A super well done to our Y5/6 lacrosse team who built on our second place position at last year’s lacrosse festival to take the trophy this year! Well done to our co-captains James P and William who did a great job of leading their hardworking, resilient team in all 5 of their matches. Well done also to Erin Hunter, our Up and Under coach for her lacrosse coaching! Many thanks to our supporters/transport team/hot tea providers!
A super well done to our A and B tennis teams who played 5 or 6 matches each against other schools in our cluster at Biddestone Tennis Club last week. The focus was on learning to score our own matches and on serving. Everyone showed excellent team spirit and the less experienced players in particular made great progress with their tennis!
A big thank you to all of the School Games Crew for helping to organise and to lead our intra-KS2 tag rugby competition. There were junior and senior team captains and lines people. We also had experienced players from Maple Class supporting Chestnut Class in a practise session. A super well done to Team Delphinus, who won 4 of the six matches that they played against Phoenix, Ursa and Aquila! The other teams were all very evenly matched - winning 2 matches each. The team with the best sportspersonship was Aquila - super!
On Wednesday 24th April, we shall be celebrating St George’s Day with a special menu:-
Menu Choices will be:-
Meat Option:- Roast Beef with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and vegetables
Vegetarian Option:- Quorn Roast with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and vegetables
Jacket Potato:- With Various toppings
Wrap Options for Chicken & Mayo Wrap or Cheese Wrap
Pudding:- Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Custard
(Chosen on the day) Fresh Fruit / Yoghurt
To order, please log in to your ParentPay account by 15th April 2019.
If you have already ordered and wish to change your choices, please do so by 15th April 2019
A super well done to the Neston Tag Rugby team (Chloe, Leo, Theo, Harriet, Max, Charlotte, Reegan, Molly, Olivia and Izzy) who played in 5 fast-paced matches at a cluster festival last week! Our top try scorer was Leo with 11 tries across all five matches! His co-captain Chloe also did us proud, leading the warm up session, supporting the less-experienced players and by being a very safe pair of hands to pass to. Some of our new-to-rugby players had impressive pace and got us many tags. The entire team worked brilliantly together and won their first two matches by 2 or 3 tries. Both of the matches that they lost was only by 1 try each - very close, exciting contests!
Helen Eaton, an experienced trainer and speaker who specialises in Autism and specific learning difficulties in adults and children will be giving a talk to parents and carers of children with autism. This is also an informative event for those parents wishing to increase their knowledge of Autism.
The event will focus on:
What is Autism?
Boys & Girls
ASD and Education
How to help
Questions & Answers
Tickets cost £5.83 and can be booked via the link:-
Profits from this event will go to The National Autistic Society.
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We had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day here at Neston: sharing stories and marvelling at the creative potato characters and fabulous costumes - well done everyone! We’ll post more photos (taken by Lara, Ellie, Aiden and Hollie) of the potato characters soon!
Red Nose Day is fast approaching and we’d like to let you know how we plan on raising money this year.
On Friday 15th March children are invited to;
*Come to school in non-uniform (MUFTI) and bring a £1 donation
*Wear a Red Nose
*Bring their favourite joke to share with their class in the afternoon
Please click here for further details.
It wasn’t our day but the team did really well to have made it to this level having won our cluster tournament. They competed in 5 gruelling matches at Devizes School and gained a lot of experience in the process. Many thanks to Mrs New, mum of one of our captains, for accompanying the team to the event. A big shout out also to Mrs Van Dongen, for providing the GK kit and coaching advice, and to Mrs Frost, for dropping everything to help transport members of the team. You can see why our Neston children are so helpful and supportive with these kinds of examples!
Photo to follow!
Well done to Violet and Kathryn for ably captaining a mixture of experienced and novice footballers at an all-girls competition at Stanley Park on 27.02.19. The girls played 5 matches – drawing 3, losing 1 and winning 1. Many thanks to Mrs Eggleton for accompanying them to the competition and reporting back about the resilience of the players. She also provided this great photo!
Well done to the Neston Swim team for some super swimming in the recent gala. We had a range of swimmers - some with lots of race experience as well as others for whom this event was their first formal swim competition. All of the team supported each other to do their very best and there were many great performances. Many thanks to the parents who came to watch and Ms Sims is sorry to have disappointed you by not allowing herself to be pulled into the pool when attempting to pull Max out!
Our caterers, Chartwells, will be having a Taster Day in the school hall on Wednesday 3rd April - 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
All our welcome to come along and try some of their Spring / Summer dishes.
Dishes on offer will include:-
Beef Lasagne with Garlic & Herb Bread
Sweetcorn Tortilla Pie with Rice
Strawberry Sponge Swirl
Chocolate Shortbread with Fruit Slices
Dear Parents and Carers
We shall be celebrating World Book day on Thursday 7th March when children are invited to "dress a potato as their favourite character"!!
We have received some feedback regarding our upcoming World Book Day.
Our initial thoughts were based on past parental feedback regarding the challenges some families face on days like these. The high cost of costumes, or the time required to make them can mean that the experience is not accessible to everyone. Also children with other additional needs can find the whole experience of dressing up quite confusing and uncomfortable.
With this is mind, options are as follows;
1. Come as you are
2. Dress up as your favourite book character
3. Dress a potato as your favourite book character - please click here for further information and inspiration!
Please click here for the Recommended Book list.
We shall be holding our Book Fair in the school hall from 3.15pm to 4pm every afternoon from Tuesday 26th February until Monday 4th March.
Please come along and browse the book stalls - for every £1 spent, the school receives 25p to spend on new books!
Due to the Snow Day on Friday 1st February - the NSPCC number day will now take place this Friday….
We are delighted to be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day on Friday 8 February 2019.
On Friday 1 February we will be using fun curriculum-based maths challenges designed by the NSPCC, Oxford University Press and Maths on Toast. To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking pupils to collect sponsorship / donations using the sponsor form which will be e-mailed separately. As well as this, we will also be taking part in Dress up for Digits, and pupils will be invited to wear an item of clothing with a number on it (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!). To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking for a suggested donation of £1, and we’d love everyone in the school to take part in this special event.
For full details please click here
For the Sponsorship Form, please click here
We are delighted to have received a letter from the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, congratulating us on our pupils’ achievements in the writing Key Stage 2 assessments last year. Our results show that 100% of our pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in writing at the end of Key Stage 2.
Due to the heavy snow overnight, school will be closed today.