Another week complete, another one closer to Christmas! I can certainly start to feel the excitement building (in school and in the Fidgett house) as Christmas events are drawing nearer. The Christmas Fayre, performances, a visit to church, decorations and Christmas dinner are but just a few of the events we always look forward to in the coming few weeks. That said, the additional experiences Christmas brings can put us all (adults and children alike) in danger of overwhelm and burn-out. In school, we are already carefully considering our timetabling and will continue to run a normal routine of lessons, keeping our expectations consistent with the PRIDE code to ensure that we can all enjoy December to its very best.
The Midday Supervisor team all recently took part in training promoting ‘Positive Playgrounds’. We really value and appreciate the work of our MDS; lunchtimes can be rewarding and challenging in equal measure as children navigate the most unstructured part of the school day. The training has provided us with some excellent ideas on how to improve lunchtimes further, both on the playground and in the dinner hall. Preparations for these are already ongoing and will be shared with you as the year continues. We are soon to implement a sticker incentive for all year groups this term. The class with the most ‘Golden Step’ stickers awarded to individuals each week will be recognised in our celebration assemblies, with marbles in our class reward jars and given an extra 10 minutes of playtime to enjoy. The Golden Step refers to the top layer of our behaviour system and recognises children who go above and beyond our expectations, demonstrate our learning tools and provide a role model to others. I look forward to celebrating our first winning classes soon.
Whatever the weekend holds for you, I hope it’s a happy one. See you all next week!
This term in Computing, the Seals have been learning to code on Purple Mash. In this week's lesson we used everything we learnt in coding and started to debug any mistakes. Here is Aria's example of the 'Jumping Monkey' code where she discovered the mistake and corrected it so the co...
In the Cobras PE class this week, we have been learning how to apply the passing rules of rugby into game situations. As a class, we have worked extremely hard to use team work and communication to help us score tries.
Don't forget it's our last Donation Day before the Christmas Fair on Friday 24th November next week. We would really appreciate any unwanted bottles of any sort, and as a reward, the children can wear their own jumper to school.
Here at Orton Wistow Primary School, we recognise that success comes in all different shapes and sizes! We celebrate the children's achievements in school in the Achievements section of the newsletter and website.
Many of the children, however, are also achieving things outside of school. We would like to recognise these successes too.
It might be that your child has passed a music or dance exam, gained a karate belt, starred in a show, volunteered, taken part in a sporting event, or done something that they didn't think was possible!
If you would like to share your child's achievements with us so that we can celebrate their success, please complete the Celebrating Success form. Contributions will be considered for inclusion in upcoming editions of the newsletter.
We look forward to hearing about your children's extracurricular achievements!
This Week's Successes!
This pupil in flamingos has had an outstanding weekend in her Irish dancing competition in Coventry:
She achieved 1st place, 2 x 3rd places and 1 x 4th place all in the higher ranked category.
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon is an animated film based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, with a live orchestral accompaniment, narrator and choir to be shown at New Theatre Peterborough on Tuesday 28th November, 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
We are excited to say that we will be joined by Rache...
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