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We are delighted to announce that BBC Terrific Scientific have awarded us School of Excellence status for our outstanding work. The children are now embarking on the second year of the project which involves undertaking university led investigations and sending in data for them to add to their body of evidence. The investigations last year covered a wide range of scientific topics, from the carbon value of trees to the Mpemba effect.

At present the children are investigating the effect of exercise on the brain and will be taking part in future investigations into flexibility in feet and conservation of electricity.

If you would like to find out more about this project then visit www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientic

This year I have had the privilege of being part of the ‘Building Educational Bridges’ project linking ten headteachers from England with ten headteachers from Singapore. The project was funded jointly by the D of E / British Council and involved working together for a week in London and a week in Singapore. The commission question was, “What are the key factors that influence success in the UK and Singapore’s teaching of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at both primary and secondary level? What learning points and recommendations could be drawn from this that would benefit and impact on our English systems and context?” Irchester Community Primary School was chosen to be part of this project due to our excellent work in promoting high quality primary science education.

We were delighted that 65 parents and grandparents came along and joined us for lunch last week. They selected a hot dinner from our five choice daily menu and after eating that together in the dinner hall they went out to play. So many parents commented on how much they enjoyed the experience and were impressed with the wide variety of play equipment and activities available.

Our fundraising project this year is to replace the wooden play trail equipment with new climbing frames and a shaded area with seating. We have launched a design competition and have several fundraising events planned over the next six months. Hopefully the new equipment will be in place next year so that when our visitors stay for lunch again they will enjoy it even more.



Upcoming School Events

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Year 4 Strings Performance
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:45 am - 11:00 am
Year 3 Cake Sale
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Little Shapers
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Piccolo Plus
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 8:50 am - 9:15 am
Year 1&2 parents stay and read
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 3:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Lab_13 Committee
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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