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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Celebration Assembly

Celebration Assembly - Friday 25th November 2022

This morning Mrs Evans shared the positives from this week. This included the children from Forest School Club who worked together brilliantly and the Mental Health Champions who received their training session and graduated. Children from Key Stage One who attended the Balance Festival also collected certificates for their participation.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Freddie- Excellent effort in Geography

Year 2: Isabella- Perseverance in Maths and handwriting

Year 3: Eliza- Excellent supportive partner work in Geography

Year 4: Milani-Improved effort and motivation in learning

Year 5: Samson- Improved learning and maturing attitude

Year 6: Bailey- Confident and expressive performance in English

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Zohan- completing measuring using cushions and books

Year 2: Jaxon- super project on the plague doctor

Year 3: Amelie- presented home learning beautifully

Year 4: Izzy- going above and beyond and producing high quality learning

Year 5: Abhi- subordinating conjunctions and factors learning

Year 6: Caleb- Science research and Geography home learning

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented learning:

 

Year 1: Harris- using one number per square in Maths

Year 2: Teddy T- improvement in Maths presentation

Year 3: Aaruhi- Geography learning to a high standard

Year 4: Leo- excellent improvement in presentation especially when using a pen

Year 5: Riya- clear and beautifully presented writing

Year 6: M- persuasive writing in English

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 2- For showing good manners towards the adults and each other.

Year 4 – For improved lining up

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 99.3.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 2 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Olivia in Year 5  for use of possessive pronouns.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Bailey- Ultra marathon certificate from Park Run for running 100km over 50 sessions. He also received trainer of the week from his football club.

Lacey-Level 6 swimming award

Laila- Level 4 swimming and level 8 gymnastics certificate

Sophia –First level swimming award

Scout- Level 10 gymnastics certificate

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 18th November 2022

 

This morning we enjoyed seeing children in school wearing their own clothes to raise money for Children in Need. We discussed what the money is used for and how this helps Children in need.

 

Mrs Evans reminded the children of the ‘Reverse Advent’ and how we can support others in our local community.

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Amadea- Improvement in English

Year 2: Alma- Superb animated news report on the plague

Year 3: Finley- Excellent contributions in all lessons

Year 4: Ella- Effort across all subject areas.

Year 5: Jethro- Excellent contributions to discussion

Year 6: Jake- Developing stamina for writing

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 1: Nina- Wonderful learning linked to Design and Technology

Year 2: Charlie- Sharing lots of information

Year 3: Amelie- Giving lots of effort in all of her home learning

Year 4: Hannah- Completing a story using inverted commas and speech to compliment her learning in school

Year 5: Thomas- Working on improving handwriting

Year 6: Holly- Completing home learning to a high standard

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Giselle trying to write all letters on the line

Year 2: Teddy V- Handwriting developed and paragraphs

Year 3: Ilaria- Beautiful Geography learning

Year 4: Karolina beautifully presented learning in computing lessons

Year 5: Layla- Factor diagrams presented to a high standard

Year 6: Lois- Beautifully presented writing and annotations

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1 winners were Year 2 for the best lining up at the end of lunchtime.

Key Stage 2 winners were Year 3 eating packed lunches with the best behaviour.

 

Attendance

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 99.3% .

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 4 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Ivy in Year 4 for using French phrases around school.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Amelia - Player of the match in football for brilliant defending

Sophia, Izzy and Bella- Took part in the Remembrance Parade last week end with Brownies and Rainbows. Sophia has also raised over £600 for charity through her bakes sales.

Joshua- Medal from Stevenage Hockey Club.

Karolina- Appeared in High School Musical and performed this at the Gordon Craig Theatre last weekend.

 

 

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 11th November 2022

 

This morning the children were praised for their conduct after a busy week in school.

We were so proud of how the staff and children worked so hard during our visit from Ofsted.

 

The House Captains shared the poem In Flanders Fields and as a school we sang the song Remember as part of our remembrance celebrations.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Year 1: Zohan- Showing excellent behaviour all week

Year 2: Archie- Trying hard and sharing ideas

Year 3: Amelie- Instruction writing independently

Year 4: Lacey- Using fantastic descriptions about Beowulf

Year 5: Mya: Being patient and explaining and helping another child

Year 6: Jack; for enthusiastic learning

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 1: Connie- For making her own sliding picture at home

Year 2: Charlotte- Extra learning about fireworks

Year 3: Sophia- Extended learning

Year 4: Fawaz- Completing extra learning across a range of subjects

Year 5: Lena- Making her own balloon buggy

Year 6: E- Completing additional tasks

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Giselle- beautifully presented Design and Technology learning

Year 2: Barry- using finger spaces in independent writing

Year 3: Grace- showing pride in learning

Year 4: Hannah- beautifully presented Geography

Year 5: Olivia- improved maths

Year 6: Bella-joining consistently

 

Lunch Cup Winners

In KS1, the cup goes to Year 2 for perfect manners in the dining room, and in KS2 - Year 6 for being helpful with the younger children.

 

Attendance

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 97.86%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 1 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

This was awarded to Jake A in Year 4 for improving his confidence when speaking in French.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Ilaria and Scout- Gymnasts of the week

Layla- Earned her 25m swimming certificate and came 2nd in both her solo dances in a dance competition

Bailey- Won two first, a second and a third places in a dance contest

Giselle- Completing Stage 3 swimming

This week the Year 6 children took part in a Stevenage basketball tournament they played well in the tournament and placed 3rd in their group. Bailey and Caleb were players of the match.

On Monday, the girls’ netball team played Saint Nicholas School with the final result a 6-6 draw.

Last Friday, Year 5 and 6 girls football team played against Fairlands School. The final score was 7-0 and the player of the match was Layla. Year 5 and 6 boys played a friendly football against Moss Bury with the final score being 5-4 to Moss Bury.

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 4th November 2022

 

This morning the children were praised for being focused and ready to learn after the half term break.

 

We have received some fantastic photographs of children getting caught reading and children were reminded of the importance of regular reading at home.

 

This week, the netball team had a match against Round Diamond and won 6-0.

 

The House Captains introduced a new initiative – Wonderful Walking - to promote the safe movement of pupils around the school and encourage everyone to follow our school rule to Be Safe. Members of staff and each House Captain will give out a house point each day to a pupil they spot showing wonderful walking around our site.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1:  Nina for super behaviour

Year 2:  Leon for trying hard in all lessons

Year 3:  Georgia for excellent participation in discussions, especially in computing this week.

Year 4: Jake A for super learning on food chains

Year 5: Finn for excellent critical thinking whilst working on the balloon buggy task

Year 6: William for being kind and hard-working

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Harris for completing lots of learning about Bob Marley and writing a holiday diary in addition to his non-negotiables.

Year 2: Gabby for writing sentences about her half term in addition to her non-negotiables

Year 3: Scout made a PowerPoint in addition to her non-negotiables

Year 4: Jake D for wonderful internet safety research

Year 5: Myah for her recount of day as a zoo keeper and Olivia for an informative climate change poster

Year 6: Amelia for completing all tasks set, optional science learning and doing extra work linked to our art topic.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Kaden for presentation in maths

Year 2: Alma for her sentences in history

Year 3: Marnie-Rae for great effort and care with her science

Year 4: James for effort across the board but especially in maths

Year 5: Ollie for improvement with his presentation across all subjects

Year 6: Edward for completing tasks to a high standard

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

In KS1, the cup goes to Year 1 and in KS2, the winners are Year 3.

Our perfect pom-poms and brilliant buttons jar has been filled, which means that everyone has earned some extra playtime.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 99.31%

165 children achieved 100% attendance in October. 19 more children than in September!

Reuben in Year 4 was selected at random to receive a £10 WHSmith voucher.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

 

This week Year 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Bailey in Year 6 for using a bi-lingual dictionary to find adjectives and contributing in class.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Noah in Year 1 has earned his Green stripe belt in Tae-Kwondo

Ilaria in Year 3 and Joshua in Year 5 have gained their 100m swimming awards.

Teddy T in Year 1 has gained his 5m backstroke award

Owen in Year 3 has earned his Level 3 swimming award

Daniel in Year 2 has achieved his Stage 1 swimming award

Scout in Year 3 performed a Harry Potter-themed dance in Stevenage town centre

Leo in Year 2 attended a Harry Potter Hallowe’en workshop and received a Masters in Writing Wizardry!

Celebration Assembly - Friday 21st October 2022

 

This morning, we celebrated 118 children across the school who have 100% attendance for this half term. Well done to them.

The Reading Champions launched our new ‘Get Caught Reading’ initiative for Autumn term.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Year 1: Connie- always showing PRIDE learning behaviours

Year 2: L- achievement in Maths

Year 3: Grace- enthusiasm when doing formal addition

Year 4: Benson –determination and enjoyment in Art

Year 5: Aymen- increased participation and eagerness

Year 6: Alanna- embracing challenge and being an efficient mathematician

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 1: Teddy –for creating a camp and writing it up

Year 2: Inaaya - writing a range of interesting book reviews

Year 3: Leo- Always taking care and pride in learning

Year 4: Kuzey- investigation about Harriet Tubman and extra times tables

Year 5: Layla- Mae Jemison research which was really well organised

Year 6: Kacey–Maths learning always completed to a high standard

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Amadea- writing at the start of the line and using beautiful letter formation

Year 2: Daniel- using one digit per square in maths

Year 3: Grace- taking care in all subjects and especially Science

Year 4: Izzy- taking care of her presentation in all subjects

Year 5: Ethan- improved use of lettering

Year 6: Summer- beautiful water colour painting in Art

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key stage 1- Year 2

Key Stage 2- Year 6

 

Attendance

 

Reception had the highest attendance this week with 98.67%

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 1 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Lacey in Year 4 for her written work on numbers.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Teddy Tompsett – Water Safety skills certificate

Elana- Bronze 100m fly and beating her personal bests

Isla- First Brownie badge for serving the Queen

Teddy Taylor- Bravery certificate for having a blood test

Arthur- Medal for running 2 mile running race and coming 5th

Balveer- Working hard at Kumon in maths and English sessions

Celebration Assembly - Friday 14 th  October 2022

 

This morning the pupils shared achievements that they are proud of this week. We also had match reports from the girls’ football and netball teams. The footballers played in a tournament last Friday. Trotts Hill came second in the tournament and would like to thank their coach, Mr Smith. On Monday, the netball team played against Roebuck Academy and won with an impressive 20-0! They would like to thank Mrs Gallagher-Smith for coaching them. This is an incredible improvement for the netballers and we are very proud of them.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Mason for giving 100% in school

Year 1: Sienna for walking into school with confidence

Year 2: Charlie for ambitious vocabulary in English

Year 3: Isla for showing great enjoyment in science

Year 4: Haniya for asking for help with her reading at home

Year 5: Laila for willingness to share her learning under the visualiser

Year 6: Elana for showing a deep understanding in maths

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Jamie for his phonics word hunt, reading  and continuing his learning in school at home.

Year 1: Arthur for going above and beyond – writing about his cooking

Year 2: Millie for writing adjectives about Rapunzel

Year 3: Aruhi for amazing presentation and extra home learning

Year 4: Zohaib for his extra learning about kidneys

Year 5: Ardante for completing extra home learning tasks

Year 6: Jack for an amazing write-up about flour production and even making flour as part of his DT home learning.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Mia for writing on the line and forming all her letters correctly

Year 2: Peyton for her presentation in English

Year 3: Malaika for amazing handwriting and earning her pen licence

Year 4: Reuben for brilliant labelling in science

Year 5: Dexter for a superbly drawn graph in science

Year 6: Layla for a beautiful double-page spread in science

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Everyone has done so well with the changes due to OPAL and enjoyed mixing across the year groups.

In KS1, the cup goes to Year 1 for adapting to the changes.

In KS2, the cup goes to ALL the classes, who will share the trophy as they have all been fantastic!

 

Attendance

 

Reception had the highest attendance this week with 99%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 4 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Cara in Year 2 for excellent speaking work and supporting her partner.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Olivia in Year 1 got player of the match for football. It was her first match and she was the youngest player!

Laila in Year 3 came 1st in two group dances at the Royston Festival.

Bailey Year 6 and Sophie in Year 5 also came 1st in their group dance at the Royston Festival. Bailey also danced her first solo and received excellent feedback.

Karolina received her martial arts white belt, yellow tag.

Amelia Year 6 and Lacey Year 4 both achieved their Rookie Lifeguard Bronze Stage 1 awards.

Charlie in Year 2 has achieved his 15, 20 and 25m awards in swimming.

Tilly in Year 4 has achieved her Level 6 award in swimming.

 

Celebration Assembly Friday 7th October 2022

This half term we are thinking about our school rules: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible. In assembly, pupils shared examples of how they keep our school rules by including others in games, walking around the school and looking after our school equipment.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Joshua for excellent behaviour every day.

Year 2: Aariah for making contributions to class and always putting her hand up.

Year 3: Marnie-Rae for independent learning in maths.

Year 4: Ivy for independence in Maths and English.

Year 5: Ethan for working independently and mastering subtraction.

Year 6: Summer for showing creativity and imagination in her writing inspired by our author workshop.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Brody for making a camp at home and writing about it

Year 2: Teddy G for engagement

Year 3: Bailey for completing all his non-negotiables, and writing about watching his Dad in the London Marathon

Year 4: Lacey-Lou for excellent Science home learning

Year 5: Toby, who sent in a video of him reciting his class harvest poem.

Year 6: Elana for writing linked to our class reading book.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Caden for putting his challenges neatly in his Maths book.

Year 2: Gabby for presenting her maths beautifully.

Year 3: Jessica for beautiful writing in English.

Year 4: Jerome for his presentation in English.

Year 5: Dexter for improving his handwriting.

Year 6: Kacey for his data-handling in science.

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

In KS1, for general good behaviour and collecting lunch quietly in the dining hall, the award goes to Year 1

In KS2, for being the quietest class at the hatch, the award goes to Year 3.

 

Attendance

 

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 97.2%

 

Stickers were given out to the 146 children who had 100% attendance in September. These children’s names were put into a prize draw for a chance of winning a £10 WHSmith voucher. The winner was Charlotte in Year 2.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Nursery were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Aaruhi in Year 3 for confident speaking work and a beautifully presented and accurate written conversation.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Charlie W has his level 3 swimming award.

Myah W has completed her 1-mile award in swimming, using a variety of strokes.

Max has achieved a ‘Gymnast of the Week’ award for his strength on the bars was amazing

Owen passed his taekwondo grading and received his white belt

Caden was player of the week in his football club.

BF in Y4 has been signed for Tottenham Football Academy and shared photos of him playing in his Spurs kit and signing his contract. Huge congratulations to him.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 30th September 2022

 

 

Celebration Assembly

 

Friday 30th September 2022

 

This morning we were joined by our Chair of Governors, Mrs Altringham. We thought about some of the ways we could say good morning, using skills from our European Day of Language earlier this week.

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Year 1: Bruce for huge improvements

Year 2: Charlotte for showing pride learning behaviours consistently

Year 3: Aaruhi for using previous learning when writing play scripts

Year 4: James for showing determination in Maths

Year 5: Evie-Grace for taking risks and sharing ideas

Year 6: Caleb helping others settle into school

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 1: Caiden for making a house from cardboard and writing about it

Year 2: Tihomir for drawing plants and flowers during a walk

Year 3: Georgia’s recount of her history visit last week

Year 4: Michael for showing excellent effort when extending his learning on place value

Year 5: Charlie for showing determination

Year 6:Liam for creativity and presentation

 

Perfectly Presented

 

Year 1: Elissa for finger spaces in her writing

Year 2: Isabell for expanded noun phrases

Year 3: Aaruhi for a perfectly presented play script

Year 4: Florance for beautifully presented learning in Science

Year 5: Joshua for presentation in English

Year 6: X for beautifully presented learning in PHSE and French

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Reception: For lining up nicely and using quiet voices

Year 6: For playing well together

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 97.3%

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 6 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

French star of the week

This was awarded to Noah in Year 1 for remembering to say goodbye in French.

 

Pupil Groups

Eco Warriors

Year 2: Daniel & Jace

Year 3: Scout & Malaika

Year 4: Leo & Fawaz

Year 5: Lena & Poppy

Year 6: Jake & Summer

 

Reading Champions

 

Year 2: Leo & Aairah

Year 3: Bailey Brandon W

Year 4: Willow & Benson

Year 5: Luke & Finn

Year 6: Bailey & Minnie

 

Creative Crew

 

Year 2: Sanna &Gaby

Year 3: Illaria & Amelie

Year 4: Haniya & Annie

Year 5: Olivia & Jethro

Year 6: Layla & Aayat

 

Digital Leaders

 

Year 2: Henry & Charlie

Year 3: Samiya &Harry

Year 4: B & J

Year 5: Aymen & Abhi

Year 6: Caleb & Bella

 

Science Ambassadors

 

Year 2: Alfie & Millie

Year 3: Grace L + Georgia

Year 4: Ellie, Milani & Lacey Lou

Year 5: Ollie & Patrick

Year 6: Lacey & Jake

 

Mental Health Ambassadors

 

Year 3: Jessica

Year 4: Jake A & Gabriel

Year 5: Evie-Grace & Mya

Year 6: Kaitlyn, Holly, Zoe & Lois

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Charlie W- 10 metres swimming certificate and Gadgeteers Reading Challenge certificate

Sienna –Stage 2 swimming certificate

Amelia - Stage 2 swimming certificate

Emelie, Charlotte, Alma & Cara - Performed six dances at the Gordon Craig last weekend to a packed theatre audience

Tilly- Completed Level 6 Swimming

Eliza- Passed her karate grading and received her red belt

Bailey- Duckling 2 swimming award

Finley- Man of the Match award from his football club

Cross Country

Year 5 and 6 Children were awarded participation certificates for taking part in a cross-country event racing against children from across Stevenage. Well done to the following children:

Dexter, Joe, Luke, Finn, Casey, Preston, Louie, Liam, Summer, Caitlyn, Scarlett and Emilia.

 

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 23rd September 2022

 

This morning heard about Year 3’s trip to Celtic Harmony, where our pupils were praised for their behaviour whilst representing the school. Year 5 were not in assembly today as they are visiting the Lea Valley as part of their Geography learning.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Max F for always following instructions.

Year 2: Harry for his work in English and maths, and taking pride in his work.

Year 3: Ruby participated fully and was engaged ad enthusiastic on the Year 3 trip.

Year 4: Michael for editing and improving work in English.

Year 5: Patrick for deep thinking in science.

Year 6: Edward for applying reading strategies.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Austin for drawing a washing machine and writing an explanation about it.

Year 2: Aairah for her poem and her research about the Royal family.

Year 3: Ilaria for completing all her non-negotiables, all home learning tasks and extra writing about how her family celebrated the life of the Queen on Monday.

Year 4: Tilly completed all her home learning tasks with beautiful presentation and did extra spelling practise.

Year 5: Abhi for completing all his non-negotiables.

Year 6: Hannah completed all her home learning, including a bonus art task on the computer.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Sienna for writing on the line and remembering her finger spaces.

Year 2: Isabella for her handwriting when writing a poem.

Year 3: Georgia for remembering her full stops and capital letters when writing in maths.

Year 4: Reggie for formulating letters correctly and writing at the margin.

Year 5: Ardante for clear presentation in all subjects.

Year 6: Caleb for beautiful jottings and reasoning in maths.

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

KS1 For lining up quietly in the dinner queue and good behaviour in the dining hall, the award goes to Year 2.

KS2 For all-round good behaviour inside and outside, the award goes to Year 5.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 and Reception had the joint highest attendance this week with 97.3%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Reception were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to BF in Year 4 for his engagement in class.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Ilaria in Y3 has gained her stage 5 swimming award.

Sophia in Y3 has made her Brownie Promise and was the first Brownie in her unit to make her Promise to the King!

