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July 2018

  • Goodbye to Year 6

    Published 20/07/18

    They have been amazing! We wish them every success in the future. Thank you, Year 6.

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  • End of an Amazing Year!

    Published 18/07/18

    It really has been a wonderful year with many highs to celebrate. We have achieved new highs academically, in sports, performance and even our charitable contributions. Our pupils have worked hard, made the most of the year and if the number of merits that have been collected are anything to go by, excelled. I would like to thank the pupils for making the year so special as well the adults (staff and parents) who have supported them.

    The end of a year is always bitter sweet. We have to say good-bye to our amazing Year 6. We have loved having you at the academy for the last seven years and we know that you are now ready to move on to the next phase in your education. Thank you for all of your hard work and endeavours. We also have to say goodbye to some members of staff; Mrs Helliwell, Mrs Thompson, Mr Doughty and Mrs Lopes are all moving on to pastures new and whilst we will miss them terribly, we wish the best of luck in their new roles. We will also be welcoming Mrs Hand to Year 4 in September although this is not a new member of staff but rather Miss Widdison using her married name. She and her future husband are looking forward to a late July wedding and we wish them every happiness in their future together.

    That just leaves to us wish you a very happy holidays. Let’s hope that the weather continues to be sunny and you enjoy your time together as a family. We look forward to seeing you back at the academy on Tuesday, 4th September 2018.

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  • Living History!

    Published 11/07/18

    Sometimes we live through very exciting times without even knowing that we are part of the history that the future generations will talk about. The summer of 2018 will be talked about in years to come for many reasons; Britain were lucky enough to be part of an extended heat wave, our English football team performed brilliantly in the World Cup and got to a higher stage in the competition than they had for a very long time. And in between these momentous events, our pupils are experiencing their own milestones. Whether it is completing their first year at school, buying their first merit reward item or even preparing to leave their primary school, memories have been made alongside these momentous occasions. For me, it is 20 years since I was offered a job at a large primary school in Grantham called Huntingtower Road and I think it's an anniversary that I’ll remember for a long time!

    This week, our Key Stage 2 assessments were returned to us by the Government. I have to say, it was a very exciting time logging onto the Government website on Tuesday morning at 7.30am. I can report that we are immensely proud of our Year 6 pupils’ achievements. They have performed brilliantly and by their actions, they have thanked all of the staff who have worked with them across the years. They will now move on to their secondary schools with some impressive supportive information, demonstrating what amazing learners they are.

    We are now approaching our final week of school and it promises to be a busy one. With our Year 6s performing on Tuesday and Wednesday,  our final shared assembly on Thursday with our Endeavour Assembly followed by the Year 6 Leavers’ Disco hosted by the Friends of Huntingtower  in the evening, we’re looking forward to the Celebration Barbecue on Friday lunch time. We hope you can join us. For more information, please see the posts in your Parent Hub app.

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  • New News Story

    Published 05/07/18

    Yet another fantastic week where the sun has continued to shine and the children have continued to blossom with their learning. On Monday, we were awed and delighted when one of our Year 6 pupils won Primary Pupil of the Year at the Lincolnshire Education Golden Apple Awards. A very prestigious award and an amazing trophy – well done to Logan in Zebras, we are very proud. Please see the photo below.

    Quickly following on from that, the academy then experienced ‘Moving Up Day’ which was a huge success. Not only did we meet our future Early Years’ pupils and families but everyone got a chance to spend a day in their new classrooms. It was both exciting and rewarding to see everyone in their new places.

    It’s sad to think that we’re coming to the end of another year, but what a year it has been. At the moment, I am reading every report and am honoured that I get the opportunity to add my own comment. It allows me time to reflect back over the children’s achievements as well as those special moments that they will remember in years to come. It makes me wonder where the time has gone as we get ready for the last few weeks of our Year 6s’ time at Huntingtower. It only seems like 5 minutes since they arrived (I think they are tired of me saying that but it’s true!). There’s still so much to do starting with our reward trip next week – we will tell you about it in next week’s Tower Times.

    Finally, fingers crossed everyone this weekend for a successful outcome of England’s next match on Saturday, I know that I’ll be watching!

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