Our Choir have been singing at The Minster last week. I have had so many messages of congratulations from the public and very important people like the Deputy Mayoress who contacted our school to say how very proud they were. I would like to thank and congratulate Miss Hyatt and Miss Paula for leading our brilliant choir.
Choir at the Minster
Year 4 have worked very hard to win the ‘Gem Challenge’ with 127 gems. Well done Mrs Karakurt and Year 4—you will be having a session at our forest with Mrs Satti in the new year.
Gem Challenge and Dojo Winners!
Dojo Team winners were Greens (Nick Park) and Reds (Andrew Flintoff) for achieving the most Dojo’s this term—very well done! Keep up this great work!
We have been tracking our AT-TENDANCE in school, and we need to continue to work hard to improve our figures.
Parents / carers ...please HELP! Please could we also help to improve on punctuality!
Attendance this week!
Attendance within school was 97.1%
The best class was Yr 2 & Yr 5 with 100%
Year 1: 98.2%
Year 2/3: 99%
Year 3: 91.7%
Year 4: 95.8%
Year 6: 98.6%
Best Class for punctuality:
Years 2, 3 & 5:) Well Done!
Whole School Attendance since start of term—95.4%
Thank you Mr Bradshaw!
Donations to Fox Street Shelter
Mr Bradshaw donated £60 and together we gave Fox Street Shelter £130 . Catch this story in the LEP this week!
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.
Early Years Team Awarded Step Into Quality Mark
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!
Leadership Team of the Year!
Great news about another award!
WE ARE GOLD!!! AGAIN!
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!
This morning we all congratulated Kai Parker for an amazingly generous gesture. After hearing about the plight of the children in our sponsor school, Noor Model School (Pakistan) he went home and got his toys and put them in a sack so we could donate them to the children at Noor Model School! We all feel that Kai has a HUGE HEART of GOLD! Well done Kai, we are all very proud of you! Thank you mum and sister Kacey for supporting him! Please visit our Twitter feed on our website for a picture!
Kai's Special Donation
Our finalists Khloe (Reception), Barbara (Yr3/2), Huzaifah (Yr5) and Eva (Yr5) and Saad (Yr 4) have all recorded their telephone answering messages. Although the competition has been run, we are in the process of counting up the final votes. Watch this space for news of our Voice of Eldon winner.
‘Voice of Eldon’ competition.
As part of our Rugby specialism we have recruited a specialist Tag Rugby Coach. We hope that your children will enjoy this extra specialism in our school.
School resumes on
New Term begins
9th January 2017!
Handwriting Fortnight - 16th January 2017 to 27th January 2017
Events coming up soon...
Tournament - 7th February 2017
E-safety/ Cyber Bullying Performance for children to watch - 8th February 2017
Super Learning Day - 10th February 2017
Fire Safety Talks for year 6 - 21st February 2017
Fire Safety Talks for year 2 - 22nd February 2017
Lucas Dance in to work with Year 6 - 27th February 2017
Lucas Dance in to work with Year 4 - 28th February 2017
Lucas Dance in to work with Year 5 - 1st March 2017
Lucas Dance in to work with Year 3 - 2nd March 2017
World Book Day - 2nd March 2017
Library Grand Opening - 2nd March 2017
Key Stage 2 Dance Performance - 2nd March 2017
Sing Together Concert - 23rd March 2017
Easter Assembly Presented by Year 3 and 4 - 30th March 2017
All parents with children who need a primary school place for September 2017 need to apply on-line by 15th January. If your child starts High School next year, please apply on line by 31st October 2016. Parents must apply online at: www.lanacshire.gov.uk/schools.
Primary school places for September 2017
13 th January 2017 - English Course open to Year 2 parents 1pm-3pm
20th January 2017 - English Course open to Year 2 parents 1pm-3pm
27th January 2017 - English Course open to Year 2 parents 1pm-3pm
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.
On 10th February we are holding a special ‘Super Learning Day’ where the children will become the teachers and lead on learning that they are most talented in. The teachers will be working with the children to ensure that great learning activities are being offered to the rest of the school.
Super Learning Day
Next week we launch our ‘Handwriting Fortnight’. Handwriting does help children with their writing skills and hence the reason for focussing on this. All children will be having a go at two pieces of writing- a before and after piece following two weeks of handwriting practise and learning skills. Get ready for a celebration assembly on Monday 30th January at 2.30p.m.