Snippets of News
Year 6 at the Vale Sports..
9 June 2017
Also called the 'Transition Games', this event was a chance for the Year 6 children to mix with other Year 6 children from other local schools during a day of team-building activities and sports.
They all made new friends, some of whom will be heading to the same secondary schools.
The weather was very kind to them and they all had a great day.
Fun on the water.
7 June 2017
Our Year 6's went to the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont for an activity day.
They had a wonderful sunny time kayaking, raft-building and scrambling round an adventure course.
Our talented netball players.
18 May 2017
A squad of eight Year 6 children took part in this competition and played fantastically well! They won three out of four matches and were only beaten by the overall winners.
A huge thank you to our super-coach Becky Greaves for getting the team in such good shape!
15 May 2017
The children were very excited to be interviewed for a special BBC election piece.
A few children were fortunate enough to have five seconds of fame and appear on the East Midlands news!
The basketball team.
7 April 2017
On Friday 7th April some Year 5 and 6 children went to represent Scalford School at a basketball tournament, and we did very well.
I would like to thank the family members for bringing along the children and for supporting us during the competition. Also a huge thank you for Miss Moore for arranging wonderful sports days for us to do.
After we played we got to meet some of the players and watch Leicester Riders beat Sheffield Sharks. We all had an incredible day.
Enjoying the nature reserve.
31 March 2017
Base 3 walked across the fields to a nature reserve in Holwell.
It was a beautiful day and they all had a fantastic time. They did some map work, identified wild flowers and learnt about classifying minibeasts.
They saw quite a bit of wildlife and some children were lucky enough to see a muntjac deer and others saw a green woodpecker.
Our Tag Rugby players.
27 March 2017
On Monday, a team of eight Year 5 and 6 children participated in a Tag Rugby tournament for Vale Schools.
Every member of the team played with commitment and determination and we were so proud of their efforts. More importantly, we had a great time and enjoyed all our matches.
Base 3 at the Leicester Curve.
13 January 2017
Base 3 enjoyed a visit to the Leicester Curve Theatre to see The Twits.
There, they took part in a behind the scenes workshop where they met some of the actors and took park in drama activities.
Characters in the pantomime.
11 January 2017
On the 11th January Bases 1 and 2 enjoyed a visit to Nottingham Playhouse to see the pantomime Aladdin.
All of the children had a fantastic time.
Have a look at what Base 2 pupils thought was the funniest and scariest parts:
Our special service.
16 December 2016
We held a very special service for the second year running.
The residents of Scalford Court joined us for a festive celebration bringing with them their amazing singing voices, accompanied by Sue (Scalford Courts answer to Mr Malone!).
The children all sang beautifully and some ‘spotlights’ shone on children learning musical instruments in school.
Exploring at the Warning Zone.
10 October 2016
On Monday 10 October, Year 6 visited Warning Zone in Leicester.
We learnt about all sorts of hazards and dangers such as fire risk, water safety, roads and railways, electricity, building sites and alcohol.
We also explored the new E-safety zone which was full of funfair games that helped us to learn about staying safe online.
Learning all about the making of Stilton cheese.
6 October 2016
Mr Skailes (Jack and Hugo's dad) came in to talk to Base 3 about making Stilton.
We learnt about the important ingredients and how they are put together to make this very famous cheese. He showed us pictures of the Cropwell Bishop Creamery and we got to taste three of the cheeses that he produces.
Very many thanks to Mr Skailes for an excellent start to our Thursday!
Our football team.
5 October 2016
The team did an amazing job on Tuesday and won two out of their four matches.
There were some fantastic goals scored and some excellent passing and defending.
The children all showed great sportsmanship, team spirit and enthusiasm.
Saying a fond farewell to Rev Bev.
30 September 2016
A special service was held in St Egelwin's Church, Scalford for a very special lady.
'Our Rev Bev' has decided to take well her earned retirement and will be leaving the parish in October. She has been a large part of Scalford C of E Primary School and has worked along side Headteachers and Governors for the past 12 years.
