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Star of the Week / Players' Player

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 5 March 2021:

 

We are so looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday. This is our last ‘virtual’ Star of the Week assembly and it will be lovely to have everyone in.

 

Anyone who earns a Star badge today will be given it on Monday if they are home learners – we won’t post it out this week.  We will do the same with the Birthday Books.

 

This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: Zach & Kenzi

Year 5: The class bubble & Ivan

Year 4: The class bubble & Lacey

Year 3: Erin & Max

Year 2: Ellie & Mustafa

Year 1: The class bubble & Elara

Reception: Siena & Bobby D

 

 

Have a good weekend everyone! See you all on Monday – remember stick to your times and wear your face masks.  Don’t come to school if anyone in the household is ill – get a test! 😊

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 26 Feb 2021:

 

Welcome back everybody!   We are busy planning to welcome all children back from 8 March.  Parents – keep checking your emails, our Facebook page and most importantly, your child’s Showbie account.

Next week, we will be sending out more personalised class information which will including details of your child’s start and finish times, PE days etc.

 

Next week, we have some lovely activities planned for World Book Day (and not just for children in school … so keep checking our Facebook page for details!)

 

This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: Kaci & Goncalo

Year 5: Craig & Alise

Year 4: Latisha & Ellie

Year 3: Evie & Julia

Year 2: Nadia J & Mia M

Year 1: Ayed & Ayesha

Reception: William & Dorota

 

 

This week’s Reading Egg awards go to:

Y1 : Lujain; Emilia; Elara; Amani

Y2: Ellie May

Y4: Izabell

Y5 : Lacie ; Reegan; Craig

 

 

Have a good weekend everyone!  😊

 

 

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 11 Feb 2021:

 

We break up today for half term so there will be no remote learning next week. Take time to have a break as so many of you have worked really hard … and that’s just the parents!

 

We have a number of laptops available to children in Year 3 – Year 6, who are working from home.  If you need a device, please email us at office@grange.lancs.sch.uk

 

Please be vigilant though, as covid rates are still on the rise in Preston.  Please follow lockdown rules and get a test if you feel unwell for any reason – this is the advice given by Lancashire Public Health.

 

Well done to all our Stars – at home and at school.  All of our children are showing incredible resilience and positivity – it’s so heartwarming!

 

This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: David & Sienna

Year 5: Melody & Nice

Year 4: Izabell & Bella

Year 3: Ehsan & Ruby

Year 2: Kobie & Mia M

Year 1: Peyton & Mariyyah

Reception: Isaac & Cameron

 

 

This week’s Reading Egg awards go to:

Harley in Elm class;  

Elara, Alejandro, Irene, Charlie, Lucy, Mason & Emilia in Maple class;

George in Chestnut class;

Lacie in Willow class;

Izabell in Beech class;

Kieran in Oak class.

 

Well done everyone. Have a lovely half term break and stay safe!  😊

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 5 Feb 2021:

 

This week, we are sending our second newsletter to all parent emails.  There is some really important information regarding a request for increased testing by residents in Preston and West Lancashire linked to the new variants … so please check your emails for the newsletter or see our earlier FaceBook posts.

 

We check in regularly with children working at home and there is some really good stuff going on.  From everyone in school – we are sending a HUGE thank you to parents who are doing so well balancing home life, work and learning. 😊

 

As you know, all classes in school are open with ‘normal’ curriculum teaching happening every day – we hope this approach will prevent some of the ‘learning loss’ that we all worry about linked to this lockdown.  Linking to children at home through live sessions is also helping us stay in touch and hopefully ensuring that all children feel connected to us. 

 

Well done to all our Stars – at home and at school:

 

This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: Sam & Kieran

Year 5: Francessca & Alise

Year 4: Latisha & Tayla

Year 3: Leo & Julia

Year 2: Levi & Lexi

Year 1: Loki & Musa

Reception: Nathen & Jacob

 

 

This week’s Reading Egg awards go to:

Maryam & Amelia in Elm class;  

Emma, Emilia, Myla in Maple class;

Kobie, George & Nadia J in Chestnut class;

Craig & Jacqueline in Willow class!

Well done everyone. 😊

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 29 Jan 2021:

 

We seem to have so much information to share at the moment that we are resuming our newsletter service.  This will be posted on the website and sent directly to parent emails. Please contact us if you do not receive your weekly newsletter by email as that means we don’t have the correct address.

