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Open days and New starters for September 2017

 

The deadline for applications for Reception age pupils for next academic year, September 2017, for any school in NYCC is 15th January 2017. If you require an application form, more information about the application process, or would like to look around our school please contact the school office – we would be happy to arrange to show you around.

Bulletin – Term 3 Week 9

Posted 15/6/2018

Welcome to another edition of our weekly bulletin.

The highlight in school for me this week was the Venus class learning assembly on Tuesday. Mrs Whisker facilitated a super assembly, with  the Year 5 children explaining  to the whole school and family members all about  the super work they have been undertaking as part of  the ‘Archie project’ (The Archbishop of York). Year 5 wrote their own assembly and shared the information with impressive confidence and good articulation. It was fantastic to hear all about it and we look forward to next week’s community event, when year 5 will be hosting afternoon tea. Thank you to Mrs Whisker and TA team, the children themselves and for all people who were able to join the assembly and learning party.

Year 1 children have been demonstrating not only super phonics skills but fantastic ‘can do’ attitudes as they undertook their statutory Phonics Screening check. A super effort from all of the Year 1 pupils (and supporting team!). I am very proud of the children and staff team!

Elsewhere around school we have scientists from Year 5 & 6, and mathematicians from Year 1 and 2 taking part in the STAR alliance enrichments days. More to follow in the next edition of our celebration newsletter.

This week I have also really enjoyed talking to teachers, including our New Deputy Head Teacher Mrs Burton, about our curriculum planning for next September and the year ahead. We are at the time when we have our eyes firmly on what still needs to happen this year, but also we are thinking ahead too. I will be letting you know in the next few weeks which teachers will be teaching your children next year. I can already say that classes will be remaining the same.

Please support us completing and returning the ‘academic resilience’ questionnaire you received this week.

Have a great weekend. Thanks for your continued support of school.

Kind regards

 

Jon Watson

Headteacher

 

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Bulletin Term 3 Week 8

Posted 8/6/2018

Welcome back to school after the May half term break. I hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend.

I hope many of you have noticed the amazing development in school over the half term break. We are delighted with our new canopy and decking area outside our Pluto/Reception classroom. If you haven’t seen it yet please do take a look. This is such a positive development for our school, greatly improving our provision and one that has been talked about for so long – we are thrilled it has now been completed. More to follow on this in our next celebration newsletter and so many people to thank too. The hard work behind the scenes and the actual fitting itself, has included so many people. THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED!

I seem to say this every week but, what a busy week! Obviously, as I informed you earlier in the week, we had ‘the phone call’ from Ofsted on Monday, and subsequently had our OFSTED Section 8 Inspection on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

I would once again like to extend my thanks to all parents who took the time to complete the online Ofsted Parent View Questionnaire and/or spoke to the HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector) as part of the inspection process. Thank you for those who encouraged their children to complete the pupil feedback survey. We really appreciate the feedback and of course your continued support.

Again I have already stated, that until the publication of the letter/report I am unable to announce the outcome of the inspection. I will inform you about this as soon as I can. Needless to say I am proud of our school, the community and of course the hard working staff and team governing board. Most of all I am extremely proud of our wonderful pupils,

We were expecting the inspection at some point perhaps this term, or in to the next school year, but I have to admit I was still taken a back a little when I received the call. However, we are in our jobs to do the best for the children every day, and that has been my consistent message since being appointed - we don’t do things for OFSTED, we do them for the children.

This week has also been action packed on a sporting note too. We enjoyed having our annual visit from Myles Colett our tennis Coach, who has worked with all classes in school. KS2 enjoyed their cricket day and lunch on Thursday. Our 3 and 4 cricket team had a super event on Thursday. We end the week with a ‘Good to Be Green’ celebration morning and Musical special mentions assembly in the afternoon.

Next week, like all schools, we have our statutory Year 1 (and some Y2 Phonics) Screening Check.

We look forward to Venus Class/Mrs Whisker’s Year 5 class assembly on Tuesday 12th June.

Thank you for your continued support Best wishes

Jon Watson

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Bulletin Term 3 Week 8

Posted 8/6/2018

Welcome back to school after the May half term break. I hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend.

