Introducing ‘Longthorpe Legends’ – a celebration of some of the fantastic work being handed in online from children learning at home. Please see the Newsletters Page for our first issue.
Before school closes for half term, we wanted to share some messages with you from all the staff at Longthorpe School:
During December the target amount of Bedrock lessons was 10.
Congratulations to the following children who achieved the target or higher: Mobeen, Saira, Abilesh, Nimra, Haleema, Charlotte, Aayan, Abby, Anwaar, Maya, Kobi, Nabah, Elana.
Top students across Year 6 were – Haleema (26 lessons) & Elana (19 lessons)
Top progress students across Year 6 were – Virendar (72%) Ashley (709%)
6SG was the top performing class of the month
January target is 8 lessons across the month (we expect 2 a week)
Year 6 recently had a visitor for a drama workshop related to their World War Two topic – here is what he had to say about Longthorpe School:
I was at your school on Friday 16th November delivering our Kindertransport workshop to year six! What a day!!!
I’ve been making, developing and delivering this workshop for a very long time. I am immensely proud of it and I am a big believer in the messages that it passes on to participants.
On arrival at your school, in the reception area, I noticed some words up on the wall. ‘Learning to learn!!’ I thought to myself, ‘…today could be a good day!’ as, this one of the messages that flows right through this workshop that I deliver.
In the words of Dr. Martin Stern – we must ALL learn how to learn the skills we need to stop our human race being its own worst enemy!
First of all, the year six teachers were extremely welcoming! And I find that when that happens, it nearly always is extended by the young people. And when I say ‘welcoming’ what i really mean is ‘open minded!’
The workshop I delivered on Friday was the best version of it I have ever delivered. And that is because the young people completely got what we were moving towards.
We deliver in a different style as we create an environment of confusion and provide provocation that is designed to produce an emotional response to the work. The end result is that the participants discover their own way back to wellbeing!
It is clear that this ethos flows through your school.
I don’t see ‘Growth Mindset’ (although it has been around for a while) being taught and embedded into our existing cultures in many schools. At your school, it is clear! And the young people (all of whom I felt were allowed their individuality and personality) had clearly grabbed this idea in their own way! They are all on such wonderful journeys and I wanted to say that I have felt lighter ever since!
We had such wonderful conversations about really meaningful things!
Thank you longthorpe! See you again in a few weeks time when we will deliver workshop 2!
Small Nose Productions
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This year, across the country all libraries are offering a free reading challenge for your child to take part in. It is a great and fun way to keep your child’s reading progress over the longer holiday. The theme this year is Mischief Makers and follows the characters from the classic Beano comic.
Key Stage 2 Sports Day took place on Tuesday 26th June. Despite the hot weather, the children all did their best and there were some fantastic results! Thank you to all the parents who came to show their support and cheer on their team. Please see the final results below:
Tenacity : 617
A huge well done to everybody for taking part, and especially to Creative house, the winners of the day!
From Monday 11th – Friday 15th June 2018, Longthorpe School took part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week. As part of their learning about a healthy diet, the children were set a different challenge for each day:
- Monday: Have breakfast – have a healthy breakfast!
- Tuesday: Have 5 a day – eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables!
- Wednesday: Drink plenty – have at least 6-8 drinks!
- Thursday: Get active – move more, sit less!
- Friday: Make a change – set a goal to make a positive lifestyle change that lasts!
The children had the opportunity to try a number of different healthy foods throughout the week, such as sugar free cereals, fruits and vegetables, and fruit infused water.
As part of Thursday’s challenge, the children took part in a ‘Get Active’ hour, where they could choose to take part in any activity offered, with options such as parachute games, bean bag rounders, ‘go noodle’, yoga, gardening and many more! The children took part in an activity for 20 minutes, then when the bell rang they could try something different.
Overall, the week was a huge success, with children reporting back their findings regarding the traffic light system on food packaging, and some children have been seen to be snacking on fruits and vegetables they previously had not tried or did not like!