An extra performance of the school Christmas show for parents will now take place on Tuesday 17th December at 10:30 am. Tickets available from the office.
Dear Parents and Carers,
It was exceptionally busy last week at Kings Furlong Junior School as we welcomed a team of two inspectors from Ofsted. The inspection was intense, and consisted of a wide range of activities, including scrutinising historical and current SATs results, observing lessons, reviewing pupils’ books, speaking to pupils, parents, governors and staff members, and examining our systems and processes.
Our previous inspection took place in 2010, and since January 2012, there have been 4 changes to the Ofsted framework, with each change ‘raising the bar’ of what is expected from schools.
We would like to thank everyone for their support in various ways during the inspection. We received over 75 questionnaire responses from parents, as well as personal messages of support. The pupils showed themselves to be an asset to our school; we are very proud of them. Thank you also to our governors, who demonstrated an accurate and knowledgeable view of our school. Finally, we would like to thank all the staff at Kings Furlong Junior School, who yet again, went above and beyond.
The report is likely to be published after Christmas. There is much to be done before then!
Charles Applegate Andy Bezant (Mrs)
Head Teacher Chair of Governors
This week the teachers have reflected on the learning behaviours of the children and thought long and hard about who is showing a great attitude in at least one of the areas (look on the left hand side of our website to find them all). It was very difficult to choose as so many children continually try their hardest. However we are very proud of the following children who have been chosen as our ‘Star Students of 2013′.
|3A 96%||3H 99.6%||4B 98%||4PJ 99.2%|
|5B 95%||5S 92%||6H 91%||6R 97%|
The pupils involved in our Christmas Show continue to enjoy practising and getting ready for the performance.
Wednesday: Family Library
Thursday: Debating club at 12:30 in 5S. All welcome! The debate is based on the statement, "Televisions do more harm than good, and so they should be banned". This links to our enjoyment focus!
Friday: INSET Day
|3A 97%||3H 95%||4B 99%||4PJ 98%|
|5B 94%||5S 96%||6H 94%||6R 98%|
This week, we’re thinking about developing our learning behaviour of confidence. A close relative of ‘Risk Taking’, we’ll see how we can develop our own confidence, and how friends, family, and other adults are key to this. IE We develop confidence in each other, particularly through the words we say.
The children will be finishing off their termly assessments, too. Remember, we’ll be handing out Target Cards at the beginning of December, which will let you know how well your child is doing, and what you can do to support them.
Monday – Assembly with Mr Applegate
Wednesday – Assembly and tour for prospective parents for Sept 2014 (9:10am).
Wednesday – Family Library. 3.15pm.
Friday – Celebration Assembly
- if it is ever ok to spy on someone (we voted yes);
- if is is right to keep animals in a zoo (interestingly we voted no); and
- if it is right to test medicines on animals (again we voted yes).
Our question for this week is “Should sportsmen and women be paid so much money?”
If you think your child would be interested, please do ask them to see Mr Applegate, who runs the club. There are a few spaces left!
|3A 99%||3H 94%||4B 99%||4PJ 99%|
|5B 97%||5S 92%||6H 95%||6R 100%|