A warm welcome to our school where we are always busy learning and having fun. Please use the pages of our website to look around the school and see what work we have been doing and what projects and events we have been involved with.
The staff and pupils would like to share some of their exciting projects that they have been working on in class and after school.
If you have enjoyed visiting our web site then please feel free to visit the school. This is an excellent opportunity to see the children in a learning environment and to ask any questions.
Mr M. Maksymiw
Welcome back after the half term holiday. I hope you had an enjoyable break. It was nice to see most parents last week at our Parents’ Evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I know that teachers really appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your child’s learning; his/her successes and current targets. I hope that you find it useful too. If, for any reason, you were unable to keep your appointment then please get in contact with your child’s teacher so that another time can be arranged.
At last week’s Parents’ Evening there was one of our occasional questionnaires for you to complete. Part of the questionnaire was about the school’s values and priorities in the future. We asked you to rank a list of statements about the school in order from the most important to the least important. I will be analysing the questionnaires over the next few weeks and I will let you know of the outcome of that analysis.
The other part of the questionnaire was about the PSHE curriculum (Personal, Social & Health Education). Your responses will be really useful for Mrs Williams (Year 6 teacher) who leads on this area of school life. It will help shape the work we do in school on this very important topic. Again we will let you know about the results of the questionnaire once we have analysed them
If you took your questionnaire home with you, can I ask you to return it to school this week so that we can include your views in our work.
To view the whole newsletter please click on this link Newsletter 2.3.15
Yesterday Outwoods Edge was featured on the East Midlands Today news programme! Nicky Morgan MP visited our school to find out about an exciting new initiative from the Woodland Trust, Schools Into Woods, which promotes learning in the outdoor environment. You can watch the feature on BBC iPlayer until 7pm on Saturday 14th February. The Schools Into Woods story starts at 12 minutes:
This afternoon, we held a meeting to discuss the process of SATs - the Statutory Assessment Tests that the children in Year 6 will be sitting in May. These are National Tests sat by all Year 6 pupils in Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
Thank you to all of you who attended the meeting. If you were not able to attend, we will send out some information with your child tomorrow about the things we discussed. Alternatively, you can click on the link below which will take you to the PowerPoint that we shared during the meeting.
If you have any further questions about SATs, please feel free to contact us at school.
Lisa Williams & Ian Reeve
Year 6 Teachers
Today is Safer Internet Day 2015. Today, and during the course of this week, the children will be learning about key eSafety issues in their ICT lessons and taking part in other activities to raise their awareness of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
It was wonderful to see those of you who attended our Safer Internet Day presentation about how you can help to keep your child safe online. For those of you who were unable to attend, the information provided at the meeting is available to download from our website:
I would also recommend visiting the Safer Internet Day website, which has lots of information about how to keep your child safe while they are using online technologies. These include how to use safety tools on online networks and browsers and also how to set up parental controls for different broadband providers.
If you would like any more information about the eSafety curriculum within school, or more information about how you can support your child at home, please get in touch.
Thank you for your support.