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Welcome to Houghton Primary School
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We are seeking an excellent full time Key Stage 1 teacher from September 2017 to teach our Year 1 class during the maternity leave of the permanent postholder.
Please contact the headteacher, Georgina Young, for details
Houghton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
16th June 2017
We got up onto the Treehouse for the first time this week... it is amazing. We can't thank everyone who has been involved in building it enough!
Thanks to the parents who stayed after school today to continue the tidy up work in the landscaping around the treehouse... and every other 'volunteer day' for the treehouse. Your hard work has helped to give the children in our school an amazing place to learn and play.
It was lovely to see so many dads in school this afternoon for our 'Father's Day Open Afternoon'
News (See school Facebook Page for more information... scroll down to bottom of page for 'live link'
Updated Friday 16th June 2017
We are a 'Reading School'
i,931,358 words were read and quizzed on over the last week.
70,728,045 words read and quizzed on in Key Stage 2 since the beginning of the school year (and Year 2 since the Spring term). We have already exceeded the number of words that we read in the first few years of engagement in Accelerated Reader! 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 - Georgia, Amy L, Harriet, Mia, Tilly, Abbie
Year 5 - Toby R, Evie M, Finlay, Luke
Year 4 - Joey, Edward F, Felix B
Year 3 - Nathan, Eloise P, Finn W
Over 2 million words read and quizzed on (since September):
Year 6 - Evie B
Over 3 million words read and quizzed on (since September)... a record for our school!
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||29minutes per day|
|Year 4||38 minutes per day|
|Year 5||29 minutes per day|
|Year 6||37 minutes per day|
* This is an average of the class.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 23rd June 2017
Well done to both Wimbledon and Wembley - this week's top scoring teams. All our teams have now amassed over 3000 house points each. Fantastic effort.
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."