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21st April 2017
Well done to our school's running team who took part in a cross-country event with 300 teams from schools across the county this week. We are so proud of the children who took part. The school team was much bigger than when we first competed last year and reflects how our commitment to having fun through being fit and active is having an impact. Here they are at the end of the event.
Notice to prospective parents:
If you have a child who will be starting school with us in our Reception class in September please pop in or ring the school office from 19th April to confirm that you are accepting the offer of a place. We will then begin to send you information about the transition events this term and starting school in September.
News (See school Facebook Page for more information... scroll down to bottom of page for 'live link')
Updated Friday 21st April 2017
We are a 'Reading School'
1,997,692 words were read and quizzed on over the last week.
55,220,223 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.
Well done to our millionaire readers:
Over 1 million words read and quizzed on (since September):
Year 6 - Evie B, Georgia, Amy L, Harriet, Mia
Year 5 - Toby R, Evie M
Year 4 - Joey, Edward F
Over 2 million words read and quizzed on (since September):
Year 6 - Henry
Year 5 - Caitlin
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||43 minutes per day|
|Year 4||40 minutes per day|
|Year 5||17 minutes per day|
|Year 6||22 minutes per day|
* This is an average of the class.
WELL DONE YEAR 4... GREAT ACHIEVEMENT OVER THE LAST MONTH!
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 21st April 2017
Well done Lords - this week's top scoring team. It's getting really close at the top with only 70 points between third and first!
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
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."