School Newsletter

A week to welcome parents to visit a STEAM showcase reading workshops and a CLV visit! Well what a week since the last newsletter! We welcomed parents in last Friday to showcase the amazing learning that had taken place in our steam week. The children were so proud of their achievements. From experiments with forces and magnets, to the creation of green
energy using solar power and mini wind turbines, games and activities with seeds and growth and other exciting investigations allowed even our knowledgeable parents to learn something new!

EYFS/Year 1 Love of Reading Workshop

We continued our theme of welcoming people in, by hosting a workshop for parents with an interest in promoting reading to our youngest children in school. Families were given the opportunity to read from a range of exciting picture books, and hear from specialists from Sunderland University about what works well with our younger readers. The older pupils in school have now all completed their new Accelerated Reader assessments and we have been delighted that our own assessments are closely reflected in the results. Pupils will be tracked using the new computerised system which helps us to pinpoint pupil understanding of books and how we read. They are so excited about our new book order that we are waiting to be delivered!

We were delighted to welcome back some of our ex pupils from Cramlington Learning Village as their reading club came to share books with Y1 and Y2 on Wednesday this week. It was especially nice to see Maisie and Elle, who had volunteered our school as the new venue this year! CVPS continues to keep in touch with past pupils, and some have volunteered to come in to see us during transition weeks next summer.

Ashleigh’s outdoor ideas…

For this week’s activity please help your family tidy up your garden by weeding, sweeping etc

Easter activities

Don’t forget to bring in your Easter creations as follows for the annual competition:

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.

REAL plans for next term

Staff have planned this week for next term’s exciting learning projects. The term’s learning will culminate in a performance of:

  • EYFS Chicken Licken
  • Y1/Y2 The Stick Man (remixed)
  • Y3/Y4 Alice in Wonderland
  • Y5/Y6 Oliver Twist

Class planning will be shared with the children next week and planning sheets will be added onto the class Facebook pages.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR 99%(4)
  • Y1 99%(7)
  • Y2 97%(1)
  • Y3 94%(1)
  • Y4 93%(3)
  • Y5 100%(2)
  • Y6 100%(3)

Homework/reading returns (%)

  • YN 55/na%
  • YR 72/73%
  • Y1 70/67%
  • Y2 83/55%
  • Y3 60/35%
  • Y4 93/83%
  • Y5 78/73%
  • Y6 93/93%

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

Achievement awards

Kindness Champion this week … Zack Thompson

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