Look what has been possible through PTA funding....!
The main purpose of the PTA and its objective is to advance the education of pupils in the school in particular by:
1 - Developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.
2 - Engaging in activities, providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.
Every penny is reinvested as a donation to the school. Here are some of the things we have funded in the past...
The PTA provided a grant to enable the library to be refurbished.
2017-2018 saw yet another huge challenge! Another £9k for an Outdoor Classroom. We managed to raise an astounding £14K which meant our new Classroom will be built over the summer holidays!
2016-2017 Saw the PTA with their biggest challenge yet! The school was desperate for a newly surfaced & marked playground. We achieved our goal of raising £8.5K and the playground was successfull completed in October 2017!
This is a lovely space for teaching the children out of doors when the weather is warmer.
Rigolo - In Action!
2017 the PTA funded the wonderful new French resource Rigolo. The old resources were very dated, and these modern, interactive resources give children the best opportunity to hone their skills before secondary school.
Each unit of learning begins with a story in French about a dragon called Bof. He gets up to all sorts of adventures as the story goes on, introducing new French words and phrases as he goes. The words and phrases that the children learn from Bof are relevant and would be helpful in any French speaking nation across the world. In my previous school, the children in Year 5 were able to produce a page of writing to describe themselves using this resource as a prompt, and I am hoping we will move towards that at Cam Hopton.
In the future, we will be looking at pairing Cam Hopton with a French speaking school, so that we can use our new skills, and learn a little more about the language and the people of France - watch this space!
Numicon In Action!
2017 the PTA funded some fantastic new maths resources for the whole school. The new resources include a wide range of apparatus such as ‘Numicon’, Cuisenaire rods and place value counters (to name a few).
The use of practical resources is extremely useful for introducing new ideas, understanding number, problem solving and reasoning. Often children find it easier to manipulate resources on the table than they do recording new ideas on paper- allowing them to ‘see the Maths’.
The staff team have been really excited about planning exciting maths lessons using them and the children have also enjoyed getting to grips with the new resources.
The list goes on....
- Performances from a touring theatre
- Subsidised – Music Technology workshops (10 week) course for Years 5 & 6
- Laptop Leases – approx £650 per quarter
- School Leavers Mugs
- Toys for the playground
- Reading books
- New DT Equipment £600
- Supporting Science Week £440