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February 2018

  • Learning Leading to Leadership!

    Published 08/02/18

    As I have mentioned before, our focus for our personal development this term has been to Try New Things. Over the last few weeks, we have been able to observe many examples of children embracing the spirit of endeavour and we were impressed by the number of children who took part in the Grantham Rotary Swimarathon who hadn’t done it before as well as the number of children who represented the academy in the gymnastics competition. The children’s enthusiasm is overwhelming and they can’t wait to share it with others. Increasingly, our young leaders are keen to share their learning with the younger pupils and a special thank you has to go to the children who have run clubs this terms as well as our Sports Ambassadors and Gymnasts who not only looked after our younger gymnasts during the competition on Tuesday, they also looked after other schools’ pupils too!

    As we reach the end of Term 3, we have say goodbye to Miss Anderton for a while. With her baby due in March, Miss Anderton is looking forward to spending time with her family before welcoming their new baby in a few weeks. We can’t wait to meet the addition to her family and I know she’ll be watching the videos every week to find out what we’re doing at school. During her absence, Miss Lamb will be teaching the Year 5 Gazelles. We wish you all a very happy half term break and look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, 19th February 2018.

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  • Be Curious, Explore More!

    Published 01/02/18

    As you are aware, we have challenged our pupils to try new things this term. Whilst this could be that they try a new club or choose a lunch they’ve never had before, it could be something more subtle such as working with someone new or making choices about how they would like to demonstrate their learning. We are pleased to report that the children have risen to this challenge brilliantly and we have been really impressed with their resilience and creativity as a result. Thank you for your continued support at home as it seems as if recently and more than ever, their learning is overflowing into continued research and practice beyond the school day!

    Next week is the last week of term before half term and one of our favourite weeks – Spring Term Parents’ Evening. Having met with you in the Autumn Term, we look forward to catching up with you on Wednesday and Thursday evenings to discuss your child’s progress. You will also be able to look at their learning in their various books. We encourage KS2 pupils (Years 3-6) to attend the meetings with their parents and younger children are welcome to stay  with staff in the studio where they can either watch a film or look at the books in the book fair. Mrs Cradduck, our SENDCo will also be available on Wednesday evening.

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