Kennington Primary School News 5’s Space Learning Logs<p>We have spent the afternoon in Year 5 celebrating our learning logs that we have spent the last half term completing on our Space topic. &nbsp;We have put a lot of hard work and time into creating our rocket and solar system models. Miss Clarke was very impressed! We think you will be too!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:21:50 GMT in Oak Class<p>Today we have planted peas and tomatoes. &nbsp;The children will be writing instructions on how to plant seeds and learning about what plants need to grow.</p> <p></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:13:50 GMTThe Animal Man visits Oak Class<p>On Monday Oak class had a few special visitors! This included 2 snakes, a gecko, a tarantula and a barn owl.&nbsp;</p> <p>We learnt a bit about each animal and everyone was brave enough to hold or touch at least one animal.</p> <p></p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:58:31 GMT 4 Explore Teeth<p>Year 4&nbsp;have been learning all about teeth in Science. They now know what each different tooth does, what they are made of and most importantly how to look after them.</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:26:31 GMT Sculptures in Year 4<p>Fruit was used in a very unusual way this afternoon. Year 4 made some fantastic fruit sculptures using different types of fruit.</p> <p></p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:45:55 GMT 5 have had a busy week!<p>We have had an action packed week in Year 5! We&rsquo;ve been everything from bakers to painters and investigators! As part of our Maths topic this week, we have been focusing on Measurement. &nbsp;We practiced weighing ingredients and scaling recipes down to make our own fairy cakes which were delicious! Some of us could give Mary Berry a run for her money!&nbsp;</p> <p>On Wednesday, we were given an investigation focusing on different measurements of capacity. We had a 10 litre tank and lots of bottles with different capacities. &nbsp;We had to find as many different ways of filling the tank using the bottles we had been given. We found that there was a lot of different combinations and began to convert different measurements.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the afternoon, we became abstract painters after looking at the work of Jackson Pollock. &nbsp;We used paintbrushes, straws, glue sticks and whisks to create our own abstract splatter paintings. &nbsp;Although we got a bit messy, we had lots of fun! Our artwork looks fantastic!&nbsp;</p> <p>Well done for a super week Year 5!</p> <p></p> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:38:02 GMT Six do Macbeth<p>Year Six are currently studying the Shakespearean tragedy play &lsquo;Macbeth&rsquo;. It is a very dark story of murder, betrayal, ambition, bravery, guilt, disorder, power amongst others. To try and get an insight of Macbeth&rsquo;s character and what drives him, the child performed a Conscience Alley. Hamza took on the role of Macbeth and walked through an &lsquo;alley&rsquo;made by the other children who asked questions about his motives and actions. They produced some great work from the activity.</p> <p></p> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:29:20 GMT building<p>One of the challenges in Oak Class this week is to build the tallest structure out of cubes and lolly sticks. &nbsp;But there can only be one cube at the base. &nbsp;</p> <p>This is a very fiddly challenge and has been brilliant for helping develop fine motor skills. &nbsp;It is also very tricky, and we have been using it to help promote resilience.</p> <p></p> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:46:52 GMT area<p>The topic in Oak class this term is &lsquo;Animals&rsquo; and we are starting off learning all about jungle animals.&nbsp;</p> <p>We had a very creative afternoon all working together to create our own jungle themed area. &nbsp;The children have had lots of fun playing in there.</p> <p></p> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:39:12 GMT 5 Phases of the Moon<p>Year 5 have been using Oreos to learn about the different phases of the Moon!&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:30:30 GMT 5 Roman Numerals<p>Today we have been using straws to learn how to read and recognise Roman Numerals in Numeracy. &nbsp;We even managed to write today&rsquo;s date using them!&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:01:40 GMT investigate the digestive system<p>The children had a great time investigating what happens in their digestive systems today. They recreated human waste and demonstrated how it leaves the body. Don&rsquo;t worry though as they used all edible items such as mashed up bread, sweet corn and a piping bag for their investigation.</p> <p></p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:36:03 GMT trees<p>Oak class had to find the oldest and youngest tree on the field. We talked about counting the rings to find out how old a tree is. &nbsp;</p> <p>As we couldn&rsquo;t cut down the trees to count the rings we had to measure the circumference of the trunk as one inch is about one year.</p> <p>The oldest tree on the field was 50 years old but we found an even older one on the infant playground.........65 years old!