We were so proud to celebrate the announcement that: Siobhan Freeman of William Davis Primary School wins a Silver Teaching Award in the category of Primary Teacher of the Year As a Silver Award Winner Siobhan is invited to a tea party at the House of Commons on July 11th, she is also invited to the “next round” of the awards. She attends the Gold Awards at the Round House in Camden on October 20th; and is televised on the BBC on October 27th. We know how hard all staff in schools work; but this has been a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the expertise and impact of one very special teacher!
Monday 3rd June
An exciting start to the week as preparations for maths week got underway. Lovely to see some of the Year 6 children supporting Year 1 and 2 with decorating bunting and practising maths games on Sumdog. The London wide Competition and our own William Davis Battle between the classes starts Friday!!
Straws arrive in school tomorrow hopefully so we should be able to start making a few mini tetrahedrons on Wednesday. We need 300 to build a giant structure at the Summer Festival of Triangles next Thursday afternoon.
Well done to those classes who have already decided on their stall for the Summer Festival too. Nursery’s salt dough key rings sound fantastic! We’ve already had several parents as well offering to help run stalls and make food already-thank you.
Nursery up to Year 5 will be running family workshops next week. Please see the school newsletter for dates and times.
Don’t forget dressing up day on Friday 14th June (shapes, patterns or numbers or all 3!) Keep collecting up those 5p's too, ready to donate, as classes will be competing to see who can make the longest line of coins!
Drama scheme teaches William Davis pupils how to protect their pocket money
Year 5 and 6 children at William Davis Primary School were taught the basics of banking at a trip to the Bank of England Museum.
Over a two-week period, professional actors lead the youngsters through creative activities which encouraged them to explore how money matters to their lives.
They performed two original plays about financial issues to bring the project to a close last month.
“A lack of financial awareness at a young age can lead to financial difficulty later in life,” said Nicky Goulder, founder of charity Create, which ran the scheme.
The sessions hoped to help the Wood Close, Bethnal Green school pupils “become well-equipped for the future” she added.
Two-fifths (39 per cent) of Tower Hamlets residents live in poverty, according to independent non-profit Trust for London.
Click here to see the original artical in the East London Advertiser.
The new WD School Councillors took part in a pupil parliament planning session this morning.
They have been brainstorming questions to ask a panel of experts in a few weeks. They have considered three areas: human rights and equality, crime and anti-social behaviour and sustainable development. They did an excellent job of representing the school and made thoughtful and mature contributions.