January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year


We hope that you have all had a great holiday and that the New Year has started well. It was lovely to see so many parents supporting their children and the school at the different events that took place in the last couple of weeks of term.  The kitchen staff served 340 Christmas dinners and it was lovely to see everyone celebrating Christmas with us. Please can we ask those parents who have still not paid for their meals to do so as soon as possible?  Please see Mrs Davy if you have lost your letter with the bar code on.


This term looks as though it will be as busy as ever.  There are lots of trips booked or visitors coming in to school to work with the children.  Next week we will have an invasion of Saxons and Vikings in Year 3.  Can we please remind you that you need to pay for your trips on Parent Pay or by using your bar coded letter.  You can pay in small amounts and do not have to pay in one go.


Rainbow Award Recipients


Congratulations to the following children who all received our new Rainbow Award for following our Diamond Rules in an exceptional way.  We are very proud of all of them:


·        Caitlin Bonshor             Emma Litchfield-Holmes


·        Jacob Fairfield              Esha Das


·        Thaqib Hussain            Nahiyan Salim


·        Harleen Kaur                Bethany Bonshor


·        Alex Padovano             Tajkia Hussain


·        Boglarka Szabadi         Aidan Fletcher-Hartshorn




School Focus for the Spring Term


Diamond Time


This term we will continue to develop our Diamond Time reward for good behaviour.  Thank you to those of you that have given us feedback.  We take all your views seriously and where we can, we try to incorporate your suggestions to improve things.  This week the children will be asked to sign up to new clubs that will run for the Spring term and start this Friday. 




Restorative Justice


The staff had further training yesterday on strengthening behaviour management and in introducing a programme called Restorative Justice.  This is where children are trained as mediators to help them solve conflicts and fall outs between each other.  More information will be available on this programme in later newsletters and at Parents’ Evenings in March.


Sports Leaders


In assembly today the children in years 4, 5, & 6 were invited to apply for the role of Sports Leaders.  Applications forms are available at lunchtimes and completed forms need to be handed back into school by this Friday. Please encourage your children to apply for this new role in school. 


MPs Surgeries


Next Wednesday sees the start of our MPs weekly surgeries.  The MPs will be based in The Home Hub during lunchtimes so that children can go to them with suggestions and concerns that they want to raise in school.  It will also be a great opportunity for the MPs to survey children as well.  Please encourage your children to make use of this great new service.


Maths Makes Sense


We are continuing our drive to improve mathematics outcomes with Maths Makes Sense and would like to ask for your support in completing the homework linked to this programme using the resources we gave to you last term.  We think that maths is really starting to improve but need your support to ensure your children make the best progress possible.


School Closure and Holidays


We want to remind you that school will be closed for the General Election on Thursday 7th May and Friday 8th May for staff training.  School will also be closed on Monday 4th May for the annual Spring Bank Holiday. 


School will open for children on Tuesday 1st September 2015 for the start of the new school year.  This is a change from previous years when children have returned before the August Bank Holiday.


Please make sure you keep up to date with events and information by visiting our website regularly.



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