Amelie in Y3 and Joshua in Reception received medals for taking part in the Stevenage Mini Mile run.

Joshua in Y1 for completing the Stevenage Mini Mile in 9 minutes and 12 seconds.

Jack in Y6 attended a talk on how to use an emergency defibrillator and performed CPR on a dummy. He also showed determination getting into freezing cold water for a sunset river swim.

 

Yesterday the Sports Leaders went out for training and received badges and certificates in assembly. Well done to Ria, Dexter, Layla, Toby, Sophie,  Bailey, William, Elana, Millie and Alanna

We had 3 more Gadgeteers certificates awarded in assembly too!

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 9th September 2022

 

This morning we had our first Celebration Assembly of the school year. We started by remembering Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth before sharing the wonderful things our pupils have done this week.

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations

to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Year 1: Noah for being a superstar all week and completing work with enthusiasm.

Year 2: Leo for focusing hard and trying his best in all areas.

Year 3: Harry for giving 100% in his learning and remembering the Y3 expectations.

Year 4: Tilly for great determination

Year 5: Joe for determination to keep the school rule “Be Responsible”

Year 6: Kaitlyn M for challenging herself in writing

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Archie for trying hard to write on the lines.

Year 2: Sanna for writing beautifully and taking pride in her learning

Year 3: Bailey for beautiful joined handwriting in English

Year 4: Lacey-lou for neat handwriting

Year 5: Dexter for his penmanship in English

Year 6: Millie B for her diary entry in English and neat editing skills.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 3: Laila did lots of home learning over the summer holidays

Year 4: Annie did lots of home learning over the summer holidays

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

For good behaviour and listening beautifully - Year 1

For adapting well to the new playground and lining up beautifully – Year 3

 

Attendance

 

Stickers were given to the children who achieved 100% attendance in July and badges awarded to those who had 100% for the whole of the summer term.

Trophies were awarded to Riya D, Bailey F, Gaby W, Ethan O, Noah P, Annie P for achieving 100% for the entire academic year last year.

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 100%.

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 2 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Tommy C in Year 3 for participation and accurate written work in our lesson about classroom instructions.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Elsie D in Year 1 and Owen in Y3 have achieved their Level 2 swimming certificates

Daniel C in Year 2 and Amelie S in Year 3 have both completed 50 Junior Parkruns and have been awarded ultra marathon awards.

Jamie C in Rec has completed 11 Junior Parkruns and was awarded a half marathon award.

Myah in Year 5 has achieved her Stage 8 swimming certificate and has completed her 400m award.

Leo F in Year 4 completed the Duck and Dash at Letchworth which was a 50m swim followed by a 600m run. He received a medal for his efforts.

 

House Captains

Our new house captains were presented with their badges. They are:

Picasso - William and Amelia

Hawking - Elana and Preston

Rowling - Hannah and Alanna

Farah - Aayat and Louie

Celebration Assembly - Friday 16th September 2022

 

This morning some of our pupils were attending assembly in non-uniform. Well done to Rowling house for gaining the most house points last term.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations

to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Year 1: Teddy for showing excellent behaviour

Year 2: Jaxon for trying hard, never giving up and being extremely polite

Year 3: Brandon for excellent engagement and enthusiasm, particularly in maths

Year 4: Emelie for excellent hot-seating when working on gods and goddesses

Year 5: Grace for being more vocal and giving explanations in maths

Year 6: Aayat for excellent manners and an outstanding attitude to learning

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 1: Elissa for extra home learning – she helped with chores at home and wrote about them.

Year 2: Alfie did his non-negotiables and wrote a sentence about his weekend.

Year 3: Owen for writing facts about himself.

Year 4: Gabriel for thinking about our school PRIDE values and working on his times tables.

Year 5: Myah for drawing representations of her times tables facts.

Year 6: Bailey for extra writing linked to our English learning.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Emelia for beautiful handwriting in art

Year 2: Alfie for improvement in his writing

Year 3: DS for amazing presentation in maths

Year 4: Willow for beautiful writing in English

Year 5: Layla for her clear working in maths

Year 6: Louie for his handwriting in English

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

KS1 Year 2 for playing fairly and taking turns.

KS2 Year 6 for playing well together and setting an excellent example.

Attendance

Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 99.2%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

 

This week Year 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

This was awarded to Preston in Year 6 for his work on numbers greater than 70.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Ilaria in Y3 and Sienna in Y1 have received their half marathon award at Parkrun.

Charlotte in Y3 received her 5m swimming award.

Karolina in Y4 has achieved level 8 in gymnastics and worked on the bars and beam.

Emelie in Y4 has achieved Octopus level 3 in her swimming.

Jessica in Y3 gained Performer of the Week at the Pauline Quirke Academy.

Laila in Y3 achieved level 9 in gymnastics.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration Assembly

 

Today was our final Celebration Assembly of the year. We shared some outside achievements, some school awards and said some goodbyes.

 

Our outside achievements were awarded to:

Joshua (Reception) completing a cricket course

Finley (Year 2) for winning Trainer of the week at football.

Isla (Year 2) and Sophia (Year 2) who took part in a dance show at Gordon Craig.

 

House Captains

 

House Captain certificates were awarded to our outgoing House Captains. The “old” House Captains handed over to the “new” house captains.

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week were awarded to the following children:

Reception: Max F for always being ready to learn and for being a great role model

Year One: Aairah for always doing the right thing and showing the PRIDE learning behaviours.

Year Two: Brandon for being an all round Year 2 superstar!

Year Three: Tilly for being an all round Year 3 superstar!

Year Four: Millie for being a superstar and making exceptional effort in Maths

Year Five: Kaitlyn for great progress in Maths

Year Six: Zara for making exceptional effort.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were commended for their excellent Home Learning:

Reception: Sienna for writing lots at home.

Year One: Charlie for having already signed up for the reading challenge at the library.

Year Two: Jessica for writing a recount about leaving Rainbows and moving to Brownies

Year Three: Willow for lots of times tables practice.

Year Four: Noah for huge effort with Maths.

Year Five: Hannah for continuing to focus on Maths.

 

Perfectly Presented Learning

 

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented learning:

Year One: Daniel for excellent presentation in Maths

Year Two: Finley for a real effort and improvement with presentation.

Year Three: Ivy for making a big effort with handwriting.

Year Four: Grace for presentation in Maths

Year Five: Scarlett for making tweaks to make her handwriting even better!

Year Six: Lily for taking pride in her Art 3D sculpture.

 

Lunchtime Cup

 

The lunchtime cup was awarded to Year 2 and Year 3 with the overall winner of the lunchtime cup for the school year being Year 2 and Year 5.

 

Attendance

 

The following children received recognition for achieving 100% attendance for the WHOLE academic year: Riya, Bailey F, Gabby, Ethan, Annie, Noah, Harry. They will receive special trophies which have been ordered but have been delayed so these will be presented in September.

We also celebrated children who have had 98% attendance and these children will receive 5 housepoints at the start of September. Well done to Nasara, Elana, Zoe, Charlie S, Jaydon, Bruce, Willow, Leo F, Daniel, Leo P, Millie, Caleb, Scout, Zara, Olivia, Finley, Luke, Tommy, Kuzey and Patrick.

 

Competitions

 

The following children received certificates into the competition to design a t shirt for Mr. Freeman to wear to run the London Marathon: Alma, Owen, Tilly, Elsie, Charlie K, Liam and Penny.

It was impossible to pick an overall winner so Mr. Freeman is going to use a part of every winning design to make his t shirt.

The following children received certificates into the competition to design a boat: Grace, Ilaria, Izzy, Katy, Lena, Myah, Patrick, Bailey S, Finn, Jessica. Annie was the overall winner.

 

Kindness, Unsung hero and Integrity awards

 

The following children were awarded the kindness, unsung hero or the integrity award:

Clark

Isabelle

Charlotte

Leo

Lacey

Riya

Bella

Candalyn

 

Tidy awards

 

The tidiest award was awarded to Year 4 and the overall winner is Year 3.

 

Goodbyes

 

We said Goodbye to Miss Reilly who is going to university, Mrs. Burke who is going to be a Teaching Assistant in a school more local to her home and Mrs. Magdeburg who is moving to Pirton School to be their new Headteacher.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 15th July

 

This morning we had our Celebration Assembly where we were resplendent in red, white and blue. We discussed our experiences of transition day yesterday with children sharing the learning they took part in with their new teachers.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Olivia for always being ready and excited to learn at school and at home.

Year 1: Millie for excellent work linked to the book that Year 1 are currently learning about.

Year 2: Laila for focusing really well in dance outside.  

Year 3: Izzy for being an all round superstar and always showing PRIDE learning behaviours.  

Year 4: Josh for sharing more ideas in lessons and challenging himself in his learning.

Year 5: Summer for her continued positive attitude to learning across the curriculum.

Year 6: Sophia for improved confidence in all aspects of learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Austin for writing stories and cooking at home and Teddy for writing about minibeasts.

Year 1: Gabby for independent research linked to ring tailed lemur.

Year 2: Georgia for writing an excellent recount about her time in Year 2.

Year 3: Izzy for always doing her home learning to the best of her ability.

Year 4: Joe for trying really hard with his shape learning.

Year 5: Bella for completing all her non negotiables and times tables.

Year 6: Lily for maintaining high standards in reading.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented Learning:

 

Year 1: Leo for improved letter formation.

Year 2: Grace B for efforts with joining her handwriting.

Year 3: Ellie for making effort with all of her handwriting in her learning.

Year 4: Ollie who has been trying so hard with his presentation of his writing.

Year 5: Kacey for consistency in presentation all the time.

Year 6: Brighton for presentation in all aspects of his learning.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 2 and Year 5 achieved the lunch cup for their excellent behaviour at lunchtimes.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 97.7%.  

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Reception were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared a lot of outside achievements. These were:

 

Olivia (Reception) who has achieved a dance certificate.


Myah (Year 4) who achieved her Level 4 gymnastics award.

 

Lily (Year 6) who received a distinction in a tap exam.

 

Tilly (Year 3) and Elsie (Reception) who achieved certificates for tap dance and jazz dance. Tilly also received a running certificate.

 

Jessica (Year 2) who achieved performer of the week at the Pauline Quirke academy of performing arts.

 

Ilaria (Year 2) who received her Core level 7 gymnastics award.

 

Austin (Reception) who achieved a gold award in gymnastics.

 

Harveer (Reception) and Balveer (Year 2) who have completed a 8 week cricket course.

 

Gabriel (Year 3) who achieved a record of achievement for attending Stagecoach for a year. He has recently performed at Stevenage festival.

 

Charlie S (Year 6) who has scored 100 goals for Shephall United.

 

Riya (Year 4) who has achieved her Brownie Silver award.

 

Bailey (Year 5) who has achieved her Brownie Gold award.  

 

Willow (Year 3) who has completed her Stage 6 swimming.

 

Olivia (Reception) who has completed her 10 metre swimming and passed Level 2.

 

Ollie (Year 6) who shared a range of swimming achievements including 100m backstroke gold and 50m backstroke bronze.

 

Amelia (Year 5) and Lacey (Year 3) who have completed Stage 10 swimming.

Elana (Year 5) who took part in a gala which involved 8 hours in the water. She achieved PBs in all races. Elana was joint winner of an award from Sporting Futures “Overcoming Disability in Sport”

 

Coby (Reception) moved to the next level in swimming lessons.

 

Mrs. Cornish awarded badges and prizes for the French poster competition. These were awarded to: Anaya, Brody, Caiden, Elissa, Alma, Leo, Teddy V, Archie, Sophia, Inaya, Annie, Gabriel, Abhi, Olivia, Layla, Aymen, Bailey, Thomas, Katie, Poppy. Well done to all children who took part.

Celebration Assembly – Thursday 7th July 2022

 

We held our Celebration Assembly a day early this week because tomorrow we are watching a dress rehearsal of the Year 6 play. We are all looking forward to this!

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Archie for some excellent writing.

Year 1: Peyton for excellent effort in Maths.

Year 2:  Ewan for showing determination with his writing.

Year 3:  Milani for showing excellent enthusiasm and understanding in history.

Year 4: Luke for producing an excellent landscape inspired by Gaudi.

Year 5: Aayat for always being super helpful and supportive.

Year 6: Lily for her efforts in rehearsals and being independent in her learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Elissa for her story sequencing and listening to descriptive language to draw a picture of Mr. Bump.

Year 1: Isabell for her litter picking home learning.

Year 2: Diya for going above and beyond in her learning.

Year 3: Ruben for always completing his home learning.

Year 4: Noah for his research at home into Gaudi.

Year 5: P for stepping up and putting in extra effort with home learning.

Year 6: Jaydon for designing and making an excellent periscope.

 

Perfectly Presented Learning

 

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented Learning:

 

Year 1: Alma for her presentation in English.

Year 2: Bailey for using great lead ins when writing.

Year 3: Lacey Lou for working very hard on joining her handwriting.

Year 4: Grace for her perfectly presented bar graph.

Year 5: Alanna for always producing Perfectly Presented Learning.

Year 6: Tom for his presentation of his inspirational speech.

 

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 95.9%. We also handed out stickers to all children with 100% attendance in June. 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Millie in Year 4 for going the extra mile and completing extra learning at home. A reminder that the French poster deadline is tomorrow!

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared only one outside achievement this week.

 

Layla in Year 4 was recognised for her achievements with football. Layla plays for Starlets FC and recently played in a tournament where her team made it to the finals. Layla was voted Player of the tournament. She has also achieved the Special Recognition award from her coaches this season.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 1st July 2022

 

Reception joined our whole school Celebration Assembly today and will do for the next few weeks as preparation for their transition to Year One in September. We were very impressed with their focus and behaviour.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Reception: Amadea for her engagement in learning but especially in writing.

Year 1: Elliott for progress in all areas.

Year 2: Samiya for her improved writing.

Year 3: Tilly for excellent writing in English.

Year 4: Noah for excellent effort with his learning

Year 5: Zoe for super progress in swimming.

Year 6: Indy for persevering on the trapeze at PGL. All of year 6 got a special mention for showing our PRIDE learning behaviours this week.

Home Learning Heroes

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Elsie for writing a rhyming string of 18 words. Coby for recording a first, next and then addition story.

Year 1: Peyton for writing a super description for how to make lemon meringue pie.

Year 2: Amelie for superb sewing, she created a handbag!

Year 3: B and Michael for completing their non negotiables and doing extra as well!

Year 4: Myah for fantastic home learning and catching up on learning that was missed.

Year 5: Holly for completing all her non negotiables to a high standard

Lunch Cup Winners

Reception won the lunch time cup for improved sharing at lunchtime. In Key Stage Two, the lunch cup was won by Year 5 for always lining up well.

Mrs. Poole also gave a mention to Jake N in Y5 for always eating his vegetables and to Year 2 for using their French at lunchtime. Amalie was also mentioned for saying how much she enjoyed her lunch and Aaruhi for always being so polite.

Perfectly Presented

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented Learning:

Year 1: Alfie for cutting and sticking in neatly during an English activity.

Year 2: Samiya for making sure her writing is on the line.

Year 3: Izzy for excellent presentation in Maths.

Year 4: Evie Grace for super presentation

Year 5: Preston for improved presentation

Attendance

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 97.4%

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 1 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Elana (Year 5) who took part in a para competition at the weekend, winning 5 gold medals for a range of races. She has been nominated for a special award with Stevenage Futures.

Anaya (Reception) who achieved her Taekwondo grading and achieved a certificate. Eliza (Year 2) achieved her blue belt.

Lincoln (Year 6) is taking part in “Helpful Nomes”, a charity initiative for the month of July

Elsie (Reception) who achieved a certificate for her karate.

Aayat (Year 5) who has achieved her Grade 1 piano, passing with a merit.

Sports achievements

Some children in Year 2 took part in an Adapted Rounders competition and returned with Perry who is awarded for sportsmanship.

Year 5 won the “Fair Play” award for their netball match. They shared a match report with us. They placed 3rd in the tournament and 3rd in the league. They’ve made excellent progress across the season. Medals were awarded to the players.

Jaydon was the Player of the season for the boys. The most improved player was Charlie Th.

The most improved player for the girls was Penny who has become a football player this year and has done a great job. Zara was the player of the season for the girls team.

Other achievements

The choir took part in Stevenage Festival on Tuesday at Gordon Craig Theatre. Mrs. Chumbley who accompanied the children commented on their wonderful performance, excellent behaviour and how we were one of the only schools to feature soloists.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 24th June 2022

 

The following achievements were celebrated in assembly this morning.

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Rec: For making excellent choices with his learning

Year 1: Isabella for excellent writing and positive reading.

Year 2: Fin for excellent learning in English.

Year 3: Leo for Independent learning in guided reading

Year 4: Aymen Writing in English and also showing kindness.

Year 5: Scarlett for being an excellent talk partner

Year 6: Summer for her writing stamina

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Rec: Arthur for writing a lovely story including his colour coded- phonics.

Year 1: Elliot for trying so hard with his home learning.

Year 2: Ewan and Aaruhi. Well done to the whole class for excellent home learning.

Year 3: Emelie for completing all her non-negotiables

Year 4: Ardante for writing an excellent recount about Wymondley woods.

Year 5: Liam for completing his non negotiables

Year 6: Joe for his nature project.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented Learning:

Year 1: Hunter for super presentation when completing his report.

Year 2: Georgia for improved presentation

Year 3: Michael for his beautifully presented learning in English

Year 4: Charlie for beautiful handwriting in all learning.

Year 5: Louie for presentation in maths.

Year 6: Neve for consistently good presentation.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

KS1:Year 2 for improved behaviour.

KS2: Year 4 for improved behaviour

 

Lunch Time Manners

 

At lunchtime we give brilliant buttons and perfect pom poms for children showing excellent behaviour and manners. Mrs. Poole commented on A, Millie P and Brian’s behaviour in the dining room. The best class this week in the dining hall Year 5 for always being so polite and kind to others.

 

Attendance

 

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 100%. Well done year 6!

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 5 were recognised as the tidiest class.

French star of the week

Awarded to Charlie K in Year 4 for writing about French clothes.

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Izzy (Y3) achieving stage 4 in swimming.

Gabriel (Y3) for achieving stage 3 in his swimming.

Arthur (Rec)- has received his Taekwon-Do certificate.

Match report

Year 6 netball match against St Vincent De Paul. Trotts Hill scored 4 goals.

Year 5 and 6 netball match- The girls played well against St Nicholas. Trotts Hill scored 2 goals.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 17th June 2022

 

Today our assembly was in the afternoon and was shorter than usual due to the Father’s Day Wrapping Room. Thank you to FROTH for their efforts with this.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Daniel for completing his Maths challenge and scoring 100%

Year 2: Marnie for sharing some great ideas in the Geography lessons on Kenya.

Year 3: Lincoln for excellent participation and showing great interest on the Year 3 trip.

Year 4: Myah for engaging well in Maths lessons and putting her hand up more.

Year 5: William for improvement in his descriptive writing.

Year 6: Chandler for being responsible and having caring interactions with his peers.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Jase for completing all his home learning and even doing a bit more!

Year 2: Malaika for completing her home learning a week early.

Year 3: Kuzey for finding out some interesting facts about Romans and making a coliseum.

Year 4: Thomas for his melting investigation at home.

Year 5: Caleb for practising all his non negotiables.

Year 6: Sophia for using Purple Mash to create an interesting musical composition.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented Learning:

 

Year 1: Isabell for excellent presentation in her English learning.

Year 2: Eliza for consistent handwriting.

Year 3: Florance for great presentation.

Year 4: Charlie for his handwriting in English.

Year 5: Elana for achieving her presentation targets.

Year 6: Candalyn for her presentation in her writing about Goodnight Midnight Tom.

