Headteacher – Blog
Half Way Through The Year … 10th February 2017
Well done to everyone who took part in my homework challenge this half term …
I hope you enjoyed researching the amazing architecture around us as much as I have enjoyed seeing your creations. Such wonderful models, pictures and information sheets about a wide variety of buildings.
Next half term’s challenge will be our annual Reading Challenge. Miss Chaney has been busy adapting the Patron’s Cup activities so watch this space for more information.
Congratulations go to Miss Patrick’s class for being this half term’s Attendance Champions. The race is on for overall 2017 Champions… will Mr Fernandez’ class keep up their momentum and overtake 3A? Can the year 6s be spurred on to take every advantage of SATs prep and be in every day next half term? Who will win the Year 4 battle? It’s neck and neck between 4A and 4B.
Congratulations to the 115 children who battled through all the colds and tummy bugs that have been around us and have become members of the 100 Club for Spring 1. You’ll get your certificates on our return to school.
Have a great half term. Keep safe and do something to progress your learning this week: go to the library; learn a dance routine; practise your calculations; visit a museum or gallery; write a story; conduct a science experiment – and share it with your teacher when you get back to school on Monday 20th February.
Mrs H x
From Mr Wanless 27th January 2017
Giving good advice …
This week we are striving to become people who are willing to give advice, not just advice but GOOD advice to ensure we have any chance of becoming star of the week.
After my assembly I tried really hard to think about how we go about giving good advice and sometimes it …
OPEN OPEN OPEN – but take care! 13th January 2017
Morning – that brief arctic blast has left the site a little icy – Mr Viala has been gritting the pathways since early light …
Most of the roads around the school seem fine but the access to the Children Centre Car Park is treacherous – my car couldn’t make it up the icy slope this morning. Please avoid even trying, to prevent any accidents sliding back down. Anyone attempting does so at their own risk – it is not a road we have any responsibility for.
The playgrounds are also slippy so all children will enter school from the main doors to the buildings. The teachers will be there to welcome you from about 8:30am.
We are expecting another wintry shower but we are not expecting it stick or cause any problems for going home tonight. We will keep you posted through texts if this changes.
Be very careful and we will see you when we see you – the registers will close a little later today as we recognise slow and steady is better for today!
Mrs Haynes x
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 4th January 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR! What has 2017 got in store …
I do hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and have enjoyed spending lots of time with your families. There’s no need to ask about presents, as I know Santa will have visited every single one of you.
As always, we will quickly be getting into our classroom routines and pushing on to make as much progress in our learning as possible. This is something that home has to be part of and if you need any advice or support as to how best to help your child with their learning please do see your child’s class teacher. If there is something on the homework grid that you do not understand then please speak up. We know when children, home and school work well together the children benefit the most.
Well new year, new term and that means new homework challenge. I have been so impressed with your entries into the previous challenges and am hopeful that you will find the latest another opportunity to think outside the box, express yourselves and really show your creativity.
KS2 get us all jingling at the concert! 16th December 2016
What a mixture of traditional and modern classics we saw at the KS2 Concert last night!
Huge thank yous to all the children and staff for giving up another evening for a night of tremendous entertainment. The performances were outstanding and the quality of the year 6’s writing and reading was impressive. Countless thanks to the teachers especially Mrs Music herself – Lynda Buckley and Mr Ian Goldsworthy for the behind the scenes organisational stuff that nobody realises can be so time-consuming. Also thanks to Mrs Hammond and Mrs Black for running the creche – never an easy task with 15 tired little ones. Once again I am left staggered at the commitment of the adults of the school and the talents that they un-tap in the children.
Below are just a few pics: