Lainesmead News 30.11.18

Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery’s Weekly Newsletter

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THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
At the end of last week, Year 2 were visited by Mark Sutton, from Swindon Heritage Society. He spoke to the children about local soldiers who had fought in World War 1 as well as showing them many artefacts from this period.  In fact he was so impressed her tweeted the following:

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On Tuesday the Year 5 children enjoyed a fantastic trip to ‘We are curious’ (previously @Bristol). They applied what they have been learning in Science as well as having a fantastic hands-on science day.  A particular highlight has to be the Planetarium visit.

Also on Tuesday, the Swindon Borough Council Tommy silhouette arrived in school.  The children thoughtfully added their piece of material to our giant poppy with it taking shape gradually throughout the day.  It was such a pleasure to see how it developed and ‘grew’ as the day went on and how it was a fitting tribute to those who have been killed or injured in conflict around the world.

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THIS WEEK FROM THE GOVERNORS
On Tuesday evening, 3 governors attended Governor and Clerks briefing, run by the local authority. As well as safeguarding updates, we had a presentation about Swindon as a learning Town which is a project designed to promote lifelong learning. They have a website, www.swindonlearningtown.com, which can be accessed to find out information on a wide range of learning options (0-90)! For governors though, the changes to Ofsted were the most important part of the presentation. The new framework (due September 2019) stresses the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum and stems from the worry that too many schools teach a narrow curriculum focused on end of key stage tests. This has never been the policy at Lainesmead, although we do of course ensure children are well prepared for the tests they face. It also stresses the vast amount of knowledge and vocabulary children are expected to remember. This is one area where parents can make a real contribution to their children’s education.

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:
Germany:                                   France: Phoebe
Spain: James                             Iceland: Roliana
Canada: Gabriel                         Russia:  Luke
Mexico: Lila                               South Africa: Jacob
Brazil: Zunaid                             China: Varshan
New Zealand: Kieran                 Australia: Evie-Marie

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Well done also to Iceland and Australia who both achieved 97.7% attendance last week.  Iceland landed on ‘Free Parking’ and await an award.  Australia landed on free time with the PE equipment.

PE NEWS
Last week, at an area PE Conference, Mr Tew was the first PE Leader and school in Wiltshire to be awarded with a REAL Legacy certificate.  REAL Legacy is an ambitious two-year programme, personalised for your school to make a real difference and create a real legacy for EVERY child in relation to their health and wellbeing.

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ATTENDANCE
Linking back to last week’s attendance information, this poster has been produced to show the long term effects of non-attendance on achievement:

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 5th December
Local Author, Fred Blunt, visiting the school.  Drawing workshops in Years 2, 3 and 4

Friday 7th December
Christmas Fair – 3:15pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday 11th December
Fabulous Finish – Year 5 Assembly

Wednesday 12th December
Christmas Dinner Day

Friday 14th December
KS1 Carol Service in Christ Church

Monday 17th December
EYFS Nativity in school (am and pm performances)

Tuesday 18th December
EYFS Christmas Party
School Christmas Disco

Wednesday 19th December
KS1 Christmas Party

Thursday 20th December
KS2 Christmas Party

Friday 21st December
Christmas Jumper Competition Day
Last day of term.  Christmas Crafts at 2pm.  School finishes at 2:30pm

CHARITABLE DONATIONS
As a school we have run a number of charitable donations during the Autumn term.  So far we have raised the following:
Jeans for Genes day: £190.65
Children in Need: £154
British Legion Poppy Appeal: £313.80
Many thanks to everyone for your generous donations towards these charities.

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Lawn Manor Christmas Fayre

Lainesmead News 09.11.18

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome back to Term 2.  It has been a pleasure seeing everyone return; the children have certainly come back ready to learn.  Term 2 is always such a busy term, leading up to Christmas.

Enriching the curriculum started on the very first day of term with Mike Mullen from BMX Academy returning to school.  He ‘wowed’ the children with his skills in our first assembly of the term and reinforced the importance of the having resilience and a Growth Mindset.

It was lovely to see so many parents attend the last Royal Ballet demonstration lesson with the Year 3 classes.  They have learnt so much during this very special experience and I do hope that those who have been selected to attend further lessons are able to take part in this fantastic opportunity.

A huge well one to Eddie, Lila, Salma and Audey who attend headteacher’s lunch this week.  They talked about positively how about how much they are enjoying being in Year 4 and they were especially looking forward to going to Braeside next week.

THIS WEEK THE GOVERNORS…
…with responsibility for chairing a committee met to agree agendas for Term 2. We have various standing items, such as reviewing policies and ensuring that actions from previous meetings have been effectively carried out. We also invite middle leaders and senior leaders of the school to present regularly. This term, Miss Griffiths will present to the Curriculum Committee on the subject of progression in computing skills across the school. This is in response to governors reviewing the computing policy in Term 6 last year and wanting to ensure that aspects of the policy are having an impact on teaching and learning.  We will also be looking at the interventions put in place for children needing additional support as well as homework. At full governors, link governors will be sharing analysis of the Rapid Action Plans the school put into place after the Ofsted and the PPG and SEND reviews that were recently carried out. The Finance committee will be focusing on the performance management of teachers pay. If you have any view on this in advance of the meetings, please email or speak to any of our governing Body or read the minutes published on the website shortly after the meetings take place.

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:

Spain: Tyla                            Iceland: Damon
Canada: Taslema                        Russia:   Laylah
Mexico: Kallum                         South Africa: Cornel
Brazil: Ella                           China: Mustafa
New Zealand: Charlie                  Australia: Roshan

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Well done also to France and Brazil who achieved 100% attendance last week 100% attendance as a class last week. As France are on a trip today, the will roll the dice next week. Brazil class were awarded with extra time with the PE Equipment.

ATTENDANCE
Thank you to all parents/carers and pupils who have been well and were able to attend regularly in Term 1. We achieved a good attendance rate of 97% in comparison to the national average of 96%. Hurray for Lainesmead!

Eleven pupils, who have really improved their attendance since the first few weeks of term, received a certificate in today’s assembly.

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CHILDREN IN NEED – FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
Monday 12th November is the start of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week. Our school is excited to be joining in with others around the UK to participate in fundraising for this good cause.

On Friday 16th November, the children can come into school dressed in yellow or in dots for a £1 donation.
Let’s make a big difference to the lives of children in the UK.
Thank you for your continued support. 

It was planned that we would have a Talent Show similar to that run last year.  Unfortunately, due to time constraints we have not been able to organise this.  We do hope to find a new date for it in the Spring Term.

SCHOOL LUNCHES
As children returned to school this week, we had a number of incidents where a lunch had not been booked for children but no packed lunch had been provided either.  In fact, on one day this was equivalent to a whole extra class needing a hot dinner.  As I am sure you can understand, this amount of extra food is just not possible to make or serve at such short notice.  It is essential that you use Parent Pay to book ALL lunches.  If lunch is not booked, a packed lunch MUST be provided.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Week beginning 12th November
Anti-bullying Week – odd sock day on Monday 12th November.

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Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th
Year 4 Residential to Braeside

Wednesday 14th November
Flu Vaccinations day

Thursday 15th November
2:30pm – Years 3 and 4 Parents Power Maths Workshop

Friday 16th November
WWI Theatre Group performance to Y5/6
Non-school uniform day (Children in Need) – £1 donation

Monday 26th November
Maths Day

Thursday 29th November
2:30pm – Years 5 and 6 Parents Power Maths Workshop

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Lainesmead News 23.10.18

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YEAR 6 ISLE OF WIGHT
It was lovely to welcome back the Year 6 children and staff from their residential trip to Little Canada on the Isle of Wight.  The weather was fantastic for the whole trip.  The children really showed the school values and lived the school vision during their time on residential.  Many photos have already been shared on the school’s twitter account which have also been placed on the school website.  More photos will be shared on the website soon but here is a small variety of what they got up to!
Year 5 parents, make sure you sign your child up for this wonderful experience!

