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20th February 18

Welcome to Eldon Primary School                  Proud to be Outstanding (OFSTED 2017)                 LEP SCHOOL OF THE YEAR...FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS!                   Eldon expects the best...Let's be the best that we can be!






‘Voice of Eldon’ winners

Our ‘Voice of Eldon’ winners have been announced as: Rowan (Yr2) and Abdullah (Yr6). Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners. A brand new recording will now be scheduled so do listen out for it on our telephone answering machine! Well done Rowan and Abdullah!

Dancethon for NSPCC

Thank you to all of our parents who have sponsored their children with the Dancethon for NSPCC. So far we have raised approximately £300, could any outstanding sponsor forms be sent into school as soon as possible..

Harris Library

Five Year 1 children visited Harris Library today with their parents!
The aim is to enjoy the pleasure of reading with our families. We will be en-couraging all children to visit the library in due course. Watch out for some more letters after half term!

Attendance this week!

Attendance within school was 96.1%
The best class was Year 1 with 98.7%
Well Done!
Other Classes:
Rec: 95.9%
Year 2: 93.3%
Year 3: 96.2%
Year 4: 94.8%
Year 5: 97.4%
Year 6: 96.9%

Attendance bands

Attendance bands have been given out to all children who have 100% this term. Please encourage your child to wear this band as part of their uniform. Children know that if they have a day off that the band is returned to their teach-er. So far, everyone is being quite ‘grown up’ about this.

Lancashire Post article ‘Eldon is Flying High on Success’

The article ‘Eldon is Flying High on Success’ in the Lancashire Post last Thursday has spread our outstanding news far and wide! Not only are staff receiving HUGE CONGRATLATIONS for its achievements from other schools, but parents too are receiving messages of congratulations from their relatives about our school. It is spectacular that everyone thinks wonderful, amazing things about Eldon. Our journey continues to inspire others… parents, children and other communities! Thank you for your assistance with this.

Eldon children to learn about the economy

Two weeks ago I attended the ‘Future Forum 2017’ event held in Liverpool where I met the Governors of the Bank of England. They are keen for children to learn about the economy. This week, we put into practice teaching children about borrowing money and the cost of a loan as part of our Christmas Fair which is taking place today. The children and teachers put together their business plans. Loans were approved with interest accrued! We are in search of the class or child with the most successful stall today! Watch this space.

‘Educate Northwest Awards Ceremony'

As you may be aware, myself, the Senior Leadership Team and Governor representatives attended the ‘Educate Northwest Awards Ceremony’ in Liverpool last Friday. We returned as the winners’ for ‘Most Inspirational Primary School’. We also received the ‘runner up’ award for Life Skills! I think you will agree that Eldon is on a roll and it’s wonderful that we have been recognised for these amazing achievements!

Children In Need Pyjama Party

The children enjoyed their pyjama party last week but I feel another celebration coming on! Watch this space!
Thank you for supporting Children In Need last week. We raised £116! Amazing!

Year 6 Manchester United Visit

Year 6 have visited Manchester United Football Club this week. This links in with the teachers passions. The children have learned a lot about the Club and are held their Friday assembly all about it too!

Car Parking

Car parking Issues: Please, please, please … do not park your car in the middle of the road as this is dangerous for your children and is holding up others.

‘Future Forum 2017’

Last week I attended the ‘Future Forum 2017’ event held in Liverpool where I met the Governors of the Bank of England. They are keen for children to learn about the economy. I have some great ideas which we will be putting into practice as part of our Christmas Fair which is taking place next Friday, 1st December—straight after school! The children are planning their Christmas activities and objects for the fair! Do not miss this!

Amazing internal news

I have some amazing internal news too. Yesterday Eldon appointed a sec-ond Deputy Head Teacher! Mrs Sandland was successfully promoted to be-come more senior in her position—officially. She was previously the school’s Assistant Head Teacher. Congratulations Mrs Sandland!

Lancashire Post

I hope you all managed to read the fabulous article in the Lancashire Post on Thursday 9th November. It was a super testimony to the school’s achievements and hard work over the last 7 years and our wonderful Ofsted report!
As a follow up treat for our staff and children, we are holding a ‘pyjama party’ next Friday afternoon. So far, your child will definitely need to bring their pyja-ma’s and their teddy, if they have one. Please watch out for a letter on Monday from your teachers with further details!