 

Thanks again to all parents trying to balance home learning with other demands.  School is almost full – we have over 75 pupils.  However, if you need any advice or support, we are all still here to help those learning from home.

 

Well done to all our Stars – at home and at school:

 

This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: Preston & Olivia

Year 5: Craig & Nice

Year 4: Tyler & Keita

Year 3: Evie & Kairo

Year 2: Ellie & Mia M

Year 1: Tilly

Reception: Olivia & Farah

 

Reading Eggs:

Our Reading Eggs is currently available for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  Children in Year 5 are trialling Reading Express with Miss Taylor.

 

This week’s Reading Egg awards include:

Year 1: Emilia, Lucy & Elara – who continue to win weekly awards – well done!

Year 5: Craig; Jacqueline; Francessca; Faith; Lacie; Melody & Kobi

Well done to all these children.  Have a good weekend everybody – please stay home stay safe and do not mix with other households – especially children who are coming to school – we need everyone to follow the rules in order to ensure our bubbles stay open.

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 22 Jan 2021:

 

Can I start by thanking all parents for wearing face coverings when they enter school premises?  We are told this is a critical point in the lockdown, so with rates currently rising in the North West this added level of safety really helps reassure others and hopefully helps reduce the rate of transmission.

 

A huge thank you to parents supporting home learning too – we have really good engagement from everyone and it is lovely to see lots more faces joining in live sessions from home. 


Once again, we have two Stars from each class – one for in-school and one for home learning.

 

This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: Alexi & Brian

Year 5: Ahmad & Milena

Year 4: Vlad & Sophia

Year 3: Ethan H & Ruby

Year 2: Nadia S & Bethany

Year 1: Lujain & Emma

Reception: Esme & Harley

 

Reading Eggs:

Our Reading Eggs is currently available for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  Children in Year 5 are trialling Reading Express with Miss Taylor.

 

This week’s Reading Egg awards include:

Reception: Amelia

Year 1: Alejandro; Lucy W; Elara (who earned 2!); Loki

Year 5: Reegan; Jacqueline; Lacie; Craig (who got 3!)

 

Well done to all these children.  Have a good weekend everybody – please stay home stay safe and do not mix with other households.  We all want to get back to normal as soon as possible.

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 15 Jan 2021:

 

I really hope that everyone at home is safe and well.  In school, we have had a very successful week – the children in school have, as always, been incredibly focused, well-behaved and best of all relaxed and happy! 😊

 

In school we feel that the live registrations have really lifted us in terms of staying in touch with and supporting our home learners.  Please take a look at the Parent folder on Showbie – we are posting information on there you might find useful, including a feedback sheet about home learning.


We have two Stars from each class – one for in-school and one for home learning

This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: Jack / Bouthaina

Year 5: Jacqueline / Florri

Year 4: Harley / Emily M

Year 3: Aiden / Julia

Year 2: Sorcha / Raya

Year 1: Benny / Irene

Reception: Sienna / Amelia J

 

In Year 1, Lucy has earned a Reading Egg award so well done for that!

In Year 4, Izabell has been doing karate by zoom during lockdown and has earned her white&red belt!  Well done Izabell!


 

Have a good weekend everybody – wrap up warm!

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 8 Jan 2021:

 

We really hope that everyone has managed to get through this week ok. It seems an awfully long time since we welcomed children back on Monday only to be closed with no notice and we have been working hard since to set up or reintroduce systems for home learning, keyworkers and supporting families.

 

In school, we are running all classes as keyworker classes. All education staff are in school because we have a much-increased demand for places. Don’t let anyone tell you schools are closed!!


Remote learning is therefore on Showbie for all children working from home. Next week, we are beginning a ‘live registration; which we hope will help you and your child connect with he teacher and class on a daily basis.


We have also now started calling parents to see if they need help with internet or Showbie or indeed with any other aspect of the current situation.

PLEASE PICK UP THE PHONE WHEN WE CALL – OUR CALLS WILL COME FROM 01772 792573 OR 01772 702426.

Even if you haven’t managed to do any home learning, we still need to know if you are all ok 😊

 

We are having two Stars each week – one in school and one for home learning. We will post the badges and certificates out to those children learning at home. This week’s Stars are:

Year 6: Elisha / Logan

Year 5: Melody / Reegan

Year 4: Scarlett / Rhys

Year 3: the bubble / Jake

Year 2: Kieran / Mia

Year 1: Myla / Elara

Reception: Taylor / Bobby


 

Well done everybody - have a good weekend!