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ATTENDANCE
We have been so pleased with the attendance we have achieved this term.  Look out soon for some more prizes and awards for regular attendance at school!

SCHOOL UNIFORM
I would like to use this opportunity to remind you that in order to reinforce the strong community ethos of the school children are expected to abide by the school uniform policy.  Please could I reiterate the school policy on footwear which states that shoes are expected as footwear and NOT trainers.  Furthermore, school policy states that hair should be kept neat, with no extreme haircuts and that any accessories should blue or black – no large bows please.  Many thanks for your support with this.

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FUNDRAISING
The school’s band of parent volunteers are working hard already preparing events for Christmas, including the school Christmas Fair and a Christmas disco. We are currently fundraising for the following piece of equipment for EYFS and KS1, as KS2 have previously benefitted from the fundraising:

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FUNDRAISING

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We have just signed the school up as a cause on the website Easyfundraising.

Easyfundraising is an entirely free service that allows people to shop directly at their favourite online store via the links on the easyfundraising.org.uk website and raise a donation for their school cause once a purchase is made. Donations can be up to 15% of the value of your purchase, depending on the retailer and the item purchased. There are thousands of stores that are already participating with leading high street brands such as Amazon, Expedia, John Lewis and more, making it one of the most effortless fundraising ideas for schools.

All you have to do is set up an account (it is free) and then access other websites via easyfundraising.  This ensures that any purchase you make is tracked to your easy fundraising account and therefore automatically raises money for the school.  It really is that easy – there is no catch and you do not have to pay extra for your product.

If you are completing online shopping, especially in the run up to Christmas, please could we urge you to login via the easyfundraising website, set Lainesmead as your cause to start raising money for the school!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 23rd October
End of Term 1 – school finishes at 3:15pm

Wednesday 24th October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

Monday 5th November
Term 2 starts
Mexico Day (Mexico Class)
EYFS2 Parent Workshop in The Hut
Year 5/6 BMX Workshops

Tuesday 6th November
Year 5/6 BMX Workshops

Thursday 8th November
2:30pm – Year 1 and 2 Parents Power Maths Workshop

Friday 9th November
School photographer in (individual and sibling groups)

Week beginning 12th November
Anti-bullying Week

Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th
Year 4 Residential to Braeside

Wednesday 14th November
Flu Vaccinations day

Thursday 15th November
2:30pm – Years 3 and 4 Parents Power Maths Workshop

Friday 16th November
WWI Theatre Group performance to Y5/6
Non-school uniform day (Children in Need)

Monday 26th November
Maths Day

Thursday 29th November
2:30pm – Years 5 and 6 Parents Power Maths Workshop

Lainesmead News 19.10.18

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Strive, Achieve, Excel: Believe in a limitless future

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
It was great to welcome so many parents into school for our Fabulous Finish afternoon on Thursday. A huge well done to Year 2 on their fantastic assembly, celebrating all the learning they have completed in just a few weeks.

I have been lucky enough to have many children show me their wonderful work this week, particularly in writing.  It is clear that the children have made progress in 7 weeks and are enjoying their learning.

I also enjoyed welcoming Amy S, Amy V, Macauli and Adiyath to headteacher’s lunch this week who shared with me what they have been enjoying so far about being in Year 5 .

Today we waved goodbye to half of the Year 6 cohort who have headed to the Isle of Wight on their residential trip for the weekend.  I know that they will have a fantastic time.  Make sure you keep an eye on our twitter feed, Facebook and the website to see what they are getting up to!

