Children are the Heart of the School

Today members of the School Council and Governing body had the difficult task of choosing the phase winners for the School Councils ‘Valentines Day’ class competition. Everyone was very impressed by the Read More

We will Remember

Children in Year 1 have been learning about Remembrance Sunday and have created their own poppies to remember. Read More

Voting commences for John Gulsons 2017-2018 School Council

Children had the opportunity to vote for class representatives for this years student council. Each child was given a voting slip to make their choice which they then posted into the ballot Read More

Blots and Blots of Paint!

This week, the children in Nursery have been making marks with paint by using pipettes. They had to learn how to use them, with their teachers helping them to squeeze the handles, Read More

An Amazing Day At Ash End Farm

Year 1 have started their new topic ‘Food glorious Food’ by visiting the farm to find out where all our food comes from. Read More

JG Girls’ Football Team in Wembley!

On Saturday 13th May, girls from the JG Football Team attended the Women’s FA Cup Final 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London!  It was a fantastic day with good weather, great company Read More

 

Parent questionnaire feedback

We would like to thank all parents that took the time to complete the questionnaire sent out on 20th March 2018.

We would like to thank everyone for their ideas about how the planned community room could be used. These have been shared with governors and planning for a new community room has started. We value your ideas for how the community room could be used and look forward to working with you to develop the community room.

The leadership team has looked at the comments and where appropriate contacted individual parents. Other actions have also been planned to address some of the comments.

Question Strongly

agree

Agree Disagree Strongly

disagree

No

opinion

My child is happy at this school

 

57%

55

41%

40

1%

1

0% 1%

1

My child feels safe at this school

 

57%

55

41%

40

0%

 

1%

1

1%

1

My child makes good progress at this school

 

43%

35

51%

41

3%

2

1%

1

2%

2

My child is well looked after at this school

 

53%

51

42%

41

3%

3

1%

1

1%

1

My child is taught well at this school

 

54%

52

44%

42

0% 1%

1

1%

1

My child receives appropriate homework for their age

 

44%

42

46%

44

4%

4

1%

1

5%

5

This school ensures the pupils are well behaved

 

42%

41

54%

52

1%

1

1%

1

2%

2

This school deals effectively with bullying

 

34%

32

47%

45

7%

7

3%

3

9%

8

This school is well led and managed

 

41%

39

54%

52

1%

1

2%

2

2%

2

This school responds well to any concern I raise

 

37%

35

52%

49

2%

2

1%

1

9%

8

I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress

 

44%

43

53%

51

1%

1

1%

1

1%

1

 

Would you recommend this school to another parent?

 

Yes

98%

89

No

2%

2

Figures below % are number of responses.

97 questionnaires returned.

SoundLab-Cov

SoundLab-Cov visited Year 6 on Monday 26th March. The children had a fantastic afternoon listening to some performances, learning about different instruments, taking part in some singing and rapping and some even getting the chance to perform their own pieces with the band! It was AMAZING!

SoundLab-Cov are currently looking for young people (aged 10-16) from a range of musical interests and styles including: spoken word, dance, electronic, jazz, classical and more. They’re inviting you to come and join their new project ‘SoundLab-Cov’ where you will work with a team of professional musicians to develop your own music making skills. This is happening this summer term and running (mostly) weekly on Saturdays at Sidney Stringer Academy in the mornings (10am-12:30pm) and afternoons (1:30pm-4:00pm). Dates are: 21st & 28th April, 12th & 19th May, then the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th June 2018.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our year 6’s and the best thing is that IT IS FREE! if you’re not sure if it is for you or not then go and try the open day session on Tuesday 10th April 10am-12pm at City College.

If you’re interested then you can book a place via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soundlab-cov-summer-sessions-registration-43953506120

The afternoon was so fantastic and the children took so much from it! Thanks for visiting SoundLab-Cov!

 

1ST’s Musical Extravaganza

Class 1ST displayed a colourful and energetic ‘Spring Celebrations’ assembly last Thursday morning. The eager audience were delightfully taken on a whirl wind tour of celebrations from around the world. All as a result of hard working children the audience were taken to Thailand to learn about Songkran, India to watch a colourful Holi dance, Gloucestershire, England to witness a cheese rolling event, Bulgaria to see the lovely Martenitsas hanging on a blossom tree to celebrate Baba Marta Day and an Easter song –Hot Cross Buns. There were songs, a dance and musical talents displayed on the chime bars. A lovely way to see in the Easter holidays. Well done to all the children for all their hard work they have earned a well-deserved rest!

Joe Cook (spoken word poet) visits KS2!

 

On Tuesday 20th March Joe Cook visited KS2 to do a poetry workshop with each year group. The children had an amazing time and were so inspired by him! He engaged with them all so well and got some fantastic pieces of work from them. He used the tag line ‘Is poetry boring?’ by the end of their sessions they answered ‘No way! it’s so much fun!’ Joe had a brilliant way of getting them to understand how poetry is used in so many different ways and showed them how current artists in the music industry use it in their work.

 

100% Attenders in KS1

Well done to all the children in KS1 who managed to get 100% attendance this term. Nearly a third of the children achieved this. Next term we are looking to improve on this figure and get it up to half the KS1 children. Well Done!