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 1 received this for playing well together at lunchtime. For continued good behaviour at lunchtime, this was also awarded to Year 6.

 

Lunch Time Manners

 

Mrs. Poole commented on Aayat’s behaviour and how she has taken time to ask staff how they are everyday. Archie in Year One was praised for his great manners. Year 6 were recognised for being the class who have lined up well and come in well to assembly every day this week.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 98.8%.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 2 were recognised as the tidiest class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Charlotte in Year 1 for joining in well in the French song.  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Finn (Year 2) for winning a range of football trophies.

Michael (Year 3) for achieving his Stage 3 swimming certificate.

Laila (Year 2) for winning gymnast of the week for improved handstands.

 

Marathon May

 

70 children took part in and handed in their sponsorship forms for Marathon May. These children received medals in assembly and helped to raise over £500 for the school.

 

Sports Report

 

Bailey and Alanna shared a netball match report after a match against Shephalbury Park.

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 10th June 2022

  

A fantastic and busy week at Trotts Hill to start the half term. During celebration assembly we celebrated the following achievements:

 

On Thursday we had a visit from the Local Authority looking at Maths and Reading which was extremely positive. We received the exciting news that we have achieved Eco- Schools Green Flag award, congratulations to the Eco-Warriors and Mrs Chumbley for helping us to achieve this prestigious award.  We also celebrated that our boys football team have won Division 3- this is a fantastic achievement and thank you to Mr O’Brien for coaching the team.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Rec:   Owen for his excellent maths learning on finding the difference.

Year 1: Charlotte for completing all of her Year 1 maths challenges

Year 2: W.R for his excellent skills when investigating minibeasts in science.  

Year 3:  Lacey B for her fantastic skills in DT

Year 4:  Grace for hard work and independence with learning

Year 5:  Amelia for showing determination in maths.

Year 6:  Lincoln for showing independence and determination in his learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Rec:  All the children that have shared their Jubilee and holiday news on Tapestry

Year 1:  Alfie for writing his own version of the Gingerbread man.

Year 2: Scout for her excellent skills shown in  sewing over the holidays.

Year 3: Kuzey for completing lots of reading over the holidays.

            Lincoln for all the extra home learning he completed.

Year 4: Charlie for completing so much reading over the holidays.

Year 5:  Summer for extra spelling practise.

Year 6:.L for learning all her lines and research for the school play.

 

Perfectly presented

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1:  Teddy G for improved presentation in his English.

Year 2:  A.S for her improved presentation and writing on the line in English.

Year 3:  Reggie for his improved hand writing.

Year 4:  Josh for his great improvements to his presentation.

Year 5:  Millie for really improving her presentation in maths.

Year 6: Indie for trying hard to join her writing.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

 KS1:

Year Reception for improved behaviour and great tidying up

 

 KS2:

Year 6 for much improved behaviour and showing kindness to each other.

 

 

 

Attendance

 

Year Reception had the highest attendance this week with 99.4%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 6 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Lincoln in Year 3 for his participation and written work on sports and opinions on what he likes and dislikes.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Bruce (R) and Leo (Y3) have cycled their way through marathon May completing over 44 miles.

 

Katie (Y6) received a medal for participating in a football tournament and her contribution in the Police Cadets.

 

Charlie S (Y6) has had his contract renewed at Luton Town FC for next season

 

Scout (Y2) Has achieved her yellow belt in Tai Kondo.

 

Sophia (Y2) ran a pretty muddy race raising an amazing £245 for cancer research.

 

Finn (y2) received a medal for participating in a football tournament.

 

Congratulations to the Sports Leaders they have all received the Bronze award this year for their superb contributions. Jaydon (Y6), Tom (Y6), Bailey (Y5), Millie (Y5), Elana (Y5), A.G-S (Y5), Katie (Y6), Zara (Y6) and Penny (Y6)

 

 

Well done to all the Y5 and 6 children who showed exceptional behaviour and showing their PRIDE learning during a visit to Mossbury school for writing.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 25th May 2022

 

This morning we had a special Celebration Assembly with a focus on the Queen and the Platinum Jubilee. The hall was full of red, white and blue with some wonderful outfits in honour of the special event.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Hunter for excellent detail in his recount.

Year 2:  Diya for excellent teamwork in drama in English.

Year 3:  Florance for excellent achievement in Geography.

Year 4: Olivia for her research and enthusiasm in Geography.

Year 5: Jake for improving his writing stamina in report writing.

Year 6: Sienna for her audition for the end of year production.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Inaaya for reading everyday at home.

Year 2: Grace B for completing extra learning at home.

Year 3: Florance for going the extra mile in her home learning.

Year 4: Evie Rose for her times tables practice.

Year 5: Bailey using checking calculations

Year 6: Lily for her efforts in her home learning.

 

Perfectly Presented Learning

 

The following children were recognised as Perfectly Presented Learners:

 

Year 1: Sanaa for amazing presentation in her spelling practice.

Year 2: Laila for an improvement in her presentation.

Year 3: Ella for always perfectly presenting her learning.

Year 4: Riya for presenting her research so well in her book.

Year 5: Scarlett for achieving all her handwriting targets.

Year 6: Summer for her presentation in her learning.

 

Attendance

 

Year One had the highest attendance this week with 96.2%. We also gave out stickers to children who have had 100% attendance for the whole of May. We spoke to the children again about the importance of coming to school whenever they are fit and well enough to do so.  

  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Jessica (Year 2) who was gymnast of the week which she achieved for her cartwheels off the beams.

 

Leo (Year 3) for completing a triathlon and cycling 37 miles as part of Marathon May.

 

Amelia (Year 5) for achieving several trophies in football.

 

Lacey (Year 3) for achieving her Level 9 swimming and several football trophies.

 

Sporting Achievements

 

Swimming certificates were handed out to children in Year 3 and Year 4 who have participated in swimming lessons.

 

Our Year 5/6 team have won the league. They won every match except for one in the league matches.

 

 Young Voices

 

The children who went to the 02 told us all about the experience. They sang with a choir of 8700 children and all loved the experience.

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 20th May 2022

 

Today our assembly was in the afternoon due to school photos taking place this morning. Thank you to Mrs. Mehan for her efforts in making sure everyone got their photo taken and that everything ran to time this morning – no mean feat!

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Harry for a positive attitude at all times.

Year 2:  L for determination in Maths.

Year 3:  Kuzey for showing perseverance in his learning.

Year 4: Charlie for enthusiasm in poetry writing.

Year 5: Lois for inclusion of new adverbs and adverbials in her comparative report.

Year 6: Poppy for being an outstanding computer programmer.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Isabell for writing an impressive story including speech.

Year 2: Tommy for creating his own Maths booklet at home.

Year 3: Tilly for her learning about time.

Year 4: Aymen for working hard on times tables.

Year 5: Zoe for her learning on life cycles of butterfly.

Year 6: Tynan for reading more challenging texts at home.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Charlie for working hard to keep his descenders under the line.

Year 2:  Nasara for his improved presentation.

Year 3: Jake D for trying really hard with his presentation.

Year 4: Dexter for trying hard with the presentation of his poem.

Year 5: Kaitlyn for trying hard with cursive handwriting,

Year 6: Zara for excellent joins in her handwriting.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 2 received the Lunch Time Cup for resolving their own issues and finding games to play. In Key Stage Two the Lunch Time Cup went to Year 5 for a great attitude at all times.

 

Lunch Time Manners

 

Mrs. Poole fed back about lunchtime and said that a new member of staff in the kitchen had commented on the excellent manners of all children. Aairah was mentioned for trying new vegetables.  

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 96.7%.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Reception were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Nasara in Year 2 for his learning

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Toby (Year 4) who has taken part in his first rugby presentation and was awarded a trophy.

 

Lincoln (Year 6) who was a guide for a duck in a charity duck race!

 

Sophia (Year 2) has received her jubilee badge from Brownies.


Katy (Year 6) who took part in a football tour and received a trophy for her goalkeeping skills.

 

Owen (Year 2) who took part in the Nuclear Race, completing 29 obstacles.

 

Finn (Year 4) for great progress in swimming and is now in white hats.

 

Dexter (Year 4) for receiving a trophy for his progress and effort with his rugby.

 

Emelie (Year 3) for her goalkeeping skills, she won Development Squad Person of the match.

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 13th May 2022

  

Today in celebration assembly we celebrated the following achievements:

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Rec:   Amelia for showing great enthusiasm with her writing all week.

Year 1: Sanna great effort learning in learning.

Year 2: W.R for showing PRIDE in his maths learning.  

Year 3:  Hannah for trying really hard in English to achieve her targets.

Year 4:  Samson for an amazing week and trying hard with learning

Year 5:  Caleb for his determination in English when writing a comparative report.

Year 6:  All children for showing great resilience with their SATs this week.

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Rec:  Connie for a fantastic ‘er’ and number hunt around her house.

Year 1:  Jaxon for working really hard on home learning.

Year 2: Ilaria for completing a reading booklet on Honeybees and then creating her own information text about them.

Year 3:  Izzy for making a clock and completing extra learning on time.

Year 4: Millie for showing great determination with her times tables.

Year 5:  Hannah for fantastic learning.

Year 6: Ollie for his extra Spanish outside of school, shared with the class.

 

Perfectly presented

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1:  Peyton for great maths learning.

Year 2:  Tommy for really trying hard with handwriting.

Year 3:  Emelie for super handwriting.

Year 4:  Vince for presentation in Geography.

Year 5:  P.M for trying hard with his presentation in maths.

Year 6: Lilly and Penny for their beautiful presented art work.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

 KS1:

Year 1 for improved lining up at the end of lunchtime.

 

 KS2:

Year 5 for consistently good behaviour, always finding games to play and being thoughtful and considerate.

Attendance

 

 

Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 97.9%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Fawaz in Year 3 for his work on sports.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Myah Y4 got gymnast of the week and swam 24 lengths of breaststroke.

Layla Y2 for shining in a singing and dancing competition

Luke Y4 for showing determination and great sportsmanship in football during his team’s cup final.

Emelie Y3 and Charlotte Y2 were mascots for Stevenage Borough during their last match. Charlotte also won player of the match in her football game.

Amelia Y5 has achieved her stage 9 at swimming.

Toby Y4 took part in his first cricket match showing great determination and sportsmanship.

 

Year 2 have won the Smarties Challenge and will receive a prize for raising the most money for FROTH. The amounts will be shared in the next newsletter

 

Charile and Jaydon shared a match report for their match last week they won the game 2-1. Well done to Charlie S. for getting man of the match for scoring both goals.

Neve and Lilly shared a netball match report. The team have shown great determination and have been making great progress. Well done to Elana for receiving player of the match.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 6th May 2022

  

A Headteacher from another Hertfordshire school joined us in assembly this morning and was very impressed with the behaviour at Trotts Hill. Well done to everyone!

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Rec:   Amadea for increased contributions in class but, in particular, using maths mastery.

Year 1:  Kara for a really positive attitude to learning and increased independence in maths.

Year 2:  Owen for fantastic engagement and perseverance in Maths and Computing.

Year 3:  Michael for using excellent vocabulary choices in his English.

Year 4:  Patrick for his enthusiasm in all lessons.

Year 5:  Elana for her excellent progress in maths. She always shows perseverance, independence and enjoyment.

Year 6:  Lincoln for a great attitude to learning and being a caring friend.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Rec:  Elsie for practising her phonics and high frequency words by writing some beautifully written sentences.

Year 1:  Hunter for writing an excellent review of the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

Year 2:  Samiya for completing her home learning.

Year 3:  Gabriel for always completing his home learning to a good standard. He also completed extra learning linked to fractions.

Year 4: Ollie for trying really heard when completing his times tables game.

Year 5:  Louis for completing all his non- negotiables and focusing on the class composer

Year 6: Harry for his improvement in reading.

 

Perfectly presented

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1:  Tihomir for producing excellent artwork in the style of Angie Lewin.

Year 2:  Scout for improved letter formation.

Year 3:  James for improvement with his handwriting.

Year 4:  Samson for showing determination with his joining up.

Year 5:  William for Science and History this week.

Year 6: Charlie S for producing excellent explanation and diagrams

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

 KS1:

Year 2 for sitting nicely and always being polite.

 

 KS2:

Year 3 for good behaviour outside everyday this week.

Attendance

 

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 98.1%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 2 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Amelia in Year 5 for engagement in all French lessons.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Mia (YR) for performing two dances in a dance show at the Gordon Craig Theatre, doing hip hop and street dance.

 

Olivia (YR) for performing in her first ever dance show at the Gordon Craig Theatre for 3 days running with the biggest smile on her face. 

 

Willow (N) Oliva (YR), Millie (Yr1), Annie and Florance (Y3) for an excellent effort completing their dance festival. Mrs Murrill and Mrs Cornish also participated in the dance festival, well done to them.

 

Finn (Y4) achieved over 22 park runs which is the equivalent to a marathon.

 

Amelia (YR) achieved her marathon band at Stevenage Park run

 

Aayat (Y5) has achieved her 25m swimming badge.

 

Willow (Y3) took part in her first park run and was the 7th girl to finish.

 

Karolin (Y4) for achieving gymnast of the week. She has perfected her straddle holds on the ropes.

 

Elana (Y5) has been achieved the young achiever award by the Erbs Palsy group. Well done! She has also competed her 1 mile swimming certificate which was 72 lengths non stop.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 29th April 2022

 

This morning we had our Celebration Assembly in which we shared our usual achievements, alongside the results of the Spelling Bee. It was also the last Celebration Assembly of April, so we also shared our 100% attendance for this month.

 

Enjoy the long weekend with your families and we will see the children on Tuesday.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Mia for showing increased confidence when writing sentences independently.

Year 1: Archie for determination and mature attitude in Maths

Year 2: Leo for excellent effort in Guided Reading 

Year 3: Lincoln for participation in class especially in RE

Year 4: Jethro for trying really hard in Maths

Year 5: Lacey for an excellent suggestion when multiplying fractions by whole numbers

Year 6: Zara for showing resilience in lots of situations this week.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Austin for completing lots of reading, phonics and writing.

Year 1: Archie for extra learning over the Easter holidays

Year 2: Lovell for more reading at home and extra Maths booklets

Year 3: Benson for lots of reading at home

Year 4: Samson for making huge progress with reading at home

Year 5: Eryn for practising her times tables

Year 6: Sophia for looking over her corrections

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented learning:

 

Year 1: Leon

Year 2: Isla

Year 3: Reggie

Year 4: Poppy

Year 5: Amelia

Year 6: Chandler

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Children can receive Perfect Pom Poms or Brilliant Buttons for their behaviour at lunchtime. Our current focus is noise in the dining room, which is improving but is still something we are working on. The Lunch Cup went to Year 2 for sensible behaviour and using the equipment properly and to Year 5 for walking in quietly, which is a whole school target.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 99.7%.

 

Spelling Bee

 

62 children took part in the Spelling Bee. There is further information in the English page of the Curriculum section of the website including photos and details of the winners.

 

Attendance of the Month

 

Stickers were given out to children who have been at school everyday in April 2022. In some classes 24 children received this which is excellent and we’d like to see this in every class!

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Samson in Year 4 for persevering when writing about school subjects.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Preston (Year 5) received Man of the Match for great goalkeeping.

 

Amelia (Year 5) received Player of the Match for her football skills.

 

Layla and Lacey (Year 5) have received a certificate for achieving 25 metres swimming.

 

Joshua P (Year 4) has achieved his Stage 4 swimming.  

 

Lacey (Year 3) has achieved a football medal for winning in the final and has also achieved her Stage 8 swimming.

 

Mia (Reception) has gone up a level in swimming and performed in a dance show.

 

Laila (Year 2) has completed a tap exam achieving 84/100 which is a distinction.

 

Sports updates

 

Evie Grace, Poppy, Layla, Patrick, Jethro, Millie, Lena, Charlie took part in a Tag Rugby event and won a sportsmanship award and the mascot Perry.

 

Minnie, Summer, Amelia, Alanna, Jake, Preston, Liam, Louie took part in Under 11 quick sticks hockey which was their first time playing hockey against teams who had had a lot more experience.

 

Lacey and Layla gave us netball match reports for matches against St Nicholas and Shephalbury. As the girls said, whilst it would be great to have some wins, there has been a noticeable improvement in their skills which is reflected in an improvement in the scores. Charlie and Jaydon provided a football match report which was a win! Well done to all players involved.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 22nd April 2022

 

This morning we held our Celebration Assembly after a very short week in school. Nonetheless there were many celebrations to share!

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception - Teddy for all the extra learning he completed over Easter and for having a good first week back to school.

Year 1: Tihomir for excellent independent writing.

Year 2: Amelie for great independence and design skills in DT.

Year 3:  Gabriel for great progress in reading, he is now a free reader!

Year 4: Lena for her animation in computing.

Year 5: Hannah for supporting her peers and giving great encouragement.

Year 6: Chandler for showing resilience in his reading tests.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception - Zohan for sharing some of his family traditions during Ramadan and practising reading and writing over Easter.

Year 1: Peyton for lots of learning over the Easter holiday.

Year 2: Sophia for keeping a super holiday diary.

Year 3: Lacey Lou for lots of reading at home over Easter.

Year 5: Bailey for her Spelling Bee practice

Year 6: Penny for her SATS practice.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their excellent presentation:

 

Year 1:Isabella

Year 2: Ruby

Year 3: Annie

Year 4: Myah

Year 5: Amalie

Year 6: Lincoln

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The lunch time cup for this week was awarded to Reception for good behaviour. In Key Stage Two the lunch time cup was awarded to Year 5 for playing well together. 

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 96.6%. Sadly we already have children absent on holiday, please can we ask again that holidays are taken only in school holidays. Several requests have listed the reduced cost in term time, unfortunately this is not a reason that we can authorise holiday and any absence has an effect on learning.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 4 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Lily in Year 6 for her work on holidays and her focus in class.

 

A special Well Done!

 

Leah (Year 6) was commended for her exceptional manners in the dining room at lunchtime. The catering team have noticed that she is always polite and a target was set for more children to receive the same commendation next week.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Elsie (Reception) received an Aqua Ed achievement award for swimming.

 

Laila (Year 2) who was awarded gymnast of the week

 

Finley (Year 2) was awarded Man of the Match and Player of the Match.  

 

Tilly (Year 3) has completed Stage 5 swimming. Her next challenge is to swim 25m.

 

Scout (Year 2) moved up to yellow hats in swimming.

 

Jack  (Year 5) who has climbed Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. He told us that it was very windy!

 

Sporting achievements

 

Netball report – Katie and Penny gave a match report from a recent netball match. The girls are really improving and they have developed their teamwork skills.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 1st April 2022

 

This morning we had our whole school Celebration Assembly. Our school choir performed Higher and Higher for us again. We had lots to celebrate today as we reached the end of the Spring Term in school.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception - Isabelle for making excellent progress with her writing.

Year 1: Leo for an improved effort and focus.

Year 2:  Georgia for excellent expression in dance and drama.

Year 3:  Lacey Lou for her enthusiasm in Science starters.

Year 4: Evie Rose for trying so hard with her times tables.

Year 5: Minnie for stepping into someone’s shoes at the last minute in the dance. 

Year 6: Charlie Taylor for excellence in his learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception - Teddy for some amazing phonics learning.

Year 1: Daniel for an excellent effort with reading at home.

Year 2: Brandon for completing some extra learning at home.

Year 3: Lincoln for lots of effort in home learning.

Year 4: Layla for her presentation in her home learning and her excellent evaluation of her DT.

Year 5: Scarlett for always completing all her non negotiables.

