CHRISTMAS AT CAROLINE HASLETT 2018 (pictures below)
SANTA'S GROTTO AT CAROLINE HASLETT CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
The bazaar was a huge success, everyone had a fantastic time. A big Thank you to Friends and staff who organised and helped run the event.
The vicar, Mike, came in on Wednesday to hold an assembly. The theme was Stir –Up Sunday.It is a tradition that dates back to Victorian times when the family would gather together to stir the Christmas pudding five weeks before Christmas . Christmas pudding would traditionally contain 13 ingredients to represent Jesus and his disciples. It is traditionally stirred (while making a wish) by each member of the family from East to West, to remember the Wise Men that visited Jesus in the Nativity Story.Mike, with the help of some of the children, made his own during assembly. We are pleased to say he contacted Mrs Ottaway yesterday and said that he steamed it when he got home and it turned out beautifully!
YEAR 1 CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Year 1 performed “A Snowman at Sunset” on Thursday 6th, following a full dress rehearsal on Wednesday 5th December , which was attended by local residents from Putman House. They worked so hard and it was lovely to see all that effort pay off. Thank you to the teaching team for all their hard work and to the families that came along to watch.Well done Year 1, it was a fantastic way to start our run of Christmas productions.
WELCOME TO CAROLINE HASLETT SCHOOL
Caroline Haslett Primary School is a successful school which has demonstrated consistently high standards for a number of years. It operates in a culture where expectations are high,learning is exciting and children's individuality is valued. It is very inclusive and committed to helping children achieve their full potential.
We opened in 1992 as a combined school for 4 to 12 year olds, and are now a primary school for 4 to 11 year olds serving Shenley Lodge and the eastern part of Shenley Brook End. Accommodation includes the main open-plan building (FS to Y4), a classroom of the future- The Mekon building ( Y5 & Y6 ) and a specialist teaching block (Library, Food Technology and The Faraday Club).
With a roll of 436, we are a two-form entry school with class sizes between 30 and 32. We have a department for 5 children who have EHCPs for the primary need of speech and language. These pupils are fully included in our mainstream classes where they receive additional support inline with their ECHP and Speech therapists targets. The school identifies pupils with SEN early and supports them with timely and evidence based interventions alongside specialist teaching advice and a high level of Teaching Assistant support.
At the end of Y6 most children transfer to either Denbigh or Shenley Brook End secondary schools, with a small number going to other schools in MK. We have good links with playgroups in the area and there are strong sporting and staff development links with our nearby schools.
We believe that praise and a positive, can-do approach helps all to achieve their best. We operate this within a framework of high and clear expectations, resulting in an ethos where all are valued and achievement is recognised. We offer a broad range of activities within and beyond the school day. The on-site Faraday club provides before and after school care together with holiday play scheme provision.
We value staff expertise and professional development. We are committed to a policy of promotion from within where possible. Each class has an interactive whiteboard, each teacher a MacBook and there is an airport network throughout school, enabling ICT to support the entire curriculum.
There is a well-established and enthusiastic governing body which supports the school strongly. Governors hold regular 'tea parties' with the children to listen to their views about their school.
Caroline Haslett Primary School works in partnership with the Tommy Flowers SCITT, an outstanding (Ofsted, Dec 17) provider of primary and secondary teacher training in Milton Keynes. As a partnership school, we support Tommy Flowers SCITT trainees to become qualified teachers. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, please follow the link to the Tommy Flowers SCITT website for further details. www.tommyflowersscitt.co.uk..