Over the last few weeks of the term, we have Science Week, parent consultation evenings and the Year 3 and 4 production.
We know that times are hard with energy prices and general costs rising, as well as family issues which happen. If you need support, please contact the school and we can arrange to speak to you. We can put you in touch with someone to help, and can arrange foodbank vouchers and deliveries. Please understand that we are here to support as needed. Working with our families also supports the children in their learning and development.
As usual, should you have any queries or concerns, please contact the school.
|13th Jan||Booster Sessions – maths start||Year 6 & staff|
|31st Jan||Eucharist practice 2.30pm||Year 5 and 6|
|6th – 10th Feb||Kingswood residential||Year 6|
|10th Feb||INSET||Whole School|
|13th – 17th Feb||Half Term||Whole School|
|22nd Feb||Ash Wednesday service – church 1.45pm||Whole School|
|16th March||Parent Consultations||Whole School|
|16th March||Governing Body Meeting 7pm|
|March 20th (2pm/6pm)||LKS2 Easter Production||Year 3 and 4|
|28th March||1.30pm Easter Service in Church||Whole School|
|30th March||Parent Consultations||Whole School|
|March 31st 13.20 / 13.30||End of term – Easter Break||Whole School|
|17th April||Summer Term starts||Whole School|
One of the priorities we will be focusing on this term is attendance. Already we have a number of children who are arriving late for school, and a number with poor attendance overall. Children are expected to attend school for 196 days across the year. This leaves 169 days for other activities including holidays and appointments. All lateness and absence affects your child’s overall attendance level. It is a parent/carer’s responsibility to ensure they are in school on time every day. We will be monitoring this closely, and will be in contact with you where there are issues. Children who do not attend school miss valuable learning.
KS2 Years 3 – 6 – start time 8.30am – children should be in school by 8.30am
Reception and KS1- start time 8.45am – children should be in school by 8.45am
Low attendance makes a big difference to children’s learning and they need to be in school to gain the full benefit of the school opportunities. Should you have any queries about this, please contact the office.
This is how attendance levels work:
98 – 100% Attendance is excellent.
96 – 97% Attendance is good.
94 – 95% Requires improvement. Pupils are at risk of underachievement.
90 – 93% Poor. Pupils are at significant risk of underachievement.
Below 90% This is a serious cause for concern and underachievement. Persistent Absence. We have to report this absence level to the Local Authority.
Where a child has at least15 unauthorised sessions or more (half-days), the LA can issue penalty notices which could mean a fine. The fine is £60 per child, for each parent. We are being encouraged to issue the notices for parents and carers where attendance is an issue.
Please ensure your child has the correct uniform for school. See information below. Children must have a change of shoes by Monday 9th January. All items of clothing including shoes must be labelled with the child’s name. Children must not wear jewellery or make-up including nail varnish. Children with pierced ears may wear the smallest studs. Hair bands should be in school colours and not be too big or bulky. If your child has pierced ears, they must be able to remove and replace the studs herself/himself for PE. Their PE kit can be kept in a bag on their peg and should be in school every day.
Grey tunic/dress/skirt Blue and white gingham or striped dress/jumpsuit
Grey long or short trousers Pale blue polo shirt with the school logo
Black joggers for Reception
Blue shirt with school tie (juniors)
Pale blue polo shirt with the school logo (infants)
Royal blue pullover/sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo
Blue, grey or black socks/tights
Traditional black sensible shoes (not boots)
Black indoor shoes (plimsolls)
Yellow polo shirt with school logo
Royal Blue shorts (not cycling shorts)
Navy or black jogging bottoms
Summer uniform may be worn from Easter until the autumn half-term – dependent upon the weather.
Spring Term 2022
|Thursday 5th January||Term Starts|
|Friday 10th February||INSET – school closed|
|Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February||Half Term|
|Friday 31st March – 1:20/1:30pm||Term Ends|
Summer Term 2023
|Monday 17th April||Term Starts|
|Monday 1st May||Bank Holiday – school closed|
|Monday 8th May||Bank Holiday – school closed|
|Friday 26th May||INSET – school closed|
|Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June||Half Term|
|Friday 21st July – 1:20/1:30pm||Term Ends|
A parent information booklet has been published online by ThinkUKnow. This gives lots of information about ways in which you can keep children safe online.
Find it here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-being-social-online/
Information about Google Classroom
Please note we will be continuing with this next academic year.
Helpful login tips can be found via the link: https://bit.ly/2KmjAUM
Google Classroom information
Support for mental health: https://bbc.in/3b1JYhU
SCHOOL GATEWAY link
You can pay for lunches and other items using the School Gateway app.
Here is the link: