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Newsletter 24 2016-17



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Mr Petr Torak, a Police Detective, visited the school on Wednesday 22nd March to talk to pupils about his experiences. Pupils enjoyed hearing his tales and having the opportunity to wear a police helmet. They were inspired to hear about his Roma upbringing and how they too can aspire to be anything they wish to be if they work hard and show a good attitude.


Spelling competition

Pupils are busy learning their spellings, from the sheets they bought a few weeks ago, ready for tests in class next week. The class champions will then go head to head in a spelling bee at the end of this term April 5th.

The staff joined in with their own spelling competition too and the 6 winners were: Mrs Hardy, Mrs Rutland, Miss Thornton, Mrs Baker, Mrs Emerson and Mrs Ashford. Well done to them all ! School council have organised this and have raised £65.



Pupil Premium is extra funding from the Government to help support children from low income families and help them to achieve their full potential.  We get funding for each child who is eligible for Income-related Free School Meals, or has been in the last 6 years.   Therefore, we would like all parents to fill in a free school meals for to check whether they qualify.

All forms completed and returned to school by Friday, 7th April will be entered into a draw  for the chance to win a tablet.



This week it was the turn of the Year 5/6 to represent the school at a football tournament.  The girls narrowly missed out on a quarter final place in the Derby County Ladies FC football tournament. They won 4 games and lost 3, finishing 3rd in their group.  Well done girls!

Both year 3/4 and 5/6 girls have represented the school proudly and we encourage parents to continue to send their children to clubs to enhance their chances of representing the school in the future.


Quality Mark

The basic skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.  It is valid for 3 years.

We are proud to say that we have now been awarded the Quality Mark for the fourth time, so we have now received a special 10 year award.




Well done to Class 12 for qualifying for the DVD surprise.  They join Classes 1 and 17 who have already qualified by getting 100% attendance on Mondays and Fridays.

There are a number of classes (4, 8, 10, 7, 16, and 9) who have already had 100% attendance on Monday and Friday once this term – there are three more weeks for them to try to qualify.

The special DVD afternoon will be on Friday 7th April.

It has also been a good week for class 16 –  with top attendance and zero lates!




There will be 2 Star Prizes - one for KS2 and one for KS1 & FS, plus lots of other chocolatey prizes!

              Tickets are 2 for 50p

       or 5 for £1

Tickets will be on sale every afternoon



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

Monday 26th June Inset day - school closed

Friday 14th July Inset Day - school closed

Wednesday 26th July End of term