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It’s nearly Easter!

OrangUtans once again joined my core group of Blog Box readers to ensure there were lots of answers for last week’s question; cheering me up and making me feel that my efforts are worthwhile!

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It’s been a busy week which started with our Y3/4 football team getting to the final in the football tournament in Melbourne on Monday afternoon. They were narrowly pipped to the post by Newhall with a final score of 1 – 0 but can hold their heads high for their fantastic sportsmanship and skill.

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Last night was the FoS Easter bingo and Mr Liddle did a great job as bingo caller to help us raise around £800 for school; a fantastic amount that will help us purchase new games and resources for the playground.

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Mrs William’s Tigers have been busy selling raffle tickets for the Easter egg raffle which will be drawn next week as part of our Easter celebrations. Don’t forget that we have the Easter bonnet parade on Wednesday morning in the playground at 9am as well as Mrs Cormack’s Easter egg decorating competition on the same day. There are some great prizes to be won but you’ve got to be in it to win it so buy your tickets and use your creative talents to ensure your competition entries are sure-fire winners!

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Teachers have until the end of today to give me nominations for Super Students and to pass on reading and times table results to Mrs Cormack and Mrs Staddon so that we can prepare certificates for awards assembly next week. We will be celebrating further success on Friday in our Special Mentions assembly and I am looking forward to welcoming parents and carers to the occasion.

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Another important job for teachers before we break up is to complete the analysis of the assessments you’ve done this week. Some of you have done really well and applied your skills and knowledge which is great news although we also have people who haven’t done quite as well as we would have expected and it’s our job to find out why. We know that some children panic in tests so we can work on strategies for dealing with stress as well as exam technique whereas others have areas of learning that they find genuinely difficult and it’s our job to find out exactly what the problem is so that we can overcome the barriers. Everyone learns in different ways and at different rates and teachers do everything possible to make sure everyone is able to achieve in the end.

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Brewers have won the House Point race for the second week in a row whilst Pandas are the Times tables champions and Polar Bears have excelled in the Reading Challenge. Penguins and Polar Bears shared top spot as attendance winners with fabulous scores of 99.13%; brilliant!

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Have a great weekend,

Mrs Hughes

Blog Box question: what competitions can you enter to demonstrate creative talents?

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