Year 6: Leah for extra practice at home.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their excellent presentation:

 

Year 1: River

Year 2: Harry

Year 3: Zohaib

Year 4: Toby

Year 5: Elana

Year 6: Tynan

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The lunch time cup for this week was awarded to Reception for good behaviour. In Key Stage Two the lunch time cup was awarded to Year 6 for playing well together and good manners.  The overall winners of the lunch time cup for the term was Year One in Key Stage One and Year Four in Key Stage Two.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 97.7%. We also awarded stickers to children with 100% attendance for March and badges for the whole of the Spring Term.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Reception were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Olivia in Year 4 for her learning on illnesses in French.

 

Unsung heroes, Kindness and Integrity awards

 

These awards were handed out.

 

Nursery – Leona for always helping other people

Reception – Mia for always being kind and doing the right thing

Year One – L for being really kind and looking after everyone

Year Two – Grace B for being helpful, kind and polite

Year Three – Tilly for always doing the right thing, for being kind and caring

Year Four – Joshua for cheering people up and making sure that he has doing the right thing

Year Five – Liam for many reasons including for his fairness and honesty.

Year Six – Brighton for always being kind and doing the right thing.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Teddy T (Year One) who has achieved his Octopus 2 swimming badge.

Gabriel (Year Three) who has received his yellow striped belt for Taekwondo.

Bailey (Year Two) and Emilia (Reception) who have received their next swimming badges.

Myah (Year Four) has achieved her purple hat in swimming and is now moving onto

Elana (Year Five) who has taken part in her first para swimming competition and achieved two silver medals.

Charlie Th (Year Six) has completed his CPR training at Rookie Lifeguards.

Walter (Year Two) who was gymnast of the month.

Penny (Year Six) who has achieved her Level 6 gymnastics award.

Grace B (Year Two) who has achieved her Core Level 9 in gymnastics.

Laila (Year Two) and Bailey (Year Five) who have achieved some dance cups and trophies in several different competitions.

Elsie (Reception) made her Rainbows promise this week.

Arthur (Reception) had his first Taekwondo grading and was awarded orange and white belts. He also recited numbers 1 to 5 in Korean.

 

Sporting achievements

 

Katy and Lily shared netball match report and Neve and Katy share a football match report. Whilst neither team won their games, all of the players kept their heads held high and didn’t give up showing a positive spirit.

 

House Points

 

Congratulations to Hawking who are our house winners for the spring term, they will have a non- uniform day on Friday 22nd April and can wear house colours of blue should they wish.

 

1st – Hawking – 1225 points

2nd – Picasso  - 1157 points

3rd – Rowling  - 1111 points

4th – Farah  - 1055 points

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 25th March 2022

 

This morning we had our whole school Celebration Assembly. Our Chair of Governors, Mrs. Altringham, joined us for assembly. Our school choir performed Higher and Higher for us which was beautiful. We had an incredible amount of outside achievements in today’s assembly which are always wonderful to share.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception - Archie for producing some excellent learning on butterflies and lifecycles.

Year 1: Isabell for fantastic reasoning in Maths.

Year 2:  Diya for her creative writing.

Year 3:  Ruben who listens to all feedback he is given.

Year 4: Myah who has had an excellent week and has given her best in everything.

Year 5: Millie for her excellent attitude to Maths and putting in 100% effort.

Year 6: Katie for an amazing piece of learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception - Noah for really focusing on his handwriting and excellent phonics learning.

Year 1: Isabella for her learning linked to Snakes and Ladders.

Year 2: Grace for writing about her visit to the Natural History Museum.

Year 3: Jake D for completing all of his learning.

Year 4: Vince for working very hard in times tables and Maths.

Year 5: Lois for practising her times tables at home and completing her Geography to a high standard.

Year 6: Brighton for reading and going the extra mile!

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their excellent presentation:

 

Year 1: Aairah

Year 2: Marnie

Year 3: Fawaz

Year 4: Millie

Year 5: Lacey

Year 6:Penny

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The lunch time cup was awarded to Year 2 for all round good behaviour. In Key Stage Two the lunch time cup was awarded to Year 4 for good interactions and playing well on the field.

 

Attendance

 

Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 94.8%. This is not as high as we would hope, as once again we have had several unavoidable absences for illnesses including COVID. However, please can we ask again that children are not missing school for holidays or family days out.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 6 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Penny in Year 6 for her learning on directions in playscripts.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Sophie (Year 4) who showed enjoyment and determination in her participation in the Luton Dance Festival

 

Ilaria (Year 2) who was gymnast of the week for showing perseverance when mastering donkey kicks.

 

Charlie T (Year 6) who was Man of the Match for the 4th time in 5 weeks!

 

Kuzey (Year 3) who achieved Level 2 in gymnastics and received a gold medal.

 

Laila (Year 2) who came 4th in the Luton Festival of dance and Bailey (Year 5) who came 2nd in her category. Laila also achieved gymnast of the week.

 

Ewan (Year 2) and Zoe (Year 5) who have moved up a level in swimming. Their teachers have complemented them for their efforts.

 

Finn (Year 4) for taking part in his first production with the Lytton Players.

 

Isla (Year 2) has achieved her Level 2 gymnastics certificate. She showed perseverance.

 

Elana (Year 5) won two silver races and a gold medal in swimming. She is on her journey to taking part in the Para swimming.

 

Myah (Year 4) has achieved her Level 4 bronze gymnastics award.

 

Karolina (Year 3) has achieved gymnast of the week and has achieved her Core Level 10. She has also achieved a swimming certificate.

 

Match reports from a girls’ football and a girls’ netball match were shared. Neve was the player of the match in football and Elana was the player of the match in netball.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 18th March 2022

 

This morning we had a whole school Celebration Assembly. Year 2 performed their dance to our assembly theme song “Celebrate!” Their singing and dancing put a smile on everyone’s faces. Pupils said that Year 2 showed enjoyment in their performance. The whole school looked very sporty in their active clothes for Red Nose Day.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Gaby – asking great questions on the Y1 trip to Knebworth House

Year 2: Ewan – creating a wonderful comic strip 

Year 3: Jake D – becoming increasingly confident and answering questions in class 

Year 4: Ardante – using ambitious vocabulary in English

Year 5: Kaitlyn – making a good start in Year 5

Year 6: Lily – determined and positive attitude to learning

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Sanaa - completed all non-negotiables

Year 2: Ilaria – made a booklet about materials

Year 3: Tilly – wrote a Haiku poem and completed all non-negotiables

Year 4: Finn – for writing an interesting poem, revising his times tables and completing his non-negotiables

Year 5: Eryn – excellent standard of non-negotiables

Year 6: Zara – completing all her home learning to a high standard

 

 

Perfectly Presented

 

Year 1: Cara – descenders and ascenders

Year 2: Jessica – neat planning and joined-up writing

Year 3: Florance – Science poster and conclusion

Year 4: Sophie – beautifully presented work in every lesson and working hard to  perfect her rs

Year 5: Aayat - Science conclusion

Year 6: Sophia – for making a huge improvement in her presentation and joining her writing consistently

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

KS 1 - Best statues when the whistle is blown and not moving when asked – Year 1

KS2 – Excellent walking into lunch and setting an example to others – Year 3

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 94.7%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 1 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Caleb in Year 5 for his beautifully presented and accurately written Mother’s Day poem.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Hannah in Year 3 has made her Brownie Promise.

Elana in Y5 competed in a Swimming Gala at the weekend. She knocked time off her PB for medley and backstroke.

Emelie Y3 player of the day for her football club.

Charlotte Y1 development squad player of the day for her football club.

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 11th March.

 

This morning we had a lovely Celebration Assembly, back in our school uniform this week! Next Friday it is Comic Relief so we look forward to seeing the children in their sports clothes.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Joshua for always challenging himself but, in particular, for challenging himself to write a short story for home learning. 

Year 1: Alfie for a really positive attitude towards school and coming in with a smile.

Year 2: Sophia for showing resilience in all areas of her learning.  

Year 3:  Ivy for exceptional kindness and always having a positive attitude and a smile.

Year 4: Millie for producing more work in Maths and her outstanding effort in all areas.

Year 5: William for a huge improvement in his dance skills.

Year 6: Charlie Th for striving to widen his vocabulary at school and at home.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Teddy T for completing a portrait as part of his home learning.

Year 2: Balveer for completing extra Maths and lots of reading at home.

Year 3: Ellie for fantastic research into Handel and presenting it in an interesting way.

Year 4: Ethan for trying really hard with his handwriting and lots of times table practice at home.

Year 5: Amalie for her exceptional work on translating new words to support her with her reading.

Year 6: Ollie for handing in home learning ahead of the deadline. 

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their perfectly presented learning:

 Reception: Emilia for some excellent maths learning using a tens frame made from sticks.

Year 1: Harry for improvement in his presentation in all subjects.

Year 2: Brandon for remembering to put one number in each square in Maths.

Year 3: Lacey for her presentation in all areas of learning.

Year 4: Abhi for his presentation in all areas of learning

Year 5: Louie for improvement in presentation and for reducing his letter size.

Year 6: Jaydon for consistently showing a high standard in all subjects.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The lunch cup went to Year 2 for sharing well and to Year 4 for playing well together and showing good friendships.

 

Attendance

 

Reception had the highest attendance this week with 96%. We also awarded stickers to children with 100% attendance for February. We do understand that some absence due to illness is unavoidable but we do ask that children are not taken out of school for holidays and days out.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 5 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Jaydon in Year 6 for his use of the past tense.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Bailey who has run 21 junior parkruns. His next challenge is to get to 50 parkruns.

 

Sophie who took part in the Luton festival of dance and came 4th with her group.

Bailey (Year 5) has received 3 progress medals for gymnastics and also took part in the Luton festival of dance.

 

Laila (Year 2) who performed two dance solos with enjoyment at the Luton festival of dance.

 

Luke (Year 4) has achieved his marathon award from parkrun.

 

Evie Grace (Year 4) who has achieved her Level 5 swimming certificate. Her next target is to swim 25m.

 

Lena (Year 4) who has swum 50 metres and told us her favourite stroke is front crawl.

 

Ilaria (Year 2) who has completed Level 4 in swimming and Level 8 in gymnastics. She was recently gymnast of the week.

 

 

Caiden (Reception) who got 'Baller of the week" last week.

 

Nina (Reception) who achieved her 5 metre swimming badge.

 

Mrs O'Brien would also like to thank the girls football team because, even though the game this week was postponed, they were willing to be flexible and play in positions that they do not usually play in. They showed great team spirit to support one another.

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 4th March

 

This morning in Celebration assembly the children enjoyed sharing their World Book Day costumes from authors chosen by our Reading Champions. The children and staff made a fantastic effort, thank you parents for supporting this. It was wonderful to see parents sharing books with children this morning in school.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: L for trying lots of new foods in DT

Year 2:  Isla for showing determination in dance.

Year 3:  Emelie for always having a positive attitude to her learning.

Year 4:  Finn for his enthusiasm in learning.

Year 5: Louie for knowledge of his learning targets.

Year 6: Jake for his determination in maths

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Jase for his amazing story.

Year 2: Ruby for fantastic writing.

Year 3: Annie for completing all of her non-negotiables and writing about her weekend.

Year 4: Lena for her research about Beethoven

Year 5: Millie for her learning on homophones

Year 6: Chandler for producing some great learning.

 

Perfectly Presented

Year 1: L

Year 2: Bailey

Year 3: Reuben

Year 4: Jethro

Year 5: Scarlet

Year 6: Lily

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Reception for lining up nicely while waiting for their lunch.

Year 3 for playing well together with other classes.

 

Attendance

 

Year  5  had the highest attendance this week with 99.4%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Vince in Year 4 for describing the character he created.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Layla and Lacey (Y5) have achieved their level 5 swimming certificates.

Isabel (YR) Star of the week in her street dancing.

Lena (Y4) and Nina (YR) raised money to buy toys to be sent to children in the Ukrain.

Hunter (Y1) for his achievements at football training.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 25th February 2022

 

This morning we held our first whole school Celebration Assembly in a long time, which was wonderful! We have had four whole school assemblies this week and it has been really special to have the whole school together again, long may it continue! 

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Zohan for excellent listening on the carpet.   

Year 1: J’ael for amazing progress in his reading. 

Year 2:  Ruby for excellence in drama. 

Year 3:  Ellie for excellent focus and achievement in Maths. 

Year 4: Sophie for making great progress in Maths. 

Year 5: Zoe for amazing resilience and perseverance in Maths and always approaching it with optimism. 

Year 6: Neve for developing a very mature attitude.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Oliver for effort with home learning and a great postcard which he sent from his holiday. 

Year 1: Layla for painting an excellent portrait at home. 

Year 2: Finley for completing a half term diary at home. 

Year 3: Reggie for reading everyday in the holidays. 

Year 4: Layla for reading 18 times over the half term holiday!

Year 5: Bailey for completing extra learning linked to homophones over the half term break. 

Year 6: Tom for always producing his home learning to a very high standard.  

 

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their perfect presentation:

 

Year 1: Isabell for excellent handwriting when writing a recipe. 

Year 2: Lovell for great progress with his lead ins in preparation for joining. 

Year 3: Benson for excellent presentation in Maths and English.

Year 4: Ardante for his handwriting in his handwriting and good presentation in other subjects too. 

Year 5: Caleb for always presenting his learning to a really high standard. 

Year 6: Ollie for great presentation in Maths. 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Our Key Stage One lunch cup was awarded to Year One for great lining up and great manners. Our Key Stage Two lunch cup was awarded to Year Six for continuing to improve their behaviour at lunchtime. 

 

Attendance

 

Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 97.7%. Attendance across the school is lower than we would like, we understand that some absence is unavoidable due to illness, including COVID, but we do have some families where children are regularly late or absent. This is something that we continue to address but we do ask that you send your children whenever they are fit and well and that you arrive on time. Children who arrive after registers close are recorded as absent. 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Nursery were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Minnie in Year 5 for always greeting Mrs. Cornish using the phrase of the fortnight around the school. The next phrase of the fortnight will be announced later today. 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Charlie (Year 1) who has achieved his Stage Two swimming certificate. 

 

Laila (Year 2) who has achieved his Stage Three swimming certificate. 

 

Kuzey (Year 3) for coming third in a group in a Turtles swimming gala.

 

Grace B (Year 2) for achieving a medal and certificate in gymnastics. 

 

Charlie T (Year 6) for being awarded Man of the Match in a match against Bishops Stortford. His team won 4-0. 

 

Katie (Year 6) for learning to dive off the 3 metre board at the swimming pool and overcoming her fear of heights. 

 

Sports report 

 

Charlie and Jaydon shared a sports report from a match on Friday 11th February, just before half term. They won 2-0 against Roebuck. 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 11th February 2022

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. This was our last assembly of this half term and we reflected our achievements over the half term.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Max F for showing enthusiasm in all areas of his learning.  

Year 1: River for trying really hard with her writing and her independent Maths learning.

Year 2:  Grace B for being an all round superstar

Year 3:  Willow for her excellent non chronological report.

Year 4: Riya for being a great Learning Partner and excellent written work.  

Year 5: Preston for his perseverance with his presentation in all areas.

Year 6: Leah

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Teddy for his phonics, reading and maths learning on Tapestry.

Year 1: Tihomir for writing all about his perfect life.

Year 2: Fin for a great observational drawing and Jess for her sewing.

Year 3: Gabriel for extra home learning including times tables practice.

Year 4: Ethan for a big improvement in the amount of home learning produced.

Year 5: Aayat for fantastic transference of IT skills to her home learning.

Year 6: Zoraiz  for writing a 5 page story linked to Science.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their Perfectly Presented Learning:

 

Year 1: Inaaya for her excellent sentences in her Maths learning.

Year 2: Walter for really trying hard with his presentation.

Year 3: Jake A for persevering with his joined handwriting.

Year 4: Noah for a significant improvement in handwriting.

Year 5: Preston for persevering and improving his handwriting

Year 6: Josh for his excellent presentation in Science.  

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The Lunch Cup was awarded to Year 6 for an improvement in behaviour at lunchtime and to Year 1 for listening in the dining room and following instructions.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 98.3%.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 5 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. They tidied up very well after a painting lesson.  

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Willow in Year 3 for her work on animals and being able to write in full sentences.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Penny for indoor skydiving in Milton Keynes. She told us about how she showed the Trotts Hill learning behaviour of enjoyment during the activity.

 

Amelia for achieving her Stage 8 swimming award.

 

Jack for his progress in skiing. He told us that he had had to use the school learning behaviour of perseverance.

 

Luke who won Man of the Match and captained his team really well.

 

Edward won Unsung Hero at last week’s match. Despite the team losing, he made some excellent saves.

 

Lovell has won a medal from his boxing club for his hard work, listening and focus.

 

Laila came third in a dance competition. She showed the Trotts Hill learning behaviour of perseverance.

 

Freddie has a bravery award for being brave at the doctors.

 

Lacey has achieved her Level 7 swimming award.

 

The children who have taken part in Games Club this half term were thanked for their enthusiasm in this club. Mrs. Magdeburg explained it has been a pleasure to play games with them. Next half term this club is open to Year 3 and Year 5 and Mrs. Magdeburg is looking forward to having fun with this group of children too.

 

The Sports Leaders led a speed stacking competition for Years 3 and 4 last week during their lunchtimes. The highest scores were entered into a virtual competition. Unfortunately we came 5th, so just missed out on going through to the next round, but nonetheless the children participated well and tried hard. Well Done to them all and thank you to the Sports Leaders.

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 4th February 2022

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. 

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1:  Peyton for her perseverance with her maths.

Year 2:  Nasara for his fantastic participation and teamwork in dance.

Year 3:  Tilly for her excellent participation and knowledge in Science.

Year 4: Evie-Grace for trying really hard to use ambitious vocabulary in class

Year 5: S.F for picking up the sequence of moves in dance.

Year 6: Brighton for his excellent attitude to learning in all subjects.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Leo for his list of Dreamworks films.

Year 2: Eliza for an excellent book review of the Twits.

Year 3: Karolina for always presenting her home learning to a high standard.

Year 4: A.R for trying really hard with his times tables.

Year 5: Zoe for focusing well on her times tables.

Year 6: Jaydon for really excelling his geography learning.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their excellent presentation:

 

Year 1: Daniel

Year 2: Tommy

Year 3: Karolina

Year 4: Luke

Year 5: Jake N

Year 6: Sienna

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 4 for playing well together and showing great friendships.

Year 3 for superb lining up and sharing.

Attendance

 

Reception had the highest attendance this week with 97%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 2 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to D.C in Year 1 for excellent listening and remembering all the colours in French.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

 Willow Y3 has moved to level 6 in swimming.

Emelie Y3 has received her Stanley 3 award

Gabriel Y3 for his performance with his theatre school and the Opera Boys.

Jessica Y2 has received her marathon badge for completing 21 park runs.

 

Sporting Achievements

 

Well done to girls football team (Year 5 and 6) for their win against Round Diamond on Wednesday. They played extremely well and are really developing as a team.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 28th January 2022

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. We shared our achievements and also classes shared their learning linked to the environment that has taken place this week. Evie Rose was given a special mention for her efforts with division.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: F for enthusiasm towards his learning.

Year 1: Charlotte for excellent extended writing.

Year 2:  Balveer for excellent effort in Maths.

Year 3:  Jerome for always being ready to learn and being enthusiastic.

Year 4:  Toby for showing determination with division.  

Year 5: Scarlett for her excellent Art work focused on David Hockney

Year 6: Sophia for excellent effort and progress in her learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Charlie for completing his home learning even though he wasn’t at school.

Year 2: D for her learning linked to Science.

Year 3: Ruben for always completing all his home learning with significant effort at home.

Year 4: Dexter who works really hard every week especially on his spellings.

Year 5: Millie for lots of times table practice at home.

Year 6: Charlie for huge effort with all home learning including times tables.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

Year 1 – Charlotte for superb cursive handwriting.

Year 2 – Grace L for her excellent presentation in English.

Year 3 – Milani for excellent presentation in Maths.

