Coombe Road Primary News
FRIDAY 2ND MARCH - WE PLAN TO OPEN AS NORMAL (DEPENDANT ON WHAT HAPPENS OVERNIGHT)
THURSDAY, 1ST MARCH 2018 (16:00)
We are planning to open as normal tomorrow, although this is dependant on what happens overnight.
It appears that the great blizzard decided to go elsewhere today and all we got was freezing temperatures! Apologies for the disruption caused and I hope that you understand I am just doing my best to keep staff, yourselves and the children safe. There IS a forecast of snow tonight but I am not trusting any forecasts after today! We will plan to open as normal tomorrow and be prepared to close suddenly if the 'Beast from the East' or 'Pest from the West' make a big appearance.
Children do not need to wear uniform tomorrow and can come in their warmest clothing.
With very best wishes to you all. Stay warm! Mrs Phillips.
The children were absolutely fabulous in their Christmas productions and we were all very proud! Many thanks to all the staff who make these wonderful events possible.
Thank you so much to Ms Langham, Mrs Austin and Miss Phillips who took our Christmas Choir to sing to the public at Marks & Spencers in Hollingbury. Money was collected for The Children's Rocking Horse Charity and the children had a fantastic afternoon.
INTO UNIVERSITY PROJECT
Amethyst Class spent a week working with Sussex University as part of their 'Into University' Project. We enjoyed watching their graduation and hearing about their learning, as well as their aspirations for the future.
SPOOKY GOINGS ON...
Something strange is going on at Coombe Road Primary...
NEW HOUSE CAPTAINS
Congratulations to our new House Captains who were voted into their new roles by their Houses. We are very proud of you all.
CONNOR SAUNDERS FOUNDATION HTTP://WWW.CONNORS5.COM/ABOUT-US
We were delighted to welcome Connor's mum and sister, who told KS2 children and staff all about Connor's story. We were reminded to use our hands for good and never use them for violence. Below is a message from Connor's parents which tells you about the foundation which they have set up in their son's memory.
Coombe Road Primary were presented with our very own defibrillator and 8 members of staff have been trained to use it in an emergency.
"I am delighted that Coombe Road Primary School have been presented with a Defibrillator thanks to my son Connor's foundation. It was an honor to spend time in your school to help make it heart safe and we would like to thank you all staff, governor's and children for making us feel so welcomed. Special thanks to all staff that helped in making this possible for your school. We hope you never have to use it but should you need to in an emergency it is there to help save a life. Love & Blessings Mrs Saunders, Connor's extremely proud Mum x"
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR YEAR 6 children (now year 7!)
Amethyst Class 2016-17, everybody at Coombe Road wishes you well as you start your new journey at Secondary School. We will be thinking of you ALL and sending good wishes your way.
We hope the permanent pens washed off!!
Be committed, seek opportunities, respect others (and yourself) and demonstrate your excellence always...
TEA WITH MADAME MAYOR!
We were honoured to be invited along to tea with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Mo Marsh. We were all warmly welcomed and treated like Royalty! The children enjoyed viewing the artefacts and regalia - and trying on the Mayor's robes! They also enjoyed chatting to the Reporter from The Argus. Many members of our Governing Body were also present for a celebration of a fantastic year here at Coombe Road Primary School. The teachers nominated children from their classes to attend the event (this was very tricky as they have ALL made huge steps this year!)
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COOMBE ROAD PRIMARY WIN THE UNITY CUP
We are delighted that Coombe Road Primary won the 'Unity Cup' at yesterday's matches. Well done to all the team and particularly Amiel who secured the cup with a header! Harry was Captain of the team and Robin only let in two goals! A special mention also to Litzy and Rachel as it was their first ever tournament. We are so proud of each and every one of you.
