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 10th December
KS2 Carol Services on Monday
Our KS2 Carol Services will be taking place at 2.00pm and 6.30pm on Monday at St Luke’s Church and we look forward to welcoming parents and carers to both of these events. Please can we remind you that all KS2 children (with the addition of Junior Choir members from Year 2) need to be back at church, in full school uniform, no later than 6.25pm. Those children who are acting in the tableau need to be back at church by 6.15pm to ensure that they have enough time to change into their costumes.
Year 5 parents will be visiting school throughout the day on Tuesday to meet Mr Stinton for their parents’ consultation appointments. Please can we ask that you arrive at school no more than 5 minutes before your designated appointment time, at which point, you will be able to sign in at the main office.
Reception & KS1 Nativity on Wednesday
Our KS1 nativity performances are taking place on Wednesday at 2.00pm and 6.00pm. Please note that we will not be opening the Y3/4 doors for the afternoon performance until 1.45pm as we need to ‘set up’ the hall after lunch and the main front gate will not be opened until 1.30pm. Children will need to return to school at 5.30pm for the evening performance (please send them to their external classroom doors as normal) to ensure that they have plenty of time to change into their costumes. Places for the performances are strictly limited to two per family, per performance for health & safety reasons.
Choir to sing at Village Christmas Lunch
On Thursday afternoon, our Senior Choir will be visiting Morton Institute to sing at the Village Christmas Lunch. We will walk down to the institute after lunch and will return in time for the end of the school day.
School Discos on Friday
Friends’ Christmas Discos will be taking place on Friday afternoon in the school hall. The Reception and KS1 disco will take place between 3.30pm and 4.30pm and the KS2 disco will take place between 4.45pm and 5.45pm. Disco tickets cost £2 per child and can be purchased on the door. During the discos, children will also have the opportunity to purchase Hot Dogs (vegetarian option available), drinks, crisps, sweets, buns and glow sticks. Hot dogs are priced at £1, large cones of sweets at £1.50, bags of sweets at £1, and glow sticks, crisps, buns, drinks and small bags of sweets at 20p.
Please could you send Reception and KS1 children to school with their disco clothes in a named bag and staff will help them to change during the afternoon. Parents will then be able to collect children as normal at 3.15pm, before taking them round to the Y2-4 entrance doors to enter the disco at 3.30pm.
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’.