School Newsletter

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!

STEM Week 2019

We are participating again in STEAM week (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) from 25th March 2019. Sarah Koratzitis would love to hear from any parents or family members who would like to come into school to talk to the children about their role in the workplace relating to these important subject areas. Contact the school on the usual email address.

Outdoor Learning

The children in EYFS and Y1, Y2 enjoyed a rich and varied range of outdoor learning opportunities as they prepared tool talks, and whittled willow to create signs for the new vegetable garden. They were really excited about being able to harvest rosemary to add to their home made flatbreads! The early years children learned all about the importance of keeping chickens warm in winter by providing them with straw bedding. Thankfully this week the weather was kinder too and the sunshine shone, giving us a glimpse of springtime! A huge thank you and well done to families for supporting the school homework and reading programmes.

Katie and Courtney were delighted to be able to bring in their new puppy, (after careful risk assessments) to show to staff at the end of school today!

Ashleigh’s outdoor ideas…

The results have been counted and the most popular bird our CVPS children recorded was the MAGPIE! In school we have great plans to create a fairy garden and so we would like you to make something to bring in to put into our beautiful new garden areas.

New governor appointment

We are delighted to learn this week that CVPS Trustees appointed a new governor Zoe Morrow. Zoe is an experienced secondary teacher keen to be involved in the governance of our school and with a passion for the great outdoors and outdoor learning! We look forward to welcoming Zoe into our usual round of governor activities. Please let us know if you have any questions about the activities that governors undertake to keep the school well managed.

Congratulations to Kieran and his family who recently welcomed a new baby brother, Jaxon to join them.

Attendance and Punctuality

Homework returns

Well done to Y6 this week for excellent attendance and punctuality and Y4 for excellent homework returns…

Achievement awards this week

Kindness Champion this week is Jacob Deacon

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