Well done to the school choir
It has been an immense pleasure to join the choir over the past two weekends. A wonderful performance of our Christmas songs at St. Catherine’s hospice last week and then another amazing performance today at Queen Street Methodist Church alongside the choir from Overdale Primary School. Thanks to all the children and parents for giving up their time to showcase the amazing choir we have in school (the best in Scarborough in my opinion).
If you are an avid reader of my blog for school, you would have noted that we had a whole school review recently. I’m pleased to say that the review highlighted the many, many positives of our school.
As you can see from some of the detailed feedback above, this was an intensive but supportive review day. While there are so many amazing positives, we also have some aspects of improvement that we will work on with haste as a team. As a community we are moving in a very positive direction. Your continued support is so important and so I cannot thank you enough for reading with your children, for helping them develop their handwriting and for helping them to develop as the wonderful children they are. The amazing improvements are only possible with the amazing team we have working in school.
After a difficult first few days of the week due to this a bug going round, attendance picked up and we ended the week well. Attendance for year groups to date is as below. Your support in ensuring your child attends school as often as is possible is appreciated. Our belief that every lesson counts is so important for every child.
I know that alongside your own high expectations that the levels of attendance will improve. We aim for 100% but know that children can sometimes be poorly.
Well done this week to class 5, 7, 8, 16 and 17 who achieved their class target. – An extra playtime or other treat from your teacher this week.
Year Two (Class 7/8/9) = 95.41%
EYFS (Class 1/2/3) = 93.72%
Year One (Class 4/5/6) = 93.29%
Year Three (Class 10/11/12) = 93.15%
Year Four (Class 13/14/15) = 93.12 %
Year Six (Class 19/20/21) = 92.36%
Year Five (Class 16/17/18) 90.5%
The next two weeks…
Dates for the next two weeks were shared on class dojo on Friday. We look forward to EYFS and KS1 performances, Age UK event, Grandparents event, Christmas Dinner, Year group parties, stay and learn events, learning celebration events. It will be a busy and enjoyable two weeks! Please check class dojo for all the details.
I am pleased to say that Mrs Lorna Lynskey will join the governing body from January 2024. We thank Mrs Lynskey for volunteering her time to help challenge and improve school as a governor.
But they’ve also been involved in lots of purposeful play in the Quad this week! Making Gingerbread in the mud kitchen, building a palace for The Snow Queen and searching for and dusting off fossils in the sand.
This week, Year One enjoyed a school trip entitled the ‘Tour de Scarborough’!
In geography, we are learning all about our local area. Yesterday, we boarded a coach which took us on a tour of all of the local landmarks our beautiful town has to offer. We spotted the castle, lighthouse, the Grand Hotel, the Scarborough Spa and many more. On our journey, we learnt lots of interesting facts about each landmark and used a map to track the route. What a beautiful town we live in!
Year Two – It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers in school this week to work alongside their child(ren) to create some magnificent pizzas! We thank you for taking the time to be part of your child’s learning and for helping them to make pizza! Children in Y2 have also created some amazing poetry this week!
Year 4 have started to write their suspense stories based upon the book, ‘The Iron Man’ and we have already seen some excellent writing! We have investigated the 3, 6 and 9 times tables in Maths and found lots of ways to help us multiply. In Science, the children have also investigated the changing state of chocolate and how we can change it from a solid to a liquid, then back again! The children loved this! In DT, we started to make our Moving Storybooks that the children have designed. These are going to look amazing when they are finished! Class 15 have become the TTRockstars champions AGAIN after successfully winning the latest battle! They are the overall winners of the Autumn Term with three consecutive wins! Well done everyone! Fantastic effort from everyone involved!
Year Six – Check out this amazing poetry!
Thanks, as always for the amazing support you give to school. As a community, our school is making amazing progress.