We achieved Outstanding SIAMs status in 2015 and this would not have been possible without her guidance and support.
The staff and Governors presented her with an oak bread board with an inscription from the Lord's Prayer together with home made bread from a family whose children attend our school.
We wish both Beverley and her husband David a long, healthy and happy retirement.
Fun with friends at Little Dalby.
15 March 2016
Base 3 visited The Ernest Cook Trust Estate at Little Dalby thanks to the support of 'Friends of Scalford School' who kindly pay for the visits.
The children had a wonderful time during their day of outdoor learning and managed to make the most of the resources available.
Their studies included Geography and map skills.
Our colourful Vale Choral performance.
2 March 2016
The children in Years 3 and 4 took part in the Vale Choral Festival which was held at Belvoir High School.
They had been practising their songs in the weeks leading up to the event with a specialist music teacher, and then joined other primary schools from the Vale of Belvoir to perform at the Festival.
The children looked splendid in their T-shirts of many colours and sang beautifully during the evening (not a dry eye in the house).
Enjoying the dance!
23 February 2016
On Tuesday 23rd February all of the children took part in Indian Dance workshops when they were visited by Pushpanjali Dance Company.
Traditional stories were told through the art of Indian Dance as well as Indian aerobics!
Cross country runners in action.
9 February 2016
15 children took part in a local Primary schools Cross Country race held at Hose playing fields on 9th February.
Despite the very wet and windy conditions, the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
One of our shining stars came first in her age group. Well done to all the children who joined in and apologies to parents for the muddy trainers!
Scrambled egg, anyone?
25 to 29 January 2016
The whole school took part in 'Big Breakfast Week' which is now an firm favourite in our annual calendar.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the variety of food which they were offered which included scrambled egg on brown toast, super smooth smoothies (hand made by the super smooth Mr Leonard), eggy bread, Singapore noodles and fruit kebabs!
Meeting some of the cast of 'Oliver'.
13 and 14 January 2016
A great time was had by all the children when they visited the Theatre last week.
Base 3 attended the production ‘Oliver’ at the Curve in Leicester, and were fortunate to meet some of the cast at the end of the show.
Bases 1 and 2 were entertained at the Playhouse in Nottingham with the traditional Pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’.
Both productions were brilliant - and the children were a delight to take out with their good behaviour being noted by members of the public. Thank you to FOSS for their donation towards the visits.
At the Christmas party.
17 December 2015
Accompanied by music provided by Mr Riley the children enjoyed traditional party food and games.
We are grateful to FOSS who funded the food for us.
Who is this 'snowman'?
On the 'Christmas Run'.
16 December 2015
The children enjoyed their final run of 2015 festively attired and ably accompanied by Mrs Cox and Mrs Musson.
9 and 10 December 2015
Wow! The children really excelled at the Nativity this year. Performed at St Egelwin's Church, the Christmas Story was depicted the ‘Scalford School’ way!
The children's costumes looked amazing!
Singing at the switch-on event.
4 December 2015
Years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed a visit to Melton to sing to the crowds that had gathered prior the the main 'switch on' of the Christmas lights.
They then enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate supplied by Gracies!
Base 2 hanging the baubles on the tree.
4 December 2015
A big thank you to the local community for your generosity. The children of Base 2 really enjoyed hanging the baubles on the Christmas tree.
Look who joined us for lunch!
17 November 2015
Activities had been carefully African-themed and included making clay faces on trees inspired by African masks.
We were also lucky to spot some lovely wildlife, with some children seeing a hare, a fox and a wood mouse.
Doves - representing Peace.
16 November 2015
The children enjoyed a variety of activities on ‘Peace’ at Messy Fiesta on Monday. Strongly supporting links to RE, art and design, music and PHSE.
Cross Country runners on the go!
11 November 2015
On 11th November our Cross Country Running Club enjoyed another run through the local countryside with Mr and Mrs Leonard.
The club has been very well attended, and the children really enjoy their lunchtime runs!
The service at Church.
