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28th March 17

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Homework is coming up trumps at Eldon!

Year 3 previously were invaded with Iron Men which the children and parents created; Year 5 models of the Solar System were spectacular! This morning Year 2 children stunned us with their creative farmyard scenes and farm animals! Zahraa’s edible cake creation was shared with everyone in assembly. Many thanks parents for working with your children to make such great creative homework's! Please visit our twitter account to see some amazing pictures of the children with their work!

Mastermind final

On Wednesday we held our Mastermind final! The children did amazingly well at thinking under pressure to answer questions about their learning in school as well as having a general knowledge round. Every child who participated needs a huge ‘well-done!’ I could not have performed under such pressure and in front of the whole school!! Please see below for a list of the finalists! You will notice they are all BOYS! Come on girls … we need to have more representation from you next time! Please visit our ‘twitter’ account for pictures!

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO…

Our finalists/ class winners:
Junaid Ahmed (Yr 6)
Tre Kiggins (Yr5)
Liam Newton-Baines (Yr3)
Garvey Bryant( Yr1)
Issac Rushworth (Yr2)
And our winners:
Amari Malik (Yr2)
Saad Rahim(Yr4)
Wear your Head Teacher Award badges with PRIDE!
We are all very proud of you!
Many thanks Mr Moss for organising and
running the competition with Mrs Schorah
(your glamorous assistant!)

Staffing Update

Our Learning Mentor
Miss Jenny has been poorly for a few weeks. Unfortunately she will not be returning to work.
I am sure you will want me to wish her well in all her future endeavours.
We are looking to find another Learning Mentor
quickly and will keep you updated with any information.

Mrs Sati has some exciting news as she is emigrating to Germany at Easter! I am pleased to say we have a replacement teacher called Mrs Baig. She is looking forward to re-joining our school from April!






Would you like to listen to the story Of ‘The Fox and the Ghost King?’

Go onto ‘Broadcasts’ on the bottom right of our website page and you will hear the teachers read the story for you!

Some Of Our Children Are Real Life Published Authors!

Did you know that some of our children are going to be real-life published authors? Some of our junior children entered a competition and they have had their stories accepted for a book – please check book bags just in case you have received notification of this, infant children will find out shortly if they have been successful.

School Dinners

Our School Council members have been looking into refining our school dinners.
Each class has provided their ‘Friday favourites’ and we will be talking to the kitchen staff about ensuring this food makes it too.

Attendance

Finally, our attendance has started to go the right way...UP!!!
Parents / carers ...please continue to HELP! Please could we also help to improve on punctuality!

Attendance this week!
Attendance within school was 96.7%
The best class was Yr 4 with 99.6%
Well Done!
Other Classes:
Rec: 90.7%
Year 1: 99.3%
Year 2: 98.1%
Year 2/3: 98.8%
Year 3: 98.3%
Year 5: 93.6%
Year 6: 97.4%

Well Done!
Whole School Attendance since start of term—95%

Early Years Team Awarded Step Into Quality Mark

Our Early Years Team are celebrating! They have been awarded the Step Into Quality Mark award which was led by Mrs Satti. Mrs Turton and her team have worked hard to revamp the Early Years and it is wonderful that they have been accredited with this award.

Leadership Team of the Year!

AMAZING NEWS!!!! Our Leadership Team...Mr Moss (Deputy Head Teacher), Mrs Sandland (Assistant Head Teacher) and myself all received a wonderful honour! We are ‘The Leadership Team of the Year!’ in the Northwest Educate Awards!!!! The children, teachers, staff, parents, Governors and of course the SLT are all delighted that the hard work over the past six years has been recognised. Many of you who have been part of this journey know first hand the many wonderful changes we have introduced, which has made our school community thrive! We will stop and pause for a while, whilst enjoying this wonderful ‘milestone’ but you probably already know that the momentum at Eldon will continue as we have so much more to accomplish for our community and your AMAZING children. I will pass on your congratulations to ALL the staff and pupils in school and our Governors as it is a HUGE team effort that have enabled us to achieve what we have with this award. Thank you parents for working with us to make Eldon the very special place that it is!