Sally Arthur, our Achievement for All Coach, was delighted to speak to a number of parents on Tuesday as well as the children who have been part of the Achievement for All group.  A short summary of what was shared by parents and children is as follows:

Parents:

  • Stated that the school was very welcoming and that this had especially improved over the last 18 months to 2 years.
  • There is always someone in school that they would talk to if they had a worry or concern.
  • Good relationships had been formed this year with class teachers

Children:

  • Very positive about their education, especially in KS2. Power Maths, in particular was talked about as a positive change.
  • All were open and honest and were a credit to the school and their parents
  • Resiliency and organisational skills is something to develop with younger children

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:
Germany: Jacob                                   France: Alek
Spain: Leo                                       Iceland: Isabella
Canada: Zofia                                    Russia: Stefan
Mexico: Matthew                                 South Africa: Marianna
Brazil: Keziah                                   China: Maria
New Zealand: Jaiden-Lee                       Australia: Makhluf

We are so please with the attendance of classes in that past week. In fact we had 3 classes as joint winners as they all achieved 100% attendance. They are Germany, Russia and Brazil.  Only one class (France) in the last week fell below 96% but have worked hard this week to attend.

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As you know we use a computer program called Times Tables Rockstars.  We were able to celebrate the highest earners for this term.  Well done to all in the photo below and keep working hard on those times tables as we know it makes such a difference!

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Also special mention must be made of Amy in Brazil class who won 4 medals in swimming – 2 golds, 1 silver and a bronze. She has also just been awarded her fourth Blue Peter Badge. Well done Amy!

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ATTENDANCE
Government expectation for Primary school attendance is 95 % with many school achieving 96% or higher.
In Term 1, up until 12/10/18 Lainesmead attendance was 96.98%
Please help us to maintain this figure above 96% as we enter term 2.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October
Year 6 Isle of Wight residential (Tuesday 23rd is a rest day)

Tuesday 23rd October
End of Term 1 – school finishes at 3:15pm

Wednesday 24th October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

Monday 5th November
Term 2 starts
Mexico Day (Mexico Class)
EYFS2 Parent Workshop in The Hut
Year 5/6 BMX Workshops

Tuesday 6th November
Year 5/6 BMX Workshops

Thursday 8th November
2:30pm – Parents Power Maths Workshop

Week beginning 12th November
Anti-bullying Week

Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th
Year 4 Residential to Braeside

Wednesday 14th November
Flu Vaccinations day

THIS WEEK THE GOVERNORS HAVE…
Met as a Full Governing Body (FGB). At this meeting on Wednesday evening, we were delighted to welcomed four new governors: Emma Conduit-Adams and Calvin Smith will be joining the finance and staffing committee, with Lorraine Walker, who a lot of parents will remember from her time as a TA at Lainesmead and Bibi Akhtar joining our curriculum committee. It was a very full meeting which saw governors sharing their research on local Multi Academy Trusts. Becoming an academy is something governors regularly discuss, debating the pros and cons to ensure the best possible education for all children. We have agreed to discuss what advantages joining a MAT would have for Lainesmead before we pursue possible next steps. Mrs Painter shared the school’s Rapid Action Plans for key subjects, detailing the actions taken so far this term in our journey to becoming a good school. Governors will follow this up by looking at the impact of all actions when they are analysed at the end of this term. Mrs Chapman then presented the SEND annual report which governors agreed was clear and detailed the progress made by our SEND children in the last year.  Please look out for the full minutes published on our website in the next week.

POWER MATHS PARENT WORKSHOPS
As you are aware we have introduced a new maths scheme this year – Power Maths.  We have a number of dates for parents to come in and learn about this new scheme, how we are teaching maths now and how you can support with maths homework to complement the scheme.  Please make every effort to attend as this would be hugely beneficial to the way you support at home.

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BEAT THE STREET
A reminder that Beat the Street is coming to an end on Wednesday 24th October.  Let’s try to move as far up the leader board as we can in the last few days.  Don’t forget the celebration event that is happening on Wednesday 24th October – a perfect event to attend as school is closed to children that day!beat the stree

Lainesmead News 12.10.18

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Strive, Achieve, Excel: Believe in a limitless future

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
I was delighted to start our Headteacher lunches once again for this academic year with four of the Year 6 children – Nicole, Luke, Sudiksha and Aaron.  They have all been regularly placed on the Board of Recognition in their classrooms for following the school rules and displaying the school’s values.  They shared with me how they felt about being in Year 6.  As some of them are eagerly anticipating their residential trip to the Isle of Wight next week, they were very much talking about what they will be looking forward to when they get there.