I hope many of you have noticed the amazing development in school over the half term break. We are delighted with our new canopy and decking area outside our Pluto/Reception classroom. If you haven’t seen it yet please do take a look. This is such a positive development for our school, greatly improving our provision and one that has been talked about for so long – we are thrilled it has now been completed. More to follow on this in our next celebration newsletter and so many people to thank too. The hard work behind the scenes and the actual fitting itself, has included so many people. THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED!

I seem to say this every week but, what a busy week! Obviously, as I informed you earlier in the week, we had ‘the phone call’ from Ofsted on Monday, and subsequently had our OFSTED Section 8 Inspection on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

I would once again like to extend my thanks to all parents who took the time to complete the online Ofsted Parent View Questionnaire and/or spoke to the HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector) as part of the inspection process. Thank you for those who encouraged their children to complete the pupil feedback survey. We really appreciate the feedback and of course your continued support.

Again I have already stated, that until the publication of the letter/report I am unable to announce the outcome of the inspection. I will inform you about this as soon as I can. Needless to say I am proud of our school, the community and of course the hard working staff and team governing board. Most of all I am extremely proud of our wonderful pupils,

We were expecting the inspection at some point perhaps this term, or in to the next school year, but I have to admit I was still taken a back a little when I received the call. However, we are in our jobs to do the best for the children every day, and that has been my consistent message since being appointed - we don’t do things for OFSTED, we do them for the children.

This week has also been action packed on a sporting note too. We enjoyed having our annual visit from Myles Colett our tennis Coach, who has worked with all classes in school. KS2 enjoyed their cricket day and lunch on Thursday. Our 3 and 4 cricket team had a super event on Thursday. We end the week with a ‘Good to Be Green’ celebration morning and Musical special mentions assembly in the afternoon.

Next week, like all schools, we have our statutory Year 1 (and some Y2 Phonics) Screening Check.

We look forward to Venus Class/Mrs Whisker’s Year 5 class assembly on Tuesday 12th June.

Thank you for your continued support Best wishes

Jon Watson

Bulletin Term 3 Week 8

Welcome back to school after the May half term break. I hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend.

I hope many of you have noticed the amazing development in school over the half term break. We are delighted with our new canopy and decking area outside our Pluto/Reception classroom. If you haven’t seen it yet please do take a look. This is such a positive development for our school, greatly improving our provision and one that has been talked about for so long – we are thrilled it has now been completed. More to follow on this in our next celebration newsletter and so many people to thank too. The hard work behind the scenes and the actual fitting itself, has included so many people. THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED!

I seem to say this every week but, what a busy week! Obviously, as I informed you earlier in the week, we had ‘the phone call’ from Ofsted on Monday, and subsequently had our OFSTED Section 8 Inspection on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

I would once again like to extend my thanks to all parents who took the time to complete the online Ofsted Parent View Questionnaire and/or spoke to the HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector) as part of the inspection process. Thank you for those who encouraged their children to complete the pupil feedback survey. We really appreciate the feedback and of course your continued support.

Again I have already stated, that until the publication of the letter/report I am unable to announce the outcome of the inspection. I will inform you about this as soon as I can. Needless to say I am proud of our school, the community and of course the hard working staff and team governing board. Most of all I am extremely proud of our wonderful pupils,

We were expecting the inspection at some point perhaps this term, or in to the next school year, but I have to admit I was still taken a back a little when I received the call. However, we are in our jobs to do the best for the children every day, and that has been my consistent message since being appointed - we don’t do things for OFSTED, we do them for the children.

This week has also been action packed on a sporting note too. We enjoyed having our annual visit from Myles Colett our tennis Coach, who has worked with all classes in school. KS2 enjoyed their cricket day and lunch on Thursday. Our 3 and 4 cricket team had a super event on Thursday. We end the week with a ‘Good to Be Green’ celebration morning and Musical special mentions assembly in the afternoon.

Next week, like all schools, we have our statutory Year 1 (and some Y2 Phonics) Screening Check.

We look forward to Venus Class/Mrs Whisker’s Year 5 class assembly on Tuesday 12th June.

Thank you for your continued support Best wishes

Jon Watson