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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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

Outstanding Approach Cup!

It’s very rare to be presenting this trophy. We normally issue it to individuals who have an “outstanding approach” to school life. You can actually see previous winners on our website:

http://www.princeedward.org.uk/news_events/special-mentions/

Trophy

It is huge congratulations to the fabulous Year Four team this week who have been awarded this trophy for their behaviour on school trips. They showed the adults their best behaviour and represented Prince impeccably. But is is normal for them. They shone out above the other schools that were attending the same trip and another Head Teacher contacted the school to praise us! Well done Amber class and Jade Class, you have made Team Prince very happy.

Trophy 2

 

Primary Science Quality Mark

We had some great news last week. Our school has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark, Silver Award. This means that:

“Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.  The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

Our children love learning about science in our school and we have some very talented teachers who know just how to make the science curriculum engaging, inspiring, enjoyable and creative. Click on our Science Blog to find out just what we have been doing over the last few months:

https://scienceatprinceedwardblog.wordpress.com

PSQM-Lge_GOLD MASTER

Welcome back!

Everyone in school has got off to a flying start. The children have settled in really well to their new classes and the teachers have been planning loads of exciting things for their class. I’ve been reading all the blogs in our school and here are some you might be interested in:

https://pearly2princeedward.wordpress.com/

https://aquamarineclassblog.wordpress.com/

https://y3sapphire.wordpress.com/

https://jadeclass.wordpress.com/

https://amberclass.wordpress.com/

https://y5amethyst.wordpress.com/

https://emeraldclassblog.wordpress.com/

https://y6classblog.wordpress.com/

https://nurturegroupblog.wordpress.com/

 

 

100% Attendance for the Whole Year

 

100% Attendance Award

33 children met a very important person today – The Lord Mayor! This is because they have been recognised as having 100% attendance for the year which is a really great achievement and one that we are very proud of.
Miss French told me she was extremely proud of the children and as usual, their behaviour and manners were impeccable. In fact, someone on the tram commented how well behaved the children were! Several other Headteachers have told me that they were at the wonderful event and our children stood out a mile as being so well-behaved and respectful.
Well done children, you all have a love of school and learning and are wonderful ambassadors for Prince Edward Primary School.