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11th February 2017
A huge thank you to all the parents and chidlren who came out today to clear the ground ready for the first phase of the tree house. Due to your efforts all the ground is now ready for phase 1.
7th February 2017
It was great to work with Year 5 and 6 parents at our 'Come and Try It' session this evening which provided parents with the opportunity to have a go at an Arthmetic paper and Mathematical Reasoning paper, a Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling paper and a Reading paper. We were able to share how we support our children with the challenges of SATs within a broad and rich curriculum as well as give tips on how to support children at home.
We are now analysing the 'engaged reading time' based on the last 30 days. We aim for a minimum of 20 minutes reading a day. Scroll down to see how so many of our KS2 children are buried in books! We are so proud of their commitment and achievement.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Open Afternoon last Friday.
Thank you to Mick and Liz George for their very generous donation towards our Tree House Project. Mick's team are also helping in the groundworks stage of the build process. We are very grateful for their support.
Well done Kingfishers and Owls for winning the Tidiest Classroom Award this week.
All the cloakrooms are much tidier now. The children are working so hard to make sure they hang up their coats and pick things up off the floor. They are taking real PRIDE in their environment.
Well done also to our two latest AR word Millionaires!
News (See school Facebook Page for more information... scroll down to bottom of page for 'live link')
Updated Friday 3rd February 2017
We are a 'Reading School'
2,421,703 words were read and quizzed on this week. We are regularly achieving over 2 million words a week.
36,532,043 words read and quizzed on in Key Stage 2 since the beginning of the school year. We achieved a record 25.7 million words in the Autumn term 2016. In the first year of Accelerated Reader we hit about 15 million words a term... it rose to 20 million over the next couple of years. It is a rough indicator of just how much many of our children are reading.
Engaged Reading Time
We aim for a minimum of 20 minutes a day average 'engaged reading time'.
We provide every child with this much time to read in school each day. We ask that children also read at home as part of their home learning.
This week's statistics:
In the last 30 days
|Year Group||Average Engaged Reading Time*|
|Year 3||40 minutes per day|
|Year 4||46 minutes per day|
|Year 5||43 minutes per day|
|Year 6||66 minutes per day|
* This is an average of the class.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 10th February 2017
Well done Lords - this week's top scoring team!
This week's points
Total points this school year
Winners of the GOLD Award in the national School Games Mark 2015/16 for curriculum and extra-curricular sport.
Finalists in the 'Living Sports Sport Awards' 2016
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Comments from our most recent parent survey (2016)...
"We are delighted with how well our child has settled into school and how well she is progressing. She clearly enjoys her time spent at school."
"Houghton is a friendly school that encourages learning alongside very positive and responsible personal values. It’s a great mix and the result is a buzzing school."
"I think that the schools strength is that it knows each child so well. This is from a character/personality perspective and an academic one. Because you know each child so well it means you can deal with issues in a way that suits each child. This is so valuable."
"The school has a warm, supportive ethos and all members of staff are approachable. The teachers care about the welfare of the children and encourage them to achieve their potential."
"I love that Houghton makes use of it’s beautiful surroundings for learning, something my child has found invaluable."
"A great school that works very hard at putting the children first in all areas of teaching and well-being."
"I would have been very happy with this school had my child had standard learning abilities, however as he has SEN I have found myself relieved that he has a place in a school that shows commitment to helping him succeed."
"I love that Houghton is a village primary school. It has close links with the local community and also has a close community feel within the school. The teachers and children know everyone and are encouraged to look after each other."
"I think Houghton is a fantastic school and feel very privileged to be able to send my children there."
"A good school with friendly professional staff instilling good values and morals."
"We are very lucky to have such a wonderful school in our location."
"Parents views and opinions matter. Children are at the centre of the school ethos"
"The positivity, good feeling and can do attitude of the school. Very pleased with the level of outdoor activities, engaging pupils physically as well as mentally. Great teaching."