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May 2017

  • End of Term 6!

    Published 26/05/17

    This really has been a glorious week, weather-wise and as we approach the end of another term, I can see how much the children have blossomed with their learning. There is lots of evidence of learning appearing on the display boards showing such a wide variety of skills and knowledge.

    With the good weather, we are also able to access the full site including the south site and it is wonderful to see the pupils using this and our new Trim Trail. Thank you for sending your pupils with hats and water bottles as it really has been warm.

    Our thoughts at this time, go out to the families across the UK who have been affected by the awful incident in Manchester on Monday night. We marked the moment with a minute’s silence in which our pupils were, as ever respectful. If your child does have questions about the incident or has concerns more generally about terrorism, our Local Authority recommends the following site.

    We all hope that you and your families have an enjoyable half term and look forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday, 5th June 2017.

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  • Huntingtower on the road!

    Published 19/05/17

    Sometimes, I wonder what it must be like to see our Academy from the outside. The staff and I would hope that people see a bright and energetic environment full of children who are happy learners. Weeks like this help to reinforce how we feel. Six classes have been exploring the wider world on trips,  from Y3 and 4 visiting the Skegness Aquarium to Y5 who have visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. On all 3 trips, the staff have received glowing comments about our pupils, your children and we really are proud of how they present themselves and their enthusiasm to learn. Thank you goes to you the parents as your contributions, as well as the contributions from the PTFA to the trips, make these experiences possible.

    Our Year 2 pupils have been very busy this week with the Statutory Assessments (SATs). Mrs Miller and Miss Robertson have been really impressed by their enthusiasm to ‘show the world’ how much they have learned over the last 2 years. They have been super stars and I know that they will continue to work hard in the future. The Year 3 teachers are going to be very lucky to receive these pupils next year! Next week is our final week of Term 5 and fingers crossed the weather is going to be better so that we can continue to enjoy our outdoor environment!

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  • So many things to be proud of!

    Published 12/05/17

    Yet another very busy week is over! A big thank you to our Year 6s who have worked very hard with their end of KS2 Summative Assessment Tests (SATs). We work very hard to keep this time of the year calm and purposeful but there is so much in the media as well as the pressure that children put upon themselves that it can be an unavoidably stressful for some. The Year 6s have shown themselves to be calm, focused and intent upon doing their best and for that we are proud! Thank you also goes to all of the staff, not just the Year 6 team who have catered to the pupils every need and also to the pupils in years R to 5 who have tiptoed around the academy every morning!

    We have been fortunate to have a couple of really beautiful days this week and the staff and pupils have made the most of our grounds. The ‘Smiley Mile’ club has started and even I was motivated to run a mile (the first one in quite a while). Watch this space for more information about our plans to increase even further the active opportunities for our pupils.

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  • Making the most of every day!

    Published 05/05/17

    It seems that the Academy is busy right from the start of the day. The year 6 pupils have been regular attenders of a SATs breakfast club where they can not only access breakfast, but also get a headstart on the day’s learning. All of our pupils work hard and whilst the year 6 pupils are of particular focus next week, it must be noted that they are excellent role models for the younger pupils. We wish them well with their assessments and know that they will try their best.

    Many of our clubs have started this week and I thank both Mrs Duxbury-Mead for organising and all the staff for offering to run such a variety. With the last offer, a total of 281 out of 398 children have asked to join a new club. We also have clubs that are continuing from last term so an extra 45 pupils are involved. This is in addition to the range of activities already offered within our Academy day. We do listen to the children and their ideas relating to their interests. If they have a good idea for a club, please ask them to raise in their class council.

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