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Photo Week Update
After a successful first day we thought we would just update you on progress. The studio style photos have been completed for Nursery AM and PM (Foundation 1), Reception FJW and FBH, 5HL, 5EC and 1KF. Tomorrow we hope to complete Year 1 with 1GC going first followed by Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6. On Wednesday the Classroom photos will start with Year 1 and 2 due to be taken that morning and Year 3 and Year 4 due in the afternoon. Year 6 Classroom photos are due to be taken Thursday morning and Year 5 will be taken on Monday 10th October as they are away on their trip from Wednesday.This maybe subject to change but if there are any changes we will endeavour to let you know. Thank you
Year 6 Whitby Update - Day 3
We had a great start to the day with (another ) huge breakfast! Next it was time to catch our bus to Robin Hood's Bay. After a stroll down to the beach, we joined the team from Hidden Horizons for some rock pooling and fossil hunting. We braved the rain and found some really interesting creatures - crabs, starfish and small fish!
After a picnic lunch and a walk along the beach, we built sand sculptures. Mr Wellard treated us to chips and we all indulged in a lovely ice cream treat.
After more walking, it was time to visit Whitby Abbey. We did some sketching, had a tour and visited the visitor centre.We then returned to Sneaton for a pizza dinner!
Year 2 Trip to Hunstanton
Year 2 enjoyed a fabulous day at Hunstanton Sea Life Centre on Tuesday 27th September. We went around the centre in groups and looked at lots of different sea and rock-pool creatures. There were all kinds of fish, reptiles, seals, otters and penguins to find out about. We also had a rock-pool workshop with Ali finding out lots of interesting facts about crabs and starfish. Did you know a starfish can grow a new leg if one is lost! A whole leg if pecked off by a bird can also grow into a new starfish! Before we left we went on the beach to be beachcombers and searched for interesting shells, pebbles and feathers. It was a fun packed day and the children were so well behaved - a real credit to Coddington Primary School.
Year 6 Whitby Update - Day 2
Our day started with a hearty breakfast at Sneaton Castle. After a quick stroll to Whitby Station, we took the steam train to Goathland. We hiked from Goathland to Grosmont along the heritage rail trail. After a picnic lunch, we tackled the den building challenge. Miss Bird was victorious for the first time! Next, we took the coach to Whitby and jumped aboard the Bark Endeavour, a replica of Captain Cook's ship. As it was her birthday, Gracie was allowed to drive! We had a tour of the harbour and than made our way back up to Sneaton Castle. After a well deserved dinner (which included sticky toffee pudding) we have had a movie night. The weather has been lovely and everyone is tired but excited about our adventures to come tomorrow.
Year 6 Whitby Update
Year 6 had enjoyable first day visiting Flamingo Land Zoo on their way to Whitby. A good nights sleep was had by all and they are all looking forward to another exciting day today.
Craft Day - Monday October 24th
There are 30 places available initially on a first come first served basis. As this activity is being advertised across other local Schools we would suggest if you are interested to complete and return the slip to our School office asap.
Thanks to your Support Jeans for Genes Day raises £353.00
We are delighted to report that thanks to your kind support we have raised an amazing £353.00 for this year's Jeans for Genes Day. The children appear to have really enjoyed the day wearing their Jeans and other denim clothing.
Jeans for Genes Day - Friday 23rd September
As you may have read in the recent School Newsletter we are once again supporting Jeans for Genes Day tomorrow Friday 23rd Sept. Children can wear a pair of Jeans tomorrow with their School uniform for a donation of £1 please. Thank you for your kind support https://www.jeansforgenesday.org/
Year 1 enjoy their Super Heroes Topic
As part of our superhero topic in year 1 we have been looking at the book called 'SUPATATO'. We have created our own characters of SUPATATO and Evil Pea! We have also used our imagination to think what they might say to each other. We wrote our ideas in speech bubbles.
We hope you enjoy looking at some of our work.
From the year 1 team
Nursery create a Special Collage
The first two weeks in nursery have been very busy with lots of new children starting. All of our new ones and existing children have all settled into the routines and made lots of new friends. We have done lots of activities like painting and singing. We have made collage faces to welcome everyone into our nursery and thought we would share it with everyone.
Lots of love The Nursery Team
Choir Cancelled today 12th September
Due to unforeseen circumstances choir has had to be cancelled this afternoon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Summer Reading Challenge Update
Well done to everyone who has taken part and as the message below mentions there is still time to complete the challenge
Thank you for all your support in promoting the Summer Reading Challenge this year. There has been a huge response by the children and the Roald Dahl theme has proved very popular.
Can you please let the children know that there is still time to complete the challenge and to collect their prizes, cards, medal and certificate. The Challenge officially finishes on Sunday 11th September 2016.
Hopefully any children who have not yet finished can be encouraged to do so. We look forward to seeing them in the library soon.
Thank you once again for your support.
Library Service Advisor
New School Year begins Tuesday 6th September
We hope you have enjoyed the Summer holidays - Just a reminder that School returns for the new School Year on Tuesday 6th September
Year 6 - Production of Let Loose!
Well done to our Year 6 and their excellent production of 'Let Loose!'. Photos of the cast and the DVD of the show are still available to purchase if required. If you need any assistance with login details please contact the School office.
Summer Reading Challenge Starts today
We would like to encourage as many of the children as possible to sign up for this years Summer reading challenge entitled the 'Big Friendly Read'.
Children can sign up at their local library and they will receive special collector cards and a gold medal when they achieve their challenge. They will also receive a special pair of ‘Rainbow glasses!
Last year our school achieved the highest participation rate (45%) in the whole of Newark. Can you help us possibly improve on this for 2016? The challenge starts today and runs until 17th September.
