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We were very impressed to see Year 6's stalls tonight showcasing the businesses that they designed in groups as part of Virgin bank's Make £5 Grow project. Their stalls were really impressive and thank you so much to our parents, families and community for supporting them to thrive.

For those of you who don't know what is behind the project, PSHE is a key part of our curriculum, teaching children the personal, social, health and economic skills which will contribute to their development into happy and healthy adults with the opportunity to succeed and thrive. At Blisworth, we understand that future positive economic wellbeing will provide opportunities and security which is why we consider this important for all our pupils to begin to learn about before transitioning to secondary school. The focus is on the skills of enterprise.

Each child was loaned £5 from Virgin Money to develop their own enterprise aimed at making a profit whilst also being required to take into consideration costs, making a budget, developing their project, creating advertisements and finally, running their stall to make a profit. Children pay back their £5 investment to Virgin Money and then any profits are retained to spend in school. The profits are currently being calculated!

Not only have their businesses been a great success, it really was a lovely few hours in the sun with our pupils and families. We are very grateful to all our Year 6 families for such a huge and wide range of support for the children's business developments outside of school. Mrs Law and Mr Elliott - thank you for running the project and all of the associated organisation so that our children can have this experience. Do enjoy the photos! Well done, children.
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We were very impressed to see Year 6s stalls tonight showcasing the businesses that they designed in groups as part of Virgin banks Make £5 Grow project. Their stalls were really impressive and thank you so much to our parents, families and community for supporting them to thrive.

For those of you who dont know what is behind the project, PSHE is a key part of our curriculum, teaching children the personal, social, health and economic skills which will contribute to their development into happy and healthy adults with the opportunity to succeed and thrive. At Blisworth, we understand that future positive economic wellbeing will provide opportunities and security which is why we consider this important for all our pupils to begin to learn about before transitioning to secondary school. The focus is on the skills of enterprise.

Each child was loaned £5 from Virgin Money to develop their own enterprise aimed at making a profit whilst also being required to take into consideration costs, making a budget, developing their project, creating advertisements and finally, running their stall to make a profit. Children pay back their £5 investment to Virgin Money and then any profits are retained to spend in school. The profits are currently being calculated!

Not only have their businesses been a great success, it really was a lovely few hours in the sun with our pupils and families. We are very grateful to all our Year 6 families for such a huge and wide range of support for the childrens business developments outside of school.  Mrs Law and Mr Elliott - thank you for running the project and all of the associated organisation so that our children can have this experience. Do enjoy the photos! Well done, children.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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It was fabulous! They all did so well (& it cost me a small fortune 🫣😂) hope they all had fun & understanding of making money through hardworking & determination….amazing! 🥰

Well done Everyone hope You Each made lots of profit from Your enterprise

A great idea!

What a wonderful summer's day! Outside has been vibrant, fun and packed with memories. I often say to you, I wish you could all see that I get to see everyday. As I looked out the window today, Reception and Year One were practicing sports day with the sports coaches. Spiderman and princesses enjoying sack races on non-uniform day! Year 6 are busy setting up their stalls with such pride and independence and other classes were enjoying a session of PE. There have been some great sporting events and the ‘Drive to Design’ day was such a big hit that the children asked when the next one is due to be! Some younger children couldn’t stay awake at school the next day as they had so much fun!

At the end of last week, the children participated in our annual spelling bee competition. Huge congratulations to Izzie won the trophy. This year's KS2 Spelling Bee final featured brave representatives from each class who had come out on top in their own year group and were ready to do battle to be school champion. It is nerve-wracking spelling words out loud - a completely different skill to seeing them written down so you can spot any mistakes and everyone did their best under pressure so congratulations to all our finalists. Special mention to the class champions on the day: Evie for Year 3 and Leon for Year 4; the final showdown was between Layla in Year 5 and Izzie in Year 6... Our winner, Izzie, was presented with her award by Linda from Blisworth in memory of Rita Bryan who used to work at our school.

The Spelling Bee words are the same each year as they come from the list of 100 common exception words that children are expected to know by the end of their time at primary school so keep practising ready for next year's competition! Mrs Aliwell thank you for your hard work planning the event and to all our judges who joined for the event!

It's been great to see so many of you shopping at Year 6s stall tonight and I will post the photos soon.

Have a great weekend, everyone. The sun is shining!

Miss Jenkins
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What a wonderful summers day! Outside has been vibrant, fun and packed with memories. I often say to you, I wish you could all see that I get to see everyday. As I looked out the window today, Reception and Year One were practicing sports day with the sports coaches. Spiderman and princesses enjoying sack races on non-uniform day! Year 6 are busy setting up their stalls with such pride and independence and other classes were enjoying a session of PE. There have been some great sporting events and the ‘Drive to Design’ day was such a big hit that the children asked when the next one is due to be! Some younger children couldn’t stay awake at school the next day as they had so much fun!

At the end of last week, the children participated in our annual spelling bee competition. Huge congratulations to Izzie won the trophy. This years KS2 Spelling Bee final featured brave representatives from each class who had come out on top in their own year group and were ready to do battle to be school champion. It is nerve-wracking spelling words out loud - a completely different skill to seeing them written down so you can spot any mistakes and everyone did their best under pressure so congratulations to all our finalists. Special mention to the class champions on the day: Evie for Year 3 and Leon for Year 4; the final showdown was between Layla in Year 5 and Izzie in Year 6... Our winner, Izzie, was presented with her award by Linda from Blisworth in memory of Rita Bryan who used to work at our school.

