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  • This Week's Class Attendance Figures

    Published 06/09/19

    Week Ending 17th January 2020 - Congratulations this week to the Sharks! Well done!

     

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  • Book...Books and More Books!

    Published 20/01/20

    We've been on our Bookshop Book Spree... 

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  • What's YOUR New Year's Resolution?!

    Published 05/01/20

    Reading Lair Super Stars! 

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  • DRAGON'S ROAR-DECEMBER

    Published 13/12/19

     

    Well, what a fantastic first term we have had full of interesting and exciting topics, trips to remember, a host of after school activities and clubs…we’ve all been very busy! Your children have been an absolute credit to you throughout the term; challenging themselves, showing perseverance and persistence and growing in confidence every day! The comments in our recent OFSTED inspection say it all about our wonderful pupils! From all the staff and children at KPNS, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and we can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!

    Parent and Carer survey

    Click here to read the results from our annual parent survey

    Dressing Up Clothes Needed Please!

    Your children may have mentioned that we now have our new playground equipment which they are really enjoying! We have a box of goodies for each day of the week as you can see below:

    • Musical Monday: e.g. bells, ribbons on sticks, rain sticks.
    • Teamwork Tuesday: e.g. French skipping ropes, frisbees, Velcro throwing and catching.
    • Wellness Wednesday: e.g. colouring books, bubbles, pencils, water colours.
    • Thinking Thursday: e.g. board games, word searches, playing cards, outdoor dominoes, outdoor noughts and crosses.
    •  However, Fantasy Friday’s box could really do with some children’s dressing up clothes! So, if you have any old ones lying about at home that you no longer need then we would love to include them in Friday’s box! Please see Miss Hopwood if you can help – thank you!

     Wellies!

    We are trying to get together a supply of wellies for children’s use when they take part in the gardening club. We’d be really grateful if you could send any old ones in to school for us to use. Thank you!

    Some End of Term Reminders

    Attendance

    We continue, with your support, to work on improving the children’s attendance in school. During the term there has been a number of times where children have been entered in to our raffle boxes under the following categories:

    If they have…

    • 100% attendance so far this term
    • 95% or above attendance this term
    • At least the same as, or better than, attendance from the previous time

    Some children have their name in all three boxes! 

    On the last day of term, there will be a final analysis of attendance since September and names will be put in appropriate boxes. A prize will be given to each of the three winners. Ultimately, the children are working towards the end of the final term when the big prizes are on offer!

    Parents will also receive a letter at the end of term detailing their child’s attendance since September.

     School Uniform

    A reminder that we do expect our pupils to be in the correct school uniform, including appropriate black school shoes. We are aware that, on occasions, a child may have a valid reason for a slight change in their uniform, but we expect that this will be short term and you will have discussed this with a member of staff. Thanks for your understanding with this – it’s lovely to see the children looking smart!

    Please also remember that the children need to come to school in appropriate outerwear during these cold months.

    Sports’ Kit 

    Miss Robinson has asked that you look at home to make sure there are no sports kits hiding somewhere! We have some missing, to the point where we don’t have full sets. You’d make her Christmas if she could get together the full sets!

     Dates

    Wednesday 11th December (morning) – Massive Maths morning 

    Thursday 12th December (morning) – KPNS Mock Election CONGRATULATIONS TO THE VISION PARTY!

    Friday 13th December – Whole School Christmas Jumper Day – children wearing non-uniform (including their Christmas jumper!) 

    Tuesday 17th December, 9:30am – Christmas Performance

    Wednesday 18th December (morning) Yr 1-6 to visit St. Mary’s for a Christmas service.

    Wednesday 18th December, 2pm – Christmas Performance

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  • Annual Parent Survey

    Published 02/12/19

    As you will be aware, staff and governors recently conducted the annual Parent & Carer Survey. This is part of our commitment to understand your thoughts of the school and identify what KPNS is good at and any areas for improvement. We are pleased with the level of participation (51 responses) which helps make this a meaningful exercise. As such, we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and are encouraged by the wealth of positive responses.

    Click below to see the full results.

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  • Our Christmas Tree is on The Way!

    Published 18/11/19

    Bank Farm in Stanton on The Wolds are donating us our tree again. 

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  • ‘A happy school where pupils get a good education’ [OFSTED 2019]

    Published 11/11/19

    OFSTED visited Keyworth Primary and Nursery School in October – we are really proud of what they said about our school, and especially our children! The comments below in italics have been taken directly from the report:

    Behaviour and Attitudes:

    • Around the school, pupils are kind and polite; they do not disrupt lessons
    • Everyone gets on well here; pupils behave with kindness to each other.
    • Pupils feel safe in school. They say that staff will help them if they are ever worried.
    • Any bullying is extremely rare, and teachers attend to it immediately.

    Teaching and Learning:

    • Classrooms, including early years, are busy places where everyone can learn well. Teachers expect all pupils to pay close attention in class. This, as well as interesting work, mean that lessons proceed without disruption.
    • Exciting teaching means that every child wants to join in.
    • Lessons are interesting. Teachers deliver them through exciting topics.
    • Every member of staff works hard to make sure that pupils do as well as they can.
    • Even those who need extra support to catch up know that they are improving quickly. They are keen to show what they can do.

    Leadership:

    • Effective and determined senior leaders have improved this school rapidly since it opened [as an academy in 2016]. They have made it clear to all staff that every child must succeed in all subjects. They have taken decisive action to drive up pupils’ progress. 
    • Leaders make sure that staff are well trained in safeguarding. Staff all know the importance of reporting any concerns they have. Leaders keep detailed safeguarding records and take brisk action to help pupils at risk of harm.

    Read the whole report below. If you like what it says, contact the school office to make an appointment so that you can see for yourself why OFSTED were so complimentary and to discuss if Keyworth could be the right school for your children.

     

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  • Odd Socks Day! Tues 12th November

    Published 08/11/19

    Next week we will be joining hundreds of schools across the nation looking at how we can create an Anti-Bullying environment. On Tuesday 12th  November we will be holding an ODD SOCKS DAY! All other school uniform should be worn as usual but you can get creative with your socks!

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  • Helping your child be resilient in a connected world.

    Published 16/10/19

    Before every holiday the whole school look at an issue that helps to ensure they are safe using technology in a world that is becoming so connected and reliant on technology.

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  • Ofsted Inspection 15.10.2019

    Published 14/10/19

    OFSTED will be visiting our school tomorrow, you can let them know your views on the school by clicking the link  here

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  • Spooky Lair is Here!

    Published 14/10/19

    Come and pick up one of our spooky books. 

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  • Parent and Carer Survey 2019

    Published 07/10/19

    During our Parents' Evening on Wednesday 9th October, school governors will be issuing ipads and asking you to complete our annual parent and carer survey. Please take the time to complete it - your feedback is very useful.

    You might also want to ask governors a few questions about their role at KPNS.

    The survey can be accessed by clicking  here

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