Darnell and Nadhiir were winners in a local poetry competition! Their winning poems are printed below - and will also be published in local magazine 'Up Our Street'. Both boys won i-pod shuffles, which were presented in assembly by Stacey Yelland from Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management. Nadhiir's mum accepted the prize on his behalf as he was out at swimming.
Each week this term we have focused on one of our school values and the children have carried out a challenge related to this. In week one, the Determination challenge was to create something to show what determination meant to them We had poems and videos and sculptures and art work! In week 2 the Openness challenge was for each class to introduce themselves to a mystery visitor and to learn by listening about that visitor. Governors, Business Partners and local community members visited the classes and were impressed with the chiildren's confidence and enthusisam. The third values challenge was about nurture and every child in the school has planted a sunflower seed. The challenge is to nurture that sunflower so it grows as tall as it can. We are looking forward to a fabulous crop of sunflowers on the school field in September.
All last week, the Year 6 children were busy completing their annual SATs tests. They did tests in Reading and Maths and this year the government have introduced a new Grammar test as well. All the children showed maturity and focus during the week and were rewarded at the end with a trip to Hollywood Bowl!
Attendance this term has been excellent. As a whole school
we have achieved 97% since the Easter break. This week 8
classes exceeded our target of 95%. Congratulations to Year 3
where both Woodpecker and Kingfisher class achieved an
impressive 99%. They were closely followed by Gruffalo, Swift
and Owl, who all had 98%. Well done and keep it up!