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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Sportshalls Athletics Finals
Wednesday 11th January 2017
Chantry had a very busy day at the Indoor Sportshall Atheltics, with both our Year 3&4 and 5&6 teams qualifying from our zone to face up against the best schools in Luton. The children competed over a number of athletic events, including running, throwing and jumping. Eight schools progressed to this stage, the best in Luton and we pushed them every step of the way in a very tightly taught competition. The Year 5&6 gave it their all but came up short on the day. On the other hand our Year 3&4 excelled in every aspect of athletics. Surging up the table to a very strong bronze finish, making us the third best school in Luton, within the age group. Well done to all the children who took part, you proved to yourselves and the rest of Luton why you deserved to be there. Another big step forward for Chantry on our path to sports excellence.
Year 6 Moon buggies
Monday 19th December 2016
On your marks, Get Set, Go!
Year Six have had a great morning today racing our moon buggies. During the last few weeks, children have worked in pairs to design and build these amazing creations; including all the electronics. Today each class raced in heats before three finalists from Nobel, Newton and Einstein all entered the final.
The children showed determination and unity throughout working together to create some speedy vehicles and lots of fun and laughter was shared today as they raced.
Well done to all of the racers, and of course, the pit crew!
Gulliver's Christmas Cracker!
This past Saturday, a very excited group of our younger pupils had a brilliant day out when they visited Gulliver's Land in Milton Keynes! Whilst there, the children did a whole range of fantastic things, including a walk through a Winter Wonderland to see Santa, choosing a present from his toy shop, watching a Christmas show and of course, going on lots of the exciting rides.
The Great Fire of Chantry!
Year 2 children had a real 'WOW' experience today when they got to witness the Great Fire of London, recreated especially for the Chantry playing field! Each of the classes have spent the half-term learning all about the fire, and today, saw first hand just how quickly the fire would've spread. The 'houses' had been made over the past few weeks (complete with St. Paul's Cathedral) and we even made sure the fire started in the Pudding Lane bakery, just like it did 350 years ago!
Night Before Christmas visit
This morning, a group of Key Stage 2 children had the fantastic opportunity to make the short journey to the Library Theatre, where they were treated to the brilliant 'Night Before Christmas' show. The entertaining tale told the story of 3 Santa 'super-fans' who gather each year in the hope of catching a glimpse of the famous man himself.The pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were even lucky enough to hop on the stage afterwards for a photo with the cast!
Science Night adventure
Wow-some of our Year 6 pupils had an amazing experience this weekend when they journied into London to spend the night at the world-famous Science Museum! They took part in a whole range of fascinating activities on Saturday evening led by the enthusiastic museum staff, before getting to spend the night in the Space Gallery, surrounded by the stars. Sunday morning was more fun as an IMAX movie was laid on for them as well as a session in the amazing new 'Wonderlab' gallery, which was full of 'hands-on' activities....what an adventure!
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.