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his-master-voiceHeadmaster’s Voice

The notion that young children at school ‘just play in the sand pit’ frustrates and annoys me.

This week our EYFS team had a moderation visit. Seven key areas of learning were scrutinised: Communication and Language, Maths, Literacy, Personal, Social and emotional development, Physical development, Understanding the World and Expressive arts and design.

The importance of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) education is evidenced by several studies. As stated in a Department for Education report on EYFS achievement in 2010, pupils who achieved a good level of development at the end of EYFS went on to exceed expectations in reading and maths at the end of KS1.

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The report confirmed what we already knew: that hard working staff are helping pupils reach their potential.  Well done to all staff working with our EYFS pupils.

The rain might have affected some fixtures this week, but it certainly did not dampen our spirits at Stoneygate.  How many schools can offer indoor curling in their corridors?  Not many..

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Rain stopped play?  Not here….

Congratulations to all our athletes who performed at the Quadkids competition at Leicester Grammar.  Quadkids is still a relatively new initiative that encourages primary schools to engage and participate in athletics.  It takes the four major disciplines of athletics: endurance, speed, agility and strength; with pupils competing in four events: sprint, throw, long distance run and a long jump.

We took teams to represent us at U9’s, U10’s and U11’s level.  Congratulations to the following teams that won: U9’s boys, U10’s boys & the U10’s girls.

Well done to all the athletes who took part.

Stars of the Week:

Year 2- Milly

Year 1- Zaydan

Reception – Oscar

Good luck to all our pupils taking their singing exams tomorrow…

Mr J F Dobson