Anyone who works in school has the privilege of hearing children say the most wonderful things and we have set up this section of our website so that we can share these little gems with you.
We also receive a vast amount of positive comments about our school and the special team who work here and again we would very much like to share these thoughts and this feedback with you.
We have therefore set up this section called ‘Have you heard?’ which contains an area for quotes from children and another area for quotes from adults.
I hope you enjoy these quotes and if there is something you would like to add yourself, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
From our children…
During a literacy lesson in the Sapphire Learning Zone, the children were finding adjectives to describe ‘A Cloudy Day’ and Arran said: “God created the clouds.”
During an RE lesson in Class 1 the teacher asked what they thought the word ‘saviour’ meant. Alexander replied: “It means protecting the whole world”.
During a Bible story discussion following Collective Worship, Joey in Class 4 said: “The sheep in The Good Shepherd parable are a metaphor for children like us who God protects. The shepherd is God.”
Whilst playing outside one of our EYFS children asked: “Who is that?” as she pointed to a baby in a crib in the outdoor Nativity area. Sophie replied: “It’s the Royal baby Jesus!”
Alexander came into school and announced: “My dad’s broken the law of the school.” When asked why he replied, “He has taken his mask off!” We thought this was hilarious and Dad will be given extra homework!!
During an RE lesson in Year 2 Oscar said: “I wish God would come into our classroom so I could say thank you for making our world beautiful.”
During an RE lesson in Class 2 the children were talking about taking care of God’s world and they spoke about kindness and unkindness. “It’s like when God said: ‘do not trespass against us’” replied Wesley.
After discussing how to look after God’s world the children made a poster to give others advice and Ella said: “Can I laminate mine and put them in the streets so people can look after God’s creation?”
“My two favourite people in the world are Santa and God. Santa because he brings presents and God because he makes everything alright.” What a beautiful comment from Emma in Nursery!
“Kindness is the key which opens the smallest doors.” A very thoughtful comment by Laila in Year 5.
From our parents…
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for this morning. It has really lifted my spirits seeing other parents and yourself and having a good catch up.” A parent’s comment following our Keeping Connected Coffee Morning.
“I wanted to say how much we appreciate all of the extra work we know that Mr Storey is doing to provide us with the home learning.
The work set has high expectations with positive feedback and suggestions to extend where appropriate for specific children. The pre-recorded lessons are exactly what Edward needs as he can see all of the EYFS staff and does talk to the computer to answer their questions!
Please pass on my gratitude.” Beth (EYFS Parent)
“I just wanted to say thank you for the coffee morning today. It was lovely to see some other faces & have a relaxed chat. It was very good of you to give up so much time as I know you’ll have a million things to do. I hope you found it supportive too.
Thanks for all the hard work that you are putting in at the moment in the most difficult of circumstances – you and the team are doing a fantastic job and we are lucky to have you guiding our children’s education.” Cath (Year 5 parent)
“I have to say you and your staff are amazing and have done everything to make the school a safe but great learning environment.” Angela Johnson
“Your letter was intuitive, reassuring and very supportive during such a difficult and stressful period. Thank you for all that you and the whole team are doing at this difficult time.” Karen & Matt Spawton
“I just to say how fantastic I think the home school learning is. Seesaw is really easy to use and teachers are setting excellent work. From a parents point of view I think it’s great as I feel I am actually doing something that is making a difference. So thank you to you and your staff for all the hard work you are putting in and for all of the positive comments and support offered.” Karen Turnbull
“Thanks for all the information and the evident hard work that’s gone into it all. I hope that you and the staff are proud of the way you’ve responded to this latest development.” Cath Robson
“We just wanted to say we understand how difficult it has been for teachers and thank you for how you are responding to all children’s needs all of which are very different.” Michelle Bowman
“Thank you very much, we really appreciate the work going into setting this all up. The boys are really enjoying using the app and from a parents’ point of view really appreciate that the tasks can be completed within 48 hours.” Sarah Ramshaw
“I’d like to thank you and the team for your hard work setting all of this up I can imagine it’s caused a lot of stress and sleepless nights! Please pass on my gratitude to all involved in this very unusual and challenging process and know that it is appreciated.” Claire Lyons
“No wonder kids like going to school these days – I don’t recall anything like disco dough when I was at school, Jessica, Daniel and I all joined in tonight, it’s great fun. I would really struggle to manage work and home schooling, but I suppose what you’re all doing is teaching the children still at school and providing resources for those being home-schooled so you’re the ones doubling your workload – I am really grateful!! Well done to you all – great job!!! 🙂
I was really impressed with how well everything had been put together on seesaw, especially given how quickly it’s all had to have been set up.” Donna Peadon
From our school community…
“I think you are doing an amazing job at this school.” From a total stranger walking past the gates.
“In some schools at the moment I feel like they are a bit wary of me but I love coming to Stanhope Barrington because I’m always made to feel welcome.” Peripatetic Music Teacher.
Having read Lily’s poem, Sarah Haynes our Chair of the Academy Council said: “It’s amazing that we are getting such profound responses from children at such a time as this.” To read Lily’s poem please visit the RE curriculum area.
“I just wanted to say how amazing the online Tapestry journal is, what a great way for us to see what our little one is put to and share their achievements! Thank you for this, it really is awesome.” From Hayley – Nursery Parent
“You are obviously working hard and creatively to deliver the very best you can for the children.” From Bishop Paul – Bishop of Durham