</p> <p></p> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:23:40 GMT weight in Oak Class<p>In Oak class this week we have been looking at weight. &nbsp;Comparing objects and talking about the heaviest and lightest.</p> <p>The children have had lots of fun exploring using the balance scales and recording what they found out.</p> <p></p> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:56:11 GMT Jumper Day 2017<p>It was Christmas Jumper Day at Kennington on Friday15th December. The children had a great tie wearing some fantastic festive tops. It was all for a good cause to raise money for the Save the Children charity. Thank you for all your donations.</p> <p></p> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:36:14 GMT Christmas Production 2017<p>The children in the Infants perfomed the Christmas production this week and were absolutely superb! It was probably the best singing performance by a Kennington infant department in many years. Well done Cherry, Willow and Beech classes. You were brilliant!</p> <p></p> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:04:52 GMT 6 Investigates<p>Year Six have been investigating how light behaves and how it affects other objects and what we see. They looked at how light can make a solid object look bent in water and how light produces different colours in big an small bubbles. Lots of great investigations going on (as well as children enjoying their learning)</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:37:07 GMT in school, 12 Sep 2017 16:02:03 GMTOpen Week for children starting school in Sept 2018, 12 Sep 2017 16:04:01 GMTSeating Area Official Opening May 2017<p><strong>Today we had the &lsquo;official&rsquo; opening of our new seating area. We had some special visitors to mark the event and cut the ribbon, Steve and Janine from Rock FMs Breakfast Show.</strong></p> <p><strong>Unfortunately the weather let us down after some glorious sunshine on the previous days. We just about managed to get through before the heavens opened! The children however all enjoyed the opening and having their photos taken with our celebrity guests.</strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:08:23 GMT Pit Day<p>On Wednesday we had our Learning Pit Day. The children spent the day in their house teams and went from class to class trying out different challenges. They used the different strategies they have learned over the course of the last term that help them when they ae faced with new challenges or problems. The children really threw themselves into the pit and had great fun trying different ways of getting out. Hopefully they will continue to use the Learning Pit model when they are faced with different challenges in an out of class.&nbsp;</p> <p>As a school we really want the children to embrace problem solving and challenging situations and not be frightened of failure as making mistkes is all part of the learning process.</p> <p>One of our favourite qutoes is from the basketball player Michael Jorden who said</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I&#39;ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I&#39;ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I&#39;ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.&quot;</p> <p></p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:06:04 GMT Hall 2017<p>The Y3 and Y4 children had the time of their lives at Borwick hall this week. 39 children and 6 members of staff visited the outdoor recidential centre near Carnforth for two action packed days. The weather was kind and the children enjoyed climbing, problem solving and bushcraft activities.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:37:30 GMT Visit Bring Yer Wellies<p>Beech class had a fantastic day out on their trip to Bring Yer Wellies outdoor centre at Houghton. They really enjoyed all the activities including den building, boat racing, gardening and a fantastic assualt course.</p> <p></p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:30:22 GMT Book Day 2017<p>On Thursday the children and staff celebrated World Book Day. Cherry class kicked off the day with an assembly all about reading and even performed a song. During the day all the children were mixed up and took part in lots of book based activities. Thank you to all the parents who helped with all the children&#39;s costumes.</p> <p></p> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:38:52 GMT Penalty Shootout<p>Seven of the football team went to Deepdale on Saturday to take part in the half time penalty shootout. The Lileywhites were playing Ipswich Town (The team Mr Pritchard followed in the late 70s for some reason!). It was a very cold wet day and the football on display didn&#39;t make things any warmer with Preston going 1-0 down in the first half. Things got brighter when the Kennington boys took to the pitch. With some fantastic goal keeping and some excellent shots, the boys came away victorious with a 4-2 win. To round off a good day out, Preston pulled a goal back with 2 minutes to go making the score 1-1. A big thank you to Jack for inviting us over.</p> <p></p> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:37:40 GMT Christmas Production 2016<p>The KS1 production was Lights, Camel, Action this year and was a great success. The children performed two shows to sell out crowds. You can see the photographs from the show below.</p> <p></p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:50:54 GMT Jumper Day 2016<p><big>Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Jumper Day. All the monies raised will go to the Christmas Jumper Charity.</big></p> <p></p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:52:42 GMT Class Nativity 2016<p>The children in Oak class put on a great performance of The Nativity today. The acting, speaking and singing were all brilliant and by the end of the performance there wasn&#39;t a dry eye in the house. Well done to all the children in Oak class and all the staff for afantastic start to Christmas.</p> <p>See more Pictures in the <a href="">Gallery</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:20:29 GMT 5 Anglo Saxon Workshop Day<p>The Year 5 children had a great day designing and making Anglo Saxon weapons and jewellery today. Take a look at some of the photos in the<a href=""> gallery.</a></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:54:02 GMT Area Transformation<p>This week has seen our old pond area transformed into a fantastic social seating area for the KS2 children to use at playtimes and also classes to use during lesson times. The project was managed by Infinite Playgrounds of Newcastle. The three lads worked hard all week and had the project finished in just 4 days which is a great effort. Check out the <a href="">galleries</a> to see the step by step transformation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:31:53 GMT Annual General Meeting, 21 Sep 2016 10:30:31 GMT Science Visit Kennington<p>Mad Science visited Kennington on Wednesday as part of their Science and Healthy Eating Week. They worked with all of the classes and the children had a great time investigating lots of different science topics.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table class="table table-borderless" style="box-sizing: border-box; width: auto; font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; border-radius: 0px !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.42857; border-top-style: none;"></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:20:49 GMT Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations<p>On Friday the children came dressed in red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen Elizabeth&#39;s official birthday. They were supposed to have a street party lunch outside but the weather put paid to that idea. They didn&#39;t let the rain spoil things and had it inside instead.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:05:45 GMT Book Day 2016<p>Kennington celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. They came dressed as characters from their favourite books, stories and comics. Willow class performed a class assembly for the school and their parents and everyone&nbsp;took part in a whole school read at 10am.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></p> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:12:07 GMT Infant Production Photos<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></p> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:28:05 GMT Oliverson's Visit Kennington<p>On Monday Kennington&#39;s Year 6 were visited by the Year 6 of Goosnargh Oliverson&#39;s Primary School. The children spent the morning working together in the hall to explore each others faiths, what they had in common and what was different about them. All the children from both schools worked really well together and found out lots about each other and the religions they follow. The Kennington Year 6 even took on the role as tour guides and showed the Oliverson&#39;s children around school. Hopefully they enjoyed it as much we did and we look forward to visiting their school later this year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:10:31 GMT & Y6 Netball v Oliverson's<p>The netball team played in their first match against Goosnargh Oliverson&#39;s on Thursday night. They were beaten 7-2 but played really well considering they&#39;d never played before. The star player was Alicia Garratt. Well done girls!</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:16:28 GMT Visit<p>The children had a great time when they had a visit from the Star Dome Planetarium. This was a huge inflatable dome which the children and staff had to crawl into and sit on the floor while the astronomer projected the night sky onto the roof of the dome. They were taught about the night sky, stars and planets and also the moon landings. The children all enjoyed asking and answering questions and their behaviour was excellent.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:28:59 GMT in Need 2015<p><big>The children (and staff) had a great time on Friday raising money for Children in Need. They dressed as Super Heroes and Champions and took part in lots of fun activities that culminated in a Strictly Come Dancing display in the hall in the afternoon. There was some great performances and everyone joined in with the spirit of the event. </big></p> <p><big>Thank you to everyone who sent in contributions and donations we managed to raise &pound;230. Well done everyone!