We are re-arranging our celebrations of World Book Day for this Friday 9th March. We’d like the pupils to come in dressed as their favourite book character! The author, Debra J Edwards will be visiting our school and meeting the children during assemblies and workshops throughout the day. She will have a selection of her books available to purchase at the end of the day if you’d like to come along after school – she will sign them too if you’d like the personal touch! Please see her website www.purpleraypublishing.co.uk for more information on the books she has published. We hope all the children enjoy a belated World Book Day!
As the travelling conditions are likely to remain the same tomorrow, the school will remain closed on Friday 2 March 2018.
We look forward to welcoming pupils back on Monday.
Unfortunately, due to predicted bad weather and possible snow forecast overnight, Breakfast and After School Clubs are cancelled tomorrow, 28/02/18. There will be no after school curriculum/activity clubs either. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We are having a fun maths day on Friday 2nd February to raise money for the NSPCC.
Pupils can wear non-uniform which could include an item of clothing with a number on it and bring in a suggested donation of £1.
Why not wear a sports shirt or cap, even a onesie? Or why not get more creative as a dice or calculator!
Heartsease Primary Academy will introduce ParentPay on the first day back after Easter. From 18th April, we will no longer accept cash or cheque payments in school at all.
Your activation codes will be sent to you by letter on 2o March 2017. Please make sure you activate your account as soon as you receive your letter so that your children are able to order lunch on their first day back.
For those of you wishing to continue to use cash, you can take a PayPoint card to your local convenience store and top up there. You will still need an active account.
If you have any questions, do come in and speak to us in the school office.
Thank you for supporting us.
Autumn Term 2016 – 17 Curriculum Jigsaw
To find out what our Year 6 children are learning about this Autumn term, please click on the link below so see the termly overview:
Isle of Wight 2016 – Year 6 Leavers
In June 2016 the Year 6 students represented Heartsease Primary Academy on our annual trip to the Isle of Wight. This year they visited:
- Carisbrooke Castle
- Osbourne House (once a royal residence for Queen Victoria)
- The Needles Rocks
- The Shanklin Theatre
- Dinosaur Isle Museum
- The Isle of Wight Zoo
Below are some of the memorable moments that were captured from the trip!
Years 5 and 6 visited the Houses of Parliament in February! They visited the House of Lords and House of Commons and were lucky enough to view live debates and take a tour of Westminster Palace. Our local MP, Chloe Smith, joined us for a short time to discuss the day-to-day life of an MP.
Ryan, Charlie, Olivia and Tiffany represented our school brilliantly at the mathematical challenge event at Norwich Lower School! We are awaiting our final position but we weren’t in the top three. They all worked so hard and didn’t give up on any challenge!
Many thanks to all who helped organise and run the summer fete on Saturday (7th June). The weather was not kind to us, but the hard work that had gone into the event was obvious to all.
Many thanks also to those who braved the weather to attend and support the fete.
Many thanks to all those parents who responded to the parent survey. There were 159 responses in total, which is excellent.
There were, of course, a range of opinions in answer to each question but the main thrust of the responses was very supportive of the school in its work with the pupils. For example, 153 replies agreed with the statement ‘My child feels safe at this school’ and 151 agreed with ‘This school helps my child to develop skills in communication, reading, writing and mathematics’.
Communication with parents was an issue flagged up in 32 replies. As part of the response to this, the school website is in the process of being updated.
A fuller response to the parent survey will feature here soon.