Many thanks...

Many thanks for all your wonderful comments and congratulations, cards,
tweets, flowers and chocolates on Eldon achieving OUTSTANDING in all
areas for our Ofsted Report!
I hope you have all managed to read the report and are justifiably proud of what
we have achieved together! Well done and congratulations to you all. The children
are completing a class blog on how they want to continue their celebrations!
Do add to this on our website under ‘Year Groups’ and then ‘Computing’!

Eldon is PROUD to be OUTSTANDING! (Ofsted 2017)

Our Ofsted Report is on our website.
Your child brought home a copy yesterday. Please take a look and have a read!
Thank you for your lovely messages and tweets, parents!

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

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!

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.


Diary Dates

February 2018:
1st—Year 2 at the Forest
9th—Inset day
12th-16th Inclusive—half-term
22nd—Parent/child course—KS1 Science
27th—Parent/child course Robotics
March 2018
1st—Parent and Child Science
2nd—Yr2 Class Assembly
9th—Yr1 Class Assembly
8th—Parent and child Science
15th—Parent and child Sci-ence
16th—Yr R—Class Assembly
23rd—Yr3 Easter Perfor-mance and activities

Super Learning Day: 8th February 2018

Next Thursday we are looking forward to our Super Learning Day. Please look out for a letter all about this on Monday.Super Learning Day
Are your t-shirts ready?
We are thinking about ‘what we want to be when we grow up’.

Forest Schools

Our Forest Schools learning has continued this week with Year 1 taking part in a visit as part of their topic ‘ Growth and Green Fingers’. Next week, it’s Year 2 who are exploring learning outdoors linked to ‘Explorer’s’.
Year 3 are looking forward to their trip to Southport Eco Centre on the 31st January.

Harris Library visits

Six Year 4 children are visiting Harris Library today with their parents!
The aim is to enjoy the pleasure of reading with our families.
We will be encouraging all children to visit the Library in due course. It’s Year 6 next week.

‘Voice of Eldon’ Final!

On the 19th January we are looking forward to the ‘Voice of Eldon’ Final!
Congratulations to everyone who took part! This year, to get our finalists, we had some ‘golden buzzer’ nominations, as well as the class vote. Today every-one in school will be listening to the special radio broadcast and take part in an anonymous vote.
Our finalists are:
Rec: Savannah & Mason
Year 1: Jacob & Chloe
Year 2: Rowan & Summer
Year 3: Ben & Isaac
Year 4: Shaelynn & Georgia
Year 5: Mohammed Atiq & Saad
Year 6 : Huzaifah & Abdullah

Handwriting Fortnight!

Next week we look forward to our Handwriting Fortnight! For two weeks children will practise their handwriting. A before and after piece of poetry writing will determine the best and the most improved handwrites. Classes will also be performing their poems for the school! I can’t wait for these. Please watch the entries on our website.

Parent Gym

Parent Gym is a brand new course for parents who want to work with our Learning Mentor at Eldon House. Please see Mrs Tomlinson, our Learning Men-tor, about this valuable course for parents which is starting next week.

Changes to access the Nursery & Reception yard

From Mon 27th Nov, there are changes to access the Nursery & Reception yard. The nursery gate will open at 8.45am and reception staff will open the yellow gate at 8.50am.

Eldon App And Paperless System

We are wanting to become
paperless by January 2018.
Do you have the free Eldon
App on your phones?
You can now view and complete
letters which can go
straight to the office?
Please try this. Please
remember to register
your details the 1st time
you use it. Please speak
to the office if you need
help with this.

Parent courses

We are holding a variety of courses for parents, as many of you want to
know how to help your child at home. The ‘Eldon Forest’ Course has been taking
place on Tuesday afternoons at 1.00p.m. for all parents. You will be allowed
to practise Forest skills with your child. Please let the office know if you are attending.
This is the final session before half term. Next half term we are launching
our ‘Parent Gym’ course at Eldon House. Do talk to Mrs Tomlinson if you
want to know more and look out for the leaflets!

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!