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Newsletter 22 2016-17


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Year 3 and 4 Visit the Museum

Over the last two weeks all the Year 3 and 4 classes have visited Derby Museum to learn more about the Vikings to support their topic work this term. They had the chance to see and handle lots of Viking artefacts, and even made “Thor’s hammers” out of clay. The children also wrote messages and letters using the Viking alphabet. Parents in year 3 and 4 will be invited at the end of the term to explore Year 3/4's Viking exhibition where you will be able to look at the children's handmade artefacts.


Science Week

Next week is Science Week at Arboretum, and the children will be taking part in lots of science-based activities. We will also be having some visitors to help us build Bug Hotels to attract wildlife to our school grounds.

We would like all our parents to come in and join in with their child’s learning - your child’s class teacher will tell you when you are invited into school to join in with their class activity.


Crime Scene - do not cross

In year 1 and 2 they had a crime to solve! Who ate the animal inspector? Was it a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore?


Bistrot Pierre

Last week our Year 5 and 6 children visited Bistrot Pierre in Derby for a French lunch. We were delighted to receive an email from a lady who had been in the restaurant on two of the days, saying how well-behaved our children had been. She said “They were a credit to the school, especially when they said 'Au revoir' to staff as they left”. Well done Year 5/6 , we are very proud of you!


Celebration of Dance

On Thursday a group of children from the after school dance club went to the Riverside Centre to join with other schools from across the city in a “Celebration of Dance”. They had practised hard in dance club, and did an amazing dance to “We’re all in this Together” from “High School Musical”. Everyone had a great time!


Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day is on Sunday 26th March, so Miss Ford and her helpers will be selling presents. They will be in the year 3/4 corridor every break time, starting on Monday, until they are all sold out.

The gifts cost either £1, £2 or £3.

Come and buy a present for the special person who looks after you



Well done to CLASS 1 who swept the board this week – 100% attendance, zero lates and have now qualified for the DVD surprise at the end of this term!

Don’t forget to keep checking the board to see your class totals – remember points mean prizes!



All book club orders must returned by

Friday 17th March

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.



Tempest photography will be in school next Friday 17th March. Please make sure your child looks neat and tidy for their photo!

Sample photos will be displayed in class in a week or two when we receive them from Tempest.


Spelling Competition

Don’t forget to buy your spelling sheets - £1.00 each from your class teacher



Wednesday 15th March Tea and Toast

13th-17th March Science Week - including bug hotel building

Friday 17th March Class photographs

23rd -24th March Book Fair & Storytelling

Friday 31st March FS2 trip to Chatsworth Farmyard

4th - 6th April Assertive Mentoring meetings

Friday 7th April Break up for Easter holidays

19th - 21st April Easter School

Monday 24th April Back to school

Monday 1st May May Bank Holiday

Wednesday 3rd May Tea & Toast

Friday 5th May Year 3/4 Production

8th - 11th May KS2 SATS

Friday 26th May Break-up for half term holiday

Monday 5th June Back to school