More information is available here http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
A special visit ahead of Rio 2016
The Key Stage 2 children had a special visitor on Friday afternoon.
Local Olympic hero, Adam Dixon, visited school to talk about the Olympics and where it all started for him. Adam will be playing hockey for Great Britain in Rio 2016. He showed off the GB kit he will be wearing in Rio and signed a few autographs at playtime. Big thank you to Adam for coming in and inspiring the children, they all really enjoyed it. Mr Brewer.
Summer School Photos - Order by Monday 4th July
Just a reminder that the closing date for Ordering Coddington School Summer Photos is this Monday 4th July. If you have any questions or require any assistance ordering then please contact the School Office or NQ Photography directly. Thank you
Coddington at the District Athletics Competition
Last week the school athletics team attended the District Athletics Competition. The whole team performed brilliantly and did the school proud. Well done to all those who took part.
Book Fair Update
We are delighted to report that your purchases over the last week helped us reach a fantastic total of £852.00! Thanks to Mr Taylor and his Year 6 helpers for running the Fair each day and being such an excellent & friendly sales team
Sports Day Update for Wednesday 22nd June
Nursery and Foundation Sports Day will go ahead as planned tomorrow. However, if the weather does change we may have to cancel at short notice. Thank you
Summer Photos 2016 - Letters coming home
We are pleased to confirm that the Summer Photo letters will start coming home from this afternoon. The letters are being staggered as last year and all parents / carers should have received their copy with details on how to view / login and order photos by Wednesday afternoon. If you should have any questions please contact the School Office. Thank you
Important Info for all parents / carers attending our Sports Days
We would ask all parents / carers who are attending the Sports Days to please read our Photo and Video Sharing policy which is available below and is also available on our website Policies & Statements page. Your understanding and support in this important matter is greatly appreciated.
Sports Day Info
Year 1 learn about money
Year one have been learning all about money this week. They have been recognising coins and working on how to make different amounts of money.
Year 4 Trip to the Deep
Year 4 visited The Deep on Wednesday as part of their oceans topic 'The Blue Abyss'. They had a great time and were able to see some amazing sea creatures up close. At the end of the day they were also lucky enough to watch the sharks being fed.
England v Wales - Euro 2016
The children (and staff!) are enjoying the big match between England and Wales. It's a great atmosphere!
Those escaping the noise are back in classes enjoying some small group time. Good luck England!
Wednesday 15th June - Community Centre Gate for School Closed
Please be aware that the School gate accessed via the Community Centre is closed today due to flooding. Please use alternative gates to enter School. Thank you.
Year 2 - Pop Up Shop
The sun came out...and the customers arrived! What a fantastic afternoon selling all our lovely products. The sweet treats were a great success - so yummy!!! Thank you so much for all your support. The children had an amazing afternoon. With profits around £250, the children now need to decide what to spend it on. The Year 2 Team.
Year 5 win through to the Rounders Final
The Year 5 rounders team took part in the Newark area rounders tournament at Kelham Hall. 18 schools took part. Coddington won all three of their group matches as well as their quarter and semi finals. The team showed excellent sportsmanship and team work and were well deserved runners up in the final.
School Choir at the Annual Newark School's Concert
The choir sang beautifully at the Annual Newark School's Concert in the Parish Church last night. Well done everyone, I was very proud of you all. Mrs C
Year 6 latest update from Whitby
We've all had the best day ever!! We've been exploring Whitby Abbey and then had fun rock pooling and hunting for fossils. We finished off our day at the beach building dams and creating sand sculptures! The weather has been perfect for us all, we even had chips on the beach and a sneaky ice-cream!
Year 6 Update from Whitby
Active day in Whitby, perfect walking weather! Had a brilliant boat ride on the Endeavour and terrific steam train journey back to Whitby! Eating well, sleeping well and behaving well!
Blunderbus perform for KS1
Key Stage 1 have had a brilliant day watching Blunderbus perform "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" . All the children had a fun time and thought that the play was really exciting.
Louie said " I liked the bubbles".
Arthur thought " the best bit was when he used the cat puppets".
Alysia who went on stage to help Mr Zacoor perform some magic was astonished" I didn't know I could do magic".
It was great to see the children so happy and joining in the play.
Summer School Photos from Monday 6th - 10th June
We hope you have all had an enjoyable half term. Just a quick reminder that the Summer School photos are due to be taken this coming week including class photos and an individual Summer portrait. More details including the schedule has been sent to all parents via email
Year 1 Trip to Belton House
Year 1 had a great day at Belton yesterday. Here are some photos - we met Puck, Oberon, Titania and Bottom - the children helped Puck undo the enchantment which had made Titania fall in love with Bottom, who had been turned into a donkey! We then went on to walk in the woods - look for fairies and then had fun on all the wonderful play equipment. Mrs Fox
Well Done Cohen
We always enter mathematicians in the Primary Maths Challenge which is run by the Mathematical Association.
72 000 pupils in 1800 schools entered in November, with only the 1554 pupils who scored 21 or more being invited to take part in the Bonus Round in February 2016.
In the bonus round the 504 top scorers were awarded a medal. Cohen received a bronze medal. He is the first child from Coddington to be awarded a medal, so an absolutely fantastic result. Well done Cohen. Mrs Ward
Year 5 Production of Aladdin Trouble
Well done to our Year 5 and their excellent production of 'Aladdin Trouble'. Photos of the cast and the DVD of the show are still available to purchase if required. If you need any assistance with login details please contact the School office.
Spring Photo Competition Winners
Many congratulations to our Spring Photo Competition winners 2016 (sponsored by NQ Photography) The competition was of a high standard again this year and thank you to all those who entered and your amazing photos.
