I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Chantry Primary Academy. We are a values-based school focused on empowering our pupils to be the best they can be. Our ethos is built on Chantry's Values (which incorporate British Values), these include unity, respect, tolerance and friendship. With our wow-factors and a book based learning experience, we believe that Chantry offers an excellent educational experience for our pupils.
Chantry is a successful school which is a unique and exciting place to be. Children succeed at Chantry thanks to high quality learning experiences provided by our extensive and dedicated team. They also enjoy our creative approach to learning and feel secure in our caring school environment.
Our website aims to keep our school community up to date with events and information about our school. Please take the time to browse the site to learn more about the exciting opportunities that children have here.
Luton Peace Walk 2016
Recently, a group of Key Stage 2 'Values Role Models' participated in the annual Peace Walk project organised by the Luton Council of Faiths. They've been working with other schools to look at how to promote peace in the community and were so lucky today to be able to take part in this harmonious event. The day brought together people from lots of different walks of life and was such an amazing opportunity for our children to spread peace and be involved in such a lovely day where they truly saw how people can live together in peace, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.
Adventure golf fun!
Our next enrichment visit took place today, when a group of older pupils headed to Stevenage to take part in 'Mr Mulligan's Advnture Golf'. The children worked their way through 2 eighteen hole courses of fun, challenge and some madcap obstacles. The underwater themed course saw the children putting holes inside a submarine whilst the jungle course contained some rather large snakes to contend with! It was a great day out and we saw some impressive golfing skills from some of the children!
Marvel Universe live!
A group of Key Stage 2 pupils had a memorable experience this evening when they had the amazing opportunity to visit the O2 in London to watch the breathtaking 'Marvel Universe' show. The spectacle was crammed-pack full with some of Marvel Comic's best known creations, as good and evil battled to see who could take control of the 'cosmic cube' and rule the world! There was lots of 'wow' moments as motorbikes did stunts, pyrotechnics exploded and superheroes were literally flying around the arena! The children had a truly wonderful time, and a huge thanks to our friends at the Variety Club who donated the tickets to the school...THANK YOU!
Year 6 drumming WOW!
As part of their unit on the 'Refugee Boy' book, today Year 6 took part in a 'djembe' drumming workshop, a style of drumming popular in West Africa. The instructors provided everyone with a djembe drum each and led the children through some simple and then more complex drumming rhythms. The children were fantastic and really surprised themselves with how quickly they picked up the drumming technique and how much fun they had!
Roald Dahl day
After a week of fun activities celebrating the 100th birthday of the great Roald Dahl, Friday saw hundreds of children throughout the school dressing up in some of Dahl's most famous characters, bringing some of his most imaginative designs to life. We had Charlie Buckets, Matildas, Witches, BFG's, Twits and a whole host of animals in school today, livening up all of our classrooms! A big well done to all of the children and a special thanks to all of our parents who helped with the super duper designs!
Year 3 Australian WOW
Year 3 had a fantastic Aboriginal themed WOW day today! There were lots of activities that tickled the children's brains with lots and lots of fascinating facts about Australia. They exercised their lungs by playing real didgeridoos, explored Aboriginal inspired dancing, face painted and created brilliant art work! Lessons in class have allowed the children to continue learning about the unique continent of Australia where they're been studying creation stories...they can't wait to learn more!
Year 5 Bollywood day
Year 5 had a super time today when Olivia came to visit and organised Bollywood dance workshops for all of our Year 5 classes. The children learnt and picked up a whole range of dance moves in record time and were able to show off their moves to parents at the end of the day! Such moves as the 'peacock', 'window wipe' and 'lightbulb' were particular favourites and the super accessories the children got to wear really added a bit of 'sparkle' to their performance! Well done Year 5!
Year 2 Chinese WOW!
Year 2 had a wonderful time during their Chinese WOW day today! The classes had lots of Chinese themed activities to complete during the course of the day, including having a go at tangrams, using shapes to make pictures, Chinese writing and a bit of dressing up (which we all loved doing). Then, one of everyone's favourite bits was trying some Chinese style food, such as fried rice, noodles, seaweed and prawn crackers...yum! Everyone went home happy, full up and full of excitement for our new topic..
Year 6 Leavers' Ball
Our Year 6 pupils had a wonderful time tonight, when on their penultimate day at Chantry, they attended the annual Leavers' Ball...a time for celebration and being able to let their hair down! A whole range of committed staff members helped to organise this special event where there was good food, good music and good company, meaning that this was an event that will stay in the children's memories for a long time to come and leave them with some very special memories indeed.