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26th September 17

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We are proud to announce our Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy results….!

After a long campaign this week, with radio broadcasts and speeches, the chil-dren of Eldon Primary School went to the polls and voted for their very own Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy! Please do listen to the speaches on our Radio Tab accessible from the website. I am delighted to announce Eva Flowers our our Head Girl, Izma Malik as our Deputy; Issa Butt as Head Boy and Ali Hussain as the Deputy. Well done to all of our shortlisted nominees also, including Isabelle, Maddison, Patrycja, Aneesa, Courtney, Alfie and Muaz. We will be discussing the ‘ambassador’ roles with you next.

What a busy and eventful second week of term!

We had some very important visitors this week in school. Mrs Hughes HMI was joined with 2 more Ofsted Inspectors on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. They were highly impressed with Eldon’s children and staff. Thank you to parents and Governors for your input too. We are now awaiting the final judgement or ‘results’ as Garvey Bryant mentioned in this mornings assembly. The final report will be released in approximately 3-4 weeks as we approach half term. We will let you know when it arrives and will share our next steps with you too. Many thanks everyone for your full support!

New School Council

Well done to all these children who are
our new School Council!
Izma Malik, Aneesa Hussain, Ben Thornley,
Mohammed Patel, Kiera Nuttall, Aaliyah Khawajah, Georgia, Manpreet,
Summer and Harvey!

Responsibilities, Responsibilities, and more Responsibilities!

Well done to all these children who have completed their Salad Bar Training-
Tanzeela Horne , Kai Parker (Yr2),
Demi Jones, Manpreet Kaur, Michaela Pritchard, Zander Coupe, Morgan Green (Yr3), Leighton


Parents / carers ...please continue to HELP! Please could we also help to improve on punctuality!
Attendance this week!
Attendance within school was 98.1%
The best class was Year 4 with 100%
Well Done!
Other Classes:
Rec: 98.7%
Year 1: 94.6%
Year 2: 95.3
Year 3: 99.6%
Year 5: 99%
Year 6: 99.5%
Well Done!

Did you read about us in the LEP on the 7th September?

We have had a GREAT write up for our triple win, for retaining our ‘Primary School of the Year’ crown for 3 consecutive years now. Deepdale Duck visited the school last term to help us celebrate!

Our Reception children started school and attendance

Our Reception children started school this week and will become ‘full time’ from Monday! Well done for settling in so very well!
Although the children in school this week have 100% attendance, a handful of families have not returned due to taking a ‘longer holiday’. This has affected the class and whole attendance hugely. Please only take holidays during holiday time.

Eldon’s Best Bits!

Eldon’s continued and highly impressive presence in our local /wider community as an excellent school
Our awards for this year including the Educate ‘Leadership Team of the Year’ Award, retention of the ‘Inclusion Quality Mark’ and ‘Centre of Excellence’, Lancashire Post ‘School of the Year’ for three consecutive years, Sainsbury’s Gold Award for PE for two consecutive years, Science Gold Award and our ‘Step into Quality’ Award!
Our Choir performing in the Christmas Minster Church Service; the Last Choir Singing Competition as well as St Georges Hall, Blackburn.
Raised standards in EYFS (Reception class); phonics scores in Year 1; Year 2 Teacher Assessments; impressive standards in the juniors and our great SAT’s results in Year 6.
Improved standards for our more able pupils across the school.
A quality Creative Curriculum including Eldon’s Radio Broadcasts, Eldon’s Life Skills Programme through Eldon House.
Increased visitors and visits out of school

Celebrating Our Triple Win and Oscars!

Deepdale Duck and the local press visited the school to help us celebrate our ‘triple win’!
Watch out for this in the paper! The children earlier in the day had access to a bouncy castle and had lunch of a special ‘ hat trick’ dinner consisting of all things three! Club sandwiches, trifle, triangular pizza and a three veg salad!
Our brass band, choir and jujitsu all performed for us too!
Well done everyone!
Our Oscar Ceremony concluded the events with a ‘well done’ to all of our leavers this year and ‘the great and good’ ...two from each class!


YOU RAISED £232.96
For Race for Life!

GOLD’ Games Mark!

Our specialist PE provision has once again enabled us to keep our crown of the ‘GOLD’ Games Mark! A huge thank you to Mrs Perry and Mrs Dixon and the rest of the children, staff and parents for this terrific achievement!



YEAR 4—96.9%!

Other Classes:
Rec: 91.8%
Year 1: 95.5%
Year 2: 95.3%
Year 2/3: 95.5%
Year 3: 96.8%
Year 5: 96.6%
Year 6: 95.7%

Well Done!

Staffing for September and Move Up Day

Monday is ‘Move Up Day’! Your children will be experiencing their new teachers for the day. Year 2’s will experience a junior lunchtime and Nursery children will come into school for their sessions. Please look at the staffing updates below.

