Display Evening Thursday 18th October 2018 – 5pm to 7pm

Graham James Primary Academy and Little J’s Nursery have a Display Evening on Thursday 18th October from 5pm to 7pm.

You are invited to visit out school and nursery, stroll through the classrooms and chat to the children and staff.

Scholastic Book Fair is available throughout the evening.

SCHOOL TOURS FOR CHILDREN WHO WILL BE 5 BETWEEN SEPT 2019 AND AUG 2020

WILL YOUR CHILD BE 5 YEARS OLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2019 AND AUGUST 2020?

WHY DON’T YOU COME ALONG FOR A TOUR OF OUR SCHOOL TO VISIT THE CLASSROOMS AND SEE THE CHILDREN AT WORK?

WE WILL BE CONDUCTING TOURS ON:

TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2018 10.00am

MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2018 10.00am

WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2018 2.00pm

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2018 2.00pm

MONDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2018 10.00am

TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2019 10.00am

ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED! NO NEED TO PRE-BOOK. JUST TURN UP.

 

Growth Mindset

At Graham James Primary Academy, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Consequently, instilling all our pupils with ‘growth mindsets’ has become a key priority for the school for this year (2017/18) and beyond.

We want all our pupils to relish challenge, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also as they move forward into adulthood.

The following clips explain it in more detail:

We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and encourage them to become confident and resilient learners we, as a team of school staff and parents, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid of making mistakes but who thrives upon them, knowing that this is all part of the learning process. The way in which we encourage children to learn and explore is vital to their success, not only at school but also at home.

At Graham James we have been learning about ‘The Power of Yet’. This philosophy encourages children to identify what they cannot do and then say ‘yet’. This shows them that, with a growth mindset, they will achieve their goal, by having a positive attitude, facing challenges, never giving up and working hard. The school is now buzzing with talk of perseverance, challenge, risk, celebrating mistakes and ‘The Power of Yet’.

Please ask your child about: ‘The Power of Yet’.

These are some of the displays around school:

HOLIDAY DATES

AUTUMN TERM

Term time – Tuesday 4th September to Friday 19th October

October half term – Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October 2018

Term Time – Monday 29th October to Friday 19th December 2018

Christmas Holiday – Thursday 20th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

 

SPRING TERM

Term Time – Tuesday 3rd January 2019 to Friday 15th February 2019 

Half term: Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2019

Term time – Monday 25th February 2019 to Friday 5th April 2019

Easter Break: Monday 8th April to Monday 22nd April 2019

 

SUMMER TERM

Term time – Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to Friday 3rd May 2019 

May Day holiday: Monday 6th May 2019

Term time – Tuesday 7th May to Friday 24th May 2019

Half term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2019

Term time – Monday 3rd June 2019 to Wednesday 24th July 2019

 

LAST DAY OF 2019 SUMMER TERM – 16th July 2019

 

NON-PUPIL DAYS

17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd July 2019