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January 2024 Round Ups

Celebrating With Positivity

Has your child received a positive feedback this week? 

Did you know adults in school record positive behaviour?


Teachers and other adults in school give stickers and golden tickets  to recognise positive achievements, acts of kindness, going over and above to show the school values - BE SAFE, BE KIND, BE SMART


Pupils are rewarded in many others ways in school too. these include:

  • praise, for doing the right things, following our school values, being polite, helping others.
  • a moving up the class behaviour chart, for making good choices throughout the day, 


Find out more about how we support and manage pupils behaviour by reading our behaviour policy.



Punctuality and why it is important

Arriving on time for school is one of the best ways to help your child reach their full learning potential. Research shows that arriving just 5 minutes late each day can impact the amount of lessons they miss.

  • Arriving 5 minutes late every day, roughly adds up to  over 3 days lost each year

  • Arriving 15 minutes late every day, roughly adds up to 2 weeks absence a year

  • Arriving 30 minutes late every day, roughly adds up to 19 days absence a year


Please support your children with this by ensuring they arrive at school on time every day.  

    Main School times

  • 7.30am - Breakfast Club Opens

  • 8:30am - Children permitted onto school yard

  • 8:45am - Classroom & external doors open.

  • 9:00am - All classes, registration. Lessons begin immediately after registration.


When children arrive late it can be disruptive for the class teacher and the other children in the class. It is also unsettling for the child, because they may  miss the important instructions for the first lesson of the day.


Children who arrive at school after the doors have closed  are late, they should go to the office to sign in via the main reception. 



Collecting Children

Dear Parents and Carers,


We would like to remind you of the importance of collecting your children promptly from school. We understand that waiting around in cold and wet weather can be unpleasant, so we have asked our teachers to dismiss at the correct time.


If you are running late, please telephone the school office to let us know. Whenever, possible staff  can arrange for your child to be taken over to the after-school club to be supervised and have a snack until you arrive. This is particularly useful when teaching staff have training, meetings or are teaching immediately after the school day finishes. 


Please note that there is a charge of £4.50 which covers anytime used until 4pm. 


Thank you for your cooperation.



Job Vacancy - Lunchtime Supervisor

We are currently looking to recruit new Lunchtime Supervisors to our existing team.


Details of the post are available on the Vacancy Section of our School Website.


All applicants will undergo a DBS check and will be required to complete safeguarding training.


If you wish to obtain further details please ring the school office 01670 736 052 and speak to

Mrs McMullen, Senior Lunchtime Supervisor. 



Reading volunteers wanted

Are you interested in becoming a parent/ grandparent reading volunteer? It is a wonderful opportunity to feel more involved with the life of our school. We are looking for adults who are committed to hearing readers for a minimum of one hour a week.


All volunteers are required to have a DBS Check which is arranged and paid for by the school, and is transferrable to other volunteer roles.


Volunteers will also need to complete online Safeguarding Training in advance, which takes approximately 3-4 hours.

After this, volunteers are invited in to school to meet with Miss Turnbull, our English Lead, to go through our approach to reading and find out which year group you will be asked to support. Volunteers do not read in the year group that their child/ grandchild is in.


If you are interested, please contact the school office. 



Launch of the Better Health Start for Life 'Little Moments Together' Campaign.

On 15th January the Department for Education (DfE), in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), launched the Better Health Start for Life 'Little Moments Together' Campaign.


The campaign aims to share with parents the importance of brain development in the first five years of a child’s life, and the crucial role they play, with advice and tips available on the Start for Life website.


Early childhood is a crucial time for brain development, when a young, developing brain changes shape and size in response to everything it encounters. This early-stage development is relatively unknown among parents, which presents an opportunity for the campaign to break down the science in an accessible way for parents.


Did you know…. In our first five years our brain develops faster than any other time in our lives. It doubles in size in the first year and 90% of brain growth happens by the age of five! 

Early learning and development

Right from the start, all those little moments you spend together with your child are building their brain. Every smile, cuddle, chat, and game make a huge difference, helping them learn to communicate, develop confidence, and make friends.

Why the ‘Little Moments Together’ are so important

Too many children in the UK start school developmentally months behind their peers, particularly in speech and language ability. This gap often widens over time, particularly in disadvantaged groups, with children who have poor vocabulary skills at age five being less

likely to succeed academically. They are also up to twice as likely to be unemployed in their thirties.


The Better Health Start for Life website has a wealth of information for 0-5 year olds, including activities indoors and out, feeding, speech & language development, videos, tips, routines  and much more!


Thank you very much in advance for your support.

Childcare February Holiday Club

Monday 19th February 2024 - Friday 23rd February 2024

February holidays are heading our way so it’s time to make plans for the children to stay happy, energised and engaged.


No plan, no problem our amazing staff are here and ready to make sure the children are all the above and so much more.


Children may spend time with friends and siblings across the year groups. A full programme of activities are being planned and we will share soon.


Holiday club opens at 7.30am and closes at 6pm.


Children staying all day will be offered a breakfast until 8.30am, a snack mid morning and in the afternoon but must bring a water bottle and healthy packed lunch to keep energy levels up throughout the day.



NSPCC Number Day


To all parents and carers, Your child will be bringing home a letter and sponsorship form, ready for our upcoming NSPCC Number Day on Friday 2nd February. All information regarding the day will be included in the letter. Please read it carefully to ensure that our Number Day can be as successful as possible.


Last year we raised over £1500 for the NSPCC and the children had an amazing time 'dressing up for digits' and completing maths challenges.


Please contact the office if you have any further questions.

Many thanks, Mrs Higham and Mrs Czerwinski Maths Subject Leaders


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