WE ARE GOLD!!! AGAIN!

Great news about another award!
We have been externally assessed and our teaching of Science has won a GOLD award!

This is our first academic award!
Well done all the teachers and in particular Mrs Sandland for co-ordinating Science so very well!

Inclusion Quality Mark Assessor—Mr Carney Visited

On Tuesday, we had an Inclusion Quality Mark Assessor—Mr Carney in school, all day. Two years a go we achieved our ‘Centre of Excellence’ and each year our progress is assessed. He was “inspired” by our “friendly, caring, striving, professional and ambitious school”. He felt that we all knew our context very well and can see how our children’s fortunes have been shifted to improve their ‘life chances.’ He spoke to parents, Governors and children as well as the Senior Leadership Team. Everyone at school is thrilled with his observations. A huge thank you to Mr Moss for organising and leading the Inclusion work at Eldon. Well done everyone!

Parent App

We have invested in a school app—details of which will come out very soon!

Year 5 Assembly

Year 5 performed a super assembly this morning. It was all about ‘The Solar System’ and we all learned a great deal! They won not only the ‘outstanding award’ but also the Super Learners Award too! Amazing Year 5! Your parents and the whole school were extremely proud! We loved how all your learning covered all the different subject areas...all the subject leaders were very impressed!

Events

Eldon Choir Singing Competition

Eldon’s Choir impressed us with their vocals on Friday the 17th March! We are taking part in the Last Choir Singing Competition this Friday evening! The children will represent the school very well- wish us good luck!

Parents Evening

Parents Evening is scheduled for next week. Week beginning 20th March. A report will be provided. Reception are having theirs on Monday after school. The rest of school are having their parents evening on Thursday after school. Please send your slips back

Nicky Nook Charity Walk

I hope many of you will be joining the Nicky Nook Charity Walk for our twin school -Noor Model School in North West Pakistan. It is taking place on Sunday. If you are unable to attend please do sponsor someone else who is going. All proceeds will go to the charity!

Easter Raffle /Competitions

Raffle tickets will be on sale for next week week beginning 20th March at £1 for a strip!

Clubs

It’s the last week for teacher led clubs next week! Week beginning 20th March. Paid After School Club will continue as normal.
Clubs will resume after the Easter break!

Red Nose Day

Noses will be on sale for £1
from next week once we receive them.

Eldon’s Inter– School Most Able Maths Competition

Thursday 23rd March

A handful of schools from the local area are visiting Eldon to take part in the Maths 24 game next Thursday. Moor Park School are also sending their most able Mathematicians to
help us judge the competition.
Good luck ELDON… and everyone taking part!

Design an Easter egg/ bonnet competition

If you want to win an Easter Egg—do take part in a ‘design a bonnet’ competition for Infants/ ‘design an egg’ competition for the Juniors —entries need to be in for 30th March.

Events coming up soon... March / April

March 2017
2nd—World Book Day
9th—Opening of the renovated Library
9th—Book Fair
2nd—Master Mind Final!
3rd— KS2 Dance Performance—for the whole school!
3rd—Class Assembly Yr2
6th—Story Bus for Infant children visiting school
10th—Class Assembly 3/2
17th—Class Assembly Year 5 9.10a.m.
20th—Inter school A,G&T Competition
24th—Class Assembly Yr 6
30th—Easter Assembly 9.10a.m.
30th— Easter Bonnet Competition and Design an egg competition.
31st—School Closes for Easter at 2.30p.m.
April 2017
17th—School re-opens after Easter

Parents courses

24th February 2017 - Maths course open to year 2 parents 1pm - 3pm.

3rd March 2017 - Maths course open to year 2 parents 1pm - 3pm.

10th March 2017 - - Maths course open to year 2 parents 1pm - 3pm.

March 29th 2017

Visiting Athlete in school!

Easter Assembly

31st March 2017
Easter Assembly Performed by Year 4 and Year 3 at 9.10a.m.