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Week Ending 18th January 2019


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


Jake – Red 2 – For believing in himself and developing his phonics with confidence. This enabled him to draw and label a swordfish to match the class story. Well done, Jake!


Ella – Red 2 – For making excellent progress with number recognition. She was able to write and read the number 1, 2, 6 and 8 with confidence. Excellent, Ella!


Skyla – Red 1 – For writing a super piece of independent writing, about her favourite character from the poems, using excellent phonics skills. Super, Skyla


Positive praise home is as follows:


Charlie S – Year 6 – For a consistently positive attitude to school, school rules and Rainbow Values. In addition, being welcoming to new children to school and ensuring that they settle in well and get support when they need it most. A true role model…Thank you, Charlie.


Current attendance results are as follows:


1st place goes to Indigo 2 and Yellow 1 for 100% attendance.

2nd place goes to Indigo 1 for 99.1% attendance.


Week Ending 18th January 2019


A busy week in school and already a third of the way through the first Autumn Term. This week, Miss Marvin is updating you all on the highlight of the week for Violet 2 on their link project visit:


On Monday, Violet 2 travelled to the Newstead Centre for our first ‘linking’ day, where we met the Year 5/6 ‘Kestrels’ class from Roundhill Primary School in Beeston.


The aim of the Linking Project is to get to know children from another locality in Nottingham, and to build self-esteem and confidence through the use of arts and crafts and drama.


Throughout the Autumn term, we wrote poems and created some artwork about our individual and joint identity, and we had shared this with our new class. So, we were really excited (and also a bit nervous!) to meet them!


After arriving at the Newstead Centre, we 'got stuck in' and played some games with the children from Roundhill. It was a bit nerve-wracking initially, mixing with other children we didn't know, but the other school were really friendly (just like us!), so it didn't take us long to relax and enjoy the games!


After this, we spent the rest of the day in constantly changing groups, and we made some lanterns out of willow which represented us and our community, played more 'getting to know you' games, and performed some brilliant (and hilarious!) drama routines.


It was a brilliant day, and all the children came back to school, buzzing about the new friends they had made 😊


We had a FANTASTIC day, and are really looking forward to seeing our new friends in the future!


Miss Marvin (Violet 2)



Have a great weekend everyone and I look forward already to another super week next week


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher