Newsletter: 16 May 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

Well done to the Year 6 children for working so hard this week when completing their End of Key Stage Two tests.  Next week we have a busy week ahead of us, with the Whole School Trip on Tuesday and the PTA organised Inflatable Day on Thursday.


Well done to Efe Kurtcebe, Ruby Gambrill (Mrs Watson’s Class), Ruby Chillingworth, Leyla Hime, Joshua Verard, Elli Clapham-Brown, Lilly-Mai Woodward, Tomas Sichel, Lillie Nelson (Miss Kent’s Class) Megan Best, Rhiannon Margetson, Eddie Plowman (Mrs Sach’s Class), Olivia Weller (Mr Davey’s Class), Rico Thomas (Mrs Haslehurst’s Class), Leah Hunn, Lola Fetta, Raymond Bull (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Caitlin Stergess, Mai-Lei Chan, Yildiz Halim (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.



Well done to Mrs Watson’s class who had the best attendance this week with 99.2%.

Whole School Trip (Tuesday 20 May)

Please find below the arrangements for the Whole School Trip to the Galleries in London on Tuesday 20 May.

Arrive at school                     8:15am

Coaches Depart                     8:30am

School Bag                             Packed lunch, (no fizzy drinks or glass bottles).


Spending Money                   Maximum of £5.  Please provide this in an envelope with your child’s name and ‘LevertonJuniorSchool’ on the front.  The gift shop is quite reasonably priced.

Medication                             Please provide the school with any medication, including travel sickness tablets, on Monday, 19th May.

Arrive back at School           5pm


Unfortunately, the galleries do not allow pictures to be taken.  Therefore, your child should not bring a camera.


If you child is entitled to Free School Meals and you would like the school to provide your child with a packed lunch on this day please let the school office know Monday morning.

Last Day of Term

This is a reminder that we break up at 3:15pm on Thursday 22 May at the usual time of 3:15pm.  Please note that the Infant school is closed due to polling that day.

Inflatable Day (Thurs 22 May 3:15pm)

This is a reminder that the PTA are organising another Inflatable Day on Thursday 22 May.  Details will follow next week.  If there are any parents who are able to help out to man an inflatable, please speak to a member of the PTA.


Maths Challenge:

Can you solve the Tricky part of the maths challenge?  Squared paper is available from the Maths Challenge board.  Please remember to write your name and class on your entries!


Penta people, the Pentigles, always build their houses from five square rooms on one level – ground level.

The houses can be designed in a variety of shapes, but a room must be joined to at least one other room by one wall.

There are many different ways that you can arrange the five rooms.


Here is a design drawing for a Penta house, a view from above.          

Here is another one:


Try to find all possible shapes the Pentigles can build their homes before moving on to the trickier and trickiest challenges.



New homes are being built in Penta Place.  The homes are built right next to each other and are arranged and fitted together to create rectangles.  Find three of the Penta house shapes that you created and fit them together to form a 3X5 rectangle like this one.



Are you able to find four of the Pentigles’ house shapes to make a larger rectangle like this?


Times tables competition:

Mrs Zaghlul is running a competition to design a new gold level certificate for times table club.  All entries to be on A4 paper, they can be designed on the computer or hand drawn.  All entries to be handed to Mrs Zaghlul during lunch time times table club by Wednesday 21st May.  Please ensure your name and class are written on the reverse of your entry.  Winners will be announced in assembly at the end of half term.

Dates for your diary

Mon 19 May                           Spanish Club (8:15am)

Tues 20 May                           WholeSchool Trip (8:15am)

Wed 21 May                           Lucky plate day (school dinners)

Thurs 22 May                          Inflatable Day (3:15-7pm)

Thurs 22 May                          Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 2 June                             Spanish Club (8:15am)

Mon 2 June                             Return to school (8:45am)

Mon 12 May                           Spanish Club (8:15am)

Mon 9 June                             Spanish Club (8:15am)

Mon 16 June                           Spanish Club (8:15am)

Tues 24 June                           Open Evening (5-7pm)

Fri 27 June                              Transition Day (All Years)

Fri 27 June                              Circus (4:30pm and 6:30pm)

Mon- July- Wed 9 July           Year 6 Residential

Wed 9 July                              District Sports (Track Events)

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

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

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)