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School News - 5th July 2024

Updated: Jul 8

Summer Term 2024








 

Dear parents and Carers

We are almost at the end of the academic year and this is the penultimate newsletter of the Term - where has the time gone?! Please note the dates towards the end of the newsletter for events during the last 2 weeks - particularly Year 6.

You will be aware that we had our Ofsted Inspection recently and you should have all received the link to the report which states that our school 'continues to be a good school'. It was lovely to read some of the comments in the report, particularly those which have come from the children...

'Pupils are polite and friendly at this large, caring and inclusive school. They greet visitors with warmth and respect. '

'Pupils feel safe and happy in school and appreciate how adults take time to listen and help them.'

'Pupils say that everyone is treated equally and staff always make us feel good about ourselves.’

'Starting in Nursery, teachers introduce effective routines to support pupils’ behaviour and learning. As a result, pupils become increasingly independent, confident and articulate as they move through the school.'

To read the full report please visit our website - Letters Home.

Our Sports Day for Year 3/4 has had to be rescheduled as it was rained off. The only day where we can accommodate this in school next week and where the weather looks slightly reasonable, is Thursday. We hope to see you there!


Mrs Arnold

 

Olympic Week

This week has been Olympic Week across all schools in our Trust. Children have been learning about the Olympic Values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship - qualities which were definitely seen in our Sports Days this week. The week began with an opening ceremony with an introduction from Mr Grayson our Chief Executive and a number of children from Year 6 represented our school at a Hockey Tournament at Tipton Green Junior School - and we won!



In Water Polo our Year 5 team came 2nd place

In Gymnastics for Year 1 we came 2nd place

In Athletics for Year 3, we won a number of gold medals across the events.

In Tag Rugby for Year 4, we came second.


Well done to all the competitors - we hope you enjoyed this opportunity to compete against other schools.

For Olympic Week, Year 3 focused on Zambia and created a comparison between school lives here and there. Two of our pupils spoke about their lives when living in Zambia. They had the children and staff fully engaged when they shared how school life was like. One child even wore his school uniform from his previous school in Zambia. It was fascinating to listen to with both children articulating themselves well and took many questions from their eager peers.

Mrs Begum

 

Year 2 production

Our Year 2 children performed their version of Cinderella Rockerfella this week - and it was fantastic! The children sang beautifully and had so many words to learn that they made all their families and teachers very proud. Well done - some stars of the future for sure!



 

Sports Days

We have been able to continue with some of our Sports Days this week despite the unpredictable weather! Our Reception and morning Nursery took place on Monday morning - with Watt being the winning team. Year 1/2 Sports Day went ahead on Tuesday with Scott being the winners. Year 3/4 was rained off on Wednesday with a waterlogged field and we are hoping to reschedule this on Thursday next week (11th July). Afternoon Nursery eventually went ahead on Thursday afternoon with Boulton being the winning house and Scott were the winners at today's Year 5/6 Sports Day.

Well done to all the competitors and thank you to all our spectators!



 

Year 5/6 Cricket

On Friday 28th June a Year 5/6 cricket team went to Shelfield Academy to take part in a cricket festival. There were 9 teams in our group but there was only enough time in the day to play 4 out of the scheduled 8 games!  We narrowly lost to Croft 65 - 63 and then got beaten by St Annes 122 - 50. However, after lunch our fortunes turned around and we beat Hydesville 74-73

and in our final match we beat Pelsall 95-89

Most of the games were extremely close and could have gone either way. The boys had a great day and were excellent ambassadors for the school!

Mr Rosser

 

Year 4 Golf

On Thursday 4th July, 6 children from Year 4 took part in a tri-golf festival at Druids Heath Golf Club.  The children were coached by the club's golf professionals and completed several activities that helped develop their golf skills. The children were very attentive, enthusiastic and keen to improve.

They all enjoyed themselves and were a pleasure to take.

Mr Rosser

 

PE Uniform - Year 1-6

We have decided to introduce a uniform for our pupils to wear to school on PE days. We feel that this will bring many benefits to pupils, families and school, including: 

 

  • Ensuring pupils have a smart, comfortable PE uniform which is suitable for all weathers  

  • Removing the need for pupils to get changed in school which is currently lost learning time  

  • Reducing the amount of lost property  


Pupils may wear their PE kit on school trips which will ensure that pupils are wearing safe and comfortable clothes but are also easily recognisable as belonging to Pheasey Park Farm Primary School. 

 

Our PE uniform will continue to consist of a logo white t-shirt and navy shorts, and we have now introduced a logo navy sweatshirt to be worn alongside this, together with a pair of plain navy jogging bottoms or leggings with black or white trainers. PE pumps/plimsolls will no longer be required.  Logo items will be available from our usual uniform suppliers. Non-logo navy sweatshirts can also be worn provided they are not branded.

 

 

Summer Reading Challenge


The Summer Reading Challenge is happening again at Aldridge Library! It launches on Saturday 6th July, the theme this year is ‘Marvellous Makers’ and it’s all about being creative and:


‘Developed in partnership with Create, a leading charity bringing the creative arts to those who need it most, this year’s Challenge aims to fire up children’s imaginations and unleash storytelling and creativity through the power of reading.’  


It is aimed at primary school age children and encourages them to maintain their literacy levels through various prizes and incentives. We hope to get as many children from our school as possible to take part, and there will be an Aldridge inter-schools league to make it more interesting!




 

Dates for the remainder of the term                    

Tuesday 9 July -                   1:30pm – Y6 Production

Wednesday 10 July -           Life Education Bus in for Year 6

Thursday 11 July -              9:30 - Rescheduled Y3/4 Sports Day

6:30pm – Y6 Production

Friday 12 July -                   End of Year Reports out to parents

Monday 15 July -                 5:00pm – 7:00pm - Open Evening

Tuesday 16 July -                 1:30pm – Live Music event for Y3-6

Thursday 18 July - 10:45am - Morning nursery Graduation

2:45pm - Afternoon Nursery Graduation

Friday 19 July -                    9:15am – Y6 Leavers Assembly      

                                             School closes for Summer


Please note that some dates may change due to the weather

 

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