Ofsted

 

We heard today that Ofsted inspectors will be visiting tomorrow and Friday. We hope that they enjoy their visit to St. Paul’s. They very much want to hear the views of parents and children on our school so do please talk to them!

Welcome back!

Welcome back to another action packed school year! This month sees the start of a new National Curriculum so we have revised our School Curriculum accordingly and there is a lot to look forward to.  Most classes are planning trips this half term and we are looking forward to visits from Mad Science and The Pop Project. In October we will be celebrating National Poetry day with a vist by poet, Jan Dean, who will then run workshops with some year groups.

I am sure  that all our new children, both in the Nursery and in other classes, will settle in quickly as part of the St. Paul’s family and I look forward to meeting them and learning their names.

Do please read the class blogs and leave your comments. The children love to know that someone has read their contribution.

Well done, Year 5!

I was extremely proud, yesterday evening, to be invited on stage at The Lowry to receive a certificate celebrating the school’s participation in this year’s Children’s  Shakespeare Festival. Year 5 had the audience glued to their seats as they gave us their interpretation of how Macbeth’s ambition leads to his moral degeneration, madness and death. Wonderful performances from everyone  and many thanks to Mrs Comber and Miss Cross for writing and directing their contribution.

Next year A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I can’t wait!

Get set for a busy half term

I hope everyone had a good rest over the holiday as we have  a really busy half term coming up.  Some of the highlights will be…..

  • Year 5 performing in Macbeth at The Lowry
  • Year 6 performing a World War 1 tribute at The Imperial War Museum North
  • Year 4 playing at the annual Wider Opportunities concert at The Lowry
  • Brighter Futures week, 7 – 11 July when we will all be thinking about the opportunities available to us in the future
  • Fiesta Day, 14 July, when we get excited about learning Spanish next year
  • Year 6 trip to Lledr Hall, 14 – 18 July

and not forgetting St. Paul’s Got Talent 2014!!

It should be a great half term – se you all on Monday!

Year 4 Returns!

IMG_0611copyIMG_0509copyIMG_0483copyIMG_0484copyYear 4 have returned safely from Robinwood.  We emerged unscathed from the Dungeon of Doom and the Piranha Pool, solved the Quest and the Crate Challenge, conquered our fear of heights on the Climbing Wall, Trapeze and Zip Wire and had a lot of fun!

Many thanks to Chris and Coby , our Group Leaders at Robinwood, who were fantastic.

Looking forward to next year already!

Robin wood

Hello from Robinwood!

Year 4 are having a fantastic time. Everyone slept well and they are all enjoying the activities. Our favourite so far is The Dungeon of Doom!

Blue skies and sunshine .

See you tomorrow. We should be back about 3 pm.

Year 4, Mrs Whiteway, Mrs Greaves and Mr Hutchinson

 

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Our Christmas festivities went well and it was good to see so many  parents  at our Early Years Nativity Play and at the Carol Service on the last day.  Our building work is now nearly complete and we are very pleased with our new windows. We are now going to reorganise the courtyards and make an outdoor learning area for the Year 1 children.

All classes have now started their new topics so please look at the Class blogs to see what your child is doing and do feel free to comment on their work. Children love to know that someone is reading their work.

 

Welcome to another exciting year!

It was lovely to see all the children return to school in their new uniforms refreshed from their holiday and ready for another year of hard work and lots of fun. We have an action packed half term lined up with visits from Mad Science, The Pop Project and Firehorse Theatre. Our Family Groups are now established and we will spend Half an hour on a Friday afternoon enjoying fun activities in our Families. This will enable all of us to get to know children in different year groups .

Parents and friends are welcome to join us at our Harvest Festival on 4th October at 9.30a.m. At St. Paul’s Church and at our Bingo afternoon from 3.30 to 5p.m. On Friday 11th October.