Against Bevendean Primary School, we won 8-1
Against Moulsecoombe Primary School, we won 7-0
Against Coldean Primary School, we won 2-1
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL
RED & BUTTERCUP CLASSES VISIT BLACKBERRY FARM
Red and Buttercup Classes had a wonderful day at the farm meeting a variety of different animals, jumping on a giant cushion and playing in the outdoor area. All behaved well and represented our school brilliantly - and the sun shone!
Photos of Buttercup Class coming soon...
BLACKLANDS FARM RESIDENTIAL
We were so impressed with our Year 6 pupils who had an incredibly muddy 3 days at Blacklands Farm. The feedback from the staff was incredible and they all kept their chins up despite the awful weather. I am SO PROUD of each and every one of them. Well done for representing Coombe Road Primary so well.
06 JUNE - 07 JUNE 2017
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Thank you to all those who attended and made it a truly wonderful morning. The sun shone and Coombe Road Primary looked fantastic in our bright colours. I would like to also say a HUGE thanks to Ms Kate Folley, who gave up her own time to work on the 'big make' and other props to ensure we looked truly fabulous - with the help of Graham (Learning Mentor), Mrs Stanton (Yr5), Ms Hardman (Red Class) and Ms Allen (PPA Teacher).
BMX DEMONSTRATION BY MATTI HEMMINGS
Our children were treated with a professional demonstration of BMX skills as a reward for being 'Most Improved School' in 'The Big Pedal'. Matti Hemmings is a Professional Flatland BMX rider and is 3x Guinness World Record Holder. He competes in international competitions, plans and hosts extreme sports events and performs shows at the highest level all over the world. Our children and staff were most certainly wowed with his skills and Mrs Blackburn had a go at some 'tricks' herself!
It was a fantastic end to the Spring Term as the whole school visited Zyair Circus for our very own performance. The children were, as always, praised for their excellent behaviour. We were treated to a spectacular show and, as the sun was shining, we were given permission to eat our packed lunches outside the Big Top. Many thanks to Ms Reeves who organised this event for our children and staff. It was a truly magical experience.
ROCKSTEADY CONCERT FOR COOMBE ROAD
There were a lot of emotional teachers and parents at the Rocksteady Concert on Friday! I could not have been more proud of the children as they performed in their bands to the whole school. What an absolute treat - Keep Rockin' ...
bike-it DAY at moulsecoomb primary school's cycle track
The children had a wonderful time at Mouslecoomb's Cycle Track. Many thanks to Mr. Sutton (Headteacher) at Moulsecoomb for allowing us the use of their facilities.
The children and staff were so excited to visit the stalls of our very own Coombe Road Science Fair! We are all incredibly proud of how knowledgeable the children are when talking about science. Well done to Mimi who won our Science Poster Competition (The Solar System - see in our gallery below). Much thanks to Mrs Austin, our Science Leader, who organised such a wonderful event.
WORLD BOOK DAY
It was wonderful to see all the children dressed as their favourite book characters. We had a whole selection - The Boy in the Dress, The BFG, The Princess Knight, Mrs Twit, The Worst Witch, Cruella Deville, Mary Poppins and many, many more. See below to guess who the children and adults are - and read the books when you get chance!
YEAR 4 ADOPT A CHEF FOR THE DAY!
Sky and Sapphire Classes had great fun following instructions to create their own healthy salads. The children learnt how to use the bridge and claw grip when chopping vegetables with an expert Chef!
YEAR 4 EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Year 4 learnt a great amount about Ancient Egypt on their educational visit to Brighton Museum. Read more in the article below:
CONNOR SAUNDERS FOUNDATION DONATES DEFIBRILLATOR TO COOMBE ROAD
Emma and Jean have secured a defibrillator for the school, donated by The Connor Saunder's Foundation. I met with Connor’s mum and listened to her heart-breaking recount. She is an incredibly brave woman and the Foundation has already saved 5 lives. The presentation will be in 2017 when we will also remind our children of Connor’s story and the importance of using our hands for good. More information can be found at: http://www.connors5.com/ or on their Facebook Page The Connor Saunders Foundation.