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  • This Week's Class Attendance Figures

    Published 06/09/19

    Week Ending 8th November 2019 - Congratulations this week to the Starfish! Well done!

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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.


    • 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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  • Mr Cresswell in TanZania

    Published 01/10/19


    Scroll down for pictures of Kaole Primary School in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. This is the school Mr Palmer and Mr Cresswell will be visiting and blogging about when they visit during the w/b 12th October 2019.  You can follow their blog (which will also have posts from headteachers visiting other schools in Bagamoyo) by clicking here.


    Can you learn some simple phrases in Swahili? You can use them when the teachers from Tanzania visit KPNS next year! Click here  

    You can also learn some facts about Tanzania by clicking here


    On the 12th October Mr Cresswell is setting off to Tanzania with other headteachers from Equals Trust schools as part of a funded British Council project called ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning’. In Tanzania, he will be sharing stories that children at  KPNS have created using ‘Stories of a Lifetime’ as inspiration – this website focuses on helping students to connect with their heritage and culture through storytelling. Each headteacher visiting Tanzania has been allocated a school in Bagamoyo to spend a week in, learning about Tanzanian culture and their education system. Headteachers from Tanzania will visit Keyworth next year and staff at  KPNS will receive training from the British Council that focuses on Sustainable Development Goals.

    Our plan is that this initial visit to Tanzania provides a springboard for further work in our school that will give our children an age appropriate introduction to global issues that will affect them as they get older. Mr Cresswell will be writing a blog during his time away for children, staff and adults to follow.

    Click on a picture to start the slide show!

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  • Flu Vaccinations 20th November

    Published 30/09/19

    Flu vaccinations will take place in school for all children from Reception to year 6 on Wednesday 20th November. 

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  • Times Table Rock Star Competition!

    Published 23/09/19
    TTRS competition for children in Y2-6. How many coins can you earn? Help your class be crowned the winners by earning as many coins as you can this week. Prizes and certificates to be awarded on Monday :)
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  • Aldi's Kit for schools

    Published 12/09/19
    This term we’re collecting Team GB stickers with Aldi’s Kit for Schools for the chance to be one of 20 primary schools to win £20,000 to build a health legacy at our school!   From 6 September–3 Novem
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  • Phonics Evening -Thursday 19th September

    Published 12/09/19

    Next Thursday evening (September 19th)  at 6:00pm we will be holding a phonics event for any parent or carer to come along to. Everyone is welcome to join us, either to  have a refresher course or to learn for the first time about how we use the Read Write Inc approach to teaching reading.

    At this event we will show you;

    Our phonics lessons in action, using speedy sounds and green words.

    Introduce you to Fred the Frog, who only speaks in single sounds at a time. Then we will use our Fred Fingers to help work out how to spell the word.

    We will show you how to actually do some of the handwriting phrases, so you can help your child learn their sounds and even start using joined up handwriting right from the beginning.

    In the meantime, take a look at the video below for a simple guide to the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc way of teaching phonics.  There is also an attachment of Frequently Asked Questions about this method of teaching phonics at the bottom of the screen. Simply click on it to find out lots of answers to questions you may have.

    We look forward to seeing you there, taking those important steps to helping your child becoming a confident reader.

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