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At Deanshanger Primary school we would like to keep you all informed about all  the breaking news here at our school. From school trips to what goes on everyday as your children are learning and experiencing so many different adventures.  

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February 2020

  • Top Table Lunch 12th February 2020

    Published 12/02/20

    Congratulations to the children selected for the Top Table lunch this week. They were selected to be part of this special school celebration for demonstrating school values over the lunchtime period - this includes being extra kind and respectful and trying new foods. Well done to you all. Thank you to Mr Russell and Mrs Young for joining us and to the Fresh Start team and mid-day supervisors for helping it to run smoothly alongside the regular lunchtime. 

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  • Smart Watches

    Published 11/02/20

    We are aware that the advances in technology are a real positive and that children and adults are now able to access tools to support communication and  learning at their fingertips. Whilst this is largely a huge positive, we are concerned about the growing popularity of some Smart watches and other wearable devices in school for two reasons.

    1.They are extremely expensive and could easily be damaged or lost (particularly as they have to be removed for all PE sessions). 

    2.Their functionality could pose a risk from data protection/safeguarding point of view as some of them can send and receive pictures, videos, record, receive texts and messages. For this reason, we reserve the right to ask for them to be handed in at the gate just as we do for mobile phones if they have the same functionality as a mobile.

    From a safeguarding point of view, our staff are not permitted to wear these either.

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  • Artsmark Excitement

    Published 08/02/20

    We were thrilled to receive the  news on Friday 7th February that we have been awarded a silver award from Arts Council England. We started the award two years ago (with Mrs Claire Ely), as a way to ensure that the opportunities for our children were always rich and broad. From that point, we've continued to grow and improve as we value the impact that the Arts has on the whole child, our wider community (and our place in it), the School environment individual progress and confidence. We have no doubt that we have the next generation of professional dancers, performers, artists, theatre addicts, Deanshanger Primary.

    Although delighted with this award, we are committed to ensuring that our provision continues to be strong and accessible to all. The gold award is in our sights next!



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  • Sports Report

    Published 05/02/20

    On Wednesday 29th January 2020, four Year 4 children, Kimberly, Devon, Jay and Lewis and one Year 5 child, Nathan took part in an Archery  competition at Deanshanger Primary School.


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  • Y6 African Mask Making and Dance

    Published 05/02/20

    On Monday 3rd February, the two year 6 classes had a special African mask making and dance day. They used acrylic paint to create a dotty, symmetrical pattern on the wooden masks provided. After they had dried, they did a dance warm up, followed by learning a traditional African dance using the masks to authentic music. Later in the afternoon, parents/carers were invited to come in and enjoy the final performance. It was performed in class groups first and then as a year group.  Our parents enjoyed the dance and we all really enjoyed the day as it was so different.


    Joseph, Albert, Willow and Amelia in Y6

    For more photos, look on the Y6 Arts page

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  • Y2 - Visit to Milton Keynes Museum

    Published 05/02/20

    The Year 2 children (and staff and parent helpers) had a very enjoyable and worthwhile trip to Milton Keynes Museum on Monday 3rd February to support their learning on 'People of the Past'. Their favourite parts of the trip included the transport hall, the old fashioned games and the piano that played all on its own! They are now building upon this learning in class.






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