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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Celebration Assembly

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 16th February 2024

 

We had so much to celebrate this week. All children should be proud of their achievements this half term. They have followed the school rules and showed our PRIDE learning behaviours. Yesterday our Sports leaders led an assembly and each class worked on one of the sports values. We will share our sports values statements on the website. A number of children received certificates – please see below.

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Owen who has made huge progress with his writing and written some excellent captions in phonics.

Year 1: Isla L for working hard on her story writing this week.

Year 2: Anaya for excellent work in English, writing in complex sentences with interesting vocabulary.

Year 3: Isabella for persevering in maths and then showing enjoyment in her learning.

Year 4: Isla for being helpful to her teachers and friends

Year 5: Ruben for enthusiastically helping to set up the class for the day.

Year 6: Grace for excellent progress in reading and maths due to a determined attitude.

 

Home Learning Heroes

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Ava who has gone way above and beyond with her home learning this week including finding ways to make 6 and 7, phonics and singing Wheels on the Bus!

Thea for designing and writing a fabulous postcard.

Year 1: Jamie for a super video of his performance of a poem for safer internet day. Jesna Susan for a wonderful dance performance to a song all about being safe when using the internet.

Year 2: Zohan for an excellent write up of Safer Internet Day.

Year 3: Lamis for comprehensive ideas about how the internet makes a positive difference.

Year 4: Nasara for completing all tasks in a well-presented way.

Year 5: Ella for a detailed description of the positive influence of technology.

Year 6: R for detailed research on earthquakes presented beautifully.

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Albie for consistently presenting his writing perfectly this week.

Year 1: Willow R for working hard to use finger spaces.

Year 2: Elissa for regularly using a cursive handwriting style.

Year 3: Inaaya for all round excellent presentation.

Year 4: Ruby for neat handwriting and presentation in English

Year 5: Haniya for presentation in science this week.

Year 6: Finn for applying perfectly presented into science learning.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for the best lining up.

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for being the quietest in the lunch hall.

 

Attendance

Reception had the highest attendance this week with 98.33%

112 children received certificates for 100% attendance in Spring Term 1.

Nursery – 9 children

Reception- 16 children

Year 1- 16 children

Year 2- 22 children

Year 3- 10 children

Year 4- 18 children

Year 5- 11 children

Year 6- 11 children

 

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 Eliza in year 4 for her outstanding character descriptions.

 

Golden Welly Award

Eric and JA in Reception for working with Miss Hunter to start a fabulous obstacle course on the Large Loose Parts Area.

Golden Broom Award

Isabell in Year 3 for helping Mrs Leach every day this week to tidy up and cover the sand pit.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Mason received a Stanley 1 award for swimming.

Laila received a certificate for swimming 200m.

Daniel C completed stage 3 at swim school.

Jessica received an award for being film maker of the week at her drama club. ‘

Georgia has been awarded a certificate stage 2 swimming.

Karolina has received a certificate for her winter reads library challenge.

Alma was awarded a certificate for being able to swim 400m.

Ivy achieved her stage 5 swimming award.

Cobie wished everyone a happy Chinese New Year.

Sienna P shared her award for dance.

 

School Games Sports Values Certificate

Passion

Michael in Year 5 for great ability, enjoyment and passion in table tennis.

Emelie in Year 5 for engaging so [passionately with the music in dance.

Finn in Year 6 for great ability, enjoyment and passion in table tennis.

Luke in Year 6 for great ability, enjoyment and passion in table tennis.

Determination

Connie in Year 2 for working hard on balance and coordination in dance.

Caiden in Year 2 for working hard on balance and coordination in dance.

Toby in Year 6 for improving his throw each time in javelin.

Ruben in Year 5 for taking feedback and working hard on goalkeeping.

Self Belief

Grace in Year 6 for joining in with table tennis and enjoying it.

Jake A in Year 5 for not hiding at the back anymore in dance!

Teamwork

Layla in Year 6 for working excellently in a team as part of the 6x6 relay.

Florance in Year 5 for working excellently in a team as part of the 6x6 relay.

Olivia in Year 6 for being willing to work with anyone and helping the younger players at football training.

Respect

Ruby in Year 4 for showing respect for the equipment, others players and time given to play footballing giving 100%.

Eco Friendly

Ava in Reception for recognising that we need to look after the trees.

 

Sport Reports

Well done to our team of Tear 5 and 6's who took part in the Sports Hall Athletics at Barnwell yesterday afternoon. The boys team came 1st in the small schools heat and the girls came 2nd which is an amazing achievement. The overall scores, for all Stevenage schools taking part, puts Trotts Hill boys in 5th and girls in 12th. We're very proud of how they conducted themselves, winning the School Games Value award for Respect in the process.

 

Safer Internet Day

Mrs Burr shared how proud she was of the videos and entries for Safer Internet day and some children were rewarded with a certificate for their effort. We are still downloading and compressing some of the videos and hope to share these when collated.

Thank you to Year 4 for teaching us sign language they have been learning- we were so impressed. Ask your child if they can remember any sign language.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the world book day costume and donut sale later, in the school hall.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 9th February 2024

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Zekiah for doing extra learning at home with Reading Eggs.

Year 1: Radhvi for always listening, contributing and doing her very best.

Year 2: Olivia for exceptional behaviour, learning and contribution to all lessons.

Year 3: Inaaya for excellent English learning this week.

Year 4: LH for supporting peers with their learning.

Year 5: Jake A for showing perseverance in maths.

Year 6: Sophie for being helpful and polite.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: JA who shared a story he wrote at home which was presented beautifully.

Year 1: Isla P for working hard to complete her home learning this week.

Year 2: Archie for a fantastic model of a house from Pudding Lane.

Year 3: Jase for completing home learning even though he was absent last week.

Year 4: WR for his presentation in maths.

Year 5: Annie for PPT research on Malala Yousafzai and coding.

Year 6: Thomas for always putting in a great deal of effort into his home learning and completing to a high standard.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Noah W for his excellent descriptions of what the phonics words meant.

Year 1: Oscar for always making an effort to present his work neatly and producing a wonderful polka dot painting.

Year 2: Arthur for a superb improvement to handwriting and always using the cursive style.

Year 3: LP for excellent presentation when drawing perimeters.

Year 4: Eliza for delightful handwriting. Mrs Cornish would like to say well done to everyone in Y4 for their beautiful handwriting when creating leaflets in English yesterday.

Year 5: Izzy improved consistency of handwriting.

Year 6: Timi excellent presentation in science. Huge improvement in handwriting, showing neatness and consistency in this piece.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for eating lunch sensibly in the hall.

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for better lining up.

 

Attendance

Reception had the highest attendance this week with 98%.

 

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 Jaxon in Year 3 for working collaboratively and helping his group when faced with a problem.

 

Golden Welly Award

Fawaz for organising a team from different year groups to build a den which they are still working on.

Golden Broom Award

Finn in Year 6 for being the only Year 6 to be tidying large loose parts.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Caiden received two trophies from his football club last weekend, Typhoon of the week and player of the week.

Fawaz was awarded player of the week from his football team for showing determination and a positive attitude.

Olivia scored three goals for her football team last weekend and was awarded with the team’s sponsors player of the match.

Laila competed in the Welwyn Dance Festival over three weekends. She won medals in four groups and one in a musical quartet from Peter Pan.

JA and CA in Reception shared some baking that they have been doing at home.

Isla W received her level 2 swimming certificate, the test included swimming whilst wearing clothes.

SS received his level 2 learn to swim badge.

Jaxon received a certificate for shooting at goal in football.

 

Match Reports

The boys’ football team played Giles Junior and won 2-0.

The netball team played against St Vincent De Paul. The team lost 16-0 but played with determination and resilience against very strong opponents.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 26th January 2024

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception:  Albie whose perseverance with phonics, in school and at home, has really impressed us.

Year 1: Oscar for being a wonderful new member of our class, always doing his very best.

Year 2: Connie for enthusiasm throughout whole curriculum and resilience and perseverance in maths.

Year 3: Leon for always giving 100% and wanting to learn.

Year 4: Jessica for perseverance in swimming and moving up into the next group.

Year 5: B for exemplifying compassion as discussed in RE this week.

Year 6: Layla, for always being engaged, challenging herself and striving to be the best she can be.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Amelia and Harry F who have both gone above and beyond with extra learning at home this week - as well as the tasks set. 

Year 1: Jesna Susan for completing extra work at home.

Year 2: Isabelle for a superb drawing of the Great Fire of London.

Year 3: Charlie for completing learning to a high standard and completing all non-negotiables.

Year 4: Laila for doing extra times tables home learning and making a 9 times table poster showing the finger technique of helping to get the correct answer.

Year 5: Kuzey for drawing homophones to help him spell them in context

Year 6: Sophie, for completing all of her learning to a high standard and also completing extra revision in preparation for SATs.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: J for perfectly presenting his story map in Literacy.

Year 1: Leona for neat presentation in all subjects including Maths.

Year 2: Noah consistently high standard in English and maths.

Year 3: Cara for consistently neat presentation in all areas.

Year 4: D for her immaculate maths work.
Year 5: Benson for improved handwriting in science.
Year 6: Ardante for consistently neat handwriting and presentation across all subjects.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 2-

Year 3 for everyone trying new vegetables.

Year 6 for manners and kindness in the dining hall.

 

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 Freddie in Year 2 for ordering his lunch and using  S'il vous plait.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

The Year 6 boys received this award for playing with the wheeled play (instead of football) all week!

 

Golden Broom Award

 

Georgia in Year 4 received the award for being an ambassador for keeping our OPAL toys in a good condition.  

 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:
Gabriella successfully completed Stage 1 of her swimming classes.
Alfie achieved level 10 in gymnastics and was rewarded with a certificate and medal.
On Saturday Milie and Alma competed in their first indoor club race with their skating team. Unfortunately neither of the girls placed in their races but they both tried had fun.
Salaar was awarded as player of the week after scoring five goals for his football team.

Gabriel has passed the grade one in musical theatre with distinction.
L shared her certificate for completing the Winter Library Challenge.
JA for completing level 4 on reading eggs.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 19th January 2024

 

We ended the week reflecting on all our achievements and shared what we are most proud of. Well done everyone for a super week!

 

Stars of the Week

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

Reception: Thea who has had a great week all round, putting her hand up and sharing super ideas on the carpet.

Year 1: Leon For a super attitude to all his learning.

Year 2: Emilia for always being polite and helpful (and she's an all-round superstar in her learning too)

Year 3: Teddy G for trying very hard to always join his handwriting.

Year 4: Leo for increased participation across the curriculum.

Year 5: Leo for making connections in maths and applying a subtraction strategy to fractions

Year 6: Myah for increasing her pace in maths and completing all of the challenges.

 

Home Learning Heroes

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Cooper for brilliantly written words using his phonics.

Year 1: Josh H for completing extra RE work at home.

Year 2: Olivia for superb research on the Great Fire of London

Year 3: Teddy T for great research and very neatly presented.

Year 4: Georgia for consistent exceptional quality of home learning.

Year 5: Karolina for high quality non-negotiables.

Year 6: Evie Rose for her excellent geography research which was also presented beautifully.

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Ava for beautiful presentation in phonics.

Year 1: Nancy for working hard on her letter formation.

Year 2: Teddy for excellent presentation in English.

Year 3: Charlotte for excellent presentation in all subjects.

Year 4: Ilaria for neat shading work in art

Year 5: Jessica for clear recording of working out.

Year 6: Poppy for showing clear working out in maths

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Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for improved behaviour in the lunch hall.

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for improved lining up at the end of play plus amazing manners and friendly attitude.

Attendance Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 98.97%

 

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 Scarlett in Year 1 for clear speaking and sensible behaviour.

 

Golden Welly Award

Freya in Reception received the award for playing well with a range of children.

 

Golden Broom Award

Cara in Year 3 received the award for consistently helping tidy.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Annie received a certificate for swimming 200m. Millie received a certificate for swimming 20m.

Bailey received a certificate for swimming 10m and received man of the match for his football team.

Emilia received a certificate for achieving Stanley 6 in swimming and was also most improved gymnast in her section.

Scout received core level 8 in gymnastics.

Ilaria received core level 4 in gymnastics. Bella received a certificate for achieving Stanley 2 in swimming.

Sophia received a certificate for swimming 5 m

Jessica received an award for performer of the week from PQA theatre group. Owen received a certificate for level 4 in swimming.

Sports Report

Last week the boys football team played Shephall Bury Park in a home game. The team won 5-1 with goals scored by Luke.

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 12th January 2024

 

A fantastic week at Trotts Hill, Year 3 and 4 were praised for their fantastic behaviour whilst swimming.

 

Stars of the Week

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

Reception: Sienna for having an excellent attitude to learning and always doing the right thing.

Year 1: Alessandro for careful painting and mixing to create secondary colour on his colour wheel in art.

Year 2: Giselle for an excellent attitude to learning in the New Year. She is writing more in English (still beautifully presented) and working more independently in maths.

Year 3: Cara for excellent participation during every lesson.

Year 4: Ruby for actively participating in all areas of the curriculum in class.

Year 5: Karolina for showing perseverance in all subjects.

Year 6: Evie Grace for presenting her decimal maths learning exceptionally well, including drawing place value grids

 

Home Learning Heroes

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: George M for showing perseverance with his writing and doing extra at home.

Year 2: Amadea for taking care with presentation of home learning and producing lots of additional learning.

Year 3: Charlotte for reading 24 times during the Christmas holiday.

Year 4: Ahmed for an amazing amount of reading during the Christmas holiday.

Year 5: Florance for making bread as part of the Junior Duke

Year 6: Rohan for creating an excellent webpage (as part of Junior Duke)

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Eric for presenting his phonics in a beautiful list.

Year 1: Joshua H for always listening in carpet time and making thoughtful contributions to class discussions.

Year 2: Haris for extra effort with cursive writing. His English this week was unrecognisable!

Year 3: Lamis for trying hard to focus on presentation.

Year 4: Leo for clear and well-presented History learning.

Year 5: B improvements in handwriting over time.

Year 6: Ethan for always engaging in learning, asking for help when he needs it but also for becoming more independent

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Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for improved volume in the dining hall and coming in to lunch sensibly.

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for helping with OPAL activities and tidying up.

 

Attendance

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 99.44%.

 

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 Charlotte in Year 3 for having enthusiasm in French and recalling learning.

 

Golden Welly Award

Jack in Reception received the award for being polite and engaging in a wide range of play.

 

Golden Broom Award

Year 4 received the award for turning up to their area –the mud kitchen- and tidying every day.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Emelie and Charlotte danced in two shows over the Christmas holiday at care homes and both danced beautifully.

Caiden took part in a tournament with his football academy and was awarded with the trophy for goal of the tournament.

CA in Reception received a certificate for 100% in a Reading Eggs quiz.

Emilia came runner up in her age category for most improved gymnast. They commented that she is always happy, willing to try new skills and support others in her class.

Jesna received a certificate for taking part in the Winter Mini Reading Challenge.

Isla L received her Silver Award at Rainbows, along with Story Time, Express myself and Communicate badges.

Georgia and Jessica received a ‘know myself’ badge from Brownies.

Bailey won trainer of the week at his football club.

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Celebration Assembly – Friday 15th December 2023

 

We celebrated a superb week at trots hill with 6 Christmas plays- all children were stars this week! The children are looking forward to wrapping room a a special visitor to the school. They all look festive in their Christmas Jumpers to raise money for “Save the children”

 

Stars of the Week

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

Reception:  Ava who has consistently shone with her singing in the Christmas performance and also for remembering all about Hanukkah and telling her family!

Year 1: Josh S for always working hard and making super progress in his writing this week. 

Year 2: Elissa for contributing in class discussions.

Year 3: Harry for all round excellent participation and enthusiasm.

Year 4: Aaruhi for excelling with her research about the Amazon for English.

Year 5: Jessica - learnt the words of the French song despite being new to the school

Year 6: Noah for being an excellent Digital Leader and for writing the script for the Key Stage Two performance.

 

Home Learning Heroes 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Harry F who has been doing extra phonics practise in a really fun and creative way to blend and segment words.

Year 1: Radhvi for making a Christmas decoration and explaining to the class how she made it. 

Year 2: Emilia for always completing her learning to a high standard and always reading lots at home.

Year 3: Tihomir for neat presentation of the non-negotiables.

Year 4: Bailey for writing poems about Christmas in his own time.

Year 5: Zohaib for high quality non-negotiables
Year 6: Grace for interesting research about Stevenage for our report writing.

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Mason for working hard to write in a cursive style.

Year 2: Zohan for improved presentation in English and maths.

Year 3: Teddy G for trying hard to join his handwriting in English.

Year 4: Nasara for making improvements with his handwriting.

Year 5: Michael for maths

Year 6: Ollie for improving digit formation in maths.  

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for calm, sensible behaviour outside and for good behaviour in the dining hall.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for good tidying, kindness and looking after each other.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 97%.
 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

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

 

French star of the week

Mrs Cornish thinks that all of KS2 are stars for their amazing performance of the French carol in the KS2 production.

 

Golden Welly Award

Emilia, Sienna and Elissa in Year 2 received the award for being resilient and playing well in all weathers.

 

Golden Broom Award

Ellie in Year 5 received the award for brilliant tidying of the large loose parts.

 

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:
Laila shared a trophy that she received for the right attitude, uniform and good attendance at dance club.

Laila, Georgia, Illaria, Scout, Jessica, and Amelie received a certificate and badge for achieving the Brownie bronze award.

Arthur received badges for creativity, photography, reading and hiking at Beavers. He also received a certificate from his piano teacher.

Leon received a certificate for completing the water skills 1 award.
Emelie and Charlotte have performed 3 dances at the dance Christmas show.
Oliver received a certificate for being able to swim 10 metres.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 15th December 2023

 

We celebrated a superb week at trots hill with 6 Christmas plays- all children were stars this week! The children are looking forward to wrapping room a a special visitor to the school. They all look festive in their Christmas Jumpers to raise money for “Save the children”

 

Stars of the Week

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

Reception:  Ava who has consistently shone with her singing in the Christmas performance and also for remembering all about Hanukkah and telling her family!

Year 1: Josh S for always working hard and making super progress in his writing this week. 

Year 2: Elissa for contributing in class discussions.

Year 3: Harry for all round excellent participation and enthusiasm.

Year 4: Aaruhi for excelling with her research about the Amazon for English.

Year 5: Jessica - learnt the words of the French song despite being new to the school

Year 6: Noah for being an excellent Digital Leader and for writing the script for the Key Stage Two performance.

 

Home Learning Heroes 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Harry F who has been doing extra phonics practise in a really fun and creative way to blend and segment words.

Year 1: Radhvi for making a Christmas decoration and explaining to the class how she made it. 

Year 2: Emilia for always completing her learning to a high standard and always reading lots at home.

Year 3: Tihomir for neat presentation of the non-negotiables.

Year 4: Bailey for writing poems about Christmas in his own time.

Year 5: Zohaib for high quality non-negotiables
Year 6: Grace for interesting research about Stevenage for our report writing.

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Mason for working hard to write in a cursive style.

Year 2: Zohan for improved presentation in English and maths.

Year 3: Teddy G for trying hard to join his handwriting in English.

Year 4: Nasara for making improvements with his handwriting.

Year 5: Michael for maths

Year 6: Ollie for improving digit formation in maths.  

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for calm, sensible behaviour outside and for good behaviour in the dining hall.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for good tidying, kindness and looking after each other.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 97%.
 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

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

 

French star of the week

Mrs Cornish thinks that all of KS2 are stars for their amazing performance of the French carol in the KS2 production.

 

Golden Welly Award

Emilia, Sienna and Elissa in Year 2 received the award for being resilient and playing well in all weathers.

 

Golden Broom Award

Ellie in Year 5 received the award for brilliant tidying of the large loose parts.

 

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:
Laila shared a trophy that she received for the right attitude, uniform and good attendance at dance club.

Laila, Georgia, Illaria, Scout, Jessica, and Amelie received a certificate and badge for achieving the Brownie bronze award.

Arthur received badges for creativity, photography, reading and hiking at Beavers. He also received a certificate from his piano teacher.

Leon received a certificate for completing the water skills 1 award.
Emelie and Charlotte have performed 3 dances at the dance Christmas show.
Oliver received a certificate for being able to swim 10 metres.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 8th December 2023

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception:  Amelia who shows a love for learning, at all times, in and out of school.

Year 1: Jesna or always doing her very best in everything, including super enthusiasm in our Christmas show.

Year 2: Archie for being excellent role model using a loud voice in rehearsals.

Year 3: Sanaa for perseverance in sewing.

Year 4: W for a positive week in all areas of the curriculum.

Year 5: Haniya for volunteering contributions to whole class learning

Year 6: Poppy for returning to school with increased focus, determination and independence.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Henry who went above and beyond designing, making, writing and posting Christmas cards to his family (and Mrs O'Brien). Mrs O'Brien would like to thank all families who engaged so thoroughly with our letter writing home learning this week

Year 1: Joshua S for writing a lovely letter about his visit to see Father Christmas.

Year 2: Coby for additional maths learning.

Year 3: L for very neat sewing.

Year 4: Sophia for accuracy with her maths home learning and extended practice of times tables on Purple Mash

Year 5: Fawaz for high quality non-negotiables

Year 6: Myah for excellent research comparing theories of evolution.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception:

Year 1: Franco for beginning to use the cursive handwriting style.

Year 2: A for his shape net and symmetry drawing

Year 3: Leo for a well-written piece of research which contained lots of facts.

Year 4: Bailey for neat note taking in English and making a conscious effort to reduce the size of his handwriting.

Year 5: Jake D for improved consistency in handwriting.

Year 6: Timi for making huge progress and effort with handwriting in English


Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for better walking through school and quietly eating in the hall.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for lovely tidying up and great lining up.

 

A special mention to Tihomir who has been polite and well-mannered at the hatch. He even asked Mrs Poole if she was having a good day.

 

Attendance

 

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 97.77%.

128 children received a reward for achieving 100% attendance in November.
 

 

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 Patrick in Year 6 for always trying hard in lessons and greeting Mrs Cornish in French around the school.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Connie and Brody in Year 2 received the award for excellent problem solving and communication, while den building.  

 

Golden Broom Award

 

Finn in Year 4 received the award for tidying in the mud kitchen every day.

 

Sports Reports
 

Joe, Finn, Layla, Sophie, Olivia, Patrick and Riya in Year 6 along with Zohaib, Fawaz, Gabriel, Haniya, Izzy, Milani, and BF from Year 6 attended an archery contest. They 3rd  out of six teams. Sophie received an individual 3rd place. The children showed excellent teamwork, sportsmanship, determination and perseverance.

 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:
Sienna was awarded as gymnast of the week for being able to squat into a forward roll on the vault.

Willow R achieved the level 1 bronze gymnastics award.
Isla Y4 achieved the level 4 bronze gymnastics award.
Olivia received a trophy for player of the match, at the weekend, she scored 2 goals. Daniel was named man of the match for scoring two goals for his football team.
Daniel and Jamie both moved up to the next level in their gymnastics club.

Archie shared that he has moved up a level in gymnastics.
H received a certificate for swimming 10 metres.
Sophia received star of the week from her ballet class for persevering with a difficult aspect of her routine. She was also awarded with cheerleader of the week.

Bella was awarded with cheerleader of the week.
Alma received a certificate for being brave during a blood test.
Arthur received piano star of the week for learning an extra song.
Oliver received the book reader and cyclist badges from Beavers.
 

Celebration Assembly – Thursday 30th November 2023

 

 

Mrs Evans thanked Noah, one of our digital leaders, for creating a brand new, whizzy PowerPoint for our Celebration Assembly.

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception: Ace for super letter writing in Literacy as well as choosing to write more during Child Initiated Learning.

Year 1: Isla P for working well independently and making an effort to put her hand up and join in with all our learning.

Year 2: Max F for effort in English carefully considering vocabulary.

Year 3: Tihomir for enthusiasm in geography.

Year 4: Scout for being kind to others and helpful in class.

Year 5: Lacey-Lou for problem solving in science.

Year 6: Patrick for always being enthusiastic to share his extensive knowledge across the curriculum, but particularly in science this week.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: FT for being creative with her phonics at home and using Boggle pieces to build words!

Year 1: SS for completing non negotiables and writing super sentences about his weekend.

Year 2: Anaya for superb home learning consistently and presented to a very high standard.

Year 3: Inaaya for neatly presented home learning and lots of extra work.

Year 4: Malaika for all non-negotiables being completed to a high standard.

Year 5: Jerome for great enthusiasm for reading.

Year 6: Charlie for his excellent DT home learning, practising his sewing skills.

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception:

Year 1: Alastair for making an effort to form letters in the cursive style.

Year 2: Avyukt for excellent presentation in English.

Year 3: Jaxon for trying hard to use finger spaces.

Year 4: LH for improving his presentation in English.

Year 5: Ellie for a beautifully presented diagram in science.

Year 6: Olivia for drawing scaled shapes in maths neatly and accurately with a ruler.

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for improved behaviour in the dining hall and eating quietly.

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for good manners and friendliness in the dining hatch. They also have had a prompt response to tidy up time outside.

A special mention went to Kyran for being kind, friendly and a pleasure to serve at the hatch.

Attendance

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 98.56

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

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

French star of the week

This was awarded to Olivia in Year 2 for her engagement in our lesson about numbers to 20.

Golden Welly Award

Emelie in Year 5 won the award for great den making, always being engaged and active

Golden Broom Award

Dexter in Year 6 received the award for organising his class to help tidy the large loose parts area.

Sports Reports

Luke and Finn shared the match report for the away match against Roebuck last week.

The team won the match with a score of 3:2 with Luke and BF scoring goals. Ruben was awarded with man of the match for some excellent saves toward the end of the match.

Joshua, Coby, Caiden, Emilia and Anaya attended the balance festival yesterday and shared their successes. The children were proud to share that they were able to come first in two of the races.

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Over the weekend Arthur took part in a music gig, where he played jingle bells and drunken sailor on the piano. He was very excited and nervous despite this he performed beautifully.

Layla was awarded with a trophy for ‘the most improved female swimmer’, during Stevenage Swimming Club’s annual award presentation.

Caiden was awarded player of the week for his football club and also scored 4 goals

Celebration Assembly – Friday 24th November 2023

 

We enjoyed some live music this morning from past and current pupils at Trotts Hill and the children were thrilled to see the live performances. A fantastic week at Trotts Hill with a visit from the Local Authority and a Governor morning. Both visits were extremely positive and more detail will follow in the newsletter next week.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception: Jack for making an amazing model during his choosing time showing perseverance to complete it.

Year 1: Nancy for working independently in maths, being able to solve subtraction problems and draw part-whole models.

Year 2: Noah for his amazing writing in English, recounting a story, adding in fabulous language and conjunctions.

Year 3: Peyton for excellent understanding and taking pride her maths.

Year 4: Balveer for engagement across the curriculum, especially in RE this week.

Year 5: Emelie for her good suggestions for activities in her role as a Sports' Leader.

Year 6: Evie Grace for always showing kindness.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: CA and JA who have been completing extra phonics activities at home in addition to the activities set.

Year 1: Kyran for writing words and sentences for pictures to tell us about his weekend.

Year 2: Owen for a superb poster all about the Plague doctors.

Year 3: Sanaa for excellent geography facts presented neatly and with all capital letters.

Year 4: Brandon for great work on rounding and going the extra mile with his handwriting.

Year 5: Michael for extra practice of

Year 6: Myah for her excellent map work and for continuing her story writing at home which was of very high quality.

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception:

Year 1: Jake for making an effort to write in our new cursive handwriting style for the letters learnt so far.

Year 2: Amadea for consistently producing beautiful cursive writing.

Year 3: J'ael for continued good letter formation.

Year 4: Ewan for clear presentation in maths.

Year 5: Zohaib for presentation in maths.

Year 6: Joe for making a conscious effort to make his handwriting neat, when writing his persuasive text

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for eating packed lunches quietly and lining up sensibly.

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for kind and friendly behaviour towards each other.

 

Attendance

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 99.64%.

 

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 Jerome Year 5 for his engagement when working out the meaning of our French carol.

 

Golden Welly Award

Archie R, Daniel and Alma in Year 3 received the award for working with Mrs Leach to build an amazing den, complete with furniture.

 

Golden Broom Award

Bruce, Harveer, Max F, Max D, Freddie, Archie T and Coby in Year 2 received the award for tidying the large loose parts and being the only children to do so this week.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

L received a trophy for being man of the match in his football match.

Isla W shared a certificate from her ballet lessons.

Teddy shared the certificate and medal he received for achieving core level 10 in gymnastics.

Joshua received a band for completing 50 junior Park Runs and coming first. He received golfer of the week and achieved stage 4 in swimming. He also played in a football match last week and received a medal for being parent’s player of the week.

Laila achieved five medals in group dances when taking part in Royston dance festival.

Sophia achieved a certificate for being proficient in theatre ballet and will be moving up to grade 1 ballet.

Bella received a distinction in her recent ballet exam and will be moving up to primary ballet.

Giselle completed stage 5 in swimming, she is becoming confident and is looking forward to starting lessons in navy blue hats.

Isla L has received her Blue Peter book badge this week, after submitting a book review to Blue Peter, as part of her Rainbows Book Lover Badge. The book she reviewed was Uh Oh! It's the Unicorns.

Willow H-P shared her Blue Peter badge as part of her Rainbows Book Lover Badge.

Sophie shared the programme from her performance in The Little Mermaid at the Gordon Craig. She also won an array of medals from Royston dance festival.

Gabriel received a certificate from his drama class.

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Celebration Assembly – Friday 17th November 2023

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Elsie Rae for making up and writing an excellent story this week.

Year 1: Radhvi for showing all the PRIDE learning behaviours and always doing her very best.

Year 2: Teddy for trying his very best in maths and English.

Year 3: J'ael for enthusiasm in maths and excellent participation during whole class teaching.

Year 4: Harry for consistently working hard in all areas of the curriculum.

Year 5: Jerome for enthusiastic contribution this week.

Year 6: Riya for challenging herself to use ambitious vocabulary in her story.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Emmie who has been doing word hunts, writing sentences, reading and practising her numbers at home.

Year 1: Ally for writing wonderful sentences about his weekend and including high frequency words.

Year 2: Bruce for his extensive research on the plague doctor.

Year 3: Millie for excellent joined handwriting in English.

Year 4: Isla for completing all non-negotiables to a highly presented standard.

Year 5: B for excellent learning on Beddgellert.

Year 6: Toby for engaging well with our Science topic.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: L for developing a super, neat handwriting style.

Year 2: Freddie for great writing in English about how the rain makes us feel.

Year 3: Millie for completing home learning alongside extensive extra non-negotiables.

Year 4: Owen for making a huge effort with his handwriting.

Year 5: Karolina for an improvement in handwriting.

Year 6: Noah for consistently neat handwriting even when writing with stamina.:

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1/EYFS- Reception for being the quietest in the dining hall.

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for being kind and complementary in the dining hall.

A special mention goes to Keisha, who has been kind and helpful in the dining hall.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 98.33%.

 

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 Ethan in Year 6 for adapting a text to write in third person.

 

Golden Welly Award

Leo in Year 1 received the award for excellent den building alongside the Year 6 children.

 

Golden Broom Award

Willow R in Year 1 received the award for great tidying where ever she is playing.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Charlie achieved stage for in swimming and was praised for his stamina.

Aaruhi achieved her 25m swimming award.

Sienna received a certificate for bravery.

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Celebration Assembly – Friday 10th November 2023

 

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception:  George M who has engaged so well with his learning this week - even when he was poorly at home.

Year 1: Salaar for approaching his learning with enthusiasm and relishing new challenges.

Year 2: Isabelle for confidently standing in front of the class and presenting her non-fiction English work on the human lifecycle in a big voice.

Year 3: Jaxon for being kind and helpful.

Year 4: Tommy for his exceptional commitment to the Diwali play.

Year 5: Annie for showing perseverance and taking home maths challenges.

Year 6: Dexter for being helpful to peers in class and a supportive friend outside of class.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Noah W for consistently completing his HL to a good standard but also for continuing to want to learn while he is in hospital.

Year 1: Willow R for a big improvement in her handwriting and writing smaller and neater. 

Year 2: Arthur for an excellent firework poem and Olivia for some superb research on Guy Fawkes.

Year 3: Charlotte for a great follow on to class learning.

Year 4: Amelie for working so hard on her maths and handwriting.

Year 5: Gabriel for excellent research which was written in his own words.

Year 6:  Layla for completing extra maths questions she missed due to Sports Leader training

 

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception:

Year 1: Ally for writing wonderful sentences about his weekend and including high frequency words. 

Year 2: Giselle for her improved presentation in all subjects and building her stamina for writing.

Year 3: Teddy T for focusing on creating a perfectly presented piece of learning.

Year 4: Jessica for beautifully presented description of the setting in her Beowulf writing.

Year 5: James for a huge improvement in letter formation.

Year 6: Arthur for well- presented science research.

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Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for the best behaviour in the dining room and packed lunch hall.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for friendly behaviour at the hatch and for the best lining up.

Special mention to Ollie Faulkner for spending time at the end of each lunch to help Mrs Qadri tidy up.

 

Attendance

 

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 99.28%.
 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

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

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Annie in Year 5 for her reading and speaking work on siblings.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Ali was awarded  for varied play and always smiling and showing the PRIDE value of enjoyment.   

 

Golden Broom

Radhvi and Leona received the award for their dedicated tidying in the mud kitchen

 

Samarivans Competition Winners

 

Create Crew challenged the children had to design their own campervan and could make an optional donation to the Samaritans charity. The competition idea was organized by Sarah Graham who is a Hitchin based artist who has made some videos for us as a school before. 

Mrs Spendlove was really impressed with the number of entries we had and the Creative Crew judged the entries last week.

KS1 winner: Mia 

Lower KS2 winner: Alma

Upper KS2 winner: Izzy

 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Isla was awarded with the stage 1 swimming badge. She also received drawing and book lover badges from Rainbows.
Laila received a certificate for achieving level 6 learn to swim.
Ewan was awarded a trophy from his foot ball team for being man of the match. He also scored his first goal for the team.
Gabriel received blue stripe seventh cup in Taekwondo.
Charlie received a certificate for level 4 learn to swim certificate.
Annie has received a badge for swimming 100m.

 

Sports Reports

Year 5 and 6 boys played against Lodge Farm in a home game. Trotts Hill won 5-3.

Year 5 entered a bench ball competition and shared their PRIDE values through out and came 8th in the competition.

Year 5 and 6 girls played against Bedwell in a netball match they did not win but they showed excellent sportsmanship.

Celebration Assembly – Friday  13th October 2023

 

Mrs Kramer praised the children for their positive attitudes during Hello Yellow Day on Tuesday. The House Captains were congratulated for confidence and enthusiasm when they were leading sessions. On Wednesday, every pupil was in school which is an excellent achievement.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception:  Inez for always being ready to learn and to tidy up.

Year 1: Jayla for super reading in phonics using sound buttons and blending.

Year 2: Arthur for taking responsibility when self-regulating and improving his behaviour. 

Year 3: Leo for showing enjoyment and enthusiasm in all learning.

Year 4: Grace for putting herself forward for every part in the Diwali play. She took it with good grace when she didn't get a speaking part.

Year 5: Ivy for showing perseverance in maths. 

Year 6: Jethro for giving up his own time to improve in maths.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:
Reception:
 Cooper for doing excellent phonics reading and writing.

Year 1: Bella for completing all non-negotiables and doing pictures and sentences.

Year 2: Teddy for non-negotiables and extra home learning.

Year 3: Millie for completing lots of spelling learning.

Year 4: Scout for achieving all non-negotiables to a high standard and showing impressive research about Wilma Rudolph for Black History Month.
Year 5: Izzy for a PowerPoint presentation on Dr Spence Silva.
Year 6:  Rohan for conducting lots of research about his chosen person for Black History month to write a detailed biography.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

Year 1: Radhvi for always keeping her handwriting neat and her work well presented. 

Year 2: Anaya for lots of carefully considered writing and which was well presented.
Year 3: Henry for improvement in joined handwriting.
Year 4: Laila for a creative and neat plan in English.
Year 5: Florence for beautiful writing in English
Year 6:
Dexter for recording his research neatly in Science

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for the best behaviour in the dining room.  

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for good manners at the serving hatch. Special mention to Teddy G for trying a new vegetable everyday – from Mrs Pool

 

Attendance

 

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 100%!
 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

This week Year 4 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. Credit was given to all classes in Key Stage 2 for their tidiness.

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Daniel in Year 3 for his write up of the conversation he performed in class with Archie. 

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Jesna and Radhvi in Year 1 received the award for excellent OPAL behaviour.

 

Golden Brush Award

 

Leon in Y3 received the award for sharing learning behaviours and always helping.

 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Karolina Year 5 for achieving Level 6 in gymnastics.

Ilaria and Sienna ran 5K for Great Ormond Street and raised over £1000.

Dexter received Man of the Match for his rugby.

Olivia scored 5 goals in her recent match and was player of the match.

Charlie helped around the house at the weekend.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 6th October 2023

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Ace for writing a fabulous list during choosing time. 

Year 1: L for always showing enthusiasm and enjoyment in his learning.

Year 2: Max D for an excellent effort in improving his handwriting

Year 3: Barry for always trying his best.

Year 4: Ahmed for always being so incredibly helpful in class.

Year 5: Zohaib for a good suggestion for an investigation in science.

Year 6: Toby for persevering and overcoming challenges in math

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Harry F for some excellent phonics practise and maths sorting.

Year 1: Nancy for completing all non-negotiables and making a caterpillar!

Year 2: Mia for making a wonderful rhyming poetry booklet

Year 3: Charlie for completing extra sentences which were very neat and also lots of times tables practise.

Year 4: Jessica for her work on up-levelling sentences.

Year 5: Milani for the science task she produced.

Year 6: Ardante for championing reading lots of reading entries in his diary.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Gabriella for writing neatly with small and consistently sized letters in all tasks.

Year 2: Connie for a beautifully presented autumn poem.

Year 3: Teddy V excellent joined handwriting.

Year 4: Finley for his beautiful presentation in maths.

Year 5: Zohaib for making a huge improvement with his handwriting.

Year 6: Layla for a perfectly presented graph in science.

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for walking in to lunch quietly.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 6 for improved lining up.

 

Attendance

 

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 99.23%

 

A huge congratulations also go to the 170 children who had 100% attendance for September.
 

 

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 Karolina in Year 5 for using vocabulary learnt in Year 4 to tell me that she had an earache.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Nancy in Year received the award for playing nicely with her friends.

 

Golden Broom Award

 

Haniya in Year 5 received the award for helping to keep the shed tidy.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Josh received a certificate for an original piece of creative writing which was published in an anthology.

Brody received camping and science badges from Beavers. 

Oliver received his hiking and medical badges from Beavers.

Alma collected her 25m, 50m and 100m swimming certificates.

Noah received a certificate for completing Stage 1 swimming.

Laila received a merit in a music and drama exam.

Joe completed his first rugby festival and was named as man of the match.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 29th September 2023

 

Mrs Evans praised the children’s wonderful efforts in home learning for European Day Languages on Monday. The display looks stunning.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception: Harry T for independently changing for PE. What a great role model! 

Year 1: Mason for always showing the PRIDE learning behaviours and a positive attitude to all his work. 

Year 2: Coby for overall engagement and brilliance.

Year 3: Isabell for giving 100% in every aspect of her independent learning.

Year 4: D for answering the register in French all week!

Year 5:  Leo for trying very hard to master punctuation.

Year 6: Ardante for being a supportive friend and an engaged learner.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception:  George and Albie for going above and beyond with their phonics learning.

Year 1: Isla L for working hard to complete all the non-negotiables. 

Year 2: Giselle for two excellent posters sharing her home languages.

Year 3: Jase for an excellent recount of our visit to Celtic Harmony.

Year 4: Owen for reading every day and completing a detailed screen time data sheet for computing home learning.

Year 5: Kuzey for non-negotiables and European Day of Languages poster.

Year 6: Sophia for taken home extra maths challenges. 

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Daniel for super effort and concentration in Art, creating detailed patterns in the style of German artist Durer. 

Year 2: Emilia for a beautifully presented poem.

Year 3: Daniel for excellent consistent presentation in maths.

Year 4: Eliza for her presentation in science.

Year 5: Gabriel for beautiful writing in English.
Year 6: Josh is perfectly presented for working hard to ensure his handwriting is consistently neat in English.

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Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for superior lining up.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for helping younger children during playtime.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 99.6%
 

 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 Cara Year 3 for her recall of questions and answers from Year 2.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Finn in Year 6 received the award for innovative play.

 

Golden Broom Award

 

Annie in year 5 was praised for always tidying up the mud kitchen and doing a great job as the mud monitor.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:
Isabelle received the level 3 learn to swim and both a five and ten metre swimming badge.

Bella received adventure, nature, book lover, communicate and explore stage one badges Rainbows.

Willow HP was awarded gymnast of the week.
Archie and Willow received medals for running the Westminster Mile in London last weekend.

Joshua received a trophy for being the ‘Club Man of the Year’ in cricket.

Daniel moved to stage 3 in swimming lessons and a new personal best in Junior Park Run.

Jessica was named performer of the week from PQA.

Karolina received her yellow belt in martial arts.

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 22nd September 2023

 

Mrs Evans congratulated Year 3 and 5 for their exemplary behaviour on the school trips this week. They were a credit to the school.

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception:  Noah W for being an excellent role model during class learning time.

Year 1: Jake for always coming to school with a smile and a positive attitude and being kind to others.

Year 2: Sienna for all round enthusiasm and learning outside of school too. She brought in a beautifully written story to share. 

Year 3: Alma for excellent participation in all lessons and during our history visit.

Year 4: Brandon for being an excellent mathematician and completing several "Fast Finisher" questions over the week.

Year 5: Benson for great engagement and enthusiasm on the school trip.

Year 6: Samson for increased focus and being more independent in English and maths. 

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Sienna for using her phonics to write CVC words and also completing the level 3 reading eggs phonics challenge

Year 1: Jesna for completing all non-negotiables and doing extra work related to dinosaurs. 

Year 2: Oliver for completing all his non-negotiables and entering a poster for European Day of Languages next week.

Year 3: Isabella for completing all of the non-negotiables and showing evidence of this in her home learning book.

Year 4: Bailey for clear, defined instructions and results of his scientific experiments.

Year 5: Izzy for using drawing to support when learning new vocabulary.

Year 6: Olivia for identifying areas in arithmetic she needed to work on and completing extra questions on those areas.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Willow HP for presenting a poem beautifully, forming letters correctly and using finger spaces.

Year 2: Haris for excellent presentation of his writing in English.

Year 3: Sanna for excellent presentation in her science learning.

Year 4: Samiya for beautifully presented English work.

Year 5: Kuzey for a dramatic improvement in his handwriting.

Year 6: Sophie for her excellently presented maths learning.

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Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for being the quietest in the dining hall.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for playing well and lining up the best at the end of lunch.

 

Attendance

 

Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 99.62%.
 

 

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 Reggie in Year 5 for his work on numbers over 70.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Bailey, Tommy, Lovell, Walter Nasara, Harry, Leo, Walter, Ewan, Finley, Balveer and Brandon in Year 4 received the award for excellent play especially when playing football.

 

Golden Broom Award
 

Ivy for always tidying the shed at the end of lunch.

 

 

Outside achievements
 

We shared the following achievements:

Alma and Millie have appeared on the BBC news pages today with their Speed Skate team. The article focuses on their team-mate who broke a record. They will also be on the news today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-66869051

Caiden received the typhoon of the week award from his football club.

Joshua received a medal for coming 4th out of 95 children in a 1500m race.

Gabriel received the learn to swim level 7 badge.

Isla received her 40 days of summer badge from Brownies by completing 40 different outdoor activities.

Ewan was awarded with trainer of the week award which means he will captain his team in their next match.

Amelie and Joshua received a medal for participation in the Stevenage Striders mini mile run.

Sophia received her painting and baking badges from Brownies.
Bella received the nature and book lovers badges from Rainbows.
Olivia scored 10 goals in her football match for Bedwell Rangers and the team won 13-4!
Olivia took part in a summer holiday campin the West End and performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Leo went to a film making workshop during the summer and received a certificate for his creativity and technical ability.

 

Ready, Set, Read:

Reception: Ibrahim and Freya

Celebration Assembly – Friday 15th  September 2023

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception:  Cooper for putting his hand up on the carpet and making excellent contributions in phonics.

Year 1: Daniel for working hard on his sentence writing and making a dinosaur book using materials and adjectives to describe them!

Year 2: Joshua for his excellent input on the carpet and always good behaviour. 

Year 3: Archie for increased focus and concentration and for also showing enjoyment in history.

Year 4: Sophia for showing resilience and increased independence in maths.

Year 5: Michael for excellent use of language in free verse poetry

Year 6: Ollie for being so enthusiastic, helpful and polite.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Harry T for beautifully sharing his favourite things about Reception so far.

Year 1:  Willow HP for completing all her non-negotiables and making an effort to read at home. 

Year 2: Haris for an excellent learning recounting the holiday.

Year 3: Daniel for a very neat front cover and for reading three times.

Year 4: Ilaria for her powerpoint on Picasso.

Year 5: Emelie for extensive research about Kara Walker.

Year 6: Layla for presented her facts about our artist, Turner, well and also completed non-negotiables.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Jamie for using our outdoor space to make rubbings for dinosaur skin and presenting them neatly.

Year 2: Oliver for science.

Year 3: Aairah for excellent presentation in history.

Year 4: Grace for moving on to pen after presenting her work beautifully in English.

Year 5: Annie for well presented maths.

Year 6: Luke for a well presented classification key in Science.

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Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Reception for settling into a new routine with positivity.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for the best lining up at the end of lunchtime.

 

Attendance

 

Year 6  had the highest attendance this week with 100%!
 

 

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 Georgia Year 4 for using "Je voudrais" together with an item of vocabulary from our lesson when she needed a pen.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Patrick in Year 6 received the award for making a flag and flag pole.

 

Golden Broom Award

 

James in Year 5 received the award for tidying up in the sandpit.

 

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Millie and Alma shared medals for competing in a speed skating competition.

Daniel received a medal from his football club Bedwell Rangers for?

Toby shared a trophy he has won for being the under tens bowler of the year 2023 from Letchworth Cricket Club.

Elsie received a 5m swim badge.

Leo played his first game for Watton Youth FC, he captained the team for part of the match, scored two goals and had two assists.

 

Ready, Set, Read:
Year 1:Bella
Year 2: Oliver, Teddy and Caiden
Year 3: Lamis, Charlotte and Charlie
Year 4: Sophia and Laila
Year 5: Ella and Emelie
Year 6: Myah

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 8th September 2023

 

We celebrated the end of a fantastic first week back at school, the children have settled so well, showing the PRIDE learning behaviours and following the school rules. It has been lovely to meet our new Nursery and Reception starters this week. The children shared something that they felt proud about in their first week back at school.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: J for showing enthusiasm and sharing excellent ideas on the carpet. 

Year 1: Bella for coming in to school with a super attitude.

Year 2: Ethan for a superb performance as the handsome prince in Rapunzel.

Year 3: Charlotte for being an excellent role model to Year 3.

Year 4: Marnie for coming into school with a positive attitude and participating in all areas of the curriculum.

Year 5: Hannah for assisting with the efficient running of the school day.

Year 6: Keisha for her excellent attitude to learning and her particularly engaging writing linked to our class book.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 1: Leo for completing writing about his holiday.

Year 2: Archie for super holiday home learning.  

Year 4: Finley for the account of his holiday.

Year 6: Finn for completing the library challenge

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Spencer for super presentation in English.

Year 2: Mia for excellent presentation in Science.

Year 3: Isabell for well presented maths learning.

Year 4: Diya for her beautiful handwriting in English.

Year 5: Ella for handwriting in English
Year 6: Jethro for his beautifully presented character description

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for great behaviour and following the school rules.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for setting a good example to others and settling well in to Key Stage 2.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 99.58%.
 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

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

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Jessica in Year 4 received the award for excellent play and keeping equipment tidy in the shed.  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Oliver received an octopus 3 award for swimming.

Emilia received a level 8 gymnastics proficiency award.

Scout was awarded gymnastics star of the week.

Joshua received a medal and certificate from football camp for showing good sportsmanship.
 

Ready, Set, Read: Well done to the children for completing the summer reading challenge.

Year 1: Jamie, Isla L, Jake M, Franco, Leon, Daniel, Alastair and Joshua S

Year 2: Sienna, Emilia, A, Anaya and Joshua S

Year 3: Daniel, Gabby and Millie

Year 4: Georgia, Eliza, Aaruhi, Ilaria, Ahmed, Owen, Bailey, Jessica and Amelie

Year 5: Izzy and Gabriel

Year 6: Finn

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Thursday 20th July 2023

 

House Captains

Hawking- Luke and Sophie
Rowling-Finn and Layla

Picasso- Evie-Grace and Ollie

Farah- Riya and Joshua

 

Stars of the Week

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


Reception:  Josh H who has continued to work incredibly hard this week and produced some excellent writing in Literacy and during CIL.

Year 1: Harveer for showing kindness to others.

Year 2: Millie for excellent sewing when making her toy.

Year 3: Isla for showing enjoyment, enthusiasm and creativity with our 'Jelly Baby' challenge.

Year 4: Lacey and Tilly for being great all-round learners.

Year 5: Dexter for showing mature behaviour for learning.

Year 6: Summer for her participation and contributions during our PSHE lesson on transition.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Mrs O’Brien said a big thank you to all of the children who reflected on their year in Reception and uploaded it to Tapestry. It has been so nice to read and share these memories.

Year 1: Connie for writing 3 lovely poems about seasons and completing her non-negotiables.

Year 2: Charlie careful painting in design and technology.

Year 3: Grace for a well presented Roman menu.

Year 4: Izzy for excellent quality of work across the year.

Year 5: Abhi for learning across the curriculum that can be clearly read by others.

Year 6: Lacey for completing extra geography homework.

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Franco for a beautifully presented list in Literacy.

Year 1: Brody for a super effort to present a poem neatly.

Year 2: Gabby for a consistently excellent home learning throughout the year.

Year 3: Georgia for always producing perfectly presented learning.

Year 4: Ivy for huge improvements in her handwriting.

Year 5: Finn for consistency across the year and going the extra mile in special tasks.

Year 6: Alanna for her French booklet.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 2 and Reception were joint winners for the term.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for being the best at lining up and also were recognised at the Key Stage 2 winners for the term.

 

Attendance

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 97.92%

158 pupils had 100% attendance for July. 

100 pupils had 100% attendance for Summer Term 2.

62 pupils had 100% attendance for the whole Summer Term. 

 

9 pupils received commendation certificates from Hertfordshire County Council for 100% attendance for 2022-2023. A very special well done to:
 

Layla Chumbley
Bailey Freeman
Ethan Kissi
Gabby Nunes-Wright

Millie Paice
Ayaat Raj

Nasara Sanda

Amelie Scales
Noah Thomas 

 

46 pupils received commendation certificates from Hertfordshire County Council for 98%+ attendance for 2022-2023.


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 Sophie in Year 5 for having enthusiasm in French and recalling learning.

 

Golden Welly Award

Ivy in Year 4 received the award for making sure that the OPAL equipment is left tidy.

 

Kindness
These children won awards after being nominated by their class.
Nursery- Ivy
Reception- Jake M

 

Unsung Hero
These children won awards after being nominated by their class.
Year 1- Mia
Year 2- Jael

 

Integrity
These children won awards after being nominated by their class.
Year 3- Ahmed
Year 4- Izzy
Year 5- Dexter

Year 6- Bella

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Millie and Inaaya made their promise at Brownies this week. Well done for your confidence and learning your promise independently.

Sophia shared the skirt that she made by herself at home using her sewing skills.
Caiden scored four goals in two football matches this weekend.
Scout received the award for gymnast of the week.
Anna achieved level one silver in gymnastics.
Illaria, Scout, Ruby and D performed a dance at The Gordon Craig.
Gabriel achieved stage 6 for swimming.
Freddie won medals for completing a rainbow run also received a medal for golf.
Willow R achieved the level 6 gymnastics award
Archie T received a medal for football.
A received a certificate for level 2 in gymnastics.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 14th July 2023

 

Mrs Evans congratulated the Year 6 children for their magical and outstanding performance to parents on Tuesday night. The feedback from parents has been incredible. The children from Year 2 received certificates for participation in the adapted rounders award. They also received the Determination award and teddy-bear.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Jake for super participation in dance and being an all-round excellent role model.

Year 1: A for much improved behaviour, making good choices. 

Year 2: Harry for showing perseverance, independence and determination when sewing.

Year 3: Aaruhi for being a credit to the class and always demonstrating the PRIDE learning behaviours.

Year 4: Ella for excellent work in English which is really mature and engaging. 

Year 5: Noah for showing determination in maths.

Year 6: Jack for encouraging other children to project their voice during our performance. 

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  

Year 1: Arthur, for finding out more about the artist Angie Lewin and creating his own lino print. 

Year 2: Barry for an excellent plasticine model of the Eiffel Tower.

Year 3: Amelie for an excellent painting of the Eiffel Tower.
Year 4: Michael for his consistently high-quality work and always including extra multiplication and division practice.
Year 5: Layla for a 3D model of L'arc de Triumphe.
Year 6: To Jake for his Minecraft pyramid from the outside of the Louvre.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Isla P for her excellent number formation in handwriting practise.

Year 1: Isabelle for careful and beautifully detailed artwork.

Year 2: R for showing determination and achieving writing which is cursive.

Year 3: Laila for paying particular attention to her presentation when writing her poem this week.

Year 4: Lacey for her expertly decorated shaky hand game

Year 5: Riya for taking care with her presentation in English.

Year 6: E for continuing to present her work neatly.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for excellent lining up at the end of each lunchtime.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for finishing football when the whistle blows and helping to tidy up.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 99.33%.
 

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom) 

 

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

 

French star of the week

 

The standard of the home learning was astounding and I'm just sorry that we couldn't give prizes to everyone! The Creative Crew were the judges and made the tricky decisions!

 

Our winners are:

Year 1

3rd Isabelle F

2nd Joshua

1st Noah


Year 2

3rd Jase

2nd Inaaya

1st Aairah


Year 3

3rd Tommy

2nd Amelie

1st Jessica

 

Year 4

3rd Lacey

2nd Milani

1st Kuzey


Year 5

3rd Evie-Grace

2nd Aymen

1st Layla 


Year 6 

3rd Hannah

2nd Jake

1st Summer 

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Alma in Year 2 received the award for making a fantastic obstacle course.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Edward was awarded a certificate for playing with ambition.  
Louie was awarded a certificate for being inspiring. 

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 7th July 2023

 

Mrs Evans welcomed Mr Freeman, one of our parent governors, who joined the children for celebration assembly this morning. The children in Year 4 who attended a rounders competition and received recognition for playing with respect and good sportsmanship. The children were congratulated for their use of PRIDE learning.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Jesna for showing determination, perseverance and bravery

Year 1: Freddie for making good choices and having a super week.

Year 2: Daniel for making a considered effort to improve his learning.

Year 3: Brandon for making excellent progress with his written learning and handwriting.

Year 4: Gabriel for excellent questioning and manners towards our Sikh guests. 

Year 5: Olivia for increased participation in lessons.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Josh S for some excellent research and writing on turtles, making a rainbow turtle and fish as well as reading and letter formation practise. Well done for going above and beyond.

Year 1: Oliver for excellent writing and always completing the non-negotiables.

