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May 2019

  • Magnificent May!

    Published 23/05/19

    What a fantastic end to what has been a very short but full term! There have been so many opportunities for our pupils to shine over the last few weeks that we would like to mention a few. There have many sporting events taking place from cross country to hockey, football to rounders. Every time, our children have represented our academy brilliantly and have demonstrated the values that we hold in such high regard. Thanks goes to the staff who prepared and supported the pupils and also to the parents who helped to transport pupils to events. The children have also worked hard with their academic achievements and we have seen some work of a very high standard. We are also celebrating our Rotary Stars pupils who have been selected as they demonstrate the values of generosity, respect and care.

    After many years, we have to say goodbye to Mrs May who has worked as a teaching assistant in several different year groups over the years she has been with us. Mrs May has decided to retire and enjoy time with her family and we wish her a happy and fulfilling time. Goodbye also go to Mrs Sandell, one of our Midday Supervisors who is leaving us to commit more time to her other job. We hope you have a great half term holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back at the academy on Monday, 3rd June. It will be a very exciting day for Years 1, 2 and 5 who all have trips on this day.

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  • Making the Most of Every Moment

    Published 16/05/19

    For many schools, this week is often only remembered by the KS2 SATs week. At Huntingtower, whilst we recognise that it is important for pupils to show their families, future schools and others what they have learned in the last four years, we also believe that English and mathematics are only a part of our the curriculum that we provide for the children. We describe ourselves as a learning school, not just in academic subjects but also in social, emotional and creative elements of our curriculum that support our pupils in becoming true citizens of the world.  As stated previously, our theme for this term's personal development is Imagine and there certainly has been lots of evidence of the children's imagination this week. From Early Years to Year 6, the children have used their imagination and creativity to support their learning whether is art, music, history and even PE Please take time watch the video to find out more. 

    It is difficult to believe that next week with be the final week of this term. As with every short term, we look forward to welcoming our friends from the Rotary Sunshine Group who will be coming to present this term's Rotary Star winners for each class; names will also be published in Tower Times. This award commends our pupils who demonstrate our academy value of Care and the Trust value of Generosity. They will be presented with their certificate in next Friday's assembly (24th May 2019).

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  • May is Blooming with Possibilities!

    Published 09/05/19

    It's amazing how a shorter week has had little impact on our children's productivity! Our Personal Development theme this term is Imagine and as I have said to the children, it is a case of use it or lose it! The video this week demonstrates that our children are at no risk of losing their imagination; in fact, they are only making it stronger. I particularly love when learning overflows beyond the academy day and the children can't wait to show us what they have achieved. With imagination, anything is possible.

    Next week is a busy week in any primary school. Both our Year 6 and Year 2 pupils will be taking part in Statutory Assessment Tests in Reading, Mathematics and, for Y6, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. We always consider the needs of our pupils at this time and we are proud of how mature and positive our pupils are. We wish them every success and will be constantly reminding them that they are the best that they can be and that will always be just what we wish for them. 

    On a final note, the planning for our Summer Fayre is starting to take shape. If you would like to help with this, there is a planning meeting after school (3.30pm) on Friday, 10th May in the Community Room. Please enter through the main entrance.

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  • Our Passion for Learning

    Published 02/05/19

    May is definitely a busy month at any school but at Huntingtower, we definitely like to make the most of our days. When I was making the video this week, I was pleased see that with the improved weather, learning has been taken beyond the academy walls and into our extensive grounds. Spring can be a little unpredictable however and one minute, the children have been exploring and learning in dappled sunlight and the next, rain is threatening! This has not deterred the children and they continue to thrive on their experiences. Fingers crossed that the weather improves as we head towards the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Communication is essential to the good running of any establishment and at Huntingtower, we try our best to keep you informed about up and coming events and changes to our usual routines. Tower Times provides our ‘News’ round up and Parent Hub is used for more specific and timely information. We also use here on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to let you know about what is happening at the academy. With the Tower Times this week is also a specific letter to let you know about a few exciting changes we are making to our academy and in particular to our communications systems. We are sending both a paper copy and as an item on Parent Hub. We will also be continuing to discuss the changes on Tower Times. Please take the time to read it and familiarise yourself with future changes. 

    Have a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone back at the academy on Tuesday, 7thMay 2019

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