I have been delighted to have many children show me their fantastic work.  Of particular note is some amazing writing completed by three of our Reception children – Florence, Theo and Isaac – who used their emerging writing skills to complete a message in a bottle after being stranded on a desert island! Well done to all three children.

Year 4 children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Avebury at the end of last week which supported their Stone Age Boy topic.

Well done also to our football team who won their cup game yesterday on penalties.  There were 2 players of the match – Jamal and Connor.

THIS WEEK THE GOVERNORS HAVE…
Attended a Maths Focus Meeting.  Mrs Timbrell, the Maths Link Governors, worked with Mrs Saxby discussing the implementation of our new Power Maths Scheme as well as looking at feedback from this from both teachers and teaching assistants and also the children. They also looked at the children’s Power Maths Practice Books.  When looking at these teachers are asked to ensure that children complete the following:

  • Write a date that is underlined.
  • All lines are drawn with a ruler
  • Read and respond to the teacher’s marking
  • Put one neat line through mistakes
  • Only use a sharp pencil
  • Numbers are formed correctly
  • Work marked wrong is not rubbed out but written correctly again
  • Handwriting for written answers is neat and grammatically correct

FEEDBACK FROM T D DAY ON MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER
As stated last week, the teachers gained a great deal from visiting other schools in Swindon on our TD Day.  They observed many features that we are working hard on in school.  Namely:

  • High expectations of the children
  • Children reading regularly at home and in school
  • Joined handwriting throughout all year groups
  • Children working independently
  • Clear differentiation with extension and support

Many teachers mentioned the number of workshops run by the schools also.  We are running workshops after half-term for our new Power Maths scheme.  Please do make every effort to attend as we know this will be invaluable in supporting parents with maths at home.

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:
Germany: Grace                                    France: James
Spain: Alfie S                                    Iceland: Maja
Canada: John                                      Russia: Lacie-Mae
Mexico: Layla G                                   South Africa: Ellie P
Brazil: Kai P                                         China: Connor
New Zealand: Kallum                             Australia: Sudiksha
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Well done also to Canada class who achieved 100% attendance last week and Germany who had 98.8% attendance last week. Canada rolled the dice and were awarded 10 minutes extra play. Germany’s roll resulted in dance time!
Last week, three classes fell below the 96% attendance figure aimed for  – Spain, Mexico and China.  Please could we make an extra effort for the children to attend in these 3 classes to lift their figure above 96% once again.

ATTENDANCE
During parents’ evenings last week your child’s class teacher may have informed you of your child’s below average attendance rate. This is because it is our role as school staff to report to parents on a child’s attendance and share any concerns that we may have about the impact of poor attendance or punctuality upon learning.

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PLAY LEADERS
In assembly today we announced our new play leaders.  These children are trained by Mrs Dee in organising and running games/play outside at break and lunchtime.  They ensure that no child is left out or feeling lonely outside. Well done to the following children:
Janice; Montana; Kieran; Jamal; Karina; Catie; Lexis; Keith; Imrana; Lillymai; Lola; Lara; Tilly; Keziah; Sofia B; Macauli; Adiyath; Jaina; Rosie; Rudy; Eddie; Lexi; Kyron; Jayden; Max; Norisha; Beth; Julia; Amy S; Kai P.

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BREAK TIME SNACKS
We would like to remind you that it has long been school policy that children are provided with fruit or vegetables snacks at break time.  They should not bring chocolate or cereal bars into school to eat during this time. In Key Stage 1 and Early Years, children are provided with a fruit or vegetable snack free of charge but parents can provide one as well if they so wish.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Monday 8th October
Reception Parents Workshop – Interactive Learning Diary
Please note that this will take place in SPAIN class and not the Hut.

