Message from the Headteacher

Spring Term 2017

As we come to the end of the spring term we reflect upon the Easter message.  Our Year 4 children and staff put together an outstanding Easter Service which taught us some new Easter hymns.

The end of the spring term is also an important time for assessments, especially for our Year 2 and Year 6 children who will be taking their national curriculum assessments next half-term.  They have really grown in confidence as independent and resilient learners over the past few months.  We encourage all our children to continue to read as much as possible not only in school, but out of school too so that they become more fluent readers and able to really understand what they are reading.  National expectations have really increased with the new national curriculum.

Spring term also saw our school host the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit Service where we also led the talk about how we can bring alive a ‘wooden heart’ by living out the Christian Values every day.

Our PTFA have been considering how they can further enhance the experiences for our children at Nutgrove.  One initiative is to refresh and renew our playground markings.

Our children have enjoyed more opportunities to represent our school in mini-tournaments against other local schools.  Most recently we won three of four of our rugby tournaments whilst coming second in the other.

At Nutgrove, we really value the opportunities which the broader curriculum offer to build and develop inter-personal skills, determination and teamwork.

Spring has also seen the growth of our gardening club.  The group is bringing a fresh look to our allotment and our school garden, we look forward to seeing and eating the fruits later in the year.

Finally I would like to thank all our children, staff, parents and governors for all their hard work and commitment to work in partnership for the benefit of all our children.

Mr I Rimmer


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