Year 6 Waterfight
Year 6 enjoyed the annual waterfight this morning with plenty of the Year 6 teaching staff joining in and being attacked from all sides. Some might say the children really enjoyed it but we couldn't possibly comment. Many thanks to Neil from NQ Photography who kindly provided the photos.
Great performance from our Cricket Team
On Thursday afternoon, a team of 8 children represented Coddington in the first Chance to Shine Kwik Cricket Festival of the season. They all played really well, showing great teamwork combined with tight bowling and some big hitting, to come away with 5 wins out of 5 games!
During a very hot and sunny afternoon, they defeated teams from Farndon, Lovers Lane, Holy Trinity and Bishop Alexander. Chuter Ede were unable to fulfil their fixtures so an additional friendly fixture was played against Farndon.
Well done to Ashton, Ethan, Harry, Harvey, Max, Ruby, Thalia and Thomas!
American Football enjoyed by Year 3
American Football club entered its final term of the year, and this term it is the turn of Year 3. On Friday, in just their second session, the children progressed to running simple passing routes, sharing their time between wide receiver (WR) and cornerback (CB) positions. They did a great job and, as you can see by the look of determination on their faces, they were very focussed on catching or defending the pass!
Here are some wonderful action shots taken by Mr Mann, of NQPhotography, during the session. You will see that I even managed to shake off 20 years of rust to demonstrate pass defence. The good news is that I can still walk!
Next week we will add more routes into their passing game and move into running back (RB) and linebacker (LB) positional skills.
Alice the Musical - Year 3
Well done to our Year 3 and their fantastic production of Alice the Musical. Photos and DVD's of the show are still available to purchase as well as some extra photos taken during the performance itself on Thursday evening. The photos have been added to the Alice the Musical photo album on the NQ Photography website and are available to view and purchase if required. If you need any assistance with login details please contact the School office.
Busy Week for our Football Teams
Football Team reach the Semi-Finals
Year 1 create some lovely pictures of Robins
Year 1 have been having a lot of success with their drawings. Today they drew and coloured pictures of robins. Previously they have drawn rockets and aliens in spaceships. They have been using the tutorials from the YouTube channel Art Hub for Kids.
Nursery enjoy their new topic
We have had a very busy start to the Summer term in nursery so far. Last week we explored our local community as part of our new topic. We went for a walk around Coddington and took photographs of different buildings and places. We would like to thank all the parent volunteers who helped us on the day.
We also borrowed some eggs from a farm near Mrs Emsley and they hatched into very cute little chicks so thank you to Mrs Emsley for organising that lovely activity.
Great effort from our Hockey Team
Coddington played in the Sam White hockey tournament at the Magnus this afternoon. We won our group to go through to the quarter finals where we managed to beat lowes Wong. We then defeated John hunt in the semi and then played Bleasby in the final. Bleasby are a good team. We sadly lost 2-1. The two goals from Bleasby were the only two goals we conceded through the whole tournament. Well done to our Team: Taylor, Callum, Max, Ethan, Luke, Imogen, Grace & Ollie. Thanks to Miss Stevens and special thanks to Callum's Auntie Lynn who helped coach today (she happens to play for England)
Parent Forum meeting
There will be a Parent Forum Meeting on Tuesday 26th April at 9am with Mr Palmer in the Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Bug Hotel is Open
The bug hotel has been set up near the fence behind the year 2 classrooms. It still needs some additional items to make it more inviting for its little guests though. If you have any old garden canes, roof tiles, bricks with holes in, or branches that you could help with, please bring them to school and place them between the greenhouse and the steps at the back of the year 2 classrooms.
During assembly today, I will be explaining to the children that they should not climb on, or remove anything from, the structure so that it is safe for the bugs and, of course, so that they do not hurt themselves.
Year 2 Singing Celebration 2016
A group of children from year 2 represented Coddington at the annual Year 2 Singing Celebration at Newark Parish Church on Tuesday 29th March. They were the first to sing and, standing in front of a packed church, they performed beautifully, really enjoyed themselves and were fantastic representatives of the school. Special thanks to Mrs Oxley for all of the hard work she does to arrange this event for us! Mr Simmonds
New Dinner Menus now available
The New School Dinner Menus are now available to download from our website. http://www.coddingtoncofeprimary.com/school-dinner-menus/
The April 2016- October 2016 menus can be found towards the bottom of the webpage.
We will also continue to post the menu for the coming week on this page each Sunday evening as we normally do.
Annual Netball Friendly
We had our annual friendly netball match on Tuesday 22nd March against the Mount School.We took 11 children from the training squad . Some of the children had never played in a full game against another team before and they were excited as well as nervous. We played 3 matches against the Mount and won each one. Just before the end we mixed the teams up and played 2 more games. The Mount were very hospitable and gave us some well needed refreshments once we had finished. All the children had a fabulous time and it is a great way to end the netball season. Many thanks to those parents who came to support the children. Well done to everyone who played you were a credit to us.
Mrs Cottle and Mrs Sahall.
Year 2 Bridge Building Challenge
Yesterday Year 2 had a bridge building challenge and parents were invited in to help build a bridge that would span a gap 30cm wide and hold a toy tractor. The children were in small groups and each had some adult helpers. The children and the adults worked really closely together and we had some very good designs. All of the bridges were a success and all the children and the grown ups were exceptionally pleased with their models. It was great to see so many volunteers and we had a fantastic time.
18th Wolfit Festival of Drama and Verse speaking
Over the weekend of 18th – 20th March 16 Children from years 3 – 6 represented Coddington School at the 18th Wolfit Festival of Drama and Verse speaking.
