HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I am thrilled to be writing to you as the new Head of Carnarvon Primary School. All three of my children came to Carnarvon and so I know what a special place it is. From the first moment you step into the school, you can feel the warmth and happiness Mr Cunliffe helped to create. He is going to be a very hard act to follow!
I have been teaching in Primary Schools for 27 years and was the Head at Tollerton Primary School for 10 of those years. I consider being a headteacher to be a fantastic job and a great privilege. Working with your children and such a committed and dedicated staff makes me a very lucky man!
When starting at a new school, one of the challenges is getting to know everybody. I will make a point of spending time in all the classes, on the playground and in the dinner hall to get to know the children. I will endeavour to be out on the playground before and after school whenever I can, to meet you. I try to be as accessible as possible and, if you would like to speak to me about anything, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
The programme of activities we have booked for the rest of the year looks really exciting and I can’t wait to get stuck in. I am looking forward to working with you in the future as we educate your children together.
MR CUNLIFFE’S TREE
On Wednesday, Mr Cunliffe, Mason and Eabha from Year 2 planted a magnolia tree outside the school office. This will be a lasting memory and will flower beautifully during the summer. In his final assembly this morning, Mr Cunliffe told the children that he hopes the tree will grow and flourish like he would like the children to grow and flourish and that, when they see it, they should remember what a fantastic place Carnarvon is to grow up.
CHRISTMAS FAIR - DECEMBER 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Fair last Friday. It was lovely to see you all. We raised a wonderful £2827.00!! We would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and parent helpers who gave their time to help run the event - we couldn't do this without you. Also, a huge thanks to Kay and the office staff for organising everything and making sure these fundraising events take place. Pictured here are some of the school council on the popcorn stall. All the money raised is going towards the cost of improving the KS2 playground.
WELL DONE ANASTASIA!
We are really pleased to announce that Anastasia from 6Ma is the winner of the 2Simple Purple Mash Festive Card Competition.
Her entry was chosen from hundreds of Christmas card designs, created by children all over the country, using the Purple Mash online art app. She said “It took me 3 days to make the card”.
Well done Anastasia! As your prize, you will receive some Christmas cards printed with your design to send to your family and friends.
Anastasia is pictured here with her fantastic creation.
CHILDREN IN NEED - NOVEMBER 2019
Thank you to everyone who donated money for Children In Need last Friday. The School Council judged the Pudsey Colouring Competition and chose the following winners:
KS1: Scarlett S (2M)
Year 3/4: Libby (3D)
Year 5/6: Reuben (5C)
Well done to everyone who entered the competition. We are pleased to say we raised a fantastic £477.50 for Children in Need. Once again, thank you all for your support.
CO-OP GOOD CAUSES - NOVEMBER 2019
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the Co-op has chosen our school as one of three local causes that you can support, with dividends raised through purchases in the Bingham store.
If you, your local family or friends have a Co-op membership card, please visit the Co-op website and allocate your 1% community dividend to Carnarvon.
Please visit; https://www.coop.co.uk/membership and click on the link to choose us as your local cause. If you don’t choose one cause, the dividends raised from your spending over the year, will be shared between us and two other causes. We would be very grateful for your support, as we plan to use the money towards upgrading one of our outdoor play areas. Many thanks.
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE EVENTS - NOVEMBER 2019
Last Friday, following an assembly led by a member of the Royal British Legion, our School Council visited Bingham Cemetery and placed poppies on the graves of the 15 soldiers who are buried there.
On Monday, Mr Cunliffe took four of our Mini-police to the Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters to take part in their Remembrance Service.
Pictured below are some of our Mini-police standing alongside the memorial.
CHOIR SINGING AT ST MARYS CHURCH - SEPTEMBER 2019
On Sunday the choir sang at St Mary & All Saints Parish Church in Bingham for the Bishop of Hull. This was a special family service and they all did a lovely job!
