All sorts of successes around school in writing! This week teachers have been assessing a final piece of writing to take as a ‘polished piece’ which we judge against the age related expectations. Across school staff spent Wednesday’s usual staff meeting reviewing other class teacher’s work, and what a lovely time it was! Reviewing the books allowed us to share and celebrate some fabulous progress and enjoy the children’s writing!
We won! A huge thank you to all our school community who have helped collect the ASDA tokens this past month! We just received an email this morning to say that it was very very close, but our school just managed to win the first prize for the community awards! We really appreciate the support that families have given to our quest to seek extra funding for forest school!
Perfect presentation progress provides pupils with pens! Last week’s Forest school basked under the sunshine while they gardened, cooked 3 course meals on the fire, and crafted clocks measuring with protractors (yes really!) to get the right number of degrees between the notches!
Oracy training talks about talk … ooh and listening too! This week we welcomed Luke Arend in to Thursday’s Forest School to start working in the garden outdoor area with pupils from Y6. Luke will be coming in to work with us in the future on our Forest School garden area. He has lots of exciting plans, and has come highly recommended having just qualified from the Royal Horticultural Society. We are looking into applying for a gardening competition next
year – more news soon!
Trips and more trips with lots of learning too! This week our Y1/2 pupils have enjoyed a learning expedition to the Discovery museum where they heard all about transport through the
ages and explored and investigated the five floors of interesting scientific objects! They had a wonderful time and were full of their news when they returned.
Welcome back to CVPS! Our classes launched their new topic ‘Can we beat the greatest invention?’ this week with some amazing experiences. Our Reception class visited the Discovery Museum on Tuesday and were able to explore and investigate. They enjoyed a sound workshop as well as some creativity of their own in the workshop space. Then on Tuesday Years 3 & 4 had a visit from
Northumberland’s digital team led by Nathan and Shannon.
Journeys into new classes kick off our journey transition theme. Welcome to our new school councillors! Allison Morton our school council leader has already got the new school
council members on board with all classes from Y1 voting new representatives into post. The school council has been very active this year and they take lots of responsibility in key whole school decisions. I look forward to the newbies finding their feet over the next few weeks of school.
A successful Sports Day 2019! We had booked dry weather so were pleased at the turnout for sports day this week. Our children skipped, hurled, threw, jumped, ran, raced and cheered as both children, families and staff took part in a very active day. We were amazed that we clocked up around 18000 steps each as adults – many of us couldn’t keep up with the children. It’s been a wonderful occasion, celebrating the fabulous offer of sports that Nicole Weatheritt as our PE coordinator has organised for the year. We are about to upload our Sports Premium document onto the school website and when it goes on we’ll send you out a copy to showcase the many sports we do as a school. All the children showed their delight as you can see from the many photos! Well done to everyone!
A week of visits and visitors! One of the highlights this week was Charlotte’s guide dog Berry who was the focus of our assembly on Thursday. Berry was a fantastic example to the children, showing a gentle, and kind nature – and Charlotte was able to explain about all the benefits of having a guide dog for her visual impairment. This was a great way to finish off her placement at our school and we hope that Berry and Charlotte will come back to visit soon!
Well done to our fabulous phonic champions! This week pupils in Y1 and some of Y2 have been doing their phonic screener checks with our KS1 leader Lisa. They have all done exceptionally well and shown significant progress across the year with phonics. Phonic knowledge is only part of reading – and once children achieve what is expected of them we then work hard to develop their reading abilities. We are looking forward to hosting parent workshops and regular updates about the different skills we teach in schools now to improve reading abilities. The children appear so much more engaged since our increased focus – and astound us with their ever increasing knowledge.