Year 4 – Layla for high levels of consistency in all written work.

Year 5 – Jack for a significant improvement in handwriting.

Year 6 – Charlie Th for excellent presentation in all learning.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The lunch cups were awarded to Year 5 and Year 1 for walking quietly and sensibly around the school grounds.

 

Attendance

 

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 97.7%.  This was the third week in a row for this class! We have had a few unavoidable absences across the school due to COVID recently, but this seems to be improving – fingers crossed!

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 3 were recognised as the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Joseph in Year 4 for his attentiveness in lessons and great independent learning.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Katy (Year 6) who won Player of the Match for her recent football match.

 

Annie (Year 3) climbed 311 steps of the Monument in London. She felt very tired afterwards!

 

Emilia (Reception) has achieved her half marathon at Junior parkrun.

 

Grace B (Year 2) who has achieved her Level 10 in gymnastics.

 

Sporting Achievements

 

Lincoln, Emilie, Joseph, Florance, Dexter, Sophie and BF went to a Rapid Fire competition and finished 3rd and they also won a teamwork award.

 

Katy and LF gave a match report following a match against Woolenwick. Amelia, Alanna, Summer, Neve, Katy, Penny, LF, Zara, LM all played well as a team.  Despite a loss they are looking forward to their next match already!

Celebration Assembly – Friday 21th January 2022

 

This morning we held a Virtual Celebration Assembly, due to a number of COVID cases in the school. We were not very excited to go back to virtual assemblies but we smiled through it and we know it won’t be like this for long!

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Giselle for making more contributions in class and being more outgoing. 

Year 1: Harry for amazing contributions in Maths.

Year 2: Malaika for always trying to improve her learning independently.  

Year 3: Annie for working really hard on her targets.

Year 4: Laila for always having an excellent attitude to learning.

Year 5: Amelia for excellent questions at Airbus and asking super questions.

Year 6: Jaydon for embracing challenge and always asking for an even greater one!

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Archie for going the extra mile with his learning from home. 

Year 1: Alma for sharing her learning about seals with the class.

Year 2: Finn has written a lovely story at home.

Year 3: Tilly for collecting so many food packets and extending her learning thinking about the countries of origin.

Year 4: Charlie for working extra hard on his presentation and handwriting.

Year 5: Lois for excellent presentation, lots of times table practice.

Year 6: Lincoln for excellent answers in his home learning.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their perfectly presented learning:

 

Year 1: Gabby for her Maths learning.

Year 2: Ruby for her learning in school and in her home learning too.

Year 3: Tilly for exceptional presentation and gaining her pen licence.

Year 4: Lena for excellent presentation in Maths.

Year 5: Liam for excellent presentation in Maths and crossing out any errors neatly.

Year 6: Harry for improved handwriting in all his learning.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

These cups were awarded to Year 3 and Year 4 for high standards and behaviour at lunchtime. As a school we have been focusing on walking on pathways on our way out to play.

 

Attendance

 

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 98.4%.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Reception were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Aayat (Year 5) for her use of the phrase of the fortnight.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Scout (Year 2) completed her 11th junior parkrun and has earnt her half marathon wristband.

 

Owen (Year 2) achieved Player of the Match on Saturday.

 

Finn (Year 4) achieved 2 awards this week. He earnt his half marathon award for completing 11 parkruns and has also moved up to Stage 7 in swimming.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 14th January 2022

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. 

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Reception: Owen for increased participation in all learning.

Year 1: Teddy V for increased independence in his learning.

Year 2:  Jessica for really thoughtful ideas in the museum visit this week. Her ideas will be used to enhance learning in other schools!

Year 3:  Zohaib for always trying hard in all that he does.

Year 4: Thomas for trying really hard with handwriting and for increased independence.

Year 5: Jake for consistent high achievement in Maths and reading the question carefully and applying what he has been taught.

Year 6: Zoraiz for returning to school with an excellent attitude and improved concentration.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Max F for some wonderful writing at home.

Year 1: Gabby for some wonderful home learning over the Christmas holidays.

Year 2: Leo P for excellent outcomes in home learning.

Year 4: Poppy for lots of Home Learning over the Christmas holidays.

Year 5: Bella for extra practice with times tables over the school holidays.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children were recognised for their perfectly presented learning:

 

Year 1: Alma

Year 2: Ilaria

Year 3: Leo F

Year 4: Leo B

Year 5: Kacey

Year 6: Joe

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

These cups were awarded to Year 2 and Year 5 for high standards and behaviour at lunchtime.

 

Attendance

 

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 98.7%.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 6 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. Year 6 were over the moon to have won this at long last!  

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Sophie in Year 4 for her wonderful learning on descriptions.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Myah (Year 4) swimming 200 metres in October.

 

Ollie (Year 6) received a certificate for most improved development male swimmer. This was an unanimous vote and Ollie has moved onto the next level. He is training for 6 hours a week!

 

Toby (Year 4) has moved up to Stage 5 swimming.  

 

Charlotte (Year 1) has achieved her Stanley 1 swimming award.

 

Scout (Year 1) has completed her 11th parkrun, meaning that she has run a half marathon.

 

Leo (Year 3) has completed his 11th parkrun, meaning that he has also run a half marathon! He has also joined a cycling club in Welwyn.

 

Grace L (Year 2) received a special mention for her kindness at Christmas. Her family donated food to Haven First on Christmas Eve and Grace drew a picture that has been displayed on their noticeboard.

 

Sporting achievements

 

Year 3 and Year 4 were congratulated for their superb behaviour at their first ever school swimming lesson.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 17. 12.21

 

This afternoon we had two Celebration Assemblies, all of us were dressed in our Christmas jumpers and looking very festive indeed! We were lucky to have Kuzey playing a range of Christmas songs for us as we entered the hall, including Jingle Bells. He also played Hedwig’s Theme, to which a child in Year One beamed and exclaimed “It’s from Harry Potter!” Kuzey showed real talent and we hope he, and others, will continue to play for us in assemblies.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Daniel for increased confidence when performing poetry

Year 2:  Eliza for a continued effort with her reading and writing.

Year 3:  Izzy for excellent participation in all areas of learning.

Year 4: Vince for growing in confidence.

Year 5: Summer for persevering when she had an uncomfortable earache.

Year 6: Candalyn for a superb attitude to learning and accelerated progress.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Aairah for ordering a story and completing non- negotiables.

Year 2: Amelie for completing a lovely story at home.

Year 3: Kuzey for writing a story based on the class book and practising his piano performance.

Year 4: Riya for a beautifully presented Science poster

Year 5: M for her creative learning on bath bombs.

Year 6: Joe for excellent non-negotiables and his annotated reading record.

 

Perfectly presented

 

The following children were awarded badges for their perfectly presented learning:

 

Year 1: Charlotte

Year 2: Grace L

Year 3: Kuzey

Year 4: Layla

Year 5: Layla

Year 6: Joe

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The lunch cup winners were:

 

Year 1 for lining up sensibly in the dining hall.

Year 5 for playing well together and walking together sensibly.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 97.1%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 1 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Neve: Brownies Silver and Gold award

Penny: Brownies awards for a range of achievements

Lena: 25m swimming

The Sports Leaders achieved their Bronze award: Elana, Penny, Jaydon, Katy, Zara, Millie, Alana, Thomas, Bailey. This was for supporting Reception with lunchtimes.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 10th December 2021

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6.

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Rec: Joshua – for consistently performing his Wriggly Nativity lines and always remembering song words.

Year 1: Elliot – joining in and contributing well.

Year 2: Brandon – exceptional effort with writing.

Year 3: Fawaz – excellent work and high level of research about fossils.

Year 4: Charlie – independent work on his Christmas stocking.

Year 5: Lois – wrote an amazing legend and diary entry.

Year 6: Penny – super role model and sports leader.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Rec: Mia and Elsie – for fabulous retelling of The Gingerbread Man Story

Year 1: Isabel – Always completes non-negotiables and produced an amazing Christmas card design.

Jaxon – wrote a whole Christmas story at home.

Year 2: Owen – for poetry.

Malaika – for handwriting

Year 3: Zohaib - Amazing research about a country and extra

home learning.

Year 4: Dexter for writing 2 riddles and exceptional non-negotiables.

Year 5: William – exceptional level of spelling practice.

Year 6: Josh – exceptional persuasive writing.

 

Perfectly Presented learning

 

Izzy- Y3 has shown a high level of perfectly presented work and received her pen license.

Lunch Cup Winners

Year 1

Year 4

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 97.4

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.

 

French star of the week

This was awarded to Teddy T in Year 1 for listening well and remembering that sweets are “les bonbons” in French.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Myah – Y4

Swimming Level 6 - 8 lengths using a combination of strokes.

Gymnastics – Level 3 Gold Award

Amelia – Y3

For achieving level 7 and swimming and impressive 400m

Charlie Th. – Y6

Achieved bronze Level 2 Rookie Lifeguard

Evie-Grace – Y4

For achieving gymnastic Level 8 and swimming an impressive 600m

Elsie – Rec.

Gained level 1 swimming certificate

AMP - Rec.

Gained level 1 swimming certificate

Annie – Y3

For doing her Brownie promise

 

Celebration Assembly - Thursday 2nd December 2021

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. A reminder that school is closed tomorrow and reopens on Monday 6th December, we hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Arthur for writing sentences, practising phonics and reading.

Year 1: Isabella for great progress in her writing and showing writing stamina.

Year 2:  Scout for showing determination in her Maths.

Year 3:  Milani for increased confidence in answering questions.

Year 4: Jethro with his use of vocabulary and adjectives in his writing.

Year 5: Bailey for showing determination to improve her spelling and meet her English targets.

Year 6: Josh for always having an excellent attitude to learning and always responding to feedback.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Nina for showing perseverance and making huge progress with her writing.

Year 1: Millie for completing her home learning to a high standard and writing an excellent recount.

Year 2: Nasara completes all his non negotiables every week.

Year 3: Lincoln for completing his home learning and completing lots of extra learning, as well as an improvement in the amount he reads at home.

Year 4: Evie Grace for working really hard on all her non negotiables in her home learning. 

Year 5: Lois for working hard to improve her school in Maths marathon.

Year 6: Zara for completing all non-negotiables and being particularly engaged with reading.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

A lunch cup was awarded to Year 5 for excellent behaviour and lining up really sensibly. The other lunch cup was awarded to Year 2 for sharing well and playing well together.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 97.3%.  

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 2 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. Year 2 are clearly having a very good week indeed!

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to William in Year 5 for his engagement in lessons and excellent written work on family.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Elana who had won gold in the 100m backstroke competition.      

 

Lacey who achieved her Level 6 swimming badge and has swum 200 metres.

 

Florance who achieved her Level 7 in gymnastics and told us about her vaulting skills.

 

Bailey F who completed his 11th junior parkrun and will receive his half marathon wristband this weekend.  

 

 

100% attendance for November

 

Children who have had 100% attendance for November were given stickers in assembly for this. This month we had 124 children who received a sticker. As always, we would like this to be higher! Whilst we appreciate that absence for illness is unavoidable, we would remind you to please not take children out for days out/holidays in term time as this is starting to have an impact on our attendance levels.

 

School Council

 

The new school council have been voted in and were congratulated in assembly. Well Done to Charlie Th, Charlie Ta, Lois, Bella, Dexter, Olivia, Florance, Lincoln, Grace B and Ewan.

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 26th November 2021

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. 

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Connie for showing PRIDE learning and being and excellent role model. 

Year 1: Roman for making some excellent contributions to discussions and super effort in all his learning.

Year 2:  Marnie for showing great determination with her Maths and effort with her number bonds.

Year 3: Ella for an improved focus and understanding in Maths.  

Year 4: Dexter who has been really kind to his peers and showed lots of effort in his learning.

Year 5: Amali for excellent effort in all aspects of her learning and for huge improvements in her spoken English.

Year 6: Lilia for engaging really well with her Art learning and for using watercolours really effectively.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception:  MD and Archie for using phonics to write sentences. 

Year 1: Inaaya for incredible effort with her home learning.

Year 2: Isla for continuing her learning at home linked to the learning in school, when she wasn’t able to be at school.

Year 3: Izzy for always completing her home learning to an incredibly high standard.

Year 4: Joshua for excellent effort in his home learning and completing it to a high standard.

Year 5: Kacey for an excellent comic strip which was perfectly presented.

Year 6: Leah for completing her Art and Geography to a really high standard.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

The lunch cup was awarded to Year 5 who have been spotted walking in really sensibly and quietly from the playground. It was also awarded Year 2 for their excellent behaviour in the dining room.

 

Attendance

 

Year One had the highest attendance this week with 95.7%.  

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 5 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.  This is their second week Year 5 have won this award so they are setting the standard for others!

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Izzy in Year 3 for modelling the oral work to show the class what they needed to do. The children learnt both to ask and answer “Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?”

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Summer (Year 5) who has shown Enjoyment and Pride and won Gymnast of the week.

 

Katie (Year 6) for her first dive off the 1m board and jumping off a 3m board. We discussed in assembly whether the teachers would be able to do this and decided we were unsure!

 

Sporting Achievements

 

The Year 1 children who took part in the KS1 Balance Festival received certificates. They took part in various activities requiring balance, these included speed jump, chest push, javelin, standing long jump, agility run & stork balance. The aim was to beat their own personal scores or times at each activity.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 19th November 2021

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. It was lovely to see children and staff in non uniform and pyjamas supporting Children In Need.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Jaxon for showing such an excellent attitude to learning and for amazing writing.

Year 2:  Ilaria for showing thoughtfulness and kindness in all her comments in PSHE.

Year 3:  Lacey for always showing the PRIDE learning behaviours and always giving her absolute best.

Year 4: Noah for focusing really well in all lessons and putting in lots of effort.

Year 5: Edward for using his handwriting joins in his writing.

Year 6: Charlie S for always challenging himself in Maths.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Jase for completing all his non negotiables and making a tally chart independently.

Year 2: Balveer for making a wonderful plague doctor mask linked to History learning.

Year 3: Brian for completing some extra Maths learning at home.

Year 4: Dexter who always completes his home learning to a high standard.

Year 5: Lacey for phenomenal practice of her spellings at home.

Year 6: Katie for her extra learning linked to her Art learning and for always putting in lots of effort.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 4 for greatly improved playtimes and playing well in small groups.

 

Year 1 for sensible play on the playground and using the equipment responsibly.

 

Attendance

 

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 98.3%. A great week for Year 4!

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Nursery were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Oliver in Year 6 for making and playing with a chatterbox in French. He used colours, numbers and adjectives in 2nd person, such as “Tu est beau/belle”

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Elana (Year 5) for her participation and success in a Stevenage club swimming competition. She has passed her Level 7 swimming and is now on white hats.

 

Edward (Year 5) for receiving Man of the Match at football and receiving his yellow belt for Martial arts.

 

Alma (Year 1) received her white belt and green tag in jujitsu. She told us that she used her PRIDE learning behaviours.

 

Sporting achievements

 

Jaydon and Charlie S shared a match report from a match against Fairlands. Man of the match was Louie. The score was 4-0 against Fairlands.

 

Year 5 children who took part in the dodgeball competition also received certificates for their participation.

 

Year 3 and Year 4 children who took part in a Boccia event received certificates for their participation.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 12th November 2021

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. 

 

In the assembly for Years 1-3, the Year 3 shared their remembrance song which they have been practising with Mrs. Cornish. This linked to our special Armistice Day assembly yesterday. Year 3 have had a particularly successful week as you will find out from reading below!

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Coby for always participating well on the carpet and being and excellent role model.

Year 1: Henry for excellent effort in writing and moving up

Year 2:  Tommy for showing his PRIDE learning behaviours in English lessons.

Year 3:  James for excellence in sewing and showing our PRIDE learning behaviour, independence.

Year 4: Joe for enthusiasm in English and trying very hard with his writing.

Year 5: Bella for her great attitude to her learning and her positivity towards a green for growth comment.

Year 6: Thomas for making excellent progress in his writing, improving his stamina and for excellent vocabulary choices.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Peyton for completing all of her non negiotables and putting in lots of effort.

Year 2: Georgia for completing all her home learning even when she was unwell and unable to come to school. Her home learning was of a very high standard.

Year 3: Annie for completing all of her non negiotables at home and also writing a review of a book.

Year 4: Myah for excellent non negotiables and challenging herself with Maths.

Year 5: M for thorough home learning with all non negotiables completed.

Year 6: Candalyn for always completing her non negotiables to a high standard.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 5 for playing nicely together and walking in and out of the dining room sensibly.

 

Year 3 for being very helpful and supporting Mrs. Murrill with keeping the playground tidy.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 99%. This is an improvement from last week and so we hope it continues!

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 3 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom.  This class are impressing us all with their tidiness, we wonder if their parents see this at home?!

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Luke in Year 4 for his excellent learning about opinions on sport. He told us that his favourite sports are cricket and football.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Elsie (Reception) for completing her Stage One swimming and moving up to Stage Two. 

 

Bailey (Year 5) for swimming 800 metres, which she told us took 30 minutes.

 

Amelia (Year 5) for being Person of the Match at football.

 

Kuzey (Year 3) for achieving his 10m swimming badge.

 

DT Project – Healthy Lunchbox competition

 

Winners were Bailey (Year 5), Amelie (Year 2), Arthur (Reception) and Lena (Year 4) for their healthy lunchbox creations. Thank you to all children who took part.

 

Katy and Penny shared a match report from the match played by the girls against Fairlands. The player of the match was Lilia who showed the PRIDE values. Despite the girls not winning the match, Katy and Penny said they worked brilliantly as a team.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 5th November 2021

 

We had our two Celebration Assemblies in the afternoon today, as we had a visit from our Hertfordshire Improvement Partner this morning who was in school looking at reading across our school.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Olivia for excellent contributions in Maths and for using fantastic Maths vocabulary.

Year 1: Cara for exceptional behaviour at all times.

Year 2:  Bailey for writing an excellent calligram.

Year 3:  Leo for being more independent in his writing and using the word “ambushed” in his writing.

Year 4: Leo for showing lots of enthusiasm in English and Maths, as well as super behaviour.

Year 5: Liam for always putting in 100% effort in everything he does.  

Year 6: Harry who has been using books in the library to inspire his learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Caiden for making patterns and practising writing his numbers over half term.  

Year 1: Gabby for an excellent recount of her half term holidays.

Year 2: Sophia for great research on Coch Castle.

Year 3: Kuzey for reading lots and lots over half term.

Year 4: Toby for showing step by step instructions for how he completed his diva lamp

Year 5: Bailey who has amazed Mrs. Jordan with the home learning she has completed over half term.

Year 6: Sienna for continuing her learning at home so well.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 6 for playing well together and being sensitive to each others needs.

Year 2 for improved friendships and playing nicely with each other.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 96.7%. Attendance has been lower overall this week, but we hope it will improve next week.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year One were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Candalyn in Year 6 for impressive writing in French.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Edward (Year 5) – showing our PRIDE learning behaviours in football and winning Man of the Match.

Finley (Year 2) – for scoring two goals for Walkern FC and being Person of the Match.

Giselle (Reception) – Stage One Learn to Swim certificate

Grace B (Year 2) – Gymnast of the week for great circles on the bars.

Willow (Year 3) – Boxer of the Week from her boxing club.

Ilaria (Year 2) – Stage 3 swimming certificate and she now moves onto Stage 4.

 

Match Report

Charlie S and Charlie T shared a match report from a football match where they won 5-0. The match was played against Bedwell and the team were commended for their positive attitude.

 

“What books mean to me” competition.

The following children received certificates for participation in this competition: Alanna, Layla, Harry, Hannah, Bailey F, Millie, Annie, Tilly, Kuzey, Ilaria, Sophia, Fawaz, Ella.

 

Overall winners were Layla, Alanna, Annie and Fawaz who received a gift voucher to buy books of their choice.