Year 2: Millie for producing a detailed map with a key.

Year 3: Bailey for consistently reading at home.

Year 4: Kuzey who has worked hard on his presentation and found out about reflective symmetry in shape.

Year 5: Dexter for high standard of learning with all non-negotiables consistently completed.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Ally who presented a beautifully written piece of research on whales as well as some perfect created whales.

Year 1: Owen for a big improvement in his handwriting.

Year 2: Archie for trying to remember finger spaces in all of his sentences.

Year 3: Bailey for good presentation across all subjects.

Year 4: Milani for excellent presentation in the science investigation. 

Year 5: Toby for improvements with handwriting

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Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 2

Key Stage 2- Year 4

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 96.42%

131 children received a reward for having 100% attendance in June.
 

 

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 Haniya in Year 4 for having enthusiasm in French and recalling learning.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Max, Caiden, Oliver, Elsie in Year 1 received the award for engineering tunnels and having fun in the sandpit.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Louie was awarded this certificate for being inspiring to others.  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:
Owen shared that he passed his 7th cup grading in Taekwondo on Tuesday and is now proudly a green tag belt.

Laila received a certificate for gymnastics core level 7.
Joshua received a medal for attending 8 weeks training with ECB cricket and will now train with the Stevenage under 9s. He also received a medal for player of the week.
Jessica received a certificate for gymnastics level 6.
Annie, Millie, Florance, Olivia and Mrs Cornish all performed superbly in their dance show last night at The Gordon Craig and will perform again.
Mia received an octopus award in swimming.
Alma has moved up to level six, dark blue hats, in swimming.
Georgia received film maker of the week at the PQA.
Karolina was awarded gymnast of the week for improving her cartwheels.
Ally shared the medal he was awarded from Stevenage gymnastics.

Junior Duke

Micro Duke
Willow
Bella
Leon

 

Silver Mini Duke
Sienna
Haris
Connie
Elsie
Austin

 

Gold Mini Duke
Millie
Alma
Teddy
Charlotte

 

Bronze Junior Duke
Scout
Sophia

 

Silver Junior Duke
Annie
Florance
Lacey
Tilly
Michael
Izzy
Emelie
Ella

Gold Junior Duke
Jethro
Arthur

 

Platinum Junior Duke
Lacey
Layla
Alanna

 


 



 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 23rd June 2023

 

Praise was given to the Year 3 children who represented Trotts Hill at an Active English Event earlier this week. 26 children from the choir also showed excellent behaviour and performing at The Stevenage Festival. The Year 5 and 6 girls were congratulated for their superb performance throughout the football season. They were nominated for Primary Team of The Year through Stevenage Sporting Futures. They been shortlisted to attend the award ceremony in July.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Josh F for trying new and different foods at lunchtime and complimenting the chef! 

Year 1: Brody for always trying his best in every lesson. 

Year 2: Charlotte for bringing enthusiasm and dedication to learning in all subjects.

Year 3: Georgia for enthusiastic learning in English.

Year 4: Florance for excellent write up of science observations on gases. 

Year 5: Grace for showing perseverance in swimming and overcoming nerves.

Year 6: Jake for his enthusiasm in history and always participating in lessons.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Franco for going home and doing some extra research on mammals.
Year 1: Olivia learning about the seasons.
Year 2: Jaxon for super home learning about toys.
Year 3:
 Amelie for an excellent 3D Roman shield.
Year 4: Izzy for always producing high quality learning which she should be very proud of.
Year 5:
Keisha for demonstrating curiosity about plants.
Year 6: Summer for completing all her non-negotiables and bringing in her costume ready for our end of year production.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Anna for excellent letter formation in handwriting.

Year 1: Oliver for beginning to use a cursive handwriting style.

Year 2: Millie for persevering with cursive handwriting and succeeding. 

Year 3: Malaika for always producing perfectly presented learning across the curriculum. 
Year 4: Ivy and J for their hilarious and expressive stop-go animation on Purple Mash. 
Year 5: Aymen for excellent handwriting in English.
Year 6:  Edward for his history work learning.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for the best behaviour in the dining room.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for walking in to lunch nicely.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 98.87%.
 

 

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 Noah in Year 5 for his accurate writing about sports and weather.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Reggie in Year 4 received the award for engaging with the Reception children during OPAL playtimes.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Hannah was awarded this certificate for being connected.  
A and Dexter were awarded with a certificate for being fair.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Archie received trophies from his football club
Sophia received a dance trophy and took part in the active English ribbon.
Arthur received a medal at his football tournament.

Layla has become a guide helper.

Izzy performed at the Gordon Craig in a dance show.
Evie-Grace received 4th place gymnastics festival.

Fawaz man of the match at football.

 

Junior Duke

Alastair received the micro duke award as well as a certificate of merit for the most outstanding junior duke journal. 

Joshua received the micro duke award.

Daniel received the gold mini duke award.

Jase received the gold mini duke award as well as a certificate of merit for the most outstanding junior duke journal. 

Amelie received the bronze junior duke award.

Bailey S received the platinum junior duke award.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 16th June 2023

Reception were  welcomed to celebration assembly for the first time.
The girl’s football team received praise for their excellent performance at the final of the football on Tuesday. The girls lost 3-2 to St Vincent De Paul in a very close game. The girls showed superb sportsmanship and represented the school incredibly well.  

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Elliot for showing more independence, 

Year 1: Elissa for super effort and improvement in her phonics when reading real and alien words.

Year 2: Jael for excellent use of phonics for reading and writing.

Year 3: Jessica for always participating in all areas of learning with enthusiasm.

Year 4: Fawaz for showing resilience and determination during the poetry unit trying to write a poem with rhyming couplets. 

Year 5: Layla for excellent progress in English.

Year 6: Caleb for persevering with his hay fever and coming into school, even though he couldn't open one of his eyes and he wasn't feeling well.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Alayna who has been writing sentences at home which has had a positive impact.

Year 1: Owen for a real improvement and effort in his handwriting

Year 2: Cara for excellent additional research on Kenya.

Year 3: Marnie for completing all of the non-negotiables.

Year 4: Jake for excellent independent observations in science.

Year 5: Toby for excellent research on rock music.

Year 6: Kacey - for his beautifully presented booklet on Chile.  It was really informative too!

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Leona for perfectly presented writing about Dear Zoo in Literacy.

Year 1: Amadea for writing about her recent trips out

Year 2: Jaxon for trying to write on the line and use finger spaces.

Year 3: Ewan for excellent presentation in all subjects.

Year 4: Jake for a neat write up and illustration of revolting rhyme.  

Year 5: Toby for a dramatic improvement in his handwriting.

 

Year 6: Liam for always producing work neatly and ensuring his letters are always consistent in size.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for lining up at the hatch quietly.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3  for best table manners in the dining hall.

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 97.33%.
 

 

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 Annie in Year 4 for increased independence with her written French.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Kyran in reception received the award for showing kindness when playing at lunchtime

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Holly and Ayaat were awarded this certificate for being connected.

 

Outside Achievements

We shared the following achievements:
Alanna won a golden boot and won praise from both Bedwell Ranger and Hertforshire girls football team.

Emelie received a trophy for excellent football skills.

Charlotte received player of the match for pushing more in to the midfield when playing football.

Harveer received a reward for being brave when having his blood taken.

Olivia received a medal at the presentation evening at her football club.

Caiden for scoring a goal at football.

Nasara received a golden boot for being chosen as the best player by his team.

Teddy received parent’s player of the year award and two trophies from his football club.

Florance received three trophies from her dance school.

Bailey and Layla received three medals during a dance competition

Finn 62 Park Runs this year and has beaten his personal best time.

Sophia performed a dance to music from Matilda at Stevenage day.

Karolina received recognition for her performance of Grease at The Gordon Craig Theatre.

 

Junior Duke

Jack Amass received his platinum junior duke and also was awarded with the most outstanding junior duke journal certificate.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 9th June 2023

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception: Ally who went above and beyond with his home learning over half term and learned how to play Let It Go on the piano.

Year 1: Connie for super effort in all her learning, particularly Science this week, asking good questions and identifying trees around school.

Year 2: Barry for excellent independent writing.

Year 3: Ruby for excellent progress in writing.

Year 4: B for persevering with maths, taking advice to use method then getting a really tricky time word problem correct.

Year 5: Myah for willingness to share errors and learn from them.

Year 6: Aayat for consistent focus in lessons.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Scarlett for her excellent, factual and beautifully presented poster about Disney music.

Year 1: Harveer producing poster about the genre of swing music

Year 2: Lamis for great learning based on the music genre of motown.

Year 3: Aaruhi for reading many times over the half-term holiday.

Year 4: Leo for fantastic research on European countries.

Year 5: Abhi for wonderful reading over the holidays.

Year 6: Zoe for recording her PE task so clearly and completing all her non-negotiables.

 

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Reception: Isla L for her detailed observational drawing of a polar bear. Year 1: Joshua for always working hard to ensure his work is neatly presented.

Year 2: R for trying to improve her presentation in Maths.

Year 3: Ruby for excellent letter formation and presentation across all areas.

Year 4: Fawaz for a high standard of presentation throughout his learning.

Year 5: Ethan for perfectly presented writing in English.

Year 6: Hannah for learning across all subjects.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Reception for adjusting to new lunchtime routines.

Key Stage 2- Year 6 for always being polite at the hatch and complementing the food.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 97.67%

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 Luke in year 5 for his work on weather.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Finn in Year 5 received the award for supporting the children in Reception to join in with OPAL, being polite and helpful to all.

Premier League Primary Star

William in Year 6 was awarded the certificate.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Arthur received a trophy for man of the match from his football club.

Lacey received a trophy for man of the match from his football club.

Jesna completed a Reading Champions Challenge by reciting a poem and learning 106 words to read and write.

Ilaria received core level 5 in gymnastics. Archie received level 2 in swimming.

Sophia M participated in a 5k race and raised money for Cancer Research.

Ivy received level 3 in swimming. L received level 4 in swimming. Riya received from her dance class.

Isabell received a trophy from Beavers for being reliable

Isla P has been competing Reading Eggs challenges at home and achieved her Fast Phonics Peak 1 certificate.

Junior Duke

Silver Mini Duke Bruce, Emilia, Caiden

Gold Mini Duke Tihomir, Isabell

Bronze Junior Duke Eliza, Bailey, Ilaria

Silver Junior Duke Karolina, Leo, Gabriel, Kuzey, Ruben

Celebration Assembly – Thursday 25th May 2023

 

Mrs Evans spoke with the children about all their different achievements and accomplishments over the first half of the term. She told the children how proud she was of the children in their play, learning and behaviour.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Jesna for writing excellent sentences about aliens.

Year 1: Mia for working hard to write sentences and using phonics.

Year 2: Jase for amazing contributions to carpet sessions.

Year 3: Ahmed for allowing the class to interview him as part of their geography learning.

Year 4: Ruben for consistently being motivated and wanted to learn and improve his work.

Year 5: Josh for greater contributions to lessons.

Year 6: Bella for keeping going at Rock UK and showing resilience.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Year 1: Arthur for writing an amazing story and trying to write neatly.

Year 2: L for making her own illustrations for the ‘How to Catch a Star’ story.

Year 3: Harry for completing all of his non-negotiables.

Year 4: Karolina for completing the junior duke activities. She made a beautiful butterfly toy, stitched from felt as well as went on a 3.6km walk around the local area!

Year 5: Rohan for Junior Duke budgeting activity.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Radhvi for the exquisite dress she designed for the doll.

Year 1: Nina for presenting her work neatly in Maths when sharing quantities into halves.

Year 2: Charlie for making excellent improvement with cursive writing.

Year 3: Georgia for consistently presented learning with care in all subjects.

Year 4: Tilly for perfectly presented learning in English and maths. She wrote a stunning story and kept up the good presentation throughout

Year 5: Ollie for perfectly presented maths.

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Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Reception received the award for making healthy food choices at the hatch including fruit, salad and vegetables.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for being polite at the hatch and showing good manners.

 

Attendance

 

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 100%. 141 received stickers for 100% attendance in May 116 children received certificates for 100% attendance in Summer 1.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

 

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

 

Golden Welly Award

 

L in Year 3 received the award for helping to tidy the sand pit this week even though he hasn’t played there.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Brody has completed his enrolment in Beavers.

Bailey has achieved a certificate for distinction in a musical theatre exam

Jessica was awarded performer of the week at her group.

 

Junior Duke

Oliver received the silver mini duke award. Anaya received the silver mini duke award. Owen received the bronze junior duke award.

 

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 19th May 2023

A fantastic week at Trotts Hill- Mrs Evans shared an email from a member of the public praising the fantastic behavior at Trotts Hill and the supportive Teachers. Well done!

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Leon for excellent learning on odds and even numbers in maths and super partner work.

Year 1: Joshua for super story writing using adjectives and conjunctions and even trying out speech marks.

Year 2: Jase for being focused during all learning.

Year 3: Laila for always being willing to participate in all lessons and all subjects.

Year 4: Annie for enthusiasm, improvements in English and maths tables.

Year 5: Charlie for showing resilience in swimming.

Year 6: Lois for writing a powerful poem about friendship

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Jesna for presenting her home learning so beautifully.

Year 1: Zohan for writing an information book about Eid.

Year 2: Teddy T for completing all the non-negotiables and grammar booklet

Year 3: Finley for always completing his non-negotiables.

Year 4: Haniya for going over and above for her music home learning.

Year 5: Sophie for extra art learning.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Salaar for his sentence writing.

Year 1: Noah for a big effort and improvement with his handwriting.

Year 2: Leo for redrafting and improving his presentation.

Year 3: Sophia for moving on to using a pen.

Year 4: Ella for perfectly presented learning in English, even neat when editing.

Year 5: Keisha for an improvement in handwriting.

Year 6: Kaitlyn for making a concerted effort with ensuring her work is presented neatly and ensuring her letters are consistent in size

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 2 were nominated by Mrs Mehan for great behaviour in the dinner hall.

