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Newsletter 29 2016-17


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The children in the 2 year old nursery have been working very hard over the past couple of months, growing lots of flowers and vegetables. They have grown daffodils, tulips, grape hyacinth and herb plants. They have also planted sunflowers, carrots, potatoes, runner beans, strawberries and tomatoes, and are looking forward to watching them grow.



Friday 19th May is non uniform day, and the theme this time is NIGHTWEAR. You can wear your nightdress or pyjamas with a dressing gown over the top and either trainers or normal school shoes. No onesies or slippers, please. If you don't want to wear nightwear, you can come in casual clothes.

Don’t forget your 50p donation to our fundraising.



All Scholastic orders need to be returned to school by

9.00am Friday 19th May

(any orders received after this will not be processed).



Your child’s learning time is very important, so please try to arrange non-urgent doctor’s or dental appointments out of school hours.


Derby Arts Festival

Year 5 and 6 children took part in a choral speaking competition as part of the Derby Arts Festival. It was a fantastic experience. The children performed well, and (on the most part) didn't moan despite the weather!


The Not So Vicious Viking

Well done to all of Year 3 and 4 for their brilliant production of “The Not So Vicious Viking” as part of their topic work this term. They worked very hard to produce a great show for their parents and the rest of the school. Thank you to the Year 3/4 staff for all their hard work putting it together, and to all the parents who came along to watch.




Battered fish or sausage


Mushy peas/ beans /curry sauce


Orange juice


Reading Meeting

Thursday 18th May at 2pm

Please come along to our reading meeting for all year groups to find out how you can support your child in reading at home. We will be looking at different ways to engage your children, questions you can ask them whilst reading, and will also have a selection of books that you can look at. We look forward to seeing you!

Mrs Darling


Head Lice

Head lice are a normal part of childhood. They are particularly common amongst primary school children, so it is important to check your child’s hair regularly, at least once a week, by combing with a fine tooth comb, and tie it back if it is long.

If you find any head lice, please treat them immediately and tell your child’s teacher. A pharmacist can advise you on the best way to treat them. If you ask about the “Pharmacy First” scheme, you may be able to get treatment free of charge - local pharmacies who offer this include Lloyds, Manor and Pear Tree Pharmacies.


£5 Notes

Please note that the old style £5.00 notes are no longer legal tender, so we will not accept them. You can still take them to your bank to be exchanged.



Thursday 18th May Special lunch - Fish & Chip takeaway

Thursday 18th May Reading Meeting

Friday 19th May Non Uniform Day

Friday 26th May KS1 trip to Warwick Castle

Friday 26th May Break-up for half term holiday

Monday 5th June Back to school

Tuesday 13th June Class 15 visit to Redhill Primary

Wednesday 21st June Tea & Toast

Friday 23rd June Year 6 Conference

Monday 26th June Inset day - school closed

27th, 28th 29th June Assertive Mentoring Meetings

Monday 3rd July Year 3/4 Topic afternoon

Wednesday 5th July Sports Day

Tuesday 11th July Year 6 Leavers’ Performance

Friday 14th July Inset Day - school closed

Wednesday 26th July End of term



If your child would like to join one of the clubs collect a form from outside the office or from Mr Malooq.

Day                      Club                                            Time                                Age              Cost

Monday               Archery (Hall 1)                       3:15 – 4:25pm                4-7                £1

Tuesday               Football Club (FIELD)              LUNCH TIME                   7+                 FREE

Tuesday               Football Club (Hall 2)              3:15 – 4:25pm                4-7                £1

Tuesday               Athletics Club (Hall 1)             3:15 -4:25pm                  8+                 £1

Wednesday        Film Club (Library)                    3:15 – 5:00pm                4+                50p

Wednesday        Hockey Club (Hall 2)                 3:15 -4:25pm                  8+                £1

Thursday             Rounders Club (Hall 1)             3:15 – 4:25pm               8+                 £1

Thursday             Cricket (Hall 2)                          3:15 – 4:25pm                8+                 £1

Friday                  Football Club (MUGA)             3:15 – 4:25pm                8+                 £1

Friday                  GIRLS ONLY football                 3:15 – 4:25pm               8+                  £1

Remember, all clubs are FREE if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium - to find out if your child qualifies, please fill in a Free School Meals application form available from the Office.