This week is skills builder week and we are focusing on the skills of listening, speaking, aiming high and staying positive. We had a special visit from Sargeant Sutcliffe, who answered all the questions we asked, to help us learn about the role of a police officer. The children have been investigating a crime scene in our classroom. They have been using their police knowledge to find clues to decide which suspect is the sugar snatcher that ate Granny Flora’s chocolates!

On the 9th December the children of Healing Primary came together for a special Christingle service. Each pupil had made their own Christingle which they brought to the assembly. We were wowed by a performance from the steel pans group, entertained by the choir and delighted by Rev. Mark’s magic tricks. It was a fantastic way to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

Elm Class had an excellent morning participating in a STEM workshop delivered by Lab Rascals and The Humber Gateway Wind Farm. They had to use their teamwork, design and problem solving skills to construct a Lego wind turbine. In their teams, they then had to use a fan to turn the blades of the wind turbine to generate electricity. The children had to record how many joules of energy were produced.

Our heads of Pupil Council represented our school brilliantly at this year’s Remembrance Parade. We marched behind the armed forces and veterans from the Royal British Legion to the cenotaph to lay our poppy wreath. It was fantastic to see so many of our school community represented in the Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Healing Hotspurs football club who also laid remembrance wreaths at the service.

This month we had some special visitors to our assembly. ‘Open the book’, from the local church, came in to teach us about a special journey and how Moses guided his people to the promised land. It was very interactive and we all enjoyed joining in.

Introducing our Healing Primary Academy New Age Kurling team!

These 12 children had the opportunity to represent our school at a Kurling competition last week against lots of other local schools.

We came back with lots of medals and, more importantly, smiles! One team finished 2nd overall and another team finished 4th.

Well done to all of you and thank you for representing our school so sensibly. We are all so proud of you!

Introducing our first ever Healing Primary girls football team!

Last week, Mr Greenwood and Mrs Taylor had the pleasure of taking these fabulous girls to our first ever girls football tournament after school.

We played lots of matches against other schools and we finished a very respectable 4th overall. Our biggest achievement on the night was receiving the ‘respect’ award from the host of the event who had noticed our impressive teamwork and respect amongst our team and towards the other teams.
Well done girls – we are really proud of you all!

We are proud to announce that Healing Primary has achieved the Skills Builder Gold Award, in recognition for the work we do to teach the 8 essential skills: Listening, Speaking, Creativity, Problem Solving, Leadership, Teamwork, Staying Positive and Aiming High. The children enjoy learning about these skills and putting them in practice during class assemblies, projects and in the wider curriculum.

We celebrated Harvest in our whole school assembly. Reverend Mark taught us the importance of sharing with others through the art of magic, which the children enjoyed very much

We were overwhelmed with the generous donations from our families, which will be gratefully received by Grimsby Food Kitchen.

On the morning of September 8th, we shared this very special delivery sent to the pupils of Healing Primary straight from Balmoral Castle. The children were so excited. Little did we know how poignant that moment would become when later that day we heard of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We are very lucky to be one of the last recipients of a letter from the Monarch.