Houghton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
|Please note that, during periods when the school is closed, including weekends, anyone with Child Protection concerns should contact Cambridgeshire Social Care directly, contact numbers are available here. However if you feel a young person is in immediate danger the police should be contacted.|
Always...Working hard to achieve our best...
Welcome to Houghton Primary School
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FoHPS AGM Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 7pm in the school atrium.
All parents and carers welcome.
Every class has participated in a sponsored workout, raising money for the NSPCC. Please return all donations and sponsor forms by Monday 16th October. Thank you!
13th October 2017
Well done to our first two 'tidiest cloakroom' award winners this year. Mr James is our daily judge, awarding up to 10 points a day. This year he is focusing on individual classes who are keeping their cloakroom spaces really tidy. This week Kingfishers and Kestrels classes drew on points. Fantastic team work!
11th October 2017
We are delighted to share the news that Lauren Ferrett has had a baby girl!
News - See school Facebook Page for more information... scroll down to bottom of page for 'live link'
Updated Friday 13th October 2017
We are a 'Reading School'
Last year (2016-17) we read and quizzed on 78,950,254 words read and quizzed on, averaging 26.3 million words per term. This was an amazing achievement which we hope to top this year.
Wow! Over 2 million words were read and quizzed on each week for the last 3 weeks! The children in Key Stage 2 have read and quizzed on 4,034,786 words since 29th September (2 weeks) taking our total from the beginning of the school year to 10,329,117. That's half the total words that we read in a WHOLE YEAR in our first year on the Accelerated Reader programme 5 years ago!
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 2||Will start AR after Christmas|
|Year 3||48 minutes per day|
|Year 4||31 minutes per day|
|Year 5||37 minutes per day|
|Year 6||44 minutes per day|
* This is an average of the class.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 13th October
Well done to Wimbledon for earning the most House Points this week.
This week's points
Total points this school year
Winners of the GOLD Award in the national School Games Mark 2015/16 and 2016/17 for curriculum and extra-curricular sport.
Finalists in the 'Living Sports Sport Awards' 2016
County Champions in the ESFA World Cup football competition March 2017
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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."