Well I cannot believe it is already the end of the 5th week of the school year. Again it has been a week packed full of fantastic learning opportunities. Children are really getting into their topics, this week I’ve seen exploding rockets, World War 1 trenches and seen children researching about what fair trade is. Next week we have a refugee project to look forward to in Y5/6 looking closely at what it is like to be a refugee. It was also great to see so many people involved in the Family Autumn craft event on Tuesday, please come along and enjoy the KS2 Autumn Family craft event on Tuesday next week (7th October) which will be run by Mrs Davies in the hall. Finally good luck to the Y3/4 pupils in their Hockey this afternoon.
This week’s stars of the week have been selected for a wide variety of reasons including fantastic work at the McMillan Coffee Morning, for writing a brilliant story ending, for amazing effort and hard work, and for a great attitude in maths and for trying hard all week, well done to you all, hope you enjoyed dining with the stars.
This weeks attendance was 96.5%, well done and let’s keep up the great attendance for the remainder of the term. As ever if there is anything about your child’s education you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to contact myself or one of the Hoyland Common Primary School Team.
Once again the year 6 pupils at Hoyland Common Primary School have excelled in their KS2 SATs. The children received their results on Monday and I can now share with you the overall levels.
In Reading 100% of children achieved the national expectation of level 4 and 69% of children attained above this with a level 5. In writing 94% of children attained a level 4 and 42% achieved a level 5. In Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 94% of children achieved a level 4, 71% a level 5 and 3 children (6%) also achieved a level 6! Which is a fantastic effort, bearing in mind less than 1% of children nationally got a level 6 in Grammar, punctuation and spelling last year. Finally in maths 98% of children achieved a level 4 and 67% of children achieved level 5. Amazingly 11 children, 23% of the year groups achieved a level 6 in maths, compared to nationally last year of less than 2% of children attained a level 6.
These results are a fantastic achievement for the children and the school and we are incredibly proud of them all. It just goes to show what can be done when such effort and hard work is put in!
The members of the Hoyland Common Primary School Council had a wonderful day yesterday visiting the Houses of Parliament. The children got to go in to the House of Lords and the Queens State Rooms, we also managed to get to go on the ‘London Eye’ for a very different view of the Palace of Westminster.
What a week! This time of year is always busy and this week has been no exception. Undoubtedly the highlight of the week was the Y5/6 End of Year performance of ‘Grease’. The children showed just how talented and confident they were and thoroughly entertained a full house!
The stars of the week this week were again selected for demonstrating something above and beyond, including having a permanent positive attitude, constant enthusiasm and excellent effort in maths and reading .
I am sure you are aware by now of your child’s teacher for next year and that next week is transition week and it’s great to hear so many children looking forward to spending time with their new teachers. Your child’s annual reports will also be given out on Monday.
Attendance this week was 96.2% let’s go for that final push of the year to keep attendance as high as possible. As ever if you have any issues or concerns about your child’s education please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the HCPS team. Finally a reminder that it is the summer gala on Saturday the 12th July, please do come along and fingers crossed for good weather again.
Throughout school today it was really evident that children regularly worked independently. Whether this was using the building blocks in reception or leading their own guided reading group.
I am incredibly lucky today to be spending the day at the BarnsleyTeachFest at Springwell School. Some amazing and inspirational speakers and presenters, all passionate about education, teaching and learning.
This week in school is arts week! I am sure many of you know by now every year in school we have a week that is dedicated to the arts, music and drama. We have many different activities going on this week, do ask your children what they have been doing today….