Friday 12th October
Spain Day (Spain Class)

Monday 15th October
Harvest Assembly – contribution towards Women’s Aid

Wednesday 17th October
Volunteer Parents Training (re-rerun of the training held in Term 6)

Thursday 18th October
Fabulous Finale – Y2 assembly
Gates will be opened at 2:30pm for all year groups (Years 1 – 6)
Parents will be asked to wait on the playground from 3pm as the teachers organise their classes for the end of the day

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October
Year 6 Isle of Wight residential (Tuesday 23rd is a rest day)

Tuesday 23rd October
End of Term 1 – school finishes at 3:15pm

Wednesday 24th October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

Lainesmead News 05.10.18

LAINESMEAD NEWS 05.10.18

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THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
Another busy week here at Lainesmead!

Monday was busy day for all staff here at school with the teachers visiting others schools and then receiving training back at school.  I know many found it an extremely useful and worthwhile day.
Thank you to all those parents who have attended our parents’ consultation evenings this week.  It was lovely to see so many of you coming in to share your thoughts about how the start of term has been for your child/children.  The book sale was extremely popular.  We will be running this again in the Christmas Fair.

THIS WEEK THE GOVERNORS HAVE…
Met as a curriculum sub-committee with a very full agenda. After reviewing actions from the previous meeting we began by discussing our Home Reading policy which arose from the previous meeting. This is something governors are particularly interested to ensure is effective as reading is at the heart of successful learning. Mrs Mepstead shared news of the reading log relaunch, with particular focus on ensuring teachers regularly monitor the logs to thank parents who read with their children and challenge and support those who find this more difficult. If you have any views on this, please feel free to speak to any parent governor on the playground or via mail.

We also discussed a range of reports from subject coordinators sharing their vision, actions and impact on learning from last year. We all agreed these reflected a massive amount of work and congratulated staff on their clarity. As part of this, we particularly enjoyed an inspirational presentation from Mrs Baldry about her work as subject Leader for DT. The minutes will be available on the website shortly.

In addition, Alan Mulrooney and I, attended Head Teachers performance management training on Monday evening to ensure we are able to effectively review Mrs Painter’s targets for last year and to set new targets to ensure the school continues to move forward.

FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS EVENINGS
This term we introduced a new format to our parents’ evenings.  We wanted to hear much more from you, the parents, regarding how the children had settled.  We also introduced our new Home School Agreement. For those who have not been able to attend a meeting yet our agreement states the following:

THE SCHOOL
We will:
·         Encourage children to strive, achieve and excel to reach their full potential
·         Develop children’s self-esteem
·         Provide a broad, balanced curriculum
·         Provide a safe environment that develops pupils independence and enhances learning
·         Communicate regularly with parents about pupils progress, achievement, attendance and behaviour
·         Provide appropriate homework
HOME
I/we will:
·         Make sure my child comes to school every day and on time
·         Phone the school to explain if my child will not be at school
·         Make sure my child is dressed following the school’s uniform policy
·         Make sure my child has the correct PE Kit in school
·         Share with school any concerns or problems
·         Follow all the school’s rules and policies
·         Attend meetings to support my child
·         Make sure my child reads 5 times a week at home and does their homework
THE PUPIL
I will:
·         Be safe
·         Be ready
·         Be respectful
·         Show the school values in everything I do
·         Come to school every day, on time, dressed in my uniform
·         Complete my homework, including reading 5 times a week

ATTENDANCE
We would like to clarify the situation regarding extended pupil absence.

If your child is to be absent for 20 continuous days of unauthorised absence or the pupil fails to attend school within 10 days immediately following the expiry of the period for which leave was granted, parents will be notified in advance that their child may be removed from the school roll. In such circumstances the parent/carer would need to reapply for a school place via Swindon School’s admissions. A further placement at Lainesmead cannot be guaranteed.

