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 1st April
West Yorkshire Games success!
Our young athletes have been taking part in national and county finals this week and we are incredibly proud of them all. Firstly, congratulations go to Archie in Y6 and Charlie in Y5 for their fabulous efforts at the National Cross Country Finals in Loughborough on Saturday, where they were representing West Yorkshire. Archie came 7th in the Y6 group and Charlie came 30th in the Y5 group—both amazing achievements considering they were each competing against the top 300 boys in their age group from across the country! Archie was also the first West Yorkshire runner over the finish line, which helped his team win Gold. On Wednesday, our Quicksticks Hockey and Orienteering teams took part in the West Yorkshire Winter Games Finals at Leeds Beckett University, following their success in the Bradford Qualifiers. Despite it being the first year we have taken part in orienteering, our teams came a fantastic 11th place in the Y4 category and 14th in the Y5 category. Finally, we are delighted to announce that our Hockey team came away with the Gold Medal and are now the West Yorkshire School Games 2019 Y5/6 Hockey Champions. Thank you Mr & Mrs Marsh for your amazing hockey coaching and well done to all our participants in these events—you have all been a credit to our school! Further information about these achievements will be shared in this term’s Morton Mag.
This week's Sporting Events
There are three sporting events taking place next week. On Monday, a team of KS2 children will be taking part in a Netball competition at Beckfoot; on Tuesday, two teams of KS2 children will be participating in a tag rugby festival at Baildon Rugby Club; and on Thursday, the KS2 Cross Country Relay Races will be taking place at Northcliffe Park. Go East Morton!
Rewind to Easter
Our Year 5 children will be visiting Keighley Shared Church on Tuesday morning to participate in a ‘Rewind to Easter’ workshop, when they will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Easter Story and related themes through a range of creative workshops.
Reception will be holding a ‘Drop-in’ on Friday morning from 9.05 – 9.30 and we are looking forward to welcoming family and friends into school to work alongside their children within the Reception classroom. This is also a perfect opportunity to come and meet our newest members of the class – our seven chicks!
Charity Bun Sale this Friday
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, on Friday after school, a group of our Y5 children will be hosting a Bun Sale/Tuck Shop in aid of the National Autistic Society. The children are organising the whole event themselves, so we do hope that you will be able to support them in their fundraising efforts.
Friends Spring Fair on Sunday
Friends’ annual Spring Fair is taking place on Sunday April 7th from 1.00pm – 3.00pm and we look forward to welcoming you into school for this fundraising event. Don’t forget your donations for the chocolate tombola, which can be brought into school on any day next week.
Fabulous Ofsted outcome
We are delighted with the results of our most 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) in February 2017. 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’.