Sports’ Day 2018

We had a wonderful day celebrating our sporting abilities!

Well done to everyone who took part and tried their best. The was obvious determination and perseverance shown by so many.

A special mention for Blue House who were the overall winners.

Well done, everyone!

Gold School Games Mark

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the GOLD School Games Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme, launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to Miss Skinner for organising us all!

We look forward to applying once again in 2019!

Forest School Grand Opening

What a fabulous time we had celebrating our Forest School Grand Opening.

Local celebrity, Wolf Christian, grandfather of one of our children, performed the opening ceremony and the lovely ladies from Tesco brought us some nibbles.

Everyone took it in turns to go through the Forest School area and were treated to nettle tea, nettle bread and toasted marshmallows.

We do hope you all enjoyed it!

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

You may have heard your children talking about having a Growth Mindset.  This is an approach to learning that we have recently introduced in school.

Growth Mindset is a research and evidence-based approach to helping children be confident, capable learners. Growth Mindset theory describes a key positive mental attitude and approach to learning and development.

A Growth Mindset is rooted in a belief that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. In other words, people with a Growth Mindset think intelligence is like a muscle that grows stronger with training. This positive mental attitude helps to foster both an interest in learning and a resilience against setbacks; both are essential for great achievement.

In contrast, a Fixed Mindset comes from a belief that intelligence and talent are fixed and that talent is more important than effort for achievement.

As part of our teaching about mindsets, we have launched Fearless Fridays, when the children and staff will be learning about the key concepts and developing their mindsets.

 

Our Christmas Service

We were delighted to share our singing, acting, dancing and instrument playing with everyone at our Christmas Service in church this week. Many thanks to everyone who supported us!