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  • Cooke 94.8%
  • Ahlberg 90.4%
  • Kipling 94.8%
  • Jeffers 92.4%
  • Milligan 94%
  • Rowling 94.2%
  • Morpurgo 92.3%
  • Shakespeare 95.8%

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Headteacher blog Autumn 2023

Mrs Amos' Blog

December 20th 2023

What an amazing evening we had at St Martin's Church for our

KS2 Christmas Concert.

The children spoke up really well and sang beautifully. Thank you to friends and family who supported the children and to all the staff for preparing the children so well. Thank you to Rev Sarah and the congregation at St Martin's church for welcoming us into their lovely warm church building. It was a fantastic evening!

Thank you to Samson and Sophie who provided a fun morning

with the reindeer this morning!

The children learned lots of reindeer facts and it was very exciting to meet Santa with some real reindeer! We enjoyed icing biscuits and had such fun!

Thank you to the PTA for the brilliant Christmas Fair which raised £400 and paid for the pantomime Little Red Riding Hood. Thank you also to all the staff who stayed and helped and our wonderful parent volunteers!

Attendance Cup winners for the Autumn term are:

 

First: Year 6, 94.5%

Second: Year 4, 94.1%

Third: Year 5, 94%

Well done!!

Mrs Amos' Blog

December 15th 2023

EYFS wowed us with their Nativity play! What fantastic singing, the children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the family and friends were captivated! Thank you to the staff for all their hard work preparing the children.

Thank you to the PTA for our pantomime! The children loved Little Red Riding Hood and joined in with gusto! Santa even made a guest appearance to check what we want for Christmas “Oh yes he did!”

Thank you to Ange for our amazing Christmas lunch, it was truly delicious! Thank you to all the staff and volunteers for all their hard work to make this such a success. The children enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner and split into age groups to watch a Christmas film.

KS1 fantastic nativity "Children of the world!"

Shenley Primary School Choir sang Christmas songs at Wilton Lodge 

Thank you to Mrs Mackie and Miss Rawlings for taking the children.

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Amelie

Jeffers class - Zara

Milligan class - Max

Rowling class - Freddie

Morpurgo class - Jack

Shakespeare class - Amber

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 6, 100%

Second: Year 1, 98.8%

Third: Year N, 95.3%

Well done!!

Our celebrations

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for the Autumn term:

Writer of the Term

Mathematician of the Term

Child of the Term

 Chloe (Shakespeare class)

Darcy (Morpurgo class)

Jasper(Rowling class)

Emily (Milligan class)

Charlotte M (Jeffers class)

Charlotte (Kipling class)

Stanley (Ahlberg class)

 

 Maisie (Shakespeare class)

Henry (Morpurgo class)

Rikie(Rowling class)

David (Milligan class)

Orion (Jeffers class)

Finlay (Kipling class)

Orfeas (Cooke class)

 

Daisy D (Shakespeare class)

Albie (Morpurgo class)

Ava (Rowling class)

Olivia (Milligan class)

Harley (Jeffers class)

Zayden (Kipling class)

Leo (Ahlberg class)

Mrs Amos' Blog

December 8th 2023

We made smoothies on the smoothie bikes, it was great fun!

We are very proud of the Year 5 football team, who were fantastic ambassadors to the school on Wednesday at Borehamwood FC’s football tournament. They finished third in their group with some great goals and performances, and showed a high level of sportsmanship throughout. We look forward to taking part in more matches and tournaments in the New Year.  Thank you to Miss Rawlings who was their coach and made a brilliant job of encouraging them throughout.

Rev Sarah shared our Advent assembly

Rabbi Nick taught us about Chanukah

EYFS Christmas hilarity!

Year 2 have been learning about how Christians prepare

for Jesus' coming and Advent. 

The candles symbolise Jesus as the Light of the World.

Y3 designed and made their own purses, well done!

Shenley Primary School Choir sang Christmas songs at Shenleybury House,

they also sang Happy Birthday to a lady 94 years of age and made her day! Thank you to Mrs Mackie and Miss Rawlings for taking the children.

Forest school whittling and hammering, serious fun!

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Khyla-Marie

Jeffers class - Orion

Milligan class - Daisy

Rowling class - Myla

Morpurgo class - Steven

Shakespeare class - Victor

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 4, 96%

Second: Year 1, 95.7%

Third: Year 5, 95.6%

Well done!!

Our celebrations

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Sonia (Shakespeare class)

Taya (Morpurgo class)

Tommy-Lee (Rowling class) 

Isla (Milligan class)

 Vinnie (Jeffers class)

Summer, Myla (Kipling class)

Maisie (Shakespeare class)

Lillie (Morpurgo class)

 Jack (Rowling class)

Harper FJ (Milligan class)

Jaxon (Jeffers class)

Alfie (Kipling class)

Agnes (Shakespeare class)

Isla (Morpurgo class)

Kylan (Rowling class)

Blake (Milligan class)

Poppy E (Jeffers class)

Charlotte (Kipling class)

Mrs Amos' Blog

December 1st 2023

Daisy and Melina switched on the Christmas lights at Shenley village hall on Monday. Shenley Primary School choir sang some Christmas songs to get us in the festive mood. The children and their families were treated with festive food and drinks to celebrate, what a lovely way to start the festive season!

At Forest School we have made ice art using natural materials, the weather has joined us and turned really icy!

EYFS have been learning about the Christmas story. We have heard lovely sounds coming from the Hall as they have been practising their nativity play.

Please come along to watch Tue 12th Dec at 9.30am.

The children have been collecting their coins for the Children's society in preparation for the Christingle service on Sunday 3rd December. Please send any remaining donations to school on Monday 4th December, thankyou.

Thank you to our gardeners Classic Gardens for the donation of a real 6ft Christmas tree, it is stunning!

Funky Kids had a great time decorating the tree!

School Christmas lunch is Wed Dec 13th

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Alfie

Jeffers class - Poppy E

Milligan class - Isla

Rowling class - Tommy Lee

Morpurgo class - Yehor

Shakespeare class - Henry

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 4, 96.5%

Second: Year 6, 94.6%

Third: Year 5, 94.2%

Well done!!

Our celebrations

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Nina (Shakespeare class)

Leah (Morpurgo class)

Alea/Ruby (Rowling class) 

Teddy (Milligan class)

Stanley (Jeffers class)

Lilly May (Kipling class)

Melina (Shakespeare class)

Kaitlin (Morpurgo class)

 Jasper (Rowling class)

Louie (Milligan class)

Michael (Jeffers class)

Phoebe (Kipling class)

Evie (Shakespeare class)

Kieran (Morpurgo class)

Jessica (Rowling class)

Bailey (Milligan class)

Keira-May (Jeffers class)

Amelie (Kipling class)

Mrs Amos' Blog

November 24th 2023

Party!

Celebrating GOOD at our Ofsted party!

School Council chose new playground equipment, we love it!

The children created portraits of either the Tudors, themselves or their parents. Thank you to the parents who supported the Y6 Stay & Learn, we found out that you were all artists in the making!

Rev Sarah taught us the names of Jesus' disciples!

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 2, 98.4%

Second: Year N, 94%

Third: Year 6, 93.9%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Chloe (Shakespeare class)

Steven (Morpurgo class)

Harry (Rowling class)

Christopher (Milligan class)

Poppy K (Jeffers class)

Maddie (Kipling class)

Amber (Shakespeare class)

Danny (Morpurgo class)

Alea (Rowling class)

Bailey (Milligan class)

Aria (Jeffers class)

Khyla-Marie (Kipling class)

Daisy D (Shakespeare class)

Mia (Morpurgo class)

Rosie (Rowling class)

Harper M (Milligan class)

Fran (Jeffers class)

Eric (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog

November 17th 2023

On Thursday 23rd November we are having our Ofsted GOOD party!

Please send your child with a cupcake to celebrate with!!

Happy Days!!

Year 1 visited St Martin's Church on Monday as part of their RE topic learning about Baptism. Rev Sarah demonstrated what happens at a real Baptism by baptising baby Hulk Smash!

Year 1 Trip to St Martin's Church

Rev Sarah came to school to celebrate Remembrance Day on Monday.

Year 3 read the poem they had written in unison.

