Thank you, everyone, who has been busy preparing for our Golden Gala tomorrow. The weather forecast looks as though it will give us a break and let us hold the gala outside – so fingers crossed and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
There is a real buzz around school at the moment – we can really see the creative curriculum coming to life. In the past couple of days the Foundation Stage have been camping, year 1 have had a visit from an animal specialist and come into contact with mini (and not so mini) beasts as well as working with clay, Year 2 have been working with and learning about plants, Year 3 have been creating portraits based on Modigliani, Year 4 have been cooking (it has smelled delicious), Year 5 have been working on Giacometti art and Year 6 have been developing robots with Loughborough University. We really are seeing our children applying their learning in a wide range of contexts and they are rising to the challenge! This is as well as having Will Hussey on site, working with a group of children from across the LPAP group – a really exciting time!
Today we welcome 30 volunteers from PWC who are going to carry out all sorts of tasks around school – painting the fence, clearing paths, trimming back in the woodland, weeding……Thank you so much for helping us in this way!
Our Year 6 pupils are working on their SATs this week – I would just like to say how proud we are of them for their attitude towards taking the tests and for their hard work.
We received some fabulous news from Loughborough University about supporting us through the ‘Let’s Move ‘ initiative they run with Holywell Gym. Please have a look at the notices around school or your email to see how we can all contribute – just through our normal physical activities – and help our children.
Well done to the PSA for a brilliant 48th Pantomime. It was really funny and the performances by all were great. Thank you everyone for your hard work and commitment!
Also, following my letter to parents last week, I led an internet safety assembly with children today – this can be viewed on the website in the Parents section – Online Safety.
A really interesting day today. We have Andy Cope, the famous author, on site with children a mixture of year 4 children from our LPAP group of families. He will be working with them and inspiring them with their writing. We also have Year 6 out on a WWII trip to Beaumanor and are enjoying listening to ‘Tales from Tamworth’ following Year 1’s trip to Tamworth Castle yesterday as well as even more stories from Foundation Stage after their ‘Traditiona Tales’ day which also happened yesterday.
Welcome back everyone, a lovely start to the second part of the Spring term with children able to play on the field. I look forward to seeing you all at Parents’ Evenings and also to welcoming you to the PSA Panto on Friday or Saturday.
A huge thanks to all the Mums who managed to join us for our ‘Mums in School’ days. A total of 233 Mums were able to join us to share some Cross Curricular lessons with their children. I hope you all found it useful, informative – and fun!
We received a congratulatory letter from MP Nicky Morgan.
26 November 2018
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas Fair of Friday evening - it was a real success. Special thanks to Karen and the PSA for the extraordinary amount of work they put into the fair!
23 November 2018
We are very pleased and proud to let you know that out of nearly 21,000 primary schools in England we are rated 177th by The Sunday Times, putting us in the top 250 state primary schools in England! They looked at average scaled scores in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Maths at the end of key Stage 2 in 2017. Our aggregate scaled score was 332.
6th November 2018
We are commemorating Armistice Day this week. The children are learning about Songster, the Loughborough warhorse who actually returned from the war. Every child has made a poppy, some of which will contribute towards the town Songster sculpture, which will be paraded through Loughborough on Sunday. The rest of the poppies have been used to create a wreath which we will keep, and also to the poppy display at the front of our school.
19th October 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended parent’s evening this week. I would like to wish everyone a happy and restful half term break
11th October 2018
Unfortunately, due to the amazing weather, we have had recently the ground is too hard to plant our bulbs. We will now do this week beginning 5th November (hopefully)
9th October 2018
The police camera car was very evident this morning doing a number of circuits of the area and noting illegal parking.
Please remember daffodil planting next week and Hair for Holywell on Tuesday!
25th September 2018
A huge thank you to staff and parents who volunteered over the past two weekends to help with sorting out the maze. The change really is a-maze -ing! We will probably have another weekend in Spring to finish it off (when the ground is softer) so if you missed your chance to help this time then your help in Spring would be warmly welcomed.
21st September 2018
I am very sorry to say that parking and driving around school has become even worse recently. Last week a young man on a scooter was knocked off onto the road by a car too impatient to wait. Yesterday the parking at the end of the school day was so poor that it meant the swimming bus was unable to turn out of Berkeley Road resulting in hold-ups for everyone, and should an accident have happened there would have been no access for emergency services.
Can I please ask anyone dropping off or collecting their children NOT to park on the corners or bends or directly opposite a junction – it is OUR children who are being put at risk.
7th September 2018
Today is Mr. Chavda’s last day with us ☹. He joined us 6 years ago and has worked tirelessly to support and develop our children, to enable them to believe in themselves and to do well. We have taken part in a huge number and wide range of competitive sports, overseen by him, and have had huge sporting successes as a school. We have Mr. Foley starting with us next week, who I am sure will be a fabulous addition to the school, but we will all truly miss Mr. Chavda and I am sure you will all want to join me in saying ‘Thank You and Good Luck!’
Welcome back everyone – great to see everyone looking refreshed after a relaxed and sunny holiday!
I am so pleased to be able to tell you that at the start of our Golden Year (we are 50!) we have been awarded the Gold level Rights Respecting Schools Award – a great achievement.
I also need to let you know that the zig zag lines outside school should now help to make our school safer for our children as these have become mandatory and camera cars will be touring to ensure that the rules of the markings are enforced.
For more on both, please see the September newsletter.
Here’s to a great Autumn term!