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Hour of Code
This year Kempston Rural are proud to take part in the Hour of Code to mark Computer Science Education Week 9th - 15th December. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", and show that anybody can learn the basics. It is now a global movement enabling children worldwide to explore a broad range of programming activities. Please see the slide show below for a selection of this year's activities.
2Simple Centre of Excellence
Kempston Rural is proud to announce it has been selected to participate in 2Simple’s Centre of Excellence programme. This is a great opportunity to share best practice and showcase our commitment to excellence in Computing. As a 2Simple Centre of Excellence School Kempston Rural has demonstrated excellent Purple Mash and/or Mini Mash usage to embed Computing throughout the curriculum, across all year groups with online safety prevalent for all.
Pre-School Consultation Survey
We are currently calling for all parents and carers to take a few minutes of their time to complete the Pre-School survey below. Your feedback is important to us.
This survey is open to all parents and not just those who have children in Pre-School. Please follow the link below to complete the survey.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
We raised a fantastic £725.52 at our Coffee Morning on Friday. Thank you for your support for this fantastic cause.
Open Day's for New Reception Children Parents (Starting September 2020)
We will be holding two sessions for new parents to come and visit the School before applying for school places. These will take place on:
Thursday 31st October at 9:30am and Thursday 7th November at 2:00pm. If you would like to attend please contact the School Office who will take your details.
Please note these sessions will last approximately one hour and they will start promptly at the stated start time.
Children joining the Reception classes and our Pre-School will begin school on Monday 9th September 2019.
For all children, with the exception of our new Reception children, the gates open at 8:25am and close at 8:35am. Registration takes place at 8:40am.
Collection at the end of the school day is 3:10pm for KS1 and 3:15pm for KS2 Monday to Thursday.
Collection on a Friday is at 1:30pm or 3:10pm for working parents if booked into after school provision.
We are delighted with our new library. The children cannot wait to use it once all the books have been relocated into our new space..
Sports Day was a huge success. Thank you for your continued support.
The children certainly 'broke the rules' on the 20th June, wearing hair dye, non-uniform, nail varnish and glitter! They managed to raise a staggering £781 by donating 50p for every rule they decided to break. It was lovely to see the children having fun by being unruly and we thank you to all those that donated to our school PTA fund. We are one step closer to achieving our goal and purchasing shade sails for the playground. Thank you!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2019
On Monday 18th March, we celebrated World Book Day. The theme this year was ‘Sharing Stories’. We started the day by entering our classrooms as though we were stepping into our chosen stories. Each class discovered who their author was and found out about what had inspired them to write. We then wrote some of our own stories linked to those we had read in class. We ran two competitions across the school; in KS1 the children had to dress up as their favourite book character and in KS2 the children can to take a photograph of themselves being caught reading in an unusual place. Here are some of children’s costumes.
Thank you to all parents and guardians for your support in preparing costumes and providing photographs. A great day was had by all.
The whole school joined in with Safer Internet Day. Each year group took a different element of online safety and completed activities around this. As a school we take part in this each year to highlight the importance of how to keep safe online, parent information can be found in our 'useful links' section of the website.
Please click the link below to find out what each year group did on this day.
Children across the school helped Jo Roberts from the Marston Vale Forest Centre to plant trees around our school grounds. this will give us more privacy around our boundaries but will also make our school site more natural. The children learnt all about the development of trees and how to care for them before helping to plant them.
Children in Key Stage 2 are now experiencing what Forest School is all about. Year 3 children made dens using their own ideas and a lot of team work and designed their own cave paintings linked to their topic of the Stone Age. They absolutely loved being outside and working in a different style.
The children at Kempston Rural Primary School are thoroughly enjoying their morning 'Daily Mile.' Children begin each morning with 15 minutes of exercise with their class teacher running (or walking when necessary). We have noticed a huge increase in concentration levels amongst our children. This has added an extra 1hour and 15 minutes physical activity each week for every child, which has already shown fantastic results in increased stamina.
The whole school enjoyed a fabulous music performance from Bedford musicians. They learnt about a range of instruments and what the musician needs to do in order for them to work. The children enjoyed listening to a range of songs including current pop hits, film theme tunes and also had the opportunity to clap sing along .
SPAG Morning for KS1 and KS2 Parents
The Grammar and Punctuation mornings were a great success. Thank you to all those parents who supported this event. For parents that did not attend, but would like to receive a parent training pack, please contact Mrs Redmond via the school email address firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure that it goes home with your child.
It is recognised that children benefit considerably both emotionally and academically from receiving an outdoor curriculum. Research shows that children and young people are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in their self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem – solving skills and emotional well-being. For this reason the school has developed its own Forest School area, where children across the school regularly take part in 'outdoor' learning.
We care about E-Safety at Kempston Rural Primary School. The children worked hard to create this display which shows the importance of keeping safe on the internet.
The children worked together to make an ICT vision.
'We believe that ICT at Kempston Rural Primary School is fun. It helps us to search for new information and extend our learning. It is typing, using the internet safely, working with computers and IPads. We want to learn new skills all the time because we use ICT everywhere. It is a lifelong important skill'.
In line with 'The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012', we no longer issue a paper copy of our school prospectus. Instead our Website is our online prospectus. The benefit of this is that information can be updated instantly and parents are therefore better informed. Our website includes all relevant information, however, if there is any further information that you require, or you require a paper copy of any information on our school website, please do not hesitate to contact our school office on 01234 854286 or email email@example.com