School Newsletter

STEAM week success inspires our super scientists!

STEAM week is a huge success

The children were immersed in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematical experiments this week as staff delivered a fantastic STEAM week. The excitement, engagement and enthusiasm has been inspirational to see.

From coding lessons on iPads, to Professorial visits, some amazing parent visits to explain work roles and share some of their STEAM knowledge, then experiments, bath bomb creations, magnet investigations, cooking, growing things and investigating seeds, painting and an artist supporting new artwork! What a week that was –
the children and staff have never stopped! We hope you enjoy seeing the showcase on Friday afternoon! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have ideas and opportunities to come and share what you do in your work with us, we are always looking for adults to inspire our next
generation, and those the children know are often the best who can inspire!

A huge thank you to parents and families who took part in STEAM week, and of course to our wonderful staff team who created it, led by Sarah Koratzitis our STEAM lead.

Jump Ropes for heart health

Well done to Y5 who have earned 30 skipping ropes from the British Heart Foundation this week. The class have also worked hard for the ‘Thinking of Others’ charity, earning cash for charity by helping at home and doing chores in return.They raised a total of £86.77 for the charity and 20% stays with school to buy new resources. Well done to Y5!

The amazing Professor Onesmith used sonic booms, fire and dry ice to teach the children about some of the wonders of science. He explained how chemical reactions happen, and how sound can be
created amongst other things. I heard the children sharing with parents as soon as they left school about how excited they were at what they had seen. Hopefully those who had slime, enjoyed using it at home without too much mess! We are continuing our STEAM theme again this year using ‘Science Rocks!’ as our theme for the traditional Easter Egg Competition.

Ashleigh’s outdoor ideas …

Design and build a stick maze. Try and navigate your way through your maze using positional language. Don’t forget to share your photos.

EYFS/Y1 parent workshop!

We welcome families on on Weds the 3rd April from 8.45am to come to the hall after drop-off to hear Linda Graham from Sunderland University. Linda is coming to share with families how to promote a life long love of reading at a special workshop.

Robinwood information event

Y4 families are invited to hear more detail about the forthcoming Robinwood residential at 8.15 in the community room.

Easter activities

CVPS has developed a couple of Easter traditions that we will continue this year:

Easter Bonnets

Those who wish can decorate a bonnet and wear to lunch on Friday the 12th April.

Easter Egg Competition

Using the theme of Science Rocks, there will be egg prizes for the following categories:

  • EYFS
  • Y1 /Y2
  • Y3/Y4
  • Y5/Y6
  • Parents and grown ups

Eggs are judged on their creativity, individualism and in children’s categories, those which appear are made independently of adults support! Bring them to the school hall from Monday 8th April and prizes will be decided on Thursday after school.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR 98%(2)
  • Y1 99%(4)
  • Y2 98%(0)
  • Y3 99%(0)
  • Y4 97%(2)
  • Y5 98%(2)
  • Y6 100%(0)

Homework/reading returns (%)

  • YN 60/na%
  • YR 82/72%
  • Y1 37/27%
  • Y2 69/35%
  • Y3 87/na%
  • Y4 100/62%
  • Y5 100/68%
  • Y6 87/93%

Well done to Y6 this week for 100% attendance. It’s is also the fourth week of 100% attendance for Y6. And it’s Y4 and Y5 for excellent homework and Y6 reading!

Achievement awards

Kindness Champion this week … Willow Armstrong-Miles

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