Message from the Headteacher
Returning after the October half-term holiday, our children should now have settled well into their new classes for this academic year and should have clear targets to achieve by Christmas.
Our recent pupil/parent/teacher meetings were intended to strengthen our home-school partnership so that all our children feel challenged and supported to do their very best by Christmas. This is what Nutgrove is all about – setting the highest aspirations for our children and working together with parents/carers to nurture and support so that our children achieve their ‘best, always, everywhere’.
Our main priorities this year are to boost pupil progress and attainment in reading, writing and maths combined as well as raising the profile of science.
This half-term we have been very fortunate to have listened to a special visitor who worked as a film director and TV editor in Hollywood. Revis spoke to us all about the importance of using our individual gifts and talents through working as a team to achieve our very best. What an inspirational talk that was!
There are traditionally a number of special events in the second half of the Autumn term. Our Remembrance Service, also the indoor athletics championships for primary schools, last year, we were placed fourth so this year we will be looking to climb into the top three. There are a few charity events before Christmas including Operation Christmas Child (Shoebox Appeal), Action for Children, Children in Need and the sale of Christmas soft toys in aid of our local hospice.
Our school’s Christmas fair always proves a very popular event with plenty opportunities to meet friends in our festive setting and buy a few special Christmas crafts made by the children. Some of our children will be singing Christmas carols in Reeve Court, Brown Edge Nursing Home as well as Lime Street Station, Liverpool.
So let’s embrace this half-term, remembering the celebration of the birth or our Lord Jesus, the king born to serve, whose example we try to follow as well as we can in our daily school life.
‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many!
Mark 10. v 45