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Cluster Council Careers & Aspirations Winners 2018

Congratulations to our Cluster and School Council for winning the Careers and Aspirations 2018 competition, thank you to all of the parents for showing such amazing support.

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National Science Week 2018

We were very fortunate to have lots of exciting experts attend our School on Monday 12th March 2018.

This got us off to a really good National Science Week, with the children asking lots of questions and having great educational fun... especially with the fire engine hose!

A very special thank you to everyone that joined us:

Jo Bramhall - DNA Scientist, Julie Walker & colleague - Veterinary Nurse, Karrie - RSPCA volunteer, Laura & Jennie - Occupational Therapists, Laura O'Brien - Nurse, Matthew Lloyd - Leather department at Northampton University, Mr Berwick, Mr Sherratt - Rushden Fire Fighters, Mr Bogust - Paramedic, Mr Brewster - Environmental Agency, Mr Sidebottom - Gardener from Poddington, Mrs Caesar - Physiotherapist, Mrs Skinner and Wonder her guide dog for the blind, Mrs Twell - Local farmer and cheese maker, PCSO Dave Bryan and Rushden Fire Service.

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Home Grown and Raised

The eggs from Home Grown and Raised will be arriving on Monday 26th February 2018.

This will provide an amazing educational opportunity for the children to learn about life cycles, before returning to the farm to be raised in a caring environment.

We can also report, our chicks that hatched from the previous incubation experience are still happily clucking around Mrs. Harris' garden and are being very well looked after.

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South End Infant School visits Rushden Library

Over the past few weeks, all of the year groups from South End Infant School have had the opportunity to visit our local Library.

We all felt incredibly proud of the children who attended when Rushden Library kindly posted a public thank you to our "Lovely students" and stated that they were welcome back anytime.

Thank you Rushden Library and well done to our amazing students.

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Farewell Mrs Bellamy

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Today we say goodbye to Mrs Bellamy, she has been with South End Infant school for just over 10 years and is moving on to another school in the town to start in the New Year.  Goodbye Mrs Bellamy 

FOSEIS - Christmas Fair - December 2017

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Thank to everyone who donated, volunteered and who came along to support this years Christmas Fair.  We hope you enjoyed it.  We are pleased to announce that through your generosity we have raised a fantastic amount of £1278.15. Thank you. 

2017 Poppy Appeal - November 2017

The Rushden Branch of the Royal British Legion would like to thank the pupils, parents and staff for raising a fantastic sum of £268.67 for the Poppy Appeal. 

The opening of the Exploration Station - November 2017

Everyone in Reception was extremely excited when the Exploration Station opened in November. The Exploration Station is an outdoor learning space based in the Reception playground that was paid for by funds raised by FOSEIS.  Supporting us also in the groundworks were Kier Construction, The Prince’s Trust and Wickes.

The Reception children sang some beautiful songs they had written about nature and the outside, before the ribbon was cut and the Exploration Station was officially declared open! This is a great example of how important the funds that you help to raise benefited not only for current pupils but also for the children of the future, adding to their whole school experience. A big thank you from us to you. 

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Children in Need - YR Mufti and Cake Sale

In support of Children in Need our children in YR were invited to come to school dressed in anything spotty.

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Anti-Bullying Day 2017

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A leaflet was sent home with all children and a copy of this leaflet can be downloaded from Information for Parents/Virtual Office/This week's letters

November - Bag2School

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Thank you to everyone who kindly donated clothing to our Bag2School collection, these have now been collected. 

September - Macmillan/Cransley Hospice

September 2017 - Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Macmillan and Cransley Hospice Coffee morning we are pleased to announce that through your kind generosity and donations we raised a fantastic £357.28.

Applying for a School Place - 2018

Parents and/or Carers are asked to apply for their child's Reception or Junior School place for September 2018.  Applications can be made online at http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/Pages/default.aspx 

All applications are to be made by 5pm on 15th January 2018.  

Please note that if you would like your child to attend South End Junior School you will still need to do an application. 

