Newsletter 27: 15th April 2016

‘The best that I can be’

Core Christian Value: Perseverance

James 5: 11- Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to what promises to be a fun-filled and productive Summer Term. I hope that you all had a resftful holiday with the chance to spend quality time with your loved ones. The children have returned to school full of enthusiasm and ready to learn.

Year 6 SATs

The Year 6 children have been working hard to prepare for their SATs and will continue to do so over the next few weeks. Thank you to those parents who supported their children with SATs homework over the holidays. Please ensure that your children are in every day to maximise their chances of achieving well in the tests. SATs week is the week beginning 9th May. Please ensure that your child is in nice and early (between 8.30 and 8.45) that week, so that we can chase up anyone who has not arrived. Children are NOT able to take the tests on another day if they are absent, so they MUST be in school. Please remember to send your child to SATs club after school on Mondays.

Parent Voice

Following the success of our parent voice events last year, where you expressed your views on the leadership of the school and on homework, I would like to hold another event to listen to your views on behaviour. We can discuss what you think the school does well regarding managing children’s behaviour and promoting positive behaviour, and what you think we could do better. The event will take place on Monday 23rd May at 2pm. If you are unable to attend, we are happy to receive your thoughts via email. Please head your email Parent voice : behaviour.

Anti- Bullying Assemblies

I have been discussing with KS2 this week what bullying is and how it can affect people. We have also been looking at why people might bully others and what we can do to stop it happening. We will continue looking at this next week and I will use the children’s thoughts and suggestions to help formulate a new policy regarding bullying, which will be available on our website in the next few weeks.

Parking at the Royal Oak

Unfortunately, some parents have been taking advantage of the good will of the landlord of the Royal Oak pub, by parking inconsiderately in the top car park and affecting customers. The landlord is happy for people to park for a short while in the bottom car park, but this will not be the case if parents continue to park inappropriately.

European Referendum

The school has been selected as a polling station for the European Referendum on Thursday 23rd June. I am very sorry for any inconvenience cause ; unfortunately, I have no choice but to close the school to pupils on this day.

Attendance

Congratulations to Class 1 and 2 for 100% attendance this week. You are stars! Year 3 and 4 had an impressive 99.31%, Reception had 93.33% and Class 5 and 6 just 92.67%

Gold Book

Well done to Ellie Allen-Moss, Freddie French, Ben Wapling, Jessica White, Kaci Peart and Henry Simmonett for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.

Commendations

Well done to the following children who received a commendation for upholding our core Christian values : Jack Webb (Compassion); Aaliyah Bimpong (Perseverance); Ben Wapling (Perseverance); Faye Newman (Respect); Ellie Allen-Moss (Perseverance); Tom Marshall (Perseverance) and

Demi-Bleu Strunkey (Friendship and Compassion).

Work of the week

Reception class Work of the week went to Demi-Bleu Strunkey for an excellent sentence in Literacy ; Class 1 and 2’s to Milo Shorter for imaginative story language and attention to punctuation; Class 3 and 4’s to Elaina Goodison for her Science work on Nutrition and Class 5 and 6’s to Jessica White for an impressive Newspaper article on The Highwayman. Well done, everyone!

Headteacher’s Award

Congratulations to Aimee Bradley, who received the Headteacher’s award for her positive attitude to learning and her contributions to school life.

Other Achievements

Last Sunday was round 4 of the National InKart Championship at Daytona Milton Keynes: In heat 1, Jessica White of class 5 and 6 came 2nd; In heat 2, Jessica came 1st; In heat 3 she came 4th and in the final, Jessica came 1st, winning the whole round with a lead of 21.686 seconds! At the end of March was round 3 of the National InKart Championship at Daytona Milton Keynes: In heat 1, Jessica came 4th; In heat 2, she came 3rd; In heat 3, she came 2nd and in n the final Jessica came 3rd claiming her 1st major race podium place.

Well done, Jessica. What an achievement!

Congratulations also go to Dhiya Chagger, who passed her Grade 1 piano exam, which she took just before the Easter holidays. Great job, Dhiya!

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 5th May – School closed to pupils for local elections.
  • Monday 23rd May- Parent Voice Event: Behaviour- 2pm
  • Monday 20th-Friday 24th June- Class 5 and 6 residential visit.
  • Thursday 23rd June – School closed to pupils for the European Referendum.