At the start of a new year, it’s always good to reflect upon the previous year and my, what a busy year it’s been. We can’t quite believe how much we have managed to fit in! Here’s a little recap:
Classic Book Week – The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
KS1 trip to the theatre to see The Jungle Book
Back to school week / Learning Lens for both Maths and Reading
Year 6 Bushcraft Residential
Year 4&5 Residential to Whitemoor Lakes
Young Voices at the Genting Arena, Birmingham
Complete book re-banding, giving better choice for readers at all ages
Bikeability for Year 6 children
Bikeability for Learning Ladybirds
Anti-Bullying Week; including odd socks day, we are unique and introduction of our anti-bullying superheroes.
Our Special Days; Grandparent’s day lunch, Mother’s Day lunch and Father’s Day lunch. Not forgetting the children’s gift shops for the Mother’s / Father’s Day.
Road Safety with Volvo UK; Now I see you, now I don’t.
Easter Bonnet Challenge
May Day Parade in the community with Maypoles
School trips relating to topic; Castleton, Eyam, Black Country Museum, Open Centre Faith Trail, Burton Bass Museum and local area
Royal Wedding celebrations – where the film crew from East Midlands Today joined us!
Various sports competitions
School Parliament trip to Houses of Parliament and No.10 Downing Street
KS2 production of Oliver! at the Brewhouse Arts Centre
Sparkly science – it was very sparkly, taking a while to clear up all the glitter!
Various festival assemblies held in St. Mary’s church
School Parliament elections for the new academic year
Best Phonics results in 5 years, KS2 SATS results rising for 3rd year in a row
FPTA events; Bingo nights, KS1/KS2 disco nights, Summer Fayre, Christmas Fayre, Movie Night
Refurbishment of KS2 toilets
The puzzle of the mystery intruder in Dazzling Dragonflies – Goldilocks was found to be guilty!
Baby shower for Mrs Christie
Introduction of Golden Dove Awards
Work with St. Mary’s church; Remembrance Day/WW1 centenary celebrations, Christmas Tree Festival
Charity Days; Children in Need, Christmas jumper day for Save the Children
The various Christmas activities; KS1 performance, parties etc
KS1 Africa Day – meeting lots of African creatures.
Not satisfied with all the above, we also encourage parents to come in to school too. There have been a variety of sessions over the last 12 months where parents have had an opportunity to come in to talk with us and share experiences with their child(ren), over and above the normal parents’ evening events. Here are some examples:
SEN Provision discussions
Year 6 SAT’s Prepare Aware sessions
Year 2 SAT’s Prepare Aware sessions
Fly on the wall – parents come in to play and interact in the classroom with their child.
Back to school week, with a reading focus
Cuppa & Cake sessions with Mr Smith, Headteacher
Bacon Buttie & and Brew session with Mr Smith, Headteacher
Back to school day – phonics focus
Parent meetings for Residentials
School Nurse meeting with Parents regards their child’s puberty lessons
Welcome to year 6 session for parents and child
Year 1 parents meeting
Learning Lens week – maths focus.
Regular parent assemblies / celebration assemblies
Although it seems like we have achieved a lot this last year, there is still plenty more to come in the next 12 months. Please keep a look out on our website and Facebook pages.