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Newsletter 2 2017/2018


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Reception children have been reading the story of "The Little Red Hen" this week. They decided to bake some bread too! They had some amazing chefs following the recipe and all the children loved tasting the fresh bread.


The 2 year old nursery children have been harvesting home grown potatoes and runner beans. They enjoyed washing and cooking the potatoes which they ate as part of their snack.


Harvest Festival

We will be holding our Harvest Festival Assembly for children on Friday 22nd September and collecting food to be given to local people in need by Derby City Mission. Please see separate leaflet for details of the donations they would like. Thank you for your generosity.



Read Write Inc - How to say the sounds

For all Reception parents, we use Read Write Inc to teach children to read using phonics. To find out how to pronounce the sounds we use, and how to support your child, you can watch a video online.

Go to and click on "How to say the sounds"

Or Google "Ruth Miskin Pure Sounds", then click on the first YouTube video that appears.



Year 3 and 4 visited the Silk Mill and Derby Museum to find out all about the Industrial Revolution in Derby. We learned about the first factory in England and how it produced silk threads using water power.


We will be taking all children to Waterstones in Derby over the next 2 weeks, where they will be able to choose a book to take home, paid for by the school. Please look out for the letter which will tell you when your child’s class is going, and make sure they have a coat and suitable footwear.


Morning Drop Ins

You are welcome to join your child in their classroom every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:45-9:00am to read with them, and help them with their morning challenges.

We look forward to seeing you!



We have a wonderfully diverse school with different cultures and religions. Please encourage your children to be tolerant and respectful towards other religions. It's important to celebrate our differences.


Monday 18th - Friday 29th September Waterstones visits

Weds / Thurs 21st/22nd September Year 3/4 visit to Deda

Weds 27th - Friday 29th September Year 6 visit to Condo-ver

Friday 29th September Tea & Toast for MacMillan

Wed / Thur 4th / 5th October Parents’ Evenings

Friday 6th October KS1 visit to National Space Centre

Friday 13th October Flu Vaccinations for Reception to Year 4

Friday 20th October Break up for half term

Monday 30th October Back to school

Thursday 2nd November Individual photographs


Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership
are auditioning in October for soloists
to sing in their 2017 production of
“The Snowman”.
The Voice Kids is also looking for
children aged 7 to 14 to take part in
their 2018 show on ITV.
If you are interested in either of these
opportunities, please speak to Miss
Thornton, or pick up a leaflet from
outside the office.



Please return all book orders to school by

Friday 29th September.

Make sure that all orders include your child's name, class, book number and title. Please put them in an envelope with full payment and your child’s name, class and "Book Order" written on it. Every order that you place will earn points that we can spend on books for the school.



Walking home: Children in Year 6 leaving school at home time can walk home on their own. However, children attending clubs are not allowed to walk home on their own after the club has finished. They must be collected by an adult over 16 years old.


Murray Park School Open Evening for years 5 & 6 who are interested in applying is on Thursday 28 September from 4.30pm-7pm. The Head teacher will be speaking at 5pm and 6.15pm.



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)               3:15 – 4:25pm           8+            £1 per session

                             Multi Games (Hall 1)                 3:15 – 4:25pm           4+           £1 per session

Tuesday             Football Club (Hall 1)                 3:15 – 4:25pm        4-7         £1 per session

Tuesday             Football Club (FIELD)                LUNCH TIME         7+          FREE

Tuesday             Sports+ (Invitation ONLY)          3:15 -4:25pm          8+          £1 per session

Wednesday                          SCHOOL TEAM FIXTURES

Wednesday        Bench Ball (Hall 2)                     3:15 -4:25pm          8+          £1 per session

Thursday            Football Club (MUGA)               3:15 – 4:25pm         8+          £1 per session

Thursday            GIRLS ONLY football club         3:15 – 4:25pm         8+         £1 per session

Friday                 Indoor Cricket League (OFFSITE) PLEASE SEE MR MALOOQ FOR MORE INFORMATION

Everyday Breakfast club 8am – 8:45am 50p per session / For all ages

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.