We would all like to welcome Miss Beet, our new teacher in Year 6.
A huge welcome to all the new members of 1HB!
Thank you to all the parents who came to the welcome meeting during the first week of term. It was lovely to see so many of you.
In our class, we like to remember the four B's: Be kind, Be brave, Be ready and Believe.
During this term, the children will still be experiencing play-based learning as we begin to build up to a more formal style of teaching. We will also be encouraging the children to be independent learners: they will work in small groups with adults each day but will also be given straight forward tasks to complete independently.
Our topic for this term is 'A Sense of Me' where we will be finding out about our skeletons, body parts and senses. We will also be learning about the world around us and the immediate environment of the school and the local area. This will link with our history work where we will find out about schools, toys and homes in the past. We hope to visit Sudbury Hall The National Museum of Childhood later in the term. As part of our art work we will be considering our faces and making self-portraits in different media.
PE for the first half of term will be on a Thursday and we will be exploring movement through dance. After half term our PE will move to a Tuesday as we will be having handball lessons with Mr Mitchell from Joseph Whittaker School. During the term we will also be exploring the outside environment during Welly Wednesday sessions and we will continue to take part in our morning 'jiggles' to keep us fit and help us to grow our brains.
RE this term will focus on belonging with regard to family and celebrations in the Christian faith. Towards the end of term, we will also revisit the Christmas story and perform a version of the Nativity which will include learning plenty of songs during some of our music lessons. We will also be learning to play the recorder in our music sessions.
In English and Maths sessions we will continue to build on the children's starting points. For English, we will be developing our phonic knowledge and writing skills. We will be thinking about the alphabet and letter names as well as learning new sounds and practising applying our knowledge. We will be working hard to develop our letter formation and sentence writing skills. Our work will be mostly linked to a variety of different stories. In Maths we will initially be focusing on number work with a focus on reading, writing, counting, representing and reasoning about numbers.
Organisers - the children have been given a blue organiser to take between home and school. Organisers must be in school every day and should be signed by a parent on a Thursday night (for the current week) as they will be collected in on a Friday to be checked by staff. If you need to send a note in the organiser on another day, please make sure your child knows to give it to a staff member. If you do any reading with your child at home, please record this in the diary section.
The whole school enjoyed our Doodle Day on Wednesday 29th March. Hare are some the class and overall winning doodles.
Representatives from Severn Trent Water visited the school on Monday 2nd October.
During Thank Your Vicar Week, just over £150 was raised on Wednesday for St. Luke’s charity who look after vicar’s well being.
Egg Roll Winner: Joel H, Ashlee L, Oliver R, Louis K, Evan B, Alice M, James W, Lucas S, Thomas R, Matthew H, Harry P, Natalie S, Lily S, Tayla-Jae B and Isabelle B.
On Monday and Tuesday the children had fun taking their shots against the inflatable goal helping to raise money for the school.
We are delighted and extremely proud to report that the school received an ‘OUTSTANDING’ Church School Inspection report. This is a credit to everyone at the school including staff, children,parents and governors.
On Wednesday 14th December, the whole school took part in an Art day based around the Nativity story. Each year group worked on pieces of Art, representing a certain part of the story of Jesus' birth. Everyone had lots of fun and the Art work was fantastic!
Mr Ian Griffiths from the Southwell Diocese joined us for our Achievement Assembly today to present the school with its award for being an ’Outstanding’ Church School. We were also joined by Governors, including Rev. Chris Rattenberry, who have supported the school in achieving this award.
All the children took part in a 15 minute Skipathon to promote Sport Relief this week.
Thank you to all the children who took part in our New School Prayer Competition. The prayers were all beautiful and it was obvious how much thought and care had gone into writing them all. Congratulations to Sophie T who was the overall winner with this, our new school prayer:
The children have enjoyed learning about different countries including: Greece, France and Italy as well as tasting food from these countries.
Congratulations to the boys’ football team who won the Kirkby and District SFA this season. They played brilliantly as a team and won the majority of their matches by a significant number of goals. They received a trophy in recognition of their achievements which was presented in whole school assembly by Mr Dawes. Thank you to Mr Dawes for training them.
The school has decided to reduce the number of Christian Values which we live by in school each day to five. These are God is Good, Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity and can be seen on the hand above.
Thank you for sending the children to school in some amazing outfits! It was very difficult to pick the winning outfits however the winners!
The school was very fortunate to be selected to take part in ‘Restart a Heart Day’.
Thank you very much to all the parents, staff and governors that ran in the Robin Hood mini-marathon this year. Your support for the school is really appreciated.
Today we welcomed tony Porter, Bishop of Sherwood, to the school. He visited as part of his ‘’Seed Scattering’ weekend in the Parish. His aim is to spread the Christian faith.
Well done to all the children and parents who ran for the school mini-marathon on Sunday.
On Tuesday 23rd October our first learning together day in foundation was held with parents. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day and made us proud.
Parents, children and staff had fun in the Robin Hood Mini-Marathon, all representing our school.
Congratulations to our newly elected School Council Representatives!
The annual Easter Egg roll took place on Monday amidst much egg-citement! The winning child from each class with the furthest roll won an Easter egg, as did the winning teacher from each Keystage. Congratulations to the winners.
The children from KS1 and KS2 enjoying watching pantomimes on Tuesday 15th December.
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Sing Up event at Joseph Whitaker this week.
The school will now adhere to the Nottinghamshire Code of Conduct for Penalty notices which covers two main areas: persistent absence and holidays during term time. Penalty notices may be issued for absences/holidays which meet the criteria set out in the Code of Conduct. Please refer to the letter and the Absence Policy on the School holiday Dates or Policies and Procedures page of the website for details.
A huge thanks to all of the children who were absolutely fabulous at both sports days this year.
Paralympic athlete David Hill visited school on Monday 29th February to encourage the children in their sponsored sports event. He also gave an inspirational talk in assembly about being the best you can be!
We all enjoyed celebrating World Book Day by dressing up as out favourite characters and sharing books with our parents, family and friends.
I would like to thank the pupils, teachers and support staff for treating their audiences to brilliant performances of "What a Knight!" last Thursday and Friday. The Year 5 children performed with such confidence, delivering their lines clearly and eloquently, with some great comic timing too.
The children had a great day dressed in their sports gear/something red. Everyone took part in a World Record Attempt, dancing along to the Superman dance in the hall - it was great to see the children having so much fun. Each class then took part in a short sporting activity, run by Mr McBride. Thank you to all of the children for participating and for the donations we received which we will make sure reach Sports Relief.
Two incredibly special assemblies were held this week to recognise and reward the children that were picked from their class for demonstrating an excellent Growth Mindset. People with a Growth Mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions and if you persevere and work hard, you will achieve.