Attendance

This week’s winners are:

1P       99.66%          2X     98.00%         1R    97.59%
3M     98.93%          6JR    98.52%         4A    98.46%

There were a total of 76 lates recorded over the week.

No classes achieved 100% attendance and every class had late arrivals this week which is extremely disappointing.

Please make sure your child arrives at school in good time every morning, as lessons start promptly at 9.00 am and late arrival means your child misses out on their education and disrupts the rest of the class.

Reception Family Learning Sessions

Family Learning will be running some free ‘Learn Together’ sessions for Reception parents, starting on Wednesday, 11th March for four weeks.  Each session will run from 9.15 to 11.15 am, with your children joining you for the second half of the session.  Places contact the Infant Office to book your place.

Parent’s Evening

All children will have brought home a parent’s evening letter this week (except Year 6 who had their letters separately). If you wish to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress, please return the slip as soon as possible so a time slot can be allocated to you.

Book Week – 9th-13th March

The theme of our Book Week this year is ‘Share a Story’.

  • Monday 9th – Friday 13th The Travelling Book Fair will be in school again from 3.20 pm – 4.00 pm. Come and browse the latest books and spend your book tokens!
  • Thursday 12th – we are very excited to welcome the Hobgoblin Theatre back into school! This year they will be performing Jack and the Beanstalk to KS1 followed by exciting drama workshops for Years 1 and 2.
  • Friday 13th – We will have our popular Book Week Fancy Dress competition! Dress up as your favourite book character – or even as the whole book!
  • Friday afternoon – The very entertaining M&M Theatre will be performing The Wizard of Oz to KS2 which we know will be a very enjoyable day for all of our children and even (Ssh, don’t tell) all the adults as well!

Competition Time!

Take a photo of yourself reading in an unusual location. There will be a prize for the best wacky reading photograph! Enjoy art activities on your days off? Make, paint or draw:-

a) a book cover of your favourite book
b) a diorama (in a shoe box) of your favourite book
c) a book character (from any materials you choose)

Please bring these in to your class teacher in time for judging to take place in Book Week.

Children’s Literacy and Language Skills

The department for education have approved six apps to support children’s literacy and language skills at home:

  • Lingumi (For children aged 2-5): Sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help with a child’s grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on.
  • Kaligo (For children aged 3-5): The first digital handwriting exercise book using a stylus and tablet, built using AI and co-created with teachers, occupational therapists and neuroscientists.
  • Phonics Hero (For school-aged children): Over 850 fun, varied and motivating games take a child step-by-step through the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences.
  • Teach Your Monster to Read (For school-aged children): Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books, designed in collaboration with leading academics.
  • Navigo Game (For school-aged children): Focuses on developing skills that underpin reading, including phonics, letters and sounds, designed by UCL Institute of Education and Fish in a Bottle.
  • Fonetti (For school-aged children): The world’s first ‘Listening Bookshop’ interacting with children by giving visual cues in real-time as they read aloud and highlighting where the most support is needed.

“Teach Your Monster to Read” – this is free to download until February 28th 2020.

Please remember we also have phonics play, spelling shed and time tables rock stars – the username and password for these should be in the front of your child’s reading diary.

Dogs/Smoking/Vaping

Please be reminded that dogs and/or smoking/vaping are not allowed on the school premises at any time – morning, afternoon or after school club pick up.

Acceptable Behaviour

Please be advised that we expect the same level of behaviour at our in-school after school clubs as we do throughout the school day.

Earrings

Earrings cannot be worn in P.E. Please ensure earrings are removed on your child’s P.E. days.

Advice re: Coronavirus

Please see this link for advice from the Government regarding the Coronavirus. If a paper copy is required, please contact the Infant or Junior office.

Free Tennis Lessons

Tennis for Free is a community sports charity working in local parks around the UK removing the cost barrier to sport for ALL.

Their tennis sessions are for adults and children aged 3+ – all abilities welcome. They provide free access to community tennis courts, free coach-led group sessions and free usage of the equipment.

Launch date and first session is Sunday 29th March 2020:-

Highfield Road Park, St Martins Drive, FY4 2DT

  • 9.30 am – 10.30 am: Free coach-led sessions & 10.30 am – 11 am: open play session

Cavendish Park, Holmfield Road, FY2 9LJ

  • 11.30 am – 12.30 pm: free coach-led sessions & 12.30 pm – 1 pm: open play session

Register online at tennisforfree.com