Today was our end of year performance, Alice the Musical. The children have worked extremely hard for the last few weeks to learn their lines and practise the songs, and to help Mrs Bullock and Mrs Dorrington make the props. I'm sure you will agree that the children did us proud! Both performances yesterday were fantastic, with all actors, dancers and singers doing an excellent job. We had some fantastic costumes so thank you to all parents/grandparents and family members who helped to make it look so good. Thank you also to Mrs Bullock and Mrs Dorrington for making the props and decorating the stage, and a huge well done to all of the chidren for their hard work. We hope you enjoy the photos!
Wednesday, 8th July 2015
Today, we watched the Ukulele Concert performed by all Year 4 children. They sounded great! They have clearly worked hard on practising chords with both past and present tunes. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and Year 4 children most certainly brightened our day. I have added a short video. If you would like to watch the whole performance, please go to Kestrels class page.
Friday, 26th June 2015
Today was our World Cup Event, where our school teams play against each other in football and Netball. Each coloured team collected points with every match and the winning teams received trophies and much cheer from their fellow team members. The winning team for football was the Blue Team and the winning team for netball was Green Team. Well done to all players for giving their best performance, and a well done to the non-players for being excellent supporters. A lovely morning as everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendly competitiveness.
Friday, 19th June (Languages Day)
Today, we have learning German vocabulary. Miss Easter, from Derby University, introduced us to the work of a French Artist James Barraband, he enjoyed drawing pictures representing nature. We learned the German names of key garden minibeasts and then went outside on a bug hunt. On discovering a bug, we had a go at observational drawings in the style of J.Barraband.
Monday, 8th June 2015
Today, was Sports Day and the weather was good. Children participated in a range of sports, all trying their very best. The winning team this year is Blue Team- well done to all of them! The morning was: fun, exciting, challenging and rewarding.
Thursday, 4th June 2015
Today, Year 5 children have been learning to ride a bike safely. The weather was fantastic so the perfect setting for getting on a bike. All children have gained their Level 1. Children enjoyed the day, and are very much looking forward to tomorrow to further develop their saefety awareness.
Monday, 20th April 2015
Today, we have looking at instructions. We learned about the importance of features included in instructions. As the sun was shining, we went outside to make mud pies using natural materials such as: twigs, leaves, grass etc. On thinking Sheets, we created a set of instructions 'How to make a mud pie'. Children enjoyed the activity and worked well. The best part was getting wet and muddy!
Friday, 17th April 2015
Today, we have been learning to spell words with prefixes /ably/ and /ibly/. We reminded ourselves of /able/ and /ible/ rule (if root word is an actual word add /able/ and if not, add /ible), we then used the same rule to learn this week's spellings. We all went outside to learn spellings. Children walked/skipped/hopped around and when teacher shouted spell, children tested each other. We thoroughly enjoyed the activity!
Tuesday, 17th March 2015
Today, we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes. We weny outside on to the playground and made shapes using outdoor materials. We described the shapes using useful polygon words such as: vertices, parallel lines, regular shape, irregular shapes and names of triangles.
Friday, 13th March 2015
Today, we all came to school wearing red to support Red Nose Day. Thanks to all our children bringing in a donation, we can help projects that really do change people’s lives. The Ladies in the kitchen made some fantastic biscuits, cakes and jellies all having a red nose. We also said goodbye to Miss Walker (Student Teacher), who has been with us for the last 7 weeks. We wish her well and good luck!
World Book Day 4th March 2015
Today, children came into school dressed as their favourite book characters. We have shared our favourite books and learned that we all love books. Did you know: reading for just 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference to children's learning! When reading, children deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them, through empathising with characters and events in good stories.
Thursday, 25th February 2015
Today, we visited Thinktank in Birmingham. We had a great day. Lots to look at and learn about. We had alot of fun in the Science Garden which is an outdoor discovery space packed with surprises and interactive activities. We particularly enjoyed programmimg the robots. We soon learnt that robots are not clever, they only do exactly what we programme them to do!
Friday, 30th January 2015
Victorian School Day
Today, has been a very interesting day. Children and adults took on the role as Victorian children and school teachers. As described by Ellen, ' I thought the Victorian Day was full of fun and I liked being in the role of a Victorian school girl. It was good seeing what it was like in that time and I particularly thought it was hard not to talk or laugh with anyone. I think it was really hard to be children in that time.'
Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Don't forget to have a look on the 'School Sports' page to see some photographs from this evening's Tryathlon at John Port School!
Thursday, 22nd January 2015
Today, we have been looking at artefacts from the Victorian period. Lots to look at and explore. We will be looking at them again and finding out exactly what they were used for and how they have changed over time.
Friday 19th December 2014
Today, was the Year 4 Christmas party and they have had a lovely afternoon. Lots of music, games, dancing and party food. Thank you, for supporting this worthy cause!
