Well 2018 has kicked started and the children have all come back ready and raring to go. The focus of this term will be Baboon on the moon and The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. As we get closer to the KS2 SATs in May, we will start to incorporate the revision of years 3,4 and 5 content as well as year 6 objectives. It is essential children are in on time, and fully prepared for their day as we cover multiple areas within one day. Although we want the children to do their very best, we also appreciate that they are children therefore we won’t be overloading them with homework or revision packs.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for attending the DARE graduation; it was a fantastic turn out and I know the children really appreciated the familiar faces in the audience.
REMINDER: The KS2 Year 6 SATs meeting for parents is on Thursday 1st February at 5pm in the KS2 hall. This is an important meeting as we discuss the changes to the 2018 assessments, and discuss the way in which the results are reported.
Many thanks for your support, as always,
Hello and welcome to Year 6 and especially 6LB. Year 6 is a fantatsic year and an enjoyable way to round off Primary life. Within year 6 we are very lucky to have Miss Martin, Miss Beet and Mrs Argent working with us. Mrs Argent works with both classes across the week in English and Maths, as well as supports children in the afternoons. Finally, Mrs Burton covers Miss Martin's class on Monday afternoon.
Every Wednesday afternoon we go to Joseph Whitaker for the afternoon where we take part in a number of different sessions such as PE, Science and French. It is a great way to start transition and make some new friends. Due to this, we must make sure we remember our yellow PE top which is given to us by the staff at Jo Whit, our shorts and trainers. Jewellery is not allowed and must be left at school, this includes earrings (don't panic if you have newly pierced ears, just provide some tape to cover them up!)
Year 6 is a hard-working, fast paced year as we prepare for our SATs in May but also is an amazing time to show off how fantastic we are and is a time to look forward to. Across the year, there are a number of assessment weeks which prepare us well for the "real" SATs; the teachers will let us know when these will be the week before. Remember, SATs test things you have been taught from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 not just Year 6 content.
Homework in Year 6 consists of a maths piece, a spelling sheet and regular reading. Maths will alternate between maths fluency to maintain key skills at speed and between work supporting the learning that has taken place. The spellings will be linked to the spelling taught during the week. Make sure you learn the rule not just the letter order as Miss Martin and Miss Beet like to throw out some random spellings at times to check you are learning the pattern.
There is so much to look forward to in Year 6 and so much you will look back and smile at later in life.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 18th December, the whole school took part in a Nativity Art Day to remember the Christmas story.
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.
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.
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.