Celebration Assembly - Friday 22nd October

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. 

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Reception: Arthur for sharing plenty of knowledge about farms during our Grow to eat, eat to grow week.

 Year 1: Charlotte for working hard with her writing and showing excellent behaviour at all times.

Year 2:  Harry for showing great enthusiasm in DT.

Year 3:  Benson for his excellent independent learning in English.

Year 4: Poppy for her enthusiasm and reading

Year 5: Louis for being a role model and showing all the Trotts Hill PRIDE learning behaviours throughout his time at school.

Year 6: Candalyn for taking pride in her learning, being polite and a supportive friend.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception: Joshua for his patterns and reading this week. Joshua also made fruit and vegetables from lego which was very impressive!

Year 1: Leo for always completing his non-negotiables and writing a recipe for honey cake.

Year 2: W.R for a fantastic fact file on Koalas as well as completing his learning on islands.

Year 3: Gabriel for always completing his home learning to a high standard and completing additional learning at home.

Year 4: Sophie for a fantastic front cover of her non-chronological report.

Year 5: J.A for his fantastic commitment to his home learning.

Year 6: Charlie Ta for completing all of his home learning to a high standard

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

KS1: Reception for good behaviour and returning nicely to the classroom.

KS2: Year 6 for trying hard to play well together.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 97%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 5  were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. The cleaners gave Henry a hat for Halloween!

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Poppy in Year 4. for pleasing progress with numbers

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Lily Y6 got 97% distinction for her modern dance exam and 73% high merit for her ballet exam dancing with a broken toe.

Elana Y5 has joined Stevenage swimming club and is showing great determination swimming 5 times a week.

Willow Y3 passed her level 4 swimming.

Florance Y3 achieved gymnast of the week and has also passed her ballet and tap exams.

Tommy Y2 showed great determination and ran laps of his garden as he wasn’t able to be part of the fun run. He received his medal in assembly.

Well done to Gabriel, Karolina and Amali who attended a singing day with Herts Music Service and were praised for their exceptional behaviour.

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 15th October

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. 

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1: Tihomir excellent attitude to learning and working really hard on his spellings

Year 2:  Finley showing great determination in his story writing.

Year 3:  Florence trying really hard in maths and showing great progress in adding and subtracting numbers

Year 4: Ethan non chronological report about sharks 

Year 5: Laila showing the PRIDE values in every lesson, showing really strong determination.  

Year 6: Penny always has a positive attitude to learning, helping another student in reading boosters.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: T.V. worked so hard on his maths challenge at home.

Year 2: Nasara for a great recount of a book he has read.

Year 3: Lacey non negotiables and wrote sentences and drew pictures about her wellbeing bingo

Year 4: Luke non negotiables completed to a high standard and also gave a wellbeing bingo description

Year 5: Scarlett practising times tables and celebrating her maths achievements.

Year 6: Lily for completing an extra task in her home learning - facts about Halloween.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 1 for great behaviour in the dining room

Year 5 for consistently walking nicely when coming in from lunch.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 99.3%

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Reception were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

 

Luke Y4 – ran a half marathon and got a new personal best.

Charlie S. Y6 - achieving place at the centre of excellence for LTFC.

Abhi Y4 – moving stage 3 to stage 4 in swimming.

Layla Y4 - scored 2 goals and player of the match in football.

Bailey Y5 – Swimming certificate stage 6, moving onto 7. Dancing medal. 

Sophie Y4- dancing modern and gymnastics 3rd place

Amelia – 2 Player of the match voted by parents and managers

Laila Y2 – 3rd in 84/100 for her solo ballet dancing

Millie Y1 - passed her tap dance and ballet exam.

Annie Y1 – passed her tap dance exam.

Y3 Kuzey -had a poem published in a poetry book.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Hunter in Year One for great engagement and enjoyment in his French lessons.

Celebration Assembly Friday 8th October 

 

 

Today the hall was filled with bright happy colours for Hello Yellow. The House Captains shared how important it is to be mentally healthy. We all have unique talents and we spoke about being proud of the person that we are. They also shared that is important to let someone know if you are feeling sad. We all have trusted adults we can turn to. Year 4 made us all smile with a song they have been learning in Music. The following achievements were celebrated:

Star of the week.

Reception: Caiden for always making excellent choices with his learning and behaviour and for showing enjoyment

Year 1: D.C for his amazing reading and excellent behaviour choices.

Year 2:  Laila for being a superstar in maths and showing great determination in her learning.

Year 3:  Reggie for his fantastic participation in lessons

Year 4: Luke for trying really hard in all of his learning

Year 5: Erin for her increased confidence and enjoyment in maths.

Year 6: Ollie for being a really positive role model.

 

Home learning hero

Reception: Elsie for some really creative phonics and maths learning at home.

Year 1: Hunter for practising his cursive handwriting.

Year 2: Bailey for his extending his learning about Sukkot in RE and building a sukkah out of Lego.

Year 3: Zohaib for completing extra home learning writing about his favourite footballer.

Year 4: Abhi for giving himself an extra challenge on top of all his other home learning.

Year 5: Zoe for her practise with her times tables and fantastic sentences when practising her spellings.

Year 6: Jaydon for his detailed writing about people who inspire him

 

Lunchtime cup:

Reception  for excellent behaviour, listening well and tidying up nicely when asked to.

Year 5 for good behaviour and caring about classmates.

Attendance:  Year 2 99%

Tidiest classroom: Year 3

French star of the week:   Lacey Y3 for her excellent speaking and writing.

Outside achievements

Leo Y1 achieved his stage 1 swimming award.

Toby Y4 took part in his first rugby festival and scored 4 tries.

Charlie T Y6 achieved his rookie lifeguard bronze

Amelia, Amalie, Millie, Layala, Lacey, Scarlett, William, P.M, Jack, Jake, and Liam Y5 took part in a cross country festival  showing fantastic sportsmanship.

 

Celebration Assembly - Friday 1st October

 

This morning we had two Celebration Assemblies, one for children in Years 1-3 and another for children in Years 4-6. 

 

Attendance

 

Highest Attendance for the week: Year 4 99%. We also awarded 100% stickers to 140 children who have been in school everyday in September. We have set a target to have at least 160 children receiving a certificate at the end of October!

 

Stars of the Week

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception: Sienna for showing enthusiasm towards her learning.

Year 1: Archie for always doing the right thing and for his amazing contributions to dance.

Year 2:  Samiya for settling so well into Year 2 and trying hard with all her learning.

Year 3:  Haniya for settling well into Year 3 and her fantastic contributions to lessons.

Year 4: Ollie for his enthusiasm in all of his learning.

Year 5: Alanna for her determination across all subjects.

Year 6: Poppy for showing great independence in her learning.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes

 

Year 1: Sanaa for writing lovely sentences about her trip to Wales.

Year 2: Grace B for her fantastic recount about her Daddy’s birthday.

Year 3: Fawaz for his excellent map drawing skills when decorating his home learning book.

Year 4: Lena for going above and beyond expectations when creating the flags.

Year 5: Alanna for going above and beyond to increase her pace with times tables and her harvest creation.

Year 6: Neve for showing lots of evidence of her non-negotiables this week.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Sophia in Year 6 for always greeting Mrs Cornish in French using the past and present phrases of the fortnight.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Year 3 for lining up for dinner quickly and for showing good friendships when playing football.

Year 4 for lining up well and improved behaviour.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements: 

 

Finley in Year 2 was given footballer of the week for his outstanding game of football.

Jase in Year 1 achieved his yellow belt in karate.

Olivia in Year 4 has achieved her 25 metres at swimming.

Thomas in Year 6 was given man of the match at football for his 3 assists and 1 goal.

Oliver in Year 6 competed in a swimming gala and won 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 2 were recognised for having the tidiest classroom by the cleaning team. 

Friday 24th September 2021

 

Celebration Assembly

 

Today the following achievements were celebrated in assembly

 

Outside Achievements

 

Finn in Year 4 completed his first 2k park run, completing it in 9 minutes, 7 seconds

Tynan in Year 6 completed his reading challenge over the Summer holidays

Coby in Reception received his Level One swimming

Alma in Year 1 won Star of the Week at Stage School

Charlie in Year 1 for completing a bike ride without stabilisers and managing to start and stop by himself

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

Alma (Year 1) – completing all non negotiables and doing extra homework

Marnie (Year 2) – great research on tigers

Kuzey (Year 3) – great work on times tables and a super piece of writing

Olivia (Year 4) completing all non negotiables to a high standard

Thomas (Year 6) – completing all non negotiables and practising times tables

 

Star of the Week

 

Bruce (Reception) for listening really well at tidy up time

Teddy G (Year 1) – making really good progress with his reading

Grace L – (Year 2) – showing kindness all week to a new child in the class

Karolina (Year 3) – for an excellent learning attitude

Grace (Year 4) – building in confidence especially in Maths

Holly (Year 5)

Summer (Year 6) – working incredibly hard in interventions and in class

 

French Star of the Week:

 

Alma (Year 1)

 

Lunchtime cup

 

Y6 – improved behaviour and listening to guidance at lunchtime

Y1  - great sharing and playing together

 

Attendance cup

Y3 – 99.3%

 

Henry Hoover award

 

This is a new award for the tidiest classroom, recognising the class that have made an effort to keep their classroom tidy following our school rule “Be Responsible” . The cleaning team at school will choose a class each week and this week the award goes to Year 4.

 

Creative Crew

 

Lincoln and Sofia (Year 6)

Bailey and Hannah (Year 5)

Joe and Joshua (Year 4)

Fawaz and Willow (Year 3)

Marnie and Maliaka (Year 2)

 

Reading Champions

 

The following children received their badges for being reading champions. These children will be launching a project in school called “What do books mean to me?”

Aairah – Year 1

Isabella – Year 1

Teddy G  -Year 1

W – Year 2

Nasara – Year 2

Scout – Year 2

Jerome – Year 3

Izzy – Year 3

Jake A – Year 3

Myah  -Year 4

Ardante – Year 4

Aymen – Year 4

Ollie – Year 6

Joe – Year 6

Sienna – Year 6

Year 5 reading champions and Digital Leaders will be announced next week.

 

 

Celebration Assembly 17th September 2021

 

Star of the week

Reception: Noah for super learning

Year 1: Teddy T for his amazing attitude to learning.

Year 2: Scout for always being really helpful and looking out for others.

Year 3: B.F for his positive attitude to learning.

Year 4: Abhi  for a positive “can do” attitude and being conscientious

Year 5: Jack showing enjoyment in his learning and up levelling his vocabulary in English

Year 6: Joe for contributions in lessons and for stunning outcomes and presentation

 

Home learning hero

Year 1: Millie for completing her non-negotiables and also writing about her weekend.

Year 2: Laila for completing all of her non-negotiables and creating a fantastic drawing.

Year 3: Tilly for all of her non-negotiables and fantastic research on the stone age.

Year 4: Evie- Grace for a fantastic collage on her home learning book

Year 5: Kacey going the extra mile with home learning

Year 6: Charlie Th for excellent science home learning and evidence of non negotiables

 

Lunchtime Cup

The two winning classes received  our new Lunchtime cup to keep in their classroom and a sticker each

 Year 3 for caring behaviour and kindness to each other.

Year 5: for lining up well and excellent behaviour

 

Attendance Award

Nursery class had the highest attendance with 98.5%. They were happy to receive the new cup and a sticker each

 

French Star of the Week: Hannah (Y4) Great listening skills when working on the French alphabet

Outside achievements

Georgia (Y1) was gymnast of the week for her strength and stretch work.

Owen (Y1) played in his first football match and achieved his first half marathon at park run.

Hunter (Y1) was given player of the match at football.

P raised a staggering £985 for starlight charity and donated 20cm of hair to the Princess Trust. Well done!

Summer Reading challenge

Bailey Y2

Millie Y1

Owen Y2

Annie  Y3

Sophie Y4

Friday 10th September 2021

 

Celebration assembly 10th September 2021

It was wonderful to have two face to face assemblies today celebrating our outside achievements. What a fantastic full first week back at Trotts Hill. We are so proud of the children and how they have returned to school. The following achievements were celebrated:

Star of the week:

Reception Oliver for super learning

Y1: Sanaa for becoming more independent with her learning.

Y2: Aaruhi for showing all of the PRIDE learning behaviours at all times.

Y3: Jake A for settling well into Year 3 and his fantastic participation in English.

Y4: S for effort in Maths and English and showing independence

Y5: K for joining in well in PE and swimming

Y6- Tynan for a positive start and working especially hard in English.

 

Lunch time cup: Year 2 for sharing the equipment and playing nicely together.

Attendance: Year 2 100%

French Star of the week- Layla (Y4) for excellent positive and negative sentences.

Outside achievements:

Joshua (Y6) achieved Stage 10 swimming and swam 1 mile in 35 minutes! Fantastic achievement!

Charlie Th (Y6) swam 5K for Garden City Hospice and was cheered on by Mr Sapsed who supported the event

Bailey (Y5) achieved a distinction in her Grade 1 tap exam!

Elana (Y5) Achieved Stage 7 swimming and has started horse riding

Evie (Y4) swam 1 mile raising money for Garden City Hospice and was cheered on by Mr Sapsed who supported the event

Dexter (Y4) climbed Scafell Pike in the Lake District and said the view from the summit was beautiful. He wants to clime Snowdon in Wales as his next challenge!

 Lacey (Y3) achieved her 100m at swimming.

Karolina (Y3) achieved her stage 2 at swimming.

Tilly (Y3) has achieved her stage 4 at swimming.

Willow (Y3) has taken on a new challenge and is learning boxing.

Annie (Y3) has achieved her Gold award at Rainbows.

Laila (Y2) shone at the Stevenage dance festival and has also passed her exams with fantastic grades.

 

 

 

Friday 2nd July

This morning we held our virtual Celebration Assembly. The following achievements were celebrated.  We have had lots of praise for our well- behaved and well- mannered children this week. Including from the Year 2 and Year 5 trip and from the violin teacher who was extremely complimentary about Year 4.

 

Highest Attendance for the week: Year 1  99%

Attendance of the month- Year 2 and Year 4 97%

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Reception – Charlie for his enthusiasm about the topic on animals.

Year 2 –  Gabriel for his thoughtful comments and being helpful on the trip to the zoo.

Year 3 – Lena for completing a bee survey both in school and at home.

Year 4 – Erin for her excellent progress in her writing

Year 5 – Brighton for his science learning drawing a well presented graph a detailed conclusion.

Year 6 – Imogen for showing lots of resilience and enjoyment in her learning.

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes.

Reception – Layla for writing a book and sharing it with the class.

Year 1  All of Year 1 are home learning heroes for their fantastic mod rock creations for their dinosaur topic, please see attached photographs.

Year 2 – Lacey for creating a 3D beach as extra home learning.

Year 3 – Luke for including lots of detail in his water safety poster

Year 4 – Jake and Millie for creating an excellent sargophagus.

Year 5 – Josh for his excellent extension of his non-negotiables.

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners:

 

KS1: Reception for good manners in the dinning room.

KS2: Year 3 for sharing and being aware of others feelings.

Out of school achievements:

 Leo Y2 for building and creating a Jurassic world out of lego and showing determination to learn to ride his new bike.

Friday 25th June

 

This morning we held our virtual Celebration Assembly. The following achievements were celebrated. The children were wished a happy and safe half term and encouraged to read regularly over the break.

 

Highest Attendance for the week: Year 2 98.3%

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Reception – Leon for trying really hard with his handwriting.

Year 1 – S.F for perseverance when writing her story map

Year 2 – Fawaz was showing determination in all of his reading this week.

Year 3 – R.D for her outstanding writing in history.

Year 4 – P.N for having a great knowledge of his English targets and working hard to achieve them.

Year 5 – Penny for her resilience and excellent learning outcomes.

Year 6 – Finley for his maturity in SRE lessons.

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes.

Reception – H.M for practising his songs for Arts week at home.

Year 1 – Owen and W.R for their fantastic maths work.

Year 2 – Jake A. for a great recount of his observations of his caterpillars.

Year 3 – Leo for using IT to explain how music makes him feel.

Year 4 – A.G-S for her excellent effort with her times tables and continuing to read.

Year 5 – Candalyn for her excellent presentation in all her home learning.

Year 6 – Arianna has made a fantastic tour guide linked to history topic.

French star of the week: Sophie Y3

 

Lunch Cup Winners:

KS1: Year 1 for improved playing outside.

KS2: Year 5 for general all round improvement at lunch time.

Out of school achievements:

Ilaria Y1 achieved level 9 and 10 in gymnastics.

Amelia has passed her level 6 in swimming and also received a trophy in football.

Lincoln Y5 is raising money for cancer research completing a collective sporting challenge travelling the distance from Stevenage to Florida  by walking, running, cycling. He is approaching the challenge with great enthusiasm.

Kuzey Y2 entered a creative writing competition like many of our children in the spring term. Out of 2500 story entries Kuzey was chosen as 1 of 10 winners. Kuzey has received a creative writing goody bag. Well done Kuzey!  

Friday 18th June

 

This morning Mrs. Magdeburg led her first virtual Celebration Assembly. The children in Year 4 said she scored at least 9/10 for it!

 

Highest Attendance for the week: Year 3 98.4%

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

Reception – Isabella for her amazing reading.

Year 1 – Georgia for working hard on her presentation in English.

Year 2 – Jake A. for writing a beautiful story and taking care with his handwriting and presentation.

Year 3 – Connor for showing lots of enthusiasm in all of his learning.

Year 4 – S.F for growing in confidence and independent learning in Maths.

Year 5 – Charlie T. for his improved focus in maths and making great progress.

Year 6 – Indiana for completing all of learning to a high standard including responding to her marking.

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes.

Year 1 – Eliza has written a wonderful recount of a fairy tale.

Year 2 – Kuzey has built his own bug hotel and explained how it was made.

Year 3 – Noah has been finding fractions at home.

Year 4 – M.R. for reading lots at home.

Year 5 – Candalyn for completing all of her non-negotiables well.

Year 6 – Poppy has impressed with her Maths this week.

 

French star of the week: Karolina Year 2 for great enthusiasm and always greeting Mrs Cornish with French phrases.

 

Lunch Cup Winners:

KS1: Year 2 for playing nicely and lining up well.

KS2: Year 6 for being considerate of others and being kind.

 

Eco warriors have taken part in a challenge and have received their Green Blue Peter badge.

 

Out of school achievements:

Teddy T. has helped out at home and built some flat pack furniture.

Summer Y4, has received certificates in gymnastics and has progressed to the next level.

Florance Y2, has completing levels 8,9 and 10 in gymnastics.

Friday 11th June 

 

Well done to all of our children for a fantastic week back at school and to all of the children whose achievements were celebrated today

 

Star of the week:

Reception: Aairah for a fantastic first week.

Year 1: Ruby for her fantastic independent writing linked to her Fairy Tale day.

Year 2: Annie for her determination with her reading and spellings.

Year 3: Evie-Grace for showing all her PRIDE behaviours and contributing to lessons.

Year 4: A.G-S for her great investigation into the Egyptians

Year 5: Zarlish for showing fantastic progress in maths and completing some independent writing in science.

Year 6:  Hayden for always showing kindness to others and being a great role model to others.

 

Home learning Hero:

Reception: Gabriela for practising her handwriting and maths.

Year 1: A.S. for all her extra work over the half term holiday.

Year 2:  Ella for fantastic efforts with her reading over half term.

Year 3: Abhi for his fantastic recount of his half term and writing about what he has read over the holidays.

Year 6: Eleah for completing extra home learning over the holidays.

 

French Star of the week:  Katie Y5 for her brilliant learning on writing her own song.

Attendance:

Year 3 100%

 

Lunch time cup:

KS1: Y1 for continued good behaviour and always playing nicely together.

