Attendance 2017-2018

This week we have rewarded children who attained 97% and above attendance for this academic year with a treat of cake, and for the children who attained 100% attendance they got a visit from a local ice cream van! Well Done to all those children on their outstanding attendance!

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We are very proud of all of our classes attendance records for this year - A huge Well Done to everyone!

Ash Class - 95.6%

Oak Class - 96.9%

Pine Class - 97.2%

Sycamore Class - 95.8%

Willow Class - 96.1%

Celebration Assembly

This morning, the whole school came together for a special assembly.  Instead of golden acorns we were celebrating sports achievements.  Certificates from Miss Woolley were given for dedication in PE lessons, New Record Certificates for Sports day events were also given - there were lots more records broken this year! and to sports leaders for their contribution to sport - A Huge Well Done to all those children.

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Summer Fayre

Our much anticipated summer fayre proved to be a remarkable afternoon for the adults and children! The beaming sun gave that extra summery feel as the BBQ sizzled away and the marvellous mix of stalls enticed people to participate in awesome activities!

This year we included a nail painting stall where some had pretty pinks or glittery gold.  However, a new nail theme became very popular: England themed nails!

In addition to this, the children took an extreme amount of pleasure in throwing soaking sponges at teachers who were trapped in the dreaded socks! We believed it looked rather refreshing in the June sunshine! 

On the whole, the summer fayre was a spectacular success which was enjoyed by all! we are already looking forward to next year's fun!! A huge Thank You to our F.R.O.G.S for organising the event. 

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Music Recital

This afternoon, Mrs Batty and the Gentleshaw Musicians held the Summer Recital Concert.  We had lots of special guests come to watch our musicians and they didn't let us down!

The choir sang songs, we had music from guitars, recorders, keyboards and the clarinet.  The children have grown in confidence and delivered outstanding performances!

We are all so proud of the children for their hard work and dedication and it was a real pleasure to see the children enjoy themselves too.

We must say a huge thank you to Mrs Batty for all her hard work in organising the recital and for the music lessons she has taught the children.

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Sports Day

Our annual sports day was a spectacularly successful afternoon! We had a field full of beaming smiles that dazzled brighter than the midday sun!  Children sat in their teams (red ,yellow ,green and blue) waiting to cheer each other on as they raced to the finish line. Rapid racers ran up their lines collecting bean bags; balancing an egg on a spoon; manoeuvring through hoops and pacing at the speed of light. All the children participated in the races with an incredible amount of sportsmanship and motivation, not forgetting the most important complement for sports day– EXCITEMENT!  It was delightful to see the children encouraging each other and celebrating their positions, regardless of them coming first or last. On the whole, the day was a joyous experience shared between the children, staff and parents!

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Pine & Oak trip to Rosliston Forestry Centre

On Friday 8th June, Class Oak & Pine went to Rosliston Forestry Centre which linked to our topic on 'Minibeasts'.

Our activities included pond dipping, a minibeast hunt in the woods and then a woodland experience which involved learning about habitats and woodland animals. 

We were also lucky enough to play on the amazing play area which included us climbing on a large wooden Sparrow Hawk.

A great time was had by all!

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Skiing Experience for Year 5

Thursday 24th April 2018

Tamworth Snowdome 

A group of Year 5 children took part in a morning of skiing lessons as part of a 'National School Ski Week'.  The children were all very excited and did amazingly on the slopes, perfecting their stopping and managing to stay up (most of the time)! This was a great opportunity that the group really enjoyed.

See some pictures attached of how they got on!

 

Mr Shakesheave / Mr Parr (PE Dept)

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The Squirrels earn another epic 4 points!

Game one vs Boney Hay. Drew 0-0.

Goalkeeper Alfie

Centre back jack  Right back Bryn

Left back Willis  Midfielder Tyler

Midfielder Theo  Striker Archie

In our first game, we drew 0-0 with Boney Hay. We did not deserve the draw, we should’ve gained more from the match. We were by far the better team throughout the whole of that match. Well done lads for doing so well!

Game two vs Highfields. Won 2-0

Goalkeeper Alfie

Centre back Jack   Left back Willis

Right back Sachin  Midfielder Tyler

Midfielder Theo  Striker Archie/Will

In our second game, we played even better than the first with a 2-0 win over Highfields. The successful goal scorers were Archie and Jack. Well done lads you’ve done our school proud.

By Willis Brown

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