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January 2019

  • New News Story

    Published 31/01/19

    Well it certainly has been a chilly week! The site managers have worked very hard to anticipate every possible change in the weather to ensure that our grounds are as safe as ever. Thank you goes to everyone accessing the car park for being a little more cautious and considerate to others in these precarious conditions. I don’t think that this cold blast has finished yet so please remind your children to wear those extra outdoor items (hats, scarves and gloves) to help them keep warm when outside. There has been plenty of research to support, for example, that a child with asthma or breathing issues benefits from wearing a scarf loosely over their nose and mouth. It appears my mum was right all along when she told me to wrap up warm!

    There have been some great achievements recently in our sporting competitions. Last Friday, our UKS2 athletics team competed in the Large Schools Sports Hall Athletics team and came second! There were so many elements that they participated in that it really required a concerted effort. Well done to everyone who represented the academy. On Sunday, Mrs Bensley and her team of committed gymnasts competed in the Lincolnshire Primary Schools Gymnastics Competition held at the Meres Leisure Centre. It was a very long and successful day as the children all performed brilliantly and several were rewarded with medals. If you would like to know more, please watch the weekly video found on either the website (News Page), Twitter or Facebook. On a final note, this week has been National Storytelling Week. The children will tell you that I love to tell and listen to stories about life. Listening to stories about our families and its history is so important to carry on into the future generations. Please spend some time telling stories about yourself and your family  and carry on this wonderful tradition.

     

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  • An Achievement-Packed Week!

    Published 24/01/19

    Apparently, this Monday was Blue Monday. This is a name given to the day in January claimed to be the most depressing day of the year! Having been informed that this was the case, Huntingtower set about changing the perception from Blue Monday to Huntingtower-Blue Monday and as you know, at Huntingtower we are always positive! As a result, we have had a very successful week celebrating many home achievements as well as those in the academy. I have been particularly impressed with some well constructed, detailed pieces of writing. I have even gained some excellent pieces of work for my office display and several children are now many merits richer. I look forward to seeing more of the pupils' work over the next few weeks. Please be aware that your child should soon be bringing home a letter inviting you to come and meet with their teacher in the last week before half term. You will also be able to look at their books and see the progress they have made this year. 

    We have faced many challenges this week with both the weather and the traffic. The icy weather is set to continue for a little while longer and this means that extra care should be taken on pathways around the academy and streets in our immediate environment. Thanks goes to Mr Moore and Mr Wallace, our Site Managers for ensuring that the pathways are gritted to the best of their ability. Please also remind the children to bring hats and gloves with them as the days continue to remain chilly!

     

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  • All about the Arts!

    Published 17/01/19

    What an amazing start to the week we have had this week. I was privileged to be invited to support the Young Voice Choir club in Sheffield with Mrs Kightley, Mrs Goddard-Tate and our Piano Teacher, Mr Emmett. Our forty pupils joined with five thousand others to perform to a large audience of parents and family members. They had to chance to rehearse first, learning more about how a professional performance is created. They also got to perform with some well known celebrities. It truly was a wonderful experience and one that I am sure they will remember for years to come. Many thanks to the parents for their support and I hope that those who were able to travel to Sheffield enjoyed the performance as much as we did.

    Every week, when I make our video, I can see trends and patterns in our learning. The children’s pride in their work and their enthusiasm for learning is evident as well as their love of the range of subjects taught. Often we see sporting achievements as well as academic ones. I am very passionate about the arts and have especially loved making the video over the last two weeks as there has been so much art work being created at home as well as at school. They really should be proud of their achievements and I look forward to seeing more. 

    Finally, can I ask you to spend a little time reading the Adverse Weather letter that is being distributed through Parent Hub? We are hoping that we don’t have the extreme weather of 2018 but it is best to be prepared.

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