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Week beginning 24th October: HALF TERM
Tuesday 1st November
6.30pm Curriculum Information Evening: Reading
Thursday 3rd November
9.00am Online Safety Coffee Morning/Presentation for parents and carers
Friday 4th November
Sponsored Skipping Event for British Heart Foundation
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Updated Friday 21st October 2016
We are a 'reading school'
Please keep reading over half term... cosy up and bury yourself in a book or 3!
1,787,146 words read and quizzed on in Key Stage 2 in the last week!
11,419,289 words read and quizzed on in Key Stage 2 since the beginning of the school year.
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*||Difference from last week|
|Year 3||46 minutes per day||minus 2 minutes|
|Year 4||24 minutes per day||0|
|Year 5||37 minutes||minus 2 minutes|
|Year 6||45 minutes||minus 1 minutes|
* This is an average of the class.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 21st October 2016
Well done Lords - most points achieved during the week... with close runners up, Twickenham. It's close at between the 1st and 2nd place overall... only 1 point in it!
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."