Newsletter: 11 July 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

It has been again another busy week at school.  41 Year 6 children returned from this year’s residential after having a fantastic time.  At District Sports, our boys’ Field Team were runners up, with Teiye Richards coming first in the Year 6 Sprint.  Today our swimming teams entered the District Swimming Gala.  The girls secured joint 3rd place and the boys 5th place, with Rhys Dolan winning the backstroke race.  Overall our swimming team came 5th.



Well done to Mrs Watson’s class who had the best attendance this week with 96.9%.


Your child will come home tonight with their reports.  In the reports your child’s class teacher will inform you about your child’s progress.  Progress is based upon your child’s attainment at the end of Year 2.  The table below shows where your child should be, based upon their attainment at the end of Year 2.


Key Stage OneYear 3Year 4Year 5Year 6

We monitor all progress very carefully.  If your child joined us at a level 2A or 3C they may still be working above the National Average for their year group, but may not have made the progress expected of their ability

Homework Club and Netball Club (Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 July 2014)

Next week will be the last Homework Club and Netball Club for this term.  Both clubs will start back in September.

Inflatable Day (18 July 2014)

Weather permitting, the PTA has reorganised the Inflatable Day for next Friday (18 July).  Details will be coming out on a flyer on Monday.

First Day Back (Wednesday 3 September 2014)

This is a reminder that the first day back is Wednesday 3 September 2014.  The children should be ready to line up in the playground at 8:45am.

Meet the Teacher Evening (Thursday 4 September 2014 7.00pm)

Advance notice that our ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening, where you have a chance to hear what your child will be learning next year, is on Thursday 4 September starting at 7.00pm.  This meeting is unsuitable for children to attend.

Sports’ Day Results Update

Many apologies, I did not update the Year 5 results last week so missed out the two winners.  Here are the correct results:

Year 3Ellie HowardCharlie WoodHezil KaraTyrese FentonIndia WoodsCallum Kealy-JohnsonElsie Peck

Ben Oates

Year 4Rhiannon MargetsonDarren OjuadeMillie-Jo LanzaKacper Kurzawa
Year 5Mia OpinelReggie PegrumTaya HunterLeo StrangeArchie PeckTheodora ShiakallisAmber-Louise Giddy

Vincenzo Bergamino

Year 6Efia AmankwahKasey Lane/ Kyle Kadiri (Tie)Yildiz Cakirgoz and Holly MorrisClarence Kelly and Rhys Dolan

Football Maths Challenge


FIFA have announced changes to the football kits to be worn in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

All teams must select their kit from the following options:

Shirt – red, yellow, orange or green.

Shorts – black, white or blue.

Socks – red or green.

Boots – must be black.

All items have to be made of a single colour.  There is to be no patterns, logos or sponsors.

How many different combinations could the teams choose from?

Use the kit outline (available on the maths challenge board) to help you create all the possible kit combinations.


Excluding qualifying and warm up games, how many games would England have to play in order to reach the final?


Using the team lists, announced by FIFA, can you find the three most common first names of players in the 2014 World Cup?

Dates for your diary

Thurs 17 July                           Year 6 Production (2 performances – 1.30pm and 5.00pm)

Friday 18 July                          Inflatable Day

Tues 22 July                            Break up from school (3:15pm)

Wednesday 3 September         Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 4 September             Meet the Teacher Evening (Not suitable for children to attend).

Wednesday 17 September       King Harold Road Show (Year 5 and 6 Pupils) 6.00pm

Friday 24 October                    Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 3 November               Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 19 December                Break up from school (3:15pm)


Monday 5 January                   Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 12 February             Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 23 February               Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 27 March                      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 13 April                     Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 21 May                    Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 1 June                                    Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 17 July                          Break up from school (3:15pm)




Following request from parents at a Coffee morning, the school introduced a white ‘Pupil Progress Book’ last September.  Before we print the books for next year, I would be interested in getting your feedback on how effective you found them.

The White Pupil progress Books are useful (please circle one).


Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree


I found the following pieces of information useful:  





The Pupil Progress Books can be improved by:  




Child’s Name ________________________________  Year Group __________________________