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Week Ending 14th February 2020


Current attendance results are as follows:


1st place goes to yellow 2 and blue 2 for 100% attendance.

2nd place goes to yellow 1 for 99.3% attendance.

3rd place goes to blue 1 for 98.5% attendance.


This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:


Sophia – Orange 2 – For working so hard with Miss Schofield whilst writing a lovely postcard to Beegu. Miss Schofield was so impressed with how neat and carefully sounded out it was. Beautiful writing!


Mason – Orange 2 – for trying really hard with his finger spaces. He has been using a lollipop stick to help him, but today he did a lovely piece of writing (writing a postcard to Beegu) without using the stick. Now, the writing is super easy to read.


Red 2 – Harry – For his super fluent reading. He is trying so hard to read without sounding out. I listened to him read and he was very expressive, confident and accurate. Keep it up, Harry, and well done.


Ila - Indigo 1 - For her resilience and hard work in our latest science lesson, where she had to write at length about friction and its effects.


Ashton - Indigo 1 - For putting in so much effort into extending learning at home (and this includes every piece of homework!) 


Nadia - Indigo 1 - For amazing topic homework created this term around the rainforests. 


Amber – yellow 1 – For her fantastic book review all about the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. Super sharing of ideas and presentation. Even super spellings. Well done!



A big thanks to Alice in year 2 this week, who made me a fabulous picture and rainbow keyring. It totally made my week and gave us a super opportunity to discuss the rainbow values and what we aim to cover as a school throughout the years at primary school. A reminder of the Rainbow Values, which are at the heart of everything we do:


Our Rainbow values are:


Respect and acceptance – “Everyone is equal, everyone is unique”


Active body and active mind – “Take ownership over your health and well-being”


Inclusive yet individual – “Embrace diversity and be proud of who you are”


Nurture, develop and grow – “Persevere and take risks with your talents  and potential”


Believe in yourself – “Be confident in your choices”


Overcome your obstacles – “Be brave, show resilience and challenge yourself”


Wonder and curiosity – “Ask questions and seek answers”


At Greasley Beauvale Primary School, follow the Rainbow Values to


“Paint Your Own Rainbow



Well, I can’t believe that it’s the end of the half term today already. A reminder that tomorrow is an INSET day and we return to school again on Monday 24th February 2020. A super cold week in school and we even had snow. However, despite the wintery weather, the children have been on top form and continue to be the very best that they can be.


On Monday, the year 5 children battled the snow, hail, wind and rain to walk to Hall Park for their secondary ‘taster’ day. I am told that they had a super experience and thoroughly enjoyed the day and opportunities. This is what Mrs Parnell had to say about the day and the children’s experiences:


“Year 5 were treated to a taster day on Monday this week at Hall Park Academy. The children completed a variety of lessons including: French, Computing, PE and Art and they all certainly got a taste of secondary school life. They also had an assembly that encouraged them to think of what mark they will make and leave behind at school and in life. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was the snow that fell just in time to make our walk back to school slightly different.

Thank you to all the parents that volunteered to help us walk to and from the school.”


On Tuesday, it was Safer Internet Day where the children had lessons surrounding how to safe in the digital world and beyond. All the staff talked to the children (at an age-appropriate level) about the dangers of the internet, gaming and social media, but also the advantages when used appropriately and safely.


This work was continued by Lorna Naylor, from the Local Authority, who did a session on internet safety for parents on Wednesday evening. Thanks to all of the parents who attended. For those who could not make it, the slides that she used (and additional guidance) has been added by Mr Honey on the following page of the website


Thursday morning started well with the trials for the swimming gala. Mrs Poxon and Miss Marvin are choosing the team as I type, and I look forward to future successful updates.


A polite reminder as we end the half term about school uniform, PE kit, hair styles and accessories. We have noticed recently that uniform has lapsed slightly, and I would just like to draw your attention to the information shared when starting school and the guidance on the website page regarding uniform - . Thank you for your support in advance


Have a great half term, everyone. Stay safe, have fun and we look forward to seeing you all again in the second half of the spring term.


Have a great weekend everyone.


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher