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Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.

Enrichment

Chatsworth - 25th June

 

To support the children’s knowledge of the world around them, Reception and Year 1 enjoyed a visit to Chatsworth Farm Park on Friday 25th June. The day started with a tour of the petting farm and an introduction to the animals.  The children were then able to feed the animals and spend some quality time on the adventure play park.  Throughout the visit, I was extremely proud of how our children behaved and represented themselves throughout the day.  Most importantly, it was really nice to be back taking part in these extra-curricular activities.

Breakdance - Thursday 24th June

 

Our Year 6 children enjoyed a breakdance tutorial with Kelvin Clark last Thursday.  Kelvin is a member of the Diversity dance group and is local to Derbyshire.  The children had a great time learning some new moves!

Young Voices - 15th June 2021

 

On Tuesday our Year 3 children took part in a national initiative with the Young Voices team.  This was a Guinness World Records™ attempt for the Largest Simultaneous Sing-Along and an attempt to make the charts with a charity single! The children sang via a Zoom call with thousands of other children across the country.

Sports Week - w/c 8th June 2021

 

 

After a 2020 break for Covid, we have bounced back with another excellent, annual, Sports Week.  Our eye has been on the Tokyo Olympics and Miss Theobald and Mr. Singh have worked extremely hard to secure some excellent and diverse events and workshops for the children to participate in, and hopefully, the week has whetted the appetites of the children for more.

 

Below are some pictures to give you a flavour of the week, and hopefully class teachers will be putting class pictures in their section of the website.

 

Many thanks for your wonderful support during the week, especially in regards to clean PE clothing! 

 

 

For more details and photographs, please follow the link below:

World Book Day 21st May 2021

 

After having to cancel our celebration of World Bood day due to lockdown, we were finally able to celebrate today. M&M Productions came to school and performed Treasure Island to the children.  This was an excellent performance and many thanks to Rory for making the show come alive.

 

The day was also special, as not only were the children dressed in wonderful costumes, the kitchen team supplied an excellent 'takeaway' for the children.

 

  

New members of the school community 21st May 2021

 

We are delighted to introduce three new members to our school community.  Our bantams are already delighting the children and have already begun laying eggs, so hopefully, we may be selling some soon!

The chickens will give the children an opportunity to develop their animal husbandry skills and enable monitors to look after them throughout the day and take responsibility for their welfare.

I would like to say a huge thanks to the school council for developing the project and James Reid for making it happen and for offering to teach the skills that the children will need over the coming months. Our bantams are brown leghorns and are absolutely beautiful! Over the coming weeks, the school council will be running a competition to name them.

Lea Green Trip - Year 4 & 5 30th April 2021

 

Our Year 4 & 5 children enjoyed a well-deserved day at Lea Green today. Activities included low rope work, buggy driving, and orienteering.  Most importantly, after lockdown, the children were able to get back out and enjoy activities that contribute to their social and emotional development.  It was a fab day, enjoyed by all!

Certificate of Contribution - 23rd April 2021

 

We were pleased to receive the certificate below from Public Health England to recognise the school's role in the study of Covid.  Little Eaton was one of 5 schools in the County to take part in the study and throughout the pandemic, children and staff have undergone saliva and blood tests in an effort to help develop a better understanding of how the virus impacts schools and their pupils.

 

Many thanks to all those that took part.

 

First Aid Training  - 23rd April 2021

 

 

 

A big thanks to Chris from Paramedical Training for delivering first-aid training across the whole school.  The children really enjoyed the activities and I have heard that many children have been practicing at home.  It may be a good time to discuss a family emergency plan around what to do in the case of accidents or fire.

key skills taught include:

  • what to do in an emergency
  • how to put each other in the recovery position
  • how to treat burns
  • CPR.

 

 

 

Easter Egg Decorating March 2021

 

We had a cracking amount of entries in our annual competition.  The standard was egcellent and all children received a prize for their efforts.

 

Special mentions in particular for the ones below. 

Mackworth Church Collection

Our Year 6 school council members holding a cheque for £170 which was raised on our Christmas Jumper Day.  They asked for the money to go to the Mackworth Church fire fund to help restore the church to its former glory. Hopefully, a copy of our school president's radio interview will be appearing here shortly.

Brass Lessons Year 3 - December 2020

 

Three weeks after receiving their instruments, the children have already learned a Christmas tune - Hot Mince Pies.

Hot Mince Pies

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Forest Schools - October 2020

 

Mrs. Mould and Mrs. Lenton are now fully up and running with Forest Schools and are now taking their second Year 5 group and first Year 2 group.

 

 

What is Forest Schools?

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk-taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

 

Below is a selection of photographs to show you what we do.

Year 5 Forest Schools

Pantomime

 

M&M theatre productions visited the school on Wednesday 4th November 2020 to perform The Wizard of Oz. It was an excellent production, with one actor interacting with several pre-recorded characters.  The children were brilliant, and they seem to have preferred this year’s format.  M&M will be back in March for World Book Day.  I would also like to thank Rachel and the kitchen staff for supplying a real treat of a lunch.

Green Tree Silver Award

Although the school has been shut down for all but key worker children, we have been hard at work looking at our environment.  Many of the activities that we have completed have been part of the Woodland Trust scheme of work and we have now qualified for our Silver Award.  A sample of the work the children have undertaken can be seen below.

Family Book Quiz

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the family book quiz. There was 63 entries in total across the school. Congratulations to Jack in Year 5 and Isaac in Reception who were randomly picked to win the prize for KS1 and KS2. They have a £10 book token each – I hope you enjoy your new book.
On Thursday 5th March, we all came dressed up as a character from a book. The costumes were amazing - a sample of them can be seen in the photographs above. In the afternoon, the whole school enjoyed a live theatre adaptation of 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickins. The children in Year 6 then completed a workshop with the cast members. A thoroughly enjoyable day! 

Green Tree Art - March 2020

 

Skylarks class have been looking at the parts of plants and have used local flora to make bookmarks that can be used to revise the parts of a plant and how plants reproduce.

Green Tree Art - February 2020

 

Our Year 3 children have been using the local flora to create wonderful plant pictures to help them name the parts of a plant.  Please look at out gallery to see their brilliant artwork.

 

 

Eco-School - February 2020

The school council have worked really hard over the last month to make the school more eco-friendly. We have joined the eco-school programme and have been presented with our Bronze Award.  More details can be found at: https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/

 

Green Tree Scheme Bronze Award - February 2020

Continuing on from some work in our woodland area, we have been working towards the Green Tree Award Bronze certificate.

The Green Tree Schools Award encourages outdoor learning and inspires pupils about trees, woods and wildlife and will complement our eco-school work and our ultimate aim of becoming a forest school.

Year 5 Skylarks STEM Day - February 2020

Year 5 pupils have spent the morning designing and building a bridge using a limited amount of resources. The bridges were tested to see which one could take the most weight.

 

This activity was a prelude to visit to Rolls-Royce.

Year 3 and 4 Dodgeball Tournament - February 2020

This term we have competed in the Key Stage 1, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 dodgeball competitions run by the amber Valley School Sports Partnership.  In all events, the children have shown great team spirit and have been great ambassadors for the school.

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