Unfortunately we have decided to postpone our sports afternoon due to the bad weather. We will let you know the new date as soon as possible.
Dear Parent / Guardian,
I am delighted to introduce an initiative to you as part of Hinchingbrooke’s Transition process; the Get Ahead Booklet. Following feedback from staff and students, we have prepared a series of tasks for students to work through between now and when they start at Hinchingbrooke in September. Much of the work will be set as homework in the final half term by the current Year 6 teachers. The work should be completed on separate paper for each subject, so that it can be stuck inside the front cover of their new exercise books in English, Maths, Science, Geography and History.
Completion of the tasks in this booklet will help students by:
Introducing them to the topics they will study in September
Helping them with organisation skills in terms of completing all the tasks in the allotted time
Encouraging them to work independently
Giving them an opportunity to continue to use and develop subject specific skills over the Summer
If you have any questions about the tasks in this booklet, please feel free to contact the Lower School Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be able to pass on your question to the relevant member of staff. Students can also ask questions during the Transition lessons or across the Taster Days in July. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to meet staff from all of these departments (and others) at our Taster Evening event on 5th July. More details about Taster Days will follow in due course.
Thank you for your continuing support with the Transition process and specifically with this initiative.
We are keeping everything crossed that the weather remains dry for our sports afternoon, starting at 1.30 pm tomorrow. If we need to postpone we will make the decision as early as possible.
Please keep checking the website and Facebook for updates.
Our sports afternoon is on Friday 25th May, we will be starting at 1.30 pm. We hope you can join us.
We would like to say a very big thank you to Mrs Sykes for filming the Swifts’ wedding. Weren’t they brilliant!
What a wonderful event we enjoyed today! The Swifts’ wedding alongside our Royal Wedding celebration went so well – congratulations to Miss Allan and the children who performed beautifully 🙂 We will all be watching Anglia news this evening to see if any of the coverage is shared!
As we are continuing to have problems with our phone lines we now have a mobile number which can be used to contact the school. Please dial 07535724047 and this will reach the school office. Thank you for your understanding.
We wish all our Eagles good luck for their SATs next week – we know you will do yourselves proud 🙂
We hope all our pupils and families have a lovely bank holiday weekend! We’d also like to remind you that we are holding our Open Book event on Wednesday 9th May from 3.45 – 6.00pm. Mrs Worrell looks forward to meeting you while you visit the school.Thank you to all parents, grandparents, siblings and friends who joined us this afternoon for our Celebration Assembly- it was lovely to have you with us 🙂
Our celebration assemblies will now take place at 2.30 on alternate Friday afternoons. We’re trialling this to see whether working parents are able to join us more easily. Please look out for a letter in your child’s bag, or a phone call from a member of staff to invite you along.
We’re enjoying another very busy week here; some of our Year 6 pupils joined with St John’s pupils for an informal football match on Monday while some of our Year 4 pupils took part in an orienteering festival at Hinchingbrooke.
What a fabulous first week we’ve had back – the weather has been amazing and the children have enjoyed new learning experiences in class and outside! Lots of use of the Studio has been made and we’re enjoying putting into practice the training we had as a staff on the 30:30 initiative. Could we ask that the children bring a water bottle, sun hat and cream to school please. Sun cream should be named to avoid confusion! Thank you 🙂
We hope you have had a good Easter holiday and look forward to seeing you all back at school tomorrow!
After another egg-citing Easter raffle we are pleased to announce that £71.70 has been raised! We will use this to enhance our wet-play equipment for the children. Thank you for supporting this event and we wish you all a very happy Easter.
Please check your child’s bag as we have distributed the summer term clubs letter today. We have some exciting new clubs on offer as well as other favourites.
Congratulations Kestrels and Red Kites on your fantastic performances of Cinderella Rockerfella! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and we are so proud of you all. Thank you too, to the audience at the evening events who together raised the amazing sum of £303.20 for the MacMillan Woodlands Centre. This is a charity which is close to our hearts as was mentioned so we are very grateful to you.
Another busy week is in store this week as Kestrels and Red Kites perform their production of ‘Cinderella Rockerfella’ on Tuesday afternoon to the school and guests and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Tickets have been distributed, costumes are ready and the stage is set!
We are delighted to share the news that our Year 5 and 6 hockey team won their competition this afternoon! Mr Piper was very pleased with how they played and their sportsmanship 🙂
We have a very exciting week ahead this week; Mrs Saunders has arranged for a visitor from Wood Green Animal Shelter to work with each class and on Thursday we’re holding our Chinese New Year day. This ties in with our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural curriculum. Children are invited to wear red clothes that day.
Our Spring term Bags to School collection takes place tomorrow; please leave any bags outside the community room in the morning.
Eagles begin their four day Safer Cycling course tomorrow. Please remember your bike and helmet and a warm jacket!
We are very pleased to welcome Miss Kim Peachey to our office team. She will be working in school most days so you will meet her if you come to the office 🙂
Please remember to check both the website and our Facebook page regularly. With the threat of approaching cold weather in mind, we will use these platforms to inform you if we are forced to close the school. Thank you.
We will be sending Spring term reports home on Monday; please check your child’s bag. Please also ensure you have sent in your Parents’ Evening request slips as spaces are filling up fast.
After 15 years at Spaldwick we will be sorry to say goodbye to Mrs Hesketh in the school office tomorrow. We wish her well in her retirement and will miss her very much.
It is lovely to see our children and families after half term – what exciting holidays we’ve heard about!
Thursday – February 22nd – is World Thinking Day. If your child would like to wear their Rainbow, Brownie, Beaver, or Cub uniform they are welcome to.
Please check your child’s bag to see if there’s an invitation to our Celebration Assembly in there for you! Our Celebration Assemblies begin at 10.10, so please arrive as close to that time as possible. Thank you
Mrs Saunders is very pleased to announce that we have received six fruit trees from the Orchards for Schools project. This is a Heritage Lottery funded project and Mrs Saunders will be planting them soon, along with some helpers!
The Governors, with support from the Local Authority, will be interviewing candidates for the Headship on Thursday and Friday next week. Your child may well see visitors in school and tell you about them!
Wow, £78.78 – what an amazing total raised by our Kestrels through their jumble sale! Thank you very much to Lucy, Olivia, Natasha, Enid, Catie, Izzie and all the other pupils who either helped organise the event or came along to buy something. Well done 🙂
Do come along to our Open Classrooms this evening – school will be open between 3.45 and 6.00pm. Entry through the main entrance only, thank you.
We have signed up to tale part in the Big School Bird Watch which takes place between now and 23rd February; more news to come soon!
We had an exciting visitor in school yesterday – the Robins and Swifts met Forest Ian with his owl! Lots of very interesting facts were shared and the children were fascinated. Thank you Forest Ian, for coming in to see us 🙂
The Eagles have completed their mock SATs now and we were very impressed with their calm and sensible approach. The results will be shared with them very soon.
Conferences between teachers and children will take place this week, your child will discuss their strengths and areas to develop and agree targets.
Thank you very much to the 24 parents who joined us for our first open celebration assembly! It was lovely that you could join us and we look forward to welcoming more of you soon! Photos will be appearing soon, check our Facebook page too.
We are altering our celebration assemblies so that they take place each fortnight. If your child is receiving a certificate or showing their work, you’ll receive an invitation to come along and help us celebrate their success! Watch out for invitations coming home in book bags 🙂
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