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It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Much more visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not! The trips that Mrs Glover & Mrs Sear have been putting together are a fantastic idea and hope they continue. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Senior & middle leaders know the strengths of their staff & deploy them accordingly. More tailored support for different groups of learners has been a really big & positive change. Thank you! The Headteacher has a clear vision for the school & her ambition for it to continue to make improvements is shared by her senior team & staff.

Number days- raising money for the NSPCC

NSPCC Number Day and Fraction Week

 

The theme for this year’s Number Day was fractions. Throughout the week leading up to Number Day the children at Cliftonville school had been learning about fractions. Some had completed number investigations involving Lego, while others had used chocolate bars and pizzas to understand parts of a whole.  A fraction orienteering course challenged our older pupils to think about how we need fractions to work out amounts in everyday life.  In year 1 the children had a ½ party on Friday where everything they had was halved to share with a partner, this was really fun, with lots of laughs and smiles. As well as all the learning that went on a large amount of money was raised for the NSPCC, who organise National Number Day.

 

This year we were especially pleased that so many of our families got involved alongside their children using maths. We had a large group of parents playing maths games with their children and a few brave families battled it out on Friday after school to find the “Family Fraction Orienteering Champions”. The support from families is also really seen in the dressing up day where we had some amazing costumes and even a “ ½” plaited into one child’s hair. It has been a very special week with so much learning going on – fractions are certainly fun at Cliftonville Primary School!

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