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Week Ending 22nd March 2019


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


Red 2 – Izzie and Ethan – for fantastic addition work. They worked together to problem solve how to make 13 and di a fabulous job on their white boards.


Orange 2 – Samardeep – For blowing Miss Schofield away with her fantastic diary writing as ‘Beegu’. She has really improved her writing by always using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. It was also very impressive to watch her being able to self-correct her work through her checking time. What a great piece of diary writing…it even involved the Rainbow Value ‘Wonder and Curiosity’  within the quote, I am wondering where I am?”


Yellow 2 – Lucas – For completing a whole piece of writing independently for the first time. He wrote about a submarine with description and detail.


Positive praise home is as follows:


A HUGE well done to Amy, in Violet 2, who has been working exceptionally hard on Times Table Rockstars. She can now answer times table questions in less than a second and this morning she was awarded with a star trophy for her perseverance and determination. A true example of “Overcoming your obstacles – Being brave, showing resilience and challenging yourself”.


Current attendance results are as follows:


1st place goes to Orange 2 for 98.7% attendance.

2nd place goes to Green 1 for 98.1% attendance.

3rd place goes to Yellow 1 for 97.9% attendance.


Week Ending 22nd March 2019


WOW, what a busy week. Everyone has been busy beavering away, taking part in their spring term assessments. Children have been ‘giving it their all’ and working flat out to show the progress they are making and what they have learnt through the curriculum and the different subjects. I am very proud of how hard the children are working and I look forward to analysing all of the data next week.


On Tuesday, we had great news from Mr Leyshon. He took a team of year 4 children along to an athletics competition against 10 other schools and … we WON! I am so proud of the team and Mr Leyshon’s leadership of sport this year. This is great news for us as a school and for the children in general. The next round involves us being part of the county final…how exciting! This is what Mr Leyshon had to say about the event…


“20 Year 4 pupils took part in the Broxtowe Active Sports Sports Hall Athletics Event at Hall Park Academy against 10 other schools. We started the day with a mixture of running, jumping, balancing and throwing events in two rotations with all participants having a go at at least one event. Our selected field athletes took the starring role - performing extremely well! Then it was time for our runners to dominate the event in a mixture of obstacle relays, flat racing relays and paarlauf races. Except for two races, in which we just missed out on top spot - coming in second - we were victorious in every single race! It was a truly astonishing show of desire, passion and teamwork. They definitely did Team GB proud! We’re now through to the county finals to show what were made of on an even bigger stage... and we’ll definitely be ready for the challenge!”


A HUGE well done to everyone involved!


On a slightly different sporting matter, I wanted to inform you that Glenn Chambers (our sports coach) will be leaving the school as we break up for the Easter Holidays. He has been a valued member of the staff for over 8 years, but has now taken the decision to leave Greasley Beauvale Primary and spend more time with family. Glenn wanted to say a few words…


“It is with a sad heart that I will be leaving the school on the 3rd April 2019.

I have been at the school for 8 years and have really enjoyed the work I've been involved in. I have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful staff and children and I will miss the special moments, you get from teaching.

I will be representing the school when we play the football final, which is scheduled for the end of April early May.

It is my hope that the football club will continue and I'm sure Mr Leyshon will keep you informed on this matter.

Finally I would like to thank all the staff, parents and children for their support over the years and wish you all the best for the future.”


We wish Glenn lots of love and luck and all the very best for the future.


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


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher