Year 5 put on a great show for children and parents in the last week of term with their performance of Hoodwinked - the story of Robin Hood. The children worked very hard to learn all their lines and deliver a fantastic piece of comedy drama. Well done to the Year 5 team who put the whole thing together with brilliant costumes, props and scenery.
We are very pleased that we have had another really good turnout for our parents' evening this week. Questionnaires were given out to parents to find out their opinions of the children's behaviour and well-being at Stanley Road. We had an overwhelmingly positive response with some lovely written comments from our parents including -
"My child has made good progress academically this school year."
"I am proud of my children's achievements in school"
"My child enjoys school very much and always comes home telling me how good his day has been"
"My child's behaviour proves how well she's doing in school and how good the school is"
We have recently invested about £6000 on new books for children to take home and read from school. Reading is one of the most important skills that children master in primary school and one of the best ways to improve in reading is to practise, practise, practise! Not only do we want children to be able to learn to read we also want children to develop a habit of reading and a love of books that will last them a lifetime.
We are going to be making sure that all children come to school with their reading book, book bag and reading record every day. Teachers will be checking that children are bringing these items in on a daily basis and will be reminding children about the importance of reading at home. We hope you will support us by reminding your children about bringing the things they need and by listening to them read at home, sharing books with them and chatting to them about books.
We hope that you enjoy the brand new books that children will be bringing home. If you have any questions about our approach to reading please contact your child's class teacher.
Thursday 3rd March was World Book Day at Stanley Road. The children took part in lots of activities to develop a love of reading. All the children took part in a special book swap afternoon where they went to different classrooms to listen to a book of their choice.
As part of the celebrations we have bought £6000 worth of brilliant books for children to read at home to help them practise their reading. You should soon notice these new books coming home in book bags with their reading records which you can help to fill in to keep a log of what the children are reading and how they are getting on. If you need a book bag please go to the school office and they will be happy to get one for you - these only cost £3.