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St Botolph's CE Primary School
St Botolph's CE Primary School

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25 Aug 2016

FINS fundraiser

Wow! The money keeps coming in and we are now up to £1261. You are all so great at fundraising. The FINS fundraiser, splits the money 50/50 – 50% to LOROS and 50% to the school. Thank you for your great support. ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2016

Ofsted praise

Our Ofsted report has now been finalised. Against a background of ever tougher inspection standards, greater demands on school staff and a much more challenging national curriculum, St. Botolph’s CE Primary School has achieved excellent results. The report praises our “highly ambitious culture” recognising that we are “raising the ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 2016

Queens 90th Birthday

Today we celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's birthday in style with a street party for the whole school.  This was followed by a magic show and a presentation to Canon Cynthia Hebden who is retiring,           ... (click to read more)

29 Apr 2016

The Urban Strides experience

Today, our KS2 children had a wonderful experience in the hands of Andy Instone, the founder of ‘Urban Strides’.   Andy is considered to be one of the UK’s leading experts in Street Dance. He has made it his mission for the last 15 years to travel and learn from the ... (click to read more)

22 Apr 2016

British Values day

Today the children learnt so much about what it means to be British!   At St. Botolph’s C of E Primary School we see our role as preparing the children for life in modern Britain, this means so much more than just giving them basic numeracy and literacy skills, it means ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2016

WE ARE AN OUTSTANDING CHURCH SCHOOL

On Wednesday 9th March, St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School received their Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The National SIAMS framework is used in all inspections of Church of England schools. The principal objective of the SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2016

The Indian Experience

This week, KS2 have had ‘the Indian experience’. This opportunity supported their RE curriculum regarding learning about world faiths other than Christianity and also supported a core British Value in developing their understanding and tolerance of other faiths. The children loved the experiences shared with them –  storytelling about ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2016

The Big Meal

Last week all our Year 4 & 5 children attended ‘The Big Meal’ at St Botolph’s Church. This event took them on a learning experience focussing on the Passover: traditions; the origins of the story; sampling traditional Passover food (but no wine only squash!!!) ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2016

A new experience: Learn Highcross

30 children from KS2 were selected to take part in a ‘Learn Highcross’ event. The aim of the day was to enable students to learn about the world of retail and hospitality and develop an understanding of the numerous job prospects that are available to them. The event involved ... (click to read more)

04 Mar 2016

Heads learning walk

Yesterday the school had its annual BeSKiLD Trust Heads learning walk. This involves all the Heads and a Deputy from the 5 schools visiting school for a morning, looking at data, scrutinising books, talking to children and walking around all the school observing learning and teaching. We have not ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2016

News from the LA - Y6 to stay!

After some considerable time without any firm news, this week I received a letter from the Local Authority which confirms that the retention of Y6 pupils will take place from September 2017. This means our current Y4s will be our first Y6s! The letter states : “This is excellent news ... (click to read more)

11 Feb 2016

Chocolate feedback

Earlier this week, Miss Bailey received an email from Jennifer Earle, who gave a workshop to each class in KS2 on their Chocolate Day. I thought you would like to know what she said: “I was so impressed with the classes.  I don’t think I’ve ever had such well-behaved children ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2016

100% Attendance

As always, we have been celebrating excellent attendance and punctuality and the school is well on track to achieve our 97% target attendance is currently standing at 96.9% after the first term!   A big well done to the 103 pupils who had 100% attendance between October half-term and Christmas. We ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2016

University experience

30 children from KS2 had a very informative and inspiring university experience. The children took part in 3 workshops and had a tour of the Uni facilities. Many came back inspired to want to go to Uni, just as we hoped! Following the visit, we received an email from ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2016

Calderdale support

Once again, the St Botolph’s community have shown their tremendous community spirit in the support given to our Bring & Buy event today and with all the donations of items received. Miss Bailey is travelling up to Calderdale on Monday with books; toys and a large cheque for £850! ... (click to read more)

29 Jan 2016

Chocolate fun!