The Spelling Bee words are the same each year as they come from the list of 100 common exception words that children are expected to know by the end of their time at primary school so keep practising ready for next years competition! Mrs Aliwell thank you for your hard work planning the event and to all our judges who joined for the event!

Its been great to see so many of you shopping at Year 6s stall tonight and I will post the photos soon.

Have a great weekend, everyone. The sun is shining!

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Great work Izzie xx

Well done Izzie!

On the longest day of the year, our Year 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 teams competed in the District final for athletics today. Out of many schools, Year 3/ 4 came 6th and Year 5/ 6 came 5th in the event. Very well done children. I was told what great teams you both made and the determination you played with.

Huge thank you to the parents who ensured that both our teams could get there, driving to the venue - it is hugely appreciated. Mr Elliott - as always thank you so much. Coach Andy - great coaching and support. It was a warm day to be out all day but the children enjoyed drinks under the gazebo between events. I think the adults enjoyed the sun, too!

A lovely day for the teams - thank you all who contributed and those who watched. Well done, children!
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On the longest day of the year, our Year 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 teams competed in the District final for athletics today. Out of many schools, Year 3/ 4 came 6th and Year 5/ 6 came 5th in the event. Very well done children. I was told what great teams you both made and the determination you played with. 

Huge thank you to the parents who ensured that both our teams could get there, driving to the venue - it is hugely appreciated. Mr Elliott - as always thank you so much. Coach Andy - great coaching and support. It was a warm day to be out all day but the children enjoyed drinks under the gazebo between events. I think the adults enjoyed the sun, too!

A lovely day for the teams - thank you all who contributed and those who watched. Well done, children!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Well done children fabulous photos xx

Well done!

Great photos!! 👏

Year Five enjoyed their challenge yesterday of Bee-Bots Olympics. They showed some great technology skills and wonderful team work. Mrs Aliwell said:

“After completing some challenges to discover the movement options and limitations of a Bee-Bot, Year 5 designed an event for our Bee-Bot Olympics. 6 teams competed in the competition which featured several variations of a maze with different ways of setting out the route, marking dead ends and creating scoring zones. The children enjoyed running their own event as well as discussing the algorithm they thought would be the right code for Bee-Bot to score as highly as possible. There was also time to learn from their mistakes and debug the algorithm to re-program Bee-Bot in an attempt to improve their score. Some events were easier than others but everyone had fun practising their programming skills.’

Thank you for a great session Mrs Aliwell and well done, children!
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Year Five enjoyed their challenge yesterday of Bee-Bots Olympics. They showed some great technology skills and wonderful team work. Mrs Aliwell said:

“After completing some challenges to discover the movement options and limitations of a Bee-Bot, Year 5 designed an event for our Bee-Bot Olympics. 6 teams competed in the competition which featured several variations of a maze with different ways of setting out the route, marking dead ends and creating scoring zones. The children enjoyed running their own event as well as discussing the algorithm they thought would be the right code for Bee-Bot to score as highly as possible. There was also time to learn from their mistakes and debug the algorithm to re-program Bee-Bot in an attempt to improve their score. Some events were easier than others but everyone had fun practising their programming skills.’

Thank you for a great session Mrs Aliwell and well done, children!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Thank you so much my little lady absolutely loved Bee-Bots still talking about it! 😍

It was great to see Damon Fox and his team from Northampton Town FC Community Trust run past our school today and stop to see us. They were running to promote climate change as part of the Running Out of Time initiative. A huge relay passing the baton! Our children were honoured to be chosen to greet them at our school front door.

Good luck to Damon and his team - such a worthy cause and thank you for passing by our school to see us!
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It was great to see Damon Fox and his team from Northampton Town FC Community Trust run past our school today and stop to see us. They were running to promote climate change as part of the Running Out of Time initiative. A huge relay passing the baton! Our children were honoured to be chosen to greet them at our school front door.

Good luck to Damon and his team - such a worthy cause and thank you for passing by our school to see us!

A shout out to two of our brilliant Year 5 and 6 teams who have competed at different events this week. Our athletics team participated in a local Quad Kids Athletics event and placed 1st and 4th. Our girls netball team completed in a mixed team District finals and finished 3rd out of a high number of schools. Mrs Stewart said:

‘I’m so proud of the girls. We won our pool then went into the pools play offs. It was a very tense set of games and we narrowly missed out. There were 14 teams entered in total. I am and will always be very, very proud of all the girls.’

Huge thank you to Mr Elliot who today has had a very busy day with different activities for our children. His endless support means we attend a great many events. Thank you to Coach Andy for your excellent coaching of athletics. Huge thanks to Mrs Stewart - a very important part of our team and a wonderful netball coach.

Well done children - great skills and teamwork shown!
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A shout out to two of our brilliant Year 5 and 6 teams who have competed at different events this week. Our athletics team participated in a local Quad Kids Athletics event and placed 1st and 4th. Our girls netball team completed in a mixed team District finals and finished 3rd out of a high number of schools. Mrs Stewart said:

‘I’m so proud of the girls.  We won our pool then went into the pools play offs. It was a very tense set of games and we narrowly missed out. There were 14 teams entered in total. I am and will always be very, very proud of all the girls.’

Huge thank you to Mr Elliot who today has had a very busy day with different activities for our children. His endless support means we attend a great many events. Thank you to Coach Andy for your excellent coaching of athletics. Huge thanks to Mrs Stewart - a very important part of our team and a wonderful netball coach.

Well done children - great skills and teamwork shown!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Thank you so much for your encouragement and kindness! It’s gone a very long way ! Well done kiddos you have done so well xx

Well done 👏

Well done!! 👏

Well done Mrs Rita Stewart💗

Brilliant 🤩

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