Little Melton Parish Council

Little Melton Primary School - Annual Report 2010

Our year began with a complete refurbishment of the school library.  New shelving has provided us with both a fiction and non-fiction area, all of our books have been fitted with plastic jackets to preserve their shelf life and we are due to take delivery of new comfortable seating to create a relaxed  atmosphere in which to enjoy reading and studying.

 The ‘Back to Basics’ May Fair proved to be our most successful yet; our thanks go to the Friends committee, advertisers and sponsors, parents and the local community for helping to raise just over £5000.  New outdoor play equipment is planned for later this next year with some of the proceeds.

 In July the whole school visited BeWILDerwood, the weather was kind and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Parents were invited to a concert to showcase the progression made by those children in the older year groups who have been learning to play the violin.

 Our garden produced its first harvest, and our school grown pumpkins were entered into the village show, a tremendous opportunity for the children to demonstrate our eco credentials – we have just been awarded the ‘Eco Silver Award’

 Links with the church this year have seen the children making ‘Flying Pigs’ and decorating a sheep at Christmas to recreate a life size nativity scene.

 Activity week in September, based on oral stories, brought storytellers to school, the Library service and saw the children dressing up as their favourite story character.

The ‘Eagle Owls’ visited Kingswood activity centre in this month and were away from school and home for a whole week, exploring the North Norfolk coast, learning more about themselves and their peers and reluctantly returned to school happy but very tired.

 Christmas was as hectic as ever, as well as appearing on BBC Newsround to highlight the need for a safer cycling route to school, 3 ‘live’ Christmas play performances instead of the usual 2, a visit to church and Christmas dinner for 85 children at the Village Inn rounded off 2009 nicely.

 2010 started later than usual thanks to the weather, but has quickly gathered pace. The Children are learning all about ‘The Victorians’ and will end the term with a visit to the ‘Gressenhall Workhouse and museum’

 Our extended schools provision allows for an after school club Monday to Friday, helping those parents who work with an alternative childcare option.  Numbers have increased year on year. Holiday clubs are run in every holiday period.

 It is especially pleasing that first year admissions continue to be very strong, proving the school to be a very popular choice, not only for the community but for those out of catchment also.

 Key Stage 1 results 2009

 

Reading

School

  %

 

National

  %

 

Writing

School

     %

 

National

   %

 

Maths

School

   %

 

National

    %

 

Level 2+

 

   83

 

84

 

 

   92

 

81

 

 

    100

 

  90

 

Level 2b+

 

   75

 

72

 

 

   50

 

 60

 

 

    83

 

  74

 

Level 3

 

   42

 

38

 

 

    8

 

 12

 

 

    17

 

  21

 

 1 child = 8%      4 girls: 8 boys        33% Special needs