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Newsletter 22 2018/2019

The Lion King

Year 3 and 4 worked very hard to put on a performance of The Lion King.  Mrs Woolnough was lucky enough to watch the performance twice.   Afterwards she said “I was absolutely blown away by what the children managed to achieve in such a short space of time. The acting, singing, dancing, make up and costumes were fantastic. The children were a huge credit to themselves, their teachers and their parents. I was laughing one minute, and crying the next! Well done everybody.”

Miss Allen was very proud of the children and said “I would just like to thank the Year3 / 4 team for all their hard work in the preparations and rehearsals and a big thank you to all the children, they are wonderful!”

FIRE FIGHTERS’ VISIT

Key stage 1 had a visit from local firefighters on Friday March 29th. Children got to explore the fire engine, use the fire hose, learn about how to become a fire fighter and how to stay safe at home.

Part of the job of the firefighters is helping with fire prevention.

If you would like a free smoke alarm and fire safety advice for your home, please contact 01332 777850 and ask for a ‘Safe and Well Check’ and they will book you an appointment.

Big Battery Hunt

Batteries can be very damaging to the environment if they are not recycled properly, so we have decided to take part in the Big Battery Hunt.  Your child should have brought home a cardboard collecting box.  Please use this to collect any old batteries that you have, and return it to school to empty when it is full.  These will then be collected for recycling at the end of May.  We will also be entered into a competition to win some great prizes for the school.

Please help us to help save the environment!

NURSERY ADMISSIONS

We are now starting to allocate places for our 3 year old nursery for September.  We are working down the waiting list inviting parents for admission interviews, so if your child is on the waiting list you should receive a phone call or letter in the next couple of weeks.  If you know of any children who would like a place in our Nursery who are not already on the waiting list,  come into the office with their birth certificate - please avoid the busy times of 8:45 to 9:15am and 3:00 - 3:30pm.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 12th April_Last day of term

Monday 29th April_Back to school 

Friday 3rd May _FS2 trip to Chatsworth

Monday 6th May_ May Bank Holiday

13th - 16th May _KS2 SATS week

Friday 17th May_ Yr 6 trip to Go Ape

27th - 31st May_ Half term holiday

10th - 14th June_ Sports Week

Thursday 13th June_ Picnic on the field

Thursday 27th June _KS1 trip

Friday 12th July _Year 6 conference

Wednesday 24th July _Last day of term

HOLIDAY CLUBS

The clubs for this holiday are now FULLY BOOKED.  If you have not already returned your child’s form to school, we are sorry but they will not be able to attend the club.

Thank you

Mother’s Day Sale

Thank you to everyone who bought a present at our Mother’s Day sale.  It raised an amazing £347, £125 more than last year!  Thank you to Miss Ford for organising it, and everyone who donated items.

We hope that all the mothers enjoyed their gifts.

YEAR 1 PHONICS CHECK

The Year 1 children will be sitting their Phonics test in June.  You can help them at home to prepare for their test.  Miss Hardy has made a video explaining in detail how you can do this, which you can find on our website:

https://www.arboretum.derby.sch.uk/english/

You can also find out more at www.ruthmiskin.com

Go to Find out more > Parents

PACKED LUNCHES

Can we please remind you that packed lunches must contain COLD food only.  Warm food that is kept in a lunch box can be a source of food poisoning.

For ideas of for what to include in a healthy lunch box, see

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes

TERM DATES 2019-20

Friday 6th September - Inset day (school closed to children)

Monday 9th September - Term starts

9th September to 25th October - Autumn term 1

28th October to 1st November - Half term holiday

4th November to 20th December - Autumn term 2

23rd December to 3rd January - Christmas Holiday

6th January to 14th February - Spring term 1

17th February to 21st February - Half term Holiday

24th February to 3rd April - Spring term 2

6th April to 17th April - Easter Holiday

20th April to 22nd May - Summer term 1

Monday 4th May - May Day holiday

24th May to 28th May - Half term holiday

1st June to 24th July - Summer term 2

4 more Inset days are to be confirmed.

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