KS2: Y4 for sharing games and lining up well at the end of lunchtimes.             

 

Outside achievements:

Laila Y1 came second in her singing and dancing competition.

Georgia Y1 for achieving level 9 and 10 in her gymnastics and trying so hard.

Layla Y4 has donated her hair to the Princess Trust to make wigs. Well done Layla

Friday 28th May

This morning we held our virtual Celebration Assembly. The following achievements were celebrated. The children were wished a happy and safe half term and encouraged to read regularly over the break.

 

Highest Attendance for the week: Year 1 100%

Highest Attendance for the month: Year 1 99.2%

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Reception – Millie for independent sentence writing

Year 1 – Bailey for writing a lovely poem about the colour red

Year 2 – Ruben for growing in confidence and putting his hand up to share his learning

Year 3 – Jethro for being a great team player and a super runner in Athletics club 

Year 4 – William for his improved understanding and knowledge in Maths 

Year 5 – Harry for paying close attention to basic skills and checking his learning against his targets

Year 6 – Ariana for her impressive cooking skills when using a heat source

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes.

 

Year 1 – Brandon for completing lots of learning on capacity and spelling

Year 2 – Izzy and Willow for completing an excellent book review and completing all non negiotables

Year 3 – Thomas for a great recount of Roman Day

Year 4 – Aayat for a super presentation on space

Year 5 –  Jaydon for exceptional vocabulary gathering

Year 6 – Beau and Will for an excellent presentation on a South American country

 

Out of school achievements:

 

Owen for excellence at football and being Man of the Match.

Jessica  for being gymnast of the week.

Laila for passing her Stage 2 and Stage 3 swimming.

Toby for passing his Stage 3 swimming and moving onto Stage 4

Louie F for being man of the match and demonstrating continuous running.

Hannah for receiving her green Blue Peter badge for completing three environmental pledges

Charlie S for being kind and compassionate to his brother who has broken his collarbone.

Charlie T for completing his Green Cross Code in Scouts and being Man of the Match at football.

 

Lunch Cup Winners: Reception received this for beautiful walking in the dining room and Year 5 received it for Key Stage Two for playing much better generally together.

 

French star of the week: This was awarded to Annie in Year 2.

Friday 21st May

 

This morning we held our virtual Celebration Assembly. The following achievements were celebrated. 

 

Highest Attendance for the week: Year 1 99.3%

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1 – Tommy for excellent listening in cricket and great participation chosen by Mr. Webb

Year 2 – Izzy for great effort in all lessons

Year 3 – Toby for making good choices during learning time

Year 4 – Millie for showing all the PRIDE learning behaviours all the time

Year 5 – Poppy for fantastic effort in booster, showing determination and commitment

Year 6 – Beau for being helpful first thing in the morning

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes.

 

Year 1 – Aaruhi for going the extra mile in her learning

Year 2 - Akira for writing a great description and going back over previous home learning and Jake D for a fantastic collage of a panda and writing a story about a panda

Year 3 - Patrick for going back over previous home learning and for some excellent writing about the Quran and the Bible

Year 4 – Louie I  for effort with multiplication tables leading to great outcomes

Year 5 – Neve for effort in home learning

Year 6 – Edward for excellent progress in home learning

 

Out of school achievements:

 

Ilaria in Year 1 moved up a swimming group, she is now swimming in a group with older children. She has also been very helpful at home.

Izzy  in Year 2 for swimming 50 metres, double the length that children are expected to be able to swim by the end of primary school!

 

Lunch Cup Winners:

 

Year Two won this for improved behaviour and Year Three for lining up sensibly and playing very well. 

 

French star of the week:

 

Sophie in Year 3 for writing her opinions about sport in French this week.  

                                                                                                               Friday 14th May                                                                    

Well done to all of our children and to the children whose achievements were celebrated today

 

Star of the week:

Reception: Harry for looking after the class snails really well.

Year 1: Sophia for her wonderful writing and beautiful presentation.

Year 2: James his fantastic independent learning in DT when sewing.

Year 3: Joe for his excellent contributions in maths.

Year 4: Layla for her excellent work and progress with her writing.

Year 5: Charlie S. for super learning and showing great compassion to others.

Year 6:  Bailey for showing PRIDE learning behaviours in his maths.

 

Home learning Hero:

Reception: Isabella for practising her singing at home.

Year 1: W.R and Owen for their wonderful work on nouns.

Year 2:  Reggie for his perseverance and determination when learning to tie his own shoelaces as well as completing his non-negotiables.

Year 3: Leo for his detailed venn diagram.

Year 4: Kacey for continuing to practise his times tables even when he has got them all correct.

Year 5: Sophia and Brighton extra practise with their times tables.

Year 6: Aroosa for ensuring that she has caught up with missed learning as well as completing all of the other tasks set.

 

French Star of the week:  Jaydon and Harry and M.H and Penny Y5 for creating fantastic dialogues and performing them in front of the class.

 

Lunch time cup:

KS1: Reception for playing nicely together.

KS2: Year 4 for being respectful and playing nicely with the new equipment.      

 

Outside achievements:

Finley Y1 awarded player of the week for listening carefully to his coach.

Michael Y2 gained his stage 2 badge at swimming.

Alma YR has been awarded a trophy in Karate.

Karolina Y2 has had her writing selected to be published in a book.

Hannah Y4 has had a design in the top 30 runners up of a competition on Blue Peter. She designed a character for a computer game.

 Friday 7th May 2021

 

 

Well done to all of our children for a fantastic week back at school and to all of the children whose achievements were celebrated today

 

Star of the week:

Reception: D.C for making a great effort with his handwriting.

Year 1: Eliza for her recount of Ramadan and making fantastic contributions to RE lessons.

Year 2: Jake D for a great effort in DT with his sewing.

Year 3: Patrick for showing enthusiasm and always contributing to lessons across the curriculum.

Year 4: Holly always being an excellent role model in class.

Year 5: Katie for her excellent use of descriptive phrases in her writing.

Year 6:  Thomas for being kind and showing empathy to others.

 

Home learning Hero:

Reception: Millie for building her own wormery.

Year 1:  Laila and Grace B for their fantastic recounts on how to make a jam sandwich as well as completing extra phonic and spelling activities.

Year 2:  Florance and Annie for building a wormery to link to our learning of habitats in Science.

Year 3: Layla and Abhi for excellent home learning on perimeter and always completing non-negotiables to a high standard.

Year 4: Zoe for being the first person to complete the vocabulary bingo challenge.

Year 5: Sienna for completing all of her non-negotiables and extending her writing.

Year 6: Farhan making sure his reading record is signed daily and completing so fantastic learning on pie charts.

 

French Star of the week:  A. G-S for her excellent work and opinions when talking about school subjects.

Attendance:

Year 1 98.7%

 

Lunch time cup:

KS1: Year 1 for walking to and from play sensibly.

KS2: Year 6 for playing well together, showing lots of kindness.                          

 

Outside achievements:

Owen Y1 has been helping at home and showing great responsibility with the demolition work in the garden.

Abhi Y3 for showing determination when climbing Helvellyn Mountain in the Lake District.

Friday 30th April

 

This morning we held our virtual Celebration Assembly. After some initial technical problems, which Mrs. Masterson expertly resolved for us, the following achievements were celebrated.

 

Highest Attendance for the week: Year 1 and Year 2 99.7%

Highest Attendance for the month: Year 2 99.9%

 

Congratulations to the following children for receiving the 'Star of the Week' rosette:

 

Year 1 – Amelie for being able to identify the pulse in music

Year 2 – Akira for excellent skills in Geography

Year 3 – Luke for writing an excellent non chronological report

Year 4 – Jack for his excellent participation in booster classes

Year 5 – Thomas for writing an excellent mystery and suspense story

Year 6 – Anya for contributing more in Maths lessons

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes.

 

Year 1 – Scout for being super helpful with gardening at home

Year 2 – Fawaz for making a powerpoint about Ramadan and presenting it to the class. He was able to answer questions and was very knowledgeable.

Year 3 – Vince for consistently completing his non negotiables

Year 4 – Lacey for practising her multiplication tables for three days in a row to improve her score

Year 5 – Jaydon for excellence in multiplication tables and completing everything to a high standard

Year 6 – Thomas for analysing and drawing an accurate graph

 

Out of school achievements:

 

Sienna (Year 5) – for helping out a gardener for the day.

Marnie (Year 1) – for taking part in her theatre and ballet exams and getting a rosette.

 

Lunch Cup Winners:

 

Year One and Year Three. Year One have been recognised for much improved behaviour coming in off the playground. Year Three have shown an improvement in behaviour at lunchtime.

 

French star of the week:

 

Izzy (Year 2) for fantastic singing and reminding Mrs. Cornish which number they were on.

Friday 23rd April


Well done to all of the children whose achievements were celebrated today.

 

Star of the week:


Reception: H.M for his fantastic writing.
Year 1: Malika for her progress and enthusiasm in writing
Year 2: Zohaib for writing his sentences independently.
Year 3: Myah for showing maturity, focus and determination in Yoga and across the curriculum.
Year 4: Bella for her increased confidence in maths.
Year 5:  Brighton for his improvements in his English writing.
Year 6:  Lois for expressing well through poetry.

 

Home learning Hero: 


Reception: 
Year 1:  W.R for going above and beyond.
Year 2:  Hannah for completing a great map of her journey to school and using a key.
Year 3: Joe for his fantastic Motown poster
Year 4: Bailey for her times tables effort. 
A.G-S for her habitat.
Year 5: N.M for completing all of her non negotiables 
Year 6: Edward for his creative way of completing his tasks.

 

French Star of the week:  


Hannah Y4 for excellent engagement and knowledge of the Battle of Hastings.

 

Attendance:
Year 2 100%

 

Lunch time cup:
KS1: Reception for thinking about sharing and showing kindness to others.
KS2: Year 4 for improved friendship groups and working together 

 

Outside achievements:
Katie Y5 was awarded both player of the match at the weekend and goal keeper of the week at training.
Bailey Y4 won a coloring competition at Knebworth House.
P.M Y4 was awarded gymnast of the week. 
Gabriel Y2 is moving classes in his theatre school after a successful two years. 
Sienna Y5 completed a Go Ape high rope course.

Friday 16th April 

 

Well done to all of our children for a fantastic week back at school and to all of the children whose achievements were celebrated today.

 

Stars of the week:

Reception: Elliot for trying hard with learning hard.

Year 1: Brandon for his fantastic attitude to learning and settling in well after the holidays.

Year 2: Michael for his improved presentation with learning.

Year 3: Leo for having a positive attitude being ready to learn.

Year 4: Amalie for settling well into school and her positive attitude every day.

Year 5: S.L showing resilience in violin and in other areas of learning.

Year 6: Lina for a fantastic attitude to her learning.

 

Home learning Hero:

Reception: Leo for great reading at home.

Year 1: A.S for her excellent reading.

Year 2: Lincoln and Zohaib for their super diaries over Easter.

Year 3: Toby for reading everyday over the holidays.

Year 4: Liam for reading lots over the holidays.

Year 6: Freya for completing some geography and reading

 

French Star of the week: Penny Y5 for fantastic writing about the weather.

 

Attendance:

Year Y1, Y2 and Y4 100 %

 

Lunch time cup:

KS1: Year 2 for lining up better at lunch and working well with the playground monitors.

KS2: Year 6 for being kind, thoughtful and helpful to each other.

 

Outside achievements:

Evie-Grace Y3 and Charlie T Y5 has shown excellent independence, resilience and kindness over the holidays helping out around the house when mum had broken her leg.

Owen for growing caterpillars into butterflies and caring for them.

Fawaz Y2 has challenged himself to complete a 100km bike ride over the 4 weeks of Ramadan for charity.

B.M Y4 completed her level 3 Gold gymnastics award.

Friday 26th March 

 

Well done to all of our children for a fantastic week  at school and to all of the children whose achievements were celebrated today

 

Star of the week:

Reception: River for her excellent maths work.

Year 1: Grace L for showing lots of determination and enthusiasm to all of her learning.

Year 2: Benson for his fantastic presentation and handwriting in English.

Year 3: Lena for engaging well in Art lessons and participating well in discussions.

Year 4: Edward for writing some excellent play scripts in English.

Year 5:  Lily for her consistent hard work and perseverance

Year 6:  Jess for her excellent reasoning in maths

 

Home learning Hero:

Reception: Daniel for practising addition with numicon at home.

Year 1: Jessica for logging onto Purple Mash and writing 4 e-books independently.

Year 2:  Lincoln for writing about his walk in the woods and completing his spellings.

Year 3: Finn for his fantastic Roman shield and also completing a poster of facts linked to the Romans.

Year 4: Bella for her fantastic learning on fractions.

Year 5: Brighton for his excellent standard of home learning and improvement in handwriting.

Year 6: Edward for completing all his non-negotiables and continuing to read lots at home.

 

French Star of the week:  K.D for his excellent use of a bi-lingual dictionary.

Kindness award

Nursery: Harris

Reception: Archie R

Unsung hero

Year 1: W.R

Year 2: Tilly

Integrity award.

Year 3: Charlie

Year 4: Hannah

Year 5: Penny

Year 6: Freya

 

Attendance:

Year 2 99.7 %

 

Year 1 won attendance of the month.

 

Lunch time cup:

KS1: Year 1 for calm and well behaved lunchtime every day.

KS2: Year 5 for taking part in games with good team spirit.                                    

 

Outside achievements:

                                                                                      Friday 19th March 

 

The children looked superb today dressed up to raise money for comic relief. We discussed in our virtual celebration assembly the importance of giving and helping others in need.

 

Star of the week:

 

Reception: Leon for settling back into school routines well.

Year 1: Aaruhi for being a wonderful role model to others for always showing good behaviour.

Year 2: Hannah for showing independence in the classroom and helping others.

Year 3: Joshua concentrating hard and showing fantastic enthusiasm and determination to all his learning.

Year 4: Preston for his excellent computing skills and enthusiasm when using Logo

Year 5:  Zoriaz for showing all the PRIDE behaviours in his learning

Year 6:  A.M for her positive mindset to her learning.

 

Home learning Hero:

Reception: Leo for completing some fantastic handwriting practise.

Year 1: Ilaria for a beautiful sunflower petal.

Year 2:  Jake A for creating his petal independently and completing the home learning.

Year 3: S for engaging in the home learning and creating his sunflower petal.

Year 4: Oli and Amelia for reading every day during lockdown and making good progress as a result.

Year 5: Candalyn for completing all her non-negotiables and having an excellent attitude to home learning.

Year 6: Farhan for applying himself to his learning at home as well as at school and for reading everyday.

 

French Star of the week:  Sophie and Luke Y3 for creating fantastic animals and using accurate vocabulary.

Attendance:

Well done to Year 1 who won the attendance award with 99.7% attendance

 

 

                                                                                                 Friday 12th March 

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to:

Reception: Layla for excellent creativity

Home learning hero to Alma for her outstanding world book day props

Year 1: Grace for showing perseverance and helping her friends.

Year 2: Ivy for enthusiasm in all areas of learning and for trying really hard

Year 3: Oliva for superb learning

Year 4: Alana for enjoyment in learning and 100% effort

Home learning hero to jack for excellent remote learning

Year 5:  Sophia for contributions in Maths and showing determination

Year 6:  Bailey for excellent effort with his learning and mathematical explanations

Home learning hero to Will for excellent remote learning

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was kalian for excellent use of future tense

 

Attendance

 

This week the attendance cup was won by Year 1, Year 2, year 5 and Reception who all have 100% attendance! Well done to those classes.

FUNDAY FRIDAY!

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This week the children have been creating PRIDE learning behaviours with items at home. We always say the most important is enjoyment!
Today we are launching Funday Friday with a dance challenge from MR Sapsed. Get your families involved in the chorus and send your videos in to either your class emails or the school admin email.

Friday 18th December 2020

 

Today we had our final Celebration Assembly of the term. We celebrated many achievements!

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to: 

 

Reception: Millie for her excellent behaviour during carpet time.

Year 1: Owen for returning to school after his operation and settling back into routines.

Year 2: Milani for her excellent effort in Art.

Year 3: Charlie for always making good choices and being an excellent role model

Year 4: K for confidently participating with his times tables and dance.

Year 5:  Charlie T. for improving his writing and showing all of the Trotts Hill learning behaviours.

Year 6:  Hayden for always applying himself to his learning and following our learning behaviours.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

Year 1: Harry for completing his story and downloading pictures on the computer, writing lots of information about them.

Year 2: Benson and James for making an excellent start to their stories for the writing competition.

Year 3: Abhi for always going above and beyond with his home learning.

Year 4: The whole class for their fantastic stories.

Year 5: Sinead for finding out about prime, square and cubed numbers.

Year 6: Lucas for an excellent 100 words story.

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was A in Year 3 for an excellent letter to Father Christmas. 

 

Attendance

 

This week the attendance cup was won by Year 1 and Year 2 who both had 99.3% for the last week. Year 2 had the winning attendance for the whole term at 98.8%. Children have received stickers for 100% attendance for the month of December in their classes today and badges for 100% attendance for the term. 

 

Lunch time cup

 

The cup for EYFS/KS1 was awarded to Year 2 for lining up and walking sensibly to and from the playground. The cup for KS2 was awarded to Year 3 for listening and improving their behaviour outside.   

 

Kindness awards/Unsung heroes and Integrity awards

 

These additional awards were given to children today. These awards are voted for by the children's peers in recognition of particular behaviours. 

Kindness award

Nursery: Brodie

Reception: Charlotte

Unsung heroes

Year 1: Finley

Year 2:  Leo and Ellie

Integrity awards

Year 3: Layla

Year 4: Liam

Year 5: Sinead

Year 6: Carlo

 

Outside achievements

Annie in Year 2 has been awarded her Silver award at rainbows.

Summer in Year 4 was awarded gymnast of the week for her amazing cartwheels.

Charlie T in Year 5 was Man of the Match at his football match last week.

Friday 11th December

 

It was lovely to see all the children in their Christmas outfits in our Virtual Celebration Assembly this morning. 

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to: 

 

Reception: Stanley for being an excellent stage manager during the performance.

Year 1: Laila for great improvement with her reading.

Year 2: Tilly for showing determination in all her learning and asking for help when needed.

Year 3: Connor for always showing enthusiasm in his learning.

Year 4: Hannah for writing an excellent Quest myth in English.

Year 5:  Joe for his brilliant writing of a legend.

Year 6:  Rizwah for trying hard in her English learning.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

 

Year 1: Tommy for learning all of his tricky words.

Year 2: Florance for completing her non-negotiables and writing a fantastic recipe for a witches stew.

Year 3: Sophie for all of her amazing extra home learning including a playscript.

Year 4: B for an excellent poster about keeping teeth healthy.

Year 5: Charlie T for writing his own legend at home.

Year 6: Lina for completing extra reading comprehension.

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was Joe in Year 5 for his excellent writing about his family.

 

Attendance

 

This week the attendance cup was won by Reception.

 

Lunch time cup

 

The cup for EYFS/KS1 was awarded to Year 2 for an improvement in behaviour in the dining room. The cup for KS2 was awarded to Year 4 for finishing lunch by 1pm despite being the last into the dining hall.

Thursday 3rd December

 

Our Celebration Assembly was held a day early this week, due to the school being closed tomorrow. 

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to: 

 

Reception: Alma for making great progress in her reading.

Year 1: Finley for his determination with his phonics.

Year 2: Lincoln for making positive behaviour choices.

Year 3: Grace for persevering when she was finding her Maths tricky.

Year 4: Aayat for an outstanding attitude to her learning.

Year 5:  Sienna for her determination to achieve her learning intention.

Year 6:  Carlo for being a really good friend and sports leader.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

 

Year 1: D for helping at home and writing a great recount of what she had done.

