Newsletter 21st July 2017

Friday 21st July 2017
Diary Dates

Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September—Teacher Training days
Wednesday 6th September—Return to school 

….and another year ends!

It has been another very busy year at Malvin’s Close with lots of new activities taking place for children and families, and we look forward to repeating and adding to these in the next school year. It has great to see how many families have enjoyed joining their children for learning activities.

We have also been able to celebrate many achievements of our children—in their learning, their    demonstration of our learner qualities, as well as in the many out of school competitions and events that we have taken part in this year.

We are very proud of all our children, and love to hear about their achievements out of school as well—we always love to ‘retweet’ photos of them!


Whilst our children have been enjoying their start in their new classes  and year groups, helping them to settle quickly to the new routines, we would also like to say a big ‘GOOD LUCK’ to all our Year 6 children who have already started their Year 7 transition—whether that has been at their new school or in the mature attitude they have shown in helping to prepare for this week’s summer fair.

From all the children and staff at Malvin’s Close, we wish them all a very happy and successful time in their new schools.

We would also like to say farewell and good luck to Miss Toole, Miss Paris, Miss Brooks, Mr Kirkpatrick and wish Mrs Buckle a relaxing start to her maternity leave. After many, many years as out IT guru Mrs Laidler is also retiring.


Most uniform orders are now sorted for the new school year and we have been quite lenient at the end of the year regarding the colour of school shoes as parents have been reluctant to buy new shoes for the last week or so. However, black shoes are an important part of our uniform and we expect everyone to be back in full uniform in September with all black shoes . (We do allow trainer-type shoes but as long as they have black soles and  no coloured stripes etc.)


On Monday 17th July the President of Blyth Rotary club visited school to present three fantastic end of year awards. It was a super way to end the year.

Outstanding contribution to PE award 2016-17

KS1; Jessica M

Jessica has shown an outstanding amount of determination and resilience in PE throughout this academic year and as a result has progressed rapidly in the subject. Jessica has demonstrated that she can perform a range of skills across a whole host of different activities including Dance, Gymnastics, Games and      Athletics. In addition to this, Jessica has demonstrated the ability to communicate well with others, when working as part of a pair or group, and is able to give constructive feedback in order to help her peers   improve. She sets an example for the other children in her class to follow by always bringing the correct kit to lessons and showing a positive attitude to every activity that she takes part in. Well done on your fantastic achievements this year in PE Jessica!

KS2; Dylan M

Dylan has come a long way in PE this year inside and outside of lessons. It has been frequently noted how Dylan is always willing to give 100% effort to help and support others and this has shone through with his work as a sports leader. Dylan was appointed as a sports leader at the start of the academic year and the confidence he now demonstrates when leading and instructing others is outstanding. He has been committed to the role regardless of any challenges he has been faced with. The children that he has worked with at lunch times have learned a great deal from Dylan due to his enthusiastic and approachable manner. He is a role model for lots of children to look up to in the school. Dylan has also worked incredibly hard within PE lessons this year and has developed a range of skills in the subject. His ability to lead others stands out in every lesson as he helps his peers to progress by providing high quality feedback. Congratulations Dylan on your outstanding achievements in PE this year.


This award was presented to Angel H for her considerate approach to others both in and out of school, including organising a recent collection for cancer charities with her younger brother. Angel would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the collection.