11 November 2015
The staff and children went to Church on Remembrance Day. The children read some beautiful poems and words and remembered those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
At precisely 11am everyone gathered around the memorial for two minutes silence.
Lots of fun on 'Red Nose Day'
13 March 2015
Thank you to everyone who contributed towards Red Nose Day. The children had a great day with some super funny faces!
A very big thank you to Mrs Laffan who very kindly knitted a gorgeous Red Nose bear which was won by Freya (who has promised to love and cherish him).
We have raised a magnificent £290.94 which will be doubled by the government this year under the ‘operation double your money scheme’.
Learning about waste and recycling.
26 January 2015
After some warm-ups with Alan, children in Years 4, 5 and 6 were given some objects in a plastic bag and we had to sort out which ones would break down or disintegrate fastest when left in the ground.
We found out that some objects disappear faster than others and some never disappear. So instead of putting these things into landfill sites, we worked out ways we could reuse or recycle them.
We sang a song all about reducing, recycling and reusing and we looked at compost and how worms help to recycle things in the soil. We even held some worms! We finished with some games.
We had a lot of fun and it was nice learning about how we can help to save the planet.
by Jasmine and Freya
Base 3 at The Skills Show.
13 November 2014
On Thursday 13 November, Base 3 went to The Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC.
It was very big and very busy but we saw so many different things and got to have a go at doing lots of jobs we had never tried before.
Some of our favourites included using robots, wiring electrical circuits, plastering, decorating, pipe-bending, welding, floristry, fashion design, roofing, stone masonry, reading the news and changing the wheel on an F1 racing car.
The poem at the Tower of London.
11 November 2014
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the children will visit St Egelwin’s Church to remember those who fell during past world conflicts. This year commemorates 100 years since the outbreak on World War One.
Verity (Base 3) has written a beautiful poem which we thought would be nice to share. Mrs Howden took a copy of the poem on her visit to the Tower of London to see the display of poppies ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’. She read it to friends whilst there and not a dry eye was spared.
Year 6 at Warning Zone.
5 November 2014
On Wednesday 5 November Year 6 went to Warning Zone in Leicester.
We learnt a lot about risks and consequences and about how to stay safe in lots of situations.
Activities included investigating how to deal with fires, how to behave around trains and railways, roads, water, building sites and the dangers of electricity.
Trusting activities on Messy Fiesta day.
13 October 2014
On Monday 13th October we had our Messy Fiesta Day which was based on the theme of Trust. The children had a wonderful day of activities which included an obstacle course blindfolded and trusting items with friends.
"I love Messy Fiesta because it is fun working in houses. It doesn’t feel like learning, but the adults help us," said Poppy.
Lewis from Year 6 summed up the day by saying: "It is very important to learn about trust. If you lead in PE you have to trust and believe in each other and have a team spirit".
All dressed in red, white and blue.
10 October 2014
A very big thank you to everyone for supporting Red White and Blue Day which is a charity who supports service families.
The children looked splendid in their Red, White and Blue clothes and the day raised £95.
Thank you to all our super cake bakers for their donations of cakes for our sale at the end of the day.
Katie's artwork on display.
Congratulations to Katie Eggleston who came second in the Melton Lions World Peace Poster Competition.
Miss Moore attended an award ceremony held in the Civic Suite at the Melton Borough Council offices and collected an prize to school of £75.
Ruby Ashmore also received a special award from the Lions for her efforts during the recent Swimarathon event. Well done Ruby.
Judge Clemons in the court.
11 June 2014
Base 3 joined a class from Stathern Primary School on a joint visit to Oakham Castle to study Crime and Punishment.
There they met a very hard line judge by the name of Judge Penny Clemons - aka retired teacher at Scalford School!
She tried all the members of Base 3 and condemned them to death by shouting ‘Off with their heads!’ - and they had only come to give evidence!
Sampling the delicious pizzas.
20 May 2014
The children in Year 6 had a very enjoyable morning when they were invited on a ‘behind the scenes tour’ of Pizza Express.