Year 6 read famous Remembrance Day poems.

Even the EYFS children sat quietly for a minute silence, well done!

Children from Milligan class read their poem at the

Shenley Remembrance Day service

and presented a wreath from the school. 

Thank you to all the parents who supported the EYFS Stay & Learn, it was so lovely to see the children 'in the flow' of child initiated learning! I think the parents had fun as well! 

We wore odd socks for Anti-Bullying week

Y2 exploring in Forest School!

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Maddie

Jeffers class - Jasmine

Milligan class - Harper M

Rowling class - Jessica

Morpurgo class - Darcy 

Shakespeare class - Alfie

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 4, 98.3%

Second: Year 1, 94.4%

Third: Year 5, 92.6%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Daisy M (Shakespeare class)

Archie (Morpurgo class)

Jack (Rowling class)

Lacey (Milligan class)

Kacper (Jeffers class)

 All of Kipling class

Agnes (Shakespeare class)

Sienna (Morpurgo class)

Skyla (Rowling class)

Blake (Milligan class)

Aliyah (Jeffers class)

Aurora (Kipling class)

Melani (Shakespeare class)

Henry (Morpurgo class)

Ava (Rowling class)

Olivia (Milligan class)

Charlotte M (Jeffers class)

Lennon (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog 

November 10th 2023

Year 1 Stay and Learn

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to Year 2s stay and learn today. We created some 3D poppy art on our hands. We think they look great! 

EYFS have been learning about Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day.

We have used different media to create our super art work!

Y2 Wolf in the snow art

The rain didn't stop play for Rowling class when

Watford FC came to do our PE lesson!

Muddy fun in Forest School!

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Summer

Jeffers class - Stanley

Milligan class - Emily

Rowling class - Ashleigh

Morpurgo class - Sienna

Shakespeare class - Alfie

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 2, 97.9%

Second: Year 4, 94.7 %

Third: Year 1, 94.4%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Maisie (Shakespeare class)

Omar (Morpurgo class)

Myla (Rowling class)

Harley (Milligan class)

Logan (Jeffers class)

Alfie (Kipling class)

Sonia (Shakespeare class)

Mia (Morpurgo class)

Rikie (Rowling class)

Gabby (Milligan class)

Jack (Jeffers class)

Amelie (Kipling class)

Henry (Shakespeare class)

Jack (Morpurgo class)

Yehor (Rowling class)

Lacey (Milligan class)

Effy (Jeffers class)

Khyla-Marie (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog 

November 3rd 2023

We are so delighted to announce that

Ofsted rated us as a 'GOOD' school!

Thank you to all the staff for their hard work over the last 6 years, it's been a real team effort, we are proud of our successes!!

The children were confident in speaking to the inspectors and showed them how great this school is and what they have all achieved, well done!

Rev Sarah came to assembly to teach us about the History of Hallowe'en and the meaning of All Saints Day. We learned a lot about the origins of this celebration.

Hallowe'en themed lunch!

Art club had fun creating glow in the dark skeletons to

celebrate Hallowe'en, spooky!!

Year 5 have been building vocabulary around

our book Wolf in the Snow. 

Wolf in the snow sketches Y4

Year 2 have really enjoyed the book ‘Wolf in the Snow’ this week. The children sequenced pictures from the book before deciding what imperative verbs and conjunctions they could use to write a set of instructions. 

Forest school pumpkin fun!

Baby Shower

I'm sure you would all like to join me in wishing Miss Suckling well as

she goes on her maternity leave.

All the staff are looking forward to meeting the baby and to cuddles!

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Zayan

Jeffers class - Poppy K

Milligan class - Gabby

Rowling class - Daniel

Morpurgo class - Bella-Mae

Shakespeare class - Chloe

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 5 95.8%

Second: Year 3 95.5%

Third: Year 1 94.4%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Sonia (Shakespeare class)

Ruby (Morpurgo class)

Archie & Chase (Rowling class)

Bailey (Milligan class)

Jaxon (Jeffers class)

Bonnie (Kipling class)

Henry (Shakespeare class)

Darcy (Morpurgo class)

Yehor (Rowling class)

Teddy (Milligan class)

Kacper (Jeffers class)

Finlay (Kipling class)

All of Shakespeare class

All of Morpurgo class

Rikie (Rowling class)

Blake (Milligan class)

Jasmine (Jeffers class)

Teddy (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog 

October 20th 2023

Morpurgo apple juicing fun!

Jeffers apple juicing fun!

EYFS apple juicing fun!

EYFS Forest school

Milligan class have been enjoying music in preparation for their Stay and Learn. Thank you to all the parents who supported the Stay & Learn session and to the staff for all their hard work.

Year 3 have been using microscopes in science to compare different types of soil.

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Eric

Jeffers class - Vinnie

Milligan class - Lacey

Rowling class - Hawler

Morpurgo class - Lillie

Shakespeare class - Maisie

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 6, 96%

Second: Year 5, 93.8%

Third: Year 4, 93.7%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Amber (Shakespeare class)

Angie (Morpurgo class)

Rosie (Rowling class)

Daisy (Milligan class)

Orion (Jeffers class)

Alfie & Jacob (Kipling class)

Alfie (Shakespeare class)

Danny & Lewis (Morpurgo class)

Ruby (Rowling class)

Bella (Milligan class)

Aliyah (Jeffers class)

Zayan (Kipling class)

Chloe (Shakespeare class)

Archie (Morpurgo class)

Charlie (Rowling class)

Grace (Milligan class)

Harley (Jeffers class)

Maddie (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a restful week and look forward to seeing you after half term!

Mrs Amos' Blog 

October 13th 2023

Please come and join in with the PTA Children and Parents Games evening

Friday 13th October at 4.30pm, it promises to be great fun!

Year 4 enjoyed having our parents in this week for Stay & Learn.

We sampled traditional Polish foods and discussed if we like them, thanks to the staff for working so hard to make this so enjoyable! 

Thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the occasion.

Year 1 - Drawing Shells

Year 1 have been learning about the artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Adriaen Coorte as part of their drawing topic in art this half term. This week they have been doing some observational drawings of shells, inspired by the work of the artists they studied. 

Year 5 have been testing how different materials are effected by air resistance. We made our own parachutes and tested to see

which material made the slowest fall. 

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Lennon

Jeffers class - Harley

Milligan class - Grace

Rowling class - Rikie

Morpurgo class - Ruby

Shakespeare class - Melani

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year R, 94.5%

Second: Year 3, 91.9%

Third: Year 2, 91.5%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Making our school a

better place to be

Daisy D (Shakespeare class)

Maisie (Morpurgo class)

Yehor (Rowling class)

Juniper (Milligan class)

Keira-May (Jeffers class)

Alfie (Kipling class)

Evie (Shakespeare class)

Kieran (Morpurgo class)

Harry (Rowling class)

Max (Milligan class)

Stanley (Jeffers class)

Lily-May (Kipling class)

Nina (Shakespeare class)

Omar (Morpurgo class)

Tommy Lee (Rowling class)

Lacey (Milligan class)

All of Jeffers class

Maddie (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog

October 6th 2023

Thank you to all the staff at Shenley Park, all the children had such a fantastic time tasting so many different varieties of delicious apples. We learned new ways to describe different flavours. Thank you to the parents who walked with us!

We are looking forward to Apple Juicing on Mon 16th October on the school field.

EYFS Autumn walk

Rowling class Premier League Primary Stars!

Morpurgo class had a challenge in Stay & Learn, they did a continuous line drawing of an object, the challenge was not to take your pencil off the page!

They also drew portraits of themselves and their parents. Thank you to all the parents who attended and to the staff for organising the fun!

 

Year 3 are learning about subtraction and using place value mats and

counters to represent their calculations.

Year 3 are learning about Netball in PE and improving their chest passes.

Their teamwork and sportsmanship is improving.