Wednesday 17th December 2014
Today, was the Year 5 Christmas party and they have had a fantastic afternoon. Lots of music, dancing and plenty of party food. Thank you, for supporting this worthy cause!
Anti- Bullying Week November 17-21st 2014
This week, we have been learning all about Anti-Bullying. We produced posters for children giving them lots of advice and tips. We worked in groups and this helped as we were able to share our ideas and understanding.
Children In Need Day
Friday, 14th November 2014
Today we raised money for Children In Need. We came to school in whatever we wished, still worked hard and had lots of fun! Our class raised over £30.
Thursday 6th November 2014
Today we have been learning about the trenches in World War 1. We have been busy writing a diary entry from the point of view of a soldier. Children have enjoyed their writing activity and have included lots of detail.
World War 1 (local area) Workshop
29th September 2014
Today, Sparrowhawks had the opportunity to imagine what life in the village (Homefront) would have been like during the war. They explored original newspaper articles, ration cards, tea cards and posters. The children were particulary interested when surnames that are familiar to them appeared.
17th September 2014
Today, Year 5 children had the oppurtunity to dissect a pig's heart. Thanks to Dr Hendriksen, children learned about the important parts of the heart and its functions. Children thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on experience and it will be one they won't be forgetting any time soon!
Wednesday 25th February 2015
Today, we have been to Think Tank in Birmingham. Lots to do and see! We particularly enjoyed programming robots and soon learned that instructions needed to be very accurate as robots are not clever, they only do exactly what we programme them to follow. A great day!
Meet the Sparrowhawks!
Privacy and cookies policy
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Our services include and will hereby be referred to as ‘Our Services’ (our websites used to promote eSchools services and tutorial resources, specifically http://www.eschools.co.uk/ and https://academy.eschools.co.uk/), ‘School Websites’ ( designed by eSchools and populated by individual schools themselves) and ‘Platforms’ (individual online services that provide teachers, learners, parents and governors with information, tools and resources) as well as our smartphone app. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information across these services.
2. Collecting personal information on Our Services
2.1 We may process or temporarily store the following kinds of personal information:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Our Services (including but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content) via online forms
any other personal information that you choose to send to us via online forms
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.5 Schools are also able to add analytics tools and can therefore gather information on visits to and use of their website (including but not limited to, IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths). Individual visitors can manage their preferences through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
2.6 Session IP addresses are retained to monitor and safeguard against improper usage of our services.
2.7 Content on the platform (added by staff, governors and students) and website content is added directly by School Users. This information is only used for to display on the platform in the way the user intends and is not used for any other purposes by eSchools. At a time when a school ceases to use our services the content is removed within a 14 day period as detailed in our agreement with the school.
2.8 Some of our services require the school to provide access to information they require for use with those services. For example a school using our communication tool, Letters Home, which enables schools to contact parents by email regarding important school information. In this situation a school will provide eSchools with access to the email address(es) they wish to send their communication to. Schools have granular access to ensure only the required data is shared and accessed by eSchools. The data is frequently updated to ensure that eSchools only retains up-to-date data.
3. Using your personal information
3.1. We may use your personal information to:
administer our services
enable your use of our services
troubleshoot and problem solve
send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. You can manage your preferences at anytime through your eSchools dashboard.
keep our services secure, safeguard against improper use of our services and prevent fraud.
3.1.1. For the purposes of providing you access to your eSchools platform and app (ie. forgotten password/login)
3.1.2. By registering for updates, School Staff/Governors are able to subscribe to our regular communications.
3.1.3. We will use any contact details supplied in an online form for the purposes explicitly detailed in said form. For example troubleshooting and problem solving or the provision of live online training as explicitly requested by you, the user.
3.2. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.3. eSchools understands our obligation to be mindful about the data we process and only process data that is required to fulfil our obligations in providing our services; to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user.
3.4. We will not pass your information to third parties; except for the purpose of fulfilling our services to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user or where we are required to do so by law.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to, any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
to the school in the case of improper use on the platform by individuals.
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1. Data directly collected by eSchools may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Any third party we use is within the EEA or they hold a sufficient accreditation (i.e. Privacy Shield) as in line with requirements under the GDPR. No other third party are permitted to access the school’s data.
5.2. Personal information that an individual adds to our websites may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3. Data collected through analytic cookies will be retained for 26 months. Individual visitors can adapt the data collected through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
6.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). Data will no longer be kept after the termination of the contract with the school.
7. Security of your personal information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. The web service we employ has a broad range of accreditations and certifications and the data centres used ensure the data stays within the EEA.
7.3. eSchools use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which creates a secure connection uses two keys to encrypt data in transit. Despite this, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may change your cookie preferences at any time as referenced in 2.4.
9.4. School Staff/Governors who subscribe to our Newsletter may manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
11. Updating information
We will only provide communication about the eSchools platform to school staff/governors who can manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with, their school website.
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How can I control cookies?
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