Science Day - 17th May 2021
Pyjamarama Day 2021
On the 14th May we took part in Pyjamarama Day. This is an event held by the BookTrust to promote a love of reading whilst fundraising to ensure all children have access to books and a bedtime story. Children and staff had lots of fun making a donation to come to school wearing their pyjamas. During the day they took part in activities linked to their class texts and enjoyed listening to a story with a biscuit in their pyjamas! We want to thank everyone who took part and donated to this cause as we raised a fabulous £214!
Coates Primary School have been celebrating all things Maths with the NSPCC Number Day 2021. Our theme at school this year was "Playing Cards" and the children immersed themselves in all learning related to playing cards. The children had the opportunity to Dress up for Digits to raise some money for NSPCC too. We raised a fabulous £184 to this amazing charity. There were some fabulous homemade t-shirts, some including part-whole models and tens frames!
The children learned how to play different card games such as snap, pairs, clocks, 21 and solitaire. The children also learned about the key skills to be a mathematician.
At the end of the day we had a virtual whole school game of Play your cards right with our host for the day- Mrs Boucher! It was a close call but Year 5 were our worthy winners!
At the end of the day, the children took home a set of playing cards to keep with a Coates playing cards rule book to continue playing cards at home.
In Robins class forest schools has been set up. The children have been practising listening and looking carefully in their environment around them, discussing the changed of the seasons, exploring the animals in the local areas and completing some art work outside. All of the children look forward to Forest schools each week.
"As part of our All about me topic in reception, the children had the opportunity to meet a police officer. The children had the chance to listen to a talk about safety online, stranger danger and crossing the road. Robins class then had the opportunity to look at the police car, and test out the sirens to see how they work."
Pre school and Robins class had their first theme morning. This was all based around careers and aspirations. The children had the opportunity with pre school and test out different jobs at the role play stations. The children also came dressed up as who they would like to be when they grow up.
As part of the children's learning out Remembrance day they are all creating their own plastic bottle poppy. The parent and staff group who helped us to prepare the bottle poppies were fabulous. Thank you for your help
Forest School Development
It was wonderful to be joined by a group of parents to collect unwanted branches and logs etc from the local lake to use in our Forest School project. Mrs Norris was over the moon with what we brought back to school. Thank you to the parents who gave up their evening to help. More information about how the Forest School project will run will be sent to parents over the summer term.
Visit From Mr Digby regarding Catchment area for Sir Harry Smiths.
On Tuesday 8th May we were delighted to welcome Mr Diby (CEO of the Apsire Learning Trust) to talk to the parents about recent concerns regarding the catchment area with all the building developments in Whittlesey and Coates. I have attached the presentation from Mr Digby to allow all parents who were not able to attend to see what was discussed.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I can forward them to Mr Digby.
Today (28.11.16) we had a visit from John Willis, a founder and CEO of a charity Power 2 Inspire. As someone born without limbs, he has encountered many difficulties in his life and he came to speak to the children about how you can overcome many things to try and achieve your goals in life. The children were extremely inspired by John and I'm sure that they will tell you all about it!!!