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20th January 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!


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.

Dare to Aspire

On Monday 7th January we had George Fouche in school who left us feeling GREAT after his ‘Dare to Aspire’ Roadshow! All the children from Reception to Year 6 heard his stories about his life story thus far and George inspired us to reach for the stars and follow our dreams! The School Council have designed a poster for all the classes with George’s 10 characteristics for success. We will be using these in our lessons and as well as other times of the day.

Eldon's Got Talent

On Friday morning we held our ‘Eldon’s Got Talent Final’ and it was enjoyed by every-one! Well done to all of the finalists and a huge CONGRATULAIONS to our winners Amelia Gregoire (Year 3) and Kiera Nuttall (Year 6). Also, well done to Aminah Bhuta (Yr4) who was our runner up.

Choir visiting The Knowle Care Home

Some of our choir visited The Knowle Care Home on Friday afternoon and sang to the residents to get them into the Christmas spirit!

Choir sang at St. Walburge's Church

On Wednesday evening our Choir sang at St. Walburge's Church in Preston. They did a stunning job under the watchful eyes of Mrs Sandland (Choir Master) and Sue (Governor).

Congratulations to Natalie and Amber

Well done to Natalie Nuttall and Amber Unwin for taking part in a design a
Christmas card competition and winning an amazing colouring kit each!

Reception and Infant Nativity Play

The Reception and Infant Nativity Play ‘ Christmas with the Aliens’ was a super hit on Tuesday! The children and staff did us all very proud. Well done everyone and a huge ‘thank you’ to you all—our highly supportive parents!

Singing for volunteers and friends.

Our Infant and Junior children will be singing to our volunteers and friends this afternoon. It’s our way to say thank you to them for all of their amazing skills that make our school FAB! A HUGE Thank you to Emmanuel Church for their ‘Open The Book’ sessions. They have kept our children interested and engaged with the Christian stories from the Bible.

Parent's Meetings

Our Parent’s Meetings have been very well attended. The uptake has been very close to 100% - this is amazing! There are very few families who have still to meet with the teachers and receive their child’s report. Thank you for doing this.

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.’

‘Flagship Status’ award

Mr Moss and I attended a ceremony in London to collect our ‘Flagship Status’ award for Inclusion. The new plaque is fabulous and will join the rest of our trophies and plaques in the entrance. As the only primary school in Lancashire with this award, it show cases the wonderful inclusive philosophy our school has embraced!

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!

Primary School of the Year for 4 years in a row!

On Wednesday evening, Eldon managed to retain their ‘Primary School of the Year’ crown yet again!! This makes it four in a row! We also won the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ award too! This is mainly about the learning we do to educate the children about mental health awareness and keeping healthy with all of our sporting and eating responsibilities. Well done Eldon and everyone who is part of this team! Wish us well for the big ‘national’ TES award this evening in London!


We are sending out some communication to all parents about updates to the new data protection regulations -GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Please take a read and do sign the form and tick the boxes which will allow us to continue working with the companies we work with.

'Flagship’ Status!

Our Inclusion Quality Mark final report has arrived in school and we have been awarded ‘Flagship’ Status! This is a HUGE accolade as we are the first primary school in the whole of Lancashire to achieve this status! I know you will want me to thank the staff and Governors for their efforts but I wanted to congratulate our pupils, parents and wider community for their sup-port over the past 7 years for making this happen. Congratulations also to Mr Moss who has led the Inclusion work in our school over the last 3 years. Well done, EVERYONE!

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

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.

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!

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.

Christmas Jumper Day - Thank you

Today, it is our Christmas Jumper Day. Thank you for your £1 donations. I will tweet the final amount collected as soon as I have a figure.

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

January 2019
7th— School resumes with George’s Aspire Workshop
10th Year 5 visit to Eldon Forest
14th—Teacher led clubs re-sume
21st Handwriting Fortnight begins
23rd—TES visiting school
25th The Voice of Eldon—final
24th Parent Gym starts with Mrs Tomlinson
February 2019
1st Handwriting Assembly
5th Chinese New Year cele-brations
5th—Flagship status renewal
5th—Online Safety Course for parents
8th Year 5 Class assembly
12th Pancake Tuesday
14th Trip to the Zoo—rescheduled from last term for 100% attendees –KS2
15th—Super Learning Day—What Do You want to be When You Grow Up?
18th—22nd Half Term School Closed
25th—School re-opens
March 2019
1st—Year 2 Class Assembly

Our Handwriting Fortnight begins next week! WB 21.01.19

Children will be practising their handwriting daily and we hope to discover ‘the best’ and ‘the most improved handwriter’ from each class. Good luck everyone!

Voice of Eldon Final

The Voice of Eldon final will be taking place on Friday 25th January. The finalists are coming through as we speak. Kai Kiggins and Morgan Green are Year 4’s finalists. Everyone, get practising speaking in your clear and articulate voices! The final will be held in school on the 25th January using our Radio Station.

Launch of Eldon TV and The Bank of Eldon

Next week we have a very special Black Tie evening event. We are getting ready to launch Eldon TV and The Bank of Eldon. The School Council have been working on the Bank of Eldon project for several months. They will be sharing the details with invited guests. Also, you may be aware we have been utilising the skills of one of our parents for making short film clips, capturing life in school. These clips will form the basis of our Eldon TV and will be appearing on our website and twitter feed. Parents will have the opportunity to view these before we share them with our wider audience. Please see the letter that is on its way to you about this.

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.