Congratulations to this Week’s Winners!

Stars of the Week:

For excellent work in maths, especially in fractions and halves, plus having a really focussed week – Well Done!

Writer of the Week:

For writing a very funny story about the Queen – Brilliant!

Right Choice Winners:

For bringing in resources relevant to our topics and helping to tidying equipment up – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

Swimming – Ripley Rascals Open Meet – being placed in almost every race – Wow!

Creative Explorer Forest School Award – Fabulous!

Sheffield Tri Club Aquathon – 2nd Place – Excellent!

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.

 

New Change 4 Life Champions

Following on from the extremely successful programme run throughout last year by the ‘Champions’ in Year 6, this afternoon some of our Year 5 children went along to this year’s RDSSP training event.

Once again the training was fantastic and the children came out fully enthused and ready to go. They will spend the rest of this half term shadowing the Year 6’s to see what they learnt in action and then be ready to run the clubs themselves after February half term.

Change 4 Life is an initiative to help tackle inactivity and obesity across the nation.  Its remit is to get inactive people to be active again and lead a healthier life through a mixture of healthy food choices and exercise.  With this is mind we learnt some shocking statistics:

Did you know that 91% of 0-4 year olds nationally are NOT getting 60 minutes of activity a every day?

Did you know that nationally 1 in 5 children leave RECEPTION classed as being overweight or obese?

Did you know that nationally 1 in 3 children leave Year 6 classed as being overweight or obese?

Did you know 1 in 10 children aged 2 – 15 years old are classed as overweight or obese?

As a school, parents and the village as a whole, I am glad to say that our children are offered a lot of extra physical activity opportunities.  As a school we DO offer the 30 minutes of physical activity the Government have tasked us with delivering per day (the other 30 minutes should be being provided by home).  In fact we offer an awful lot more per day and with all the exciting activity that happens within families and the village as a whole our children are getting far more than their ‘daily amount’.

Just in case you are thinking that your children may not get 60 minutes of activity on Saturday or Sunday(as I definitely am – ooops) or you just want some fun ideas to get the family as a whole moving a bit more or fancy some new recipes to try out, check out http://www.change4life.co.uk

 

 

I want my Mummy

We do like a bit of dressing up at school, so today’s Eat Like An Egyptian day run by catering gave us all a chance to be pharaohs, mummies (including a mummified cat!) and even a pyramid!

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A wonderful array of make-up and costumes has brought history to life in every class – thank for all your support and efforts towards this, the children look brilliant.

We even got a honk from a passing driver when I was taking the pictures – I guess it was Tooting-Car-Man.

 

 

Congratulations to the First Winners of 2018

Stars of the Week:

For being really helpful in Class 1; showing great enthusiasm and knowledge in history and making huge improvements within his reading – Brilliant!

Writer of the Week:

For some fantastic Christmas writing – Well Done!

Right Choice Winners:

For achieving her target; helping out with younger children at lunch time and tidying up the PE store – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

M.A.D. Swimming – Masses of 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and commitment to swimming all round – Excellent!

Swimming – 10 metres on Front – Well Done!

Born Free – Adopted Gorilla – Lovely!

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.

 

 

Great Expectations, Amazing Results

What an amazing last day of term thanks to Chatsworth House.

We are so grateful to them for inviting us all to see the Christmas decorations, and the children were treated to a fabulous range of Dickens-themed creations that wowed us in every room.

It was fun looking out for Bullseye too as he was hiding in all sorts of places and was a tricky fellow to spot.

The house staff were wonderful with the children from the moment we turned up, and there were Dickensian characters throughout the tour.  The children’s favourite was Fagan as he taught them to pickpocket!  Miss Havisham was cheered up with a couple of Seasonal renditions: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had her slightly more cheery than when we first saw her, and members of the public really enjoyed it and they gave us a round of applause 🙂  The less said about Jingle Bells the better though – I am not sure Miss Havisham knows who Batman is……

Every room was different with so many things to look at and talk about, everyone has different favourite parts too.  Take a look at some of our seasonal adventure in the gallery below.

Once again – a huge thank you to all at Chatsworth House who made this happen.  You have made us all incredibly festive and full of Christmas wonder.

Secret Santa

We had a brilliant day yesterday with a combination of Secret Santa sales and our annual visit to the Panto……Oh no we didn’t……..Oh yes we did!!  All care of our wonderful PTA.

A massive thank you must go to Mrs Marshall for organising Secret Santa again this year and also to all our parents and friends of school who gave up their time, yesterday and today, to help wrap the presents up.  As always, this is one of the children’s favourite activities that the PTA do.  It is absolutely lovely to see how happy the children are with their choices of present and the fact that they alone have chosen them.  The key now is to try to get them through to Christmas morning without being opened or lost!  Thank you to everyone for donating the presents, the choice was amazing.

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For a wonderfully decorated Christmas Sleigh; having great reflection on his learning and putting in 100% effort at all times and for making huge improvements in his reading – Amazing!

Writer of the Week:

For creating a very emotive piece of writing – Excellent!

Right Choice Winners:

For using her initiative and helping with school equipment and reaching their targets – Brilliant!

Certificates from Home

Swimming –  MAD Awards, 4 medals and 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings – Excellent!

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.

 

 

Christmas is hotting up!

The trees are up and decorated, the post box is out and operational and best of all the Whole School Advent Calendar is up and running!

Every day a name is picked out of the secret box and the ‘chosen one’ gets to open the envelope for the day.  The envelope may contain a treat for the individual, a treat for their class, a treat for another class, or even the whole school.  However, in true ‘Bullseye’ tradition, the envelopes that are for the weekend are ‘Look at what you could have had!’, just to juggle things up a bit!

 

 

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For fantastic nativity singing; fantastic contributions and ideas in science and becoming a lot more confident in his new class – Excellent!

Writer of the Week:

For using and punctuating interrupted speech correctly – Fantastic!

Right Choice Winners:

For tidying up the PE store and the welly box – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

Grade 1 Piano – Well Done!

Swimming – Grade 1 – Well Done!

Red Deer Bolving Competition, October 2017 – Well Done!

Safe Go-Karting – 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.

 

Anyone for Seconds?

We were once again given the fabulous opportunity to visit The Maynard, a local Peak District boutique hotel, to make Christmas Puddings. Everyone, both pupils and staff alike, love taking part in what has been an annual event for several years now and we all really appreciate the generosity and kindness extended to our school. The event is sponsored by Holdsworth Foods in Tideswell who provide all of the ingredients free of charge and is supported, hosted and delivered by The Maynard staff including expert supervision from Head Chef Mark Vernon. They are all great with the children, giving drinks and christmas activities and provide us with a fantastic complimentary lunch as well – this year included a great lasagne, vegetables and garlic bread for the main; followed by an assortment of ice creams- really, really appreciated by all of us.

All pupils that attended got a chance to pour in and mix the ingredients, including making a wish as they stirred it all up, before the puddings were sent off into the kitchen for steaming. We look forward to taking delivery of the final Christmas Puddings in time for christmas.

Once again, our extremely grateful thanks go to The Maynard and Holdsworth Foods for making this event happen and giving us the chance to take part. Here are some photographs taken during the day: