Happy Half term everyone! A very well earned rest for everyone! As we come to the end of our first half term back under the new Covid arrangements we have enjoyed yet another non-stop busy week.
We take great pride in the positive feedback that we receive from parents about the effective partnership we offer with regular updates about news and events that take place in our school community. This includes parental opportunities to link with their child's Class Facebook pages as well as the opportunity to see what their children achieve on a day to day basis using social media such as Tapestry and Seesaw accounts. (Secure methods to see photos and videos of learning experiences). We also have a school Twitter account and the weekly newsletter.
Autumnal Artwork continues. This week some of the pupils in Y6 enjoyed a new Book Club opportunity with lower sixth students from Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School (RGS). They explored themes and conventions used by the author in the text ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. This was a fantastic opportunity for some really deep discussion and a great breadth… Read more »
How has art changed at CVPS? Staff researched the skills they wanted the children to have in art and design last summer, and we have changed some of the approaches to meet the challenges of developing these skills. So you may well hear your children discussing some of the language of artists when they come… Read more »
Almost in the swing of things this term. The beginning of the week got off to a fantastic start as our new resident artist Jane McCracken joined pupils in year 3 and 4 to share some of her amazing skills as an artist specialising in wild animals.
And so we say farewell to this academic year! Woodlice have been hunted, music has been made and Y1 have even looked at the pet ducks that have hatched in Lily’s home. There has been more amazing Y4 artwork as well. The children are amazing us (as they always do) with their innovation, enthusiasm and… Read more »
It really is the people who make our school special and they haven’t changed…much! (both adults and children). By the end of Day 2 back in school this week the children were already pretty well settled, with a lot of smiling faces and very happy children in lessons and during playtimes outside.
There were lots of emotions at today’s Y6 graduation celebration in school with a jampacked day of activities. We congratulated each individual on what we saw made them distinctively different and then we spent time enjoying food, funfair rides and remembering good times.
Thank you so much to all the families who returned the information online using the parent survey as requested. We urge you all to let the school know if you have a different email or would like hard copies sent out of these important communications. During the current climate contact details are essential, so please… Read more »
I’m sure that all staff and school leaders (as well as the children), were cautiously optimistic (as I was), about returning to school on Monday. We were tasked at CVPS with the responsibility of caring for the children, giving them a taste of a ‘new normal’ and keeping children as well as our adults all… Read more »
Business as usual at CVPS! It’s definitely business as usual at school this week. We have seen some amazing learning while adults in the world consider the national situation! Early years children explored and investigated the world around them with a focus on light and dark – building houses in the outdoors for Daddy Bear…. Read more »