</big></p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:24:01 GMT Bullying Week 2015<p><big>This week has been National Anti Bullying week and the children have been discussing lots of themes around the issue of bullying. They have been keeping diaries about acts of kindness and discussing topics such as Cyber Bullying. We do make sure that bullying is discussed regularly in school and encourage all children to talk to an adult if they feel upset or unsafe in school. Hopefully by working closely in partnership with parents we can make sure that we eradicate all forms of bullying from our school community.</big></p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:27:24 GMT Fun Run<p>Thanks to everyone who took part in our sponsored Family Fun Run on Friday after school. It was a wonderful turnout from both pupils and parents alike. Children from Reception Class all the way up to Year 6 took part and everyone managed to complete the six laps. Hopefully we will have raised lots of money to go towards our Key Stage 2 playround environment.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:57:26 GMT with Parent Portal<p>We are aware that some of you are experiencing problems accessing the Parent Portal.</p> <p>Please be patient whilst we try to resolve the issue.</p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:25:36 GMTParent Portal now live<p style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">If you have registered your email address with school, you should have received an email with your log in details to activate your account.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The booking system for Parents Evening on Wednesday 21st October is now open.</p> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:19:54 GMTBeech Class Visit Moor Park<p>Thankfully the weather was kind as Beech class ventured off to Moor Park this week. They made the visit as part of their local area topic they are studying this half term. They looked at lots of different things in the environment and at the park and even got to play on the swings!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:48:17 GMT Caffrey Visits Kennington<p>Terry Caffrey, a performance poet, visited Kennington this week. He performed some of his poems in a special assembly and then worked with Beech Class Y4 and Y6. The children were inspired by Terry and wrote some great poems.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></p> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 15:31:26 GMT Six Fun Night<p>We had a great night at the Year Six Fun Night. Goodbye and good luck to all our leavers in their new high schools.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:45:24 GMT Car Boot Sale - 11th July 2015<p>Unfortunately, we have had to make the decision to postpone the Car Boot sale planned for this Saturday, 11th July 2015. &nbsp;We are looking to reschedule the event later on in the year and will keep you informed.</p> <p>Apologies for any inconvenience.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:12:24 GMTY6 Visit Plas Menai 2015<p>The Y6 had a brilliant time at Plas Menai Water Sports Centre in North Wales last week. They spent four days participating in all kinds of water sport activities as well as a host of other things too. Mr Jones summed up the trip with some inspirational words on twitter after their return:</p> <p>&#39;<span style="color: rgb(41, 47, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;">First of all, thank you to all the children who came to Plas Menai, you have given me an amazing week. So many laughs have been shared, but more than that is had been wonderful to see you conquer and enjoy so many new challenges. </span><span style="color: rgb(41, 47, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(245, 248, 250);">You have made me very proud and you have been probably the best group I&#39;ve had at Plas Menai.Thank you also to Mr Pritchard, Mrs Nuttall and Mr Sudell for giving up a week to help us - I couldn&#39;t have done it without you! Thank you to everyone at Plas Menai for a brilliant activity week - as always. And finally, thank you to the parents for supporting this trip. I hope you have a great weekend catching up with your children and hearing all the amazing takes they have to share. Including capsizing....&#39;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:36:19 GMT 4 visit Oasis Wildlife Park<p><big>The children in Year 4 had a fantastic time on Monday when they visited the Oasis Wildlife Park in Cumbria. They got to see and hold some unusual creatures and learned about their habitats. Have a look at the photos below.&nbsp;</big></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 19:17:53 GMT Fair 2015<p>After checking the weather forecast all week which promised heavy rain, we got lucky and had a dry Summer Fair. Held on Saturday for the first time, the fair was really well attended. The children enjoyed donkey rides, bouncy castles and slides as well as the tombola, hook a duck, penalty shoot out, face painting, Mendhi and the Tombola. Everyone enjoyed themselves and hopefully we will have rasied plenty of money to go towards the KS2 playground improvements. A big thanks to the PTA and the staff who helped set up and run the fair.