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23rd February 17

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Super Learning Day

We have had a lot of fun on our Super Learning Day with the teachers and children. This took place on Friday 10th February. The theme was ’Children Leading on Learning’ as we invited children to put themselves forward to lead on our workshops with the Subject Leaders. Special lanyards were ordered for our ‘Eldon Ex-perts’ to wear whilst they were being teachers! See below for children who lead and their subject areas too.

Eldon’s Experts!

Congratulations to the following:
Reading: Danya, Zander, Izma & Akeem
Numeracy: Ismail, Kelvin, Younas, Oliver
Science: Dylan, Katrina, Izabelle, Khadija & Jo
Computing: Arsh, Oliver, Brandon, Shaelynn
Humanities: Issac, Kitan, Eva, Maddison S,
and Patrycja
RE/ PSHCE and Forest Schools:
Jacob, Lainee, Kai R, Mason, Aastik Sai, Prince,
Huzaifa and Maddison
Rights Respecting Schools: Junaid, Courtney, Arran G
Art: Chanelle, Hafsa, Amber, Georgia H
Cricket: Saad, Muaz, Hamid and Cash
Football: Mohammed Raza, Tommy, Tyler, Noah
Dance: Vivien, Viktoria, Kayleigh, and Kiera

Master Mind of Eldon

Mr Moss is launching our ‘Master Mind’ Competition. Infant and Junior children will need to research the History of Preston and Eldon School too as well as have some knowledge about the United Kingdom. Children have entered this in school on 3rd February and we will be holding a final show down next week!

Girl's football team

Our Girls Football Team participated in a tournament on Thursday 26th January and represented the school really well. Well done Ruby, Jorja, Aneesa, Patrycja, Isabelle, Maddison and Kayleigh!

Attendance

We have been tracking our ATTENDANCE 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 93.4%
The best class was Yr 5 with 99.2%
Well Done!
Other Classes:
Rec: 81%
Year 1: 94.8%
Year 2: 92.9%
Year 2/3: 93.5%
Year 3: 95.2%
Year 4: 96.7%
Year 6: 95.7%
Best Class for punctuality:
Rec, Years 2, 4 & 6:) Well Done!
Whole School Attendance since start of term—95.4%

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!

Tag Rugby

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.

Year 4—Forest Schools

Using our land at English Martyrs
We are making the most of our learning at our forest… Year 4 visited this week and had some fun whittling; Kai made a bow and everyone had fun toasting marshmallows! Amazing!
Year 1 and Reception are visiting next!
Brilliant! Thank you teachers and Mrs Satti, our Forest Schools Lead.

Events

Events coming up soon... February

Handwriting Fortnight - 16th January 2017 to 27th January 2017

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

Master Mind Competition

Mr Moss is launching our ‘Master Mind’ Competition too. Infant and Junior children will need to research the History of Preston and Eldon School too as well as have some knowledge about the United Kingdom. Watch this space for more details.

Events coming up soon... March

2nd—World Book Day
Opening of the renovated Library

3rd— KS2 Dance Performance—parents welcome!
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

w/b 27th Easter Activities

30th—Easter Assembly 9.10a.m.

31st—School Closes for Easter at 2.30p.m.

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.

Library Make Over

Our school library is having a ‘make over’ and we have decided to base it on the book ‘ The Fox and The Ghost King’ written by Michael Morpurgo.
Watch this space for more details.