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28th August 16

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On Super learning day we had lots of fun trying out lots of different subjects. Here is a photo of some of us being scientists.

Clubs

All our teacher—led clubs are finishing this week. The paid after school club will be running as normal.

Year 1/2 and Year 2 Assembly

On Friday morning Year 1/2 and Year 2 blew us away with their phenomenal assembly all about the seaside. The children retold the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ using ‘talk for write’ which included actions and sounds. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and had lots of nice things to say about it. Thank you Miss Dixon, Mrs Sandland, Miss Hajee and Miss Calvert for co-ordinating it and a big thank you to all parents and governors who attended.

End of Term Assessments

This week, the junior children have been completing end of term tests. The Reception children are also taking part in their end of year assessments. Everyone has put in lots of effort and the outcomes I am sure will be amazing! Next week, (towards the end of the week) we will be sending out our end of year reports. This will also have a run down of our successful year, this year!

Attendance

Our attendance this week is back up, and our overall attendance is very good. Thank you everyone for working hard and supporting us with this. Our whole school attendance from September is 96.4% which is being maintained but let’s get this up to 97% please! We can do it!

LEP AWARD CEREMONY!

On the 23rd of June we won the 'Primary School of the Year Award again!!! As the existing holders of this title, it came as a bit of a shock, however, we do feel that we are definitely very deserving of this amazing accolade, again!!
Other finalists were: Korede- Who was highly commended as 'Pupil of the Year' (Year 6)
Andy Bradshaw- Our sponsor 'Unsung Hero'
Mrs Butt- Our Headteacher for her role as 'Headteacher of the Year.
This is the second year we have dominated the awards. We are already looking forwards to next years ceremony. Thank you Lancashire Evening Post!

Rocket Science

More than 8,300 schools and educational groups applied to the RHS Campaign for School Gardening Rocket Science project and received their rocket seeds on Monday 18 April.

Our school began the 35-day experiment, growing 100 seeds that have spent six months orbiting the earth, and comparing them to 100 rocket seeds that have not travelled in space. The seed packets are colour-coded, however the pupils will not know which of the two packets is which until after the results of the experiment have been published.

Year 2 recieved a letter from the Queen!

For the Queens 90th Birthday year 2 received a letter from the queen thanking us for the cards we sent her. Before we broke up for the holidays we made her some special cards to celebrate her birthday and posted them off to her. We are thrilled to get a letter back thanking us for our cards.

Summer Uniform.....

A reminder that our summer uniform should now be worn this term. For girls it is blue/white checked dresses, white leggings if legs are to be covered, royal blue cardigan/jumper with logo, white knee/ankle socks. For boys it is white polo shirts, grey trousers/mid length shorts, black/dark grey socks, royal blue jumper with logo. Please label all clothing with your child’s name and please help us to ensure that we continue to look smart in our summer uniform.

Key Stage 1 pupils Working With UCLAN

Children in key stage one this term have had an opportunity to work with students from UCLAN and practice their forest skills. They have made animal homes/ dens on Moor park, taken part in team games, mini-beast hunts and in school taken part in making clay birds and learning about their features.

Sainsbury's Gold Award

Eldon won ‘GOLD’ in the Sainsbury’s Games Award! This is an amazing achievement as we have worked hard to raise the level of PE in our school and to a high standard! Thank you Mrs Karakurt, Miss Barlow, Mr Wu and all the staff including Miss Bell who gave a great foundation for our award entry!

Super Learning Day: Reach For The Stars!

Friday the 1st of July was our ‘Reach for the Stars’ Super Learning Day. We had visiting professionals who shared their ‘real life’ job roles with the children including:

Community Police: PC Coupe, Health Care Professionals from the Royal Preston Hospital, Priest: Rev. Peter Hamborg, Dance Teacher Naomi, Doctor: Chris Wallace, Football Coach: Frank and Dentist: Sadia. Many thanks to all our volunteers and visiting guests! Thank you teachers for making this a memorable day!

Healthy week and sports day

This week we have been celebrating ‘Healthy Week’ and the children have en-gaged in Sports Day and many other aspects linked to Healthy Week. Our Sports Day at Cottam Arena was well attended by parents and volunteers. This made our day very successful under the guidance of Mr Wu. Positive comments were made by every-one who participated as the day ran very smoothly. Children were able to show off their sporting skills. Well done everyone! Children have also managed to engage in an exper-iment to do with the impact of sugary drinks on their teeth. Please ask your children about this.

Macbeth

Our Year 5/6 children blew us away when they performed ‘Macbeth’ at Fulwood Academy’s theatre. As part of their end of year events, the children put on a terrific performance. As part of our 130th anniversary, our past pupils also attended to watch the show and then came back to the school to have a look around. Parents and visitors commented very positively about the children’s acting skills. Very well done everyone!

Events

Events to look forward to...

Next week the main events to look forward too are:
Eldon’s Got Talent Show - Thursday 21st at 2.20p.m.
Thursday 21st at 6pm—Oscar Evening for all our Year 6 children and two children from all the classes will be awarded end of year prizes for ‘most improved’ and ‘best’ overall prize. Parents will be notified to attend this special event.
Year 6’s Final Leavers Assembly at 9.10a.m. Bring your tissues for this one!
Week beginning 25th and 26th July:
End of term team points celebrations / attendance parties
LEP School of the Year celebrations including bouncy castle—which is now booked! Ice Cream cones ordered!

Eldon's Got Talent Final Finals

Eldon’s Got Talent was held earlier this week. We were so very bowled over with the finalists that we could not decide who the winner was! We are therefore having a ‘winner’s final’ on the 21st July at 2.30p.m. Parents are welcome to attend!

School Closes for Summer Holidays

26th July—School Closes at 2.30p.m. for the Summer Break

Coming up this Autumn

September 2016
1st and 2nd—INSET days, school closed to children
5th—School reopens for all children at 9am

Holiday Club

August
8th— 12th Holiday Club run by Maria
Letters sent out to parents.

Are you taking part in our 'Road to Rio' challenge?

Mr Wu is leading sessions before school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.15a.m. onwards until 8.50a.m. So far, nearly 150 miles have been clocked up on our ‘Road to Rio’ Challenge. Help us to get to Rio and keep fit at the same time! Thank you Mr Wu for planning and organising this event in collaboration with Mrs Karakurt and the staff.