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 18 Dec 2020:

 

I am sure all parents will agree that the children and staff have done so well this term – school has had to run differently but everyone has been incredible and all classes have worked well as teams to keep everyone learning and everyone safe.  I am really proud of them all – in fact, they are all stars!

 

This week’s Stars and Players’ Players are:

Year 6: Kenzi & Branden

Year 5: Alise & Luke

Year 4: Lexi & Bella

Year 3: Julia & Jared

Year 2: Mia & Kieran

Year 1: Noah & Charlie C

Reception: Isaac

Year 1 are still doing really well with Reading Egg – this week Elara, Amani and Emma have all earned certificates. Well done to all of you!

At Grange, we love our Friday assemblies because that is when we recognise and celebrate our Stars and Players' Players.

 

Our Stars are children who have been nominated by the class teacher for going the extra mile - for example, an achievement in learning, or persevering with a personal challenge or for showing consideration or kindness to others.

 

Our Players' Players are chosen by the children in the class - they vote and give a reason for their choice of Players' Player.

 

Usually, the pupils then wear the 'Blue Sweatshirt' all week so everyone can see who our Stars are.  However, during Covid we have decided to give the children a lovely enamelled badge instead.

 

Stars receive and keep a blue badge.

Players' Player receive and keep a yellow badge.

 

We also let parents know of these achievements through our website and our FaceBook account.

We won't contact parents by Groupcall because of the lack of assemblies, but we will post the information on our website and FaceBook page, in line with our current photo consents.  If you wish to change your photo consent, please let the School Office know.

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 11 Dec 2020:

 

Some superb learning and behaviour in school this week – it is really difficult for teachers and children to choose just one Star and Players’ Player! 😊

 

This week’s Stars and Players’ Players are:

Year 6: Isa & Finlay

Year 5: Riley & Luke

Year 4: Tayla &  Lacey

Year 3: Eden & Layla

Year 2: Sorcha & Kobi

Year 1: Amani & Alejandro

Reception: Leia

 

Well done to Emilia, Elara, Loki, Darcy, Musa & Amani in Year 1 for earning Reading Egg Certificates – brilliant reading at home!

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 4 Dec 2020:

Thank you for all the lovely photos sent in of children in our ‘Snuggle Up With A Good Book’ event this week – we have loved seeing you all!

 

This week, we are distributing Fareshare food bags to anyone who needs – so if you know someone, collect a bag and take it to them.

 

Also, we are now collecting Christmas Cards – UNTIL 11 DECEMBER – then we will quarantine them and distribute them on the last day of term.

 

Remember next Friday is Christmas Jumper Day – please don’t go to a lot of expense though parents– this is an expensive time of year anyway! 😊

This week’s Stars and Players’ Players are:

Year 6: Annabelle & Olivia

Year 5: Melody & Florri

Year 4: Lilly & Harley

Year 3: Erin & Ruby

Year 2: Robert

Year 1: Emma & Paige

Reception: Harry

Well done to Amani & Musa in Year 2 for excellent work on Reading Egg.

Congratulations everyone – you all have a badge to keep and wear as recognition of their award. 

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 27 Nov 2020:

 

This week’s Stars and Players’ Players are:

Year 6: Declan & Jakub

Year 5: Ivan & Milena

Year 4: Kessy & Amelia

Year 3: Kairo & Emily A

Year 2: Raya 

Year 1: Darcey & Reilly

Reception: Maryam

 

Congratulations everyone – you all have a badge to keep and wear as recognition of their award. 

 

Well done to all the following children too!  Lots of these children are regularly going on Showbie and practising their reading at home. 

 

Reading Awards in Year 3 - congratulations to the following children:

Julia, Ethan H, Ethan C, Eden, Ruby, Jared & Erin.

 

Year 3 have also earned a badge from reading books on the Epic website so well done!

 

In Year 1, Emma is the first winner of a Silver Badge on the Reading Eggs website!

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 20 Nov 2020:

 

School attendance has been really good throughout this last term and this week is particularly good.  Well done especially to Rowan class who achieved 100% attendance!

 

Next week, we are beginning to prepare for Christmas in earnest.  The Christmas Diary Dates Newsletter is on the website, Showbie and our Facebook page – look out for the new addition regarding Christmas Jumper Day. PLEASE do not go to extra expense in an already challenging time.  Christmas Lunch is free of charge for ALL children – just let your class teacher know before 4th December.

