Neil Griffiths, was a primary school headteacher for a number of years and is now an author. He came into school on Tuesday 13th November to speak to children and parents. A letter and text went to parents explaining how to get involved. Mrs Horton, JWPS Literacy Leader states 'read with your child and nurture the love of reading at home'.
An afternoon with Neil Griffiths. He started with a session with the children reading ‘ Itchy Bear’. This was followed by a workshop for parents about encouraging reading for pleasure.
It was great to see you all, please continue to engage your children and have a look at Neil's YouTube links.
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We were delighted to welcome Josh into school for his first of many visits. During the day Josh performed some of his poetry, ran workshops with the children and finished the day with a book signing session. Josh is coming back to see us in February 2019.
We were delighted to welcome 'George' from Hoot Owls. Years 1 and 2 had a lovely morning meeting the owls and learning about their habitats.
Today the school welcomed a record number of prospective parents with children due to start school in September 2018. Each family received a guided tour by some of our Year 6 Pupils, a personal 'meet and greet' with our Headteacher, food tasting and an overview/display of key subjects such as English, Maths and Computing. Mr Curtis, our LGB (Local Governing Body) Chairman was also in attendance to answer questions regarding the role of school governance. We received very positive feedback. Well done to all of the children - we are very proud of you. Many thanks to the PTA for refreshments.
Our annual Harvest Festival was a great success. All of the children read a short poem and the school choir sang beautifully. Many thanks to the staff at St Mary's Church that ensured the service ran smoothly. Many thanks to all that have made donations to our harvest charity, every donation helps no matter how big or small and will be put to good use.
'Bringing a story to life is the best way to encourage our children to read'...We were delighted to welcome The Image Musical Theatre Company into school today. They gave a wonderful performance to the whole school called The Selfish Giant. Some of our children also played cameo roles in the production.
The whole school celebrated British Science Week by carrying out lots of different experiments. KS1 were given just three materials; cardboard, spaghetti and playdough to construct a bridge. Year 3 and 4 investigated liquids, solids and gases and the changes that happen when changes are made to their initial state. Year 5 and 6 took part in the citizen project 'Penguin Watch'. We were also delighted to welcomeMr Barsby who led an assembly about flight and how gliders stay up in the sky without engines.
Foundation stage thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Spike the bearded dragon. Mrs Ford made a new friend too!!
The whole school came together today to sing Happy Birthday to the Queen accompanied by a brass band.
Please click on the royal emblem to hear their wonderful voices. The school has also made lengths of birthday bunting that will be used by Lutterworth Town Council to decorate the town centre.
Choirs range from 4,500 to 8,500 children, all performing at the same time to capacity audiences of friends and family.
Nothing can prepare you for the sound of thousands of children singing in harmony. Young Voices combines the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance.
Every year, schools across the country practise our music in class with their teachers to prepare themselves to take part in these massive concerts.
For half-term homework the children were asked to make a poppy. These wonderful works of art were then taken to Morrisons Supermarket in Lutterworth to help make a display. Many thanks to all the children for their spectacular contribution to support such a worthy cause.