On Thursday 8th March, a team of Year 5 and 6 pupils from Cabot took part in a citywide netball tournament. The team played fantastically well against other teams including Bannerman Road, Chester Park, Begbrook and Sefton Park. Having won two, drawn one and lost one, we finished 2nd place in our group.
What a cosy time we had last night listening to bedtime stories! The snow last week meant we had to postpone some of our Book Week celebrations but Ms Davies made sure we didn’t miss out on some of our favourite events. Teachers read stories to children across the school and we all enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate. Lots of teddies came along too!
Congratulations to all our new school ambassadors. Cabot ambassadors have some very important duties including welcoming guests to school and representing our community at outside events. These children have been selected for their exemplary behaviours and positive attitudes to learning over time.
We all had a lovely time at the Maths Fair yesterday afternoon. Classes had been working hard all week on their enterprise projects carefully managing their budgets to provide is with a range of stalls. There were some very tasty pizzas and cakes; crafts including cress heads and personalised book marks; and some fun fairground and part games! I had a good try at pin the tie on Mr Burton but no prizes for me. We’ll have to wait until all the money has been counted to find out which classes made a profit. Thank you Miss Tupman for organsing such a great week.
What a thrilling football match we had against our partner school St Werburgh’s! St Werburgh’s took an early lead and dominated the first half. But Cabot started strongly after the break, scoring 3 times in as many minutes. The final score was 8-4 to St Werburgh’s. The game was played with excellent team spirit from start to finish and we are looking forward to the rematch later in the year. We have some other matches against our other partner schools very soon!
Today we welcomed Thangam Debbonaire, our local MP to Cabot. After a brief tour of the school led by our pupil ambassadors, Thangam met with our Student Council and answered a whole range of questions covering issues from helping homeless people to the impact of Brexit. After she joined us for our school assembly and told us about her journey from school to being an MP. We are very grateful to Thangam for the visit and taking time to talk and listen to children about issues that want to address.
We had some very special visitors to Cabot today. Three members of The Rotary Club of Bristol, including our school governor Mr Robin Nash, came to award two of our children with prizes for the entries to the Bristol Young Writer competition . Solomon came second and Zubeyr came first out of all the entrants from our school and others across Bristol. This is a fantastic achievement. Not only were the boys awarded certificates, they also received book tokens. I know these will be very well spent.
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Happy New Year! I’m very pleased to begin 2018 with some great news about our SATs results from last Summer. 66% of our pupils achieved the new higher expected standards in Reading, Writing and Maths. This is higher than the National and Bristol average of 61%. Even more impressive are our progress scores. The Department for Education measures the progress children make from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. The National average is represented by a score of zero. Values higher than zero indicate better than average progress and scores below zero indicate that progress was below average. All of our progress scores were positive this. We are particularly pleased with our Writing progress measure which indicates that the progress of our pupils was in the top 10% of all schools Nationally. We know there is so much more to a well rounded education than success in tests, but these outcomes give us all reason to feel very proud of the achievement of our pupils.
You can find out more about our whole school performance data by clicking the links below to our data page and to the DfE performance tables website.