DUNHOLME ST CHAD'S PRIMARY CE SCHOOL
Dunholme St Chads
Dunholme St Chad's
Church of England Primary School
Ryland Road Dunholme LN2 3NE
Dunholme St Chad's Church of England Primary School is a good school with outstanding features (Ofsted
- We are delighted those things at the very heart of our
school ethos were fully recognised during our recent Ofsted Inspection (December 2012) which has been achieved through excellent
partnerships with parents and the local community
- Pupils' behaviour is exemplary and pupils
enjoy coming to school
- Relationships between adults and pupils are outstanding at all times,
with pupils describing school as ‘home from home'
- Provision for pupils' spiritual,
moral, social and cultural development is outstanding
- In reception pupils make very good progress
because leadership and teaching is consistently outstanding
- In Key Stage 1 levels of attainment
are above national averages and pupils make very good progress
- In Key Stage 2, overall progress
in all subjects is outstanding
For more information visit our school website: www.dunholme.lincs.sch.uk
The school is a relatively new school being built in 1984. From 1864 till then they used what is now
the Old School Community Centre in Market Rasen Road.
It has recently been extended again to meet the needs for the ever growing community.
Dunholme St Chad’s Church
Primary School—July 2013
As reported last month, pupils in Year 6 spent 2 very hectic weeks creating a sensory garden in
the school grounds for our entry at The Lincolnshire Show. It is looking fantastic with flower beds, a wooden arch, &
a textured pathway leading to a new outdoor classroom.
Special thanks go to Mrs Gresham and Mrs Tipping, Mr Pete Forman, Sue and Graham Rawson, Mr Whittaker,
Mr and Mrs Bannister, Mrs Sandvig, Mrs McBride, Mr Reynolds and Miss Payne, Mr Prestwood and everyone who contributed to the
project by physically helping out or providing recycled items used in the garden such as mirrors, bricks, CDs.
This month, we will be welcoming the September
new starters into school to take part in our Teddy Bears’ picnic with our current Reception class. This is always a
hit with the little ones with fun and games.
we took part in ‘My money week’, an annual national initiative supported by Personal Finance Education Group whose
vision is for children and young people to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage their money well, now and in the future. Our pupils had the opportunity to learn
about all aspects of money using ‘real life’ scenarios. Years 3 and 4 had the scenario of a pet dog to look after
for the week and learnt about how to manage a budget whilst feeding it and all the other costs associated with a pet. Year
1 had a £100 budget to set up an aquarium. They had to decide what fish they could afford to buy and they also designed
a leaflet to advertise it. Year 2 created a farm with their budget and learned about loans. They were very enterprising in
thinking about waste bins, toilets and other necessities for a farm which the public would visit and they also designed a
leaflet which included their chosen admission charges. Year 5 had a £1000 budget for a week’s holiday and learned
about not getting in to debt. It was an interesting
and enlightening week for the pupils.
The school marathon in which pre-school and all of our classes
took part was a great success. The sponsorship money has been flooding in and we will let you know next month the total raised.
The money will be used by The School Council to purchase outdoor musical instruments for the Key Stage 1 outdoor area, a much
needed new football strip for our school team and if we have enough, we would like to complete our school
netball team strip.
For our pupils, the last day of term
is Tuesday 23rd July and they return to school on Thursday 5th September.
Why not visit our website
www.dunholme.lincs.sch.uk and keep abreast of all the exciting
things we do in school including “Our School in Pictures”.
If anyone wishes to visit the school or request a prospectus, please telephone the school office on (01673
860579, alternatively information can be found on our newly updated website: www.dunholme.lincs.sch.uk
Dunholme Kids Club, who operate in our school hall, offer both breakfast and after school child care.
For more information see the school web site or call Kids Club direct on 07981658103.
St Chad’s Church of England Primary School
last term was a busy one!! Firstly I would like to Thank EVERYONE that attended the Gruffalo Hunt!! Your
support is very much appreciated and together we raised 168.00, Brilliant!!! We hope you all enjoyed your cakes from
the cake sale!
Everyone enjoyed supporting Red Nose Day by coming in in their pyjamas, lots of fun. Also
Thank you for your support at the Easter open session and Egg hunt. I think the adults enjoyed the it just as
much as the children.
Sadly we are saying Goodbye to Kayleigh as she leaves to become a children's rep abroad!!
You will be hugely missed by everyone at School and Pre-School. You have been a fabulous asset to Pre School and we
wish you well
on your new adventures!!!!
We would just like to let you know where some of the money raised has gone
so far. We have bought a drying rack for the art area, a camera and laptop along with other ICT equipment for the children
to use. We are also having the Pre School redecorated over the Easter holidays, so it will be all fresh for when we
Don't forget to hand in the Sound Challenge sheets when you go back to Pre-School after Easter, Good
Should you have children nearing Pre School age then come and see us for more information. Our number is
Many Thanks, Genna McKay
Pre School Committee Member
Hackthorn C. of
E. Primary School
There was a nice surprise waiting for us in the post at the start of term this year. David Laws (Education minister)
once again wrote to us congratulating the school on its ‘fantastic' performance. The criteria for comparing the
performance of schools against each other has changed this year (but it seems whatever criteria they use we come out highly)
and our school is one of the top 105 best performing schools and we are RANKED NUMBER ONE nationally in our category (of schools
with similar intakes). We are grateful to everyone who works so very hard to make our school what it is and what we still
strive to make it become.
Coming back to school after the summer holidays is never too
much of a problem because, being a small school, most pupils are already familiar with their classroom and their teacher,
although there is sometimes a certain amount of trepidation for those moving up to Key Stage 2!
If you think you'd like to come and join us in September 2014, or If you know any parents of pre school children coming
up to foundation stage age who might be interested then tell them about our Autumn Craft afternoon for pre-schoolers on 10th
Oct from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.
We see an afternoon like this as a way of enabling parents to make
a more informed choice about their child's education. Places are limited, so please ring to book beforehand.
Alternatively, if you'd like to get involved but are not of school age, why not give us a call and ask about
becoming a lunchtime supervisor? We'd love to hear from you.
We will be holding our Harvest
Festival Service on Thursday 17th October at 2pm in the village church when the children will offering their traditional harvest
donations. You are welcome to attend.
Contact the school on 01673 860295 to arrange a visit,
request a School Brochure or you can contact us via the website www.hackthorn.lincs.sch.uk. Please contact us too if you might
be interested in becoming a lunchtime supervisor