Year 1 made us feel very proud this morning as they led their assembly all about Handa’s Surprise. Well done Year 1—your skills are developing well!
Thank you Miss Howard, Miss Hickson and Mrs Hajee. A special thank you to Mr Flynn our volunteer in Year 1 also!
Yesterday, many of our new parents for our Reception Class pupils for September came to attend our first induction meeting. It was well attended and parents and their children were really well behaved. The induction afternoons will begin in June.
Children are busy skipping in the hall as I write this newsletter. They have had a super, amazing time skipping to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. FRIENDS of Eldon have organised the event and will also be entitled to keep 20% of the donations. Sponsor sheets should have been back by today but if you have been unable to return these to school the deadline is Wednesday next week please. Please send in all monies collected by this date too. THANK YOU!
This term we will be focussing on completing our many assessments in all classes. Particularly important tests for Year 6 take place next week beginning the 13th May – these cannot be missed as results are sent away to the Government and shared with yourselves (parents) and high schools. Year 2 teacher assessments are already underway and formal tests will be completed week beginning 10th June. Year 1 pupils and some Year 2 pupils will be undertaking the Phonics assessments which are also reported the Government and Local Authority. It is imperative that pupils attend everyday as teacher assessments take place every day and this informs teachers plans both on a daily and longer term basis.
After analysing our standards in school I am pleased to say that standards in Maths have and are improving in the vast majority of classes. Improvements in writing are also being made however the main area of focus now is Reading. Please hear your child read everyday. Do encourage them to spend 15 minutes each night looking at their library or reading book as this will impact on their learning in all areas.