Our new classroom is coming along nicely! We are hoping that it will be finished for Christmas. The new classroom will mean we can have single year groups across the school and increase our planned admission numbers to allow our amazing school community to grow whilst still retaining class sizes under 30. We will keep you updated with any news on the build!
For the academic year 2018/2019 we were lucky enough to Qualify for Platinum status for the School Games Mark. Due to the standard of this achievement we will continue to carry platinum status for 2019/2020!We are the first school in Rutland to achieve this so we are very proud!
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.A special thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this!We look forward to applying once again in 2019!
Route to Resilience Accreditation!
We are celebrating receiving news that we have been accredited with the route to resilience award after completing our toolkit at the end of last year. We are continuing on this journey, further developing positive learning attitudes across the school and providing opportunities to embed our vocabulary encouraging all our children to be as resilient as possible.
Silver Artsmark Award
We are thrilled to have been awarded a Silver Artsmark Award in recognition of work we do in the curriculum around art, music and drama. We hope to build on this success this academic year by providing further opportunities for children to access the arts within the curriculum. All children will be participating in Arts Week in the week commencing 2nd October with lots of activities planned.
The Iron Man
Mrs Topping and Mrs Scott’s classes attended a special fully accessible performance of the Iron Man at the library last week by the Graeae Theatre Company. It really inspired them for the work they are doing at school around the book.
Rutland Showground—outdoor learning
Year 6 were invited to attend an outdoor learning session at Rutland Showground, which was fantastic! The children planned and made two decorative floral wheel barrows which look amazing and are currently on display in the school foyer. They were also lucky enough to meet the Duke of Gloucester who was visiting Rutland. Additionally, two of our boys - Liam and Josh were playing in a demonstration rugby game for the VIP visitor.
The children in Key Stage 2 were extremely lucky to be visited by Alex Hamilton and Eddie Turvey from the BBC East Midlands Today. They talked to the children about preparing weather forecasts and meteorology. It was amazing! The children even got the chance to present their own weather forecasts.
Our uniform provider Deco Schoolwear have generously sponsored 15 new tracksuits for children to use at sporting events. We're thrilled with them and the children are very excited to start using them. We are very grateful to Sam and Ben at Deco Schoolwear/Rutland Merchandise Ltd for sponsoring us.
For more information about Rutland Merchandise, please take at look at their website. http://www.rutlandmerchandise.co.uk/
Our long-awaited Astroturf is finished! The majority of the funding has come from the enormous efforts of parents, staff and governors at the school and Mrs Chambers would personally like to thank them all for their incredible hard work. Thank you also to Playscapes Playgrounds for such an excellent job in providing the pitch. Please contact the school if you are interested in hiring this facility for extra curricular sport or birthday parties.