Enjoy and Achieve
Thorpe Road Mattersey Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN10 5ED
Telephone: 01777 817265
Welcome back to all for the start of our new Autumn Term 2016!
Please do take a brief tour of our website; we are continually updating our Events Calendar and will be uploading editorials and photographs of past events, particularly the very successful end of year pantomime and of course sports day. It all seems such a long time ago; don't you agree?
We are also going to be developing Our Classes section this year with topics the children will be studying and of course don't forget about those all important Dojos!
The first big event we have to look forward to is the Whitby Residential for our new Y5 and Y6's - can you believe it's only a couple of weeks away? We have already sent out parent information and an itinerary but if you have missed them, please do look in our Latest Letters. We are of course going to do another blog so keep a look out on our Events section of this website. Fingers crossed we continue with this Indian Summer!
Y5/Y6's will also be starting swimming lessons again on Thursday 15 September in the afternoon. We also have Roald Dahl's birthday commemoration to celebrate as it will be 100 years since the children's author was born on 13 September 2016. We are hoping to raise lots of money for our Macmillan Fundraising Coffee Afternoon on Friday 30 September 2016. Everyone is welcome to pop along. Our school photographer is coming in on Wednesday 5 October 2016 in the morning. If you want to have family photographs taken, please arrive early. Finally, our Harvest Festival will be taking place at All Saints' in Mattersey at 2pm on Monday 17 October 2016; all welcome to join us. Messy Church was so successful earlier in the year, that we are organising another one after school on Thursday 20 October 2016.
Before we know it, we will have half term upon us and I did hear that Wraparound might be organising a themed disco before we break up.
Lots to do and lots to look forward to!
Holiday Club will be open for those children requiring care. More details on school website.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Flu vaccinations for Y1-3; more information to follow including consent forms.
12:45 pm - 3:05 pm
12:45 pm - 3:05 pm
1:45 pm - 2:10 pm
Night in the Museum with Caterpillar Class
On Thursday 13 October 2016, KS1 held its very own 'Night in the Museum' with the children enjoying a sleep-over in the darkness of Mattersey Primary Dinosaur Museum, snuggled up in pjs with their favourite teddies and eating popcorn!
Parents soon arrived to tour the dinosaur museum guided by the children. Mrs Dean, Saxon's mum said that she "loved seeing how hard the children have worked, and how proud they all are of their efforts."
Big Thank You's All Round!
Here at Mattersey Primary School we wanted to 'change lives with every slice'...so we are held our very own Macmillan Fundraiser along with lots of tea, coffee and of course cake!
We had a fabulous turnout from parents and friends on Friday 30 September 2016 and raised a huge £186.95!!
If you want to find out more about Macmillan take a look on their website:
Thank you to everyone who not only donated their time and cake but for coming along and giving so generously towards the fund.
The Elizabethan Academy works very closely with Mattersey Primary School and we pride ourselves on being part of their family of schools.
Our students in years five and six frequently participate in a range of extracurricular activities designed to aid the transition process. Behind the scenes staff also work in close collaboration to ensure a seamless transition between Key Stages 2 and 3.
If you wish to find out more information about the Elizabethan Academy, please click on the link below:
"Religious Education for All"
RE in Nottinghamshire is changing...
In September 2015, schools in the County of Nottinghamshire were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”. Through the use of the Syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:
1. know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.
2. can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
3. develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in the school.