Supporting Parents at Grovelands Workshop 24 November at 11:11 AM

Attached are the presentation and hand-outs from the Supporting Parents at Grovelands Workshop.

District Sports June 2016 23 June at 10:47 AM

On Wednesday 15th June 2016, children from Years 3 and 4 represented Grovelands at our first ever District Sports. The event is represented by 13 schools and is the highlight of the Elmbridge and Runnymede Athletics calendar. We competed well in the 60m sprint, ball throw, standing jump, 600m and mixed relay. Grovelands finished 12th overall which was very impressive.

It was a great day, not even the rain could dampen our spirits. The children all benefited from the experience and we look forward to competing again next year with the addition of Year 5.

Healthy Schools Week June 2016 23 June at 10:31 AM

Thank you to Mrs Crowther –Smith for organising the healthy food tasting session in the hall on Monday 13th June 2016, I think the teachers enjoyed it as much as the children and parents! We hope that you came away with some ideas about how small changes can make our diet healthier and that you were inspired to try some unfamiliar, but very tasty ingredients.

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Reception River Walk 10 June at 8:03 PM

Reception Classes went on a river walk yesterday along the banks of the Thames, proving once again how lucky we are to be situated so close to such beautiful surroundings. The children took part in a variety of activities including observational drawings and wax crayon rubbings.   

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Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations 10 June at 7:58 PM

‘God Save Our Gracious Queen’ the words rang out from our celebration assembly in recognition of the Queen’s official birthday today. The choir sang, recorders were played and flags were waved. This was followed by a delicious picnic lunch, painstakingly prepared by Mrs Hoggett and the kitchen team. It was a lovely day of celebration and the children all looked fitting of a royal garden party in their red, white and blue. I think Her Majesty would be very proud. 

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Writing Workshop 10 June at 7:51 PM

Thank you to all the parents who came along to our Writing Workshop on Wednesday evening. We hope that you found the information about the changes we are making useful. As Mrs Hall explained, from September we will be improving the format of learning and testing spellings to make it more meaningful to the children and more effective when applied to their writing in class. The feedback that we got from parents on the night was very positive – thank you so much – the examples of activities and expectations for each year group laid out on the tables was also found to be particularly informative.   

Thank you to all the teachers who stayed to talk after the presentation, I know parents appreciated the opportunity to gain information that was year group specific. 

Esher Rugby Club 06 May at 3:28 PM

Esher Rugby Club has launched a Community Rugby Development programme for schools in the local area. The aim is to increase participation in the sport. On Tuesday they came into school to do an assembly and this was followed by a taster session the following day, delivered by one of the experienced rugby coaches. The session was a great success and we are looking to start an after school club led by the same coach. Further details will be sent very soon.

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Year 4 Roman Day 06 May at 3:26 PM

Year 4 looked splendid on Wednesday when they came to school dressed in Roman style clothing to immerse themselves in their topic work about how the Romans lived. We saw some very impressive costumes.

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KS1 National Curriculum Assessments 18 April at 4:48 PM

To view the powerpoint presentation which was shared at the meeting on the 12th April, please click on the attachment below.

Marchants Hill 13 April at 5:48 PM

I made a surprise visit to our Year 4 children yesterday who were on their second day of their residential at Marchants Hill. It was the most wonderful sunny day and the children were having the time of their lives, taking part in a range of exhilarating activities and challenges, which included abseiling, climbing and orienteering. The children were all working together as part of a team and showing huge amounts of courage and determination in reaching personal and shared goals. The feeling of camaraderie and excitement was prevalent amongst all the children and the staff. The children came back this afternoon full of their adventures and with plenty of stories to tell I’m sure. They will definitely sleep well tonight!

Thank you to our staff who volunteered to go on the residential to ensure that the children were looked after and felt cared for, by the people at school that they know so well. The staff said that the children were a real credit to you and the school, it is wonderful that the first residential as a Primary School was such a resounding success.

Thank you also to Mrs Miller who made it such a special time for the Y4 children who stayed at school. They too, had an exciting time, going swimming and playing badminton and table tennis at the Xcel. They also did some cooking and made some very impressive cushions. I know that the whole year group looks forward to being reunited on Monday.

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