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Newsletter 12 2016-17

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Class 11 Visit to Netherseal Primary School

Class 11 visited Netherseal Primary School on Friday 25th November - our partner school. We had lots of fun meeting new friends, and the year 4 children enjoyed seeing friends they had made last year. During the day, we did lots of fun activities. We answered questions about ourselves with our new friends, visited the local church and found out how the school celebrate Christmas whilst making Christmas bunting. The school was so small that we had to eat lunch in the village hall! We are really looking forward to their visit to Arboretum in the new year.



Please check these and return them to school as soon as possible, even if there are no changes required.        Thank you


Remember - Assertive Mentoring meetings next week.  Have you got your appointment?


5-a-side football

Some of our boys have been taking part in an indoor 5-a-side football league, playing against teams from other Derby schools.  Ashton from year 4 scored his 1st goal in the 2-2 draw with Cherry Tree B.  This is a huge achievement considering he is playing against children almost 2 years older than him.  He was named player of the week after starting all 3 games this week.

Have a look at the Latest News section of the school website for more details of their results.


Christmas Post Box

We will have a Christmas Post Box for any children who would like to send cards to their friends or teachers.  Please write their name and class clearly on the outside of the envelope, and remember to sign your name inside.  Then pop them in the post box outside Hall 1 for Year 6 to deliver.


Storytime with Mr Scott

The nursery children enjoy story time with Mr Scott on Friday afternoons.  They found last week's story 'You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus' very funny!



Please make sure that any money sent into school (eg for dinner money or trips) is put in an envelope with your child’s name, class, the amount enclosed and what it is for written clearly on the front.

Please check your child’s book bag regularly for important letters, or even dinner money that they have forgotten to hand in!


Head Lice

Please remember to check your child’s hair regularly for head lice.  This should be done at least once a week, by combing with a fine tooth comb. 


Stopping on Zig-zag lines

Yellow zig-zag lines are placed outside schools for the safety of the children.  You MUST NOT park or even wait on these lines.



Tuesday 6th December                 Assertive mentoring meetings - Classes 4 - 8, 14 - 17

Wednesday 7th December             Assertive mentoring meetings - Classes 1, 2, 4 - 17

Thursday 8th December             Assertive mentoring meetings - Classes 1, 2, 9 - 13

Friday 9th December   Years 1, 2 & 3 Flu vaccinations

Monday 12th December   KS1 pantomime visit  } ONLY children

Tuesday 13th December   KS2 pantomime visit  } already booked

Wednesday 14th December   Children’s Christmas lunch

Thursday 15th December   Class 17 visit to Brackendale School

Friday 16th December   Foundation Stage Nativity Show

Friday 16th December   KS1 & 2 Christmas Parties

Monday 19th December   Foundation Stage Christmas Parties

Tuesday 20th December   Break up for Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 4th January   Back to school