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Week Ending 14thSeptember 2018


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


Heidi – Year 4 – For excellent research at home into Roman and Celtic shields


Positive Praise Phone calls home went to:


Jack – Year 3 - Green 2

George – Year 3 – Green 1

George – EYFS – Red 1


Attendance figures this week are as follows:


1stplace goes to year 6 for 99.8% attendance.

2ndplace goes to year 4 for 98.6% attendance.

3rdplace goes to EYFS for 98.5% attendance.


Week Ending 14thSeptember 2018


I cannot believe that we are already at the end of the first full week back into the autumn term. Once again, the children really have excelled this week and behaviour has been excellent. All of the children have settled well into their new classroom routines and are getting used to the new year group expectations and way of working. It has been so lovely getting to meet so many of the new faces and the atmosphere around school has been fantastic.


Over the course of the week, I have been into all classes and teaching and learning is well underway! The children are happy, cheerful, inquisitive and working hard. Learning is being centralised around a good quality text in every classroom and exciting reading, writing and numerical opportunities are being incorporated across the curriculum.


The new class names and teachers are as follows:


Red 1 – EYFS – Mrs Barrowcliffe (Senior Leader)

Red 2 – EYFS – Miss Baker/Mrs Henshaw

Orange 1 – Year 1 – Miss Atamaniuk

Orange 2 – Year 1 – Miss Schofield

Yellow 1 – Year 2 – Miss Manson (Assisstant Head Teacher)

Yellow 2 – Year 2 – Mrs Padley

Green 1 – Year 3 – Miss Brown

Green 2 – Year 3 – Mrs Clarke (Assisstant Head Teacher)

Blue 1 – Year 4 – Mr Leyshon

Blue 2 – Year 4 – Mrs Jamson (Deputy Head Teacher)/Mrs Carlton

Indigo 1 – Year 5 – Mr Fisher

Indigo 2 – Year 5 – Miss Thompson

Violet 1 – Year 6 – Miss Busby (Senior Leader)

Violet 2 – Year 6 – Miss Marvin (Senior Leader)


SEND co-ordinator and Pupil Premium teacher – Mrs Stevenson


Look out for the year group flyers, which have been sent out this weekend from class teachers. They are very informative, but if you require any further information about life in your child’s class, and year group, then please do not hesitate to ask. We have Class Dojo that you can now use for communication with your child’s teacher. In addition, next Wednesday 19thSeptember between 3.15 and 3.45pm, there will be an open ‘drop-in’ question and answer session in every classroom (if there is anymore that you need to know from your child’s class teacher).


This week, we have been talking to the children about the new Rainbow Values. The children have really begun to understand and talk about them, and I have been very proud of how all the children are already starting to adapt to the new systems. We celebrate the Rainbow Values through the Dojo system and the new ‘Rainbow Rewards’ assembly will start to share the messages.


I look forward to the first Rainbow Rewards assembly next week.


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


We hope that school life for you here at Greasley Beauvale is going well so far. Please feel free to discuss any issues with class teachers or myself. On the flip side, share the success stories too.


Here is one from me…


Lucy, year 6, has just passed her Grade 1 Descant Recorder exam and was awarded with a merit – well done, Lucy!


Have a great weekend everyone.


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher