E-Newsletter Issue 130
|E-Newsletter Issue 130: Tuesday 17th July 2018|
Before the classrooms are dismantled and various countries like Egypt and Greece are packed away into storage, our Open Afternoon will celebrate the work that has taken place since February.
Parents and relatives are invited to the school hall at 1.30pm where short musical performances by each class will be followed by the opportunity to visit the learning environments, see the children's fantastic work and talk to them about their current curriculum themes.
The children have also organised a range of enterprises and so bring along a pocket full of change in case you see something you like!
Ahh, our lovely Year 6 group. Perranporth is now just a happy, distant memory and here we are in the last week of term already. Leavers' Assembly looks like it will quite an epic. As well as bidding farewell to this lovely gang, we also say goodbye to some staff and one or two other children who leave at the end of term.
The assembly begins at 9.30am in the school hall and will probably last forever. Or maybe just an hour.
Then, at 11.30am, the school will open its gates and invite parents, relatives and friends into the school grounds for a very informal picnic. Pupils will obviously be allowed to join their families for this and my only pleas are that a) if your child is joining you for the picnic, you are responsible for them at this time, and b) if you are not then taking your child home after the picnic, please do alert your child's teacher to the fact they are returning to school. This helps us to easily keep our register up to date.
Term Dates for 2018-19
A reminder that term dates for next academic year are on the school website. Simpy follow this link and you will find the term dates on the main page (look for the red font) http://grendonprimary.net/
Year 2 and Year 4 completed very successful residentials to Twywell and Grendon Hall at the start of July. Year 4s engaged in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities, trying new things, stepping outside their comfort zone and encouraging their friends to do well. For many of the Year 2s, it was their first overnight stay away from their family and they were absolutely brilliant. They returned to school full of stories about their adventures which sounded so exciting!
Without exception, the children were fantastic - excellent behaviour, totally supportive of each other, polite and courteous - a credit to the school and their parents.
Huge thanks to all of the staff who have been involved in the three school residentials this year. Yes, as staff, we find the residential experience to be hugely rewarding but it is nonetheless a big ask and the school is fortunate to have staff who are so willing to get properly stuck in!
A full breakdown of school performance data will be shared with parents at the start of next academic year. Early analysis shows that:
Early Years (EYFS) data is very strong - pupils attaining a Good Level of Development is significantly higher than national data, with children making excellent progress from their relative starting points.
More children than ever before (93%) have passed the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
In Year 2, although comparable national data is not currently available, it is highly likely that the proportion of children attaining at the expected level (or above) and at Greater Depth will be significantly higher than national data in all three of reading, writing and maths.
At Year 6, the proportion of pupils reaching the expected level or above is very high, with attainment data comparing very favourably to the national picture.
No doubt, the new academic year will present new challenges as we set key priorities and explore performance data further but, for now, let's celebrate the fact that our Year 6s are well prepared for their onward journey and that children throughout the school have strong foundations as they move on to their new classes.
Last week was our annual, end of year sports' afternoon and what a great afternoon it was!
As usual, the format of the races allowed spectators to get up and close to the action - thank you to all the parents and relatives who came in their droves to cheer on the children as they hurtled down the track. Well done to the children who ran their hearts out and, without prompting, encouraged their team mates and friends to persevere and not give up.
Well done to this year's winners - Green House!
Pupil Profiles and Assessment Data
Summer Term Pupil Profiles and other assessment data (Year 1 Phonics Screening Check + Year 2 retakes, end of KS1 assessments and end of KS2 Assessments) will be sent home tomorrow (Wednesday 18th July) at the end of the day.
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