Half term is fast approaching and I wanted to wish you all a safe and happy half term with your families.
Last week the school’s validated KS2 results were released by the DFE and these showed that the school achieved the best end of KS2 results the school has ever had. The school recognises that these are still behind the national averages but show that the changes the school has made have made significant positive improvements. The percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in combined reading, writing and maths rose by 14% and the percentage of pupils achieving expected in each area individually rose significantly with maths results rising by over 30%. This is due to the hard work of the whole school community.
This week the school are focusing on internet safety and we have provided a list of Apps and Games for ages 7-11 from National Online Safety. This organisation provides up-to-date information to schools on how to keep children safe online.
The school continues to work towards its improvement targets; one of which is developing the wider curriculum. Please look out for updates on our new website where each curriculum area will have its own section promoting work in this area. The school are currently developing a curriculum map that will show what is taught when, which experiences will be provided to link to each area, and which character muscles each area will focus on.
Below is a list of some of the opportunities our pupils have had this term
· Year 5 have had the National Space Centre Dome in school
· FS2-Year 4 are working with De Montfort University (DMU), Gospel choir (runners up in Britain’s Got Talent)
· Sustrans are providing Bikeability training and also teaching children to cycle who are not ready to learn on the road
· Year 6 have attended coding at DMU
· KS2 attended National Lego Tournament
· 40 children attended Young Voices mass choir in Birmingham
· First Aid training –Year 5
· Year 5 have had an author visit them—Bali Rai
· Six of our children attended the inclusive Sportshall Athletics competition, then two of them have got through to the county finals in July!
We endeavour to provide a varied range of opportunities for our pupils. Please ensure you follow the school on our twitter feed to see details of all these activities and more.
Congratulations to the school council on being featured in the Leicester Mercury last Monday for their Australia fundraising!
If you have any links with organisations that could provide further opportunities for our pupils please speak to myself or Mrs Nott.
Thank you for your continued support.
Save the Children Fundraising
Our Christmas Jumper day in school raised £188.39 for Save the Children! Thank you to everyone who helped with this fundraising!
We have had this message from save the children
You’re awesome! Everyone at St. Marys Fields Primary School raised loads of money to help kids everywhere. That’s super cool. My team are still busy counting all that money, but don’t worry, your certificate will be with you later this month.”
Monday 24th Bikability for year 5 begins
Monday 24th—online parents’ evening booking opens
Wednesday 26th—Year 2, Best Picture Book Celebration
Wednesday 4th (15:30-17:50) & Thursday 5th (15:30-19:50) Parents’ Evening s
Wednesday 6th—World Book Day events—information to follow
Tuesday 24th March—Year 1 Visit to Stonehurst Farm