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Message from Miss Emson

This is our last newsletter of the term.  I want to say how thrilled I am with the efforts and attitudes of our whole school community.  Everyone has worked so hard since Christmas and the term has flown by.  Thank you for the turn out this week for our parents’ consultations – we’ve felt the process has been very beneficial overall.  The first half of the next half term will see year 2 and year 6 children sit their SATS tests.  Attendance is paramount due to curriculum coverage.  More information will follow for these year groups the first week back.  Thank you to all of you for supporting the children with their ‘eggcellent’ egg scenes/ideas.  All entries will receive a chocolate gift when we return after Easter and a winner from each class was awarded a prize too. Please see Twitter for photographs of the fabulous entries.
I want to wish you all a safe and happy Easter break and look forward to seeing you all for the summer term on 20th April. 

Emma Emson

Principal

Rewards

Stars of the week

Key Stage 1

Mrs Wood – Oden C

Miss Winn – Rhyver D

Miss Watson – Arwen A

Mrs Brown – Oakley B

Key Stage 2

Mrs Cox – Summer G

Miss Baxter – Sienna M

Mrs Bradley – Jasmine C

Miss O’Neill – Kai S

Mrs Martin – Isobelle H

Mr Baxter – Deon O, Elisha W

Reading

Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
71%93%92%100%82%87%90%87% 75%75%

Times Tables Rock Stars

This is the ongoing leaderboard for Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done these children for working hard on your times tables.

1. Phenix MY3
2. Deon OY6
3. Cody DY6
4. Elisha WY6
5. Jasmine MY6
6.Vienna HFY5
7. Jack CY5
8. Max KY3
9. Olly CY6
10. Alicia JY6

To get on the leaderboard you need to play on ‘Studio’ on times tables rock stars and you need to play at least 10 times. The school is 18th in local schools. Well done!

News

Reading Disco

Today, the children who have read three times a week all term had great fun at the disco. 100% Entertainment provided the disco and the teachers have all gone home with headaches! Well done everyone who read 3 times and enjoyed the disco. See the twitter feeds for photos.

PE Days Changes

PE days for next term are as follows:

Monday – Mrs Coulman/Mrs Woods, Mrs Brown, Miss Winn, Miss O’Neill, Miss Baxter

Tuesday – Mrs Cox, Mr Baxter

Wednesday – Miss Winn, Miss O’Neill, Mrs Bradley, Miss Baxter, Mrs Brown

Thursday – Mrs Coulman/Mrs Woods, Mr Baxter, Mrs Martin

Friday – Mrs Cox, Mrs Bradley, Mrs Martin

Lincs Inspire Holiday Clubs

Lincs Inspire have a number of holiday clubs available.

https://www.lincsinspire.com/community/sports-development/holiday-activities/

Please book on line via their website.

Bikeability

On Monday and Tuesday, this week Year 5 children took part in cycling proficiency training, Bikeability. The children did incredibly well and the staff at Lincs Inspire were very impressed with their effort and how well behaved they were.

Nursery Places

Do you have a child or know of a child who will be age 3 by 31 March?If so they could start nursery in April 2022 for 15 hours free funding or if eligible 30 hours funding.Please contact the school office now to find out more – email school office at [email protected] or give us a call on 01472 808608.

New Pupils

We have had many new children in to school and we would like to welcome them and hope they are settling in.

In school, we share information via the school newsletter, texts, email and the occasional paper letter. It is very important that we have an up to date phone number and email address.

We also use Class Dojo. This is a mobile app which was set up during lockdowns for the children to learn remotely. Some teachers still use the app to share information about the class. Your teacher will have set up an account for your child if they are using it. You will get an email notification asking you to join Class Dojo, if your class use Class Dojo.

Not all teachers use Class Dojo as we have started using Twitter this year to share what is happening in school. Please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to find the whole school Twitter page and individual class pages.

Sports Leaders

In the summer term, pupils will start running lunchtime sports clubs to engage all of our children in being active under the supervision of Miss Coulman, Miss Deans and Mr Claasen. After an application process, the following children have been chosen as our Y5 sports leaders: Ellie B, Emmi B, Lily-Belle O, Alyssa B, Sophie J, William H, Bobby B, Logan W, Laim S, Warren J. Well done.

Attendance

Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
91% 91%86%92%95%87%90%94% 94%82% 
Attendance Weekly Scores

The posters below give information on the effects of poor attendance.

The class with the top attendance in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 will win the attendance cup to keep in their class for the week!

If you wish to take your child to an appointment in school time, we need to see evidence of the appointment to mark it as an authorised absence. Please show evidence at the office or email the office at [email protected]

If your child will not be attending school, please call the school office on 01472 808608 or email the school on [email protected] to report their absence. For planned absences, please do this before the first day of the absence.

If you are having trouble getting your child to school or you are to unwell yourself to bring your child to school, please contact the office as we may be able to help to get your child to school.

Dates for your diary

Close for Easter holidays01.04.22
Teacher Training Day19.4.22
Open for Summer Term 120.04.22
Pyjamarama – Readathon – More details to follow13.5.22
Close for Half-Term27.05.22
Re-open for Summer Term 206.06.21
Empathy Day – More details to follow09.06.22
School Closed – Training Day17.06.22
School closes for Summer21.07.21

Safeguarding and Well-being

Compass Go

School are working in partnership with Compass Go (Mental Health Support Team) to support the wellbeing of children, young people and their families.
Compass Go are a new mental health support team who will be working together with your school to help support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.  As part of this support, they will be looking at how they can help parents/carers to understand the types of mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties their children may encounter and how best to support them. 
They would really appreciate your views on what support you would find helpful, please click the following link to express your views regarding this matter –  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3DJ7WYQ

Parking on Yellow Lines

Please can we remind parents that is is against the law to stop on the yellow lines in front of school. It creates hazards for children and parents entering and leaving the school grounds and causes congestion around the school. We have a large car park, which can be accessed through John Whitgift Academy.

Riding Bikes in School

Please can children come off their bikes and scooters within school grounds to avoid accidents.

Jewellery

Earrings – No earrings except small studs are allowed in school. We have had a small number of children with hoop earrings in school. These present a Health and Safety risk to the children. If we deem that your child’s earrings are unsafe we will ask the child to remove them or telephone parents to ask them to remove them. No jewellery is to be worn in school.

No earrings are to be worn for PE. Pupils will be asked to remove earrings for PE or they can not do it.

If you are getting your child’s ears pierced, please get them done during the summer holidays so they can take part in PE lessons.

Uniform

Below are our expectations on uniform which will also serve as a reference throughout the year.

SWEATSHIRT: Logo sweatshirt or a plain red sweatshirt or cardigan.

SKIRT/TROUSERS: Black or dark grey skirts/pinafore or trousers/shorts/ red check summer dress

SHIRT White polo shirts underneath sweatshirts      

SHOES: Black flat school shoes – no trainers.

PE KIT

Plain white t shirt / black shorts/ Plimsolls or trainers for inside P.E.

Trainers for outdoor games.

Jogging bottoms or dark coloured track suits may be worn in cold weather.

What have we been learning this week

Keep up to date with everything happening in school by following the whole school Twitter page on:

Class Twitter Pages