C.A.N. (Collaborate, Achieve, Nurture)
Welcome to our website. Here you can find essential information and experience what we feel makes our school special. East Whitby Primary Academy is both a caring and nurturing environment where we help all our pupils aim high.
The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. What marks it out as being beyond good, is how considerate pupils are towards each other and how they remind each other of how to behave without having to be prompted by adults. Ofsted December 2015
At East Whitby we take pride in developing outstanding teaching and learning by holding the highest expectations of all our pupils and knowing the children well. We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum. Our students are given time to explore subjects and develop deep understanding. We celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not frightened to make mistakes.
We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning, so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and respond to quality feedback. Children are praised for hard work, determination and having a positive attitude. In order to create an inclusive school where everyone can flourish, whatever their background, we promote an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated – both within school and the wider world.
Pupils are taught the virtues of kindness, appreciation and what it means to be courageous. Special care is taken to educate everyone in the East Whitby community about the needs of others and how best to meet them.
We foster open and honest communication with parents, carers and specialists and actively seek to engage with all members of the East Whitby community in a positive supportive manner. High quality teaching is a key priority at East Whitby and the relationship between staff and children underpins inspirational, supportive and effective teaching and learning.
Staff are actively involved in identifying their support and training needs and this leads to careers with clear progression. We ensure that there is a wide range of quality training available and that staff are able to learn from each other and share good practice.
It is our aim for all children to leave East Whitby as confident learners with self-belief and an abiding respect for others. We aim to instil a lifelong love for learning and a strong grounding for future success.
We promote achievement by:
- Holding the highest expectations for all
- Striving for every child to make the very best possible progress
- Being restless in our pursuit of excellence
We develop as confident and independent learners by:
- Providing learning which excites passion and curiosity.
- Embracing challenge and not giving up
- Trying our best without fear of failure
- Speaking knowledgeably about our strengths and areas of improvement
We value supportive and positive relationships by:
- Bringing out the best in each other
- Showing pride in one another’s achievements
- Creating strong partnerships between home, school and the wider community
We appreciate others by:
- Valuing and respecting the rights of others
- Making sure everybody feels listened to
- Promoting good manners and caring attitude
Simon Smith, Principal
Our project last half term was, 'What makes the best enclosure for an animal in captivity?' We have been researching different wild animals and their habitats to help us design the perfect animal enclosure. We designed the enclosure on squared paper and then built it using lots of different materials. ... Read more
We've been having lots of monster fun! We've been busy working and eating in the Monster Cafe, creating revolting recipes. Our caves were brilliant - great teamwork Sprites! We've also designed and built monsters in the Construction Area. Read more
The Year 1's taught their parents all about the city and the country . Read more
Year 1's project this term is city and country life. This week we have learnt about the process from milk to bottle, including how the milk is pasteurised. Year Ones even had a go themselves. Read more
Year 1 had a special visitor today. Our project was 'How does my xmas card get home?' Children have learnt about the journey a letter takes. Giving their letters to the postman was a nice way to end our project. Hopefuly they will be arriving through the letter box in ... Read more
Matilda drew a beautiful picture for the 100th anniversary of Armistice. Whitby Sainsburys are displaying it on their British Legion Christmas tree at St Mary's Church. Sainsburys were so amazed by Matilda's picture they gave her a very generous voucher. Well done Matilda! Read more
A big thank you to Doodlepots Whitby for coming in to school to work with Year 1. We made Christmas coasters. We cannot wait to see what they look like after they've been in a hot oven. Thank you to Nicky for a fantastic morning! Read more
Once again KS1 pulled out out all the stops in a fantastic nativity. Many thanks to all the parents who joined us on Tuesday afternoon. I'm sure you will agree it was a wonderful production and our children did us proud! Read more
On 19th December the whole school descended on St Mary’s Church for our annual Candlelight Carol Service. The children sang a range of Christmas songs and carols to a packed church. The readers, nativity children, Christingle and recorder groups all played their parts impeccably. St Mary’s looked magical with the ... Read more
On Wednesday 28th November Year 1 went to Danby Moors Centre. The morning activities were based around the Percy the Park Keeper book 'One Snowy Night.' The children had to collect 10 animals around the grounds and there was an activity at each stop. After all the animals were found ... Read more
Year 1 went to the woods today to look for signs of Autumn. Everyone got a sticky piece of card to collect different Autumn textures and colours. We also collected a range of leaves to make our Autumn sun catchers. In our project we have been learning about our senses. ... Read more
Years 4, 5 and 6 had a treat today when the author Hilary Robinson came in to school to talk about her books and the research that went into writing her latest one. Hilary has written a wide range of children's books, over 50 in fact! Link to website Read more
Year 1 Elves were baking on Friday. Inspired by the book 'Rainbow Fish' the children made and decorated fish shaped biscuits. They learnt about where the baking ingredients came from and what they added to the recipe i.e. sugar to make the biscuits sweet. All children had a go at ... Read more
Fantastic visit from author Andy Seed who writes books for children and adults. His books for children include Razzle Dazzle, Ned the Nature Nut’s Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes, Prankenstein and the Silly Series of books. Link to Andy's website I love visiting schools and getting children excited about books ... Read more
On Wednesday morning, we had a visit from Andy from Hidden Horizons. Andy talked to us about dinosaurs and fossils and brought in replicas of dinosaur bones and footprints. He told us how a fossil is formed and showed us an ammonite inside of a rock. We also took part ... Read more
On Thursday 27th September Year 2 went on a trip to Scarborough Sea Life Centre. The children had a fantastic day seeing and learning lots about an amazing array of creatures. Read more
On Thursday 27th September the Year 1 Elves went to Caedmon College to take part in the multi-skills event. There were lots of fun activities for the children to help improve balance, agility and co-ordination. All the children had a fantastic afternoon!! Read more
This term year 2 are very excited to start learning about all things nautical. The children have decided the focus of our project will be sea creatures, pirates and The Titanic! On Thursday we are off to the Sealife Centre (photos to follow). Read more
Half way through our first term as Griffins, we have been working very hard. We would like to share some examples with you. Read more
This week we have had two Bikeability trainers in school. A group from Years 5 & 6 brought their bikes in to school and were taught the necessary skills and knowledge to learn to ride them safely. Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s ... Read more