Church video competition winners

Stretton Handley Church of England Primary school in Derby diocese has won the national MyCofESchool competition. The contest  invited pupils at Church primary schools to celebrate what their school means to them, in a three minute film.

The Christian ethos is at the very heart of our school at Stretton Handley. In the video the children wanted to show how Christian values weave through our daily lives and why this makes our school a really great place to learn, laugh and have fun!

The Peak District winning team will join the Bishop of Oxford, Chair of the Board of Education, for tea in the House of Lords.

The Bishop of Oxford congratulated all the entrants: “We were delighted to see the wide range of entries in the competition. The children’s enthusiasm for their schools and the values they find there are inspirational. Their entries are a tribute to the staff, parents and governors and all those who have helped lay the foundations of our church schools over the centuries. My congratulations to the children for their hard work and imagination creating their entries. It’s always hard to pick one winner but I’m very much looking forward to meeting pupils from the winning school over tea in the House of Lords.”

The video can be watched here:

Reopening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 w/c 1st June.

School will be reopening during week commencing 1st June for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 only. We will be following DfE guidelines and DCC risk assessments to ensure school is as safe as possible for children and staff. Please see separate letter/ information sheet sent 26th May with detailed guidance for parents. Thank you.

Coronavirus info/support 27-04-20

Derbyshire Support Services have sent some attachments and websites for parents / carers of children at school to help them through this difficult time. Information is given regarding mental health, explaining Coronavirus to children, tips for parents, etc. We hope it is useful.

Covid-19 Information 31-03-20

Here is some information on social distancing (one for upper KS2 and secondary and the other for younger children). This has been created by colleagues at the Derbyshire Educational Psychology Service in conjunction with Public Health, to help children understand what the guidelines are . We have been asked to share these with parents and children via the school’s website or APP. Hope it’s helpful.

COVID-19 Information for Older Children and Teenagers
COVID-19 Information for Younger Children V.2

20 March – last day for a while!

Over the last couple of weeks, Kingfishers and Peregrines have been working in groups to design and make their own ‘Food, Glorious Food’ themed board games. Today they have enjoyed testing them out. Can you spot which real- life board games inspired them?

Woodpeckers have been using recycled CDs and the CD labelling machine to produce their own frog and butterfly life-cycles.

Living Eggs Project

The whole school have enjoyed watching the eggs hatch and the chicks emerge and grow.Woodpecker group have had great fun handling and looking after the chicks, including hunting for worms in the school grounds as a tasty treat. We were sad to say goodbye to the chicks but can happily report that the female chicks have been re-homed by Mrs Fox.

Sponsored Sport Relief Mile 12 March

Well done to all our children and thank you to everyone who donated, came along to join in or to support our sponsored Sport Relief Mile at the Jubilee Playing Fields last week. Up to now we have raised an amazing £641 for Sport Relief.


Audit of School Fund 18-19

Audit of School Fund 2018-19

The school fund account for 2018-19 has been audited by an independent colleague from another school and found to be a true and accurate record of transactions. The main items of expense during the year 2018-19 were: Whole school pantomime – Beauty and the Beast; School Music Association for the Clay Cross Music Festival; Partake History workshops; Mount Cook residential subsidy; Fischy Music subscription; uniform payments and purchase of first aid supplies.  A copy of the audited account is available in school.  Thank you.

World Book Day Online Book Fayre

This year, on World Book Day 5th March, we are inviting children to bring in their favourite book or story to share. Adults can join in and share their favourite book,or series of books by completing one of the ‘labels’ which have been sent home in book-bags.

We have also organised a new Scholastic book club.You can go on-line to browse the latest books and order online by March 14th .You can spend the World Book Day vouchers which have been sent home in book bags.For every £1.00 you spend by March 14th our school will earn 25p in rewards to spend online.