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Newsletter 19 2016-17

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Year 3 and 4 have been learning all about Vikings this term. Class 11 had great fun during Art and Design Technology making their Viking longship and shields, then turned into fearless invaders!



Children in Year 5 and 6 get the opportunity to learn to play a brass instrument during their music lessons. This could be a trumpet, trombone or euphonium. Last week they had the chance to demonstrate their skills in a mini concert, led by their music teacher Mrs Wilde.

Reminder: Any Year 6 children who would like to start private instrument lessons after school should speak to Miss Allen.


Around the World Week

To celebrate 'International Mother Tongue Day' and 'World Thinking Day' all of the children in school will be taking part in Around the World Week. There will be two special days on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd February where each classroom will be transformed into a different country! The children will learn about the different languages, stories, traditions and cultures of many countries from all over the world.

Our big question for the week will be:

'Why is it important to learn about people who live in different places?'

Please support your child's learning at home by talking to them about respect, tolerance and diversity.



Dear Parents, Carers and Children

I want to start by wishing you all a relaxing and enjoyable half-term break.

We have had a few telephone calls from parents suggesting that their children are being forced to eat their dinner before being allowed out to play. I would like to reassure you that this is not the case. There may be some confusion over the children asking to eat their pudding when they have not eaten enough of their main meal. We will say “can you eat some more of your food” or “can you eat a little more for me” before they are allowed to eat their pudding.

It is really important for the children to eat as much of their lunchtime meal as possible. It provides them with energy, which helps them to carry out their afternoon learning activities. It also provides healthy food, which helps to keep them healthy.

Have a relaxing break, and I look forward to seeing you again on Monday 20th February.

Mr Scott



Around the World School Dinners

As part of “Around the World” week, Nora and her team will be providing special school dinners from around the world on the two special days. Can you work out which country each of the dishes comes from?


Chicken Wraps

Vegetable Couscous

Jacket Wedges

Butterscotch Brownies



Chicken Curry

Vegetable Moussaka


Cherry Clafoutis


Well Done Class 1!

We celebrated excellent attendance from Class 1 last week; they achieved 100% attendance and zero lates all week.



Thank you to everyone who took part in last week’s non-uniform day. You helped to raise £216.38 for school funds. And a special thank you to Miss Ford for organising it!



Monday 20th February Back to school

21st - 22nd February “Around the World” days

23rd February KS1 trip to Elvaston Castle

28th Feb- 3rd March Year 5/6 trips to Bistrot Pierre

1st - 3rd March Class 10, 9, 11 trips to Derby Museum

9th - 10th March Class 13, 12 trips to Derby Museum

Friday 10th March Year 5/6 trip to ThinkTank Birmingham

Friday 10th March Partner school to visit Class 11

Wednesday 15th March Tea and Toast

Friday 17th March Class photographs

23rd -24th March Book Fair & Storytelling

4th - 6th April Assertive Mentoring meetings

Friday 7th April Break up for Easter holidays

Monday 24th April Back to school



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) CANCELLED

Thursday Indoor Cricket (Hall 2) CANCELLED

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.