Since January the children have been working hard to learn two poems off by heart, they have been preparing for their performances by attending an after school club each Friday and by putting in a lot of effort at home.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up and recite poetry in front of a judge and a room full of strangers, yet these hardy souls managed it and managed it very well!
They were an absolute credit to the school and I was very proud to be there with them.
These pictures show the pupils who took part – some are holding certificates and wearing medals these were places in the top three of their group. Mrs Fox
Year 2 visit Lincoln Castle
Year 2 had a fabulous trip to Lincoln Castle as part of out topic on Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We had the opportunity to dress a knight and look at the armour they wore. We were shown how to use a bow and arrow and become archers. We were great shots. After that we made a our own shields that we brought them home with us. We found out about how people lived in a castle and took part in a real banquet. Some of us sat at the top table and were the king, queen, lord and lady. We all dressed up and ate real food. We all had a walk around the castle walls and found out a lot about castle defences. Year 2 had a great day and learnt so much.
Congratulations to our School Choir
Our fabulous School Choir led by Mrs Caputa recently attended the Grantham Music Festival and were presented with a Special Merit Award for their lovely singing. Well done to you all
Sport Relief Try-athon comes to Coddington
A sport packed morning and afternoon was enjoyed by many of the children today. Sports the children enjoyed trying included Tennis, Football, Tag Rugby and Pop Lacrosse. Many thanks to our Year 5 leaders who did a fantastic job helping the younger ones. With a final total still being counted it is hoped we may have raised over £300 for this special cause. Well done everyone Photos kindly provided by NQ Photography
Sport Relief Day Friday March 18th -
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow we are organising a Sport Relief Try-athon. We hope the Children will come to School tomorrow morning in their Sports kit ready to try some fabulous Sports including pop lacrosse, tag rugby, football, American football and Tennis. (Sports will vary for KS1 and KS2 children) . We would ask you for a donation of £1 per child (optional) for this great cause. Thank you for your support
Year 6 work with James Mayle
Some of our Year 6 pupils worked with James Mayle from image skool http://www.imageskool.com/ on Monday. They were working as part of a project with other Newark schools to spray paint two bridges on the Newark to Cotham cycle track. http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ runs cycle routes and has commissioned and funded this project. If you want to see the finished result the bridges can be accessed from Barnby Road next to Barnby Road Academy.
Football Team finish 3rd in Spring Tournament
The football team took part in the Spring Tournament on Saturday morning. It was a lovely sunny morning and the boys were feeling confident going into their group. After some great games of football we managed to finish top of the group and progressed into the semi finals against Lowes Wong. This was another close game and both teams had a number of chances before Lowes Wong snatched a late goal and progressed to the final.
The morning didn't stop there though, the boys picked themselves up and went into the 3rd/4th place playoff against Muskham. This was another extremely close game which was to be decided on penalties. After some excellent goalkeeping by Oliver Thorpe and clinical finishing we won the penalty shoot out and finished 3rd. Very proud of the boys for sticking together and showing great sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Mr Brewer
Newark Primary School Young Musician of the Year Winner
We would like to congratulate our 3 finalists in this year's Newark Primary School Young Musician of the Year competition including Joshua Clee, Aneeka Manocha and Ashlie Richardson. An extra special congratulations to Ashlie who was the overall winner of the competition.
Time Travelling at Southwell Minster
Year 4 all had a brilliant day Time Travelling at magnificent Southwell Minster learning about the beautiful building and different aspects of Christian worship. It was also very special for them to join in Collective Worship in the mighty Minster with six other schools from across Nottinghamshire. A big thank-you to all the organisers, guides and leaders from Southwell Minster for leading Time Travelling which is a fantastic experience all our year two and year four children enjoy every year.
Spring Netball Tournament
Coddington Netballers went to Barnby Road on the 5th March to take part in the Spring Tournament along with 15 other schools. We had a very successful start and won our first three games. The team played really well and all our efforts to improve marking skills paid off. We came near the top of our group but unfortunately did not qualify for the semi- finals. The girls enjoyed every minute and we were well supported by parents.
Bike Training for Reception
Reception enjoyed their balance bike training today which is excellent for core strength / balance. The children all enjoyed themselves and Year 1 will have their opportunity tomorrow.
Spring Photo Competition now open for entries
Following the success of last year’s Spring Photo Competition, we are delighted to confirm that this year’s competition is now open for entries! We are hoping to encourage as many children to enter as possible to make the judging even harder than it was last year. So please encourage your children to take some photos that they feel represent ‘Spring’ and, who knows, they may just win this year’s competition! Please send your original full resolution images (usually JPEG files) with your child’s name and class to the school office email address at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to enter. The closing date is Monday, 18th April. Good luck!
World Book Day at our School
Children and staff entered School today dressed as familiar and in some cases not so familiar book characters. Harry Potter and Star wars characters appeared to be the most popular today but a wide range of book characters were represented all adding to the fun. Thank you to all the parents / carers for some amazing outfits and making the day such a success. Photos kindly provided by NQ Photography
Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day
Just a reminder that it is World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March.
As per the letter that was sent home we have a fun-filled day planned this year to celebrate all things literary. As is often tradition on World Book Day, we would like the children to come dressed as their favourite book character. Your child will be receiving a voucher for £1 off a book very soon. The website has some brilliant quizzes and competitions that the children might like to explore.
On the day itself, classes will be pairing up to share favourite books. We will be running a book swap in each class to enable children to pass on used books and discover something new. We will also be joining with other schools in our network to work on a radio broadcast of a special reading of Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Gruffalo’.
