Term 1 Post 1 2016 – Follow the Primary Postings blog for news and information about life in the primary phase
The new school year is well under way and our new Reception children are now staying for lunch. This year, we are pleased to welcome Mrs Lynes who is our Lower Key Stage Two Leader and teaching in Year 3 and Miss Page who is our subject leader for Mathematics and Science and teaching in the Year 6 Team. Mr Wood has joined us as our new PE and Sports Provision Leader and the sporting calendar is now picking up speed.
Everyone is looking smart in their new school uniforms but already we have collected many items of brand new lost property that has not been named. Please ensure every item is clearly named, especially sweatshirts, cardigans and coats.
Please check the calendar of events tab for up and coming activities and autumn term parents’ evening dates. You can find out all about what your child is learning this term reading your year group’s Curriculum Matters Newsletters.
Off to a flying start!
Gardening Club Needs Your Help!
The Gardening Club are on a mission to re-develop and improve the primary garden. Last year Isla Ellingham won this fantastic shed for the school when she entered a Wyvale Garden Centre design competition. The shed is now installed and now the rest of the garden needs a make over.
The CCS Friends are supporting our garden improvement project which will include new raised beds, story telling chair and picnic tables. Please can you help with any donations of garden materials such as a bag of compost or bark chippings, spring bulbs or garden fence paint.
Please contact the primary office if you are able to help in any way. Thank you.
Introducing Mr Wood our new Primary PE & Sports Provision Leader.
Mr Wood is quickly finding his feet and we are looking forward to another successful year of sports participation and competition.
The standard of the applications for the post of ‘House Captain’ this year was very high and we are pleased to announce that this year’s House Captains and Vice Captains are: Sydney – Josh H & Oyin, Melbourne – Josh P & Ava W, Perth – Joel & Ava, Brisbane – Daniel O & Ruby.
The termly House Competitions are about to begin and everyone has made their choice of sports in which they wish to represent their House team during the course of the year.
A Year of Reading – A Year of Inspiration
This year we are working on being the best readers we can become. We are delighted to announce that this year we will be organising our reading initiative to encourage and inspire children to read for pleasure.
Did you know…? Research shows that a child who reads for fun will do better at school, even in subjects like maths. So, every month we will be celebrating reading and motivating readers in school and at home with exciting activities for your child to participate in. To get us started this month every child will be invited to participate in a sponsored Readathon which will support sick children in hospital.
Special Event – Year 5 & 6 Maths Zone Challenge
Year 5 & 6 Maths Challenge Zone
Year 5 and Year 6 classes were lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in a series of interactive, practical maths activities known as ‘The Dark Codes’.
Practising Reasoning & Problem Solving Skills
The children had to pass through a series of maths challenge zones, full of reasoning and problem solving, undetected by the invading Robotrons.
With their team, they had to complete the challenges to find the codes to bring down the Robotron’s secret server room and save us all!
Our school values
This term we are focusing on the value of commitment. Commitment is the quality of being dedicated to something such as a person, challenge or a cause. This may take the form of a long term pledge, promise or obligation. It is about reliability and responsibility in doing what you say you are going to do and following through.
It requires personal investment, trust and sacrifice. It is a value and character trait that should be high on anyone’s priority list. It is about ‘stickability’ through ups and downs and is essential if our children are going to find their passions, follow their dreams and goals and overcome set-backs and barriers in their lives.