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Newsletter 21 2016-17


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On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters from books. It was great fun going around school trying to guess who everyone was. Even the staff joined in - can you guess who they all are?

The children also had the chance to “Chill with a Book”, by buying an ice lolly to eat while they read their book. All the money raised will go towards buying resources for the Library.

All children will receive a World Book Day token, which can be exchanged for a special World Book Day book at a book shop. It can also be put towards the cost of a book at our Book Fair on 23rd / 24th March, or from the Scholastic catalogue.

Year 5/6 Go French!

Year 5 and 6 children visited “Bistrot Pierre” French restaurant this week to try some French food and practise speaking French. The food was delicious and they had a great time! Several customers in the restaurant came up and complimented the children on their lovely behaviour - well done Year 5 & 6!


KS2 SATs are approaching and to make sure your child has the best possible chance they need to start preparing now. They should be practising maths by using websites at home eg Speed Challenge,

Hit the Button etc. They also need to read regularly in order to aid their comprehension and improve their vocabulary. In addition they need to get a good night’s sleep - Year 6 should be in bed for 9pm.


NEW Breakfast Clubs

We have been very lucky to receive funding to run some extra breakfast clubs. From next Monday, we will have a female coach from Premier Sports to run a sports session during Breakfast Club. This will be on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:00am to 8:45am. Everyone is welcome to come along, but as we have a female coach it gives a great opportunity for any girls who are interested to come along and get involved.


The nursery children enjoyed joining in with the customs and traditions of pancake day! We shared the story 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes', mixed our own batter and ate pancakes for snack.



Year 1/2 have been exploring outside art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and industrial art inspired by Lowry.



If you change your address or telephone number please tell us straightaway. It is very important that we always have up-to-date contact details so that we can contact you if there is an emergency.



We have a vacancy for a Midday Supervisor to cover for maternity leave, starting after Easter. If you are interested, please ask at the Office for an application pack.



Congratulations to the basketball team who made Arboretum history by winning their first ever basketball match 8-0 against St Albans at the Derby City School Sport Partnership tournament.