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  • Welcome to 2019!

    Published 01/10/19

    Welcome to the first newsletter of 2019. We have made a fantastic start to the year, welcoming the children back to new projects and learning. It was lovely to hear about their holiday experiences and find out about their goals for this year. I have already had several children to see me with achievements that they wish to celebrate and you can find out more in the weekly video. We were very proud of the New Age Kurling team for their win at the local meet on Thursday. They now look forward to playing in the regional finals later on in the year.

    This term promises to be very exciting with lots of events planned. The children have already started to think about this term’s personal development focus, Improve and consider how this can impact upon their learning. We hope that by the time you come to meet with the staff at Parents’ Evening in February, you’ll see lots of evidence of your child’s success.

    On a final note, I would just like to update you with regard to Mrs Giles. We are pleased to announce that Mrs Giles gave birth to a little girl on Tuesday (8th January). Everyone is well and we can’t wait to meet the new arrival.

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  • Sporting Stars!

    Published 11/07/19

    The penultimate week of the academic year certainly has been a busy one! With great thanks to our Sports Coaches, Mrs Duxbury Mead and Mrs Dilloway, the pupils and staff have been able to take part in a wide range of sporting activities. The children worked in mixed aged groups in their Tower teams to earn point towards the Sports Cup. Added to this, the KS2 pupils took part in their races day. They demonstrated fantastic sporting values and made everyone who watched them very proud. All points from the both races day and the team sports activities will be added up and announced at our final assembly with the pupils on the last day of term.

    The final week promises to be a busy one! In addition to the children spending their last days with their current classes, they will have the opportunity to watch the Year 6 perform 'Pirates of the Curry Bean'. We will be holding our special Endeavour Assembly on Thursday at 9.10am and will finish the year with our Barbecue. We hope you can join us and would like to remind you that orders and choices for the barbecue need to be made by Sunday evening.  

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  • Sports in the Sunshine!

    Published 04/07/19

    What a glorious week we have had. The sun burst through the clouds just in time for our Summer Fayre on Friday night and it helped to make the event really special. Thanks go to the Friends of Huntingtower, staff and pupils for manning the stalls and providing everyone with a great fundraising experience. We are still waiting on the final profit but will keep you posted.

    The sun has continued to shine and we have made the most of the good weather. Our Early Years and KS1 Races day was a great success with our first ever Tower Team relay races. The children have earned lots of points towards the Sports competition and, with KS2 races next week as well as the inter-school team activities, the final result will be very exciting. We will announce the winners of Sports competition before the end of the term.

    With 2 weeks to go until the end of term, there is still so much to do. Please keep an eye on Parent Hub, Twitter and Facebook for latest updates.

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  • Racing into July!

    Published 27/06/19

    We are quickly reaching the final few weeks of the academic year and there is no sign of our enthusiasm for learning waning! It was a pleasure to visit Warwick Castle with the Year 6 pupils; they were curious and enthusiastic and epitomised the our academy and trust values. The weather this week has been very mixed and whilst we were disappointed not to be able to hold the KS2 races on Wednesday, we are delighted that the weather has improved in time for the Summer Fayre on Friday evening. 

    It is with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to Mr Turner, this Friday. Having joined us 14 years ago, he has become a much loved and valued member of the staff. Whilst we are really delighted with his appointment as a senior Pastoral role at a secondary school in Lincoln, he will be very much missed by everyone. It is not totally goodbye, however, but rather adieu as Mr Turner will continue to be a parent at the academy and as, we like to say, once Huntingtower, always Huntingtower. 

    We now have three more weeks left of term and are particularly looking forward to Moving Up day on Tuesday. Good luck to all of our Year 6s who will be gaining their first experiences of their new secondary schools and we can't wait to meet our new Early Years pupils as well. 

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  • Making the most of the Possibilities

    Published 20/06/19

    Another week and another set of learning opportunities that our pupils have made the most of. Our Early Years’ pupils had a fantastic day at Sacrewell Farm and it provided a wonderful environment for the children to extend their understanding of British animals. Their behaviour was exemplar and they made us very proud. We were equally proud of our Year 4 pupils who took part in the Inspire+ Mini-Olympics. This event provides children with a fantastic opportunity to explore sports and active learning, working alongside many other local schools. Many thanks also go to our Year 3 pupils and staff who went to support the opening ceremony; their positivity was was much appreciated.

    It is now only a week until our Summer Fayre. Thank you to everyone who has donated a tombola prize to the Friends of Huntingtower’s stalls. Please remember to return your raffle ticket stubbs and money before the event next Friday and keep your fingers crossed that the weather is good. The classes have begun to work on their games and stalls and it looks to be not only an amazing event where we can spend time together as a community but also a means to raise money for our Friends of Huntingtower. We hope you will be able to join us.

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  • Jubilant June!