Having had a lesson in reading bus timetables, they travelled to Melton on the bus, much to the entertainment of the other passengers.
During their visit, the children learnt about the ingredients that goes into and onto Pizzas, and were given a demonstration of Pizza base throwing, before getting their hands on the dough and having a go themselves - some more successful than others! Mrs Waring and Mrs Tomkinson were able to sample the results!
Well done to Year 6 who were a credit to take out and behaved impeccably.
Proudly displaying our Easter bonnets.
11 April 2014
On the last day of the Spring term, Base 1 had an Easter Parade through school wearing their beautifully decorated Easter Bonnets. They all looked splendid and real time and effort had obviously gone into making such fantastic headwear.
Congratulations to Aidan and Orla who won the best bonnet competition, to Maddie and Lily Cox for the best decorated eggs (Base 2 Competition) and to Louise, Eleanor and Charlotte Harris for the best decorated cards (Base 3 competition).
7 February 2014
On Friday 7th February, to celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the horse, we held a series of workshops throughout the day for the children.
The children were invited to dress up in Chinese festival clothes, listen to different musical sounds from China, learn to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Cantonese and visit Mrs Chang’s China Shop and be served by Wendy from Hong Kong!
We were even visited by a friendly, dancing Lion.
Sampling different breakfast foods.
27 January 2014
The children took part in Farmhouse Breakfast week during which the children’s taste buds were transported around the world, from Australia to America calling in on Africa, Asia and Europe.
Everyone had the opportunity to sample breakfast foods that they would almost certainly not usually eat on a daily basis including falafel from Africa, Thai curry from Asia and Vegemite from Australia (you either love it or you hate it!). Each Base explored the countries from which the food is eaten and even danced to original music from Africa!
Santa fun runners.
Some of the children and parents took part in the Melton Santa Fun Run and had a very enjoyable morning running in the winter sunshine.
Well done to all who took part – you all looked great in your Santa outfits.
Mrs Howden receives the award prize.
22 November 2013
Mrs Howden was presented with a cheque for £100 from the Grantham Canal Society after winning a competition for school.
She attended a ‘Canal Discovery Day’ as part of the award celebration and looked into the possibility of school taking a group of children on a ‘canal day’.
Hopefully we will be able to set this up for next summer and put the winnings towards the costs.
Our Remembrance tribute.
11 November 2013
The children took part in a moving Remembrance Service on Monday 11th November and observed a two minute silence at 11 am.
Thank you to everyone who supported the British Legion Poppy Appeal by buying a poppy to remember those who have given their lives for us and sadly, still continue to do so.
Our cross country competitors.
5 October 2013
We are very proud that three of our girls took part in the first event of the Leicestershire Primary School Cross Country series, which was held on Saturday 5th October.
The race was muddy but the girls ran very well and they enjoyed the event so much that they all intend to compete in the next two events!
Toasting marshmallows at Little Dalby.
Each Base has visited The Ernest Cook Trust site at Little Dalby as part of their outdoor learning. Whilst there, various activities have taken place including pond dipping, den building, wood crafts and tales around the camp fire!
We are grateful to ‘Friends of Scalford School’ for financially supporting the costs of transport to enable these wonderful trips to take place.
Fundraising Tea Party.
27 September 2013
Our School Council voted to hold a tea party to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Parents and children baked cakes and the children invited parents and friends of Scalford School to join them in a tea party.
The children organised a non-uniform day to boost funds. A total of £190 was raised.
11 July 2013
Our school is to be recognised in a joint Coalition Government and Ofsted report, which highlights top performing schools nationally.
Scalford is identified as one of these schools and our Headteacher, Mrs Hill, was invited to write an editorial explaining how we have brought the school to this position.
Read more about this on the Government Initiatives IQ website (external link).
Great Scalford Bake Off winner.
8 July 2013
Children were invited to bake a cake at home and bring it to school. This was part of children's efforts to raise money for the Send A Cow, Christian Aid project.
Fifteen cakes were brought in with a huge array of designs and ideas.
