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
Thank you to everyone who has returned their Scarecrow Walk forms to the office. In particular I would like to thank those people who have offered to ‘host’ a scarecrow in their front garden for the day on Monday 29th September. We still need some more volunteers so please fill in the forms if you can help. Thank you! Each class are beginning to think about their class scarecrow and from the conversations in the staffroom, there could be some eye-catching designs.
Can I also remind you that the 20th Anniversary photograph can be ordered from school up until 17th September. I know that it is difficult to see any detail from the proof you have been provided with, so the large school copy will be up on display by the office this week to enable you to have a better look.
Finally, if you have thought of any ideas for our 20th Anniversary celebration then please let us know by filling in the form on last week’s newsletter or let your child’s class teacher know.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
Outwoods Edge is 20 years old! The school opened in 1994 with 86 pupils and this year, 2014, we welcomed 409 children to our school. Twenty years ago the school was completely open plan and there was no dedicated area for the foundation stage. Now there are class bases and classrooms in the main school as well as a special building for our new foundation stage. In 1994 there were four classes and five teachers. Now there are fourteen classes and eighteen teachers as well as numerous support staff in the classrooms and the office. What a difference twenty years makes!
We want to mark this achievement with a series of celebrations and events: twenty in fact! We’ve already had our first this week. On Wednesday a photographer came to school with a ‘cherry picker’ and took a whole school photograph with all the children and staff who were in on that day. Once it has been processed we will send home a proof for you to look at. There will be an opportunity to buy this unique record of our twentieth year. A school copy will join the other whole school photographs from 2000, the millennium, and 2004 when we celebrated our tenth birthday.
We are also going to celebrate harvest in a different way this year. Instead of an assembly we will be walking around the local area finding scarecrows designed and made by each class. You should have details of this event in a separate letter. There is a chance for you to join in with our walk and even host one of the scarecrows in your front garden!
I have asked staff for their suggestions about other ideas to celebrate this important birthday and I would also like to give you the opportunity to put your ideas forward. Please fill in the slip at the bottom of this newsletter if you have any ideas to help us celebrate this important year.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
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)
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