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Houghton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. WE WISH ALL OUR FAMILIES AND THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY ALL THE BEST FOR A LOVELY BREAK. WE RE-OPEN FOR THE SUMMER TERM ON TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER.
21st July 2017
Almost 80 million words read this year! Scroll down for further info...
GOLD award for second year in the national School Games awards
As we come to the end of the school year we are very proud to announce that we have achieved a GOLD award for the second year running in the national School Games awards.
14th July 2017
A huge well done to the children in Year 6 who achieved results to be very proud of in their SATS exams.
Percentage of children achieving at least 'expected' standard:
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Updated Friday 21st July 2017
We are a 'Reading School'
1,824,506 words were read and quizzed on over the last week.
78,950,254 words read and quizzed on in Key Stage 2 since the beginning of the school year (and Year 2 since the Spring term). This is the most words ever read and quizzed on in one school year at Houghton Primary School,averaging 26.3 million words per term. In the first year of Accelerated Reader we hit about 15 million words a term... it rose to 20 million over the next couple of years. We are so proud of our children. So many are 'buried' in books at any opportunity. We are particularly proud of our millionaire readers listed below and of the first 3 million and 4 million word readers! This is an amazing achievement.
Well done to our 24 millionaire readers:
Over 1 million words read and quizzed on (since September):
Year 6 - Georgia, Amy L, Harriet, Mia, Tilly, Abbie, Amber
Year 5 - Toby R, Finlay, Luke, Madelaine, Austin
Year 4 - Joey, Felix B, Orla, Tom B
Year 3 - Nathan, Eloise P, Finn W
Over 2 million words read and quizzed on (since September):
Year 6 - Evie B
Year 5 - Evie M
Year 4 - Edward F
Over 3 million words read and quizzed on (since September)... an amazing achievement.
Year 5 - Caitlin
Over 4 million words read and quizzed on (since September)... a record for our school!
Year 6 - Henry
Engaged Reading Time
We aim for a minimum of 20 minutes a day average 'engaged reading time'.
We provide every child with this much time to read in school each day. We ask that children also read at home as part of their home learning.
This week's statistics:
In the last 30 days
|Year Group||Average Engaged Reading Time*|
|Year 2||22 minutes per day|
|Year 3||51 minutes per day|
|Year 4||32 minutes per day|
|Year 5||25 minutes per day|
|Year 6||22 minutes per day|
* This is an average of the class.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 21st July 2017
The winning house this year was Wembley. Congratulations to all children who demonstrated the values of honesty, passion, teamwork, self-belief, determination and respect throughout the year, not only in sport but in their work as well. They earnt thousands of house points for their houses and should feel very proud.
This week's points
Total points this school year
Winners of the GOLD Award in the national School Games Mark 2015/16 and 2016/17 for curriculum and extra-curricular sport.
Finalists in the 'Living Sports Sport Awards' 2016
County Champions in the ESFA World Cup football competition March 2017
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Comments from our most recent parent survey (2016)...
"We are delighted with how well our child has settled into school and how well she is progressing. She clearly enjoys her time spent at school."
"Houghton is a friendly school that encourages learning alongside very positive and responsible personal values. It’s a great mix and the result is a buzzing school."
"I think that the schools strength is that it knows each child so well. This is from a character/personality perspective and an academic one. Because you know each child so well it means you can deal with issues in a way that suits each child. This is so valuable."
"The school has a warm, supportive ethos and all members of staff are approachable. The teachers care about the welfare of the children and encourage them to achieve their potential."
"I love that Houghton makes use of it’s beautiful surroundings for learning, something my child has found invaluable."
"A great school that works very hard at putting the children first in all areas of teaching and well-being."
"I would have been very happy with this school had my child had standard learning abilities, however as he has SEN I have found myself relieved that he has a place in a school that shows commitment to helping him succeed."
"I love that Houghton is a village primary school. It has close links with the local community and also has a close community feel within the school. The teachers and children know everyone and are encouraged to look after each other."
"I think Houghton is a fantastic school and feel very privileged to be able to send my children there."
"A good school with friendly professional staff instilling good values and morals."
"We are very lucky to have such a wonderful school in our location."
"Parents views and opinions matter. Children are at the centre of the school ethos"
"The positivity, good feeling and can do attitude of the school. Very pleased with the level of outdoor activities, engaging pupils physically as well as mentally. Great teaching."