Newsletter: 24 June 2011

Headteacher’s Comments

Welcome to all the Year 2 children who joined us today.  I hope you enjoyed your day.  I was really pleased with Open Evening.  Thank you to everyone who attended, I hope you found it useful.  Open Evening saw our first PTA organised event.  Thank you to all the parents who turned up and helped raise £141.96.


Well done to Mai-Lei Chan, Holly Morris and Amber Brooks (Ms Stafford’s Class) who were sent round for good quality work they had produced.  I saw an avalanche of Year 3 children who have been working hard.  Lauren Stergess-Hall and Kirstie Marshall (Miss Bigg’s Class) were sent to me because they have been working hard to learn their times tables since joining our school this year.  Aidan Mead, Jack Hammond, Tylah Cox and Alfie Wright (Miss Gordon/ Mrs Tysterman’s class) were sent to me for doing well in their maths task.  Ben Brooks (Miss Smith’s Class) came to see me because he has been presenting his work neatly.

Sports Day

Fingers crossed that the weather is fine next Wednesday for Sports Day.  Approximate times are as follows:

9:15am                         Start

11:00am                       Finish- Opportunity to speak to your child

11:20am                       Children back to classes

 This is a reminder that this year the teams will be as follows:

 Football                        Football shirt or red t-shirt

Tennis                          All white or white t shirt

Volleyball                     Beachwear or yellow t shirt

Runner                         Vest top with a number on or green t-shirt

 The children already know which team they are in.  As in previous years there will be a mixture of bases for the children to visit, followed by races.

 The PTA committee will be running a stall on the day selling Bacon Rolls/ Teas/ Coffees/ Soft Drinks and Ice Poles.  Children will be able to purchase drinks/ ice poles at break time (11:00 to 11:20am).

Book Sale

This is a reminder that Mrs Pentelow will be selling books in Breakfast Club on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week

Year 6 Residential Meeting

This is a reminder to parents of children who are going on the residential trip that there is a meeting next Friday (1 July) starting at 2.00pm.

Parent Governors

We have a number of vacancies for Parent Governors.  This is your chance to help move the school from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.  You will be receiving a letter and a nomination form in September.  Please speak with me if you would like to know more about what being a School Governor involves.

Strike Action

As you have probably heard in the news, members of the ATL and NUT unions will be holding a strike next Thursday regarding proposed changes to public sector pensions.  I am pleased to inform you that none of the teachers at our school will be on strike so school will be open as usual.

Mrs Miller

Mrs Miller, our school cook, has been working in the school kitchen for 25 years!  Everyone at The Leverton Junior School would like to congratulate Mrs Miller.  Here is to the next 25 years!


Well done to Miss Gordon/ Mrs Tysterman’s class who had the best attendance last week and won Percy.

Dates for your diary

Mon 27 June                            Film Club 3:15-4:30pm

Wed 29 June                            Sports Day (if fine) 9:30am

Wed 29 June                            Special lunch

Thurs 30 June                         School open as usual

Fri 1 July                                  Sports day (Reserve) 9:30am

Fri 1 July                                  Year 6 Residential Meeting 2pm

Mon 4 July                               District Sports (Field Events)

Thurs 7 July                              District Sports (Track Events)

Fri 8 July                                  Year 6 BBQ

Mon 11 July- Tues 12 July        Year 6 Residential

Tues 19 July                             Year 6 End of Year Production (2pm)

Wed 20 July                             Year 6 End of Year Production (5pm)

Thurs 21 July                            Last day of term

Wed 7 September                    Return to school

Mon 12 September                  Nominations Open for Parent Governors

Sat 24 September                     Autumn Fair

Mon 26 September                  Nominations Close for Parent Governors

Thurs 29 September                Year 3 Harvest Festival 9:30am

Fri 21 October                         Break up for half term

Tues 1 November                     Return to school

Fri 16 December                      Break up from school

Tuesday 3 January 2012           Return to school

Friday 10 February                   Break up from school

Monday 20 February                Return to school

Fri 30 March                            Break up from school

Mon 16 April                           Return to school

Mon 7 May                              Bank Holiday

Thurs 31 May                           Break up from school

Mon 11 June                            Return to school

Fri 20 July 2012                       Break up from school