On Wednesday 18th December, our choir performed at the above Parish Council offices at Westcroft. It was their 4th and final performance of the year and they sang beautifully. We are pleased to have some
pictures of the event.
Congratulations to Thalia who won the Christmas Card Competition. Her design featured on the cover of the Parish Council Magazine. Well done Thalia and thank you to Mr Williams and Mr Verman for presenting her with her certificate.
Gift of Football—MK Dons
Representatives from the MK Dons came in on Tuesday this week to speak to the children. They are offering all children the opportunity to claim two complimentary tickets to the MK Dons v Wycombe Wanderers game on Saturday 1st February, kick off at 3.00pm. If your child didn’t receive a form and would like to attend, we have a few spare leaflets available in the school office.
A group of Year 3 and 4 children participated in the Racket Pack Smash Festival at Denbigh School on Monday this week. It was a badminton programme for all levels of ability, including complete beginners. The festival taught children some basic badminton skills through the use of games. The festival ended with a tournament and we came 3rd, which was a great
achievement. Well done to all the children who participated.
Our Football Team played in a tournament at Woughton-on-the-Green on Wednesday this week. Unfortunately they didn’t win a match this week and the scores were as follows:
CHPS 0 - 1 Bow Brickhill
CHPS 0 - 2 Brooklands Farm
Mr Lew runs a football squad training session on Wednesday mornings before school but unfortunately less than 10 children came to training this week. Miss Hilton needs more
commitment from the team; the lack of training and practise as a team is being reflected in the results. Mr Lew is giving up his time to work with the squad and we do not want to be seen to be wasting his time. Being part of a team takes commitment and hard work so please try and get to training next week boys.
Please note that the football match that was scheduled for Wednesday 29th January has been moved to Wednesday 5th February. A letter will go out on Monday confirming this.
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 426, 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 EHCP 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..