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Newsletter 17 2016-17

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Goodbye Mrs Burdis

This week we say goodbye to Mrs Burdis, our Learning Mentor who looks after behaviour and attendance. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Burdis for all her hard work and dedication during the 5 years that she has worked at Arboretum, and wish her all the best in her new job. We will miss you Mrs Burdis!




Mobile phones must not be used inside school, or anywhere on the playground.




Congratulations to Aaliya Hussain in Class 10, who was picked to win the prize for returning the Pupil update form.

This week we have sent forms out again to anyone who has not already returned their form. It is very important that we have up-to-date information on all the children, so if you receive a form, please check it and send it back as soon as possible.



Many children love YouTube, watching funny or educational videos, and maybe even uploading videos of their own. However, it is important that parents are aware of the possible dangers of YouTube, for example being able to watch violent or unpleasant videos, or receiving cruel or nasty comments. Children under 13 should not have their own YouTube account, and parents should keep an eye on what their children watch and what they do on YouTube. Our children are too young to understand the dangers themselves, so we must work with them to make sure they stay safe. To see a useful video giving tips on how to keep your child safe on YouTube, go to Or go to the “Parents” section of the school’s website, and look on the “Useful Information” page for links to this and other useful sites.


Non-Uniform Day

Our next fundraising non-uniform day is on

Friday 3rd February

The theme is


Use your imagination to think of funny and unusual ways to wear your clothes - but make sure they are comfortable, because you will have to wear them all day!

Please remember to bring your 50p donation.



Thank you to everyone who came along to Tea & Toast on Wednesday. Our next one will be held on Wednesday 15th March.



In the cold weather, please make sure that your child has a warm, waterproof coat, and hat, scarf and gloves as necessary to keep them warm when they go outside at playtimes.



Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school EVERY DAY and that it is all named.

They need:

White T-shirt

Black shorts / Jogging bottoms

Trainers for outside

Black pumps for indoors

Jacket or sweatshirt for winter

Named bag to keep it in

Please note that PE kit should be black and white. Fashion items, replica football kit etc, MUST NOT be worn.



Don’t forget to collect your “Active Kids” vouchers when filling up for fuel or shopping at Sainsbury’s.


Friday 3rd February Non-Uniform Day

Thursday 9th February Book Fair & Storytelling

Friday 10th February Book Fair & Storytelling

Friday 10th February Break up for half term holiday

Monday 20th February Back to school

20th - 24th February “Around the World” week

Wednesday 15th March Tea and Toast

Friday 17th March Class photographs

Friday 7th April Break up for Easter holidays

Monday 24th April Back to school

Wednesday 3rd May Tea and Toast

Monday 1st May May Day Bank Holiday

Friday 26th May Break up for half term holiday

Monday 5th June Back to school

Monday 26th June Inset Day

Friday 14th July Inset Day

Wednesday 26th July Break up for summer holidays



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 Contact

  1. Dance Club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4+ £1 Mr Malooq

Tuesday Football Club (Field) LUNCH TIME Ages 7+ FREE Mr Malooq

Tuesday Football Club (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4-7 £1 Mr Malooq

Tuesday Dodgeball Club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 5+ £1 Mr Malooq

Wednesday Film Club (Library) 3:15 – 5:00pm Ages 4+ 50p Mr Malooq

Wednesday Basketball Club (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq

Thursday Multi games club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4-7 £1 Mr Malooq

Thursday Indoor Cricket (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq

Friday Football Club (MUGA) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq

Friday Girls’ football club 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq

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 Office.