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Lily-May

Jeffers class - Kacper

Milligan class - Bailey 

Rowling class - Chase

Morpurgo class - Chloe

Shakespeare class - Agnes

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 4, 96.1%

Second: Year 6, 96%

Third: Year 2, 93.7%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Agnes (Shakespeare class)

Sonny (Morpurgo class)

Skyla (Rowling class)

Christopher (Milligan class)

Michael (Jeffers class)

Aurora (Kipling class)

Chloe (Shakespeare class)

Leah (Morpurgo class)

Daniel (Rowling class)

Gabby (Milligan class)

Charlotte H (Jeffers class)

Charlotte P & Eric (Kipling class)

Melani (Shakespeare class)

Evalyn (Morpurgo class)

Myla (Rowling class)

Teddy (Milligan class)

Charlotte M (Jeffers class)

Khyla-Marie (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog

September 29th 2023

Harvest assembly was a great success!

Thank you to Rev Sarah for her HARVEST talk which was a spelling challenge, Year 5 rose to the occasion to show off their brilliant spelling!

We learned to be Waste Aware in assembly.

Morpurgo and Shakespeare class had workshops to sort waste.

Reduce

Re-use

Recycle

Year 1 playing glockenspiels in music.

We practised playing the note C in time with the pulse of the song. 

Sensory room refreshed!

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 6, 93.8%

Second: Year 4, 93%

Third: Year 5, 92.1%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Melina (Shakespeare class)

Donart (Morpurgo class)

Jasper (Rowling class)

Olivia (Milligan class)

Charlotte M (Jeffers class)

Zayan (Kipling class)

Daisy M (Shakespeare class)

Lillie (Morpurgo class)

Hawler/Ashleigh (Rowling class)

Louie (Milligan class)

Vinnie (Jeffers class)

Teddy, Amelie, Summer (Kipling class)

Maisie (Shakespeare class)

Chloe (Morpurgo class)

Amir (Rowling class)

Harper (Milligan class)

Renee (Jeffers class)

Jacob (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog

September 22nd 2023

Shakespeare class have had a brilliant time at Runway's End.

Thank you to Miss Rawlings, Mrs Irvin and Mrs Henman for making it such a successful week, you are kind!

Please see photos:

Please remember it's our

Harvest assembly

on Thursday 28th September.

Food donations will be sent to Borehamwood foodbank.

Nursery have been exploring environmental sounds this week.

Year 3 compared a variety of rocks including sandstone, chalk, slate and marble. They then sorted them by their properties, it was fascinating!

Jeffers class have been exploring structures in DT and beginning to make model play equipment. We are designers!

In Science this week Year 1 have been sorting objects by the materials they are made from. We learned lots of new vocabulary along the way!

School council 2023 2024

Our assembly was about our school value

Be kind

These children were kind this week:

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Bonnie

Jeffers class - Jack

Milligan class - Harvey

Rowling class - Ruby

Morpurgo class - Leah & Taya

Attendance Cup winners are:

 

First: Year 4 98.6%

Second: Year 2 93.9%

Third: Year 5 93.7%

Well done!!

Our celebrations!

We are proud of you all, but extra proud of the following children for this week:

Writer of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Child of the Week

Ruby (Morpurgo class)

Lunan (Rowling class)

Bertie (Milligan class)

Aliyah (Jeffers class)

Artem, Lennon, Bonnie (Kipling class)

Mia (Morpurgo class)

Rikie (Rowling class)

Harvey (Milligan class)

Poppy E (Jeffers class)

Teddy (Kipling class)

Max (Morpurgo class)

Freddie (Rowling class)

Ava (Milligan class)

Zara (Jeffers class)

Myla (Kipling class)

 

We hope you have a good weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Amos' Blog

September 15th 2023

At the House Hustings the Y6 children gave a speech to explain why they would make great house captains. The children in their house voted and cheered the winners, well done Y6!

Green house captain and deputy

Blue house captain and deputy

Red house captain and deputy

Yellow house captain and deputy

Ahlberg class have been reading the story Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and learning about life a long time ago before there was electricity.

Cooke class have been reading the story So Much by Trish Cooke.

Both stories are about families and we have been talking about people in our family.

Rev Sarah told us about Jesus' first miracle, turning water into wine!

EYFS Forest school fun!

Top Table

The children who were chosen to eat their lunch with me today in the hall, were all so well behaved, well done!

Kipling class - Aurora

Jeffers class - Jaxon

Milligan class - Daisy

Rowling class - Freddie

Morpurgo class - Henry

Shakespeare class - Sonia