Year 6 - Urban Art Workshop
Year 6 enjoyed taking part in an Urban Art Workshop and a paint experimentation session to kick off their 'Gallery Rebels' project.
Life Education Visit from Monday 29th February
The Life Education Van is in school on Monday 29 February and Tuesday 1 March delivering health education to reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes. There is an open parent session on Tuesday 1 March from 9:00am to 9:30am and any parent/carers who are interested in visiting the van, learning more about what Life Education offers and meeting Harold the Giraffe are very welcome. Just meet outside the reception area at 9:00am. We are indebted to the Rotary Club of Newark for this.
Hawkes of Steel Visit Year 3
Year 3 have had a fantastic start to their predator topic, with a very exciting visit from Hawkes of Steel. The children were able to hold different birds of prey, before taking part in a flying experience. Some of the children were also able to have birds fly through their arms! A brilliant start to our super topic. The year 3 team
Safer Internet Day 2016 - Tuesday February 9th
Today is Safer Internet Day! For more information please visit www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016
Coddington's Got Talent Final
Last night we enjoyed the first Coddington’s Got Talent Final. Many thanks to our wonderful host Mrs Fryer who may have found a new vocation and our adult judges including Miss Briggs, Mrs Fox and Mr Simmonds. Eleven fantastic acts took part in the final chosen from an original total of 30. Two acts were chosen as 'Rising Stars' and each received a £10 book token
The large audience seemed to enjoy the whole evening and special thanks go to Mrs Caputa for making the evening possible. The event also helped us raise £126.00 for the Children’s Society so thank you to all the parents and children who attended.
We are very proud of everyone who entered and we hope you enjoyed it.
Emily, Chloe & Paige – Mini Judges / Organisers
Coddington's Got Talent
Coddington's Got Talent Final - this evening 3rd February - 6pm
Tonight's final includes singers, dancers, musicians, a magician, an impressionist and stunt riders.. Tickets are £1 on the door and all monies raised will be donated to ‘The Children’s Society’. Please join us if you can!
Year 2 - Pirate Day
Year 2 had a fabulous day dressed as pirates. We made cutlasses, eye patches and hats. In the afternoon we pretended we were pirates on board Captain Cutlass Cottle's and Pirate Greybeard's ship. We had to scrub the decks, climb the rigging and fire the cannons. A great time was had by all the crew.
Year 1 - Dinosaur Day
On Wednesday the dinosaurs came to Coddington
Dinosaur Steve from Hull’s Dinostar Museum came to school and brought with him a selection of fossils, dino footprints and fossiled bones. The most exciting of them all was an Allosaurus skull – complete with hinged jaw and sharp teeth.
He gave a talk in the morning and allowed the children to look at the items such as a fossiled egg, teeth and a T Rex claw and in the afternoon they made casts of fossils and fossil rubbings.
Dinosaur Steve (as we have called him) patiently answered all the questions the children had – as you can imagine there were many.
It was a great day and brought the dinosaurs alive!
Year 4-Hindu workshop: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016
Year 4 had a very exciting day, learning about Indian culture and the Hindu religion, provided by “The Indian Experience.” In the morning, their assembly was about Hindu worship in a shrine and they listened to Sunita tell the exciting Divali story of Rama and Sita as they re-enacted parts of it! They also discovered that Hindus believe in one supreme god with many different faces or forms.
In the afternoon, they all dressed up in traditional Indian costume and were invited to learn some Indian dancing, one dance of which was Bollywood Style! They had great fun learning lots of new moves! Videos of some of the dancing will hopefully be available to watch soon so watch this space!
School Returns Tuesday 5th January 2016
We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! School reopens this Tuesday 5th January 2016
The Friends of Coddington School PTA came to assembly this morning and they unveiled the fabulous new popcorn machine that the children had requested at the last assembly. To great excitement the popcorn machine was demonstrated on stage. Through the morning warm popcorn was delivered to each class.
The excitement continued when the Christmas gifts provided by the PTA were presented to each class of children in the school. The school has benefited hugely from the PTA's fundraising efforts this year and we wish to pass a big thanks to the committee, who have worked tirelessly and of course all the parents that support their work.
Christmas Candlelight Service - Newark Parish Church
A very special evening on Friday at the Christmas Candlelight Service - Well done to our choir who sang beautifully. Photos kindly provided by Neil M from NQ Photography
School Choir in Newark last Sunday 29th November
A short clip of our wonderful choir singing at the Christmas Lights Event in Newark on Sunday. Thank you to all those that came along to support the Choir it was much appreciated.
Parents Forum - Tuesday 23rd November 9.00am
Our Parents Forum is at 9.00 tomorrow, Tuesday 24th November 2015.
The forum is an opportunity for parents / carers to find out more about how the school works and offer opinions and suggestions on how the School may improve in the future. Tomorrow we will be discussing the Christian ethos of the school and other aspects of school life so if you are available you are very welcome to attend. Thank you
New Chromebooks in action with Year One
The new Chromebooks generously donated by the FOC have been set up and are now in use around school. All of Year one were using them on last week to start their first lesson of Coding. They had great fun making commands to make the various fish swim in different directions.
This week is anti-bullying week and here are a few aspects that we have been discussing in School. For more information please take a look at this link.
Superhero Day for Year 1
A few weeks ago Year 1 enjoyed a Special Superhero day. The children dressed up in capes and masks and Marvellous Maddy made a flying visit – she was able to talk to the children about what it’s like to be a Superhero and how she manages to defeat her arch enemy Professor Slime!
Professor Slime had left negative messages for the children and in response they created positive behaviour posters – messages such as Be Kind! Be Friendly! Work hard and listen in class.
