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January 2018

  • Don't Stop Us Now!

    Published 25/01/18

    In 2017, the government announced that they wanted primary schools to increase the amount of activity that children have to partake in to include an additional 30 minutes a day. At Huntingtower, we love to be active and always love to rise for a challenge. Watch the video and you’ll see that the teachers have become very creative as to how we can include more activity in our learning. Mrs Duxbury-Mead works very hard to coordinate our extra active minutes and we thank her for her hard work. If your child is active out of school too – at a sport or club, let us know!

    It is a really special moment when you open a letter to reveal a surprise! This is what happened to Mrs Kightley our music leader, this week. We have achieved the Music Mark for our efforts and activities with music. Music is such an important element of our school day and the children gain a lot of pleasure from taking part. What made this award so special was that it was given to us after we were nominated by a music specialist who visited the academy. We look forward to building upon this mark in the future.

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  • The Secret of Our Success!

    Published 18/01/18

    January quite often poses challenges including cold days, biting winds and limited sunshine. These factors do not deter our pupils who continue to make the most of every moment. They have particularly embraced their continuous provision afternoons, where they have the opportunity to make decisions about what they learn and when. This links really closely with our personal development curriculum, Try New Things and staff are keen to discuss how motivated the children are within these sessions.

    We are now coming to the end of the third week of term and we are half way through this half term. Look out for a letter inviting you to meet with your child’s teacher just before half term. These Parent-Teacher meetings will provide you with the opportunity for you to find out about the progress that your child has made as well as look at their work.

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  • Welcome to 2018!

    Published 12/01/18

    Happy New Year! It has been great to welcome everyone back to our Academy, refreshed and ready to learn. After a really successful training day on the 2nd January, the children were keen to start the next day and instantly demonstrated their curiosity for their new projects. Look out for your child’s curriculum letter in their book bag.

    We have also started our new focus for our Personal Development curriculum – Try New Things! This is really exciting and will build upon our ongoing focus of Never Give Up. With this in mind, we have structured some of the wider curriculum to encourage children to explore their learning in different ways. So far, the children have really enjoyed the Continuous Provision element of the curriculum. You’ll be able to see examples of their work when you come to meet with their class teachers just before half term at Parents’ Evening. Please check on the class Twitter feeds to find out more!

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