School Newsletter

Robinwood adventurers return!

The Y4 children enjoyed conquering many of their fears and phobias at Robinwood activity centre this week as you will see from the photos! They built crates, swung from high swings and paddled canoe boats, as well as testing their archery skills. The most challenging aspect for nearly all of them is definitely being away from home – sometimes for the very first time. The night time ninjas at Robinwood supported a (mostly) calm evening time, and I think there was only one perceived ‘ghostly’ incident, that required Mrs Costello’s input!

As a result of the children’s amazing attitude to challenging themselves, Mrs Costello and Allison have decided to nominate some special awards instead of the usual this week…

Kaytee Banks – cooperation Eliza-Lily Blight – patience
Megan Finlay – responsibility Jessica Gorton – skills
Maison Lawson – resilience Miya Rowlandson – support
Amelia Nicholson – listening Ava Skidmore – communication
Kain Usher – encouragement Francesca Vivian – problem solving
Maxwell Wren – respect

Covid Vaccines for children

Government guidance states that it remains important that those most at risk from Cobid are protected with vaccinations. For more information check out the Education Hub on this link:

All parents of 5 to 11 and 12 to 15 year olds can book vaccinations on this link:

All parents should have received a letter directly from their GP surgery about how to source a vaccination for school aged children.


End of SATs in Y6

A huge well done to the Y6 team – including pupils, staff and families for sustaining such amazing attitudes and commitment to their learning this week. The test papers were under lock and key until the tests were taken, then have been couriered away to be marked. Staff were incredibly impressed by the positivity and maturity that everyone showed. As adults, we were most surprised that the papers were tough – probably as tough if not tougher than pre-Covid. It’s disappointing that no leniency was shown for the inconsistent teaching input as a result of Covid but we know we have pulled together throughout the past three years and could not have offered more. Even before the Y6 results I’m incredibly proud of all our team who have focussed unerringly on moving learning forward which is reflected across every class at CVPS. Congratulations all round!



We are continuing to test in Y2 getting through the 4 papers with chicken pox doing the rounds in the class has been a challenge! However again – the children have done exceptionally well to stay focussed and do their best. We are really pleased with the progress this class has made – well done Y2!

‘Mow less in May’

To support wildlife, we are taking part in the ‘mow less in May’ programme, allowing some of the wild flowers and wildlife to grow more! this gives lots of opportunity for us to host insects and allows our spaces to become more green and environmentally friendly!

So those green spaces are just being left indiscriminately – if you want to save on fuel, energy and time for a bit – you could do the same if you have a green space at home!

Thanks for superb book donations!

Huge thanks to Lucy in Y5 who has donated over 40 books for our new school library – which we are working on at the moment. You can see Lucy with her many books in the photo above!

Y5 video link with Zambia!

Y5 had a great call with their Zambezi Sunrise Trust partners in Zambia this week as they shared what’s been happening in our different parts of the world. There are always commonalities such as Covid, reading as well as differences in weather and we are so well resourced at CVPS in comparison to the funding of the school in Zambia. Huge thank you to Nicole who coordinates this valuable learning opportunity with John Gillette from Zambezi Sunrise Trust who is actually visiting our twin classroom this week!

Outdoor gym

In line with what seems to be becoming the norm – we now know that our new outdoor gym has been delayed due to steel supply issues. We are pestering the team regularly to move the order forward and hope it will be in place by the start of next half term!

Family Support Worker Amy’s Update

Two classes with 100% is such a massive achievement! Well done Y6 and Y3. Massive well done to Y2 for no lates this week. The gates close at 8.30, so even a couple of minutes makes a big difference to the amount of lates. A good night of sleep is so important and helps us to get up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day.

Paul’s Outdoor Idea

Next week is Walk to school week : 16th – 20th May.
We would like you to go out each and everyday and take a walk, whether it is around your local area or further afield (the beach, Plessey Woods or Northumberlandia are a few ideas)

Scavenger Hunt – while you are out and about how many of the following list of 12
items can you spot – if you can take a photo of them please send them in.

• A dog A butterfly A ladybird
• A duck Something smooth A squirrel
• Something yellow Something green A flower
• A postbox A street light A pebble


Achievement Rewards

Kindness championsY5 – Lucy Manson
Swimmer of the week – AJ Jefferson
Gold CelebrationsY1 – Freya Brady, Leigha Morgan, Francesca Page X 2, Nadia Al Haj
Moussa, Sofia Atzeni and Safiya Kodirova Y2 – Anabelle Lister, Jacob Collins and Isla Ord


Dates for your Diary