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Newsletter 7 2018/2019

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We hope you like our new playground markings which were installed during half term. The request for playground markings came from the children themselves, through the School Council meetings. The funding for them was provided from Miss Ford’s fundraising activities over the last 2 years, together with a grant from Derby City Council. The children were then invited to contribute to the design by taking part in a competition, and the four top ideas were used in the final design. The children (and staff!) have had great fun trying them out this week!



The children love to invite their parents into school, to see what they do. We will be holding parent drop-in sessions next week during Literacy and Maths, to give you a chance to find out more about your child’s learning. We hope you will come and join us.

They will take place from 9:00-10:00am each day:

Tuesday 13th November - RWInc/Literacy

Wednesday 14th November - Maths

Please come into the classroom with your child when you bring them to school in the morning, and then you will go with them to their group; if you have more than one child you can move between groups within the allocated time.


Our Non-uniform day before half term raised £234.82, which will go to purchase new bikes.



From Monday 12th November, Lucky Envelopes will be on sale, every break time (until sold out) in the Zone. They cost 50p each and children can purchase as many as they like. There are over 50 prizes to be won, worth over £5 each and 3 golden prizes worth over £10.



We will be taking part in Children in Need Day this year on Friday 16th November.

All children are invited to wear their own clothes - either Yellow or spotty for a donation of 50p.

As the theme for this year is “Do your thing”, look out for information from your child’s class teacher for extra activities they may be organising.


The winner of the prize draw for returning their update form was Aaminah from class 3.

If you have not yet returned your form, please do so as soon as possible, as it is important that we have up-to-date information on our system. Please return your form even if there are no changes, so that we know everything is up-to-date.

Thank you


12th -16th November “Lucky Envelopes” fundraising event

Tuesday 13th November _RWInc/Literacy Drop-ins

Wednesday 14th November _ Maths Drop-ins

15th & 16th November _Planetarium for Yr 5/6

Friday 16th November _Children in Need Day

Tuesday 20th November_ Flu vaccinations Rec to Year 5

Thursday 29th November _KS1 Winter Musical

Thursday 29th November_ FS2 Trip “Dear Santa”

4th - 6th December _Assertive Mentoring Meetings

Friday 14th December_ FS2 Nativity

Friday 14th December _Christmas Dinner

Friday 21st December _Last day of term

Monday 7th January _Back to school


Please note, the date of the KS1 Winter Musical has changed to THURSDAY 29th November


Following the recent parent governor election process the following parent has been appointed: Mrs Shamina Akhtar.

Additionally, Mr Kamran Hussain has been appointed as a co-opted governor.

We are looking forward to welcoming them both to our next Governors’ meeting.



Congratulations to Muskan, Hassnain, Fezan and Rehan who represented Arboretum at the Derby City TeamTable Tennis Tournament this week. They won their group to qualify for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals they defeated Brakensdale Primary 4-0 and in the final they defeated Zaytouna (A) to be crowned champions, and earn a place at the County Championships next year.



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 Dodgeball 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.