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Week Ending 18th May 2018


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


Zara – Year 3 – For writing a fabulously detailed journal called ‘Living the Life of Zara’. It was brilliant and brought a tear to Mrs Carlton’s eyes.

It was also fabulous to see Zara for her Head Teacher award wearing her silver medal from a recent Derbyshire swimming competition. She came 2ndout of the whole competition and we are very proud of her achievements.  


Poppy – Year 3 – For designing a beautiful poster showing what plants need to grow well. It contained a gorgeous illustration and a whole list of requirements.


Penny – Year 3 – For trying very hard to learn how to tell the time and doing lots of extra work at home. Penny has also been working hard on her imaginative and creative writing.


Elise – Year 5 – For creating her own World War II poetry at home that had all the adults in awe.


This week, the following children have been selected to sit on the ‘Top Table’ at lunchtime:


Class 9 – Alfie

Class 12 - Liam

Class 12 – Alisha

Class 12 - Amy

Class 1 Evie-Mae

Class 2 - Evie

Class 10 – Amy

Class 10 – Emma


Attendance figures this week are as follows:


WILF will be visiting class 2, 4 and 14 for 100% attendance.

Jessica will be visiting class 3 for 98.6% attendance.

3rd place for attendance goes to Class 8 for 98.3%


Week Ending 18th May 2018

Well, what a busy week! Obviously, this week has been the week where across the country children in year 6 have been sitting their Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). Our children have worked incredibly hard and I am so proud of them. This week, they have been tested in their knowledge, skills, understanding, attainment and progress in: English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling; reading and maths. The children worked to the very best of their ability and showed complete perseverance and resilience. The tests were fair this year, with a few trickier questions on the maths reasoning and arithmetic papers. The papers have already been sent, via Royal Mail for marking, and we all await the results in July.


The year 2’s are also doing a brilliant job in their Key Stage 1 SATs, and once again showing determination and drive. They have not yet finished all of their papers and have just one more to go next week.


A huge thank you to all of the staff for their hard work and dedication towards the children, and for having a great year in the lead up to the assessments. I am incredibly proud of everyone and hope that the results reflect the hard work and passion from all.


The week ended brilliantly today as we marked the celebrations of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding tomorrow. We celebrated by wearing red, white and blue all-day and engaging in activities related to the Royal wedding and the Royal family. Mrs Barrowcliffe planned a great day of celebrations and every year group had some time on the field playing traditional English games…this was fabulous to watch and included: croquet, giant jenga, swing ball, badminton, ladder golf, parachute, boules, hoppers and giant kerplunk...fantastic! Stephy then baked every child a red, white or blue cupcake and the day ended with a fabulous celebration, where staff shared their wedding and bridesmaid dresses (modelled by the year 6 girls), and we had a quiz PowerPoint to see which wedding dress belonged to which member of staff. It was a lot of fun. 


Enjoy watching the Royal wedding tomorrow and have a super weekend in the sunshine.


Relax, breath and believe, Year 6…You really have painted your own rainbow this week!


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher