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School Blog Archive: 2016 - 2017

Friday 8th September

Nearly all of our Year Six pupils put themselves forward for the role of House Captain and presented very persuasive speeches to the whole school. What a difficult job they gave the children when it came to voting. The results will be announced in assembly next week but congratulations to them all.

Wednesday 6th September

Some of our youngest children started school today and were just brilliant, enjoying all the fantastic things that the nursery offers. We also enjoyed listening to our music teacher play during assembly. Please ask if you would like your child to have music lessons.

The past two days have been such a lovely start to our new school year.

Welcome back everyone.

Tuesday 5th September

How lovely to have the school full of children again ready and eager for the year ahead. In assembly we talked about our 'value' of Hope with the children wanting everyone to see happiness, working together and real concentration in these first few days. We were not disappointed.

Friday 21st July

It was time to say a final farewell to our super group of Year Six pupils who once again entertained us with memories of school in music and comedy, giving us chance to wish them all the best as they move on and thank them for all of their fantastic contributions to school. We also awarded our Jubilee Cup to one of our pupils for their outstanding contribution to school over all the years they have been with us. Congratulations everyone. They will all be missed but we know they are ready for their new challenges and adventures. Good luck to them all and to the staff who are leaving us for their own new adventures. Happy summer break to you all.

Wednesday 19th July

The Nursery children brought back the sunflower seeds they had been growing at home as part of our Turners Garden Centre competition. They all did really well with the winner managing to grow theirs taller than themselves, very impressive. They really loved their winning prize.

Tuesday July 18th

While the rest of school had a morning in their new classes for September Year Six enjoyed playtime at the recreation ground and a good time was had by all. We will miss them. More news on their leaving later in the week.


Monday 17th July

Our final Achievement Assembly of the year saw us congratulating the children on such a lovely range of things from their positive attitude, their smiles, coming into school everyday ready and eager to being fantastic artists, writers and amazing all-round learners. We all thought about the things we had done to make this a special and successful year. Two of our pupils received a certificate for 100% attendance throughout the whole year which is an incredible achievement. Congratulations to everyone for being very special and making this year a great one.

Friday 14th July

We all had such a treat with the end of year show 'Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies' There was amazing singing, dancing and acting and the script was totally entertaining both for children and adults. Year Six took the main roles and were fantastic. Parents supported us with great costumes and all the staff joined together to put together another great show. It was brilliant.

Earlier in the day our final Headteacher Stickers for the year were presented along with Attendance Certificates for those children who had risen to the challenge and attended school 100% of the time during the summer term. All of the children were entered into a draw with the lucky winners receiving a family ticket for Kington Show courtesy of McCartneys of Kington and a pass from Superstars Summer School. Well done to them all and thank you to our community for supporting the school.

Thursday 13th July

We had to say a sad farewell to Penny, from Aspire Dance,  who has been a fabulous dance teacher for our after school club. The dancers finished with a short show to their families. It was super and they have clearly enjoyed their chance to dance.

Friday 7th July 2017

Well done to all our children who have earned their Headteacher's sticker today.  They were clearly very proud of themselves, as are we!  

Thursday 6th July

Our final Enrichment Day of the year saw the children cooking, computing, composing, relaxing and painting as they enjoyed the company of their 'family group' on a very warm July day.

Wednesday 5th July

We have been at the 'Summer Games 2017' in Hereford today and what an amazing time we had! There were 1700 other children competing which was incredible. Some of the children also met Sascha Kindred a local swimmer who has competed in six summer Paralympic Games winning thirteen medals. Our tag rugby, lacrosse and indoor athletics teams represented our school brilliantly showing fantastic sportsmanship, teamwork and enjoyment of sport, well done all of you. A special mention for our Y3/4 indoor athletics team who came 4th overall out of 20 schools!

Wednesday 5th July

Whilst some of our children took part in the Summer Games held at Hereford Leisure Centre, we took part in some team building and creative activities at school.  Cricket, stone art, wind turbine challenge and fun games on the iPads were just some of them!


Friday 30th 2017

As well as celebrating all of the achievements the children have made during the week we wished our two fantastic trainee teachers all the best as they finish their time with us. They both have teaching jobs for September and will be a fantastic addition to their new schools. I think we will see a little bit of them over the next few weeks.

Tuesday 27th June

Our local Nisa store has sponsored a fantastic new chalk board for the children to enjoy at break time. We know that it will be really well used and we are extremely grateful. Kington community are always so supportive and generous and we thank them all.

