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Week Ending 14th December 2018


Orange 2 – Jonah – For writing an excellent description of the naughty elf independently. He used capital letters, full stops, adjectives and his phonics to help with his spelling. A wonderful piece of work, which put a smile on my face


Blue 2 – Lucas – For writing his own version of chapter 1 of Alice in Wonderland! His use of fronted adverbials and overall vocabulary was outstanding and entertaining


Blue 1 – Zara – For deepening the moment within an Alice and wonderland rewrite through her incredible range and choice of vocabulary to create a vivid setting


Blue 1 – Miley – For deepening the moment within an Alice and wonderland rewrite through her vocabulary choices, range of ideas and exceptional simile choice!


Indigo 1 – Maizie – For completing a whole page of work on perimeter and reading a whole book to me. She read using decoding, predicting and summarising skills


Positive Praise home:


Paige – Blue 2 – for a random act of kindness and saving the day by bringing me a glass of water in assembly when coughing and struggling with my voice


Indigo 1 – Maizie – For having an overall improved attitude to learning and I am very proud of her developments in school and year 5 in general


Attendance figures this week are as follows:


1st place goes to yellow 1 for 100% attendance.

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

3rd place goes to Blue 1 for 98.9% attendance.


Week Ending 14th December 2018


Well, if you were not feeling Christmassy at the start of the week, then you certainly will be now (especially if you have a child in EYFS or KS1). This week has been the week of the Christmas performances for our youngest children and what performances they were. The real story of Christmas Eve was told through a series of readings and songs and what a fabulous job the children did. Our four and five year old shiny gold stars stole the show…along with the shepherds, carol singers, sheep, narrators, Mary and Joseph and more... A super show and a great thanks to the EYFS and KS1 team, especially Miss Atamaniuk who put the whole thing together.


This week, I wrote out to the parents of Blue 2 class to inform them that after 15 years of working at Greasley Beauvale primary School, Mrs Carlton has decided to spread her wings and take further employment at a school within Nottingham City. We will all be very sad to see Mrs Carlton leave the school after such a long time. She has touched the hearts of many children over the years, and I am certain that many will have special memories of her and her time at Greasley Beauvale Primary School. I am sure that you will join me in wishing Mrs Carlton a fond farewell and good luck for the future.


Another week of festive cheer! All week I have been hearing KS2 practise their Christmas concert and how wonderful they sound. I cannot wait to watch and welcome you in to enjoy the festivities also.


Last week was the Christmas fair, and I am told that £1500 was raised. Thank you so much to everybody who helped (especially Greasley Hub), donated and attended. Such a huge success and all the money that goes into school fund supports our children during their time at Greasley.


One more week to go until the Christmas holidays. A busy week but one full of festivities. A reminder that it is Christmas/party themed clothing on Friday for a £1 donation.


Have a wonderful weekend and good luck with all the Christmassy preparations.


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher