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26th April 19

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


Amazing news...

I have some amazing news to kick start our summer term. Eldon has received no-tification that we have been shortlisted for the TES ‘Creative School of the Year’ Award! Some of us will be travelling down to London to take part in the celebra-tions in June. We will of course keep you posted! Fingers crossed everyone!

Reading Buddies

Year 1 recruited some special ‘Reading Buddies’! Some of our older members of the community have joined forces to come in and read regularly with them! Let’s see if our children’s reading habits improve further. Do take a look on the twitter feed for some pictures.

Speech and Language Therapist

We have employed a Speech and Language Therapist.
Renie will be attending school every Thursday to help work with some of our children and to train staff and parents too.
If your child has a speech issue, let your class teacher know about it and we can refer him/ her to her if we haven’t already done so.

Breakfast Besties

Our Breakfast Besties were launched this term! Each morning two classes are in-vited into the school for a free bagel and milk! See below for your child’s Breakfast Besties Day! The scheme will be running for a whole year until March 2020.

Lancashire Parent Partnership Award

On Friday 29th March we were assessed for the work that we do with parents through the LPPA (Lancashire Parent Partnership Award). I am thrilled to say we that we achieved this and the assessor was hugely complementary about our partnerships with parents. Thank you to all of our parents who have liaised with the teachers regarding reports and your children’s progress.

Sadie Wright

As you may be aware, Sadie is very ill at this time; mum to
Hope (Yr5), Allyssia (Yr1) & Ollie (Nursery). Please keep Sadie in your thoughts during this very difficult time .


Our lovely friend and
volunteer Joan,
passed away on Saturday
30th March at home.
She was the most sparkly,
energetic and amazing person that the school knew.
She gave of her time freely and was always available.
She enjoyed hearing the children read, attending the Friends of Eldon meetings,
helping out on
Super Learning Days and
helping with teas and
coffees at Eldon’s Summer Fair and lots, lots more!
We will miss her dearly and she will always be remembered and remain in our hearts.

Eldon TV

Have you seen the clips the school has released on Eldon TV? These can be accessed via our website. Do take a look. I wanted to say a HUGE ‘thank you’ to Yasmeen for all her fabulous skills of filming our children. I am sure you agree that she is doing a fantastic job!


Congratulations to the following parents who have become our new parent governors: Linda Nataloni, Emma Quayle, and Hanifa Ismail. We wish them well in their new roles.


We wish Maria well as she takes some time away from school to prepare for her forth-coming wedding!

Sing Together Concert

Year 3 had an amazing time at the Sing Together Concert on 21st March. They represented the school really well and sang their hearts out! Well done Mrs Sandland, Miss Calvert and Year 3!

Comic Relief Red Nose Day!

We made £178.35. This is AMAZING!

Sadie’s Family Fun Day

Thank you for your support and donations!
The Day was AMAZING!
£1,619.20 was raised!

Allday Farm Visit

The infant and nursery children thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Allday’s farm. We fell in love with Dexter, an American Miniature horse, Pigmy Goats, Everest and Skye; a sheep called Edgar and Kunekune Pigs called Daisy and Jolly, a fer-ret, some chickens, rabbits, chinchillas and a guinea pigs. The children loved it! They talked so much about the visit and learned lots! Look out for a video clip about it!

Hand Hygiene

Congratulations to our Hand Hygiene Ambassadors! Nurse, Tanya Shaw, came into school and led some sessions with small groups from every class. Please see below for their names. I hope the children have shared their learning with you on this!


On Tuesday, local Head teachers and leaders visited the school to look at the practise of timetables. They were highly impressed with the children’s learning and we are awaiting their formal feedback!

Choir at Marine Hall

Our Choir melted the audiences hearts at Marine Hall, Fleetwood when they par-ticipated at the ‘Last Choir Singing’ Competition! A HUGE thank you to Mrs Sandland, our Choir Master, parents and the volunteers too. A big well done to all!
I had the privilege of visiting Christ The King Primary School in Liverpool this week as part of our work on Inclusion. It was great to see another school in action and to share best practice in another local authority.


