This Half Termly Gospel Value is Friendship
At Padiham Green we are currently thinking about how to keep our children safe when they use the internet. For parents and students who would like more information about this topic can follow this link.|
Please have a read of our RE Inspection report. We are really proud of it and I hope you are too with the recognition that the people who work here really do love and care for the children of PG.
Year 6 SATs Results We were pleased to receive the news that our combined score of Reading, Writing + Maths improved this year; as did our Reading score following our focus on reading (from 54% to 68% which is brilliant!). Our Grammar score stayed broadly the same but we do have some work to do in Maths as that score dipped this year. Please help us this summer in maths by helping your child learn their times tables. Get family competitions going! Do you know them? If not, learn them with your children. Test yourselves and be inventive!
Staffing News I’m happy to report the Governors recently appointed Mr. Darren Ludlam as our Senior ICT Technician (he knows his stuff!) and we also appointed Miss Alaina Homer yesterday to teach in Year 2 next year. Miss Homer really impressed our Governors and appointment panel (and our School Council!) with her enthusiasm and she will be welcomed by us all as she starts in September. Mr. Tranmer and I are also currently meeting prospective Deputy Headteachers for PG so it’s been a busy appointment time here but watch this space!
Primary Engineer Many congratulations to Lola Marsden and Daisy Wilding for being crowned as winners in the Leaders’ Award competition at Burnley College this week. Fantastic effort girls and we’re all really proud of you!
If you have any unwanted or outgrown PG uniform, please bring it to the fair and we’ll sell it to help with our totalizer. We have lots of uniform here so please consider having a look and if it fits your child, please buy it, use it and save a fortune. It is great that these good quality items are reused too and that reduces our carbon footprint, which is always good news! Thanks.
Just FYI: Pupil Access Team Contacts for Burnley Schools General Enquiries: Elaine Furness, 01254 220710 and Javed Khan, 01254 220708 New Reception Year Primary Admissions Enquiries: Sue Lord, 01254 220742 New Year 7 Secondary Admissions Enquiries: Denise Jones, 01254 220718
Y6’s Blackpool Pleasure Beach Reward Trip is today! Well done to all those Y6 people that met the strict, non-negotiable criteria. We know people are upset every year but I’m afraid we don’t negotiate when the criteria is set and agreed. We are also impressed with those parents who send their children to school on this day even though they aren’t going and they don’t treat them with something else. We will here though.
Friendship - Amongst clear, young voices and friendship recipes, stories, brilliant artwork and prayers with Revd. Mike (and Mr. Tranmer!), we had a video story of the Thai football team rescue. The world watched incredible people with courageous expertise, with feelings of both horror and joy as the seemingly impossible was made possible. Once you get past why this ill equipped group were there in the first place… what an emotional, feel-good, happy-ending story! It’s incredible that they all survived their flooded underground nightmare but they did it together as a team and they stuck together as a team through such hardship. It’s an amazing part of the story that they were lost for so long too …in the dark! We also remembered the brave diver who lost his life in the rescue demonstrating the dangers they all faced. What an amazing story!
Sports Day - Many thanks for coming this week. Many thanks for staying in the Grandstand Parent Zone too and not coming onto the field of play. This is so important and the reasons for this are the event’s smooth-running organisation but most importantly our children’s safety so thanks. We are actually thinking about changes next year. Would you rather watch the participation event or Champions Day? That’s what we’re discussing at the moment so watch this space!
Purple Mash is our fun online learning area.
All pupils have their own user name and password to access the site where they are able to use a large selection of 2simple software to complete homework tasks set at school, as well as learn different techniques using their computers.
The children's work can be saved and they can access this both at home or school. This allows them to complete homework tasks and show their family work they have been doing at school.
The work is saved online in a safe and secure area. If you child forgets their password please speak to their class teacher.
Click on the link below to log in and enjoy using Purple Mash.