Monday June 26th

Some of the children in Year Five joined students from Eardisley Primary School and Lady Hawkins' to take part in a Values Conference at The Hive, a fantastic space that forms part of Worcester University. They considered Unity and Equality through story, art, song and drama and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Wednesday 21st June - Friday 23rd June

Our Year Five and Year Six pupils had the most amazing time at Red Ridge Outdoor Education Centre. They enjoyed lots of incredible activities that were challenging, exciting and just brilliant. The children worked superbly together encouraging each other and celebrating their successes....from making their own lunch, to caving, archery, ropes, rock climbing and kayaking to name a few. We all came home tired but exhilarated.

More photographs to come later in the 'Gallery' 

Friday 23rd June

Super Swimmers!

Today in assembly we said "Well Done" to these amazing swimmers from Years 1 and 2 who during their recent swimming lessons were assessed and awarded their 'red' swimming badge.

Congratulations to all of you.

Friday 23rd June

Today our Headteacher stickers were awarded for kindness, super learning, always doing the right thing and friendship. Congratulations to all of you. 

Friday 16th June

Our Sports Council met with Mr Kieram Hallam (Herefordshire School Games Organiser) to plan and develop our new active lunchtime club called 'The Energetic Eight' which will be open to Years 3 and 4. The Sports Council had an interesting discussion about how to encourage extra active play and they have some fantastic ideas already!  Here they are deep in discussion and sharing their new 'active superheroes' poses!


Thursday 15th June

Today we were proud to host our annual Mitchel Hamer football and netball competition.  Our two football and two netball teams played fantastically, just missing out on places in the finals.  Thank you to Mr Ward-Willis and Mrs Welson for organising the events and to our Friends committee for supplying refreshments.


Football Result: 

Winner - Leominster

Runner up - Eardisley


Netball Result:

Winner - Pembridge

Runner up - Almeley

Thursday 15th June

It's been a very busy few days for children in Years 3 & 4:  


On Friday 9th June, both classes went to visit the Roman remains at Caerleon, including the amphitheatre, barracks, museum and bath house.  The children loved learning about the Romans and using Year 4's shields to march like legionary soldiers.


On Wednesday 14th of June we welcomed back Dr Rhodes to our school to work with Year 3 and 4 on our physics topics (forces and sounds respectively).  Year 3s made and launched some fantastic rockets, while Year 4s made their own speakers from magnets and buckets!



Tuesday 13th June

It was third time lucky for the children, as we finally had a dry day to go ahead with our track races.  It was a fantastic morning of races and thank you to all the adults for coming to support the children.  Congratulations to all the children with a special well done to those nominated for an award by their class teachers, the recipients of Victor and Victrix kindly given by Kington Festival Committee to two of our exceptional Year 6 students, as well as the overall key stage 2 champions of 2017 - Wales.

Many more photos from the morning can be seen in the Gallery 

Friday 9th June

Although Year Three and Year Four were out on their trip to Carlean we wanted to present our Prince and Princesses with their sashes and tiaras and celebrate another really good week. Many of the children have met and surpassed their targets with an amazing positive attitude and determination. Well done to them all.

Thursday 8th June

It did unfortunately rain again and we had to call off Sports Day for a second time but the children tried their hand at Curling and scored some fantastic points for their House. We are adding them to scores from Tuesday and hope that next week we may be able to complete some of the track events and announce an overall winner. They have all been so fantastic.

We took a quick break from sport to choose this years Kington Carnival Prince and Princess. Bouquets and pin holes were given to the children by a representative from the Festival Committee who also had a turn at Curling! Their sashes are arriving tomorrow so look out for more pictures.

Meanwhile across Year Five and Year Six elections were held. Polling Stations were open and in Year Five a new party proved popular with the voters. Congratulations to Britain Will Shine.

Wednesday 7th June

We had some sunshine indoors and outside today with our Achievement Assembly celebrating so many children who have quietly, and with a smile, made the best of every opportunity resulting in a whole variety of successes. Congratulations to them all.

Gardening club planted the hanging baskets and tubs for the front of the school and are delighted at how well their raised beds are growing.

It was lovely to see the children outside in the sunshine. Fingers crossed for Sports Day tomorrow!

Tuesday 6th June

Even though Sports Day was postponed because of the weather the children were able to enjoy some indoor activities earning points for their House. Our Yr6 Sports Leaders led the warm up and cheered on their teams. We hope to head outside on Thursday otherwise it will be more indoor fun.

Thursday 25th May 

Key Stage 2 were so fortunate in many ways today: a lovely day out at Hay Festival; meeting some fantastic authors and all during a beautiful sunny day.  Many children have bought books, having met the authors, and were so excited to get their copies signed.  All the children were brilliant. A really super day and so lucky to have the festival so close to school.

