KS 1 and KS 2 SATs information 2018

The wonderful Michael Tidd, a Deputy Head in Nottinghamshire has updated his information videos about the upcoming SATs tests for both KS 1 and KS 2 children (in Year 2 and Year 6 respectively).

The tests this year will be very similar to last year’s tests.

Please watch these information videos and we will be sending out further information through the year. Of course, please contact your class teacher if you have any immediate worries or concerns.

KS 1 video

The teachers will be testing the Year 2 pupils during May 2017.

Year 1 pupils will undertake the Phonics Screening Test week commencing Mon 12th June 2017.

KS 2 video

Key Stage 2 SATs timetable.

Date Activity
Monday 14 May English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 15 May English reading
Wednesday 16 May Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 17 May Mathematics paper 3
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We welcome in the New Year – 2018

It was lovely to get our school family back together again at assembly on the first day back.
We set out our New Year’s learning intentions in our assembly and the main point to note were:

Our pupils need to be active learners and want to learn, not just sit back passively and hope learning happens.

We want them to be happy – and this may take work too. We want them to actively look after themselves and others – go to bed early, eat well, talk through problems, say kind and supportive things to each other and take an interest in the welfare of everyone at home and at school.

We want them to develop interests outside school – discover those things in life which interest you, helps define you, find what inspires you and helps makes you become you!

My big challenge to all pupils this year was to READ more at home. Many pupils read every day at home but some don’t read at all.

The research is quite clear – there is a direct correlation between those pupils who read more at home and academic performance. The more you read, the more progress you make and the better you achieve in tests.


Pupils should be reading for pleasure from fiction and non-fiction books every day. Don’t forget that your child has a home reading book and a library book from school and each pupil has 4 books assigned to them on the Active Learning Book Club.
Please do read with your child as often as possible and talk to them about the books they are reading in school and about books in general.

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LKS 2 Xmas Concert

Yr 3 and Yr 4 pupils put on a wonderful Christmas Concert on Tues 19th Dec 2017.

Mrs Fisher and Mr Porter re-wrote and updated Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ and made it very Lever Housey!

Remember the Ghosts of Resilience, Team Work and Bravery 🙂

Here are a few pictures of the concert.

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Santa is on his way

We encourage our pupils to check out where Santa is using the NORAD tracker, so that they can be tucked up in bed in time for his visit!

NORAD have been tracking Santa for 62 years! 

Click here for a countdown and tracking of Santa’s journey for 2017 – http://www.noradsanta.org/

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EYFS / KS 1 Xmas Play 2017

A simply superb performance from our EYFS and KS 1 children – have a look at some photos of the performance. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this so wonderful.



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Survival Day

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

But the fire is so delightful…..

The official temperature this morning was -5 C  but that doesn’t stop Lever House learning outdoors today – infact it makes it even better!

Mrs Macleod, Mrs Fielding and our intrepid group of parent helpers have created wonderful outdoor learning for our Yr 6 pupils today.

They made fires,  warm and secure dens, whittled wood and much more.

Look out for the class blog later and it is Yr 5’s turn tomorrow!

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Alfie in the News

Alfie was in the  Leyland Guardian Newspaper this week.

Alfie is working really hard at becoming a great motor cycle racer. He saw a motor cycle race a year ago and became determined to do this himself.

His parents bought him a back and he entered the Cool FAB series of races – he has so far come first and second with another 6 races to go.

Alfie gets up to speeds of 65 – 70 miles per hour!

Alfie wants to be a TT rider in the future – and with determination and resilience – who can stop him? Go Alfie 🙂 How about naming your bike the Lever House Leopard?











and the young ‘Race Ace’ makes it into the Lancashire Evening Post too!


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Christmas Fair 2017

Thank you as always for your fantastic support – wonderful prizes donated, wonderful cakes created and wonderful fun on the stalls.

Thanks again to our wonderful Friends who organise all these fantastic events and raise money to be spent on the children in school.

Click below to see a small video of the event:

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Remembrance Day 2017

On Friday the 10th Nov, our school held a ‘Remembrance Assembly’ followed by 1 minute’s silence at 11.00am.

We did this to remember all those who have fought not only in the World Wars, but the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women killed or injured since


It is our way of showing respect for them and to thank them for what they have done for us.

We do this each year at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. This is because the is the time and date when the First World War ended and all the fighting stopped.

We sold Poppies and merchandise from the British Legion in school to raise money for ex-servicemen and women who need our help. Thank you for all your contributions this year.

We raised £295.71

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.”

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Yoga and Wellbeing classes for pupils

We have highlighted mindfulness and pupil wellbeing as an area to develop in school. Children are under so much pressure these days and they feel the stress too.

We want to challenge this in school – we want to give them a good outlook on life, have resilience and a growth mindset. We want them to be physically fit and active, to learn outdoors and to keep them healthy on the inside aswell as the outside.

To help achieve this – we have introduced ‘Yoga’ classes for pupils in KS 1 and KS 2.

The first class started today – we think it is wonderful 🙂


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