SUMMER BBQ - JULY 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended our BBQ last Friday. It was a huge success and we raised a whopping £4600.00!! This money will go towards paying for a new Trim Trail that we are planning for the KS2 playground. Well done to all the winners of the Penalty Shoot-out. Also huge congratulations to Morgan from 6H, pictured below, who won the Carnarvon's Got Talent final with his amazing guitar playing. All the finalists were excellent and should feel very proud of themselves. They are also pictured below.
We would like to thank Mrs Howells and all of the office team for their hard work in planning and organising the event. It takes a lot of effort to organise the Summer BBQ and we couldn't do it without them. Finally, big thanks to all the staff, children and parents who helped on the night.
KS2 JUNIOR SCHOOL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WINNERS - MAY 2019
Congratulations to Thomas from 6M who won the Rotary Club of The Vale Of Belvoir photographic art competition. Also, well done to Molly from 6M, Chloe from 4CF and Emily from 4A, who won Best In Class for their artwork. They are all pictured here with Mr Cunliffe and Mr Netherwood from the Rotary Club. All of the entrants' art will be on display at Bingham Library from Saturday 4th May for the whole month. Well done to everyone who took part.
COMIC RELIEF - MARCH 2019
A very big thank you for baking cakes and helping us raise money for Red Nose Day last Friday. We were overwhelmed by the response and the very talented bakers we have in school. All the cakes and biscuits were entered into the Carnarvon Bake-Off competition and it was a very tough decision for our councillors, but we are pleased to announce the following winners: Eden from 3D and Oscar from 1CS. We also received donations for “wear something red” and are pleased to say in total, we raised a humungous £819.55!!
Pictured above are our School Councillors, below are some of the fabulous cakes.
Pictured below are the winning cakes; Eden’s is on the top and Oscar’s is on the bottom.
Well done to all the Carnarvon bakers, we were very impressed with your creations!!
CHOIR SINGING WITH BINGHAM CHORAL SOCIETY AT ST MARY’S CHURCH - DECEMBER 2018
The choir put on a beautiful performance in St Mary’s Church on Saturday evening. They sang to a full audience which included their family and friends. Well done to everyone who took part and huge thanks to Mrs Cowling, Mr Weston and Mrs Burgess.
KS1 NATIVITY 'OFF TO BETHLEHEM' - DECEMBER 2018
KS1 children put on 3 fantastic performances of ‘Off To Bethlehem’ on Monday and Wednesday this week. Over the past month, they have been busy practising their lines and songs and they thoroughly enjoyed showing off all their hard work to the parents and family members who came to watch. Well done to you all!!
OUR NEW ’WORK HARD, BE KIND.’ LOGO - DECEMBER 2018
Thank you to all the children who created a design for our logo competition. Mr Cunliffe had the very difficult job of choosing the winner and, after much consideration, he chose Finnley’s from 1CS. We think it looks great at the top of our newsletter and it will be used on other documents too. Well done Finnley!
Every child who took part received a small gift for their time and effort and all the children are pictured here with their logo designs. Well done to you!!
CHILDREN IN NEED - NOVEMBER 2018
Thank you to everyone who donated cakes last Friday. We received a huge number and every child bought a cake at break-time, with the rest being sold after school. The School Council judged the cake competition and decided that Poppy from 6M (first photo below), was the overall winner. Some of the School Council are also pictured with Poppy’s winning cake. Well done to everyone who entered the competition. We are pleased to say we raised a fantastic £390 for Children in Need. Once again, thank you all for your support.
YEAR 5 CHOIR MEMBERS ATTEND ARMISTICE SERVICE - NOVEMBER 2018
Well done to our Year 5 choir children who attended the Armistice service at the Barratt Homes new development site, Roman's Quarter, on Wednesday morning. This special event was to honour men who lost their lives in WW1 and all the streets on the estate will be named after the men from Bingham. Carnarvon choir sang with Robert Miles Junior School and the Toot Hill Big Band also performed. Here are some photos from the service along with a picture of the poppy brick memorial, created using the bricks painted by all our pupils.
