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Newsletter 36 2016-17


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What a brilliant week we have had for Health and Fitness week! The British weather was kind to us, and everyone had a great time. Thank you to all the parents who joined us for a picnic on Wednesday - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The children all tried their best during their sports days to earn points for their class. The overall winners from each phase were: Class 1, Class 7, Class 11, Class 17 - congratulations to you all!

And a big thank you to Mrs Aziz, Mr Malooq and Mr Pemberton for all their hard work in organising everything.


Nursery Trip to Markeaton Park

The Nursery children had a wonderful day in the sunshine at Markeaton Park on Wednesday. We enjoyed a delicious picnic, explored the woods, and challenged ourselves on the climbing equipment! The teachers were very proud of the children and their behaviour; they represented our school fantastically.


Arboretum Artists

The School Council organised a drawing competition for the whole school. Thank you to everyone who took part; we received some excellent entries. The School Council and some of the teachers judged the competition, and chose the top 3 in each phase to win a prize. Congratulations to all the winners:

Nursery - Aeizah, Ubaid, Johan

Reception - Madina, Faizaan, Sehand

Year 1 & 2 - Safa, Usmaan, Jun Kai

Year 3 & 4 - Nicholas, Aliya, Abdullah

Year 5 & 6 - Islaam, Eliza, Hunain


Monday 10th July Reception Graduation

Monday 10th July Year 5/6 visit to The Weeping Window

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 5/6 County Cricket Finals

Wednesday 12th July Year 6 Leavers’ Performance

Wednesday 12th July Nursery Graduation

Thursday 13th July Year 2 Graduation

Friday 14th July Inset Day - school closed

Tuesday 18th July Year 6 Cyclo cross

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



We have had an amazing year for fundraising, as you can see from this chart.

A huge thank you to Miss Ford who organised a number of events which raised a total of £1443.49 for school funds. The School Council also raised £65 for school funds. This money will be put towards putting a new piece of equipment in the playground.

We have also raised £1203.34 for other charities, including Children in Need, Red Nose Day and the Poppy Appeal.

Our overall total raised was £2,712.23


Please help us to prevent the spread of illness. If your child has been sent home with vomiting or diarrhoea, or has had it at home, please do not send them in to school the following day.



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

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                       INSET DAY

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.