Wednesday 24th May

The four acts that were awarded a 'Highly Commended' for their performances at the May Fair performed to the school. We all saw just how brilliant they were and well deserving of that accolade.

We reflected on the words of one of the songs as we thought about love, life and peace in light of the recent events.

Year Five began their 'Heartstart' training today. Basic first aid together with CPR training are such important skills for them to have. They were brilliant.

Tuesday 23rd May

We hosted our annual girls football tournament welcoming local schools and enjoying fantastic football and an amazing atmosphere amongst all the girls. The matches were exciting and the final really close with Leominster lifting the Selina Cup. Thank you to all the schools for making it a such a super morning.

Monday 22nd May

Our Reception Class were all very excited as they headed off to Elan Valley. Being outside on a beautiful May day promises to be a super trip for them all. I am sure there will be some lovely pictures on 'Class Pages' later in the week.

Saturday 20th May

Despite the rain which meant bringing almost all of the activities inside at the last minute we had a really successful May Fair thanks to everyone who helped and came to support. The Talent Show was amazing with such a variety of incredible acts. The judges had such a hard job choosing our 2017 winner. The top four acts will be performing in school next week. Congratulations to them all and a big thank you to the small Friends of Kington Primary School group for such a great day.

Friday 19th May

The children are getting ready for our School Fair and Talent Show tomorrow with a 'wear what you like' day in school. We celebrated kindness, caring and hard work in assembly and congratulated our first ever pupil to reach 400 house points and receive a blue star. Amazing achievements by them all. Congratulations. 

The Nursery Children visited Turners Garden Centre to look at all the summer plants and to talk about the best way to plant and look after them. They returned to school with seedlings to plant and a sunflower to take home. They are all taking part in a competition to see which one grows the tallest with Turners very kindly giving a prize for the winner. We wonder who it will be?

All Stars cricket introduced a fantastic opportunity for our children in Year One to Year Three. It aims to give our young children 'the chance to play, learn great skills and meet new friends'. Look out for the information coming home this evening. The children had a great time cheering on staff and children as they took part in some super challenges.

Thursday 18th May

Thursday Book Swap was successful once again with the children discovering more of their favourite books and chatting about authors that they had not read yet. The children have their eyes on their next book, if its not been swapped by then!

Wednesday 17th May

Four of our children took part in an inter-school tennis competition at Lady Hawkins' School and were brilliant. We are very proud of them. Congratulations.

Friday 12th May 

Lots of our awardees earned their Headteacher stickers for showing a caring attitude towards others and in their work in lessons every day.  We also felt that all the Year 6 children deserved a golden sticker this week as they have worked with such a super attitude, not just this week during their SATs, but all through the year.

Thursday 11th May

Year Three completed their Herefordshire Council Child Practical Pedestrian Training today showing that they can safely cross busy roads and amongst parked cars. Kington was slightly quieter today than their walk last week but we know that the children will have all the skills to be safe wherever they are. Well done to them all.

Thursday ‘Book Swap ‘is proving to be very successful with children bringing a book that they have read and swapping it for another one. We are slowly extending the range and number of books and hope it will go from strength to strength. Another good idea that has come from our School Council, thank you.

Year Six SATs came to an end with the children having worked really hard to show all the skills and knowledge they have gained over their time at school. They deserved the treat of finding out that their end of year show is going to be 'Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies'. Auditions begin on Monday so an exciting time ahead.

Friday 5th May

Some of our Year 5 pupils were invited to take part in the Music Festival at Hellens Manor in Much Marcle.  We were thoroughly inspired by both the beautiful setting and the wonderful musicians we worked with.  Thank you to everyone at Hellens Manor and Hannah, Jenni and Bridget for a brilliant day.  Please see more information in the 'photos' section of our Year 5 class page.

Thursday 4th May

Even though it has been a short week all of the children have impressed us and we were delighted to present Headteacher Stickers for mathematics, writing, being amazing friends and general brilliant work and attitudes. Congratulations to everyone.

Gardening club made the most of some good weather and planted sweet peas for us all to enjoy later in the year.


Wednesday 3rd May

We have started looking at our new 'value' for the month of May - Caring. The children have thought about who cares for them and how they can care for others. It is lovely to hear the children chatting about it at lunchtime and during break. During assembly Joe and Clifton the monkey considered the importance and benefits of real friendship. A task was made possible when a friend came to help!

Friday 28th April

The children have certainly returned from the holiday with a fantastic attitude and a readiness to learn so choosing the children for this weeks Headteacher Stickers was really difficult for staff. The children have all been brilliant. We said a sad goodbye to Ms Davies and wished her all the best in her new role.

