Chesterton Primary School News Dahl Day<p>All of the children dressed up as their favourite character to celebrate Roald Dahl on Wednesday 13th September. The day started with an assembly all about the great man and Miss Purvey set the whole school challenge which was to create a door into a Roald Dahl world. &nbsp;Each class focussed on a different book and decorated their door in the theme of the book. &nbsp;At 2.30pm the parents came into school for a share sesion and joined in and shared the children&#39;s learning. &nbsp;It was a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.&nbsp;</p>, 20 Sep 2017 09:06:36 GMTYear 2 visit Faithful & Gould<p>To find out more please click on the following link:</p> <p><a href=""></a></p>, 12 Jul 2017 20:04:00 GMTEnabling Enterprise Challenge Day<p>The children took part in their second Enabling Enterprise Challenge Day on 14th September. &nbsp;The children used their EE skills to design a new community on the planet Utopia. &nbsp;The children aimed high, stayed positive and worked well in a team to use their imaginations to the fullest. &nbsp;A great day was had by all.&nbsp;</p>, 03 Oct 2016 16:00:17 GMTEnabling Enterprise Visit<p>On Friday 29th April, children from Willow and Rowan classes&nbsp;went to Eversheds law firm in Cambridge with some children from Isle of Ely&nbsp;Primary on an Enabling Enterprise Challenge Day. The children were taken on a tour of the offices and were able to see where different people worked, the cafe and the reprographics room. Lawyers from the firm then challenged and worked with the children to design a new area of their office where they could work, have fun, eat and relax. The children worked really well with their teams and came up with some fantastic ideas including having a swimming pool, hot chocolate bar and beds in the office! They then presented their ideas to the lawyers. It was a brilliant day where children were able to use the challenge skills we encourage in school.&nbsp;</p>, 02 May 2016 14:53:53 GMTPedal-a-thon<p>On Thursday 28th April, the children celebrated our annual pedal-a-thon with the children completing laps of the playground on their bicycles and scooters. &nbsp;It was great fun and the children thoroughly enjoy themselves whilst raising money for the Sanstans Charity. &nbsp;They were cheered on by a large group of parents and the sun even shone - a great time was had all by.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <table class="table table-borderless" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-spacing: 0px; border-collapse: collapse; width: auto; max-width: 100%; margin-bottom: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; border-radius: 0px !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 8px; line-height: 1.42857; vertical-align: top; border-top-style: none;">{gallery:pedal-a-thon}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div>, 02 May 2016 14:38:45 GMTPlace2Be<p>With Children&rsquo;s Mental Health Week underway, two schools in Cambridgeshire are doing their bit to raise awareness and provide support for children who need it.</p> <p>Both Chesterton and Isle of Ely primary schools, located in Cambridge and Ely respectively, employ the services of children&rsquo;s charity, Place2Be.</p> <p>The charity offers children the opportunity to come and discuss anything and everything in &lsquo;Place2Talk&rsquo; sessions, in addition to more tailored play therapy for children that have been identified by the school, Place2Be or their family as needing additional support.</p> <p>&ldquo;We just felt it was something that all children should have the opportunity to have; to be heard and to be listened and to be safe and secure,&rdquo; said Bryony Surtees, Executive Headteacher of both Chesterton and Isle of Ely.</p> <p>&ldquo;Mental health impacts on everything and early intervention is vital.</p> <p>&ldquo;If we get the mental health of really young children right then they will be less likely to experience issues later on in life.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mary Firth is Place2Be&rsquo;s project manager working across both schools, and Mrs Surtees was full of praise for the work of Firth and her team.</p> <p>&ldquo;The children really love it. They are much more settled and much happier knowing they have someone to talk to.</p> <p>&ldquo;They know they can always talk to teachers but it makes a difference having someone different such as Mary available.&rdquo;</p> <p>Place2Be are currently working in 240 schools across the country, and Firth further emphasised the importance of the work that they are doing.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s about giving the children an arena to find a voice,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Children can have a lot going on in their lives so it&rsquo;s really important that they have someone to talk to outside of the people they make regular contact with.&rdquo;</p> <p>The partnership began last September and Mrs Surtees is keen for the relationship to continue.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m a huge fan and advocate of Place2Be and it&rsquo;s very much a long term partnership,&rdquo; said the Head.</p>, 11 Feb 2016 07:54:05 GMTNews Article<p>News and content.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/2014-09-28_22.55.44-1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 600px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 08 Sep 2015 10:48:54 GMTPedal-a-thon<p>On Friday 20th March, all of the children brought their bikes and scooters to school to take part in a fund raising Pedal-a-thon. &nbsp;The children were sponsored to complete laps of the playground and they were cheered on by their parents, family and friends. &nbsp;There was a great atmosphere and the school has managed to raise ove &pound;100 - great news!</p>, 09 Apr 2015 13:57:14 GMTArts Week<p>During the week of 2nd February, the whole school came off timetable and were enriched in a collection of art activities. &nbsp;The week began with the children taking part in an African drumming workshop which they thoroughly enjoyed. &nbsp;They also worked with an artist to produce a mural of &#39;where in the world&#39; we come from and they&nbsp;also took part in dance, drama and theatre workshops. &nbsp;On Thursday, the children used their imaginations and team building&nbsp;skills&nbsp;within a scrap heap&nbsp;adventure&nbsp;to produce large scale scrap models. &nbsp;Before finishing on Friday, the children listened to&nbsp;Indian music and the week was rounded off by the children putting on an Art Exhibition for their parents. &nbsp;It was a great week!</p>, 09 Apr 2015 13:53:28 GMTNativity<p>Rowan and Willow classes gave two astounding performances of Prickly Hay to packed audience of parents, family and friends. &nbsp;They sang, acted and danced beautifully and we are all very proud of them. &nbsp;We are all now looking forward to the next performance.</p>, 19 Dec 2014 12:32:00 GMT