Nursery—Miss Gallagher
Reception—Miss Bhatti
Year 1—Mr Scott
Year 2—Miss Dixon
Year 3— Mrs Sandland
Year 4—Mrs Musa and Mrs Karakurt
Year 5—Mr Moss
Year 6—Miss Lightfoot


School Uniform Update!
As many of you will know, from September our children will be wearing our new school uniform.
The changes are:
White shirt and a blue and yellow striped tie
V neck jumper with school logo
White shirt and blue and yellow striped tie
V-neck cardigan with school logo
The rest of the uniform stays the same…
Grey trousers
Grey skirt / pinafore
Grey socks—boys
Grey/White socks—girls
Black school shoes
School coat
The sample sizes are in school!
A jumper and tie will cost you £10.00!
We have managed to secure this price as it has been further subsidised by school just on this occasion.

Mini Bus Use...

The children are excited about our mini bus and we have been thinking about how best to use it. Khloe in Reception shared her model of a museum in assembly this morning and Reception will be planning a trip to the Harris Museum in due course!

Abaseen Foundation Noor Model School Link

There is some terrific news that through the work Eldon does with this charity, they have been awarded ‘The Queens Award’ for Voluntary Service!

Eldon App

We are pleased to let you know that we now have a new school App that you can download for free from either the Apple or Google Play app stores.

You can download the app by searching for “Eldon Primary” and download the app that displays our school logo.

Please make sure that you complete the ‘Register Form’ the first time you download the app.

The app provides instant access to term dates, events, newsletters, booking forms, links to the school website, absence form and many more features.

We will also be using the app to send out ‘push notifications’. These are messages that are sent directly to all those parents that have downloaded the app. As push notifications are free for us to send, this may replace our text messaging service at some point.

Pride Award

Our celebration assembly saw Lewis Wright achieve our coveted PRIDE Award in front of family, children and staff! Lewis has an amazingly wonderful manner and he never gives up! Well done Lewis we are very proud of you!


Open Morning—Fri 29th Sept.

Next week we have our Open Morning—Fri 29th Sept. Come and look at our school and in particular our new 4D Immersive Room. There will be a presenta-tion by the Head children and some School Council members at 10.00 a.m.
On Friday 29th Sept at 2.30pm, we are holding our annual Macmillan Coffee afternoon. Please send in cakes and biscuits as well as some spending money for the children for this very worth cause.

Diary Dates

September 2017
4th—School resumes for chil-dren
11th—Rec children start school full time
11th—Curriculum Maps out to parents
11th—Swimming begins for Year 5
11th—Clubs begin!
14th—Year 2 begin Forest Schools
19th—Fun with Phonics Course for Rec and Yr1 parents
25th—British Values Themed Week
26th Fun with Maths—Rec/ Yr1 parents
28th—Rec visit Eldon Forest
29th Open Morning
29th—MacMillan Coffee (2.30 onwards)
October 2017
The BIG Draw begins
3rd—Keep your child safe on-line 1-3p.m. Course for all parents
10th , 17th, 24th Family Back to Nature Course at Eldon Forest—children and parents
20th —Harvest Assembly—Yr4
23rd—Teachers Interests Themed Week
26th Super Learning Day
27th—INSET day—School closed for children
November 2017
6th November—INSET day
7th November—School Opens for children
10th—Class assembly Yr3
17th Class assembly Yr6
21st—Tempest photography, indi-vidual children and families
24th Class assembly Yr5
27th Last week for Clubs


We are holding a variety of courses for parents, as many of you want to know how to help your child at home. the ‘Early Maths’ course is taking place on Tuesday for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 parents. Please look out for the fliers and return these to school by Monday 25th September.

Year 6 pupils choosing high school

Year 6 pupils will be choosing their High School this term and will need to have their ‘on line’ forms completed by 31st October. Do visit the Open Eve-nings of all the High Schools you are interested in (they will be on their web-sites). This will help you make an informed choice.

Come and join ‘The Friends of Eldon’ for a coffee and a chat at Eldon House with Mrs Tomlinson.

Come ‘Chat’ with Us!
Come and have a Coffee or Tea
With the ‘Friends of Eldon’
Every Tuesday morning
at Eldon House
(meet at the school entrance)
This is your way of helping to run the school.

Have you downloaded our new ParentApp?

It’s easy and free!
Keep up to date with news and events
direct from the school!
See pictures as they happen!
Please see the letter coming home today for details! Please remember to register when you download it for the first time!
Any issues, please speak to Mrs Kenyon (in the office) about this!

‘Settling in’ reports

We will be sending out ‘settling in’ reports next week. Do look out for these.
Come and join ‘The Friends of Eldon’ for a coffee and a chat at Eldon