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:12:25 GMT Sports Day 2015<p><big>The Infants had a great time at their sports day on Friday afternoon. All the children took part in six&nbsp;different events. The sack race, slalom, obstacle race, ball balance, hurles and egg and spoon race. Thank you to all the parents who came along and gave their support.</big></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:31:38 GMT Sports Day 2015<p><big>The weather was kind this year as the Juniors took part in their annual sports day. All the children competed really well and enjyed every minute of it. There was a great crowd with plenty of cheering from excited parents. Thanks to all who turned out to watch. The eventual winners were the Rubies. Well done!</big></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:50:17 GMT Day at Kennington<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The children of Y3 and Y5 had a fantastic time when two Romans visited Kennington. They learned all about life in Roman and life as a Roman soldier. They had the opportunity to dress up and use some of the artifacts the visitors brought with them. It was a great day and thanks to Miss Hartley for organising it all.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:34:10 GMT Celebrate VE Day<p><big>On Friday, the children and staff got the bunting and flags out to celebrate the 70th annivesary of Victory in Europe Day. Everyone came to school dressed in red white and blue to match the Union Flag</big></p> <p><big>Year 3 started the celebrations with a great assembly explaining what VE Day is and why it is important. They entertained the school with readings and songs from the era. The children then went to class to take part in VE Day activites. At lunchtime, all the children went outside&nbsp;for a street party style lunch. Afterwards all the children came outside to take part in some whole school circle games. All the children had a great day and will remember the day for a long time!</big></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Sun, 17 May 2015 09:02:12 GMT Cricket Wins Again!<p><big>It was another successful night for the Kennington cricket team as they won both their games again on Friday evening against strong sides frm Roebuck and Cottam.&nbsp;</big></p> <p><big>The boys took quick control against&nbsp;Roebuck school and produced an excellent batting display with good innings from Hussain and Abbas who rattled up some good scores. Roebuck had a lot do do in their run chase but super bowling stints from Michael, Abbas and Hussain proved too much for Roebuck and the game ended with Kennington&#39;s 54 runs being enough to see them through.</big></p> <p><big>The second game was a much closer affair. Cottam were put into bat first and although Abbas&#39; bowling was good, the Cottam opener managed to rattle up 27 runs in the first over, &nbsp;scoring sixes and fours for fun. Fortunately, after his retirement the bowling got a lot more aggressive with some great catches coming from Faiz and Hussain. Cottam racked up a score of 43.</big></p> <p><big>Kennington&#39;s opener matched Cottams and Aaman bettered his opposite man&#39;s score with an unbeaten 30. This set the platform for the next two batters and Michael and Abbas both carried the team to victory with 59.</big></p> <p><big>This means the team have played 4 and won &nbsp;4 with only one game left which surely means a place in the knockout stages.</big></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p> Sat, 16 May 2015 10:49:26 GMT Rugby Tournament 2015<p><big>It was a great day of rugby at Preston Grass Hoppers RUFC on Thursday as over 20 schools took part in the 2015 TAG Rugby Tournament. Kennington&#39;s team played 3 games in their league. They lost two and won one. Ther was some great running, tagging and passing from all the children. Idriss should great defence with his superb diving tags, Mia was fearless in her running and Ameraj scored some fantastic tries. The team got through to the quater final of the plate competition and came close to progressing to the next round but Cottam Primary School were a bit too strong and they were beaten 5-4. Hena and Arwah showed great determination and Ben did some of his trade mark barn storming bursts. Frankie, Harley and Hayden all put in a good effort but it wasn&#39;t quite enough to see them through. It was a great afternoon though and all the players from all the schools really enjoyed themselves. Well done everyone. Thanks to all the parents who gave lifts and their support as well.</big></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 08:03:06 GMT rates Kennington a GOOD school.<p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">We can finally reveal our OFSTED judgement.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">The governors and staff are more than pleased with being judged as a &lsquo;Good&rsquo; school. We are also pleased about being judged as &lsquo;Good&rsquo; in the areas of Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Leadership and Management and Behaviour and Safety.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">We also believe that the Early Years judgement of &lsquo;Requires Improvement&rsquo; is fair and it reflects our own judgement of ourselves at this current time. However, as you read the report, you will see that the inspection team recognised the work we have done in the short time since September and the changes and improvements we have already made. Continuing on this trajectory will in due course raise the standards of teaching and learning needed to ensure the very best outcomes for all the children.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">I am truly excited by the potential Kennington Primary School has and I&rsquo;m honoured to be leading the school in these times of change. I also know that you as parents want to see the school go from strength to strength and I&rsquo;d like to thank you for all the support you have given so far. If we continue to work together them I&rsquo;m positive that we will move from &lsquo;Good&rsquo; to &lsquo;Outstanding&rsquo; in no time at all.</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 08:09:00 GMT Win After Shoot Out<p>After a hard fought 1 -1 draw including extra time and penalties, Kennington progressed to the semi final of the Harold Slater Shield. Our Lady and St. Edwards proved to be a tough opponent and scored the opening goal from a blistering shot from outside the box leaving Brennan, the Kennington keeper, with no chance of making a save. Kennington kept pluggging away with some good runs by Abbas down the left flank and some strong bursts up the middle by Frankie&nbsp;but Our ladies defence couldn&#39;t be broken. Changes were made at half time which proved positive with Idriss linking well with Ben but still there was no break through. Mr Jones made a bold move and brought Brennan out of the goal and up front replacing him with Ben. This turned out to be a stroke of genius as Brennan caused no end of problems for the opposition defence. Good pressure finally led to the break through with a lovely shot from Amaan bulging the back of the net. More pressure almost led to a second but the St. Edward&#39;s defence held strong. It was pretty much the same story in both halves of extra time with both sides coming close. 44 minutes of game time couldn&#39;t separate the two sides so it was to be decided on penalties. Some great shots from Michael, Amaan, Atif and Brennan&nbsp;and a fantastic save from the stand in keeper Ben ensured Kennington&#39;s place in the next round of the cup.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:14:49 GMT 5 trip to MOSI<p>On Wednesday, Ms Derbyshire and her Year 5 class visited The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. They took part in 3d printing workshops and toured the exhibits although they didn&#39;t get round everything as there&#39;s so much to see. Everyone came back with a souvenir andevenbrought back pencil for Mr Pritchard. Take a look at what they did in the photo gallery.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:39:02 GMT Come Close Against Sherwood<p>Kennington came really close to making a great come back against a strong Sherwood tag rugby side on Friday night. After a really slow start, letting Sherwood score 3 quick tries in the first 2 minutes, Kennington finally woke up and shored up their defence with some great tagging. They finally made a break through scoring some great tries and levelling up the scores at 4-4 with tries from Amerahj, Hena, Ben and Mia.&nbsp;However Sherwood proved to quick down the flanks and were 6-4 up at half time. Kennington started the 2nd half a lot stronger with Idriss making some good runs and going in for some great tries. Sherwood though held out even after two strong bursts from Ben. At the final whistle Kennington just fell short of pulling off a great come back but showed that they have made some great improvements since their last game.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:51:01 GMT Inspection April 2015<p>The school will be inspected on 14th &amp; 15th April 2015.</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:04:31 GMT Forums<p>Our first Parent Forums were held on the 16th and 17th March and although the amount of parents who attended was low it gave the leadership team a great deal of food for thought about school from a parent&#39;s perspective. There were a range of topics discussed such as trips, homework, reading books and the need for school to be more welcoming. The full minutes of the meetings will be available online soon and you should see some of the points actioned shortly. Next term we will be holding parent forums again. Dates to be confirmed.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:17:03 GMT Nose Day at Kennington<p>On Friday 13th March the children and staff took part in Red Nose Day in order to raise money for charity. They came with red noses, dressed in red and some even painted their faces funny. We all had a great day and did our bit to raise money for the worthy charities both here and abroad. Well done everyone!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);"></span></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:22:51 GMT