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Caroline Flint MP visits Hatchell Wood

January 23, 2015 in Front Page News, Parents by J Harris

Caroline Flint visited school last week.  She spoke to the School Council who asked her some very difficult questions and then she had a tour of the school which included talking to the Year 2 children about their work on Maleficent.

 

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Young Voices – Sheffield Arena 21st January 2014

January 23, 2015 in Community, Front Page News by J Harris

The Hatchell Wood Choir had a fantastic time at the Young Voices Concert on Wednesday 21st January.  They were a credit to the school, singing superbly with one of the largest school choirs in the world.  Thank you to Mrs SNow and Miss Bellis who organized the choir and to Mrs Kennedy who came with us on the day.Young Voices

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Dates for your Diary

January 19, 2015 in Front Page News by J Harris

Please keep checking the calendar for dates of events and holidays coming up.

 

Scholastic Book Fair Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th February.

Parents Evenings – Tuesday 10th February and Thursday 12th February.

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School Holidays

December 18, 2014 in Front Page News by J Harris

The children will return to school on Tuesday 6th January but the office will be open for enquiries on Monday 5th January.

 

Happy Christmas!

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CHILDRENS CENTRE TIMETABLE JANUARY 2015

December 16, 2014 in Community, Front Page News, Parents by J Harris

Please click on the link below to view the timetable for Local Children Centre services

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The Choir sing at ASDA

December 11, 2014 in Front Page News by J Harris

ASDAMembers of the school choir went to ASDA today to sing and raise money for their trip to Young Voices in January.

 

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Save the Children Jumper Day

December 2, 2014 in Front Page News by J Harris

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Max Tollett in Year 2 has organised a Christmas Jumper Day to support Save the Children.  Just bring £1 and wear a Christmas top for the day.

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Children in Need 2014

November 17, 2014 in Front Page News by J Harris

Thank you for all your contributions.  We managed to raise £373.39 together.

 

 

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Christmas Concerts

November 7, 2014 in Front Page News by J Harris

Here are the dates for our Christmas Concerts.

Tickets and details will be sent out nearer the time.

Please note that for the afternoon performances we will not be opening the doors until 2.15pm in order to give us time to set up the hall after dinnertime.

Reception Nativity               09/12/14         9.30am

Reception Nativity              10/12/14         2.30pm

Key Stage 1                          09/12/14         2.30pm

Key Stage 1                          10/12/14         9.30am

Year 3/4 Concert                 11/12/14         2.30pm

Year 3/4 Concert                 12/12/14         2.30pm

Year 5/6 Carol Service        08/12/14         2.30pm

Year 5/6 Carol Service        09/12/14         6.30pm

 

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OFSTED – GOOD RATING

October 23, 2014 in About Us, Front Page News, Parents by J Harris

Please click below to see our latest Ofsted report.  We are very proud of all the hard work and dedication of pupils, staff, parents, governors and volunteers who have helped make our school a success.

Ofsted Report October 2014

Below are a few quotes from the report.

 

Leadership

  • Senior staff set good examples to all staff and are skilled in observing teaching and setting increasingly challenging but achievable targets for subject and middle leaders to aspire to.
  • As a result, the quality of teaching is now good and constantly improving as all staff, including those new to the school and the profession, strive to meet these high expectations.

 

Behaviour

  • The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils are polite and considerate towards each other and they respond well to the care that all adults show them.
  • Pupils play and work together well. Classrooms are calm and orderly. Pupils take responsibilities seriously and support others.
  • Pupils are well prepared for keeping themselves safe in later life.
  • The school works well with pupils who sometimes find it difficult to manage their own emotions and social skills.

 

Teaching

  • Across the school, pupils are ambitious and aim high. They respond well to staff’s high expectations and good example
  • There is a good atmosphere for learning and pupils respond well in their behaviour and positive attitudes. Classrooms are attractive and orderly.
  • Pupils also refine and develop their knowledge and understanding in response to skilful and persistent questioning.

 

Pupils’ Achievement

  • All groups of pupils achieve well from their individual starting points
  • Pupils’ achievement in reading is good and sometimes outstanding. They make very quick gains in understanding letters and their sounds (phonics)
  • Pupils make at least good progress in writing. They write neatly and take a pride in their handwriting.
  • Pupils’ achievement in mathematics is good.
  • The most-able pupils reach above average standards and the results of national tests reflect this.