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Pupils identified – Launch the Blog!

As in most if not all schools, assessments identify children that are racing along, those that are jogging along, those that are strolling along, those that are creeping along, those that have stopped and in some cases, those that are walking backwards. Our assessments are pretty much the norm as from my experience schools always have pupils that seems to stand still at some point or even drop back for some reason.

Now that SATs have finished, our assessment data tell us that of course there are other pupils in the school that need additional support. HeathfieldCPS is in a healthy state of staffing at present, I (Deputy Head) do not have a class responsibility and have up until now shared the teaching in Year 6 with a focus on More Able Literacy and Level 4 Numeracy. As you have seen, the Year 6 Blog has been very much at the centre of showcasing our learning and has just been the best tool for enthusing our Year 6 pupils. Now that our assessment data has identified pupils in Year 5 that need additional teaching support, I find myself having to start from scratch with the Year 5 blog. As you all know, blogs take time to establish and I find myself feeling a little down at the prospect of beginning the blogging journey again only after 5 months of starting the Year 6 Blog.

My PLN (you guys) have been instrumental in the success of our blog at Heathfield as I have tweeted most days about blog updates. I now begin another project which yet again I will rely on your support. With the Year 5 class comes a completely different set of challenges. I am looking to teach a group of 11 fantastic frustrated writers and a fantastic group of 12 gifted Mathematicians!

I want to thank all of my PLN for supporting all of us here at Heathfield and I call upon you again, to do what you always have done, to continue your support for our young bloggers here!


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  1. Pam Thompson
    May 18, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Looking forward to seeing a Year 5 blog – I’m sure it will be every bit as interesting as the Year 6 blog. Very happy to support this new venture.


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