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 to school after the long Summer Break. I hope you managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine either here in Loughborough or further afield. There have been some new additions to the staff numbers. Firstly I would like to welcome Mr James Perry, Miss Zara Spencer and Ms Louisa Briers. They are three new teachers who will be working in Year 5, Year 2 and Year 4. If your child is in one of their classes you will be able to meet them at the Parents Welcome Meeting next week. Please see the dates for those meetings in the diary below.
We also have some new faces in the kitchen. Ann Robinson, Debbie Poxon and Charlotte Hardy will be serving in the kitchen each day. Finally Ms Steph Wall will be working in Year 2 with groups and individuals.
It was great to see all the children looking so smart and enthusiastic this morning. I want to extend a particularly warm welcome to children and families new to our school. I look forward to getting to know you in the coming weeks and months.
Monday 1st— Year 4 Parents Welcome Meeting (3.30pm)
Tuesday 2nd - Year 5 Parents Welcome Meeting (3.30pm)
Thursday 4h — Year 1, Year 2 & Year 6 Parents Welcome Meeting. Year 6 Kingswood trip meeting (3.30pm)
(Year 3 Welcome Meeting Tuesday 9th September )
We have enjoyed another week of sporting achievements at school. On Saturday at Town Sports several children were triumphant medal winners. Overall we had a haul of thirteen medals in a number of different events. I am very proud of all the children who took part on Saturday whether they were winners of not. Each child represented our school in exactly the way I would have hoped; with enthusiasm, determination and great sportsmanship. Well done! Of particular note were James Munday (1st Year 4 Boys 400m ), Grace Alvey (1st Year 6 Girls 800m) and Ellie Mae Beighton Goode, Hannah Wheatley, Max O’Sullivan and Kiara Weaver who all received a medal for finishing second or third in their finals. The relays are my personal favourite and so I am extremely pleased to report that we came second and received silver medals in four out of the six relay races. The Year 6 girls relay was particularly close and the margin between first and second could be measured in centimetres if not millimetres! Well done again to all those who took part and thank you to all the parents and staff who came down to cheer the school on. A fuller report appears on the back of this newsletter.
We also had a great Key Stage 2 Challenge Day on Thursday. The sun shone and the children joined in with a number of different activities. The children were part of a team and each team was named after a different country. After each of the team and individual events were completed the scores were totted up and Kenya were triumphant. The children received a medal for their efforts.
The Key Stage 1 Challenge Day has been rearranged for Wednesday 9th July and we hope to have better weather.
The last day of the school year is Friday 11th July. I hope you all have a good summer break and look forward to seeing you again on Thursday 28th August at 8.50am. If you are moving on to pastures new, we wish you good luck and we will miss you!
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
New Classes for 2014/5
Listed below are the new class arrangements for next year. You can see the class bases for each year group along with the teacher/s who will be in that classroom. Their names are in bold. The names in brackets are the nursery nurses or teaching assistants who will be supporting in that classroom. You can see that our two new teachers are listed; Miss Spencer in Year 2 and Mr Perry in Year 5.
Mrs Crown will continue to support children across the school. Your child should have brought home their report on Friday. It outlines their achievements this year as well as their targets for the next year. There was also a letter informing you which class your child will be in next year and asking for any feedback from the report. Please could you send back the acknowledgement slip even if you have no comment to make as it is a way for us to know that you received the report. Thank you.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
Summer of Sport at Outwoods Edge
It’s not been a great week-end for sport. Firstly our rugby team were beaten in New Zealand after leading at half time. The players fought valiantly and the two teams were only one point apart when the final whistle went, but unfortunately that point was in New Zealand’s favour. A least we had the football to look forward to….. or so we thought! I was a great game but England could not beat Italy and went down 2:1.
It might have been all doom and gloom this weekend but we have something to brighten up your sporting blues; the Outwoods Edge football tournament! It will be held after school on Thursday and children from Years 4, 5 and 6 will compete for the coveted trophy. Several members of staff have agreed to be managers again this year and each team represents a country in the World Cup in Brazil. Things get quite competitive and stressful for the team and that’s just the managers! Please come along to support the children in the annual fun event.
If that’s not enough we will be once again competing at Town Sports at the university on Saturday 28th June. Children take part in a variety of track and field events culminating in the relay races at the end of the afternoon. This is my personal favourite. Teams from Outwoods Edge will be going down to the track this week to try and get through the heats and into the finals on the day. Good luck to everyone competing this year.
Finally we have our own Challenge Days to look forward to on the mornings of 26th June (Key Stage 2) and 27th June (Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1). This is a chance for all children to take part in a set of challenges no matter what their ability. Please come along to support the children if you can.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)