Newsletter 17th October 2014

Black Country Museum – an account by Katie Wiltshire

“On Friday 10th October Year 6 had a brilliant trip to the Black Country Museum. They had a chance to learn about 4 different children growing up.  They had a great experience going down the dark mine. They visited shops and houses in the village. They got the chance of learning in a real Victorian school.  It’s good news Chesterton isn’t as strict. It was such a good trip learning about the Victorian shops, jobs and the life of the rich and poor.”

The guide for the mine trip commented on how well the children had listened and wished that other schools behaved as well as Chesterton pupils! Continue reading

Newsletter 19th September 2014

Harvest Festival

Our harvest festival assembly is on Friday, 26th September when we express our gratitude for the quality and quantity of food readily available to us in this country.  We also use the assembly as a time to recognise the role of agriculture in our local environment.  We would ask children to bring in an item of food (fresh or packaged) for our harvest display.  At the end of the day packaged food will be given to the Salvation Army for distribution and fresh produce will be sold, again proceeds will go to the Salvation Army. Continue reading

Newsletter 5th September 2014

Welcome back to a new year a Chesterton. I hope that you all had a good break and are looking forward to another great year at Chesterton. I would especially like to welcome any new children and families who are joining us for the first time. We hope your time at Chesterton will be successful.

At the beginning of any school year it is always good to look ahead, thinking about our hopes and aspirations. With this in mind I have included the vision for our school which was created just over a year ago. We look forward to working with you over the coming year as we strive to meet our targets. Continue reading

Newsletter 11th July 2014

Sports Days

We have been very fortunate with the weather this year and both sports days were a great success.  Well done to all the children who took part.

After School Athletics

Athletics Club has now finished for all children.  All children worked very hard and there were significant improvements in personal performances.  Children who attended regularly have achieved certificates and these will, hopefully, be awarded before the end of term. Continue reading

Newsletter 27th June 2014

Proposed Strike Action 10th July

It has been announced that the NUT, GMB and Unison propose to take strike action on Thursday 10th July 2014.

I want to make you aware of this because it is possible that the school will not be able to open fully on 10th July if staff are striking. At the moment, the picture is not clear and I will need to assess the situation as information comes through. I will inform you of my final decision as soon as I can do so. However, I thought it wise to alert you to the possibility that school will be partially closed on 10th July so that you have time to make contingency plans. I am very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. Continue reading