Year 2: Lincoln for a great non-fiction text and research.

Year 3: Layla for a great prediction and conclusion and Abhi for his investigation into the effects of magnetic forces in liquid.

Year 4: Amelia for writing fantastic sentences and practising her times tables.

Year 5: Sinead for her extra learning on Roman numerals.

Year 6: J for her effort in arithmetic and asking questions to further her learning when she came into school.

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was Lois in Year 4 for her fantastic work comparing Christmas in France and the UK

 

Attendance

 

This week the attendance cup was won by Year 3 with a fantastic 100%.

 

Lunch time cup

 

The cup for EYFS/KS1 was awarded to Year 2 for listening to the MSA and following instructions really well. The cup for KS2 was awarded to Year 3 for walking into lunch calmly and quietly.    

 

Outside achievements

 

Well Done to N in Year 5 who has earnt her Brownie fundraising badge by completing a 15km bike ride around Stevenage raising £100.

 

 

Friday 27th November

 

Thank you for your generous donations to the final week of collecting for the Reverse Advent Calendar. We will be taking the donations to the food bank on Monday. This morning we held our weekly Celebration Assembly. Next week this will take place on Thursday, as the school is closed on Friday. 

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to: 

 

Reception: Teddy G for coming into school nicely all week.

Year 1: L for working independently in Maths.

Year 2: Ella for her excellent acting and use of expression in English.

Year 3: Riya for her great stage direction in English using a range of adverbs and verbs.

Year 4: B for increased confidence in her Maths and excellent presentation in all her learning.

Year 5:  Charlie Th for resilience in his writing and for focusing on his learning.

Year 6:  Freya for her positive attitude to all areas of her school life.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

 

Year 1: Nasara for writing a fantastic recount of how he logged onto TEAMs.

Year 2: Michael for his fantastic explanation of his puzzles and completing all of his non-negotiables.

Year 3: Luke who learnt to play chess and wrote a fantastic fact file about how to play.

Year 4: J who completed all of his non-negotiables as well as some extra home learning in his lunch time.

Year 5: Katie for completing all of her non-negotiables to a high standard as well as an extra project.

Year 6: Harrison for creating a really detailed map as well as focusing on his reading.

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was Jaydon in Year 5 for delving deeply into French vocabulary. 

 

Attendance

 

This week the attendance cup was won by Years 4 and 5. Well Done to both classes. 

 

Lunch time cup

 

The cup for EYFS/KS1 was awarded to Year One for brilliant manners when collecting their lunches. The cup for KS2 was awarded to Year 5 for being creative with their games. 

 

Outside achievements

 

Well Done to Katie in Year 5 who created a fantastic model as a tribute to Stephen Hawking.

 

 

Friday 20th November

 

Thank you for your generous donations to the third week of collecting for the Reverse Advent Calendar. In school today, we have had our weekly Celebration Assembly and celebrated the achievements of children across the school. 

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to: 

 

Reception: Tinaye for being kind and helpful.

Year 1: Jessica for being eager to learn and always doing the right thing.

Year 2: Florance for a great start in Year 2.

Year 3: S. for showing independence and determination in his learning.

Year 4: Lacey for her excellent understanding and independent learning on perimeters.

Year 5:  Poppy for making brilliant progress and trying really hard in her learning.

Year 6: Aroosa for her outstanding attitude to all of her learning.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

 

Year 1: W for his learning on addition and number formation, as well as writing a fantastic recount of his weekend.

Year 2: Kuzey for his instructions on how to make cupcakes and tortillas using time adverbials.

Year 3: Joshua for engaging really well on Purple Mash and the class blog.

Year 4: Louie I for excellent learning on collective nouns.

Year 5: Jaydon for sharing excellent facts on rivers.

Year 6: Kailan for his impressive work on Roman numerals including using some of his French knowledge.

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was Fawaz in Year 2 for always having his hand up and being willing to contribute to the lesson.

 

Attendance

 

Well Done to Year 1 with a fantastic 99.5% attendance for this week. This is the second week in the row that Year 1 have been the class with the highest attendance. Fantastic!

 

Lunch time cup

 

The cup for EYFS/KS1 was awarded to Year One for showing an improvement in behaviour.  The cup for KS2 was awarded to Year 4 for organising their own games, showing resilience and being very independent. 

 

Outside achievements

 

Well Done to Aayat in Year 4 who has passed her piano preparatory test. 

 

 

Friday 13th November

 

We held our Virtual Celebration Assembly today and celebrated the achievements of children across the school. 

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to: 

Reception: Sanaa for her excellent singing in the Christmas play practice.

Year 1: Sophia for always being kind and thoughtful.

Year 2: Leo for showing determination in all areas, especially Maths.

Year 3: Layla for her excellent contributions in Science.

Year 4: Millie for an excellent non-chronological report and moving on to colour pop in her writing.

Year 5:  Candalyn for showing great determination in her learning.

Year 6:  Lois for her determination to succeed in Maths.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

Year 1: Harry for making a fantastic poppy display out of coke bottles.

Year 2: Gabriel for a fantastic non-chronological report about emperor penguins.

Year 3: Sophie for completing all her non-negotiables and logging back onto teams to complete her next steps.

Year 4: Bailey for always completing her non-negotiables.

Year 5: Sienna for completing her non-negotiables and practising her handwriting.

Year 6: Finley for showing enthusiasm in the new geography topic.

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was Sinead in Year 5 for her fantastic written work.

 

Attendance

 

Well Done to Year 1 with a fantastic 99% attendance for this week. 

 

Lunch time cup

 

The cup for EYFS/KS1 was awarded to Reception for always showing good manners when eating and finishing on time. The cup for KS2 was awarded to Year 6 for being kind and thoughtful and showing exemplary manners when being served.

 

 

Outside achievements

 

Well Done to Myah in Year 3 who completed her level 5 at swimming and will be moving onto dark blue hats.

 

Sports Super Stars

 

Congratulations to the children who have completed the Sports Super stars challenge raising money and keeping fit. Well done to the following children whose achievements we celebrated today. 

 

Leo in Year 2 went on a 7 mile bike ride.

Luke in Year 3 and Scout in Year 1 completed a 4.27 mile Gorge walk in the Cheddar Gorge.

Tilly in Year 2 and Elsie in Reception completed a sponsored bike ride.

Friday 6th November

 

The children have had a successful first week back at school after half term.

 

Stars of the week

 

Our stars of the week this week were awarded to: 

Reception: Charlie for his excellent behaviour choices all week.

Year 1: Brandon for his fantastic work in Maths.

Year 2: Lacey-Lou for her determination in Science.

Year 3: Jethro for writing an excellent diary entry in History.

Year 4: Liam for helping his partner to understand their Maths learning.

Year 5:  Katie for growing in confidence in all of her learning.

Year 6:  Lina for supporting others in their learning and showing perseverance with her reading.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

Year 1: Grace L. for her wonderful writing about her wobbly tooth.

Year 2: Annie for completing all of her non-negotiables and writing a great recount of her half term.

Year 3: Myah for her amazing Secret Garden plan.

Year 4: Millie for completing lots of reading over half term.

Year 5: Candalyn for completing her non-negotiables neatly and excelling in her times tables practice.

Year 6: A for working hard on his grammar SATs practice and completing all of his non-negotiables.

 

French Star of the week

 

The French Star of the Week was Layla in Year 3 for her fantastic numbers in French.

 

Attendance

 

Well Done to Year 2 with an amazing 100% attendance for this week. 

 

Lunch time cup

 

The cup for EYFS/KS1 was awarded to Year 2 for always listening and following instructions always. The cup for KS2 was awarded to Year 6 for careful and considerate behaviour to classmates. 

 

 

Outside achievements

 

Well Done to the following children for their outside achievements: 

Annie in Year 2 who has passed her first dance exams in ballet and tap.

Ellie in Year 2 who passed her Stage 2 swimming and is excited to move to Stage 3 after lockdown.

Tilly in Year 2 who achieved her 50m swimming badge.

Dexter in Year 3 who passed his Stage 4 swimming and is moving into light blue hats.

 

Sports Super Stars

 

Congratulations to the children who have completed the Sports Super stars challenge raising money and keeping fit. Well done to the following children whose achievements we celebrated today. 

 

Lucas in Year 6, Zoe in Year 4, and Ewan in Year 1 completed an underpass cycle challenge.

Jake in Year 5 completed a multi fitness event.

Joshua in Year 5 completed a football challenge and making superb progress.

A in Year 1 completed a 2km fun run.

Owen in Year 1 completed a 5km bike ride.

Laila in Year 1 completed a 2km fun run.

Kuzey in Year 2 completed a cycle ride.

Bailey in Year 4 completed a sponsored 400m swim.

Friday 23rd October

 

As we reach the end of this half term, we have held our Virtual Celebration Assembly. As it was the end of half term, there were some additional awards for integrity, kindness and being an unsung hero. 

 

Stars of the Week

 

Our stars of the week this week are:

Reception: Teddy T. for making the right behaviour choices.

Year 1:  Balveer for trying really hard at his maths and reading.

Year 2: A for always smiling and being kind to others.

Year 3: Millie for always engaging well in her learning.

Year 4:  Jake for showing great stamina in his writing and joining his handwriting.

Year 5:  Penny for always striving to achieve her best.

Year 6:  Imogen for participating well in all of her learning.

 

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes are:

Year 1:  Laila for a beautiful autumn tree using her hands and fingers.

Year 2:  Lacey for excellent instructions on looking after her pet.

Year 3:  Poppy for completing all of her non-negotiables as well as some extra maths learning.

Year 4: Jake for using all his skills learnt in English within his home learning.

Year 5: M for completing all of her non-negotiables and extending her learning with some excellent sentences.

Year 6: Anya for fantastic detail in her History home learning.

 

French Star

 

This was received by Lina in Year 6 for her determination and for supporting the class with their translations.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 were awarded the certificate this week with an incredible 100% - every child has been in school everyday! The attendance is calculated from the previous Friday to the Thursday of the current week. 

 

Lunchtime cup

 

In EYFS and KS1 the cup went to Reception for listening and good tidying up at the end of lunch.

In KS2, the cup went to Year 4 for mindfulness and always being kind.

 

Outside achievements

 

The following out of school achievements were celebrated:

Millie in Reception has achieved her 5 metres at swimming.

Leo in Year 2 has achieved his 5 metres and water skills 1 at swimming.

Annie in Year 2 has gained her 15 metres at swimming and has worked hard to achieve her First Aid stage 1 badge at rainbows.

Noah in  Year 3 has gained his green hat at swimming completing Stage 3.

Oli in Year 4 was awarded student of the week at martial arts.

Katie in Year 5 was awarded player of the match for her fantastic goal keeping skills.

 

Our kindness awards for this half term in Early Years were awarded to to A in Nursery and Gabby in Reception. 

 

Our unsung heroes for this half term in Key Stage One were awarded to Aaruhi in Year One and Karolina in Year Two.

 

Our integrity awards for this half term in Key Stage Two were awarded to Toby in Year Three, Erin in Year Four, Katie in Year Five and Beau in Year Six.

 

 

Friday 16th October

 

As we reach the end of our penultimate week of this half term, we have held our Virtual Celebration Assembly. Well Done to all the children whose achievements were celebrated today.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Our stars of the week this week are:

Reception: Hunter for excellent effort in all areas.

Year 1: Amelie for working so hard in maths with her number bonds.

Year 2: Kuzey for a positive start to his learning and settling well into Year 2.

Year 3: Vince for making excellent progress with his English and writing.

Year 4: M for improved attitude to her learning.

Year 5: Zara for contributing well to class discussions.

Year 6: Giulia for maintaining effort in all subjects and making great progress.

 

Home learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes are:

Year 1: Brandon for making a beautiful picture of a butterfly and caterpillar using leaves and petals.

Year 2: Tilly for writing a fantastic story and completing all of her non-negotiables.

Year 3: Joshua for writing fantastic sentences and completing all of his non-negotiables.

Year 4: Edward for using fantastic similes in his writing.

Year 5: Thomas for his neat presentation and completing extra sentences and revision.

Year 6: Eleah for being confident when explaining her Maths to the class.

 

French Star

 

This was received by Olivia in Year 3.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 won the attendance cup this week with an incredible 100% - every child has been in school everyday!

 

Lunchtime cup

 

In EYFS and KS1, the cup went to Year 1 this week for showing good manners whilst collecting their lunches.

In KS2, the cup went to Year 5 for improved behaviour during lunch time.

 

Outside achievements

 

The following out of school achievements were celebrated:

Katie in Year 5 was awarded keeper of the week at football.

Giulia in Year 6 has achieved her bronze stage in Rookie Lifeguard.

Bailey in Year 4 has completed some fantastic science experiments at Brownies via Zoom.

Friday 9th October 2020

 

We held our virtual Celebration Assembly of the week today.

 

Stars of the Week

 

Our stars of the week are:

Reception - D for his great progress in Reading.

Year 1: Ruby for increased confidence with her reading and for moving up a reading level.

Year 2: Karolina for trying hard with her presentation.

Year 3: Ardante for an amazing amount of learning.

Year 4: S for her increased independent learning in her lessons.

Year 5: Jaydon for his fantastic attitude to learning.

Year 6: Thomas for his resilience and pushing himself to achieve in all lessons.

Lunchtime Cup

 

This week the two classes awarded the cup are Reception and Year 4. Reception received this for their excellent manners in the dining room and Year 4 received this for listening and playing responsibly.

Home Learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

Year 1:  Eliza for writing numbers to 100 in her home learning, working particularly hard on number formation.

Year 2:  Milani and Ruben for sentence and story writing.

Year 3: Evie Grace for her research about the Stone Age and making some biscuits linked to her research.

Year 4: Louie for his excellent spy watch.

Year 5: Charlie Th for completing extra practice in his home learning and meeting all his targets.

Year 6: Ariana for working very hard on her times tables at home.

 

Out of school achievements

 

The following achievements out of school were celebrated:

 

Amelie (Y1) has received many awards for her running. She has been running increased distances and is showing real promise.

 

Preston (Y4) has received Man of the Match for his excellent saves in goal during a match.  

French Star

 

This was awarded to Jake in Year 5 for using his excellent writing of descriptions using the 3rd person.

Attendance

 

With an attendance level of 100%, the winners this week were Year One!

 

Friday 25th September 2020

 

We held our second virtual assembly of the week today, after our successful virtual Harvest Festival yesterday. 

Stars of the Week

 

Our stars of the week are:

Reception - Charlotte for her excellent attitude and wonderful independent story writing

Year 1:  Marnie for being really enthusiastic with her reading and joining in on the carpet.

Year 2: Jake D for always trying his best in all he does.

Year 3: Poppy for independent learning and participating well in all her lessons.

Year 4: Scarlett for her increased confidence in lessons and her willingness to participate.

Year 5: Summer for showing independence in her learning and settling in so well to Trotts Hill.

Year 6: Farhan for using his time wisely and being determined to achieve.

Lunchtime Cup

 

This week the two classes awarded the cup are Reception and Year 3. Reception received this for their good behaviour in the dining room and Year 3 for their good behaviour on the playground. 

Home Learning Heroes

 

Our home learning heroes this week are: 

Year 1:  Jessica for her fantastic animal origami.

Year 2:  Zohaib for trying hard with his spellings and reading and for practising his shapes.

Year 3: Lena for her Art work linked to the Stone Age.

Year 4: Hannah for her really good food diary.

Year 5: Sinead for practising her Year 5/6 spellings and going the extra mile with her home learning.

Year 6: Carlo for taking pride in the presentation of his home learning.

 

Out of school achievements

 

The following achievements out of school were celebrated:

 

Millie Y3 has been awarded a Level 2 medal in gymnastics for walking forward and backwards on the beam.

 

French Star

 

This was awarded to B in Year 6 for using his knowledge of French and English to decode a text.

Attendance

 

With an attendance level of 99.1%, the winners this week were Year One!

Friday 18th September

 

This morning Mrs Evans had success and held a virtual celebration assembly, it was fantastic for the children to see each other on screen.

 

Stars of the Week

 

This week the children were given stars of the week for showing enthusiasm and having an excellent attitude to learning and following one of our school rules: “Be Kind”

 

Reception: Jase for being kind to a friend who fell over.

Year One - Ruben for being a kind to a friend when they were upset and being a superstar in PE.

Year Two – Willow for always trying her best in everything that she does and having a fantastic attitude to learning

Year Three - Ethan for showing so much enthusiasm in all areas of learning.

Year Four – William always putting his hand up and being enthusiastic about his learning

Year Five - Good listening throughout lessons and having a fantastic attitude across the curriculum.

Year Six - Chashe embracing challenges and being an enthusiastic learner.

Lunchtime Cup

 

This week the two classes awarded the cup are Year 1 and Year 6. Year 6 received this for adapting so well to the new systems in place at school and Year 1 for beautiful manners at lunchtime.

Home Learning Hero

 

The children will all bring home learning home this week. Our Home learning Hero in Year 6 is Indiana and Freya for doing extra research for RE at home.

Out of school achievements

 

Dexter Y3 received coach’s player of the season from Welwyn Rugby Club.

PM Y4 has been awarded his 100m swimming badge.

French Star

 

This was awarded to Fawaz in Year 2 for his brilliant French speaking

 

Attendance

 

We continue to promote good attendance, but did speak to the children about how this year with coronavirus, it is going to be harder to get the high attendance figures we are used to. It is still vitally important that no holidays are taken in term time. Well Done to year 2, who have the highest attendance of 98.6%

Friday 11th September 2020

 

This morning we attempted to hold our first Virtual Celebration Assembly. Unfortunately, technology was not on our side! So instead,  Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Magdeburg visited each class from Year One to Year Six to announce the Stars of the Week and award outside achievements and home learning hero certificates.

Stars of the Week

 

Our stars of the week are:

Year One  - Grace for exceptional effort in her learning

Year Two – Lacey for showing confidence when coming in to school

Year Three – Finn for a positive attitude to his learning and participating well

Year Four – Louie F for his amazing attitude to his learning

Year Five  - Tynan for his progress and effort with reading

Year Six  - Edward for putting effort into every subject and smiling through the week

Lunchtime Cup

 

This week the two classes awarded the cup are Year 4 and Year 2. Both classes received this for adapting so well to the new systems in place at school.

Home Learning Hero

 

All children in the school will receive a Home Learning Hero certificate for their efforts over the period of school closure. We are so proud of how they have settled back into school which is testament to the support they received from home during the school closure.

Out of school achievements

 

The following achievements out of school were celebrated:

 

Jake (Year 4)  - Jake wanted to raise money for Garden House Hospice. He set himself a challenge of trying to raise £500 by running, jogging and walking 60 miles in 6 weeks. This was finished with a run last Saturday. He has smashed his fundraising target and raised an incredible £1,135 for a charity that is very close to his family’s hearts.

 

Finn (Year 3) – Finn brought in his “lockdown diary” which he has kept for an incredible 6 months. It is full of pictures and memories of this extraordinary period of time.

 

Bailey (Year 4) and Laila (Year 1) – Both Bailey and Laila have achieved success in dance recently. They both showed dedication during lockdown by continuing their dance classes virtually and Laila has recently completed the mini movers course. Both girls are hoping to be able to perform on a stage soon and share their fantastic dance skills.

 

Amelia (Year 4) – Amelia has recently achieved her 100m swimming certificate and has moved up to Stage 6. Amelia’s mum sent in a lovely photo of Amelia holding her certificate with a very proud smile on her face.

French Star

 

This was awarded to M in Year 5 for supporting her peers so well with their French revision.

Attendance

 

We continue to promote good attendance, but did speak to the children about how this year with coronavirus, it is going to be harder to get the high attendance figures we are used to. It is still vitally important that no holidays are taken in term time. We did have a class with 100% attendance since we returned to school which was Year 6. Well Done Year 6!

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