This week’s message (Friday 14 July 2023)

Friday 14 July 2023

This week’s message comes from Miss Hague…

Although there’s just one week left of school, we won’t be slowing down at Scholes. We’ll continue to keep structure to our school day and ensure learning is the priority so that our school can continue to be a happy and healthy place to learn.

Speaking of being happy and healthy, we were sad to cancel our KS2 Sports Day this afternoon. We made the call early to ensure any adults attending could re-arrange their plans. We’ll (weather permitting, of course) look forward to enjoying this on Tuesday afternoon instead.

Just this week, we had another reminder about how amazing our children are. Year 6 SATs results were released this week and we’re so proud of all of them. For each subject, the percentage of our children who met the expected standard was in-line with or above the national average (around 72% for each subject):

Great results – a massive well done to all of the children, to you for your support, and to all of the staff who have taught them over the past few years. (The figures here are subject to change because we may ask for some test papers to be re-marked.) The Year 5,6 end-of-year production was also fantastic – well done to all!

Our Key Stage 1 children have also been busy with end of key stage assessments. At the end of Year 2, 68.1% of our children are achieving expected level or above in Reading, 61.4% in Writing, and 72.7% in Maths. In Y1, 97.8% of our children reached the expected standard in their phonics – this is amazing!

We’ve had many other highlights this year. We invited Year 2 parents in recently to celebrate the amazing progress their children have made in reading throughout their time in Key Stage 1.

I’d like to say well done to Miss Young, Mrs Patterson and Mr Robson who have all finished their first year of teaching. Thank you for all your hard work.

Sadly, we’ve several goodbyes this year: Mr Robson leaves us to work at a school nearer to home; Mr Nash leaves us to embark on his teacher training (though he will be based at another school within Sphere Federation: St James’ CE Primary School, Wetherby); Mrs McCormick leaves to focus on her personal training business; Miss Lowry leaves to begin her maternity leave; and Mrs Allaway leaves us for a year to work with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. We wish them all the very best and thank them for all of their hard work.

As you know, we pride ourselves on being a happy and healthy place to learn. We’ve been even healthier this week because it’s been a Health themed week. Amongst many healthy highlights, we’ve welcomed visitors from D:Side, iMoves and enjoyed taking part in some yoga. Check out our recently updated guide to Physical Activity. Also, make sure you child completes the health questionnaire alongside you – it’s this week’s homework.

Finally, I’d like to thank FOSP. They’ve worked tirelessly this year to raise funds for our school including raising money to kit-out The Hub with a range of cooking equipment for children to use in our Food and Nutrition lessons (part of the Design and Technology curriculum). You’ll also have noticed FOSP selling refreshments before big events such as productions.

As we move ever closer to the end of the school year, I’d like to thank you all for your ongoing support. I hope you have a fantastic summer with your families, making memories and having fun.