Wednesday 1st October - Parents Maths Session 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 4th October - Friends Garden Maintenance Morning 11am to 1pm
Science Stars of the Week
The Science department is now running 'Stars of the week' this is to acknowledge individual students who have gone the extra mile within class and at home. In conjunction with 'Star of the Week' we will be announcing half termly Stars and Yearly Stars.
This weeks Science Stars are the following Students;
In Year 5 - Ethan Kirby
In Year 6 - Emmeline Neill
In Year 7 - Letisha Naidoo
In Year 8 - Kieran Hazell-Luttman
Last week Stars were the following students;
In Year 5 - Joe Guermech
In Year 6 - Ciara McGrath
In Year 7 - Charlotte Smith
In Year 8 - Chloe Bundy
Well done to all of you.
We moderated the Arts award work last Friday. Pupils have nearly completed their awards. We will be completing the final section of Arts Award in September, when the work will be examined. Well done for all pupils who are participating in Arts Award so far.
A new school year is a time of excitement, anticipation and opportunity for pupils, staff and parents. The school has had a face lift in several areas with some re-decoration. New lockers adorn the corridors, the pupils are resplendent in their new uniforms ; everything is in place to get the year off to a flying start and to pick up from where we left off at the end of the summer term.
Those parents who were fortunate enough to join us for our summer show, sports day, the leavers’ assembly and final school assembly, witnessed first-hand what a vibrant and energetic community we have here at GVC. Our pupils excelled in front of a range of audiences and left everyone who saw them in no doubt whatsoever, that Gamlingay Village College is a very special place to be.
In the coming weeks, the government and local authority will be releasing the validated Key Stage 2 SATs results. Our results this year were excellent and once again showed great progress on previous years. Our Reading, Writing and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test results, were exceptional. When these results are combined with the Maths results our scores are above the Cambridgeshire schools’ average scores, which is very pleasing.
As you might expect, we are keen to build upon our ongoing success and achievements. Plans are already being put into place that will continue our progress and development. Along with schools across the country, we are implementing the new National Curriculum and the changes required as part of the new Special Education Needs arrangements. Along with these changes we will be implementing some of our own. These include a new way of involving parents with their children’s homework, called ‘Show my Homework’, something that has recently been introduced by our Trust partners at Stratton Upper School. We will also be introducing something called ‘Values Based Education’. More details about both of these initiatives will follow in the next week or two.
It has been a real pleasure to welcome forty-six new pupils into year 5. They are settling in extremely well and are clearly benefitting from the time spent with us at the end of Year 4. We were very pleased with the way our transition arrangements went and were extremely grateful to all the parents who supported our work during the transition days. Those able to attend the presentation of the work the children completed enjoyed themselves enormously and went away feeling very proud of what they had achieved whilst they were with us.
We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you throughout the year and hope you will be able to join us as often as possible on both the formal and the informal occasions that we are planning.
Head of College