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Newsletter 3 2018/2019

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Travelling back in time to Warwick Castle

Our topic this term is ‘Knights and castles’, so on Thursday 27th September, year 1 and 2 stepped back in time when they visited Warwick castle. We watched an archer fire arrows from his bow, the mighty trebuchet fire a huge rock, watched a bird of prey show, explored the castle and nearly got lost in the ‘Horrible History’ maze. We even saw the armour that knights used to wear and the weapons they used to fight with. Some of us climbed to the top of the castle too! Amazing! We enjoyed a fantastic and very sunny day and learnt lots more about life in a historic castle. On Monday, we will write about our trip so please make sure you talk to your child about their favourite part.


Roald Dahl Winner

Well done to Vanesa from Class 18 who won a Roald Dahl drawing competition against children from other schools. She won a special 15 book collection of Roald Dahl classics.

The judges commented on her design : ‘A playful, colourful and creative drawing of The Twits. The drawing pretty much sums them up’



On Thursday 4th October we will be having a special Takeaway style lunch with:

Lamb Burger or Veggie Nuggets


Ice Cream



2nd & 3rd October _Parents’ meetings

1st - 12th October _Visits to Waterstones

Friday 19th October_ Non Uniform Day

Tuesday 23rd October_ Arbo Activators

Wednesday 24th October_ Individual Photographs

Thursday 25th October _Inset Day (school closed)

Friday 26th October _Inset Day (school closed)

29th October - 2nd November Half Term holiday

Monday 5th November_ Back to school

Tuesday 20th November_ Flu vaccinations Rec to Year 5

30th November _KS1 Winter Musical

4th - 6th December_ Assertive Mentoring Meetings

Friday 14th December_ FS2 Nativity

Friday 21st December _Last day of term



Could you contribute to the running of Arboretum School? Why not think about becoming a school Governor?

We currently have a vacancy for one Parent Governor; if you are interested, look out for the letter inviting nominations which will be going out today.

Nominations must be returned by Friday 12th October. If you have any questions, please speak to Mrs Patterson in the office (afternoons only).


Parents’ Evenings

Don’t forget that Parents’ Evenings are next week. They are very important as they give you the chance to find out how your child is getting on at school, and what you can do to support their education. They are on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October.

Please speak to your child’s teacher if you haven’t already got an appointment.



Last term we held a competition for the children to draw a picture to use in a school calendar. The calendars, which include useful school dates and run from September to August, are now available to buy from the office for only £1.00.

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 Cycle Club (ABLE riders Only) 12:30-1pm   Free
Monday Multi Games Club (Hall 1) 3:15-4.25pm 5+ £1 per session
Tuesday Cycle Club (Learn to Ride) 3:15-4.25pm 7+ Free
Tuesday Sports+ (Invitation Only) 3:15-4:25pm   £1 per session
Wednesday Bench Ball 3:15-4:25pm 8+ £1 per session
Wednesday Cycle Club (ABLE riders only) MUST WEAR HELMETS (TO BE HELD ON FIELD) 12:30-1pm   12:30-1pm
Thursday Football Club KS2(Hall 2) 3:15-4:25pm 8+ £1 per session
Thursday Football Club (Hall 1) 3:15-4:25pm 4+ £1 per session
Friday Cricket Club 3:15-4:25pm 3:15-4:25pm 7+ £1 per session
Everyday Breakfast club 8am–8:45am All ages 50p per session


Helmets MUST be worn for all Cycle Clubs:

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 School Office.