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Newsletter 14 2018/2019

Download this version to see the full colour newsletter with all the pictures.


Just before the holidays, we held our annual school maths competition. All the children took part in maths challenges in their classes, then the winner from each class went through into the Grand Finals. These were held in the halls, one for Reception and Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2. These contests were very exciting, and the contestants showed amazing maths talents. The final winners for each year group, who each won a maths game, were:

Reception - Yousuf

Year 1 - Tony

Year 2 - Abigail

Year 3 - Jun Kai

Year 4 - Daanish

Year 5 - Ahmed

Year 6 - Ashton

Well done to all our finalists, and a big congratulations to our winners!

Happy New Year


We are pleased to welcome all the children back to school after the holidays.


Next Thursday, 17th January, we will be having a special Italian -themed lunch, with a choice of Pizza and chips or pasta, and ice-cream for dessert, all in a take-away container. All children are welcome, even if they don’t normally have a school dinner. The cost of a school dinner is £1.80 per day, but children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, as well as children eligible for free school meals, do not need to pay.

Letters on the Website

Reminder: all letters that are sent out to parents will also be placed on the school website, so if you have lost your copy, or need to check up on the details, they will be easily accessible.

Go to Parents, then Letters to Parents, then click on the appropriate stage, or go to:


14th - 17th January_ Year 6 drop-ins (9:00am)

Wednesday 16th January_ KS1 Surprise Day

Wednesday 6th February _Tea & Toast

Tuesday 29th January _RWI / Literacy Parent drop-ins

Wednesday 30th January_ Maths Parent drop-ins

Friday 15th February_ Inset Day (school closed)

18th - 22nd February _Half Term holiday

Friday 29th March_ Book Fair

Wednesday 3rd April_ Class Photographs

Friday 12th April _Last day of term

Monday 29th April _Back to school

Monday 6th May _May Bank Holiday

13th - 16th May_ KS2 SATS week

27th - 31st May _Half term holiday

10th - 14th June _Sports Week

Wednesday 24th July_ Last day of term



Children MUST NOT bring any medicines into school. Medicines should be given at home wherever possible. If it is necessary for a child to have medicine during the school day, then this should be brought to the school office by a parent or other adult, where they will be asked to sign a permission form. All medicines must be in their original container, with the child’s name on.


Congratulations to Mrs Ahmed from Nursery on the birth of her baby boy, and to Mrs Ali, a midday supervisor, on the birth of her baby girl. We wish them and their families all the best for the future.

If your child would like to join one of the clubs collect a form from outside the office or from Mr Malooq.
Day Club Time Age Cost
Monday Cycle Club (ABLE riders Only) 12:30-1pm   Free

Archeri/Multi Games Club

Dance Club





£1 per session
Tuesday Cycle Club (Learn to Ride) 3:15-4.25pm 7+ Free
Tuesday Sports+ Club(Invitation Only) 3:15-4:25pm   £1 per session
Wednesday Basketball Club 3:15-4:25pm 8+ £1 per session
Wednesday Cycle Club (ABLE riders only) MUST WEAR HELMETS (TO BE HELD ON FIELD) 12:30-1pm   12:30-1pm
Thursday Football Club KS2(Hall 2) 3:15-4:25pm 8+ £1 per session
Thursday Football Club (Hall 1) 3:15-4:25pm 4-7 £1 per session
Friday Cricket Club 3:15-4:25pm 3:15-4:25pm 7+ £1 per session
Everyday Breakfast club 8am–8:45am All ages 50p per session


Helmets MUST be worn for all Cycle Clubs:

Remember, all clubs are FREE if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium - to find out if your child qualifies, please fill in a Free School Meals application form available from the School Office.