have been the key words of the week.

Could I thank all staff, parents and pupils who made it into school this week.  The weather has certainly been challenging.  With all fixtures postponed, surely they’d be no early morning cross country club in the snow?  But this is Stoneygate.  When I asked Mrs Fielding if she was going running with the pupils her response just confirmed her commitment…”Mr Dobson, give me one runner and we are going!” Two pupils turned up and off they went.  Well done to Edward, Toya and Mrs Fielding.

Well done to all those pupils who turned up in costume for World Book Day.  Despite school being covered in snow and a wind chill factor of -8, a whole variety of characters turned out.  From Greg in ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ to Little Red Riding Hood to Toad from ‘Wind in the Willows’.



Thank you to Mr Hackney and 5MH for leading an assembly on World Book Day.

Do take time to read an earlier blog posted by Sally on how the weather this week has affected our wildlife…it make for an interesting read!

Enjoy the weekend and let’s hope we see more sunshine next week….

Mr Dobson