Some of the children in Year Five travelled to this years Spring Greens Fair to discover fun and healthy ways to be sustainable while the others enjoyed a work shop, and performed to their families, in preparation for the Hellensmusic Festival at Hellens Manor later in the year.

Thursday 27th April

It was super to start the new term looking back at the very special achievements the children had made over the past half term and to be able to say congratulations to those receiving Achievement Certificates. Congratulations to them all.

We also congratulated the latest winner of the egg box design competition run by Turners Garden Centre. We hope it is really supporting the recycling of egg boxes.

Year Three had a surprise visit from their French 'pen -pal' who they have been writing to during the year. She answered lots of questions about living and working in France, taught them a new song and brought croissant and pain au chocolate for them to try. The children were brilliant trying out the French they have been learning.

Tuesday 25th April

We were really pleased to have the first public showing of the lovely film 'Playful Landscapes' which some of our children helped to produce and also star in. It is such a touching and humorous account of the play spaces that Kington had in the past and where children can play today. We hope to be able to make a link available to you soon. It has been such a lovely project in collaboration with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Herefordshire Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Friday 7th April

Well done to all our worthy Headteacher Sticker children today.  There were lots of hard workers, good friends and fantastic role-models to celebrate so thank you to all.  We'd also like to extend a huge thank you to all the parents and supporters of the school for contributing to a very busy and exciting term.  Happy Easter to you all and let's hope the sun continues to shine during the holidays!  We'll see everyone refreshed and back to school on Monday 24th April.

Thursday 6th April

The Inter House Competition for this half term reached its finale with the final of our table top 'ping pong' competition. The children in KS2 have been competing during break times and we were treated to exiting and very close final games. Scotland and Ireland were there until the end when we had an all Ireland final. Very tense with some excellent play. Congratulations Ireland.

Enrichment Day once again saw the school alive and buzzing with a whole range of activities.

Wednesday April 5th

We do not often have a premier film showing at school but the children were treated today to the first showing of the Playful Landscapes film created by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and the Herefordshire Campaign to Protect Rural England and featuring some of our children. It was a fantastic film looking at places to play around Kington now and how it was in the past. We have put a couple of pictures on the blog but only to give you a glimpse as there will be a public viewing later in the year. We think this could be on Tuesday 25th April at 7-8.30pm in the school hall?

Meanwhile up in Year Five the classroom has turned into a News Room with the children taking on the roles of reporters and editors reporting on a range of stories. There was definitely a 'News Room' buzz!

As you pass Kington Museum look out for the planter we have adopted as part of Kington Kleen Edible Planter scheme. The children helped with ensuring the compost would support healthy growth and planted a range of fruit and herbs. We will be caring for the planter and enjoy watching it grow over the next few months. Please help us look after it by keeping a watchful eye, thank you.

Tuesday 4th April

We joined ten other school's from across Herefordshire for the 'Spring Sing' at Weobley High School. The children performed brilliantly and we were very proud of them. We were also delighted that so many parents were able to join us for the final concert, thank you.

Friday March 31st

It has been the most incredible Maths Week with so much going on but we still managed to squeeze it so much more. Two of our Year Two children were awarded second and third prize in the National Trust Story Writing Competition receiving a book and a certificate, our Tag Team played brilliantly at the Luctonians Tag Tournament, netball and football returned having achieved third place each at the Credenhill Schools Tournament, we were lucky to be able to enjoy and marvel at the Lady Hawkins' Gym and Dance dress rehearsal and children were awarded Headteacher Stickers for such a range of brilliant things. Congratulations to them all. 

More Maths Week photos including a fantastic family workshop with Captain Morgan - thank you to everyone who came along

Tuesday 28th March

Day 2 of our Maths Week at Kington Primary School!  Today's maths challenge across the classes was to represent the number 2017 in creative and interesting ways.  Year 5 also shared their Fraction Museum with Years 1 and 3 who have also been exploring fractions.

Monday 27th March

Maths Week got off to a good start with an assembly introducing the first class challenge of the week. In class the children were faced with predicting and estimating and then finding out! Some of the children estimated how many frozen peas it would take to cover the hall floor whilst other looked at how many silver cars might pass by school in twenty minutes. Lots for you to talk about at home and much more planned for the week.

Year Five showed the amazing dance they performed at the Courtyard last week to classes from across the school who had heard how brilliant it was.

Maths Puzzle Day with other Herefordshire schools - Year 4 pupils

Friday 24th March

A big thank you to everyone who dressed in red and sent in a donation for Comic Relief. You raised £206.80 which is brilliant and will make a real difference.

We awarded our children with Headteachers stickers in assembly and then had time for a joke from every class. They picked really comical ones and we filled the hall with laughter finishing with a bit of a song and a dance listening to the Comic Relief song for this year.

Four children missed assembly but travelled to Hereford to take part in a Mathematics Challenge Day. They had a quick photograph before they left and looked for a funny place to have it taken.

Monday 20th March

It was a very musical day in school today with the Year Five pupils finalising their fantastic dance to be performed on stage at the Courtyard tomorrow as part of a schools 'Moving Targets' project. It looked brilliant in our school hall and will be even more impressive on a big stage under lights.

The children who are learning an instrument at school performed at their first concert to parents. Although apprehensive they were super and showed just how much they had learnt. They were joined by some of the singers taking part in 'Spring Sing' a Herefordshire schools concert taking place next week.

Friday 17th March

We congratulated the children receiving Headteacher Sticker this week for quietly getting on with their work, showing real determination, taking the lead and supporting others and being such amazing role models for other children.

We also congratulated our Tag Rugby team who competed so well at the Tag Tournament held at Lady Hawkins' School yesterday and the member of the team unable to play but who showed such impressive leadership qualities.

It was the first meeting of our prospective librarians who are going to experience the role over the next two weeks and then decide if it is something they would like to commit to long term. We look forward to seeing them helping in the school library.

Thursday 16th March

Year Five have been working with the charity 'Up' throughout the term considering the effects of climate change across the world. They have looked at both the positives and the negatives and ways that we can ensure we are supporting in which every way we can. The class shared some of their work with family members. They would like us all to 'put our hands up for the planet'. The children were delighted that so many of their parents and friends came into school to share this work. Thank you.


Tuesday 14th March

In assembly each class shared something that would really show our Value of Thoughtfulness and we thought about how all of these ideas would make our lives in and out of school so much better.

Our new Sport Council is up and running with the aim of improving physical activity both in lessons and in the playground. They are already talking about a 'Game Changer' idea where the younger children can ask them ways of taking an everyday play activity and making it even better. We look forward to seeing some very creative play at break times.

We are delighted to have been awarded the School Games Silver Mark for our sporting provision and achievements. The Sports Council are planning ways to work towards gold.

At school we look forward to hearing about the things our past students are doing at High School, often chatting to them as they pass the school gates, and have set up a section on the website so you can share some of the activities and events happening at our local school, Lady Hawkins' It is a good way for us to share some of their achievements and celebrations with you and if you do not have children at High School yet a little taster of what's to come. You can find the first post on the website under the section headed Community, Lady Hawkins' School and Sixth Form.

Friday 10th March

Thoughtfulness is our Value for March and many of the children given Headteacher Stickers today reflected that value together with super achievements during the week. Meanwhile outside the girls football coaching is going really well and luckily the footballs do not topple the other children's amazing constructions.

Friday 3rd March

Despite the rain we have had a great World Book Day today. Children shared their favourite stories, read to their buddy classes and were able to visit the library van to choose a book. We hope they enjoy spending their voucher and carry on finding special times to relax and enjoy books. We also congratulated the children who showed those extra special qualities this week and have received a Headteacher Sticker. Congratulations.

Wednesday 1st March

Assembly today was led by Joe and some visitors to Kington who told us a little bit about their country. We all joined with the songs and actions.

Tuesday 28th February

What a busy day in school today. Children received Headteacher Stickers for amazing work and their attitude to learning. We were able to present fresh eggs and a bird feeder to the winner of the egg box recycling competition organised by Turners Garden Centre as part of our February Enrichment Day. Some of our youngest children thoroughly enjoyed pancakes in the morning followed by the most incredible food from Ghana cooked in school by one of our talented parents. Meanwhile our oldest children watched a drama called 'Don't Stare' performed by About Face Theatre Company. It gave rise to really important discussions and the children once again showed incredible empathy, understanding and a desire to make a difference if they can.

Thursday 16th February

We took a fabulous group of children to Old Trafford to experience a full stadium for a Europa League match. The atmosphere, inside and outside the stadium, was amazing and the game exciting with lots of great commentary from the children. They cheered on both Saint Etienne and Manchester United and were rewarded with three goals including a penalty. The  journey was a time to enjoy being with friends and snuggle up to sleep on the way home.

Friday 10th February

What a lot of amazing achievements to celebrate today. We congratulated the children receiving an Achievement Certificate for their work and contribution to school throughout this half term. Our Year Three and Year Four swimmers were given their badges and certificates awarded to our athletes and cross country runners. Our winning Running Club House Captain lifted the cup to celebrated their achievements this term. We were able to say an enormous well done to everyone for another very successful half term and wish them a happy week away from school (unless we are seeing them for our exciting trip to Old Trafford). Happy Holiday.

Thursday 9th February

We just love Enrichment Days with the variety of activities including trips out to Turners Garden Centre, cooking, performance poetry, art, animation, sport and culture. The day finishes with the whole school enjoying the poetry that the children have performed in their group. A super day.

Wednesday 8th February

We were so delighted to have qualified for the Herefordshire Winter Games in both Hockey and Athletics and the teams did brilliantly today. They did not return to school with medals but a real sense of pride, knowing how well they had competed and how brilliantly they had represented the school. Congratulations to them all.

Tuesday 7th February

Today we enjoyed our annual Safer Internet Day.  The focus this year was on images; what to share and not to share, saying positive comments and being critical as to the reliability of where the image came from.


There are a number of really useful resources available for parents to help support this topic at home.  Please find some time to read them, preferably together with your child/ren.  

Click here to view them.

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Friday 3rd February 2017

On this grey day your singing during assembly was truly amazing and made everyone smile, thank you everyone.

Here are this week's 'headteacher's sticker' children who have been awarded their stickers for such a wonderful variety of reasons including showing true friendship, being determined, improvements in handwriting and maths, sharing modestly with others and impressing in final pieces of written work. Congratulations to you all.

Wednesday 1st February

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If you are in KS2 and would like to enter the competition, click the picture above for full details.

Tuesday 31st January

We listened to the most beautiful music today when Glenda joined us to with not just one of her harps but five. The children were inspired by her story of becoming a most talented musician and how she manages to fit all the harps in her car! They were delighted when some of them had a chance to play themselves. We are really pleased that Glenda might be able to offer harp lessons if anyone is interested. Please let us know.

Friday 27th January

The school choir headed of to the Genting Arena in Birmingham to take part in the Young Voices Concert 2017. They joined 6000 others young voices, dancers and musicians to perform to a full arena of family and friends. An incredible experience and thoroughly enjoyable for everyone. We are so proud of our very special choir who will entertain the residents at Kington Court next week with some of the songs they sung today.

Back in school children were awarded Headteacher's sticker at the end of a busy week. There were amazing reasons given for each sticker and included some super writing, problem solving, telling the time, focus on their own learning and being a great role model. Congratulations and well done to you all.


Thursday 26th January

We had such a fabulous day today at our Values Conference hosted by Lady Hawkins'. With the theme of Caring we thought about caring for ourselves, each other and our world. the children enjoyed such a great range of activities and enjoyed mixing with children from our local schools. It was fantastic.

Headteacher's stickers were awarded today for such an amazing variety of reasons including modesty about personal achievements and progress, determination and making super progress with some tricky skills and ideas. Congratulations to you all. 

Monday 16th January

Year Five have started a project with the charity called UP (previously Concern Universal) and shared the start of this work with us all in assembly. The project is called 'Hands Up for the Planet' and focuses on sustainability and a world free from poverty. Steve encouraged us to 'think about living today whilst thinking about tomorrow.' Year Five are going to explore ways that we can all help and share those thoughts with us all. 

Friday 13th January

With the expected snow not quite coming to anything we were able to have our Friday celebration assembly. The children have all been amazing this week and we thanked all the adults in school for their hard work too. It was a big Friday smile for everyone but particularly those with Headteacher Stickers.


An update on MyMaths and Flash


MyMaths are in the process of moving away from using Flash to run their website, due to a number of incompatability problems. They are working on this as a matter of high importance to ensure that MyMaths continues provide you with the best possible experience no matter which browser you use.

Please be assured that you will still be able to access MyMaths while they complete their work. However, you may need to adjust your browser settings if you are having trouble opening content. They have updated their support site with the latest information and advice around browser settings. If you use Google Chrome, please note that this information has changed since last term.

Friday 5th January

The children have all returned with a really positive attitude and it was extremely hard for the staff to choose the children to receive Headteacher Stickers today. Well done everyone especially the award winners.

Friday 16th December

We wished each other a Happy Christmas and made up actions to Christmas songs while we sang and celebrated the final Achievement Assembly of 2016. We wished Mrs Talbot all the best as she sadly leaves us to have some time to relax. Save The Children - Christmas Jumper Day raised £146. Thank you for taking part. A lovely day to say goodbye until the 4th January 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

Wednesday 14th December

Fun and games and a delicious Christmas Dinner made for another fantastic day in school. KS2 planned and organised the games with Year Six running the stalls for everyone to enjoy while the Nursery was the place to buy and wrap a 'secret present' More fun tomorrow with Party Day.

Tuesday 13th December

Our Christmas Carol Concert at St Mary's Church brought together a mix of traditional and modern to complete our celebrations of the Christmas story. Year Six readers told the story beautifully and all the children created a lovely atmosphere with their singing. The congregation joined with us to make it a special day.

