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The school is currently open.
We are committed to keeping the school open during term time. However, in the event that poor weather conditions make travelling conditions treacherous, and not enough staff are able to get in, a risk assessment will be carried out and the school may be closed.
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20th January 2017
Well done to the children in Key Stage 2. Both sets of classrooms achieved 45/50 points in the Tidiest Cloakroom Challenge this week. They will share the award, displaying it for 3 days each in their cloakrooms.
Another fantastic result for our footballers on Friday 20th January at the ESFA County Finals in Ely - they played 5 matches and won them all taking them into Regional finals which are being played in Essex.We are so proud of the team and of their wonderful coaches, Mr Johnson, Mr Taggart and Mr Dean.
We have invited all parents and carers to come to a Come and Try It Maths Workshop Event on Friday 27th January at 9.00am (Doors Open 8.45am). This event will provide an opportunity to work alongside the children to find out more about we teach Maths in school. Please book a place on the workshop by visiting the online booking system https://houghton.parentseveningsystem.co.uk
News (See school Facebook Page for more information... scroll down to bottom of page for 'live link')
Updated Friday 20th January 2017
We are a 'Reading School'
1,970,923 words were read and quizzed on this week.
31,541,781 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:
|Year Group||Engaged Reading Time*|
|Year 3||38 minutes per day|
|Year 4||26 minutes per day|
|Year 5||30 minutes|
|Year 6||42 minutes|
* This is an average of the class.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 20th January 2016
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."