Key Stage 2- Year 4 were nominated by Mrs Qadri for having the best behaviour in the dinning room.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 98%

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

This week Year 4 were recognised as the class with the tidiest classroom. All the children in key stage 2 were commended on being tidy

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to W in Y3 for his work on sports.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Connie in Year 1 received the award for always tidying up the mud kitchen.

Premier League Primary Star

Poppy was awarded this certificate for ‘being connected’.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Willow HP Reception has been awarded core level 9 in gymnastics.

Owen took part in a mile-long nuclear race over the weekend.

Archie and Brody took part in a football tournament showing perseverance, resilience and enjoyment in all their matches.

Junior Duke

Max, Elissa and Oliver received a certificate and badge for completing the silver mini duke.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 12th May 2023

 

Mrs Evans shared how proud she was of the Year 6 children during SATs week. She was especially pleased with the children’s ability to show their PRIDE learning behaviours and in particular ‘resilience’. Today is "freeze pop Friday" and also Yoga day at Trotts Hill.

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Jake for excellent rocks and rolls in PE and beautiful writing in Literacy.

Year 1: Max for making lots of thoughtful contributions to class discussions, such as explaining why we should use water to measure capacity.

Year 2: Teddy V for listening to teacher feedback in English and making corrections to improve his writing.

Year 3: Jessica for excellent observational drawing.

Year 4: Izzy for excellent writing on ‘The Iron Man’.

Year 5: Jethro for excellent focus in art

Year 6: Holly for her outstanding audition for our end of year play and for being brave enough for singing a solo in front of the class.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: S for his super coronation diary.

Year 1: Oliver for lots of wonderful work about the coronation, including a coronation menu!

Year 2: Lamis for her excellent drawing of King Charles labelled with some facts.

Year 3: Aaruhi for a very detailed timeline of British monarchs.

Year 4: Jerome for additional learning about the coronation and drawing a family tree independently.

Year 5: Finn and Layla for their work on the coronation.

Year 6: Bella for completing all her non-negotiables as well as the extra spellings she practised

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Josh F for the care and attention taken to produce a brilliant crown for the coronation.

Year 1: Amadea for careful and beautiful drawings of plants and leaves.

Year 2: H for trying hard to show a consistent cursive handwriting style.

Year 3: Scout for a perfectly presented sketch book

Year 4: Emelie for a consistently high standard of presentation.

Year 5: A for handwriting in English.

Year 6: Kacey for his creative science work.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for complementing the staff on their food at the hatch.

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for having the best behaviour in the dining room.

 

Attendance

 

Year had 6 the highest attendance this week with 98.61%

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 Aairah in Year 2 for her work on naming fruits.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Benson in Year 4 received the award for engaging with different types of play.

Premier League Primary Star

Patrick was awarded this certificate for ‘being connected’.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Joshua shared his medal from a charity fun run.

Archie shared 2 medals from his football training.

Rohan completed his Stage 3 swimming certificate.

Sienna was gymnast of the week.

Willow H-P was gymnast of the week.

Olivia received awards from ballet, tap and Rainbows.

Willow R achieved recognition for achieving the junior park run mini-marathon.

Alma moved up to stage 5 swimming.

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebration Assembly – Friday 5th May 2023

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception:  Josh H for always being an excellent role model during CIL and adult directed activities.

Year 1: Freddie for working independently in his History lesson, sorting toys. 

Year 2: Isabell for her excellent use of colour and pattern using oil pastels. 

Year 3: Bailey for independently making edits to his adventure story.

Year 4: Jerome for excellent contributions to RE learning.

Year 5: Keisha for showing determination and perseverance in her learning.

Year 6: ELH for making huge improvements with forming her letters neatly and ensuring her handwriting is neat in all pieces of work.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Mason for his super handwriting and 'er' sentences as well as reading.

Year 1: Joshua for interviewing his dad about the toys he used to play with and writing about it.  

Year 2: Harry for completing his maths booklet and using neat handwriting when practicing his spellings. 

Year 3: Aaruhi for a fabulous Bob Marley Power Point presentation.

Year 4: Ivy for excellent independent maths and beautifully presented spellings

Year 5: Evie-Rose for her learning on geography task

Year 6: Eryn for completing all her non-negotiables and making a concerted effort to record her spellings in her homework book.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Josh S for the care and attention to detail given to his 'Tree Spirit' at Forest School.

Year 1: Giselle for trying hard to apply our new cursive handwriting in her English lessons

Year 2: Alma for presenting all of her workings neatly in maths.

Year 3: Owen for great development with joined handwriting.

Year 4: Ellie for an excellent effort to improve her handwriting in all subjects.

Year 5: Aymen for improved handwriting

Year 6: ELH for her neat jottings in Maths.

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Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for improved manners at the hatch.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 6 for good behaviour in the dining hall.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 96.25%.

181 pupils received recognition for 100% attendance throughout the month of April.


 

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 Connie in Year 1 for being consistently good at participating in lessons.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

AMP in Year 1 received the award for excellent creative play in the sandpit.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Layla in Year 5 was awarded this certificate for being inspiring.  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Tilly has achieved her Swim Stage 8 award.

Noah has passed his Level 2 Safety award.

Coby has passed his Level 3 ‘Learn to Swim’ award.

Owen received his 20m swim certificate.

Jessica and Georgia performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End last weekend.

Emelie and Charlotte danced in the spring dance show

Celebration Assembly – Friday 28th April 2023

 

Year 2 Children shared their achievements at the rapid fire cricket competition. They won the award for teamwork and supporting each other and came 4th in the competition.

Well done to the children in Year 5 and 6 who attended a hockey tournament for the first time. We came 5th overall. A great result for our first tournament and only 5 practise sessions. 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. There were 3 fabulous goals and some excellent passing. Thank you to Mrs Burr for your coaching.

Girls netball team played against Saint Vincent De Paul, it was a tense game and the girls lost 8-5. Thank you to Mrs Gallagher-Smith for coaching the team.

Year 5-6 Roebuck school at football and won 3-1, thank you to Mr O’Brian for his coaching skills.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Willow H for excellent engagement on the carpet and super wiring in Literacy.

Year 1: Brody for an excellent attitude to learning.

Year 2: Lamis for trying really hard in maths lessons as well as booster sessions before and after school.

Year 3: Darcie for excellent participation during dance and Fit Kidz and supporting friends during these lessons.

Year 4: Emelie for consistently good work, motivation and willingness to do that bit extra to improve.

Year 5: Joe for showing all the PRIDE behaviours at Airbus.

Year 6: Bella for including evidence when answering inference questions.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Isla P for doing extra handwriting this week.

Year 1: Caiden for excellent writing about his trip to watch Manchester United.

Year 2: Alma for completing all of her non-negotiables as well as showing her workings clearly in her maths home learning.

Year 3: Samiya for excellent reading at home.

Year 4: Reggie for an excellent attitude to his home learning and bringing knowledge back into Art learning.

Year 5: Thomas for improving the size and formation of handwriting

Year 6: Millie for completing all her non-negotiables and extra times tables practise

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception:

Year 1: Bruce for excellent effort with presentation of and handwriting and learning.

Year 2: Teddy T for trying really hard with forming his letters in a cursive style in other subjects as well as English.

Year 3: Tommy for excellent joined handwriting.

Year 4: Benson for improved handwriting in English.

Year 5: Evie-Grace for creativity in the Georgie O'Keefe research task.

Year 6: William for his beautifully presented science investigation.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for the best manners and behaviour in the dining room.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for the best manners and behaviour in the dining room.

 

Attendance

 

Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 98.33%.

 

Henry Hoover (tidiest classroom)

 

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

 

French star of the week

 

This was awarded to Jessica N in Year 3 for her work on sports.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

The girls in Year 6 received the award for superb den building.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Caleb was awarded a certificate being ambitious.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements: Bruce has been learning to kickbox and has received two medals for this.

Florance received the award of gymnast of the week for free roll on a vault.

Noah received blue stripe belt in Taekwondo Toby and Dexter received a medal for taking part in the Herts county rugby festival.

Isla shared that she has made her Brownie promise. Sophia made her Brownie promise and received a range of badges.

Bella received a range of badges from Rainbows.

Isabella achieved her swimming certificates. Myah and Alma took part in a dance performance with their dance troop.

Willow received a rosette for her dancing

Sophie won first place at the Watford festival of dance.

 

Junior Duke

Gabby completed the Gold Mini Duke. Finn completed the Gold Junior Duke.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 21st April 2023

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception:  Jaylah- for having a fabulous week all round particularly her engagement with learning and being a very kind friend.

Year 1: Elissa- for always listening and working hard. 

Year 2: Charlie- for putting his hand up more in lessons and sharing his own ideas.

Year 3: Sophia- for showing an increased confidence in computing.

Year 4: Leo- for excellent instruction writing for his quiche

Year 5: Charlie- for persevering when writing a science conclusion

Year 6: M- for increased focus and achievement in lessons.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception:  Willow R and Ally- for extra writing diaries during the holidays.

Year 1: Elsie- for writing about her trip to a castle during the holiday.

Year 2: Archie- for completing lots of booklets over Easter as well as keeping a diary of his holiday to Wales. 

Year 3: Amelie- for reading 16 times over the Easter holiday - even when she was on holiday.

Year 4: Emelie- for using Purple Mash to practice her times tables.

Year 5: Sophie – for a detailed recount of a day out in London.

Year 6: Layla- for practising all of the common exception words and presenting them with care.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception-Jake- for beautiful sentence writing over the holidays and in his Literacy book.

Year 1: Coby- for always working hard to keep his handwriting neat.

Year 2: Jase- for trying hard with his cursive handwriting.

Year 3: Finley -for always taking great care in his maths book.
Year 4: Reggie- for taking pride when writing up his method for making a quiche.
Year 5:
Ardante- for perfectly presented learning in Science.
Year 6: Lacey- for creative Science learning on light

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for the best behaviour in the dining room.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 6 for the best behaviour in the dining room.

 

 

Attendance

 

Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 98.75%.
 

 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 Hannah in Year 6 for excellent participation.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Millie in Year 2 received the award for excellent play and showing enthusiasm in the sand.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Samson was awarded the ‘Be Fair’ award for being considerate and playing fairly.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Giselle received her Stage 4 swimming award and can now swim 25m.

Annie shared her trophy and certificate for her ballet exam

Layla received a distinction in her tap dancing exam.
Millie shared her badge and certificate in her ballet exam, she also received a commendation whilst completing this.

Evie-Grace received her bronze award for gymnastic proficiency.

Bailey and Emilia met David Walliams at his book signing and shared their photograph. Bailey was also awarded with trainer of the week at his football training.

Gabriel attended a tennis course, passed his Taekwondo grading. He will also be performing at the Gordon Craig later in the summer.

Austin passed his Level 3 in swimming and moved up to green hats.
Oliver has been skiing and received a badge to show how well he had done.
Joshua received his marathon Park Run band and a medal for football.
Nasara received a trophy for man in the match at football.
Isabelle has received two certificates and medal for her achievement in English and Maths at Kumon.

Daniel has achieved his Learn to swim level 1 award

Junior Duke

A very big well done to Anna who completed her Micro Duke and is the first person to complete all ten challenges.

Congratulations to Mia who have completed her Silver Mini Duke.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 31st March 2023

 

We had a fantastic end of term assembly this morning, celebrating all we have achieved this term. Happy holidays and Easter to everyone. Please be reminded school ends at 1.15pm today.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: I for showing incredible kindness to a visitor in our class this week

Year 1: Oliver always listening, following instructions and doing his best

Year 2: Inaaya for persevering in maths solving problems with money and trying hard in guided reading

Year 3: W for always demonstrating the PRIDE learning behaviours

Year 4: Jake for enthusiasm in Maths and English

Year 5: Aymen excellent contributions to class discussions across the curriculum

Year 6: Scarlett for always being focused and writing a fantastic mystery and suspense story in English this week

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Jaylah for practising her phonics and handwriting and completing her ‘oi ‘worksheet

Year 1: Emilia for non-negotiables and super home learning

Year 2: Isabella for completing all of her non negotiables and doing extra maths practice with money

Year 3: Isla for completing all of her non-negotiables and writing about her new sister

Year 4: Michael always completing his non-negotiables to a very high standard

Year 5: Abhi for writing own mystery and suspense story at home

Year 6: Bella for her excellent leaflet on Healthy eating

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Alessandro for super handwriting when writing about Easter

Year 1: Arthur for improved handwriting

Year 2: Aairah for forming her cursive letters beautifully in her new book with narrow lines

Year 3: Scout for developing her joined handwriting

Year 4: Zohaib excellent effort when publishing his writing

Year 5: Patrick for writing in English

Year 6: Kaitlyn for her beautiful presentation in science to create a leaflet

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 1 and Reception tied for Spring Term.

Reception won for this week for being the quietest in the dining hall.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 were winner for Spring Term.

 

Year 6 won for this week for being polite at the hatch.

 

Attendance

 

Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 98.67%

150 children received a reward for 100% attendance in the month of March.

129 children across the school received 100% attendance certificates for Spring Term 2.

104 children across the school received 100% attendance badges for the entire 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 Harry in Year 3 for his amazing writing about Easter.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Ollie in Year 5 received the award for being creative in his play.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Amelia in year 6 was awarded the ‘Be ambitious’ certificate

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Ilaria received gymnast of the week for executing a handstand on high beam.

Amelia received a trophy for showing excellent defence skills in football.

Karolina brilliant handspring of the beam.

Joshua F received a certificate for swimming 5m.

Joshua S received a medal for winning his football match.

Olivia has been awarded her 15m and Duckling swimming award. She also has been awarded a medal for resilience in football.

Sienna received an award for cartwheel improvement and strength on the bars.

Bruce won a medal for kickboxing for trying hard and improving his technique.

Leo was mentioned for swimming 100 lengths within 3 lessons.

Jessica received an award at Brownies for being helpful and tidying each week.

Connie made her Rainbow promise this week.

Millie has achieved her Rainbows Gold Award.

Caiden has received a certificate of achievement for his puppy dog training.

Austin was awarded the Level 2 gymnastics award.

Archie received a trophy for using his left foot and scoring goals.

Isla received a trophy for ballet for being dancer of the week.

