Mrs Harrison's Word of the Week
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2017 - 2018
MKDons Football Competition - 17.5.18
Well done to the Year 4s who took part in the football competition held at Stadium MK, home of the MKDons. The children all played very hard, showed great team spirit, perseverance and sportsmanship. They all looked professional and were very well behaved.
Congratulations to our fantastic football team. They braved the hot weather and joined the football festival held at Weatherfield Academy. We are extremely proud of all the players, who showed great team spirit as well as our Totternhoe values of; Justice, perseverance and service.
8.3.18 Indoor Athletics
Well done to our indoor athletics team who traveled to Vandyke Upper. Mr Seymour has just sent through our results...
Your School Highlights from the day.
2nd Place in Pitcher Event
4th Place in Jumper Event
Determination School Games Value Award -
Nominated by the PE and School Sport Apprentices
7th Place Overall
We are all over the moon that we won the Value award! We are super proud of you all.
We are now a RWI MODEL school!!
We were very proud to receive national recognition from the Oxford University Press in the award of Model School Status for our phonics teaching in the Read Write Inc scheme.
The award recognises the commitment, passion and excellence of the staff's delivery of the program and the progress of the children we teach. This is an exceptional achievement as the school has been delivering the program for less than 2 years.
Ruth Miskin (creator of the program), says, “I am so thrilled that the children in Totternhoe Lower School are making such fast progress. Model Schools are vital in our drive to help children in other schools make the same progress.”
Oxford University Press Educational Consultant, Angela Boba says “I am delighted that Totternhoe Lower School has become a Read Write Inc. Model School. It has been fantastic to see the school develop and flourish, it’s great that other schools in the area can visit and see their brilliant Read Write Inc. lessons in action.”
Angela attended the celebration assembly at the end of Autumn term to present the certificate to the school
We will now be used as examples of good practice for other schools.
The consultation period to become a primary school has now ended. Thank you to everyone that completed a form to share your views. Please read Octobers newsletter for the outcome!
Our very own Mr Kelly won the Volunteer of the year award at the same ceremony for all his years of dedicated work both as a governor at our school and for his commitment to the British Heart Foundation. Well done Mr Kelly.
6th October 17
WE ARE A RWI BADGE SCHOOL!
We are a “Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.” school.
We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.
Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the programme with fidelity and passion – we know what it takes to make reading and writing pleasurable and rewarding for our children.
This badge recognises that we:
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Thank you for all the support at home with reading and phonics.
Victorian day was a huge success! Thank you everyone for the effort with costumes, the children looked amazing. We were celebrating 150 years of a school being in Totternhoe. Please see here for more information about what the school looked like 150 years ago.
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
Fri 29th Septmeber
Well done everyone you have raised £145.55! School council, House Captains and PA all worked together to ensure a super time was head by all.
Thank you to everyone that attended the Phonics Workshops. We hope they were useful. If you have any suggestions or comments, remember to come to parent forum or jot them down for the suggestions box in the foyer.
Year 3 and 4 at the Living Rainforest.
I am delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Bronze RE Quality Mark. The inspector was especially impressed with his meeting with the children and how well they spoke about what RE means to them and the school.
2016 - 2017
Tring Museum - Holly class
Dear Parents / Carers,
Welcome back everyone!! We have loved seeing you each day looking super smart and ready to learn.
Watch me learn sessions have started and soon we will have our first class assemblies!
We are preparing for Harvest too. Please take a moment to look at this link HARVEST.
We will also be starting our Shoe Box collection soon. Both of these initiatives fit in with this terms Value of Generosity.
We would really love another lunch time supervisor to come and join our team. Please take a peek at the 'want to join our team?' page for more details.
Children's Wordle 2017
Staff Wordle 2017
Attendance Teddy winners
On Saturday 25th June, Totternhoe families joined with other Leighton Buzzard Lowers to celebrate the 'Year of the Arts' at Leedon Lower. A colourful explosion of song and dance and a super conclusion to our own arts week. Well done everyone.
Totternhoe Lower School feature in OXFORD UNITED Football Club's programme!
Dr Alexandrou has started a Match Attax Club during Golden Time with Year 4. The project looks at Literacy and Numeracy through the medium of the ever popular swap cards. Read the full article here.
Oak and Sycamore in the Capital!
Oak and Sycamore class visited the British Museum, London for their Fantastic Finish.
What an amazing learning experience for everyone.!
What an amazing learning experience for everyone.!