Michelle Fuller

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Collecting for Operation Orphan

We are again collecting for KeepA Child Warm for Operation Orphan who are a registered charity see below poster –

Keep a Child Warm Main Flyer

We are collecting winter coats, warm hats, scarves, thick gloves, think jumpers/fleeces, large blankets and socks.

Please send these into school for the attention of Michelle Fuller by 19th June 2018.

Matilda the Musical – Sunday 10 June 2018, Cambridge Theatre

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 7 million people worldwide.

Following the sold-out success of the previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a fifth relaxed performance at the CambridgeTheatre on Sunday 10 June 2018, 3pm.

The performance provides a relaxed environment for everyone, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress, and with lighting and sound levels adjusted to soften their impact. Audience etiquette throughout the whole theatre is also relaxed with all audience members given the freedom to make noise and/or move about the auditorium according to their needs without restriction. Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities available for people to use if they want to take a break.  All theatre staff, crew and company members also receive specialist training in advance to anticipate a wider range of different audience needs.

Tickets are being offered at the reduced rates of £10 and £25!

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 27 March at 10am and can only be booked through:

  • The RSC Ticket Hotline, 01789 403 493 (10am-6pm)
  • In person at the Cambridge Theatre box office

All bookers will be sent a visual story to help them familiarise themselves with the plot, characters and the setting before they arrive at the theatre. Detailed event and transport information is available online.

Please contact the RSC Ticket Hotline if you have any questions about this relaxed performance. Alternatively, you can visit the Matilda The Musical website from 10am on Tuesday 27 March for more info.

Northants County Cricket – Chance to Shine Project

Northants County Cricket Club are coming into both schools to deliver the ‘Chance to Shine Project’ to promote cricket and give our pupils the opportunity to play cricket and learn some key skills.

Limes East and Grapes West classes will have a number of  coaches coming into their PE lessons to deliver 6 Cricket Sessions from February half term until Easter.

The pupils will be awarded stickers and wristbands as a result of a shining star moment.  This may be answering a question or by performing a fantastic catch, throw or shot!


Sports Hall Athletics Competition

On Wednesday 24th January children  from Cherries and Grapes joined together to attend a Sports Hall Athletics Competition at Corby Business Academy.

There were 8 teams involved who competed against each other in a circuit of different events to score the most points.  All teams had the same amount of time to score as many points as they could.

All of the children took turns throughout the competition to throw a javelin, target practice, chest press, speed bounce and hurdles.

All schools then competed in a relay race as the final event of the day.

The overall results revealed how close the tournament had been with Northgate School finishing in 1st place, followed by Rowan Gate in 2nd and Friars in 3rd.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Sports Hall Athletics Competition and had great fun.  They were delighted when they all received a certificate of participation!

Amy Green



Photographer in School

We are delighted to inform you that the school photographer will be visiting school (9am until 2 pm) as below to take photographs of the children.  The cost of the pack varies depending on the size and quantity of photographs you require.

Wednesday 21 February – Wellingborough

Thursday 22 February – Rushden

See letters sent

Letter Wellingborough 21.2.18

Letter Rushden 22.2.18


Majorie Boxall Quality Mark

On Friday 26 January 2018, Adam O’Riley from the Nurture Group Network and MP Peter Bone, local MP joined our good work assembly to award us with the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award.

We were assessed for the award in October by Helen Stollery from the Nurture group network. She spent a day with us after Mrs Rachel Allen, Nurture Group Teacher had submitted a file of evidence about the work we do to support the children as a Nurture class in Limes class, and the way this is encompassed across the day to day running, policies of the school.

It was a wonderful achievement and we are all very proud!

The children enjoyed a tea party with our visitors and governors and they also made their own trophy to take home!

See Report MBQMA – ROWAN GATE ps

See more information on Nurture Groups  – https://nurturegroups.org/what-we-do/boxall-quality-mark-award


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