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Newsletter 31 2016-17


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This term Year 3 and 4 have been looking at what it is like to live in a disaster zone. They have found out all about earthquakes and volcanoes, and this week even made their own working models of a volcano erupting!


On Thursday 8th June, all the adults in Britain will be voting for a new government. At Arboretum, we will be holding our own elections between the animal parties - Elephants, Lions, Dolphins and Butterflies. The candidates have been chosen, and they will be putting together their manifestos and organising their campaigns to persuade the other pupils to vote for them.



Summer has finally arrived - just in time for the half term holidays. Can we please remind you of a few things to remember in hot weather:

Sun Hats - please make sure child has a suitable hat in school every day. Arboretum caps are on sale from the Office.

Sun screen - please apply to your child before school. We have sunscreen dispensers in the classrooms, so children will be able to top up their sunscreen from these, unless you have signed a form to say that you do not want them to.

Water bottles - please make sure you child brings a water bottle to school everyday. It should be named, and taken home each night to be washed. Water bottles can be bought from the Office.


Our non-uniform day last week raised £199.10. Thank you to Miss Ford for organising it and everyone who took part.



It’s lovely to see the girls looking so summery in their summer dresses, but please remember that school uniform is green and white checked dresses; other colours are not allowed.


A Taweez was found on the school field a couple of weeks ago. If you recognise it, please see Miss Paget.



Our school website contains lots of useful information about our school - please take a look:

We also use the Google Translate tool, which can translate each page into over 100 languages. Click on the “Select Language” icon, which is available on every page.



Monday 5th June Back to school

Tuesday 13th June Class 15 visit to Redhill Primary

Thursday 15th June Derby Book Festival visits

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

3rd, 4th, 5th July Year 6 transition days - Derby Moor

Wednesday 5th July Sports Day

Monday 10th July Visit to Beaumanor Hall - Class 9,10,11

Tuesday 11th July Visit to Beaumanor Hall - Class 12,13

Tuesday 11th July Year 6 Leavers’ Performance

Friday 14th July Inset Day - school closed

Monday 24th July Year 6 Graduation

Wednesday 26th July End of term

Wednesday 6th September Inset Day - Staff training

Thursday 7th September Children back to school



Please note changed clubs in blue - there is NO FILM CLUB next half 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                 Fencing (Hall 1)                 3:15 – 4:25pm            8+             £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           Multi Games                      3:15 – 4.25pm           4-7            £1

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.