Newsletter: 21 March 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

Thank you to all the parents who met with their child’s teacher this week.  I hope you found the conversations constructive and they made you aware of your child’s current level and how to support your child with their learning at home.


Well done Leah Hunn (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Kimberley Murray, Mai-Lei Chan, Rhys Dolan, Freya Brooks, Eren Tyler, Brendan Crosbie, Aiden Mead (Miss Biggs’s Class), Kacey Ashley, Alisa Cakirgoz, Zeeshan Hussain, Archie Peck, Jay Stevens (Miss Gibbs’s) Jessica Smith (Miss Wood’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.



Well done to Miss Kent’s class who had the best attendance this week with 96.1%.

Late Gate/Truancy Sweep

The Education Welfare Officer will be at the front entrance over the next few weeks checking on the children who are late.  Lateness unsettles your child and disturbs their learning.  If you child misses 5 minutes each day, they miss 25 minutes of learning each week.  That is over 3 hours of learning (or 3 literacy or 3 maths lessons) this half term.  Also on these days, if your child is absent and you haven’t informed the school, then the Education Welfare Officer may visit these homes.

St Clare Hospice

This week I received a letter from St Clare Hospice thanking everyone who donated to their charity by buying a sunflower badge.  Well done to everyone who contributed.  The certificate can be found in the entrance hall.

BBC Children in Need

We also received a thank you letter and certificate from BBC Children in Need thanking us for the £206 we raised last year.  Thank you to everyone who took part and donated.  The certificate can be found in the entrance hall.

Parent Helpers

We are always looking for parents or grandparents who can come into school and listen to children read.  We can work around your times. 

Football Results

Well done to our football team who won 3-1 against St John Fisher yesterday.

After School Club- 3:15- 6pm

The After School Club continues to run every night after school.  Each session costs £8 and includes a snack.  Payment will need to be made in advance.  Please ask the School Office for a registration pack.

Maths challenge:

The new maths challenge will run until Easter and has an egg theme.  The tasks are staged, and you don’t need to complete all three parts to submit an entry.  There are solutions for all three tasks.


Tricky:  There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of ten eggs. The Brown basket has one more egg in it than the Red basket. The Red basket has three eggs less than the Pink basket. How many eggs are in each basket?

Trickier: Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs.    Jack had one less than Peter.    Peter had 5 less than Melanie.    Amil had half as many as Melanie.    Peter had 2 more than Amil.    How many eggs did each person have?

Trickiest:  Toby accidentally knocked over Pamela’s basket of eggs. Wishing to make amends he offers to pay as they are all broken.    Pamela, a mathematician, recognising a fellow mathematician’s embarrassment, replies:     “I put the eggs into the basket in groups of 7 and noticed that I could easily have divided them into piles of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and always have one left over.”    How many eggs did she have in the basket?  What should Toby offer to pay? (Eggs currently cost 95p a dozen)

Dates for your diary

Fri 4 April                               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tues 22April                           Return to school (8:45am)

Mon 5 May                             May Bank Holiday

Mon 12 May                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 13 May                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Wed 14 May                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Thurs 15 May                          Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Fri 16 May                              Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 20 May                           Whole School Trip (8:15am)

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

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

Fri 27 June                              Transition Day (All Years)

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)