This page will be updated at the beginning of each week to keep you informed of important events happening in school. You can also find a list of dates in our School Calendar, available through the Useful Information section.
This Week's News
w/c Monday 9th July
Elizabethan Day at Bingley Grammar
Our Year 5 children will be visiting Bingley Grammar on Monday to participate in their Elizabethan Day. During the day the students will have a go at falconry, take part in a Shakespeare drama workshop, and watch a falconry display and a performance by the Knights of Nottingham.
Year 6 v. parents & staff at rounders
Year 6 have challenged their parents/carers and school staff to a rounders match in the recreation ground from 4.30-5.30pm on Tuesday. Please note that the school rounders club will finish 15 minutes early, at 4.00pm on that day.
Year 6 Performance
Year 6 will be presenting ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ for their parents and carers at 1.45pm and 5.30pm (earlier than originally advertised due to the football!) on Wednesday; please could we ask that the children are back in school no later than 5.15pm for the evening performance.
Mrs Murdoch's farewell
On Thursday, the whole school will be visiting St Luke’s Church for Mrs Murdoch’s leaving assembly. We are looking forward to welcoming many of the friends and colleagues who have worked alongside her over her 42 years in the teaching profession!
Reports out on Thursday
Our annual reports to parents will be circulated next Thursday; it has been a pleasure to read about the many achievements of all of our children this year and we look forward to sharing these with you all. Outcomes from the Year 1 phonics tests, Year 2 SATs and Year 6 SATs will also be shared with parents in these reports.
Sports Day on Friday
On Friday, weather permitting, Sports Day will be taking place at East Morton Recreation Ground from 1.00pm until 3.00pm. Please can children come to school that day dressed in their PE shorts and a top (not sleeveless) in their house colour (Botany=Green, Freedom=Blue, Holroyd=Red, Oldside=Orange & Sunnydale=Yellow - please see your child’s class teacher if you are unsure which house they are in). Please could we also ask that you apply sunscreen before they come to school and ensure that they have a water bottle and sun hat with them. Thank you also to those of you who have volunteered to help Mr Birrane during the morning to arrange the gazeebos etc; he will be in touch with you over the next few of days to make arrangements.
School Discos this Friday
Friends’ Summer Discos will also be taking place on Friday, with the Reception/KS1 disco taking place from 3.30pm until 4.30pm and the KS2 disco taking place from 4.45pm until 5.45pm. Children attending the Reception/KS1 Disco are invited to bring their disco clothes to school in a named bag – teaching staff will support them in getting changed in the classroom and they will then be dismissed as normal at 3.15pm, so that they can make their way into the disco through the Y2,3,4 entrance at 3.30pm. Please see the Friends’ information overleaf for further details.
Fabulous Ofsted outcome
We are delighted with the results of our recent Ofsted monitoring visit. The inspector has described our school not only as a good school, but an improving school, in which parents have great confidence and where pupils thrive. You can download the full report below.
School judged Oustanding by SIAMS
East Morton CE Primary School received its SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) on Friday 10th February. The inspector, Mr Nigel Castledine, spent a whole day in school and during his visit, he met with a number of children, observed lessons, met with staff, met with representatives of the governing body, observed Collective Worship, met with parents and finally met with Reverend Mike Cansdale and John Froud.
As you will see from the report (below), the school was graded as good at its last inspection in 2012 and we are delighted that Mr Castledine judged our school to be outstanding upon the completion of his recent visit. He was particularly impressed with our school’s ‘broad, balanced and creative curriculum’, which he felt provides ‘time for reflection, awe and wonder, and the development of pupils’ higher order thinking skills in spiritual experiences that challenge and inspire’.