Mrs Cornish was awarded with a certificate for abseiling down the Lister Hospital and raising £400. 6

 

Bikeability

 

Certificates were awarded to Edward, Jack, William, Summer, Scarlett, Zoe, Millie, Amelia, Liam, Kacey, Elana, Bailey, Preston, and Alana in Year 6.

 

Evie- Grace in year 5 got a special mention for being a superb mental health Champion

 

Kindness Award

 

Nuala in Nursery

Alistair in Reception

 

Unsung Hero

 

Elsie in Year 1

Jaxon in Year 2

 

Integrity Award

 

Ilaria in Year 3

Lacey in Year 4

Evie- Grace in Year 5

William in Year 6

 

Sports reports

 

We received 3 sports reports for fantastic play this week in football and netball, please see our match reports on the school website and update on newsletter.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 24th March 2023 

 

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

Reception:  Scarlett for producing some excellent writing in school and for home learning

Year 1: Harris for great work in computing creating an animated story

Year 2: Peyton for showing improved focus this week and trying really hard with money in maths and handwriting in English lessons.

Year 3: Leo for increased confidence with sharing ideas within class

Year 4: Jerome for writing a superb retelling of the story Fly, Eagle, Fly

Year 5: Poppy for up levelling her English by using parenthesis

Year 6: Louie for showing enthusiasm for learning, producing work to a high standard and pushing himself.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Josh F for writing a beautiful Tiny Seed book using a variety of materials to represent the growing process

Year 1:  Max D for writing his own report matching to learning in class

Year 2: Cara for completing all of the non-negotiables and showing great effort in her reading comprehension task

Year 3: Ruby for completing all of her non-negotiables and completing additional learning

Year 4: Willow for taking excellent care and using her spellings in a sentence

Year 5: Lena for using direct speech and punctuation perfectly

Year 6: Scarlett for completing maths and reading non-negotiables to a high standard

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Reception: Willow HP for presenting her story map of The Teeny Weeny Tadpole beautifully

Year 1: Connie for improved handwriting

Year 2: Inaaya for excellent cursive handwriting in English

Year 3: Isla for great improvement with presentation over the year in all areas

Year 4: Tilly for a superb presentation of her story in English

Year 5: Lena writing a well presented suspense story

Year 6: Jack for forming letters and joining consistently

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Reception for improved listening and following instructions.

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for creative play.

 

 

Attendance

 

Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 98.67%
 

 

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 Erin in Year 6 for having enthusiasm when learning directions in French.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Ruby in Year 3 received the award for tidying up and engaging in creative and imaginative play.  

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Rohan was awarded a certificate for being ambitious in football.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Bella for achieving the Turquoise IDTA Ballet Rosette.

Caiden received an award as player of the week for his football team.

Scout achieved Core Level 9 in gymnastics.

Bailey joined Cubs this week.
Joshua S has received stage 1 in football.
Brandon received his certificate for 5m backstoke.
Sophia passed her ballet exam with a merit.
Laila won 1st and 3rd place in the Luton Festival of Dance.

Junior Duke

Amadea received her Silver Mini Duke Award.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 17th March 2023

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

Reception: Ella for showing excellent focus especially in phonics

Year 1: Isabelle for always following the school rules and listening carefully

Year 2: Teddy G for having his hand up more, contributing ideas as well as trying really hard in Maths

Year 3: Balveer for always giving 100% and participating well

Year 4: Hannah for improved focus and independence in all learning

Year 5: Sophie for being more willing to share learning under the visualizer

Year 6: Millie for her outstanding newspaper report and for having more confidence in maths to work independently

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Leon for going above and beyond with his phonics and completing a Junior Duke task

Year 1: Sienna for making a sandwich and den for Junior Duke challenge

Year 2: Leon for doing extra maths at home

Year 3: Samiya for excellent detail of her cooking challenge

Year 4: Ella for making a delicious soup and writing up her ingredients too

Year 5: Noah for excellent story writing

Year 6: Kaitlyn for completing her non-negotiables and making greater effort to practise her times tables

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Reception: Leo for forming his letters beautifully in handwriting this week

Year 1: Olivia for neat presentation of hand writing and forming letters on the line

Year 2: Harry for trying really hard with his handwriting in English and forming cursive letters correctly

Year 3: Tommy for a big improvement with his joined handwriting Year 4: Haniya for presenting her English learning with care

Year 5: Olivia for beautifully presented English learning

Year 6: Eryn for her beautifully presented newspaper report. She took great care to ensure her handwriting was joined and consistent

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for tidying up at the end of play.

Key Stage 2- Year 6 for always being helpful.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 100%

 

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 Ellie in Year 4 for her writing in the 3rd person.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Sophia in Year 3 received the award for stopping her game to play with a younger child who asked to play.

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Be fair award was received by Liam.

Be connected was awarded to Charlie for playing well.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Bella has been awarded the Duckling 1 Swimming Award.

S has achieved his level 1 Learn to Swim Award.

Charlotte and Emily have both completed their Level 6 in swimming and are now on their final stage.

Ilaria completed Level 6 in swimming and moved to purple hats. She has also become a skills leader and received her marathon band for Park Run.

Sienna was gymnast of the week.

Sophie completed in the Luton Festival and came first with ‘Under the Sea’.

Teddy T Y1 received his 5 meters back stroke certificate.

Arthur received a medal for 4th place in Taekwondo.

Finn and Annie shared their performance in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last week.

Karolina received her white belt with green tag for great fighting spirit.

Gabriel received his yellow belt in Taekwondo. He has also received Stage 4 in swimming.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 10th March 2023

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception: Anna for engaging excellently with learning this week and showing confidence in Maths

Year 1: Anaya for contributing in Maths

Year 2: Tihomir for trying hard with his story writing in English and producing an excellent middle of his story

Year 3: Nasara for being the first person to pass all the times tables and move onto Maths Marathon

Year 4: Jerome for continued excellent learning in RE

Year 5: Ollie for listening well in English and improving the quality of his writing

Year 6: Kacey for his excellent perseverance in maths this week and for always producing work to a high standard

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Reception: Jesna for her first home learning, a creative tens frame made from spaghetti with nuts and Cheerios as counters!

Year 1: Noah great letter writing skills

Year 2: Sanaa for continued beautiful presentation in every lesson all the time.

Year 3: Bailey for excellent reading at home and always completing non-negotiables.

Year 4: James for completing all of his non-negotiables and perfectly presented learning

Year 5: Layla for increasing the size of handwriting

Year 6: Zoe for completing all her non negotiables as well as lots of times tables practise.

Perfectly Presented

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Elsie for meeting her handwriting targets

Year 2: Isabell for consistently producing high quality home learning and always completing non negotiables

Year 3: D for excellent improvement with joined handwriting in English learning

Year 4: Jake D for programming a letter ‘p’ into the computer

Year 5: Luke for detail in DT preparation task

Year 6: Jake for beautifully presented English

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Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Reception for being quiet in the dining room.

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for good behaviour during wet play.

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 and Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 97.9%.

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 Joshua P in Year 5 for his beautiful Mother's Day poem.

 

Golden Welly Award

James in Year 4 received the award for making sure the shed is tidy and clean at the end of the day and being responsible.

 

Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Teddy T who was player of the match last Saturday.

Scout for being gymnast of the week and achieving Core Level 9.

Karolina for achieving Core Level 7 in gymnastics.

Sophie for dancing in the Luton Festival and receiving 4th place medal.

Sophia for achieving her Duckling Award in swimming.

Emilia for achieving Level 3 swimming award.

Bailey for achieving his Level 5 swimming award.

Isla for achieving Level 3 Silver gymnastics and being the gymnast of the week.

Isabell SOW in her dance classes showing determination and perseverance.

Arthur for his first football match

 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 3rd March 2023

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Reception: Jamie for challenging himself in Maths.

Year 1: Archie for showing determination in all areas of his learning.

Year 2: Teddy T for trying hard in English and not rushing his writing. 

Year 3: Scout for making excellent progress with her written learning in English.

Year 4: Karolina for excellent speech punctuation.

Year 5: Thomas for always treating others with respect.

Year 6: Preston for increased independence in English and building up his writing stamina.

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Reception:  Kyran for his phonics and bike ride.

Year 1: Olivia for always producing excellent learning and completing her non- negotiables.

Year 2: Teddy V for consistently completing his home learning to a high standard. 

Year 3:  Ahmed for completing all of the learning and non-negotiables.

Year 4: Haniya for completing all non-negotiables and extra sentences using their, there, they’re

Year 5: Olivia for extra arithmetic practise.

Year 6: Aayat for completing all her non-negotiables, especially her times tables.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Zohan for remembering to use finger spaces and trying hard to write on the line in all his learning.

Year 2: Tihomir for working hard to reduce the size of his handwriting. 

Year 3: Ruby for making excellent progress with her handwriting.

Year 4: Ella for beautifully presented English learning.

Year 5: Noah for presentation in English

Year 6: Zoe for always taking great care with her presentation in all subjects.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for imaginative play and constructing rooms like a nursery.

 

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for good manners in the dining room.

 

Attendance

159 children received a sticker to congratulate them on 100% attendance for February. This is the second highest amount. Giselle won the prize of a £10 WHSmiths vouchers.

 

Year 1 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 Karolina in Year 4 for always greeting Madame Cornish and asking how she is in French.

 

Golden Welly Award

 

Owen for being really kind and helping others and ensuring all the children are safe, happy and enjoying playtime.  

 

Premier League Primary Star

 

Joshua P- Year 5 for following the rules when playing football play time and lunchtime.  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Ilaria received core level six in gymnastics.
Layla received a level 6 swimming certificate.
Isabelle was star of the week in her ballet class.
Isla took a ballet exam and received a very high merit and has moved to grade one ballet.

 

World Book Day

The children (and parents) made such a superb effort and it is wonderful to see everyone dressed up sharing our love of books. Each class received a gift bag of books from the reading champions. These books were chosen especially to show a diverse range of characters and authors. 25 children received a certificate and a book to recognise their entry into the Reading Champions Spring Reading Challenge.

Celebration Assembly – Friday 25th February 2023 

Mrs Gallagher Smith came to congratulate some of the Year 5 and 6 children for their fantastic sportsmanship and performance at the athletics competition yesterday. The girls won and the boys came third, they were given certificates and an award. Well done to them for representing Trotts Hill so well.

 

 

Stars of the Week 

  

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

  

Reception: Radhvi- for engaging in all learning  

Year 1: Owen- for sounding out  

Year 2: Jael- for putting his hand up to share ideas 

Year 3: L -for always demonstrating the PRIDE learning behaviours 

Year 4: Kuzey- for persuasive writing on the circus  

Year 5: Riya- for her poetry in English  

Year 6: Eryn- for always a positive attitude to all areas of learning and showing increased independence in Maths 

 

  

Home Learning Heroes 

  

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes: 

 

Reception: Ali- for learning his phonics and making his book cover  

Year 1: Coby- for his entry to the Arts competition, reading and extra Maths 

Year 2: Jase- for his learning on Thomas Farriner  

Year 3: Ilaria- for reading over the half term holiday 

Year 4: Milani- for completing all non-negotiables and an excellent drawing of her inspirational person. 

Year 5: Layla- for her book cover and inspirational poem  

Year 6: Zoe- for completing all non-negotiables and excellent research on the Haiti Earthquake  

 

Perfectly Presented 

  

The following children produced perfectly presented work: 

  

Year 1: Oliver- for his presentation in grammar  

Year 2: Charlotte- for making her handwriting smaller  

Year 3: Eliza -for excellent fraction drawings 

Year 4: Zohaib- for taking care when forming and joining his letters  

Year 5: Dexter- for his presentation in English  

Year 6: Amelia- for beautifully presented learning 

 

Lunch Cup Winners 

 

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for good lining up  

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for playing well together 

  

Attendance 

  

Year 1 had the highest attendance this 97.6% week with  

  

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 Louie in Year 6 for his understanding of French text.  

 

Golden Welly Award 

 

Florance, Ella and Milani in Year 4  received the award for planning their playtimes well and making sure they have enough time to tidy, showing the school rule "Be Responsible" 

 

Premier League Primary Star 

 

Ardante was awarded this certificate for playing well in goal and being inspiring to others. 

  

Outside achievements 

  

We shared the following achievements: 

Lacey- for being man of the match for her football team 

Sophia- for taking part in her primary ballet exam and will now be moving to Grade 1 ballet 

Bella- for taking part in her first ballet exam called the rosette award  

Elsie- for completing her Learn to Swim level 3 award  

Brody- for his man of the match medal in football 

Isabelle- for moving to yellow hats in swimming 

Sienna- for receiving her ultra-marathon band for 22 Park Runs 

Charlotte- for being player of the match when playing in midfield 

Celebration Assembly – Friday 10th February 2023 

 

Mrs Evans praised the children’s behaviour at the school disco yesterday. She also congratulated the Year 6 children on their determined attitude  this week. The football teams both showed excellent sportsmanship and the PRIDE learning behaviours in their football matches. 

  

Stars of the Week 

  

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

 

Reception: Noah for increased independence and getting changed for PE

Year 1: Giselle – for being helpful in class 

Year 2: Henry – for working hard on his report in English 

Year 3: Ewan – for giving 100% in all lessons  

Year 4: Gabriel- for taking on challenges in Maths and achieving 

Year 5: Ardante- for super participation in learning 

Year 6: Layla- for commitment to learning. Attending boosters with a smile and asking for explanations to further her learning 

  

Home Learning Heroes 

  

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes: 

 

Reception: Willow HP for excellent maths learning, comparing weight and using super vocab.