July - Farewell to Miss Souter

Miss Souter has secured a position at a new school as the Leader of Foundation Stage and we wish her well in this new venture.

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July - Farewell to Mrs Rawlins

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Mrs Rawlins is leaving us to enjoy looking after her granddaughter. Mrs Rawlins has been at South End Infant School since 1999 and will have had a positive impact on a large number of the children of Rushden; she will be greatly missed by both staff and children.

Competition - Name a Snake

Mr Jeyes from House of Venom set year two a competition to draw and name a new snake when he visited us with creatures from the rainforest. Connor won the competition with 'Jeff' and Charlotte won the art part of the competition. 

Reptile day in Year 2

The children in Year 2 were very lucky to receive a visit from Mr Jeyes a local Reptile handler who came in to talk to the children all about different reptiles and their habitats.

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The Grand Opening of "The Hive" - March 2017

On Thursday 30th March, we saw the grand opening of our new nurture room, The Hive.  The room was opened by the Mayor of Rushden, Cllr. Tracey Smith and attended by lots of special guests.

To read more about The Hive and intervention group "Buddies" please click on the folder below. 

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Mr Jeyes from House of Venom set year two a competition to draw and name a new snake when he visited us with creatures from the rainforest. Connor won the competition with 'Jeff' and Charlotte won the art part of the competition. 

Lighting Project

We are pleased to announce that as a school we have been awarded with a Certificate of Completion for an energy lighting project that we have had installed throughout the school.

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Red Nose Day - Friday 24th March 2017

On Friday 24th March the children were invited to come to school dressed in red in support of Red Nose Day.  Thank you to our School Council members who were out and about at the end of the school day collecting any loose change for such a worthwhile cause.  We raised a fantastic £172.45.

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The Opening of the Nature Trail

All of the children were invited to enjoy a lunchtime picnic in the park to celebrate the opening of the new Nature Trail. We were thrilled to discover that Sophie now in Year 1 was an overrall joint winner.  

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Science in Work, Work in Science -Monday 13th March 2017

As part of National Science week we arranged for members of our local community to come into school and talk to the children about their job and how science is involved.   It was lovely to see the children so engaged in their learning of science. 

World Book Day - Thursday 2nd March 2017

Thank you for supporting our World Book Day - below is a picture of all of the children from our school and South End Junior School dressed as a "Where's Wally" character. 

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Thank you for all of your clothing donations received today. 

Our NEW Logo is unveiled

You may recall that we recently held a Logo Competition. We had already decided on the main wording of the new logo, and invited all the children to add their ideas to bring the logo to life.

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the children who took part in the competition; there were some very clever and novel ideas.

Congratulations to one of our Year 2 pupils whose design really stood out. We loved her attention to detail and the care she took in presenting her entry.

During this morning’s assembly the new logo was unveiled to the whole school.

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School Council - Stop, Look and Listen video

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Our School Council 2015/2016 Road Safety video coming shortly. 

School Council - Mufti Day - Doctors and Nurses

Our School Council Treasurer, Annabel, has been busy counting all of today's Mufti donations received in connection with Kettering General Hospital's Children's ward and we are pleased to announce that we have raised a fantastic amount of £180.  Thank you to everyone who donated. 

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Felt Making

The children designed four panels of a tepee to represent the seasons of the year with the fifth being our class names with lots of faces!  It will be shared across the year group and as the weather improves we will take it outside.

This was such a fantastic opportunity for the children, which was funded by FOSEIS.  

School Council - Supporting Rushden Armed Forces Weekend

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Chicks and Birds in School

We recently looked after 6 eggs which were ready to hatch.  The children were very excited to see 6 healthy chicks appear from 6 eggs. 

 

Russian Dancing

We all enjoyed the visit from the Cossack dancers. This was a fantastic activity with the children taking part in Cossack Dancing. We had authentic Russian dancers who demonstrated their dancing and instructed the children. The children also did further research on Russia.

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