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Breakfast with Miss Coppenhall

Every month, one Values Champion is chosen from each class across the Federation from Year 1 to Year 8. To celebrate and congratulate them how well they have demonstrated the Value of the Month, the Values Champions are able to attend breakfast with me on a Friday morning.

We enjoy eating croissants, pain au chocolat, fruit and fruit juices, whilst talking about our school. Conversations are led by the children, as we discuss together how we are feeling at school, what we are enjoying and what the adults can do to help things to become even better. The children are always very honest and open about their feelings, and we always leave with very full tummies too!

Each month I will provide a write up of the children’s thoughts and share them with you – please see below for the feedback from November.

Miss Coppenhall.

December 2019

 

Back to the Moon!

During the course of the week children from Potton Lower and Potton Middle Year Eight’s have been able to experience what it is like in Space.

Mark Rutherford School in Bedford kindly loaned us their inflatable Planetarium.

We are very grateful to give this opportunity to our students and I hope all the children enjoyed becoming space explorers!

Back to the Moon!

During the course of the week children from Potton Lower and Potton Middle Year Eight’s,  have been able to experience what it is like in Space.

Mark Rutherford School in Bedford kindly loaned us their inflatable Planetarium. We are very grateful to give this opportunity to our students and I hope all the children enjoyed becoming space explorers!

 

 

Year 6 Sportshall Athletics

The Year 6 Sportshall Athletics Team travelled to Stratton Upper School on Thursday 7th November,  to compete against Biggleswade Academy and Edward Peake in the East Bedfordshire Schools competition.

Athletes competed in both track and field events including:

  • individual races over 1, 2 and 6 laps
  • team track relays
  • standing long jump
  • speed bounce
  • javelin

Points were awarded to the athletes in each event, the number of points varied depending on where they finish. These points were then added together in each event to give each school a finishing total. Overall Potton had lots of 1st place finishes with some excellent sprinting on the track and superb throwing and jumping in the field from both the boys and girls.

Overall Potton accumulated 42 points and finished in 2nd place only 2 points behind the eventual winners Edward Peake.

A massive well done to the team who, for their first sportshall athletics competition did brilliantly and showed some excellent sportsmanship throughout the whole evening.

Also a massive thank you to Miss Carrington who attended the event with us and helped with organising the team.

Jeans for Genes Day

Well, school life has fully resumed now after the summer break, and whilst we’re all trying to make the most of this late September sunshine school life is proving to be as busy as ever. Today is no exception and in true federation style we have all been sporting our jeans to raise lots of money for the charity “Genetic Disorders UK” by taking part in “National Jeans for Genes day”.

In assemblies this week the children have been learning all about the charity and the work it does, gaining an understanding of what our “Genes” actually are, as one child mentioned in assembly, “Jeans for Genes is a great homophone!”

We have all donated £1 for the privilege of coming to school in our jeans/denim and look forward to announcing how much we have successfully raised over the coming days.

Fire Evacuation Drill

This morning PLS held their first practice Fire Drill.  All of the children evacuated the building and behaved perfectly.  We were especially pleased to see how well the children in Reception dealt with the experience and followed the instructions given to them from their teachers and TA’s.

The purpose of the fire drill:
Fire drills are intended to ensure, by means of training and rehearsal, that:

  • people who may be in danger act in a calm and orderly manner
  • those with responsibilities carry out their tasks to ensure the safety of all concerned
  • escape routes are used in accordance with a predetermined and practised plan
  • evacuation of the building is achieved in a speedy and orderly manner
  • people will react rationally when confronted with a fire or other emergency at school or elsewhere.