So remember children – becoming a Super Pupil is easy – remember those positive behaviours and we can defeat Professor Slime together!
Autumn Netball Tournament. On Saturday 16th November Coddington netball team went to Barnby Road to take part in the Autumn Tournament along with 14 other local teams.
In the first round round we played fantastically well and won against John Blow and Farndon. We drew in a very tough game against Winthorpe and unfortunately lost to Barnby Road. The team did well enough to go through to the quarter finals. We were knocked out in the quarter finals after a very nail biting game.
Jorja Keyworth was the team captain . She set a great example to the team and scored some fabulous goals. Well done to all the players for being so spirited and trying your best.
Team- Jorja Keyworth, Millie Stott, Ashlie Richardson, Gracie Hamilton, Ruby Donohoe, Thomas Welsh and Joseph Crisp.
BBC Children in Need Total £423.75
We are delighted to announce that thanks to your silver change donations on Friday we raised an impressive £423.75 for BBC Children In Need! Thank you
School Menu for the Coming week
Year 6 experience Southwell Workhouse
Year 6 enjoyed their fabulous experience at Southwell Workhouse today/Thursday. We all dressed as paupers and discovered what a terrifying experience it would have been to come face-to-face with the Matron and the Master! Fortunately we all made it out at the end of the day and home to our families! Year 6 Team
Special Assembly reveals fundraising total
On Monday we also enjoyed a Special Assembly with some special guests. Members of our amazing PTA, the Friends of Coddington revealed their fundraising total for last year along with 32 brand new Chromebooks that have been purchased for the School out of the fantastic total of £12505 raised. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved including the FOC and of course to you for your support.
Year 3 enjoy a Greek Day
It has been a busy week at School and it all started with Year 3 having a very exciting day on Monday. We were joined by Andros and Penelope who travelled all the way from Ancient Greece. We enjoyed learning all about the traditions of Sparta and Athens, before deciding which one we would rather live in. During the day we made clay coins, explored artefacts, practiced a dance, took part in role plays and played games from Ancient Greece. It was wonderful to see all of the children in their fantastic Greek costumes.
School Discos and Children in Need - Friday 13th November
We have two important events happening tomorrow! Children In Need and our School Discos!
To celebrate both events children can come to school in their disco clothes and wear them all day. The children will also be filling Pudsey Bear outlines with silver coins. So if you have some spare silver change lying around please send it in with your child tomorrow. Thank you
We are raising money tomorrow for BBC Children in Need
Just a quick reminder that we are supporting BBC Children In Need tomorrow 13th November. The children will be filling Pudsey Bear outlines with silver coins so if you have any spare silver please send it in tomorrow with your child. Thank you
Well done to our Cross Country Teams
Two Cross Country Teams took part in the second of four competitions this year at Newark Academy on Tuesday 3rd November. Many thanks to several members of both teams who stepped in at the last minute when people were ill or unable to run for various reasons. There were a lot of teams competing and running as part of relay teams so the event is quite complex. We are still waiting for results to be confirmed. All of the children did the school proud and were superbly behaved and showed great team spirit.
The teams were: Harry Newton, Joshua Clee, Oliver Gray, Iona Bedford, Elle Furmage, Thea Oxley, Tallulah Cartwright, William Stevenson, Daisy Church, Edward Aldridge, Imogen Kennett and Max Pickles.
Many thanks to all the parents for transporting the teams and for all your support. The next competition is not until February.
Parent / Carers Workshops
If you are interested in the following workshops the application forms are available to download from the school website http://www.coddingtoncofeprimary.com/community-information/
Thank you for your fantastic support at the Book Fair
Many thanks to all those parents/carers and children who visited the school Book Fair the week before half term. It was one of our most successful ever! We took an amazing £1275.80 in just 4 days! Thanks to the fabulous Year 6 librarians who worked really hard during their playtimes and before and after school selling books for us - perhaps we'll see them on The Apprentice in a few years!
The school receives 60% commission on all book sales to spend on Scholastic books and resources for the children to use.
Final Week for Ordering School Photos
Just a reminder that the closing date for Ordering School Photos is Friday 6th November. If you have any questions or require any assistance ordering then please contact Neil Mann at NQ Photography or via NQ Media on Facebook.
Neil will also be available in the Dining Area at School on the mornings of Tuesday 3rd November and Friday 6th November between 9am and 10am should you have any questions or would prefer to order directly.
We also thought you may like to know that Children in Years 1 to 6 had individual photos taken at their desks in their classrooms which appear at the bottom of each Class folder. A few parents reported that they had missed these photos on first viewing. Thank you
Can you help Foundation 2 please?
A message for all parents. Foundation 2 would really appreciate your help please.. Next term they will be starting their new topic ‘Sparkle & Shine’. The children will be investigating a range of materials, using mirrors to create symmetry, playing with patterns and looking at things that are the same and those that are different. As part of our topic, we will be using lots of interesting resources. If you have anything that you could donate for the children to explore, we would be very grateful e.g.
• Old spoons, tins or Christmas baubles
• Old mirrors
• Old cd’s
• Reflective buttons
• Old bits of shiny jewellery, beads or sequins
Anything else of interest! If you have any of the above or something suitable then please bring it into school for us during our first week back. Thank you for your help.. Foundation 2 Team
Congratulations Year 6
Well done to Year 6 who have been studying all about blood and hearts. As part of this focus, the children have successfully completed the DARE project.
The children made cakes and sold them at their graduation today and raised £70.82 for the British Heart Foundation.
One of the pupils said "We are all successful DARE graduates and will join millions of other DARE graduates around the world, who have made the commitment to make safe and healthy choices."