On Tuesday, KS2 had a great day learning all about chocolate. They learnt about the origins of chocolate, how it is manufactured and the correct way to taste it, they are now chocolate experts (and the school smelt delicious!) They also made a variety of fondants and  used their ... (click to read more)

29 Jan 2016

Sporting success!

We have had a number of sporting achievements over the last 2 weeks. Last week our Y5 swimming team won gold at the Shepshed family competition. This week our gym squad got bronze for Y5 & Y1/2; silver for Y3/4 Team B and gold for Y3/4 Team A. This ... (click to read more)

15 Jan 2016

Young Voices

Yesterday, 44 KS2 children and 6 staff attended the Young Voices concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.   The children were set to leave at 12:30am for over 3 hours of rehearsals (along with 6,021 other pupils), in preparation for the 2 hour concert starting at 7pm.   As Headteacher, I was ... (click to read more)

04 Dec 2015

Christmas fayre success!

Well done to FOSB for such a great Christmas Fayre raising a MASSIVE £1700! Thank you to everyone for your support and to the FOSB committee for all your hard work. ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2015

Choir on centre stage!

Our choir performed on Sunday (along with the wind!) and we have received so many messages to say how great they were not to forget the headline photo in the Echo!   In particular we received an email from the organiser who stated: “thank you soooooooo much for yesterday - your pupils ... (click to read more)

20 Nov 2015

KS2 go to De Montfort

On Wednesday 11th November, the whole of KS2 (all 114 of them) had the opportunity to go to DeMontfort Hall in Leicester to experience a classical concert and take part! The children and adults had a fabulous afternoon, once again your children’s behaviour made all the staff VERY proud ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2015

KS1 Cinema experience

Then on Thursday 12th November, the whole of KS1 (all 82 of them) had the opportunity to go to the Cinema as part of National film week to see the film ‘Home’. Again, your children’s behaviour made all the staff VERY proud and I know, from being there too ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2015

Trust collaborative event

Today, we hosted a music collaborative event with our Trust schools. This year we are planning a number of opportunities for the children to work together. We have already had a collaborative Sports morning for Y2. Today was a music event for children in y4/5 who show a particular ... (click to read more)

04 Nov 2015

Sporting success!

A huge WELL DONE to our, Sportsability team who won the Level 2 North Charnwood competition this week. Whilst we’re not at all competitive (“Oh yes we are!!!”), the children were excellent sport ambassadors for the school and showed great sportsmanship throughout the competition. They will now go on ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2015

100% attendance

100% AttendanceCongratulations to the 155 children who received 100% attendance certificates for last half-term. A fantastic start. Keep it up as a full term receives a prize along with certificate 2!! ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2015

Competition win!

We have had some fantastic news that one of our entries has WON the inFact Competition organised by Oxford University Press.   After receiving a huge number of entries, Greg Foot chose the winning entry from Noah Setchfield with his fact: ‘Elephants chew their food with teeth the size of bricks’ The ... (click to read more)

02 Oct 2015

We are the Champions...again!!!!

Today, the school were presented for the sixth year running with the Reading trophy (courtesy of Shepshed Building Society) for having the highest percentage of children within the Shepshed schools to complete the Summer Reading Challenge - 83!!!!! Well done to everyone for taking part. I told you we wanted ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2015

What a year!

Last year we had another fantastic year. The children worked so hard to ensure they did their very best and hit those targets and the staff worked tirelessly to ensure good progress was made. In addition, we  had the best year of sporting achievements too: Family hockey –Y3/4 - 1st Family hockey – ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2015

A great start

The children have all had a great first week back. They have all worked really hard and have had a super attitude to the challenges set - keep it up! ... (click to read more)

30 Apr 2015

Visitors are SO impressed!

On Tuesday 21st April, the school was visited by 3 Headteachers from our Trust schools (Belton; Long Whatton & Diseworth).   The visit is part of an external moderation process where the Heads have free rein to go to any class, observe teaching, talk to the children and staff, scrutinise books, ... (click to read more)

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