Headteacher’s Message – Mr Rivett
It has already been a fun filled term with so many exciting things going on across the school and, at the time of writing this, it is only October! The activities and events our children have taken part in so far this term presents a stark contrast to where we were only a year ago.
Year 6 – Miss Hoal, Year 5/6 Lead
This term has been very busy for our Year 6 children. Along with their focus on WWI in lessons and the opportunity to take on more responsibilities in school, they have also enjoyed some special events.
First up was our trip to Grafham Water. The day was completely action-packed with activities such as climbing, crate stacking and mountain biking in the morning. After a speedy lunch, we headed off to our water activities. Fortunately the sun was shining as we built rafts and rigged our sailboats so we had a fantastic afternoon on the reservoir. All the children threw themselves into activities: showing determination and resilience as they faced their fears and demonstrating their empathy and team work skills as they encouraged each other to succeed.
The following Friday, Year 6 hosted the Macmillan Coffee Morning. We have really missed being able to welcome people into school and this was a fantastic opportunity for parents, carers and the wider community to join us for a special event. Mrs Duffield was, as always, our star organiser: decorating the hall and keeping the Year 6 children (and adults) on track! We’d like to say a big thank you for all the support, from sending in cakes to coming along to eat them on the day; with your generous donations, we managed to raise £611.55 for this fantastic cause!
Choir – Mr Clark, Deputy Headteacher
Mr Clark has been delighted to welcome back our school choir this term. Children from across year 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to join the choir and this year we have had a record number of children wanting to take part – nearly 80 children! We have been busy learning some new songs (including a Beatles medley and songs from The Lion King) ready for our big concert at the O2 in London in January as part of the Young Voices choir! After half term, we’ll also be starting our festive repertoire, ensuring we’re ready for all the opportunities Christmas brings for singing! It has been wonderful to hear children singing together once again!
Local History and the Future in Year 5 – Mr Popplewell, History Lead
Year 5 has got off to a wonderful start with all sorts of great learning happening. From swimming to multiplication, cities to the Indus River, planets to painting and a whole lot more besides – our young learners have been experiencing so much! In addition to all of their classroom based learning, they have also managed to squeeze in two very special experiences this term already. Most recently we jumped on a coach, absolutely resplendent in smart school uniform, and visited the beautiful cathedral in Ely. The purpose of the visit was to find out a little about various career options and what lies ahead. Our Nightjars and Kingfishers were an absolute credit as they spent time with representatives of various local businesses, employers, and colleges. They asked questions about what exactly the firms did, what qualifications you might need to do the job and how you could get those qualifications. Several of our young folk have made connections for the future, planned out second careers-should You Tuber or professional footballer get boring! They enjoyed themselves tremendously, spoke politely and shone brightly. They gained lots of knowledge for the future as well as free pens, stickers and even a sweet or two!
On 7th October, Year 5 had an amazing day, when we had a whole day working with ’The Young’Un’s‘. The children engaged fully in an exciting workshop of song writing! Inspired by the intriguing tale of Eddie Chapman, a spy in World War Two whose plane crash-landed near Littleport. The students listened to The Young ‘Uns as they explained their work, explored some sea shanties and got stuck into putting Eddie’s dramatic adventures into a song! The result was amazing and we all sang along in a final assembly. It was a fun day, with a real insight into the power of words, how we communicate, the joy of shared voices and storytelling. We also squeezed in some accompanying art and the sketches of the infamous double agent adorn our working walls!
Come and Join Us – School Governor Vacancy
School Governors play an important part in helping schools improve. We currently have a governor vacancy and we are reaching out to the community to see if you would be interested in joining our team! This is a crucial time to be a school governor, with the education of children being disrupted due to a global pandemic and the local community of Littleport growing. Governors do not need to be experts to tackle the range of responsibilities expected of them. Help, advice and training are available along with a thorough induction programme. If you would like to find out more or to be considered, please contact our school office on 01353 860235. There have been so many fun and interesting experiences already this term and I simply cannot wait to share more with you as the academic year progresses. If these events and opportunities have intrigued you about the work we do at Littleport Community Primary School, please get involved by becoming a school governor! I look forward to hearing from you.
Mr Adam Rivett
Littleport Community Primary School
Headteacher’s Message – Mr Rivett