Happy Birthday CVPS!
Our Commemorative Book
Year 5 and 6 names were put into a hat (or pot!) to choose 10 pupils who could visit Potts printers to see our new commemorative book that was published this week. A big thank you to Potts Printers for showing us the print production process and for telling us all about the design! We hope to take delivery of our books on Friday the 24th November in time for all the children at school to have a free copy. There will be extra copies on sale for family and friends on Saturday at the Celebration Day.
The celebrations and preparations have been well under way this week for some really exciting birthday activities. This culminated in the Land Train coming to school on Thursday, taking all the children for a ride through to the town and back to school again. The children have enjoyed a fabulous time singing songs and waving to people on the route. It will be available on Saturday for younger siblings and grown ups to ride too but only until 4pm. Our grown ups in school had just as much fun as the children today!
There are lots of events in the diary this year. Please check out those relevant to your child’s class which are listed at the end of the newsletter. These include Christmas Carols, Christmas dinner and of course the usual parties in the last week of term.
Saturday 25th November
Come and Celebrate our 5th Birthday! 12.30-5.30pm.
Please check with your child’s Facebook page, and the letters sent out last week about the timings of your child’s class performance. Come along for a fabulous day and enjoy the closing firework display at 5.30pm.
Family Christmas dinner
Adults wishing to reserve a ticket for their children’s Christmas dinner can buy them from the school office or they will be on sale on Saturday the 25th November at our grand open day. Adults tickets £6 each, children at the usual excellent value price of £2 per meal. Dates are at the bottom of the newsletter.
Northumbrian water visit
Children were given a treat in Years 2 to 6 on Thursday as they heard about saving the environment and how to stay safe around water. Sketches were not only informative but were also great fun! Thank you Northumbrian Water!
Attendance and Punctuality
- YR 70%(3)
- Y1 91%(2)
- Y1/2 97%(1)
- Y3 96% (3)
- Y4 98.9%(6)
- Y5 100%(1)
- Y6 97% (1)
Congratulations to Y5 again who win extra playtime.
Our early years children have been visiting the residents at Hartford Court, and playing balloon football! We are really looking forward to hosting the residents when they
are coming for lunch on Friday the 24th November. Do you think they will come on the Land Train?
Children in Need
Many thanks to everyone who donated to this worthy cause. We raised £115.40 which has been sent off to the charity. We will receive a certificate to upload onto the Facebook pages soon.
Happy Birthday CVPS
I can’t believe that it’s been five years since we first opened the doors of our school. From a rundown dilapidated building earmarked for demolition, our team has breathed life into the building and it is now a thriving school community. This week I was asked to share how we support the wider needs of our school community at a conference hosted by Children North East. I was able to share those elements of school life that are distinctively differently and that you tell us we do very well. Just some aspects included are our innovative family style lunchtimes, forest school, swimming lessons across school, learning expeditions and residentials, pigs and chickens, our real authentic planning that has
included discovery about Cramlington. I was able to share some of the positive feedback from children who have joined our school from other schools, who have a comparator to reference our provision with. I was able to share the improving outcomes our children have in their reading, writing and mathematics, and I was exceptionally proud to be able to explain the shared culture that our staff have to place children at the forefront of everything we do. Our team has become one which is passionate about offering the best we can. We have evolved to be exceptionally inclusive of all our families, and their children, whatever their background, or ability. It is a privilege to work with such an impassioned, committed and creative group of professionals who take so much encouragement, delight and pride in everything your children achieve.
This prize and privilege has taken nearly six years of hard work, support from a strong team of governors, giving their time selflessly, and who embraced the vision of that small group who wanted to extend excellent early years approach to learning into primary. So this weekend we have spent much time planning, and coordinating displays of work, fun activities for the children and exciting reflections of what we now do in school. But let’s not forget where we’ve come from, what we have achieved from very small and very modest beginnings. And let’s dare to think and continue the dream about what we can achieve as a more established team in the future.
Thank you to parents and families for the support you have shown to your children, school leaders, and staff over the years. Thank you for the positive and constructive feedback which is always honest and always seeks to improve things for your children. Thank you for embracing the school’s vision and sharing it in the community. Your encouragements and support for your children inspires us to continue our quest to ‘empower everyone to achieve’.