School Newsletter

Our Y4 Robinwood Rangers return! We were delighted that our Year 4 pupils enjoyed a fabulous time in Robinwood adventure centre, Cumbria last week. This allowed the children to practise team building skills, to challenge themselves and to be able to show courage and resilience during physical and emotional challenges. A huge thanks to the staff who accompanied them there too!

SATs celebration!

A huge well done to our children in Y2 and Y6 this week who have worked hard on their sats tests papers. These statutory national tests inspired our children to give their best (as they always do). We were delighted with their 100% effort and with Y6 tests at the end of a year when they have shown 100% attendance, 100% reading returns and 100% homework returns – they really couldn’t have given any more. Some of them even said that they enjoyed the tests! Nearly all felt they were easier than expected with one comment being that ‘I don’t know what I was worried about!’

We all know that our children are more than the blunt measures used by the government to assess whether on the day of the test they performed at age related expectations. All we can ask for is that they try. Thank you so much to all the families for supporting the school so much this past year to help them to complete homework and reading to optimise their learning.

Niamh Gorham through to the national final of 500 words!

We are so proud of Niamh Gorham this week as she is through to the national final of BBC Radio 2’s 500 word short story competition! Niamh’s sophisticated composition can be heard or read on Radio 2’s website.
It’s an amazingly well written story and shows off some extremely confident writing skills. Not only an interesting theme, but also the imagery and punctuation chosen by Niamh impacted on how the reader understands quite a spooky story.

We are so proud that Niamh was inspired to submit an entry and even more proud that she will be invited to Windsor to be part of the final. Fingers crossed that she wins (as we get her height in books!)

Y1/2 trip to the theatre

As part of the theme of Julia Donaldson Y1 and Y2 visited the Tyne theatre last week – as you can see from some of the photographs below. They had a wonderful time and were able to use some of what they saw in the classroom this week.

More great news at CVPS!

Congratulations to Megan and Beccy Finlay who welcomed a new baby boy Harrison into the Finlay family last week.

We were also delighted to hear about Louisa Low’s success in her ice skating competition – well done Louisa!

And finally – a huge thank you to The Foley Foundation – who have awarded us £3000 to spend on reading books for our library. These books have all been added into the accelerated reader system so that all stages now have a fresh new collection to choose from! Thanks to Lisa Brown too for securing the grant!

Important dates

Please remember to save the date for the children’s performances at the Phoenix Theatre on Weds 3rd July

KS1 10am – 11am

Y3/Y4 11.45am – 12.45pm

Y5/Y6 1.30-2.30pm (rehearsal and for those who can’t attend later)

Evening performance for Y5/ Y6 from 6pm to 7pm

Tickets for these will be on sale from next half term.

Sports Day Weds June 26th

EYFS and KS1 am KS2 2pm-3.30pm

Reception places

This year we still have some places available in Reception for our September 2019 intake. Places in nursery are nearly full for next year so please contact the school office if you have not yet registered.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR 97%(1)
  • Y1 98%(5)
  • Y2 98%(2)
  • Y3 100%(1)
  • Y4 98%(1)
  • Y5 99%(3)
  • Y6 100%(1)

Well done to Y3 and Y6 this week for 100% attendance this week.

Homework/reading returns (%)

  • YN 50/na%
  • YR 80/53%
  • Y1 52/45%
  • Y2 72/79%
  • Y3 na/100%
  • Y4 na/na%
  • Y5 75/75%
  • Y6 SATS/81%

Well done to Y3 this week for amazing reading!

Achievement Awards

Kindness Champion this week … Seren Hooton

Dates for your Diary