 

From next week, I will have some information for you all about Fareshare – we are planning to hold a weekly free Fareshare market – watch out for more information.

 

This week’s Stars and Players’ Players are:

Year 6: Lily & Elisha

Year 5: Melody & Denley

Year 4: Ellie & Sophia

Year 3: Aiden & Erin

Year 2: Mustafa & Jacob

Year 1: Mariyyah & Ayesha

Reception: Ellis

Congratulations everyone – you all have a badge to keep and wear as recognition of their award. 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 13 Nov 2020:

The children have had a lovely day today – coming to school in their own clothes to raise awareness for Children In Need. In fact, in Year 3, they also joined in a special online exercise class with Joe Wickes and saw the Children in Need totaliser increasing!

 

If you wish to donate, here are some ways to do it:  https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/donate/

 

Congratulations to the following children who have been recognised for their hard work and effort this week.  They are presented with an enamelled badge to keep as recognition of their award. 

 

Our Stars of the Week and Players’ Players are:

Year 6: Branden & Nikodem

Year 5: Emily & Alfie

Year 4: Tyler & Lexi

Year 3: Evie & Ethan H

Year 2:Ruby & Kieran

Year 1: Loki & Musa

Reception: Angel

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 6 Nov 2020:

We have had a very special Celebration Assembly today where all the classes joined us by Zoom to celebrate our new Head Pupils and Captains.

Although the role will be different because of the need to stick to bubbles, we still think it is important to give our Year 6 the opportunity to seek responsibilities and to be able to contribute to the running of school.

So, well done to all of the following pupils and we look forward to listening to your views and ideas about how we continue to reflect and improve on making our school an even better place to learn and play!

Head Pupils:  Kaci & Brian

Deputy Head Pupils: Olivia & Logan

Sports Captains: Nikodem & Kieran

Head Librarians: Alexi and Alec

House Captains:  David S, Evie, Elisha, Lewis, Rahma, Lily, Annabelle

 

We have more Stars this week too!  Welcome back everybody and a special well done to the following pupils:

Year 6: Goncalo & Alec

Year 5: Jacqueline & Alise

Year 4: Emily & Tayla

Year 3: Thomas & Aiden

Year 1: Lujain & Danya

Reception: Jessica

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 16 Oct 2020:

Year 6 – Finlay & Marcel

Year 5 – Craig & Florri

Year 4 – Bella & Rhys

Year 3 – Jordan & Ethan

Year 2 – Mia & Lily

Year 1 – Paige & Aron

Reception - Farah

 

Well done to those children who have been awarded Star or Players Player. 

If your child has won an award and lost their badge, we now have replacements available for £1.  Just send £1 in an envelope to the class teacher and we will replace.

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 16 Oct 2020:

Year 6 – Jaskaran & David

Year 5 – Finnley & Alise

Year 4 – Scarlett & Keita

Year 3 – Jaskeerat & Emily

Year 2 – Lexi & Rebekah

Year 1 – Noah & Mariyyah

Reception - Victoria

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 9 Oct 2020:

Year 6 – Nikodem & Brian

Year 5 – Maisie & Maya

Year 4 – Kiaren & Conner

Year 3 – Layla & Ruby

Year 2 – Mia & Bethany

Year 1 – Myla & Charlie

Reception - Cameron & Nathen

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 2 Oct 2020:

Year 6 – Zach & Kaci

Year 5 – Francessca & Milena

Year 4 – Latisha & Vlad

Year 3 – Julia & Olivia

Year 2 – Caitlyn & Sorcha

Year 1 – Elara & Peyton

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 25 Sept 2020:

Year 6 - Olivia & Alexi

Year 5 - Mateusz & Alise

Year 4 - Heath & Izabell

Year 3 - Hollie & Lily

Year 2 - Nadia J & Ruby

Year 1 - Irene & Ashley

Reception - Jiya

 

 

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 18 Sept 2020:

Year 6 - Dawid & Jack

Year 5 - Nice & Denley

Year 4 - Harley & Deven

Year 3 - Emily & Jared

Year 2 - Kobie & Nevaeh

Year 1 - Benny & Mason

Reception - Jack

Stars and Players' Players - week ending 11 Sept 2020:

Year 6 - David & Evie

Year 5 - Craig & Mateuz

Year 4 - Kessy & Mason

Year 3 - Eden & Evie

Year 2 - Raya & Logan

Year 1 - Tilly & Emilia

 

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