Author Archives: MrsLBoulton

Ooooh, not quite Bingo yet….

…….but we are getting extremely close! The Lotto numbers last Saturday were 13, 38, 47, 51, 52, 59 with bonus ball 18. We have a new leader with 5 numbers crossed off – all of which came out last Saturday!!! Lots of people are currently on 4, but as we saw last week it is still absolutely anybody’s game.

Cracking Christmas Cheer

Thank you so much to Calver Garden Centre for our beautiful outdoor tree. It is the first year we have had an outside tree for a long, long time, but we thought we would bring a little bit of cheer to end this year of all years. I must say that the staff at Calver Garden Centre were incredibly helpful as well as being incredibly generous. Please pop in and say thank you for us if you get the chance….there were lots of beautiful trees, ornaments, plants and so on, plus some delicious smells from the cafe!

Domino Rallying?

What do you think about Class 3’s creations this time? Jenga and dominoes add up to loads of building fun! It is quite amazing what can be created in just one breaktime.

Bingo…..not quite yet!

Our Christmas Bingo game is still ongoing and getting more and more exciting! We have lots of people with one, two or three numbers…..but only one out in front with four numbers! £650 up to be won and it could all change again next Saturday. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part. Finger’s crossed and eye’s down….

Jenga? What’s Jenga?

As we are currently playing in our different ‘bubble’ zones, we have been spending some money on more equipment to make them a little bit more exciting. In the top playground we have now purchased 4 lots of giant Jenga; a new large chess set; 2000 dominoes for domino rallying; an outdoor Twister set which all go alongside our giant snakes and ladder board and outdoor 4 in a row game.

As you can see Jenga is never used as Jenga, but as a product for design and engineering! Class 2 have made a boat being attacked by a shark complete with oars; a smaller row boat; a cargo ship for posh fast cars; a destruction derby; a bird carrier and a bed area! Can you tell which is which? Lots of fun was had with the boxes too, as not only could you walk in them, but they made a seat for you to sit on too! Hours of fun!

Magnificent Playground Markings

Thank you so much to all our parents, friends and followers who help our PTA to raise such good amounts of money. The recent Bingo money has gone towards these new playground markings to help with our outdoor learning. I am sure that you will all agree that they are fabulous and without your support couldn’t have been created.

Thank you to all at Red Monkey for helping to make this happen.

Bingo Hamper Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in our great Christmas Bingo this year! You have all generated a massive prize pot of £650 , with £650 going to school as well! After the first Lotto draw, we have four people all in the lead with three numbers crossed off – how exciting!

With a massive effort of generating numerous lines, Mrs C took home the beautifully packed hamper – well done!

Let’s see what happens with next Saturday’s draw!

We Are Recruiting Now!

Would you like to be a part of our very successful school community? 

As a parent, I am sure that you desire the very best for your child at a school where they will find both academic success and a wealth of enriching experiences.  I am very proud to say that here at Grindleford Primary we can offer you both, thanks to dedicated teachers and a thriving school community.

We are regularly oversubscribed, but currently have a very small number of places to offer that usually get snapped up quickly. 

If you are eager to know more then please do get in touch on 01433 630528 or through

Whilst we are trying our utmost to stay COVID safe, we will do our very best to answer all your questions and give you a real flavour of what everyday life is like here at Grindleford.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Congratulations to this Weeks Winners

Stars of the Week:

For good letter formation; going the extra mile with his multiplication practice and great focus in his maths and working hard to understand problems he finds challenging – Fantastic!

Writer of the Week:

For fantastic effort and creativity in his big write – Excellent!

Right Choice Winners:

For being leaftastic; fantastic teamwork and tidying up without being asked – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

Brownies – Charity Sleepover – Raising over £100 – Well Done!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Howden who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Howden will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.


Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For determination and focus when practising her PE skills; for focussing on improving her writing and for being aware of others around him and helping them without being asked to – Excellent!

Writer of the Week:

For using very well-chosen and adventurous vocabulary choices in her quest introduction – Brilliant!

Right Choice Winners:

For helping out in class – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

Running – Sheffield 10k – Well done!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Ladybower who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Ladybower will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.