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Week Ending 22nd June 2018


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


Susie – EYFS – For drawing a self-portrait and writing a great description about herself


Harry – EYFS – For writing about his experiences at the zoo and what animals he saw


Positive Praise Phone calls home went to:

This week, I made 3 phone calls home about positive behaviour, attitudes, actions, change and/or progress. I called the parents of:


Caitlin – year 6 no

Lucas – year 3 smiley

Jack – Year 3 surprise


Attendance figures this week are as follows:


WILF will be visiting class 8 for 99.1% attendance.

Jessica will be visiting class 13 for 97.4% attendance.

3rd place for attendance goes to Class 7 for 96.5%


Week Ending 22nd June 2018


Blimey, how are we nearly at the end of June already?


Firstly, I would like to thank everyone, who bought plants last week at the plant sale. The sale yielded £300, with an additional £80 coming from the Elderberries trip, which Miss Marvin supervised. A very successful trip in to our local community. We are making greater links within the community and we aim to go and sing at the Elderberries at Christmas.


A great week at school. The week started with Early Years going on their first trip out of Greasley Beauvale. As part of their topic on ‘Adventures’, they visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. I am told that they had a great time and behaved very well. They learnt about lots of the different animals and saw polar bears for the first time. They were very inquisitive, asked great questions and came away with memories and new knowledge. I am very proud of them.


On Monday, the year sixes also took over the field to share their learning and knowledge of different skills that they have away from school. It was very exciting as for the first time ever, we had ponies, sheep and a tractor in school. It was amazing to see what skills the children have and how our children have so much to offer. Thank you to the year 6 team for organising such an event, the children for showing off their talents and expertise and the parents for coming along to be part of it.


To join the week of excitement, the year one children also ventured out of the classroom to visit the National Space Centre on Thursday. Once again, like the Early Years children, they were well behaved, well mannered, and inquisitive about the world around them and beyond. They were very excited and asked some great questions. They too came away with memories and new-found knowledge and experiences. I too and am very proud of their conduct and attitude.


We are in the process of finalising the new school vision for September 2018. However, I can let you know that from September we will be celebrating new Rainbow values. We took views from parents, children, governors and children and the ‘Rainbow Values’ will be as follows:


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”


I can’t wait to share the rest with you!


For the last few years, we have entered many sporting competitions, and the children have done very well. I am extremely proud that this has been developed this year and the children have really blown me away with their talents and achievements. This week, we won the district tennis final and have now been entered into the Nottinghamshire final at the Nottingham tennis centre. AMAZING! In addition, we came third in the district sports competition on Wednesday. The children were amazing and won a few gold and bronze medals and many silvers! The achievement for this group of children was outstanding and a huge leap in the right direction for us as a school. Well done to Mr Leyshon with his efforts towards sport this year (and competitive achievement).


I also heard this week, that we have another child signing for Notts County football club – Isaac Petts – cracking news and very proud of him and his achievements.


What a week and so much positivity to share! Roll on next week…remember the suntan creams, hats and water…it’s going to be a scorcher!


Have a great weekend


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher