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Newsletter 34 2016-17




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Last week, Class 15 went to Redhill Primary School to visit their partner class, Kingfishers. Needless to say, they had a marvellous time working with their new friends and exploring the local community in Ockbrook.


EURO 2017

Congratulations to our Girls’ Football Team, who played in a special “Euro 2017” tournament at the Derby County FC training ground at Moor Farm. Each team represented a European country and our team, representing Portugal, came second. Well done, girls!

Eid Mubarak

We wish all our families who will be celebrating, a happy Eid. We will be having our Eid parties on Friday 30th June, and we invite everyone to come along at 2.30pm to celebrate with us!


Friday 30th June

the theme is casual

remember to bring your 50p



All entries for the School Council drawing competition must be handed to your class teacher by Friday June 30th ready for judging. All drawings must be on a sheet of A4 paper, drawn in pencil only, with no colour. Suggested themes: Food, flowers, racing cars, landscapes, characters or free choice.


Please make sure you have booked an appointment to see you child’s teacher next week. It is very important for you to attend to find out about your child’s progress and receive their report.

Vacancies at Arboretum

We have a vacancy for a Kitchen Assistant, 10 hours per week. Please ask at the office for an application pack. We are also offering a Level 2 Catering Apprenticeship via Derby City Council. Please visit their website for more information and to apply:



We no longer accept the old style £5 note, but you can still take them into your bank to get them changed.  



Monday 26th June Inset day - school closed

27th, 28th 29th June- Assertive Mentoring Meetings

Friday 30th June- Non Uniform Day

Monday 3rd July -Year 3/4 Topic afternoon

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

Tuesday 4th July -Tea & Toast

Tuesday 4th July (am) -Reception Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July (am) -Lower KS2 Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July (pm) -KS1 Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July -Nursery trip to Markeaton Park

Thursday 6th July (am) -Upper KS2 Sports Day

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

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

Wednesday 12th 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                  CANCELLED

Tuesday                  CANCELLED

Tuesday                  CANCELLED

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.