The judges of Mrs Hill, Mrs Tomkinson, Mrs Winder and special guest Sean (co-owner of the Red Lion Inn at Stathern) were incredibly impressed with the cakes. Judging was very close.
The winner, who you can see in the photo, received a voucher for lunch for two at the Red Lion.
Many thanks to everyone who enetered and to Sean and the Red Lion Inn for their time and donating the prize.
Tag rugby fun.
14 June 2013
Friday 14th June saw the start of our five week training programme with Leicester Tigers.
Years 1 to 4 took part in training sessions with a Leicester Tigers coach and started off this week learning basic handling skills.
The weather was kind, which meant the children got to stay outside and enjoy their sessions. The children played a range of games and had great fun!
22 March 2013
On the 22nd March, every class had the chance to make a test their own rockets.
The National Space Centre led the workshops with children, incorporating Maths and Science skills into the sessions.
15 January 2013
The effort put into music both in and out of the curriculum, has been recognised by Scalford School being awarded the Silver Sing Up Award.
We are really proud of this achievement and our committment to providing music opportunities to our pupils.
A big thank you to pupils and staff for all their hard work and also our parents and community for supporting our singing events.
18 December 2012
Check out an article in the Melton Times (external link) celebrating our fantastic results.
14 December 2012
If you have read the Telegraph today, you will have seen that Scalford's 2012 results placed us in the top 10 of Primary Schools in Leicestershire for achievement at Level 4 and above.
Please see the newsletter on December 21st for further details.
11 and 12 December 2012
Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th saw the performances of Creepy Crawly Christmas. Holly and Verity did amazing jobs with their solos, the costumes were fantastic and all the children sang their hearts out!
6 December 2012
On the 6th December, the whole school went to the Methodist Chapel in Scalford for our annual Christingle Service.
Organised with the Pre-school, children sang a range of festive songs. We were also treated to Twinkle, twinkle by the Pre school, beautifully accompanied by Maisie, Holly and Ellis on their flutes.
World War II at Beaumanor Hall.
23 November 2012
Base 2 visited Beaumanor Hall and took part in a range of activities, linked to their theme of World War II.
The children all came dressed up in outfits as if they were war time evacuees, with their packed lunch wrapped in paper and gas mask boxes they had made!
Year 2 pupils trying out their samosas and biryani during our Indian lunch.
12 to 16 November 2012
To celebrate Diwali, the whole school had a theme week linked to the Hindu festival.
Children from Key Stage 2 visited different places of worship in Leicester, including a Gudhwara and the Jain Temple and children in Base 1 made an Indian feast of samosas and biryani.
Base 1 Fire Service Visit
The Fire Service pay a visit.
4 September 2012
On 4th September, the children in Base 1 enjoyed a visit from the Fire Service.
New starters at Scalford.
1 September 2012
Meet the new starters to Scalford, who joined us this September.
The Olympic Torch at Scalford
Base 1 pupils with Mr Newton, Olympic torch bearer.
13 July 2012
On 13th July 2012, the Olympic Torch came to Scalford when torch bearer Mr David Newton came to visit.
It was very exciting when we got to see a real Olympic Torch up close!
Name the Teddy
"I won the teddy"!
3 July 2012
At our Olympic Torch event on 3rd July 2012 we had a 'Guess the Name of the Teddy' competition.
Here you can see our lucky winner. Well done!
Looking for the Gruffalo... Did I see his purple prickles?
22 May 2012
Base 1 spent the day at Beaumanor Hall, looking for the Gruffalo.
The children went on a Gruffalo hunt, looking in the woods and his den.
World Book Day
The winning front cover.
1 March 2012
To celebrate World Book Day, all the children contributed writing to a book that was published by Scholastic.
Verity won the competition to design the front cover.
New Head Appointed at Scalford
New Scalford headteacher Kerry Hill with some of the children. Photo: © Tim Williams Melton Times.
30 January 2012
Check out this article in the Melton Timese (external link) that welcomed our new Headteacher, Mrs Kerry Hill to Scalford Primary.