S for an amazing re-creation of "We're going on a bear hunt" 

Year 1: Max- for Junior Duke and lots of reading 

Year 2: Sanaa- for her Junior Duke learning on caring for her grandmother 

Year 3: Finley - for always completing all non-negotiables every week 

Year 4: Ruben- for working perfectly presented learning and included amazing photographs for his Junior Duke  

Year 5: Joshua – for extensive description of the budgeting Junior Duke task 

Year 6: William- for completing set tasks, plus an additional monlogue 

 

Perfectly Presented 

  

The following children produced perfectly presented work: 

  

Year 1: Anaya- for perfecting the letter r 

Year 2: Lamis- for using correct letter formation 

Year 3: W- for working hard to use the correct letter size 

Year 4: Ivy – for using super control when using a pen  

Year 5: Abhi- for Maths  

Year 6: Scarlett – for Science 

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Lunch Cup Winners 

Key Stage 1- Year 1 for imaginative play, coming in quietly and eating quietly 

Key Stage 2- Year 6 for playing well and helping each other 

  

Attendance 

  

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 98.6%. 121 children were awarded certificates for 100% attendance for Spring Term 1. 

  

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 Olivia in Year 1 for having enthusiasm in French and recalling learning. 

 

Golden Welly Award 

 

B in Year 4 received the award for playing with different children and making the most of the opportunities that OPAL gives.  

 

Premier League Primary Star 

 

Luke was awarded this certificate for being considerate and playing fairly following the input  from Luke and Ben at Stevenage Borough. 

  

Outside achievements 

  

We shared the following achievements: 

W- who was man of the match for scoring two goals 

Sophie- who came 1st in a dance contest 

Georgia – who won performer of the week  

Amelia- who received her ultra-marathon wristband for 50 park runs  

Arthur in Year 1- who graded as a blue belt in Taekwondo  

Charlotte B- who was awarded player of the day in football  

 

Junior Duke 

Congratulations to Archie and Willow who have become the first children at Trotts Hill to complete and receive their Junior Duke award. 

Celebration Assembly 27th January

 

This morning we discussed the exceptional behaviour of 25 children during a trip to the O2 and celebrated lots of achievements at Trotts Hill.

Stars of the Week

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

Reception: Alayna for excellent reading and writing in phonics

Year 1: Emilia- for improved behaviour all week

Year 2: Alfie- for being independent in Maths

Year 3: Diya- for always being helpful around the classroom especially with helping to keep the classroom tidy

Year 4: Lacey-Lou- for showing determination and receiving success in swimming

Year 5: Toby- increased contribution in class

Year 6: Zoe- for working independently and confidently in Maths



Home Learning Heroes



The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

Rcepetion: Ollie and Noah super phonics learning at home

Year 1: Isabelle- Lots of extra Maths on top of normal home learning

Year 2: Jaxon- for writing a wonderful poem about himself

Year 3: Brandon for continuing his perfectly presented in his home learning

Year 4: Lacey- for beautifully presented homework

Year 5: Patrick- for an excellent phases of the moon model

Year 6: Alanna- for excellent Science homework



Perfectly Presented



The following children produced perfectly presented work:



Year 1: Max D- for following his target to improve his handwriting

Year 2: Cara- for well-presented learning in Maths

Year 3: Ilaria - for her science diagram and explanation
Year 4: Milani- for showing care and attention when writing a play script.
Year 5: Luke- for excellent presentation in Science
Year 6: Bailey- for presenting her jottings neatly in Maths



Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for continuing to be excellent at lining up.

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for settling quietly and calmly in the dining hall and hall for dinner.



Attendance



Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 99.67%



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 Hannah in Year 6 for pronouncing challenging words.


Outside achievements

We shared the following achievements:

Caiden- Won player of the week at football.

Finn- Completed his 51st Park Run and achieved his ultra-marathon band.

Laila-received a Grade 1 distinction award for modern dance

Alma-received her 20m award in swimming



 

 Celebration Assembly - Friday 13th January 2023

 

This morning, Mrs Evans congratulated the Year 3 and 4 children who had their first sessions of swimming, their behaviour was described as exemplary. Mrs Kramer shared how proud she was of the Year 4 children and their behaviour and attitudes to learning whilst visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum on Tuesday.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Year 1: Harveer- For showing determination

Year 2: Millie- Putting her hand up to ask more questions in class discussions

Year 3: Malaika- Always giving 100% in all lessons

Year 4: Haniya- For excellent acting skills and use of voice when acting

Year 5: Rohan- Excellent contributions in guided reading sessions

Year 6: Lacey- Using a range of figurative language in her winter poem

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 3: Balveer- For lots of reading over the Christmas holidays

Year 4: Karolina- Excellent research on the ancient Egyptians

Year 5: A- For lots of reading over the Christmas holidays

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Connie- Improved presentation in Science

Year 2: Alfie- Using one digit per square in Maths

Year 3: Ewan- Well-presented Maths learning

Year 4: B- For a beautifully presented story of Alice in Wonderland

Year 5: Poppy- Learning presented to a very high standard

Year 6: Aayat- Superb presentation of her Geography map

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key stage 1- Year 2 for great lining up
 

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for good behaviour and calmly taking a seat in the hall for lunch.

 

 

 

Attendance

 

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 98.62%

 

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 in Zoe in Year 6 for beautiful presentation in French writing about places in a town

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Teddy – Passed his green belt in Taekwondo and took part in a New Year’s Day parade on an open topped bus

Riya- Received a certificate for the Brownie Gold award

Myah- Performed in her first dance show only four weeks after joining class. She also passed her level 4 gold award in gymnastics as well as completing Level 10 in swimming (the final level)

Sienna- Has been awarded as gymnast of the week at her club

Georgia- Has been awarded as gymnast of the week at her club for her tuck jumps

Isla- Received her communication badge at Brownies  

Bailey –Received the trophy for 100% effort from her dance group

Wednesday 21st December 2022 Celebration Assembly

 

This morning we celebrated attendance across the term as it is our key priority.

There were 106 children who have been here for everyday in December in 2022 all of these children received stickers for their achievements. Alayna in Reception won the £10 WHS voucher.

 

56 children received a certificate to 100% attendance for Autumn Term 2.

31 children achieved 100% attendance for Autumn Term.

 

Unsung Hero

Year 1- Joshua

Year 2- Charlotte

 

Integrity

Year 3- Finley

Year 4 –Izzy

Year 5 –Ethan

Year 6-Elana

 

House Awards

1st Place 2457 points Picasso

2nd Place 2278 points Hawking

3rd place 2202 points Rowling

4th place 2040 points Farah

Friday 16th December 2022 Celebration Assembly

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Year 1: Elsie-For showing resilience in dance.

Year 2: R- Showing the school PRIDE values in all of her learning.

Year 3: Owen—For excellent independent skills when sewing.

Year 4: Florance- Excellent summary paragraph of how to help the rainforests

Year 5: Noah- Enjoyment and a first rate piece of writing in English.

Year 6: Holly- Confidence in the play

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Joshua- Exceptional home learning.

Mia- Going above and beyond.

Year 2: Peyton- For making the teachers laugh with her story about the snow day.

Year 3: Laila- Doing all learning set for the week including remote learning set on Monday.

Year 4: Emelie- Excellent completion of times tables on Purple Mash

Year 5: Myah- Excellent poetry writing.

Year 6: Alana- Excellent poetry writing.

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

Year 1: Max- Excellent presentation in English.

Year 2: Teddy- Trying hard to present his Maths learning with care

Year 3: Samiya- Amazing progress with handwriting.

Year 4: Jake- Showing precision and care in embroidery skills

Year 5: Toby- Excellent improvement in handwriting.

Year 6: Liam- A well-presented piece of English learning.

 

Lunch Cup Winners

 

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for being the top KS1 class of the term, being thoughtful and caring towards friends.

Key Stage 2- Year 3 for being the top KS2 class of the term. Also for remembering coats, hats scarves and wellies and playing nicely together.

 

Attendance

 

Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 92.86%. This is lower than usual. We reminded children of the importance of being in school on time and to leave home earlier to allow more time in icy conditions.

 

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 all pupils in Key Stage 2 for learning all of the words to the French song for the performance.

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

 

Olivia and Finn came runner up in the girl’s individual archery contest. We gave a range of medals for archery achievements.

Mrs Evans shared certificates for participation in Games club and certificates for children who joined in "get caught reading"

 

Georgia, Laila, Jessica, Scout, Amelie and Ilaria all received certificates for making their Brownie promise this week.

 

Sophia received her charity badge from Brownies to celebrate all of her fundraising efforts in raising £1000 for Noah Ark.

 

Oliver and Connie received their Octopus Stage 2 award in swimming.

 

Owen received his yellow belt in Taekwondo yesterday.

 

Joshua received a band to celebrate running a half marathon.

 

Layla bravely going into day surgery all by herself last week.

 

Isabell received a certificate for her Kumon Maths.

 

Teddy T received a man of the match medal and also received his Octopus Stage 3 award in swimming.

 

Emelie, Charlotte, Tilly and Alma performed in their dance Christmas show and were amazing.

 

Celebration Assembly –Friday 9th December 2022

 

This morning, we thanked the children and their families for their generous donations to the Reverse Advent. Preston and Liam gave a match report about their 4-0 victory over Camps Hill in football, Finn was awarded man of the match. Year 6 took part in a rowing competition and were pleased to come 5th overall.

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Year 1: Coby- A fantastic effort in dance

Year 2: Cara- Learning the Christmas songs particularly well

Year 3: Samiya- For showing enthusiasm in independent learning in English.

Year 4: Reggie- Persevering and taking instruction in dance sessions.

Year 5: Luke- Taking risks when sharing ideas

Year 6: Summer- Showing resilience and being determined

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Elsie- Cookery from Junior Duke

Year 2: Barry- Completing all learning and writing about Junior Duke

Year 3: Grace- For completing learning on how to wash clothes

Year 4: Lacey- Junior Duke completed to a very high standard

Year 5: Patrick and Lena -making Polish bread

Year 6: Edward- Additional Junior Duke learning

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Harveer- For writing on the line

Year 2: Jael- Drawing base ten in Maths

Year 3: L- Joins and neat handwriting

Year 4: Annie- Showing care and attention when writing her postcard in English

Year 5: Patrick- Taking care with handwriting

Year 6: Hannah-  well presented Geography

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1-  Reception for all round improved behaviour.

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for being helpful at the end of lunch and assisting with tidying

 

Attendance

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 97.4%

 

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 Ilaria in Year 3 for learning the French carol.  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Laila- Gymnast of the week for amazing handstands on ropes.

Sienna- Core level 10 gymnastics medal

Emelie- Scoring her first goals, being captain and being awarded man of the match

Finn- Auditioning and given the role of Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory next year

Olivia- Scoring a goal in football this week at her club

Celebration Assembly –Friday 9th December 2022

 

This morning, we thanked the children and their families for their generous donations to the Reverse Advent. Preston and Liam gave a match report about their 4-0 victory over Camps Hill in football, Finn was awarded man of the match. Year 6 took part in a rowing competition and were pleased to come 5th overall.

 

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Year 1: Coby- A fantastic effort in dance

Year 2: Cara- Learning the Christmas songs particularly well

Year 3: Samiya- For showing enthusiasm in independent learning in English.

Year 4: Reggie- Persevering and taking instruction in dance sessions.

Year 5: Luke- Taking risks when sharing ideas

Year 6: Summer- Showing resilience and being determined

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Elsie- Cookery from Junior Duke

Year 2: Barry- Completing all learning and writing about Junior Duke

Year 3: Grace- For completing learning on how to wash clothes

Year 4: Lacey- Junior Duke completed to a very high standard

Year 5: Patrick and Lena -making Polish bread

Year 6: Edward- Additional Junior Duke learning

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Harveer- For writing on the line

Year 2: Jael- Drawing base ten in Maths

Year 3: L- Joins and neat handwriting

Year 4: Annie- Showing care and attention when writing her postcard in English

Year 5: Patrick- Taking care with handwriting

Year 6: Hannah-  well presented Geography

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1-  Reception for all round improved behaviour.

Key Stage 2- Year 4 for being helpful at the end of lunch and assisting with tidying

 

Attendance

Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 97.4%

 

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 Ilaria in Year 3 for learning the French carol.  

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Laila- Gymnast of the week for amazing handstands on ropes.

Sienna- Core level 10 gymnastics medal

Emelie- Scoring her first goals, being captain and being awarded man of the match

Finn- Auditioning and given the role of Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory next year

Olivia- Scoring a goal in football this week at her club

Celebration Assembly – Thursday 1st December 2022

 

As always we had lots to celebrate at Trotts Hill. The children are looking forward to popcorn night and a reminder that school is closed tomorrow.

 

Stars of the Week

 

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

 

Year 1: Caiden- Showing PRIDE learning behaviours in all learning

Year 2: Gabby- Being an amazing learning partner

Year 3: Ilaria- Completing extra challenges

Year 4: Ellie- Excellent effort in editing poetry.

Year 5: A- Excellent behaviour and attitude

Year 6: Amelia- Being kind, helpful and caring towards her peers

 

Home Learning Heroes

 

The following children were recognised as Home Learning Heroes:

 

Year 1: Oliver- Writing two books

Year 2: Leo- Writing a ten page story

Year 3: Bailey- Excellent research on Spain

Year 4: B- Developing his times table knowledge

Year 5: Dexter- Additional learning about Brazil

Year 6: Summer- Designing t-shirts for the World Cup 2022

 

Perfectly Presented

 

The following children produced perfectly presented work:

 

Year 1: Coby- Writing on the line and using finger spaces

Year 2: Leon- Trying hard to draw base ten and writing one digit in each square

Year 3: Harry- Maths learning presented with care

Year 4: Lacey- Beautifully presented Science learning

Year 5: Jethro- Beautifully presented English

Year 6: Holly- Super presentation in Science learning

 

 

Lunch Cup Winners

Key Stage 1- Year 2 for the best lining up

Key Stage 2- Year 5 for great team work when playing football and sorting out their own incidents

 

Attendance

 

Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 97.84%

127 children received rewards for 100% attendance in the month of November.

Leo’s name was drawn from the list and received a £10 WHSmiths voucher.

 

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 Alanna in Year 6 for using the French phrase of the fortnight

 

Outside achievements

 

We shared the following achievements:

Isabelle- Practising English skills at Kumon

Myah- Level 9 in swimming

Archie- Completing the ultra-marathon at Park Run (which is 50 runs)

Leo- Writing certificate

Gabriel- Singing in the town centre as part of the Christmas light switch on

 

 

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