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
We will be holding our Christmas Fair at school this Saturday . The doors open at 12 noon and the fair will last until 3pm. There will be the usual popular stalls as well as some new attractions including the Staff Choir. There will also be refreshments so come along at lunchtime and sample what is on offer. We want to hold the prize draw to find our raffle winners at around 2pm.
On another matter I wanted to let you know that I spoke to the older children on Friday about going home from school as the dark nights are drawing in. If your child stays at school for a club after school, I think that it would be useful if s/he was either picked up by an adult or arranged to walk home with a friend.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
The last two weeks at school have been both exciting and jam packed.
The children spent the week beginning 3rd November learning all about the types of, effects of and impact of bullying. This was done incredibly maturely and thoughtfully through a story in each year group with writing, discussions and many other activities taking place as a result of this learning.
At Outwoods Edge we have a robust anti-bullying policy and believe that if kindness lays at the heart of our behaviour bullying will cease to exist. Due to this, our theme this year for Anti-Bullying Week was 'Spreading Kindness'. Many whole school activities took place during this week to promote this theme such as: pay it forward gestures, a competition for the new Buddy Bench logo, Secret Angels and Helping Hands. The Helping Hands are currently being displayed in the entrance area of the school and are a very powerful way of showing how each child within our school is working to eradicate bullying and spread kindness.
I am also delighted to announce that the winners of the Buddy Bench competition are Abbie Giglio from Class Cedar and Rhiannon Sharp from Class Spruce. Their designs have been sent to print and should appear on the Buddy Bench very soon!
Children In Need
Last week brought another event that prompted children to think about the feelings and situations of others, not only in our school but all around the world - Children In Need. The theme for Children In Need this year was 'Be a Hero' as by donating even a small amount we are making a difference to children's lives. After a phenomenal fancy dress effort on Friday including many an Incredible, Thor, Action Man, Maths Man and Literacy woman the excitement had begun by 9am - and that was just the staff! The bake sale was a great success and the school council demonstrated their persuasive techniques in each sale prompting many parents to buy much more than they had originally anticipated!
The funds have continued to come in this week and I am delighted to announce that our school has raised a grand total of £667.87 for Children In Need. This is a fantastic cause and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their fancy dress efforts, tasty baking treats and support in fundraising for this cause.
What a fantastic few weeks.
We had a very interesting and informative visit from Mrs Nicky Morgan (MP) on Friday. As you may know, Loughborough is her constituency and therefore she represents the people of the town at Westminster. Mrs Morgan is also Secretary of State for Education and so her visit to our school was doubly important. Last week was Parliament Week where MPs are encouraged to meet their constituents and talk about democracy.
Mrs Morgan began with a special assembly for the children in Years 4, 5 and 6 in which she talked about elections and how she became an MP. The way the members of the school council are chosen through an election and vote was used by Mrs Morgan to draw similarities with her own election as an MP. She went on to talk about some of her work in the Cabinet and her responsibilities as Minister for Education. The children were then keen to ask questions and I was impressed with the things they wanted to know. Did you know, for instance, that Mrs Morgan wanted to open a restaurant when she was growing up?!
The assembly was followed by a walk round school and coffee with some of the Governors. Mrs Morgan was keen to know about Outwoods Edge and she was impressed with the children and the work they had produced.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
We have a very important visitor coming to school this week. On Friday 14th November Mrs Nicky Morgan MP will be coming to school to talk to the older children about her work in the Commons and Houses of Parliament. As many of you know, Mrs Morgan is our local MP but she is also the Secretary of State for Education. She therefore has a special interest in schools and seeing how the government’s changes to education affect schools on a day to day basis.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Linda Bull who has reached the end of her 4 year term on the Governing Body. Linda has served on a number of different committees including Finance and Health and Safety and she has made an important contribution to the continuing development of the school. It means that we have a vacancy for a new Parent Governor and we will be asking for nominations in the near future. Please see the extra information below about this post.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
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KS2 Christmas Carols 2014
Junior climbing club poster at Rawlins