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Visit the 'Keeping Safe' page under the Parents Menu above for more information.
Welcome! Ofsted visitors will find useful information on the School Improvement page under the 'Our School' menu.
Check out the new gallery page... 2014... for recent photos...
'' ' 'DThank you to our whole community for their support during OfSTED inspection which took place on 27th and 28th February. The report will be received from OfSTED, published on the website and sent out to all families within 3 weeks.
Friends of Houghton Primary School: Mother's Day Gift Shop every lunchtime 10th - 14th March in the atrium. Gifts £3 each (includes wrapping).
7.3.14 Currently 1st place in the East of England in the Big Pedal... thank you for your support... please keep on pedalling and scooting for another 5 days!
Get on your bikes... and scooters!
THE BIG PEDAL STARTED MONDAY 3rd MARCH
Calling all children, parents, staff and pre-school siblings... come to school on your bike or scooter for 10 days (3rd March - 14th March) and help us to take part in the National Big Pedal competition. If you live further out and have to come to school by car... put your scooter or bike in the boot and park and ride when you get into the village.
Friday 7th March Big Pedal Result:
159 children came to school by bike or scooter today (80% of our school population)
This is an increase of 9% from yesterday.
Today's 'winner' of Bradley Bear: Kingfisher's Class... an amazing 91% of the class arrived on wheels this morning!
74 'supporters' used bikes or scooters today (parents, siblings, staff)
233 journeys in total
(16 more than yesterday... thank you!)
Current Position Nationally: 9th (out of 965 schools nationwide)
Current Position in East of England: 1st
(After 4 days)
See the 'Bike It' page for the full daily results (under the children's menu)
28.01.14 Parent Governor Election Result
Amanda Read was duly elected for the vacant post of Parent Governor.
Date for your diary: Sport Relief Day at Houghton Primary School on Friday 21st March. See School Council Page (under Children's Menu above) for more details.
See 'Latest news' under 'news' tab above for more detail
We are a reading school...
50 million words read and quizzed on Accelerated Reader (Sept 2012 - July 2013)
2013-14 Update: 07.03.2014
Books read and quizzed on since the beginning of the school year: 3,850
Number of words read and quizzed on since beginning of the school year: 34,121,497
Words read and quizzed on in the last week: 1,996,221
Target for Easter 2014: 40 million words
4 weeks... 6 million words... we CAN achieve it!
Well done everyone... the number of words read each week has increased from 1.3 million to consistently over 1.5 million words in the last 5 weeks.
We are really focusing on the 'Engaged Reading Time' for each child who is reading on AR. The minimum target for all children is 15 minutes engaged reading time per day. All children read in school every day... but this MUST be supplemented by reading at home for children to really benefit and make progress. Reading is a very important part of weekly homework. Our results show that the children who read regularly and have a good 'engaged reading time' are the children who are doing really well across the curriculum. Are you doing all you can to encourage and support your child to get into the habit of reading at home? Children on AR don't need to read aloud to you... but it will really help them if you take an interest in what they are reading and talk to them about the books they read. If you would like some help PLEASE talk to your child's teacher who will be able to support you in helping your child.
Houghton Primary School is a small school set in beautiful grounds at the heart of a village close to the River Great Ouse. It has recently undergone a major re-development providing seven new classrooms, new cloakrooms and a superb atrium. An 'extended schools' facility providing new accommodation for the Phoenix Club (childcare) and the village pre-school.
Our aspiration is that our school community will reflect all that is best in society. To achieve this we promote positive behaviour and reward care and considerate acts.
We work in partnership with many people who share a common vision of the development of every child within a caring and supportive environment. Our school, together with all our educational partners, will strive to make the time you spend with us as enjoyable and fruitful as possible.
Please take a good look around our website - through the pages on this site we aim to give you a 'flavour' of our school. We hope that prospective families will come and visit to find out more. We hope that our current families will make this website their homepage and use it to keep up-to-date with all the latest news.
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