‘My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.’ Woody Allen
I am old enough now to remember that Aesop’s fables were a mainstay of our school assemblies. I have managed to forget that fact for years but have remembered the stories. I never quite understood the hare and the tortoise.
We are finally in a post-Olympics world where Britain seems to have done rather well in both the Olympics and Paralympics. I am sure the commentary and analysis as to what has contributed to this national success will continue for some time. Words such as ‘investment’ and ‘high expectations’ have already been used a great deal.
We move straight from the Spring Term into Easter this year: straight from Science Week, the Allen Cup, Skiing successes, the magnificent Year 5 to 8 production of Arabian Nights and Arts Week. It has been a very full term but also an inspirational and soundly educational one for all of the boys, however young or old.
Reading is important but someone has to write books. We try to celebrate this with author visits. However, encouraging boys to write as well as read can be a challenge for some. Here are some fabulous ideas from the National Council of Teachers of English which you may wish to observe or try at home. I am happy to receive any letters from boys by the way - emailed or handwritten!
It is that time of year… I think your sons will have all enjoyed the experience of being in a Christmas Play or another event in the past few days, including the Carol Service, The Xmas Factor Assembly or one of the Christmas treats. A very positive and upbeat end to a full term with plenty of learning challenges.
There is plenty to look forward to this half term, but also a few real challenges ...