Year 6 leavers lunch

IMG_20180712_115450The table was set and the year 6 children took their places to enjoy their ‘leavers lunch’ together.

Several weeks ago, the children met with Mrs Farmer to discuss what they would like for their ‘leavers lunch’.  Much debate took place, particularly over which pudding they would like.  Mrs Farmer, as always, has catered for the needs and wishes of all of the children to make this lunch special.


FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 – Swap Shop

See the source imageFor those children who are collecting the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 stickers and cards, Mrs Smith will be running a lunchtime swap session on Friday, 29th June 2018 at 12.30pm

So, if your child is missing a certain sticker or is wanting a certain football card to complete a set, this is a perfect opportunity to try and source these by swapping with another child.See the source image

The children should swap like for like, i.e. a sticker for a sticker or a card for a card.

It may be easier if your child has a list of the sticker / card numbers they are missing so they don’t duplicate or give away one that they shouldn’t!


Parents’ Evening – Booking System

We are currently in the process of updating and reviewing several areas within our administration at school. You will have already seen the launch of the school Facebook page in order to enhance the ways we communicate with our families.  In the Headteachers blog, Mr Smith has been talking about other new systems being brought in in the near future, such as an online payment system and a parents evening appointment system, the latter of which we will be launching this week.

Below are two documents giving guidance on what to do when you receive your text/email asking you to book an appointment.

User Manual Parents – Desktop Computer

User Manual Parents – Mobile Devices

It is important that you action the appointment request as soon as you receive the link as appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.

As you will have seen from the Diary Dates, there is a Parents’ Evening scheduled at the start of next term for Happy Hedgehogs, Super Squirrels, Brilliant Badgers and Funky Foxes.   This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the progress they are making.  Note; Wise Owls have already had their Parents’ Evening for this term.

We hope you will find the system easy to navigate and book your appointments.  The system will also send you a reminder of your appointment in case you forget.

Thank you


Facebook launch

Image result for facebook logoFurther to our communication regards setting up a school Facebook page, we are pleased to announce that we have now gone live.

If you search for Coton in the Elms CofE Primary, you should find us.  Please click on the links to follow and/or like the posts as this will be used as an additional communication tool with parents.

Thank you

Calling all musicians

On 18th December we will be holding a music concert in school, where children can get a change to showcase their musical talents.  If your child wishes to play their instrument in the concert, can they please let Mr Smith know by Friday 8th December, what musical pieces they would like to play so we can establish the running order.

Thank you

Coffee, cake and a catch-up for Macmillan

This Friday, we will once again be hosting a coffee morning in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.  The coffee morning will start at 9am through to 10am, so once you’ve waved goodbye to your child(ren) on the yard, pop in to school via the reception entrance and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea and cake for this worthwhile cause.

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Last year we raised an amazing £173 and we would hope to raise a substantial amount again this year with your help.

We look forward to seeing you there – thank you for your support.

Learning Overview

Year 5

English: recount, non-chronological report, narrative, poetry, explanation, discussion

Grammar and punctuation: modal verb, relative pronoun, relative clause, parenthesis, bracket, dash, cohesion, ambiguity

Maths: to become fluent in place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurement, geometry and statistics. to be able to reason mathematically and solve problems using all of the above.

Science: Living things and their habitats, animals including humans

History: the Egyptians

RE: What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Art: sculpture and drawing

DT: structures