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June 2018

  • Don't Be Afraid to Try!

    Published 21/06/18

    This week, our pupils have been informed of their next class for the academic year for 2018-19. With this information, they have already visited their new class and teacher on Wednesday morning. This first session was a huge success as the children met with new and old friends as well as getting to know the staff who will support them. For some, this is a change of Key Stage and for others, a change in expectation as they become the oldest pupils in the academy. What about the Year 6, you ask. Well, they have become our Huntingtower Helpers. After nearly 7 years with us, they have become willing volunteers completing jobs that will benefit the whole academy. It appears that there is quite a list and they are happy to oblige. They have been a wonderful group of leaders and whilst we are pleased that they are about to start a new and exciting step in their educational journey, they will be missed.

    We’re now just a week away from the Summer Fayre. Hopefully, you’ve received raffle tickets through your child, please remember that tickets and monies need to be returned by Friday, 29th June. I know that the children love a non-uniform day and thanks again for your contributions. We hope you can join the Friends of Huntingtower and staff on Saturday, 30th June. Keep your fingers crossed that this lovely, warm weather continues so that we can make the most of the day.

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  • A Week to Remember

    Published 14/06/18

    Primary education is all about gaining experience. During the time that our children are at Huntingtower, they learn to read, write, calculate and problem-solve. Our pupils work hard and should be applauded for their hard work. If this was all that we teach, it would be a very narrow curriculum. We ensure that across the year, the children have the opportunity to widen their knowledge and skills in a range of subjects and we think very carefully to ensure that their experiences don't just enhance their learning but also provide the foundations for them becoming future citizens of society. This week has been an example of this with several trips taking place including the Year 6 residential trip to PGL. The staff who stayed with the pupils over the weekend were incredibly proud of the way in which our pupils handled challenges and new experiences - if you'd like to see more about PGL and the other events, please check out the video on Twitter, Facebook or here on our website.

    June is always a busy month of the year and this June is proving to be the same. In little over a fortnight's time, the Friends of Huntingtower and staff will be holding the annual Summer Fayre on the Sports Field. Please see the flyer for more details and look out for their Raffle Tickets in your child's book bag. We hope you can join us on the day as there will be lots to do and join in with. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Huntingtower who continue to support us. This year alone, they have donated books to the academy as well as buy the Y6 leavers' hoodies. There is a non-uniform day next Friday in anticipation of the event - KS2 pupils have been asked to bring in summer toys such as balls and outdoor games and KS1/EYs have been asked to bring in sweets or chocolate for the Tombola. We would like to thank you in advance for your continued support.

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  • REACHing Wherever We Are!

    Published 07/06/18

    Welcome to the final term of 2018-19. It seems that we’ve blinked and found ourself in June although when we look at the children, we can see how much they have grown. It has been an incredibly busy week that started with our assembly on Monday morning on Healthy Eating. You’ll be pleased to know that they have a great understanding of what they should eat and how often. I know they enjoy the lunches that our kitchens provide and eat the fruit that we offer; Years 1,2 and 3 had the opportunity to work with Roots to Food this week. Darren is a very inspiring chef and passionate about encouraging children to make positive choices about their food. Year 1 and 3 took part in an activity session which ended with a healthy smoothie and Year 2 cooked the best Chicken Rogan Josh, I’ve ever tasted. If you would like to see what they did with Roots to Food, please check the classes’ Twitter accounts and the video that can be found on our website, twitter feed and Facebook. The video is also full of the children’s achievements out of school too. We love to hear about their successes and it helps us to understand what interests and motivates them too.

    As you begin the weekend, spare a thought for the Y6 pupils and staff who are about take on a thrilling set of challenges at PGL. For the children (and those adults who dare), it will be trying new things and gaining experiences that they’ll remember for ever. For the adults, I know they will enjoy working with the children to ensure that they have the best time possible. Huge thanks goes to staff who give their time freely and the Friends of Huntingtower who have kindly paid for the children’s leavers hoodies.

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