Huntingdon Primary

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Our archived whole school news items are listed below. Click one to read in full.
If you’re looking for something from a particular year group, they have their own pages. And if you’re after a newsletter, they can be found here.
You might like to also check our Facebook page, where we post about what’s going on in school.

Goldilocks rescheduled

Goldilocks rescheduled

So just to confirm, tonight’s Year Four production of Goldilocks & the Three Bears is not taking place. Instead we will be putting this fantastic play on at 9.15am tomorrow (Thurs) instead.

All tickets for tonight’s show will be valid for tomorrow’s. The children would really love your support if you can make it during the day! If your’e not able to make the new time, please give your ticket to someone who might be able to come. A full house is the aim!

SCHOOL CLOSURE

SCHOOL CLOSURE

In light of today’s news, school will be closing early. Please collect your children as soon as possible. We will of course look after any children that can’t be collected until the normal time, and any children who would normally walk home alone. Please collect from classroom doors.

Important

Important

Dear parents,

 

Our school, along with a large number of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough schools, received an anonymous email at 1.40pm today. The content suggested that a car would be driven at pupils after school. The Local Authority advised all affected schools to contact the police, which we have done, and we have since been advised to be vigilant and follow our normal school procedures. If we identify a specific threat, we are advised to call 999 and request police assistance.

We have not informed pupils and are continuing business as usual. I would ask that we all work calmly together as a school community of parents, staff and Governors to maintain high levels of vigilance and to continue to ensure as much as we possibly can, a safe and happy environment for our pupils to come and learn in.

Please can I ask you to be vigilant at pick up, collect your children swiftly from the playground and let us know if you spot anything unusual.

Please be assured that the safety of your children remains our paramount concern.

House points

House points

Congratulations to Sapphire who take the house points win this term for the first time ever! They overtook Amethyst who last time out were just one point ahead.

Third place was a close run thing too, with just one point in it!

 

Egg Competition!

Egg Competition!

It’s our annual HPS Decorate an Egg Competition, entries are now open! (an actual egg, from a chicken – not chocolate ones please. They melt!)

Children are invited to decorate an egg for display in the Pink Hall. There will be prizes on offer for the most creative entries! Please make sure you label your creation clearly so we know who deserves the prizes.

The closing date for entries is Monday, 26th.

News Update

News Update

You may have seen reports in local and national media about a large number of schools receiving non-specific emailed bomb threats asking for money to be paid.

HPS has taken advice from the police and the Local Education Authority. We have been advised that these emails are NOT GENUINE and, whilst we always maintain a high vigilance, the police have assesed the threat to be low risk with a similar pattern of emails being seen around the country.

We can assure you that your child’s safety is always our top priority at HPS.

You might like to see the Cambridgeshire Evening News article on the matter:
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cambridgeshire-schools-bomb-threat-evacuation-14430293

Book Fair

Book Fair

It’s our Parents Evening on the 20th March, and as well as some great chats about how everyone is doing, we’ll also have a book fair in school. Come and browse some great choices and pick up a book at pocket money prices!

Open Phonics invite

Open Phonics invite

Early Years parents! You’re invited to Open Phonics, which happens every Monday morning.

Once you’ve dropped off your child, head round to the front office to sign in and come and join your child for their phonics lesson! We’d love to have you there, and so would your children!

Meerbat!

Meerbat!

Our children like to blog at HPS. In fact, we have an entire network of class blogs that the children write for – have a look over here: HPSBlogs.net

They blog about all sorts of things, including, on occasion, the mysterious Meerbat! You might find Meerbat on one of the Year 4 Class Blogs.

OFSTED Inspection

OFSTED Inspection

Tomorrow (Wednesday 14th March) Huntingdon Primary School will be inspected by OFSTED.

A letter has gone home today with some details, along with a guide for parents which explains what happens during an inspection.

You can view both the letter and the guide below:

Download “Ofsted - Letter to parents” Letter-to-parents.pdf – Downloaded 56 times – 172 KB

 

Download “School inspections - a guide for parents” School-inspections-a-guide-for-parents.pdf – Downloaded 43 times – 320 KB

If you like to take part in the Parent Survey, you can do so by following this link:
https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

Please complete the online survey by 11am on 14 March 2018 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, the inspection team will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 15 Mar 2018.

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