It has been a very busy and fun term at Littleport Community Primary School. So much has been happening that I have asked members of staff to help with our contribution to the latest edition of Littleport Life.
One of the high points this year, was the news that Brooke Smith in Year 4 had won an Art Competition organised by East Cambs District Council to design a character to promote recycling called ‘Michael Recycle’. As the winner, Brooke’s design will be displayed on all recycling lorries in the East Cambs area.
Her picture will also be used to create a real character who will come into schools to teach children about recycling.
She was presented with a prize and a framed picture of her design by Councillor Huffer in assembly. Her design is also proudly in our school entrance and the story made the Ely Standard as well.
2017 is also the year that our ‘new’ school is officially 10 years old! It is also 60 years since a school was created on our site (the old Secondary School) as well as being 170 years since a school was first established in Littleport. Children and staff are busy sharing ideas about how they would like to celebrate this special year, with events in the Summer and Autumn Terms. If you have any ideas to put forward for a school event, then we’d love to hear from you, as parents, grandparents, former pupils or anyone in the wider Littleport community. One of our ideas is to create an Open Event and Gallery, so if you have any photos or mementos of the ‘new’ school over the past 10 years, the old Secondary or even the original Littleport School building, then please send them in to us or email the School Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note to school. Anything donated will be looked after carefully and returned – please include your name and contact details.
We look forward to hearing from you! I would like to wish everyone a happy and restful Easter.
John Cattermole, Headteacher
We celebrated World Book Day with the whole school reading a picture book without words! Once we’d started looking at Jeannie Baker’s amazing book, ‘Window’ we soon realised we could find out a lot just from noticing clues in the pictures. Across the school, we enjoyed making our own collage windows, writing poetry and performing dramas based on the book.
We also enjoyed visiting children in other classes and sharing stories together.
Ms McLeish, English Leader
This has been a very busy few months for our musicians. In January the Young Voices Club and all our Y5 children took part in an amazing concert in the O2 Arena along with 7000 children from schools across the country. The children and parents who came to support us had an amazing time.
In March our brass players and Young Voices club took part in The Ely Schools Music Festival in the Maltings. We have also welcomed professional musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra into school; they introduced us to music from lots of different countries.
Music has always been important in our school and we are proud of the fact that as well as keeping up the strong tradition of singing, children are able to learn to play recorder, ukulele, cornet, violin, guitar and piano.
Ms Newton, Music Leader
Life in the Early Years Foundation Stage is never boring! There are so many opportunities to explore, develop new skills and find out about the things that fascinate us. As both children and adults we are constantly learning new things and sharing memorable experiences together.
The children have really enjoyed their weekly Forest School sessions and have had opportunities to climb trees, build dens, jump in puddles, find out about nature, cook and eat hot dogs and many more activities that are too numerous to mention!
There have also been lots of opportunities to invite parents to share all the excitement with us. We are very grateful for the overwhelming support parents and grandparents have shown in encouraging their children by attending the numerous workshops and drop-ins.
This term we especially enjoyed the experience of coming back to school in our pyjamas! ‘Night, Night Sleep Tight’ proved to be a very popular event. Children, parents and staff shared an evening of hot chocolate, cookies, and stories together. Every child was pleased to choose a story book to take home and keep forever!
Ms Ovens, EYFS Leader