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Come along and enjoy yourself at Selsted CEP School Summer Fair.
Saturday29th June 2013
12 - 3pm
- Face Painting
- Bouncy Castle
We are delighted to report that Selsted has been recognised as a "GOOD" school by the recent inspection.
Summary findings indicated that:
- Pupils exceed Government floor standards in attainment and progress.
- Children make good progress in Reception – developing their ideas and language skills through imaginative activities
- The quality of teaching is good and, in some cases, outstanding
- The school’s engagement with parents and carers is good
- The response to ‘Parent voice’ represented 91% of the families who have links with the school
- Behaviour is good with pupils feeling safe. The relationship between pupils and staff is excellent
- The Governing Body is fully involved in important aspects of the work of the school.
The `Bug Man Roadshow` raised squeals of excitement at Selsted CE School on Wednesday.
`Bug Man`, Mr. Rouse, brought along his collection of insects from around the world enabling children from all year groups to learn about their feeding, lifestyle & habitats. During the talk children touched & handled a variety of insects from Moths, Hissing Cockroaches & Millipedes, to Stick Insects that looked more like twigs than insects.
While holding a millipede, Amy 8, from Denton Class commented, `Their feet feel just like a hair brush`, to which Olli 7, replied `I wouldn’t want that in my hair`, the rest of the class agreed.
Spring Watch’ has come to Selsted CE School just in time for pupils to view a returning blackbird pair.
Being in a rural location, the pupils are in the unique position of observing nature close up, & over the past two years have been able to catch the odd glimpse of the blackbird pair as they successfully lay their eggs, hatched & raised their young in the school garden.
Last spring/summer, three clutches of 4, 5 & 4 youngsters were successfully fledged, however the children were unable to get close enough to see everything for fear of disturbing the adults, this year that has changed.
Head Teacher, Kevin Bailey said ’Last year the Year 6 leavers raised money, as a parting gift, to purchase a bird camera; so this year, everyone in the school can observe all that happens, as it happens. Already two chicks have been observed being fed by their parents & it has been noted their appetite is growing rapidly.’
The bird camera is on during the day for pupils to pop & catch up with their favourite parents, although they are hoping the blackbirds won’t be the only new family. The children have noted a wren returning to last years nest, & are hoping the sparrows & chaffinches return too.