Another busy week at CVPS with plenty going on. Sports have featured highly as we welcomed external rugby trainer Bear who is always popular with the children. There was also pilates facilitated by an expert – something for everyone! Class teachers also have a range of experiences that they share with the children – highlighting tricky gymnastics across year groups.(more…)
We welcome 2019 with a week of expeditions.
“Why is clean and green our perfect dream?” has seen an exciting start to the new calendar year. From Sunderland to Alnwick, beaches, farms and museums, our children have run up yet more miles as they investigate, research and discover interesting facts that keep their learning alive. We were really proud that after weeks of badgering, our Y6 pupils were lucky enough to be the very first school to visit Cramlington’s Biomass Energy facility – watch out for the photos in the papers!(more…)
Merry Christmas everyone! Huge congratulations to year 3 and 4 on their excellent curating of Segedunum museum this week showcasing their learning all about The Romans. From trumpet performances of Jingle Bells (yes the tune was definitely Jingle Bells!) to displays of work, storytelling using our Talk For Writing approaches, poems, dressing up, and historical knowledge-sharing, the children did exceptionally well! (more…)
Pleased to meet you this week! Thank you to all the parents who came to speak to class teachers at parent consultations. The staff always enjoy sharing the children’s targets and successes. The two way flow of information is a really positive way for us to work in partnership to maximise children’s progress and to hear about pupil insights into what we do. (more…)
Lest we forget… Remembrance Sunday. The children worked hard in forest school this week to create a memorial linked to Remembrance Day. It was lovely to hear one of them volunteer a prayer at the end of the afternoon during reflection time. (more…)
Our whole school visit to St Nicholas Church to celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving.
We were so proud to share some of our learning about harvest thanksgiving with our parent community at St Nicholas Church this week on Wednesday. The children were amazing, and did a fabulous job with songs, prayers, talking stories and we have collected so many tins, and packets of food to contribute to the local food bank. (more…)
A Season of Change. Good news! Our Ofsted letter was sent out to all parents this week, and has been uploaded to the school website. We were delighted that the inspector acknowledged a range of positive statements including: ‘curriculum topics are rich and inspirational.’ (more…)
Exciting learning both outdoors and in! (more…)
Creative beyond belief at CVPS!
Around school this week we have seen fabulous creativity from both the children and staff teams. TT Rock Stars in Year 3 now have a hot seat competition to challenge pupils with the speed of recall with their times tables. Our early years team have been baking gingerbread and creating potato heads, and in Year 5 the class have once again refined their Greek pots, developing the skills they showed last week. (more…)
The week an inspector called!
This week we were visited by Her Majesty’s Inspector Mr. Chris Smith as part of the four year cycle of inspection that we were due. The findings are confidential until they go through a due diligence process at Ofsted, but we will receive a letter in a few days time which will outline Mr Smith’s findings, and whether or not our school continues to be regarded as a ‘good’ school. (more…)