Families, fashion and fun in the run up to half term! A huge well done to the children in nursery and reception classes this week as they wholeheartedly threw themselves into parading around in their recycled fashion creations. They did exceptionally well at such a young age and were a credit to their families, and the staff who helped them prepare to perform their fashion show on Thursday. We were so appreciative of all the families who came in to support their children too as there was a great attendance from all families.(more…)
Our mid-year assessment time is here! This week the children have all been busy with assessment tasks throughout the school. The end of the February half term is mid way through the school year and we use our mid year review assessments to celebrate the great achievements being made. This helps us to give pupils positive feedback, as well as to highlight target areas for individuals to work on. All the children from Y2 upwards have their own records that they use to track their targets. Ask them if they know their reading targets – and remind them to check targets if they can’t yet remember!(more…)
A week of judo for everyone! Thanks to Y3 staff for supplying photos of the exciting activities they have encountered this week. Leaders in school completed their half termly lesson observations of all the staff this week. This is always a privilege and gives us an insight into the many aspects of learning that take place at CVPS. We see a wide range of interesting and innovative teaching approaches that our children respond very well too. Our school is always an inspiring and energising place to be – even in the cold, dark month of January.(more…)
2019 The CVPS Year of The Book! This week the children wholeheartedly joined in with the launch of our whole school reading opportunity which will take place every Wednesday. This gives everyone, including me(!) a great chance to read any book of their choice, then briefly share with a partner what they enjoyed about the book they have chosen.(more…)
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…)