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Newsletter 23 2018/2019


Year 6 children were rewarded with an adventure day at Go Ape on Friday 17th May for all their hard work, resilience and effort during the SATs week. They all showed magnificent  teamwork on the hi-rope course, supporting friends (and teachers) who were a bit nervous, and by the end of their session were mastering the harder course like pros! They really enjoyed the day, and many did not want it to end! Mrs Darling and the year 5/6 team would like to once again congratulate the children in all their efforts during the SATs week and the months leading up to it!

Scientists in Nursery! 

We have been sharing the story 'Firefly Home' in Nursery. The children have been exploring different sources of light and have been asking lots of fantastic questions. We decided to explore light and electricity as the children worked together to create simple circuits. We were very impressed with their concentration and team work! 


This half term, Reception have been learning about how to care for the farm animals and the ways that they can help us in our life. To support their learning they visited Chatsworth, where they  met lots of lovely farm animals and learned about how they are looked after.  They also had great fun in the play area!  Their teachers were very proud of how well they all behaved.


We are filling places for our 3 year old nursery for September.  If your child is on the waiting list you should have received a phone call or letter.  If you haven’t been contacted, or 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 - 9:15am and 3:00 - 3:30pm.

Eid Mubarak

We wish all our Muslim families "Eid Mubarak" for their special celebration after the holidays.  If you will be celebrating Eid, then your child may have one day's absence - please let the class teacher know which day they will be absent.


4th, 5th, 6th June _Vision, hearing, height & weight checks for Reception

Friday 7th June  _Pyjamarama reading day

10th - 14th June _Sports Week

Monday 10th June _Yr 5/6 Sports Event

Thursday 13th June _Eid Picnic on the field

Monday 24th June_Inset day - school closed

Thursday 27th June_KS1 trip

1st - 5th July _Year 6 visits to secondary schools

Tuesday 2nd July _Whole school transition

Wednesday 3rd July_ Library opening

Tuesday 9th July _Tea & Toast

Wednesday 10th_ July    Nursery visit

Friday 12th July _Year 6 conference

16th & 17th July _Parents’ meetings

Wednesday 24th July _Last day of term

Parental Engagement Prizes

We like to encourage parents to come into school for different events.  Every time you attend, you will be given a ticket, and each term, we pick out prize winners.  Congratulations to last term’s winners, who each won some art supplies:

Nursery / Reception  – Abbas

Year 1/2 - Haaris

Year 3/4 – Hewler

Year 5/6 – Rumaisah


We finish for our half term holiday today, and return to school on MONDAY 3rd  JUNE


After the success of last year’s fair, we are again working with other local schools to organise a summer fair on

Saturday 13th July at Arboretum Park

Look out for more details nearer the time!

Markeaton Park - Mundy Play Centre

This is a great place to visit with your children, with great outdoor play areas for all ages, plus boats, mini golf and much more.  We have been informed that the paddling pool has now been refilled and is ready for water fun!

TERM DATES 2019-20

Friday 6th September - Inset day (school closed)

Monday 9th September - Term starts for children

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

Friday 27th September - Inset day (school closed)

3 more Inset days are to be confirmed.


Following on from the trial last term, we will again be holding most of our Assertive Mentoring parents’ meetings on one day.  They will take place on 

Tuesday 16th July from 3:45 to 5:00pm and

Wednesday 17th July from 1:20 to 6:00pm

We will send out letters nearer the time for you to book your appointment.