The first seven weeks of this academic term have flown by and I can’t believe it is half term already. It was great to see so many parents attending Parent’s Evening this week. It is always great to see parents sharing in the work their children are completing at school. That is why this week we have held meetings for parents to download the ‘eduly app’. If you haven’t been able to make these meetings, please come in and see us and we will explain how you can sign up to the app and receive daily access to your child’s education and communicate with staff using this app.
We are back to school on Monday 29th October with the school gates opening at 8.45am. Have a great half term and enjoy your break.
Our school attendance is 97.1% to date. This is good news so well done to everybody.
We currently have 210 pupils with 100% which is fantastic. Punctuality has also greatly improved with less and less children arriving into school late. Requesting fines for unauthorised absence is our last resort in our efforts to improve attendance, but we have requested 12 so far since September.
Please remember that it is your child’s right to an education and we can only provide that if they are in school. We will continue to support you and your children in this so if you have any issues or concerns that may affect your child’s attendance, please come and speak to Miss Kelly or Mrs Nilan who will do their best to help support you.
We have had three class assemblies this week; Year 6 Topic Assembly on World War 2, Year 5 Topic Assembly on The Mayans and Year 3 today celebrating Trafalgar Day and celebrating British History. I hope all parents who attended enjoyed the various assemblies. It is great to see our children developing their confidence in standing up in-front of a group of people and speaking. Well done to all classes.
Own Clothes Day
Many thanks for supporting ‘own clothes day’ in school by donating £1.00 for your child to come to school in their own clothes. The money for this will be used to buy presents/gifts/prizes for the upcoming Christmas Fayre in school.
This is an easy way of raising funds and with your support all the monies raised on these occasions is spent wholly on the children.
We are running a garden club for our children and I have been asked to see if anyone has any gardening equipment e.g. spades, forks, rakes etc to be donated to school. The children will use these tools while learning about the joys and hard work of gardening!
In the mornings can we ask that you drop the children off at the school gate and if you need to speak to teachers, please do so at home time. If you wish to leave a message for teachers regarding your child, we will deliver the message as there will always be someone at the gate to pass the message on. We do not want parents in the school corridors as it is difficult to monitor and it is a safeguarding issue. Many thanks for your assistance in this matter.
Nursery and Reception
Nursery and reception would appreciate any old clothes, underwear, socks etc as they are always needed for changes of clothing, mainly for the children! If you have any children’s clothing (including footwear), please send them in.
After School Club
Can I remind all parents that they should contact the school office if they wish their children to attend the club. Prices remain the same as last year and we hope you take advantage of this extra service.
Due to our expanding school, we are continuing to have staggered lunchtimes. This proved to be very successful last year and the children and staff are happy with the arrangements. The weekly menu is available on the school website. The option of a halal dinner continues to be available this school year. The cost of a school dinner is £2.20 per day (£11 per week). A selection of fruit is available at dinner times to encourage healthy eating!
Your child’s belongings
Please ensure that your child’s school bag, uniform items, PE kit, water bottle and lunch boxes etc. are labelled with child’s name and class. Every day there are lost items and this will help us to identify which children items belong to. We place any items we find in the red bins in the corridor, if your child has lost anything, ask them to check these bins first. Thank you for your support.
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