Our Early Years team has been awarded The Bristol Standard Quality Improvement for birth to 5 certificate. This confirms that our early years practice is outstanding and thanks must go to Mrs Pillinger and her team. The validation panel were extremely impressed with their submission and how it captured the essence of the wonderful learning opportunities for children in our Reception class.
We are delighted to announce that the children of Neston Primary School raised a staggering £796.00 from the Readathon! This is a fantastic achievement...Well Done!!
A fabulous event raising lots of money for school playtime. An amazing £297.15 was collected. The costumes were colourful and delightful and below are some photos of the day.
Our Quadkids A team did themselves proud at the Wiltshire Swindon School Games at Marlborough College on 5.07.17. With the combined points of the 4 events (75m, standing long jump, Vortex ball throw and 600m) Finn, Sam, Martha, Gina-Mae, May, Lenny and Tom all achieved a silver ESAA award, while Zoe, Lauren and Ben all achieved a gold award. The following athletes were within the top 20 of all competitors in the following events: Finn in the 600m (10th); Ben in the throw (16th); Lauren in the sprint (18th), Martha in the throw (18th) and Zoe in the jump (5th), the throw (10th) and the 600m (12th). Zoe was our highest placed athlete, coming 7th in overall points out of all 73 girls! Full results can be found at http://www.quadkids.org/Wiltshire.
The photos below (click on each to see the next) were taken at the Level 2 qualifying event (yellow Neston team tops) and at the Level 3 WSSG (green tops). Many thanks to Rod and Penney Ellis for these images!
We currently have an excellent opportunity for a School Business Manager to join a dedicated and friendly team in a thriving village primary school. You will have responsibility for leading, but not limited to, Finance, HR, Building Management, Health and Safety and IT infrastructure at the school and it is an exciting opportunity to join the school's Strategic Leadership Team, making significant contributions towards strategic decision-making.
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Our School Council have arranged a dress up day, to raise funds for the school, for £1. Dress up as either a mermaid, merman or pirate. We will be having a picnic lunch so bring your own or order a school picnic by clicking here.
Congratulations to all of our Team A and B athletes who took part in a Quadkids Level 2 event at Bath University track on 26.06.17. They all participated in a 75m sprint, a 600m middle distance run, a Vortex ball throw, a standing long jump and an 8 x 50m relay. There were many pbs but special mentions goes to Zoe Stansfield-Cox who was the highest scoring girl overall and there were 21 teams taking part!!! The B team is looking forward to taking part again next year while the A team are now gearing up to compete at Marlborough College on 5.07.17.
Rather ironically, the E-Safety magazine email notifications were being redirected to our junk mail folder! So here we have June's issue and hope you will find the previous issues useful too (see other blog posts)
This month includes:
- Removing access to keep children safe?
- Apps: Snapchat
- What is a digital footprint?
- Critical Thinking
- Ditto - Youtube history
Please click here to download the issue
This month is a bumper issue, looking at a diverse range of topics such as:
- Social media
- Parental engagement
- and much more, including an exclusive interview from a female gamer who gives us some insights into her online experiences in the gaming world.
Please click here to download
Well done to all of the Neston Team - children, staff and parents, for all participating in making our 2017 School Games Day a brilliant success, despite the occasional downpours. Everyone enjoyed themselves and tried their best. This year it was the Blue Team who gained the most points - congratulations! Our top Y3/4 middle distance runners were: Billy (1st back in the long run), Tim (2nd), James P (3rd) and James F (4th). Our fastest Y5/6 runners were: Finn (1st), Ben (2nd), Zoe S-C (3rd) and Izzy R (4th).
This year's Great Neston Ride will take place on Friday 16th June - Tickets are available from class representatives or at the school gates
All of the children in KS2 enjoyed our annual intra-school cricket competition on the beautiful, sunny morning of Thursday 18.05.17. Again, members of our School Games Crew were brilliant at sorting and organising our teams and supporting the younger children. All of the matches were incredibly exciting and close - with only a few runs between each. It was hard for the adults to choose who demonstrated the best team spirit but in the end it was decided that the Yellow Team were the most deserving of the fair play commendation! Well done everyone!
Well done to our Y5/6 lacrosse team for playing in 5 exciting matches against other schools in our cluster. We won 2, drew 2, lost one and ended up tied with our hosts, Colerne, for second place. Martha was our top goal scorer with 5 goals and Milo scored 4! Everyone demonstrated super sportspersonship, with Lenny being particularly outstanding in this respect!
Friends of Neston School will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 6th June 19:30 at School
For a donation of £1, the children are invited to wear mufti on Friday 26th May to raise money for both Neston School and Neston Pre-School.
6 Y5 and 6 Neston girls had an exciting introduction to the sport of orienteering last week at Corsham School. They took part in an activity session led by Ken Stimson of North Wiltshire Orienteers and it's hoped that they can put what they learned about map reading at speed into practise at a future competition. Well done Imogen, Isabelle, Zoe, Evie, Izzy and Isabel!
Congratulations to all of the children who took part in our 2nd annual intra-KS2 tag rugby competition! A huge thank you our School Games Crew, who had organised the event, making sure that everyone was involved and having fun. Our more experienced crew also helped the lower KS2 staff by refereeing and being linesmen. Though the Red Team were the ultimate victors this year, everyone improved their skills by playing competitively. Well done also to the lower KS2 Green Team for standing out amongst many examples of excellent sportspersonship and taking the fair play honours.