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Newsletter 8 2018/2019

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Last week, as part of their topic on World War II, Years 5 and 6 visited Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire, to experience a taste of what it was like to be a child during World War II. They visited an air raid shelter , found out about rationing and gas masks, and tried their hand at sending coded messages. They learned so much and had an amazing time!


Stopping on Zig-zag lines

Yellow zig-zag lines and double yellow lines are placed outside schools for the safety of the children. It is ILLEGAL to park or even wait on these lines. Please park sensibly to help keep all our children safe.



Flu immunisations will be taking place on Tuesday 20th November for children from Reception to Year 5 who have returned a consent form.

If your child is being immunised, please see the Latest News section of our website for an important advice slip giving more information about this:




Last week we had a number of events to commemorate Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of World War I. Children in Years 5 and 6 made a cenotaph, wreaths, poppies and created and read poems to mark this event.



Years 1 and 2 are learning about knights and castles so this week during PE children had the opportunity to become knights and learn some fencing skills. The children said they loved learning a new sport!



Tuesday 20th November_ Flu vaccinations Rec to Year 5

Friday 23rd November _DWT Field Day for Year 6

Wednesday 28th November_ Tea & Toast

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



Thank you to everyone who took part in our Lucky Envelopes fundraiser. It raised a magnificent £91.60, which will go towards buying more bikes for the school. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Miss Ford for all her hard work in organising this event.



Does your child love creative activities such as art, crafts and drama?

We at Arboretum have been chosen to take part in an exciting new project to help our children benefit from developing and improving six essential life skills.

To start things off we will be running a breakfast club every Friday from 8:00 - 8:45am, starting on 16th November. Staff from Artcore and Derby Theatre will come and work with the children on developing and improving essential life skills, whilst having fun being creative. If you would like your child to participate, please ask for a letter from Mr Malooq or the office.



Please remember that the start times for both nurseries are 8:30am in the morning and 12:30pm in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, the gates are open from 12:30-12:40pm only for parents to bring their children into nursery. If you arrive after this time, please take your child to the main office, so that we can ensure they are registered correctly.

Thank you

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) CANCELLED 5+ CANCELLED
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.