We have officially opened our outdoor library space with Abbie cutting the ribbon. The idea for an outdoor library space was Abbie’s when she was in Y3 and Mrs. Donald designed and led the project. The outdoor library space has been called Emma’s Surf Shack in memory of Mrs. Donald’s daughter Emma.
Last night we held a Parent’s Meeting with Mr. Johnson from West Norfolk Academies Trust as part of the academy consultation. Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Arterton (West Norfolk Academies Trust) explained how the trust operates and their vision for the children within it. Mr. Johnson then answered questions raised and from the floor.
Conversion to an academy has to be signed off by the Secretary of State for Education once the consultations and due diligence checks have been completed. Providing everything goes to plan, Gaywood Primary should become an academy on the 1st June, 2017 and join the West Norfolk Academies Trust.
The questions and responses can be found in the attached file below.
Don’t forget that Friday is Wear A Hat Day for brain cancer research. We are asking for donations of £1 for this worthwhile charity please. We are also raising awareness of autism on this day and the children are invited to wear silly socks. School uniform should be worn as normal please.
Here are the photos of the fantastic completed Rainbow Fish that Y1 made with their grown ups during the Y1 Reading Cafe. The children look amazing in their Book Day costumes too. Well done to all.
Today we have Google visiting us with their Google Expeditions roadshow. The children are able to visit places that they wouldn’t be able to go on a usual school trip. The Y6 children are currently sat deep in the Amazonian Rainforest and are about to be whisked away to visit the Mayan Temples. Judging by the buzz they all seem to be enjoying it!
The children in Y4 have been working with Mrs. Whyborn on a dance to the song Revolting Children from Matilda The Musical. They have done an amazing job as you can see from the video below. Well done to Mrs. Whyborn for choreographing the routine.
A huge thank you to the PTA who helped the children to decorate the Christmas trees. They look fabulous with all of the children’s decorations on show.
As a school we have invested in a new handwriting scheme that is in operation across the whole school, from Reception to Year 6. We would encourage parents to use the style in the attached documents with their children at home.
The scheme can be accessed both on a laptop and a tablet. Please follow the login instructions contained in the file below. The website provides demonstrations on how to form the letters correctly and how to make the joins. Please have a look with your child and why not have a go yourselves?
We have just received our Ofsted report from the recent visit and we are pleased to be able to tell you that Gaywood Primary School is officially a GOOD school! This is a great achievement and reflects the hard work of staff, parents and importantly the children. Well done and thank you all for your support and hard work! To download the report, please click on the link below. If you would like a printed copy please see the office. Parents should also receive a download link via email this afternoon.