Tuesday 13th December

It was our final Headteacher Sticker assembly of 2016 and the children were delighted to receive their awards. We are looking forward to Achievement Assembly on Friday.

Monday 12th December

Samples of the new school hoodie arrived in school today. They can be worn for sports clubs and events but will not replace the school jumper. They can be ordered form the school office initially and then direct from Clubsport. The children modelling them loved them!


Wednesday 7th December

The children have delighted both the school and parents with their celebrations of the Christmas story. It is hard to really capture the moments that make each performance so special but the children have made their families laugh and cry. Really wonderful.

Monday 5th December

Christmas festivities and celebrations have begun in school with our KS1 Nativity. The shepherds, kings and angels all joined Mary and Joseph on stage today for a dress rehearsal for the whole school. We are sure that the audience tomorrow will enjoy it as much as we did.

Friday 2nd December

Fantastic effort and helpfulness became the theme for this weeks Headteacher Stickers. Some of the children were acknowledged for their contribution to Enrichment Day while for others it was their class work. Well done everyone.

Thursday 1st December

The children are so imaginative and creative during our Enrichment Days and have such fabulous experiences with children from others classes. Even our milk monitors created a map of North and South America with the milks. The Gardening group visited Turners Garden Centre to discover where all the Christmas tress originated from and to try and age them. After checking on the hens and their eggs they designed egg boxes to encourage re-cycling.  Great fun and lots of fantastic learning too.


Monday 28th November

The pantomime came to Kington with a fantastic show for all the children, and staff, to enjoy. There was laughter, singing and the story of Dick Whittington to amuse and entertain everyone. Thank you to The Friends of Kington Primary School for organising and contributing to such a lovely afternoon.

Friday 25th November

So many of the children who were congratulated today with Headteacher Stickers had shown a fantastic attitude not only to their learning but to all aspects of the school. There were several children supporting others in their learning alongside making fabulous progress themselves. Maybe they are teachers in the making? Well done everyone.

Look who else came to visit our youngest children this week!

Tuesday 22nd November

We had such a treat in school today as our Inter House Dance Competition reached the final stage. The four groups performed to the whole school and amazed us with the variety of dance styles, enthusiasm, complicated routines and energy. Judging was really hard and the result really close with Scotland lifting the trophy. Everyone was incredible.

Friday 18th November

Today, while Years 5 and 6 were having a lovely day at Tudor World, Nursery to Year 4 had a 'wear what you like' day to raise money for Children in Need.  So far we have raised £190!  Thank you to everyone who so kindly sent in a donation.

Thursday 17th November

Our brilliant school councillors lead the assembly today, encouraging us all to think about bullying.  It is Anti-Bullying week, and the councillors explained what to do if people are being unkind, as well as how we can all be friends to each other.

Wednesday 16th November

Today, Reverend Ben visited us during assembly to help us learn about our current value, 'Cooperation'.  He told us a story that encouraged us to help each other, fix a problem where we can and work together as a school to keep our school a happy place.

Tuesday 15th November

The children in Nursery and Reception celebrated Diwali. They made Diva lights, shared the story of Rama and Sita and learnt some lovely songs. They all shared some Diwali food while listening to music. It was quite magical.

Our Year Five pupils spent the day at Lady Hawkins' getting to know the school and the staff as part of a Taster Day involving all of our local schools. They came back very excited about the Rio themed day and all of the activities they took part in. What good preparation this is for them.


Monday 14th November

This weekend has seen many of the children from school taking part in Remembrance Day parades representing many different organisations. On the 11th day of the 11th month Year Six shared with the school letters from young men who suffered during the war and the effect it had on their families. We all spent the two minutes silence reflecting on all they had shared with us. On Sunday five of those children joined staff at the Kington Remembrance Day church service and parade laying a wreath on behalf of us all.

Thursday 10th November

We held our Headteacher's Sticker assembly a day early today in preparation for our Year 6 assembly about Remembrance Day tomorrow.  Well done to everybody who has worked hard and shown super qualities throughout this week.

Tuesday 8th November

We had such a special assembly when Ethan came to share with us all the most beautiful music on his guitar. The children listened to a variety of tunes and talked about how it made them feel. The children in Reception and Year Three are going to be working with Ethan creating and enjoying music over the nest few weeks. We are very lucky.

Friday 4th November

Unfortunately the original Headteacher Award stickers have gone out of print and the children awaited the launch of the new look ones with the first ones being awarded today. The fancy new gold stickers were very well received and look great. We look forward to presenting many more. The children who had successfully completed their Bikeability were also congratulated on their achievement. We also reminded everyone to stay safe this weekend if they were attending firework displays.