This week our classes have been inundated with students! Eldon is working with Breck Primary School and hosting numerous placements for their Teacher Training students. As well as learning alongside our amazing teachers, they have had a flavour of ’OUTSANDING’ Eldon and all of the great learning opportunities that our children enjoy!

Congratulations’ from the Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services—Edwina Grant OBE,

I have a wonderful letter of ‘Congratulations’ from the Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services—Edwina Grant OBE, who wanted me to thank all of you, our children, Governors and staff for everyone’s ongoing hard work following the release of the TES article showcasing the successful journey of the school over the past 9 years. I hope you have managed to read about it on the TES online magazine and be able to feel very proud of yourselves and indeed the whole school community. You can read it via our twitter feed.

Flagship Status

I am also very proud to say that Eldon has been re-assessed and is able to retain it’s Flagship Status for Inclusion! Well done Mr Moss—our Inclusion Manager, and indeed the whole school community for this! Keep this up everyone!
Four pupils attended the ‘Show Racism the Red Card Event’ this week. Kiera from Yr6 was praised for ‘asking the best question’… “What is your opinion of stereotyping?” Fab!

Show Racism The Red Card Event

Kiera, Arsh, Shaleynn and Dillon
attended the ‘Show Racism The Red Card Event’ this week.
This is what they reported…
Racism can happen to anyone at any time.
There are four main types of racism:
 Race;
 Sexuality;
 Religion;
 Gender.
There are lower forms of racism - the main one is stereotypes. A stereotype is saying that a group of people are classed by an action of another. For example, all boys like blue and football and all girls like pink and have long hair.

Some spectacular news just in…

We received a letter of CONGRATULATIONS from Rt Hon Damian Hinds (Sec State for Education) and Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Minister for School Standards) as our achievement in Maths (2018) was in the top 1% of primary schools in England! I have congratulated all the teachers and especially Miss Lightfoot and Miss Munro who teach in Year 6. Well done to staff, our parents and also our amazing children! Take a look at the letter on our twitter feed!

Fabulous guest

John Young—Bank of England Agent was a fabulous guest on Monday! He met with some members of the School Council to discuss the Bank of Eldon and gave out some top tips! Nila, who holds the title ‘The Voice of Eldon’ helped to interview him along with some of Mr Aspinall’s radio club children. You can listen to the ‘podcast’ on our radio station. Enjoy listening!

Parking and road safety

Reminder about parking and road safety—please do not park on the zig-zag lines at anytime, even if it is for a few minutes as it is dangerous for children crossing the road.


Parents / carers ...please continue to HELP! Please could we also help to im-prove on punctuality!
Attendance this week!
Attendance within school was
The best class was Year 6 with 99.4%. Well Done!
Other Classes:
Rec: 92.5%
Year 1: 92.9%
Year 2: 97.7%
Year 3: 93.5%
Year 4: 93.3%
Year 5: 98.9%
Whole School attendance since Septem-ber—96.1%
Best class for punctuality
—Yr 2 & 3!

Save The Children Fund

We raised £128. 70!

Filming In School

The teachers, on occasions, like to film learning in their classrooms, to help evaluate our learning so we can make it even better for the children.
However, we are extremely lucky that one of our parents is a film director and producer!
She has been helping us to try and capture what happens in school via film.
There is a letter coming home about this.
Please read this and do talk to me if you want to know any more.

Behaviour Quality Mark

Behaviour in school was assessed yesterday, for the renewal of our Behaviour Quality Mark. Although the final report will take a week or two to be written, I am delighted to say that the children, staff and volunteers in school were able to make a brilliant impression on our assessor. Watch this space for our final report!

Anti Bullying Month

Year 4 did a super job at launching our Anti-Bullying Month! Their assembly was all about ‘friendships’ and they shared some really great ways at how we could all be more respectful and caring with each other and through our interaction! Our Anti-Bullying Month is divided into four themes: ‘What is bullying and what can we do to stop it?’ ‘Choose Respect’, ‘Making and Keeping Friends’ and finally ‘Online bullying and e-safety.’

