Littleport Community Primary School News

The Headteacher of Littleport Community Primary School and Director of East Cambs and Fenland Research School is Adam Rivett.

Mr Clark, Deputy Headteacher writes:

Last winter our children have taken part in a number of events. We fully entered into the spirit of the season and were visited by Mark the Elf from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire who came to record our contribution to this year’s Sleeps ‘Til Santa. The high standard of singing was commented on by parents and carers who listened to our performance. Our amazing PTFA organised and ran successful Christmas events at the school. Winter Wonderland was, again, a delightful celebration of Christmas with a range of activities, including our talented school choir leading a Christmas singalong, beautiful winter lights trail through our forest and of course an opportunity to meet Father Christmas himself! The PTFA also ran the Christmas shop in school, which provided children with an opportunity to purchase pocket money gifts for their family. Both events take a huge amount of organising, setting up and tidying up after, which is why we appreciate the outstanding efforts our PTFA make on behalf of the school. All of the money made goes back into opportunities for children right across the school. Reverend Howard Robson the Vicar of St George’s also hosted us for our annual Christmas service at St George’s church, which was a wonderful chance for all who attended to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

On December 16th we held our annual Christmas Instrumentalists’ Concert which gives some of our children who learn musical instruments the chance to perform in front of an audience. We heard from our more experienced brass and guitar players but also had a wonderful performance from all our violin players who finished with a rousing Jingle Bells with audience participation. We are very lucky to be able to offer a wide range of music lessons to our pupils – music is such an important part of our school curriculum and we are thrilled that so many of our pupils chose to learn an instrument. Musical opportunities coming up in the spring term include over 70 children taking part in the Young Voices concert at the O2, always an amazing experience as is the annual Ely Schools’ Music Festival which we always enjoy attending.

Ms McLeish, Lower School Leader reports:

We had the pleasure of EYFS kicking off our Christmas productions this year and they did a magnificent job of getting us in the Christmas spirit. Their traditional nativity was expertly narrated and included lots of excellent singing as well as acting. Well done to all of the children from Owlets and Goslings classes!

Years One and Two enjoyed performing Christmas songs and poetry to their parents and carers. This included some poetry which was written by the classes and a wonderful multi-part performance of Christmas is Coming, which our Year Two classes have been working on with their tutor from Cambridgeshire Music. At the end of the performance, the audience joined in for an encore of Holly Jolly Christmas.

Ms Swindells, PSHE Leader tells us about Anti-Bullying Week

During Anti-Bullying Week, all the children looked at what bullying is and what it means for those who have been bullied. The children took part in different activities and they designed and created posters and leaflets to inform others on bullying, the harms of bullying and how to prevent it. On Thursday 15th November, Key Stage Two watched a show and took part in a workshop about anti-bullying provided by Playwright Theatre. I know you will agree that anti-bullying is an important lesson to learn and the children came away with a much better insight into the impact of bullying and, more importantly, what to do if they feel that this is something happening to them.

Join Us on Our Journey! An invitation from Sue Lely, Chair of Governors

We are always looking for members
of the local community to help us to achieve our vision of providing an excellent education for all of our children, helping them develop the confidence, skills, curiosity and understanding to grow and progress academically, socially and emotionally. If you have any spare time available to listen to readers, share your talent or support in the classroom then please get in contact with the school office via our website: https://www.littleport.cambs.sch.uk/contact-details/

Are you interested in becoming a School Governor? Do you have time, enthusiasm and a desire to help enhance provision across the school? If so, we would love to hear from you.

This is an exciting time to be a governor at our school with Littleport growing and our status as the Research School for East Cambridgeshire and Fenland enhancing the work within schools across the county. Over the course of this academic year, our School Governors have come into school to look at Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and progress being made towards achieving our School Improvement Plan. We also have governors who are considering the impact of new housing sites on pupil numbers within the local community.

Although Governors do not need to be experts to tackle the range of responsibilities expected of them we would particularly like to hear from you if you can offer expertise or experience in the following areas: financial management; health and safety; communication or chairing meetings. These skills are not essential as help advice and training are available along with a thorough induction programme.

If you are interested in the role, please contact the School Office via email office@littleport.cambs.sch.uk or telephone (01353 860235) who will be happy to issue you with a full job description and arrange a meeting with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

We really do look forward to hearing from you.

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