Our school has been working closely with Early Education and with Di Chilvers (https://www.early-education.org.uk/trainers/trainer/23). Di Chilvers has worked collaboratively with all the schools in our locality called SSELP (Sheffield South East Learning Partnership). We are a strong team with excellent working relationships. We share good practice and are front runners with current research and developments.
Last night our school hosted the Early Education meeting and colleagues from our city and South Yorkshire; West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire visited our school. They came to hear Di and our Early Years’ Teachers talk about “Talk for Maths Mastery” (TFMM), implementing TFMM in our school, supporting TFMM through transition from EYFS to Y1; and looked at our EYFS provision, our floor books and learning stories.
Two of our Early Years’ Team have had their work and research published in the Early Years Educator monthly magazine. Our school is so proud of the work all the teachers and support staff do for our children, but we know, without the amazing early input from the EYFS team, the rest of us would have a much harder job! Thank you and well done!
On Monday, 36 children and staff had a visit to Hollywood Bowl, followed by a lovely lunch in the cafe. This was to celebrate their outstanding achievement of 100% attendance for the whole year. These super children have not had one day off school this year and we thought they deserved a treat.
They loved every minute of their day out, and smiled from the minute we left school to the minute we arrived back again.
Their behaviour, as usual, was exemplary and more than one member of the public commented on how well mannered they were.
Well done children for your amazing achievement and thank you to the staff and governors who accompanied our children on this trip.
It was the last ever Times Tables Quiz Show in year 4. Everyone has worked so hard to learn their tables and as a result, the pupils know them all! It has been so close all the way. Before this Quiz Show, it was 2 wins for Amber Class and 2 wins for Jade Class. Someone had to win and Jade pipped Amber to the post. We will relaunch our quiz show next year with a new set of Y4s. This current year group will be hard to beat, but if anyone can do it, our current year 3s can.
Well done to all the pupils and staff for organising this exciting event.
The Y6s are spending a week at Kingswood on residential. They are really enjoying themselves. Many teachers and school staff are giving up their time to make sure the children have the best possible experience. I am always so grateful to the team for that. I paid a visit Monday and Tuesday night to make sure the children were settled and I spent a full morning there today. The children worked well as a team, supported each other, encouraged everyone, followed safety instructions carefully and experienced things they had never experienced before. The pupils are thriving!
Conquering fears on the climbing wall. Daring to look down. Reaching the top. Climbing higher than imagined.
Working as a team to build a den that fulfilled the brief: facing away from the wind and rain; keeping yourselves dry and warm; and co-operating to get the job done on time.
Fencing: learning a new skill, competing, ensuring you follow instructions in order to stay safe. Who would have known that the way you start a fencing bout is by slapping each other across the (masked) face with a leather glove?
High All Aboard! This task is so tricky. The platform is tiny and really high! Children have to negotiate the platform in order to both reach the top. Teamwork is essential. Often, children don’t even realise how high up they are. This team made it to the top and balanced on one leg before performing “heads, shoulders, knees and toes”!
Teamwork on the High Ropes. Children experience what it is like to secure each other to the pully system and ensure everyone plays a key part.
To find out exactly what the Y6s are up to, check out their blog >>Click Here<<
Last night, our Y5 football team took part in a mini-tournament. They played four matches, winning two and losing two. They kept their spirits up throughout all games, supporting each other, smiling and working as a team. I was so impressed with how they passed the ball, communicated with each other and marked the opposition. It was a joy to see young sportsmen thinking strategically. Mr Little, our football manager (and Y3 teacher), said it was the best he’d seen them play and all boys never stopped playing their best.
Well done “Team Prince”!
It’s been very exciting today. As we celebrate World Book Day, children and staff have come dressed up as their favourite book character. Well done Team Prince for all your efforts! Our School Council have been busy voting too on the best classroom door, front cover! I don’t yet know the results, but I can share the amazing “showstoppers” with you. I would find it too hard to decide! I love them all! See for yourself…
Foundation Stage and Nurture
The Nursery Team have embarked on a great project. It’s called SAFE. It stands for: Secure Attachments Focused Environments. It supports our youngest children with leaving parents for the first time when they come to school. It helps them to build relationships and manage feelings. Click on the film below to see all the wonderful activities our adults do with our 3 and 4 year olds.