This week… and pictures from the show

We hope that everyone who was able to make it to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory enjoyed the evening. The children were fantastic – pictures below from the evening performances and earlier rehearsals to KS1 and KS2

In class this week,we’ve been discussing human rights, discrimination, equality and feminism. The children have shown intelligent, modern ideas and it’s been an interesting set of lessons to teach (with up-to-date material from the BBC to consider!). By the end, pretty much everyone in the class was happy to describe themselves as a feminist and we hope that the girls and boys take this attitude with them to their secondary schools.

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Year 6 leavers’ assembly

The Year 6 leavers’ assembly will be held in the KS2 hall at 2pm on Friday.   We would love to see parents and carers at the assembly but understand, of course, if work commitments make this difficult.

In recent years, the children have enjoyed bringing a white T-shirt to school on the last day for friends to sign and they are very welcome to do so this year.

Trek through the night thank you

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Kate, Jane, Matthew, Giles, Debs and Dave would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored our 40 mile ‘Trek Through the Night’ walk. We set off at midnight and we all crossed the finish line at 3.30pm yesterday (Sunday).   It was one of the hardest things we have ever done and we were one of very few teams who crossed the finish line with all members standing.  Knowing that we had everyone’s support made such a difference.
We’ve raised about £3000 for Action Medical Research which is a fantastic amount.  And it’s still not too late to donate if you would like to – just follow this link
Thank you again everyone!

Letters home about the Year 6 show…

… that Mr Milne forgot to hand out this afternoon.  Hard copies will go home tomorrow.

One is to use to order tickets for the show and the other is about costumes.  We’re aiming to hold a first dress rehearsal on Thursday this week.  We’re trying to keep costumes relatively simple, but are conscious that this does not leave long to put them together, and so please don’t worry if costumes are not ready by then.

Year 6 show ticket letter

Year 6 show costumes


SATs, reports, open afternoon, Y6 show…

We hope your children are generally pleased with their SATs results. We feel that nearly everyone has achieved well or is on a positive trajectory.

SATs are a moment in time – similar to the public exams to come at secondary school – when the children are asked to show what they can do.   For most children, they are probably a reasonable indication of their working level.  At the same time, tests don’t suit everybody, and any measure on a given day is subject to a certain amount of variation. In particular, for the higher scores (from 110 to 120) the difference between one level and the next is just one or two marks (i.e. a single question).

You will receive your children’s reports on Thursday, where we have written about their progress more generally, and without specific reference to the SATs.  Then there is an open afternoon on Friday when you will be welcome to come into the classroom to look through the children’s books and discuss their progress with us and when we’ll be glad to answer any questions.

Separately, letters will be coming home on Monday about the Year 6 show performances on Tuesday and Wednesday 18-19 July and about costumes for the show.