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May 20th 2019

On Friday, I was out all day on a training session so was unable to post my usual message, so apologies for the slight delay!

Last week we had our Year 6 SATS.  Thank you for making sure that, in general, the children were in on time! The Year 6 children came in early and we shared breakfast together to help them relax and to take the stress out of the occasion. Thanks to all the wonderful staff, who arranged the food, cooked the breakfasts and then served the children. The papers were all despatched by courier shortly after the tests had taken place and we now await the results, in July. I am sure our high achievement in recent years will be sustained.

On Friday, Mrs Baker had arranged for Year 6 to relax at the beach, which was a fantastic way to end SATs week and was thoroughly deserved.

Year 2 are also having their special test papers to support our teacher assessment during May. They will complete their requirements this week as we are on holiday next week. Early indications from Miss Justice are very positive.

On Monday last week, Year 3 attended a games event at Walkerdome and the children loved it.

On Wednesday, Year 4 attended a National Gallery event at Sacred Heart High School. This event featured on BBC Look North on Tuesday evening. A painting from the National Gallery was housed at Sacred Heart School for a week. The painting, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, was painted by Artemisia, about 400 years ago. It was very unusual for an Italian female to be an artist in those days. Year 4, along with two other Catholic primary schools, viewed the painting and were then treated to a workshop.  The children absolutely loved the experience, as did the adults.

On Thursday, Miss Elliott and I took the Y4 and Y5 girls’ football team to an event at Walbottle Campus. The girls have really improved. They drew the first match but won the next two to qualify for the semi-final. This was a great achievement, despite being knocked out at this stage. Well done girls!

On Friday, Year 5 went to Welbeck Central Academy to see the author, Vashti Hardy. The children had a great time, so thank to Miss Elliott for organising the event.

Once again, last week’s attendance was very good! Our whole school attendance figure was 97.79%. All classes were above 95.00%. Year 3 were the best attenders with 99.67%. Our whole school attendance since September crept up to 97.25%. We all need to try hard to get above 98%, which would be fantastic!

Please click on the link from this page to see the award winners from this week’s achievement assembly.