Head Boy / Girl Deputy Head Boy/ Girl 2018/19

Congratulations to the following children who have been voted in to help run our great school!
Head Boy: Younas Giash
Head Girl: Natalie Nuttall
Deputy Head Boy: Umair Khan
Deputy Head Girl: Hafsa Ahmad
It’s been a very busy week as the whole school has engaged in voting for our Head Boy, Girl and Deputies too! A huge congratulations to all of our nominations who made great speeches. Do look on our website under ‘broadcasts’ which can be found on a special tab at the bottom of the webpage.

School Council 2018/19

Congratulations to the following children who have been voted in to help run our school!
Year 1:Mason R & Savannah D
Year 2:Mason. H & Ada. L
Year 3: Harvey D & Rowan B
Year 4: Kacie P & Joshua B


It’s been a fabulous week at Eldon!
We have had Sir Mark Hendrick visit Eldon Primary School to unveil our new mosaic on the front wall and also a new banner!
As many of you are aware, 2018 has been a terrific year with Ofsted’s ‘OUTSTANDING’ judgement about our school, followed by the Educate Awards ‘Most Inspirational Primary School’ Award, followed by the local ‘Lancashire Post’ Award and then just a few weeks ago, the national TES ‘Primary School of the Year’ Award!
The mosaic to commemorate all of these achievements has been designed by the chil-dren. It had their ideas of what makes us great! Many thanks for all your comments about how wonderful it looks!

TIE Team

The Inclusive, exclusive team!
Well done everyone for
putting your best foot for-ward for our assessment on Tuesday.
Yr6—Courtney & Arran
Yr5—Harry & Natalie
Yr4—Jasmine & Alfie
Yr3—Manpreet & Demi

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.

What’s happening at Eldon this term?

Please take a look at our diary dates too!

 Courses for parents and children
 Class Assemblies

Diary Dates

Diary Dates
April 2019
5th –School closes for Easter at 2.30pm
8th—12th Easter SAT Club
23rd—School opens
23rd—Breakfast Besties start
25th—Reading Buddies Scheme starts in Year 1
29th—Year 5 visit the Bud-dhist Temple
29th—Clubs begin
30th—Pay Day for the chil-dren (and staff!)
30th—Right Start Child Pe-destrian Training Starts
May 2019
3rd—GenoMe project starts with Yr 5
6th—Bank Holiday
13th—Yr6 SATS
24th—Super Learning Day
27th—Half Term
June 2019
3rd—School Reopens
6th—Eat Well for Less begins
7th—Rec Class Assembly
14th—Yr2 Class Assembly
17th— Healthy Week
21st—Year 4 Class Assembly

Lancashire Parent Partnership Award

On Friday we are having some special visitors in school that are assessing us for the L.P.P.A award ( Lancashire Parent Partnership).
We know that our parents have been instrumental at working in partnership with the school and making us all OUTSTANDING! Watch this space for more details...

Eldon’s Breakfast Besties!

National School Breakfast Programme
“Meet your mate at half past eight,
Eat a bagel and feel great!”
We have been invited to take part
in a breakfast programme which extends to all children over the course of the week.
After Easter, the following classes will be able to come into school at 8.30a.m. for some bagels and milk:
Tuesdays: Reception & Year 4
Wednesdays: Nursery & Year 3
Thursdays: Year 1 & Year 5
Fridays: Year 2 & Year 6

School Applications Sept 2019

Please see the news and events and letters/holiday lists section on the website for details about applying for school places for September 2019!

Year 5: swimming this term

Year 5 are enjoying their swimming this term . Do make sure you remember your kits and towels on a Monday each week.

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!

Older People's club

We are wanting to launch an ‘Older People’s Club’. If you have any relatives who live in the vicinity who would like to join our whole school community to work with our children, please do get in touch! We would love to hear from you.

Parent and Toddler Club

Next Wednesday we will be starting our ‘Parent and Toddler Club’ which is taking place every Wednesday morning at 9.05a.m.—10.15a.m. Please join us with your youngest children, so that they can meet other young families too. This event takes place in our hall.

Chinese New Year /Assessor in school

On Tuesday, as well as it being Chinese New Year, we are welcoming an assessor in school, Sandie Isherwood. She is visiting because we are a Flagship school for Inclusion. I know she will be impressed with all of the amazing learning taking place in school.