End of Year Celebrations!

What a year! This year has been wonderful. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children grow and learn; achieve and make progress; investigate and explore; and all the while enjoy their time here at Prince Edward Primary. I personally want to thank all the  governors, school staff, children and families for working in partnership to provide the best possible education and life chances for our children. I feel so proud to be part of this amazing team. 

Today, it is our last day and we had a celebration assembly. Children received certificates for the Children’s University, for knowing all their multiplication facts, for 100% attendance and for homework. Some children not only had 100% attendance for the year, but some children had 100% attendance for two, three and four consecutive years!

One child had five consecutive years of 100% attendance and she was presented with two very special gifts. She loves reading, so she was presented with a bundle of books to take with her when she leaves for secondary school. She also received a glass paperweight with inscription. Well done. We are all so proud and we will miss you. 

There were three sports awards to present too. One child received the school’s Outstanding Contribution to Sports’ Trophy. This was for putting 100% effort in to a range of sports in school. She takes part in the daily mile run, Take 10 daily aerobics, the school’s orienteering team and the girls’ football team. Another child received the Outstanding Sporting Attitude Award. A few months ago when she started swimming lessons at school, she was petrified. With her growth mindset, she persevered, worked on her weaknesses and focused on putting in the right effort in order to get better. As a result she can swim a full length of the pool and has even taken up swimming for pleasure after school. The newest award to add to our huge collection of trophies was a trophy awarded to two girls who took part in speed cycling in the city finals. They came third out of all the competitors. 

Finally, we were proud to present the highest accolade our school can award. It is the Outstanding Approach Cup. This young lady was awarded this for her thirst for knowledge, her love of reading, her consistent 100% attendance, her ambition to be better everyday, her love of school, her love of challenge; and how she can create an epicentre of positivity with all those who know her. We are so proud and we will miss her. 

I sincerely wish everyone a wonderful summer. Please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in September when you return. I can only hope that next year brings as much success as this one. 

Thank you and best wishes. 

Mr Sieczkarek

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Summer Fun Run at Manor Fields

 

On Wednesday all our Key Stage 2 children were involved in an event called Go Run For Fun which was held at Manor Fields. Other schools were involved from the locality and all 850 of them wore pink, branded T-shirts and completed a 1 mile course as fast as they could. 

Fun Run 1

The children were joined by the European Athletics 100m Hurdles Champion: Alicia Barrett. They felt honoured! Alicia will be competing this summer in London at the Anniversary Games. 

Fun Run1

The children and teachers had loads of fun and remained motivated and determined throughout. Well done to everyone for taking part. 

Fun Run 2

Pride of Prince Edward

Pope July week 3

This young man has been a Pride of Prince Edward ever since he first walked through the door. He is sensible, he is mature and he is such a hard worker. He always pushes himself to improve and to get to grips with things that he finds tricky. He can always be relied upon to set a fantastic example to others, he always has a smile on his face; and he never, ever gives up. In lessons he listens carefully, gets on with his work sensibly and likes to challenge himself. He helps his friends if they are stuck and plays nicely with them at break and lunch times, cheering on his team on the MUGA. It is lovely to see you being a superstar both in and out of the classroom, you truly are a Pride of Prince Edward!

Children’s University

Here at Prince Edward we work in partnership with the Children’s University. Children who participate in clubs and out of school activities can earn credits. We present certificates and badges to pupils on a regular basis in assemblies and we can celebrate just how many hours and credits the children have totalled up. Every so often, our children attend a very special ceremony wearing robes and mortar boards, meeting special guests. Here’s the photograph from the ceremony which took place last week. 

CU photo

Y6 Leavers’ Prom

This week we hosted the Y6 Leavers’ Prom. It was fantastic. Our Y6 students are so mature, grown up and more than ready to move on. We’re going to be so sad to see them leave us. Democratically, they voted for the type of event they wanted and they opted for a formal event. They organised the whole thing, from music choices, food, invites and tickets; to a ballot for the King and Queen of the Prom. 

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The staff made sure their evening was great and the parents had gone to so much trouble to make sure their children looked the part. Parents and staff were so proud to see the Y6s look so grown up and ready to move on to secondary school. The evening was topped off by a surprise. Many of the children spent the last hour of their night on a “party bus” organised by the parents. 

We will miss you!

Pride of Prince Edward

Pope July week 1

This Y6 “leaver” is a bubbly, enthusiastic, happy, mature student who always demonstrates the qualities of a Pride of Prince Edward. She has a sensible and mature attitude to school life and can always be relied upon to carry out tasks conscientiously. She has been a fantastic role model throughout her years at Prince Edward. She always ensures that her work is exemplary. She always puts in 100% effort with everything and is a very worthy winner of the Pride of Prince Edward.