Latest Events and News
Latest news will be posted here to keep you update with the latest news here at Caistor Primary School.
London Trip 2017
Our pupils and staff from Caistor Church of England and Methodist Primary School had a fantastic time on our trip to London!
We visited Harry Potter World, had a trip on the London Eye, took a riverboat cruise, visited Trafalgar Square, went to the National Gallery, took part in a workshop at the Globe Theatre and saw the stage show Matilda! To reassure parents and carers, our progress was posted on a closed Facebook page.
Thank you once again to our volunteers and staff who looked after our children and made our trip the success it was. As always, our children behaved impeccably and were a credit to their parents/carers and our school.
One of our parents wrote:
Dear Mrs Hyams,
A huge "Thank You" to you, Mrs Reddish and everyone involved who helped make the London trip such a happy and memorable experience for the children - Jack absolutely loved every minute of it. It was great to see the photos and lovely comments on Facebook - it was fun and reassuring to follow you all as you moved around from one amazing experience to another. Jack will certainly remember the trip forever.
With A Little Help From My Friends.....................................
Lots of our school children will be attending the Caistor Beer Festival starting on Friday 16th of June to celebrate 50 years since the iconic album ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was released. They will be joining in with a performance of the whole album singing well known and influential songs such as ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ and ‘For the Benefit of Mister Kite’. These boards have been made by the Year 6 children with a little help from staff and will on display at the weekend in the tent at the park. The children will be performing from 1pm until 3pm on Saturday.
Please come along and join in!
Our Wonderful Woods are finished!
The work on our woodland area is now complete, the metal barriers have been removed and our outdoor learning space is already being enjoyed! It's so exciting to see the dens, animal sculptures and seating areas but most of all, it's the children's smiling, happy faces as they explore the woods!
Lorra, lorra laffs in Liverpool Trip 2017
Our pupils and staff from Caistor Church of England and Methodist Primary School and The Grasby All Saints Church of England Primary School had an amazing time in Liverpool! We ferried across the Mersey, went to the Beatles Story Exhibition, visited Crosby beach......and did lots, lots more! The weather was lovely, our children behaved impeccably and everyone enjoyed themselves!
If you go down to the woods today....................................
You're sure of a big surprise!
There is something amazing happening in our woodland area!
The men from Lincolnshire Woodland Services are busy pruning, sawing, and sculpting our trees, making the area into a wonderful outdoor learning space for our children. The entire area has been cleared of all debris, a pathway has been created and wooden sculptures are popping up everywhere! The project will take around 5 days but here are some photos to give you an idea of what we are achieving. More photos will be uploaded shortly.
This is very exciting for our school!
Show You Care and Park Elsewhere! Campaign
On the 19th of April, in conjunction with Caistor Neighbourhood Policing Team, some of our pupils took part in an exercise to highlight the dangers of parking on the zig zag lines outside school.
Shaun Bettany, a PFCO Certified Pilot specialising in aerial photography, used a drone to fly over the school and Southdale to take a photo of our pupils lying down on the yellow zig zag lines.
The idea of children lying on the road is something that strikes fear into the hearts of parents and carers but we hope that this dramatic and emotive image will drive home the message that parking on zig-zag lines outside school is putting children’s lives at risk and that parents and carers think about where they are parking when dropping off and picking up their children. It’s no good thinking that it won’t happen to us; parking on zig zag lines is dangerous and selfish.
One of the pupils who took part, Dan from Lime Class, said ‘I think it’s irresponsible for people to park on the yellow zig zags because children from our school could be harmed. I enjoyed being involved in the campaign and lying on the zig zag lines. I hope that people who see the photo will think ‘we could harm these children’.
PCSO Dawn Cowling has been supporting us by regularly patrolling the area and issuing warning letters to drivers who do not comply. PCSO Cowling said ‘It is important that drivers recognise that the area around school entrances must remain clear of parked vehicles. This is to ensure that drivers, in addition to pedestrians, have an unobstructed, clear view of this particular area during pick up and drop off times to ensure the safety of those crossing the road.’
Caistor Church of England and Methodist Primary School and the Caistor Neighbourhood Police Team, with the support of parents and carers, will be continuing with the safety campaign to ensure the safeguarding of our pupils and other road users.
Around the World with Caistor Yarborough Academy
On Wednesday 26th of April, our Years 4 and 5 pupils visited CYA for a fantastic Grand World Tour Day where they took part in hands-on activities to broaden their knowledge of the world. CYA's Leader of World Studies, Farah Shah, with some of the Year 10 students, arranged workshops where our pupils learned about different countries, their cultures, religions, history, geography and food. We cooked mussels, made and rolled sushi and ate cheese, frogs' legs and snails! There was also a delicious complimentary Italian lunch cooked in the school kitchen (without frogs' legs or snails in!)
Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day and came back to our school with lots of interesting facts and experiences to tell everyone!
Thank you to Mark Midgley, CYA's new Principal, for arranging the day; we're already looking forward to the next event!
A Visit From Caistor Yarborough Academy
Mark Midgley, the new Principal of Caistor Yarborough Academy, Julia Graham, the Head of Year 7 and 8 and five former pupils from our school came to share with our Year 5 pupils the incredible new journey the school has embarked on to become world class! The school is committed to ensuring excellence for all and our pupils were thrilled to hear about all the exciting opportunities that will take place as part of their transition programme.
Caistor Church of England and Methodist Primary School is delighted to be working in partnership on a number of student projects and school to school support in order to improve outcomes for every pupil.
The Chandelier of Lost Earrings
Following our visit to the Grimsby Minster to see the art exhibition 'The Chandelier of Lost Earrings', we decided to make our own! We've been collecting donated jewellery and finally our magnificent chandelier has started to take shape! We will be added more pieces to it this week.
World Book Day 2017
Our pupils and staff celebrated the 20th Anniversary of World Book Day on Thursday 2nd of March 2017. Our English co-ordinators, Miss Butler and Miss Coupland, arranged inspiring, reading related activities including book swaps, extra reading sessions, a book scavenger hunt, bedtime story reading and a red carpet costume cat walk! As usual our pupils have gone to town with their amazing, inspirational costumes and props! Thank you to all our parents and carers for your continued support.