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Welcome to Houghton Primary School
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We are aiming to build a tree house outdoor classroom!
Help us to raise funds for this exciting project by suporting, donating to and coming to the Christmas Fayre on Friday 2nd December. Friends of Houghton Primary School are going all out to make it the best Christmas Fayre ever!
We were proud finalists in the Primary School of the Year category of Living Sport Sports Awards 2016
News (See school Facebook Page for more information... scroll down to bottom of page for 'live link')
Updated Friday 25th November 2016
We are a 'Reading School'
An incredible 3,026,617 words were read and quizzed on in Key Stage 2 in the last week! THIS IS A RECORD!
19,805,919 words read and quizzed on in Key Stage 2 since the beginning of the school year.
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:
|Year Group||Engaged Reading Time*||Difference from last week|
|Year 3||43 minutes per day||plus 1 minute|
|Year 4||27 minutes per day||plus 5 minuteS|
|Year 5||34 minutes||plus 1 minute|
|Year 6||46 minutes||plus 2 minutes|
* This is an average of the class.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 25th November 2016
Well done Lords - most points achieved during the week... Wembley retain the lead... but it's close at the top. Come on Twickenham... let's get as many points as possible to bring you back into contention.
This week's points
Total points this school year
Winners of the GOLD Award in the national School Games Mark 2015/16 for curriculum and extra-curricular sport.
Finalists in the 'Living Sports Sport Awards' 2016
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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."