Tuesday 1st November

Our oldest children will be completing there Bikeability Cycle Training during the week. They learn how to look after and check their bikes as well as receiving training to be as safe as possible when out on the roads. They are such good skills to have.

Friday 21st October

Our final assembly of this half term saw children receiving their house point badges and hockey certificates as well as congratulating England and Wales for being joint winners of the Running Club trophy. We sometimes have 50 runners on a Friday lunchtime all earning points for their house. We had lots of fantastic role models from across the school receiving Achievement Certificates. Congratulations everyone and have a good half term holiday.

Thursday 20th October

Our first Enrichment Day of the year saw the children enjoying  working together on a whole range of great things with some super Performance Poetry to end the day.

Wednesday 19th October

We took two children to the Herefordshire Winter School Games Level 2 Quicksticks event at Lady Hawkins' School and they played brilliantly. It was even more exciting when one of our super teams came away with a gold medal. This also means that we have qualified for the Herefordshire Winter Games Competition in February. The Lady Hawkins' Young Sports Leaders were excellent too.

Tuesday 18th October

We were all waiting with anticipation for the results of our Inter House Art Competition and today was results day. The staff at Lady Hawkins' had such a difficult job judging and we congratulated many of the children recognised for their extra special talent and creativity. We had individual winners representing Wales in KS1 and England in KS2 with the overall trophies being presented to Ireland in KS1 and England in KS2.

The new Inter House 'Dance' Competition was introduced so the next challenge is under way.

Friday 14th October

The hall was busy so we had a ‘walking assembly’ today with the children still receiving their Headteacher Awards but in class. By the end of the walk we had a fantastic group of amazing children to say well done to.

Wednesday 12th October

Many of our KS2 children represented the school at Lady Hawkins' High School this afternoon.  Year 5 and 6 children took part in an orienteering activity, whilst dodging the showers.  Meanwhile, in the dry, year 3 and 4 children took part in a range of multiskills.  Thank you to the staff at Lady Hawkins School for organising the event and to the children for their excellent efforts.

Friday 7th October

We finished the week with our Headteacher Awards. The children were celebrated for supporting our school values, being amazing role models and for their achievements in all subjects. The new School Ambassadors were introduced to the school and congratulated on their successful applications for this important role. We all reflected on a super week.

Tuesday October 4th

We had a lovely walk to St Marys’ church for our Harvest Assembly. The children shared songs and poems and even the parents join us for the Harvest Rock and Roll song and actions!

Once back at school the children who had applied to be School Ambassadors for this year were interviewed and given some initial training before receiving their badges and our congratulations

Friday 30th October

Reverend Ben joined us today to introduce himself and to congratulate the children who had really impressed us with their work and their attitude to learning and school life. Congratulations to them all. Reverend Ben will welcome us to St Marys' for our Harvest Assembly next Tuesday.

Friday 23rd September


Congratulations to our Headteacher's Sticker children this week.  Lots of praise from teachers for children making great progress, being resilient and being a super friend to others in the school so well done all.

Friday 16th September


We joined with Kington Walking Festival for a second year with an even more challenging  walk. The Walking Festival arranged a special guide and provided a bus to take Year Five and Year Six to Stanner for a five mile walk back to Kington. A very happy group of children and adults headed off this morning and had a challenging but enjoyable five and a half mile hike. Many thanks to Tony, Keith and Helen from the Walking Festival.  We had a brilliant day!


Please log on to Year 5's class page to find further photos of our great day out in the hills.

Thursday 15th September

We had a super assembly about some of the letters that St Paul wrote. The children had great fun acting out some of the roles.

Our new House Captains have also introduced the first challenge of the year, an Inter House Art Competition celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl.

We are delighted that the Art Department at Lady Hawkins’ are going to help us with the very difficult job of judging.

Watch the Blog for the results and news on the next challenge. 

Tuesday September 13th

All the staff had such a difficult job choosing the children for our first Headteacher Awards of the new year. Everyone has really focussed, settled into their new classes and made super progress already. Congratulations to them all.

Friday September 9th

House Captain elections were held today with amazing speeches and really difficult decisions for all the children. Every vote really did count and we even had to have a re-count. We now have eight very proud and very positive House Captains who are already planning some challenges and ways to support and help their houses. We welcomed two new members of staff today, our School Games Co-Ordinator and our Superstars Sport teacher, which made the day even more memorable.

Thursday September 9thth

The sunshine and the smiles from the children have made our first few days back very special. Everyone has started the year ready and eager to learn and already enjoying their achievements. Our new bright and spacious hall has made assembly and lunchtime a real pleasure too.  We are looking forward to our youngest children starting back with us tomorrow.