Many thanks to all the children and parents/carers for making cakes and biscuits. Year 6 Team
We were super proud of our Newark Youth College graduates last night! They have all earned credits through hard work and dedication to clubs of all varieties.
The night was full of performances and celebrations from across Newark Town all watched by The Mayor and Mayoress and presented by the newly established Radio Newark. All of our children went on the stage in full cap and gown one by one to receive their certificates and round of applause.
A special mention to all the children's grown ups who vigorously fill in the booklets!
We hope to see more of our students graduating next year!
DARE Graduation 21st October 9.30am
Year 6 DARE graduation will take place at 9.30am tomorrow morning in the hall. All parents are welcome. Refreshments (tea, coffee and cake!) will be available after this special day for parents in the Year 6 block. Donations will go towards the British Heart Foundation - linked to our Blood Heart Topic. DARE merchandise will also be available prices ranging from £1.00 to £3.00
Christmas Card Design Orders
Orders with payment for your Christmas Card designs must be back to School by this Wednesday 21st October please. Sadly we cannot accept late returns. Thank you
Book Fair in School this coming week
Book Fair arrives on Tuesday 20th October and is in school until Friday 23rd. It will be open before school from 8.50, at morning playtime and after school until around 3.30. We are not sure what time of day it will arrive on Tuesday, but will open it as soon as we can. It will also be possible to purchase books during Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st. Thank you in advance for your support, we always do extremely well and managed to earn the top rate of commission to help us buy more books for school.
School Dinner Menu for the coming week - School Closed tomorrow 19th October
Please remember that School is closed tomorrow Monday 19th October for an Inset Day... Please find below School Menu for this coming week.
Football Update 2 - Tough morning on Saturday
The Football team were in action on Saturday morning taking part in the Newark and District Football Tournament. The day started well and the boys showed real determination to progress from the group stages into the semi finals. There they met a strong Barnby Road team where some excellent football was played by both teams. Unfortunately Barnby Road scored with the last kick of the game and progressed to the final.
The boys were disappointed but they should all be very proud of their efforts. Mr Brewer
The A team made a great start to their game against Chuter Ede on Thursday evening, scoring early and playing some great passing football to finish the first half 4-0 up. The second half saw Chuter Ede improve and the game finished 5-2. Goals were scored by Luke (4) and Callum (1).
The B team played some great football in a thrilling end to end match against Chuter Ede on the neighbouring pitch. Unfortunately they were unable to recover from conceding two early goals and lost the match 2-1. Harvey scoring the only goal.
Photo Week Update
Just to let you know that we will be staggering the letters once again this year. The first letters will be coming home today for Foundation 1 & 2 and will continue until the middle of next week.
Inset Day on Monday 19th October
Just a quick reminder that this coming Monday 19th October School will be closed for an Inset Day
Year 5 Residential Trip
Fantastic memories from our very successful residential trip to Great Hucklow - Year 5 Team
Curriculum and Assessment Information evening for Parents / Carers
Just a reminder that tomorrow evening Wednesday 14th October 6pm we will be holding a Curriculum and Assessment Information evening for Parents / Carers. The evening will cover new changes to assessment procedures, a new reporting system as well as the new topic based curriculum.
Harvest Festival at Coddington Church
This morning Years 1 to 6 visited Church to celebrate the Harvest Festival. A huge thank you to all those families that kindly donated gifts
Half Term Multi - Sport and Activity Camp
We have been informed that places are still available for Monday 26th October 9.30am - 3.30pm. Please see application PDF form below.
School Dinner Menu - Week 12th - 16th October
School menu for the coming week
Please note the menu can be subject to occasional changes.
Literacy Evening Quiz Answers
Please find below the answers to our Literacy Evening quiz from Wednesday evening.
Harvest Festival - Sunday 11th October & Monday 12th October - The School is celebrating this special time of the year with our choir singing in church on Sunday at 4pm and with years 1 to 6 visiting church on Monday..
Year 5 Trip Update
'It was blustery at Carsington Water, but that didn't stop us having a great time and we were pleased the rain eased off soon after arrived. We admired the views and the children did some fabulous landscape sketches, then enjoyed the interesting interactive displays in the visitor centre.
We have been very lucky with the weather today at Chatsworth. Our Chatsworth guides took us around the house and were interesting and very informative as always and the children received many compliments for their polite and inquisitive nature - such a credit to their parents and carers who can be really proud of them. Chatsworth grounds and gardens were stunning in their autumn colours. We ended our visit today with a short walk up to the farm and adventure playground where we had great fun and we made sure all the children burned off any remaining energy after a day on their feet!
This evening we've had another lovely meal at The Nightingale Centre and relaxed in our pyjamas in front of a film. We're really looking forward to another busy day tomorrow and I'm sure all the children will sleep well tomorrow night'. Year 5 Team
Literacy Evening 2015
Many thanks to all those that attended the Literacy Evening last night. We hope you enjoyed it and found it useful.
Congratulations to the winners of the quiz who were Dawn Skinner, Sharon and Robin Clee and Kathryn Handley. Prizes are in the School Office ready for you to collect.
Outdoor Maths Learning with Year 6
"Outside we were finding perimeter with a piece of string. First we got in a big square altogether and estimated the perimeter. Then we went into smaller groups to get a smaller piece of string and estimate the perimeter of that. We then made our own shapes and found out that the perimeter was always the same because it is still the same piece of string".
Henry Chapman - Year 6
"We found out that the perimeter of a shape will stay the same even if we change the shape because as long as the string stays the same length and you are not cutting any of it or adding any on, the perimeter will not change". Toby Townsend - Year 6
Literacy Parents Evening
A quick reminder that this Wednesday 7th October is our Literacy Parents Evening
Year 1 enjoy outdoor learning
Year 1 children have been enjoying outdoor learning in the lovely sunshine. This week they have been learning number bonds to 10 and different ways to sort various objects.
