Friday 1st March
Dear parents and carers,
As you will be aware on the 12th and 13th February our school received a two day inspection by Ofsted.
I am extremely pleased to be able to inform you that OFSTED judged the overall effectiveness of Palmers Cross to be a GOOD school. There are many excellent comments within the report, showing that in all the areas of the school which were inspected have been judged to be Good.
Over recent years, the school has been on a journey of improvement leading up to this inspection and we will of course continue on this journey in the future. Ofsted recognised that ‘Leaders have brought about many improvements to the school. Since the school reopened as an academy, the curriculum, quality of teaching and pupils’ behaviour have served to lift academic standards and improve school life’.
Over the two days, the inspectors took the time to regularly visit classrooms where they saw that ‘across the school teaching is good…teachers offer lots of encouragement to spur pupils on’.
They were particularly impressed with the pupils and their behaviour, commenting that ‘pupils are attentive to their teachers and friendly to one another’.
Your children were fantastic during the inspection and on behalf of all the staff I would like to say how proud we are of them all. Thank you to all our families who have supported us over the years and continue to do so now. I would also like to thank all the staff for their hard work and commitment to the school; together our school community is what makes us a truly ‘good’ school! I feel sure that Mrs Dollery (with whom the journey began), our chair of governors, Mr Brown and Mr Grayson will also want to celebrate this result with us, and would like me to pass on their thanks to you all also.
Thank you once again for your continued support and we look forward to improving even further in the future. A wonderful result for all!
Miss S Collett
Head of School
Third place takes us through to the final!
A massive well done to all who took part!
Super proud of all our little performers!
Rehearsals complete! Everyone working hard! Ready to smash it tonight at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in The Great Big Dance Off!
We hope you are having an enjoyable half term and we look forward to seeing the children safely back in school on Monday 25th February.
Well done Class 2 for competing really well as excellent team players in the Aldersley multi skills event!
Class 5 have worked really hard creating their own Greek Myths.
In French we have been looking at animals. En Français, nous avons examine les animaux.
Check out this awesome maths work!
In Geography, we have been researching the impact humans have had on the Amazon Rainforest. Children have used a range of sources to locate some of the physical features in South America. We used laptops, books and videos to help locate each feature.
Class 5 have been looking at instructions in English. They have been using precise language, adverbs, imperative verbs, time conjunctions and a range of sentences lengths.
In Science this week we used Newton meters to measure the force of a range of items. We then used our results to produce a bar chart.
The most streamlined boat will create the least water resistance, and will move through the water the fastest.
Which one will win?
Class 5, have been looking into how to code their own dance routine. They picked their own song, character, dance moves and backgrounds. Dab, high clap, dab!
Class 7 went to RAF Cosford as part of our History Topic Transport.
The children had a tiring day but really enjoyed themselves. They got to sit in an old aeroplane and watch some videos of them in action.
In the Fun and Flight area we got to try out different activities. We were really excited and didn't want to leave.
Class four had an exciting history lesson, finding out about the role of an archaeologist. We looked at a variety of artefacts and discussed what they might tell us about the past.
Palmers played Christ Church at home on the 24th of January, after a hard fought match , where both teams put all they had into the game , Christ church were victorious, winning 5-10. Both teams played in a good spirit until the end.
A huge well done to Palmers Cross for winning their first match against Elston Hall 4-2. It was a super close game! Congratulations to Jahnieh for being named player of the match!