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.
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Unbelievable fun was had by all today, when we paid our first ever visit to the amazing KidZania venue in London! A group of Key Stage 2 pupils experienced the 'child-sized city' where children get the chance to work in a range of different jobs whilst developing key skills in financial literacy, team-work and independence. After getting 'paid' for their jobs, children then have to decide how best to spend their salaries and what on! It was a really memorable and unique experience for all the children, who had a blast.
Well, well, well....what a fantastic piece of news we received today. The four Year Six pupils who entered the 'Young Mathematician of the Year' competition were informed today that they had won the Luton & Dunstable heats! Their team-work and maths problem solving were commended and their entry has now been sent off to be judged nationally to see if they can make the country-wide finals to be held in the near future. We are immensely proud of the children and all of their commitment...well done!
The choir visits Dukeminster
Our harmonic choir carried out their first community 'gig' today, when they visited the residents of Dukeminster Care Home in Dunstable to regale them with a range of wonderful Christmas carols. The children sang beautifully and were a real credit to both themselves and to Chantry. The residents were extremely impressed with how well the children sung and have told them they're welcome back any time! Great work everyone and a special thanks to Mrs Bianchi for arranging the successful event.
Fire brigade visit Year 2
As part of their learning on The Great Fire of London, Year 2 pupils had some special visitors today, when members of Dunstable Fire Station turned up to see them! They brought their shiny fire engine with them and showed the children all the different areas of the vehicle and even let the children see inside. And as a super treat, the children were all allowed a go at using the hose and spraying the nearby trees! The children loved the experience and were fantastic at asking lots of interesting questions...well done everyone.
Peer Mentors 2016-17
Introducing our brand new peer mentors for this academic year! This extremely responsible group of pupils have been selected after they'd applied for the role and were then successful in their interview. At lunchtimes, they will be on 'duty' to help promote positivity, support other pupils where needed and help to resolve any issues that might arise. Good luck to all of them; we know they'll do brilliantly!
Year 6 Football Tournament
A bitter cold Wednesday morning for the year 6 boys football tournament saw Chantry put in a group with Maidenhall, St Martins, Hillborough and Hawthorn Park. On a frosty pitch we were beaten 1-0 by Hillborough after a hard thought midfield battle. Our 2nd game saw us come up against a well organised Hawthorn Park who managed to put 2 past us with no reply. We then turned our morning around as it started to warm up and showed great determination and teamwork against Maidenhall, unfortunately we could not assert our dominance as we picked up a 1-1 draw. Our hard work and effort was rewarded in our last game against St Martins as we put in a great team display to secure a 1-0 win. Unfortunately we finished 3rd in our group and did not progress however the team can be very proud with how they performed and improved through difficult conditions.
Lighting Up Luton parade
We continued our annual tradition this evening, when a group of our Year 4 pupils took part in the 'Lighting Up Luton' lantern parade. After spending time making our lanterns on Friday, we travelled into the town centre to take part in the lantern procession on Saturday evening, playing our part in the dazzling Christmas light switch-on outside the town hall!
Young Mathematician of the Year
Today saw a group of talented Year 6 children head off to the 'Explore Learning Centre' to take part in Round Two of the 'Young Mathematician of the Year' competition! After successfuly making it through round one last week, the children were invited back to today's event, where they had to use their problem-solving skills to crack a challange linked to 3D shapes. They worked especially hard at demonstrating great unity through their team-work skills and were amazing role models for Chantry. At the end of the day, once happy with their work, the children had to hand their final entries in and now have a nervy wait to see if they've made it through to the finals at Cambridge University in December!