    Published 13/06/19

    Wow! What a week! It is rare for a school week to start immediately after the end of another week but this is what happened when many of our Year 6 pupils left school and went directly to Caythorpe PGL. Despite the challenges of the weather, this brave group were up for every experience PGL offered. The staff who supported them were incredibly proud of all that they achieved and we hope they remember this fantastic experience for years to come. They'll definitely remember the rain!

    Back at the academy, the children have continued to improve the quality of their learning. It has been challenging week weather wise (one might question whether or not it is actually June) and whilst we were disappointed that the Kwik Cricket competition was postponed, we were incredibly grateful that the Year 3 classes were able to visit a farm in Ropsley to learn more about how farms contribute to our food cycle. With so many trips and events planned over the next few weeks, let's hope the weather improves. 


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  • Jumping into June!

    Published 06/06/19

    I hope everyone has had a great week off and are happy to be back at the academy. The final term of the year is always busy and full of mixed emotions. We cannot help being proud of how the children have grown in their relative year groups. For some, it has been their first year at Huntingtower and for others, it nearly the end of their journey with us. That means that this term is really special as it's our last few weeks together. These weeks are full of learning, activities and events especially sporting, trips and fundraising. Please keep an eye on Parent hub for more information.

    We have begun to think ahead to next year and how our classes will be organised. Please check your child's bag for a letter on Monday as we will be letting the children know who will be their teacher next year. It's a very exciting time and we will be providing children with the opportunity for them to get to know not only their new teacher but also their new class mates and classroom. 

    Finally, its three weeks to the Summer Fayre. This year, we have asked the classes to plan a range of stalls to keep you entertained and we're very excited that it's taking place straight after school on the Friday night (28th June). We are working with the Friends of Huntingtower to provide this event for you and there will be a Non-Uniform day on Friday, 21st June when we will be asking for a small contribution to the Tombola. We will be communicating the details again through Parent Hub. We hope you can join us.

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  • Magnificent May!

    Published 23/05/19

    What a fantastic end to what has been a very short but full term! There have been so many opportunities for our pupils to shine over the last few weeks that we would like to mention a few. There have many sporting events taking place from cross country to hockey, football to rounders. Every time, our children have represented our academy brilliantly and have demonstrated the values that we hold in such high regard. Thanks goes to the staff who prepared and supported the pupils and also to the parents who helped to transport pupils to events. The children have also worked hard with their academic achievements and we have seen some work of a very high standard. We are also celebrating our Rotary Stars pupils who have been selected as they demonstrate the values of generosity, respect and care.

    After many years, we have to say goodbye to Mrs May who has worked as a teaching assistant in several different year groups over the years she has been with us. Mrs May has decided to retire and enjoy time with her family and we wish her a happy and fulfilling time. Goodbye also go to Mrs Sandell, one of our Midday Supervisors who is leaving us to commit more time to her other job. We hope you have a great half term holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back at the academy on Monday, 3rd June. It will be a very exciting day for Years 1, 2 and 5 who all have trips on this day.

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  • Making the Most of Every Moment

    Published 16/05/19

    For many schools, this week is often only remembered by the KS2 SATs week. At Huntingtower, whilst we recognise that it is important for pupils to show their families, future schools and others what they have learned in the last four years, we also believe that English and mathematics are only a part of our the curriculum that we provide for the children. We describe ourselves as a learning school, not just in academic subjects but also in social, emotional and creative elements of our curriculum that support our pupils in becoming true citizens of the world.  As stated previously, our theme for this term's personal development is Imagine and there certainly has been lots of evidence of the children's imagination this week. From Early Years to Year 6, the children have used their imagination and creativity to support their learning whether is art, music, history and even PE Please take time watch the video to find out more. 

    It is difficult to believe that next week with be the final week of this term. As with every short term, we look forward to welcoming our friends from the Rotary Sunshine Group who will be coming to present this term's Rotary Star winners for each class; names will also be published in Tower Times. This award commends our pupils who demonstrate our academy value of Care and the Trust value of Generosity. They will be presented with their certificate in next Friday's assembly (24th May 2019).

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  • May is Blooming with Possibilities!

    Published 09/05/19

    It's amazing how a shorter week has had little impact on our children's productivity! Our Personal Development theme this term is Imagine and as I have said to the children, it is a case of use it or lose it! The video this week demonstrates that our children are at no risk of losing their imagination; in fact, they are only making it stronger. I particularly love when learning overflows beyond the academy day and the children can't wait to show us what they have achieved. With imagination, anything is possible.

    Next week is a busy week in any primary school. Both our Year 6 and Year 2 pupils will be taking part in Statutory Assessment Tests in Reading, Mathematics and, for Y6, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. We always consider the needs of our pupils at this time and we are proud of how mature and positive our pupils are. We wish them every success and will be constantly reminding them that they are the best that they can be and that will always be just what we wish for them. 

    On a final note, the planning for our Summer Fayre is starting to take shape. If you would like to help with this, there is a planning meeting after school (3.30pm) on Friday, 10th May in the Community Room. Please enter through the main entrance.

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