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Newsletter Autumn 5 - 21.11.14


Autumn Term 2014 - Newsletter 5

21st November 2014

Dear parents/carers,

Football Team

Well done to the school football team who took part in an inter-school competition at Stradbroke High School this week. They had a great time and showed great sportsmanship, playing against much larger primary schools.

Mindsets Assembly

A reminder that next Friday (28th Nov) at 9am, parents are invited to a special assembly where children from each class will be explaining about the work we are doing in school this year on fixed and growth mindsets

Breakfast Club

In our recent parent perception work, it was suggested that we have a breakfast club at school to provide childcare for working parents. Past surveys have suggested that there would not be much demand for this, but this is something we would like to explore further. If this is something you might be interested in, please complete the online survey (that will be sent out shortly) or, if you are unable to do this, hard copies will be available from the school office. Please return all responses by Monday 1st December.


We have had a lot of positive response to our new homework policy that sets out the expectations for homework for each year class. It is great that nearly all children are completing their homework on time. I have asked teachers to arrange to meet with the parents of children who are regularly not doing their homework to discuss this with them and see how we can support to make sure their children do not miss out and acquire good home learning habits. A staffed lunchtime homework club is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays that children can go to.

Good news on attendance!

As you may know, the school’s low attendance level had been identified as a cause of concern by the education welfare officer and in our last Ofsted inspection. I am delighted to tell you that our attendance so far this school year is 96.4%. This is above the national figure and exceeds our target of 96%. Well done everyone and thank you parents for your support. The challenge now is to maintain this for the rest of the year!

REMEMBER - Victorian Christmas Fayre


Do come along and support this event. There will be train rides, many craft stalls, games, a Frozen themed grotto, food and all sorts. Our thanks to the Friends and all those who have put such a massive amount of work into this.

Vicky Doherty


Dates for your diary:

School Nurse Drop-In - Friday 21st November 2.30pm onwards

Friends Victorian Christmas Fayre - Saturday 22nd November at the Middy

Mindsets Assembly for all Parents - Friday 28th November

Pantomime (Wolsey Theatre) - Wednesday 10th December - late collection from school

Carol Service & Nativity - Monday 15th December, 6pm in the church

Christmas Lunch  - Wednesday 17th December

Carols Around the Tree - Thursday 18th December, 3.30pm in the Village Hall

Term Dates - 2014/15 School Year

3rd September to 19th December

Half-term 27th to 31th October

5th January to 27th March

Half-term 16th to 20th February

13th April to 22nd July

Half-term 25th - 29th May

PD Days

24th October 2014

5th January 2015

23rd February 2015


Parent Response Slip

Either email or send in a paper version for the attention of the Headteacher.

Name of parent  ________________________ Date _______________

Comment  (items in this letter )

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your views are listened to and given careful consideration.