First Football Update of the Year
The football league got underway last night with two great wins over Sir Donald Bailey Academy.
A confident display by the B team, captained by Henry Chapman, resulted in a 3-0 victory with Harvey Fixter scoring a hat trick.
The A team had a nervous start to their match but performed brilliantly in the second half to win the match 7-2. Taylor Fell scored one and captained the team, showing great leadership throughout. Luke Horne scored an impressive five goals whilst Sam Clipsham netted a wonder goal on his debut.
Well done to our Hockey Team
Congratulations to our Hockey team who won their three matches on Thursday evening at Magnus school.
We are delighted to report that the MacMillan Coffee Morning and Year 6 Cake sale on Friday raised a fantastic £461.10. A big thank you to all those who donated cakes including parents, Hardys Farm Shop and also thank you to Olaf courtesy of Poppet’s play hire. Well done to everyone involved and thank you for your kind support
Macmillan - Cakes Taste BETTER Together
A message from Year 6 - Tomorrow Friday 25th September, Coddington School are having a fabulous cake sale. Please bring a donation of 50p for an outstanding treat that will blow your mind. It will take place in the playgrounds but if raining it will be in the hall. The cake sale is at morning play. If we have any left we will sell them to the parents after school. Thank you for your help and support. Any cake donations would be appreciated. From Millie, Ashlie and Libby Year 6
Year 4 Trip - Peak District
Year 4 enjoyed a great trip to The Peak district last week and went deep underground exploring the Blue John Mines. We also enjoyed a short walk taking in the magnificent views of Mam Tor and Castleton
Year 2 visit to Hunstanton
Year 2 had a fabulous time at the Sealife centre in Hunstanton. We all thoroughly enjoyed looking at the sea creatures. We held a crab and touched a starfish. There were seals, otters and penguins to look at. We had a picnic lunch and went beachcombing for shells and stones.
Any unwanted Football Kit?
If you have any unwanted football boots and/or kit then please support this project.
Jeans for Genes Day Raises £200
We are delighted to report that your kind donations helped us raise an impressive £200 on Friday for the Jeans for Genes Day! Well done everyone and thank you for your support
School Dinner Menu
School menu for the coming week
Please note the menu can be subject to occasional changes.
Fundraising Opportunity for the School
As you may or may not know our school is currently part of Asda's Help in the Community Scheme.
If you are shopping at Asda in Newark this weekend or over the next couple of weeks or have friends and family that will be, please ask for a green token and pop it into schools collection tub in the entrance. Asda no longer automatically give you a token so you have to ask for one or two!! This is a wonderful and easy way to raise funds for our school so please remember to ask for the tokens.
We only have this opportunity for another couple of weeks so please make the most of it. We really appreciate your support.Thank you.
PTA - Friends Of Coddington Meeting
Our PTA (Friends of Coddington) have their first meeting of the New School Year this evening 17th September at the 'Inn on the Green' starting at 7pm. We welcome any new parents / carers who would like to get involved and any past members who wish to help out again.
Jeans for Genes Day
This Friday 18th September.. Children can wear a pair of jeans/denim with their School Uniform for a donation of 50p!
For more information about the Charity and how it helps families affected by genetic disorders please click on the link below.
Inset Days Update
Just to confirm that the Inset Day Dates for this School Year are 19th October 2015, 27th May 2016, 1st July 2016 and 25th July 2016 (not 26th July 2016 as appeared in latest newsletter) Apologies for any confusion
New House Names revealed
We are delighted to Announce our New House names for 2015/6!
They are the Spitfire Reds, Lancaster Greens, Vulcan Blues and the Hurricane Yellows. Thank you to everyone who replied on Facebook with suggestions and ideas and by far and away the most popular were names associated with our local history and special connections with the Royal Air Force who have been based in this area for many years. The Children have given a big thumps up to their new House names and we hope you like the new names too!
We have also introduced a New Award Scheme to go with our New Houses. For more information please see below.
How Our New Award System works
For 2015/6 we have introduced our new Houses together with their own new Award Scheme. The idea is that the Children will be awarded Gold tokens based on their work effort, behaviour and general enthusiasm within School.
These gold tokens will be collected for each class and once a total of 10 for each House is achieved they will then be changed for the correct Colour token for their House. These Colour tokens will then be added together from all classes at the next assembly and everyone within the winning House will receive extended Playtime!
Summer Reading Challenge Update
Newark Library have had a terrific response over the Summer and they have asked us to inform you that the closing date has been officially extended until Saturday 12th September. Hopefully this extra time helps you to complete your books & the Challenge!
Welcome to a New School Year
I hope you all had a great summer holiday and are rested and ready for the new School Year! There have been some changes at School as you can see from the photos.
The staff are busy preparing an exciting start to the new term, so all we need are our lovely children on Thursday!
I am really looking forward to seeing how much you have all grown over the summer...
Mrs Caputa x
Exciting News for KS2..
'I am pleased to announce that, following requests from children in KS2, I will be running an American football club next year. It will be non-contact, possibly flag football, and will teach positions, skills and the rules of the game. It is likely to be on a Friday between 3.15-4.15pm. More details to follow in September. Have a great Summer'. Mr Simmonds
Thank you and enjoy the Holidays
On behalf of everyone at Coddington Primary School we would like to thank you for your support this year and wish you all an enjoyable and relaxing Summer holidays. We will be posting a few updates and info through the holidays which we hope will help you prepare for the new School Year in September!