PUPIL PARLIAMENT - OCTOBER 2018
Two of our School Councillors, Bethany and Adam, from Year 6, have been elected as our representatives at the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance's Pupil Parliament. During the first meeting at County Hall in West Bridgford, each school was invited to share an idea which could be turned into a petition to gain 100,000 signatures and be read out in Parliament. After a vote by over thirty schools across the borough, Bethany and Adam's idea to replant a tree when one is chopped down was chosen as the petition idea, which the Pupil Parliament will be backing to get to Parliament. Well done to the two of you for your fabulous presentation! They now need everyone to sign the petition, which can be found by clicking the following link:-
https://www.change.org/p/environment-secretary-to-plant-new-trees-at-the-same-rate-existing-trees-are-cut-down-in-the-uk-and-the-world?recruiter=906430821&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition Please sign our petition and ask all your friends and family to sign it too!
YEAR 1 TIME CAPSULE - OCTOBER 2018
Last Friday, to celebrate Carnarvon turning 50, Year 1 children buried a time capsule. The items they buried included toys, current pictures of the school, books and drawings. The capsule will be left in the ground for future Carnarvon children to dig up and explore. A sign will be made to mark the spot!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW SCHOOL COUNCILLORS - SEPTEMBER 2018
The following children were voted by their peers to be Carnarvon School Councillors for this year, they are: Nathan (2A), Leo (2M), Amelia (3S), Adam (3D), Wania (4CF), Alex (4A), Matthew (5Mc), Sophie (5C), Olivia (5Ma), Ryan and Freya (6M) and Bethany and Adam (6H).
They will be working with Miss Cooke to discuss ideas for fundraising and making a positive change around the school.
A further congratulations to Adam and Bethany (6H) for being voted by the School Councillors to represent Carnarvon at the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance's Pupil Parliament. The Pupil Parliament holds meetings three times a year at County Hall in West Bridgford, to discuss issues across the borough and identify how they can improve and support these issues.
All the School Councillors are pictured below.
Thank you to everyone who attended our BBQ last Friday. It was a huge success and we raised a whopping £3980.00!! This money will go towards paying for our new Trim Trail on the main playground.
Well done to all the winners of the Bake Off and the Penalty Shoot-out.
Also huge congratulations to Ciara from 5Ma, pictured below, who won the Carnarvon's Got Talent final with her beautiful dancing. All the finalists were excellent and should feel very proud of themselves.
We would like to thank Mrs Howells and all of the office team for their hard work in planning and organising the event. It takes a lot of effort to organise the Summer BBQ and we couldn't do it without them.
Finally, big thanks to all the staff, children and parents who helped on the night.
Pictured here are some of our School Council children who made and sold popcorn.
KS2 DISCO - JUNE 2018
The Upper KS2 disco on Friday 8th June was a huge success. The event was held as part of our fundraising to purchase a bench in memory of Mrs Carol Severn, a Senior Midday Assistant who worked at Carnarvon for 21 years. In total £345.25 was raised. Huge thanks to Miss Cooke and the School Council for their hard work in organising the event. Pictured below are some of the children who attended.
PUPIL PARLIAMENT - MAY 2018
Toby and Jacob in Year 6 visited County Hall last Friday to meet with the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance’s Pupil Parliament. They discussed issues with leisure and healthy lifestyles within the borough and looked at what is currently available in Rushcliffe. They suggested improvements with their fellow councillors to the council; one being improving parks in Bingham.
YEAR 4 PUPILS ENTER SCIENCE COMPETITION
Four of our Year 4 children, budding scientists, attended a murder mystery event at Nottingham High School on Wednesday. Due to their excellent team work and investigating skills, they solved the crime and even came 1st place out of all of the schools that attended!!
Whilst they were there, they also saw some exciting visual experiments with different materials.
Pictured here are Phoebe and Joseph from 4CF, Lizzie from 4C and Will from 4A with their certificates and medals. Well done to you all!!
THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE VALE OF BELVOIR ART COMPETITION - MARCH 2018
Some of our Year 5 children took part in an art competition which was being held by 'The Rotary Club of the Vale of Belvoir'. It was the 'Junior School Art Competition 2018'. The theme was - Earth, Sea, or Sky. We had 25 entries from Year 5 and the winner was Poppy from 5Ma. Her winning piece and other artwork entries will be exhibited at the Rotary Art and Craft Fair, run by the Vale of Belvoir and Bingham and District Rotary clubs at The Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent on 28th and 29th April 2018.
Well done Poppy!!
SPORTS RELIEF - FRIDAY 23rd MARCH 2018
Well done to all of our children for taking part in Sports Relief. After a morning “Wake and Shake”, each class ran a mile around the school grounds. We raised £420 for charity. Also, thank you parents for your support.
A huge congratulations to Years 3 and 4 for all their hard work throughout the rehearsals and also during all four performances of their Ye-Ha show. It was a “mud-flinging, gun-slinging, hip-swinging, song-singing” finest hoe-down in the West!! Also, a big thanks to Mrs Cowling and all the staff who have helped her throughout. It wouldn't be possible without you!!
We were also lucky to have the script writer, Mr Craig Hawes, watch the show on Thursday evening. He said “it was the best school play I have ever seen”. Wow!!
Tuesday 6th February marked 2018's Safer Internet Day. Keeping our children safe online is in everybody's interest. Please click the link below to go straight to our parental e-safety page where you'll find a host of useful resources.
GLASSES RECYCLING BOX - FEBRUARY 2018
As you are aware, we have an unwanted glasses collection box in school reception. This is part of a scheme being run by Specsavers, who are working closely with Vision Aid Overseas, to help transform access to eye care for people living in developing countries. The box has been emptied today and pictured here is Mr Cunliffe with Tilly from 1BD, who suggested the box for school, Sophie the Manager of Bingham Specsavers and Amit, who is a fully trained ophthalmologist. If you do have any unwanted glasses, please keep sending them into school. Thank you.
RUSHCLIFFE LEARNING ALLIANCE - PUPIL PARLIAMENT - FEBRUARY 2018
Two of our School Councillors - Jacob and Ruby from Year 6 - visited Rushcliffe Arena on 16th February to meet with people who work for Rushcliffe Borough Council. After a guided tour of the building, they had the opportunity to ask about the new housing proposal in Bingham and learned about why and how decisions are made by the council. They also heard about the new plans for the leisure facilities in Bingham. The pair are part of the Pupil Parliament for Rushcliffe, which is made up of two children from each school in Rushcliffe.
WE ARE WRITERS - FEBRUARY 2018
We are pleased to inform you that the “We Are Writers” book, celebrating Carnarvon being 50 is ready to purchase. Every child in school has written a piece of work, which has been included in the book It costs £7.99 per book and is available to order via ParentPay. You can purchase as many as you wish. The deadline for ordering is Friday 2nd March. Please note there is only one print run, so make sure you order before this date.
How wonderful to have a special book as a keepsake, which your child has contributed to!
GOODBYE MRS LIDDLE - DECEMBER 2017
Mrs Liddle spoke to Cecilia, Ruby O and Ruby T from Year 6. They asked her some questions and the following piece was written by the children:-
Mrs Terena Liddle has been working at Carnarvon Primary School for 18 years as a Teaching Assistant and is now sadly retiring. Even though she will miss us so much she will have a very exciting time, due to the fact she and her husband are taking up Scottish dancing. She has actually been dancing for 8 years.
She will look forward to spending more time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs Liddle has loved her time here and will miss the children and staff the most. She has loved watching the children learn. She especially loves it when they have a ‘lightbulb’ moment.
What she has loved most about Carnarvon is everyone helping everyone else. She has worked with Mrs Marriott the longest and has loved working with her and will miss her time in the Year 6 team with both Mr Hall and Mrs Marriott.
She says she and Mrs Niebylski have had a good laugh making props for all of our plays together.
On a scale of 1-10 on how much she will miss Carnarvon? She said 15!
We will miss you so much Mrs Liddle. Good luck and thanks for all you have done for Carnarvon. Xx
Pictured here is Mrs Liddle with Cecilia, Ruby and Ruby.