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HARVEST COLLECTION
On Monday 15th October, we will be celebrating our yearly harvest in assembly.  This year we have decided to pass any donations on to Swindon Women’s Aid.  If you can provide anything from the following list then we would be most grateful:
Long Life Fruit Juice    Coffee jars   Tinned Meat (Ham, Corned Beef, Stewing Steak)
Long Life Milk           Tinned Fruit           Tinned Fish        Rice & Sponge Pudding
Cooking Sauce (Pasta/Curry)      Tinned Potatoes      Breakfast Cereals        Sugar         Tea           Tinned Soup              Biscuits                   Baked Beans                 Pasta & Rice              Tinned Spaghetti, Macaroni, Meat Pie, Curry
Tinned Vegetables        Tinned Tomatoes

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:
Germany: Anushka                       France: Ibrahim
Spain: Isabella                                Iceland: Alimu
Canada: Conrad                             Russia: Kayla
Mexico/South Africa: Out on a trip so no certificates
Brazil: Agnes                                 China: Beth
New Zealand: Zara                      Australia: Evan

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Well done also to Iceland who achieved 100% attendance last week and South Africa who had 98.3% attendance last week.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 8th October
Reception Parents Reading Workshop

Friday 12th October
Spain Day (Spain Class)

Monday 15th October
Harvest Assembly – contribution towards Women’s Aid

Wednesday 17th October
Volunteer Parents Training (re-rerun of the training held in Term 6)

Thursday 18th October
Fabulous Finale – Y2 assembly

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October
Year 6 Isle of Wight residential

Wednesday 24th October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

READING LOGS
As you are aware, our policy is that children should be reading at home at least 5 times a week.  All children are provided with a coloured Reading Log Book in order to note down their reading throughout the week.

It has come to our attention that there is some confusion regarding how these log books are filled in and by whom.

Every time a child reads to an adult it should be noted down in the book.  Please note that the reading log book is not for noting other homework that the child might be completing.
Below is a sample from the front of the book illustrating how the book should be completed.

Sample Recording page

Lainesmead News 28.09.18

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

So much has been happening in school this week.
Huge thanks to those who came to our very first Maths Day.  It was great to see children sharing with parents the new things they had learnt about Times Tables.  Remember to log on at home to Times Tables Rockstars to keep up the practise!

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Year 2 and 5 were delighted by the visit of the Space Dome as well. Even though I didn’t have the pleasure of going into the dome, the “Woos” and “Aaahhs” that came from there told me how much the children were enjoying.
Our Year 6s visited Lawn Manor yesterday to take part in their Artsmad day, with a focus on the Performing Arts.  They had a great time.

Just a reminder that on Monday school is closed as it is a TD Day.

THIS WEEK THE GOVERNORS HAVE…
Attended our Safeguarding Audit and the Maths Days.  Here’s feedback from one of our parent governors, Caroline Mazzotta:
The safeguarding meeting was very informative.  It was good to see the school’s action plans in place and the ones going into place regarding the safeguarding of not only vulnerable children but for ALL children in the school. It was interesting to hear about the work that goes on behind the scenes and especially out of hours, for example the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher being on call out of term time, and the extra steps that are being taken to look out for vulnerable children. 

MATHS DAY
It was lovely to see all the children engaged and enthusiastic about Maths. I am looking forward to using the “Times Table Rock Stars” and encourage all parents to do so also – it will be refreshing to see the enthusiasm for this rather than “Minecraft” for a change.  I am looking forward to seeing, and sharing, the impact from using this will have on individuals and the school as a whole.

LAINESMEAD NURSERY
Do you know a family who still needs a space in nursery?
If yes, then please ask them to contact the school as we have spaces remaining in our newly opened school nursery.

Only need 30 hours but over 3 days? We can do this!

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CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:

Germany: Mollie Benjafield           France: Kaydon-Lee Bradford

Spain: Corey Compton                 Canada: Jai Saran

Russia: Sean Yates                   Mexico: Skylar Fernandes

South Africa: Federico Milea        Brazil: Lennon D’Souza

China: Amy Vasishat                  New Zealand: Munsif Xec

Australia: Luke Calixto Gama

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Well done also to Spain, Iceland and Mexico class who achieved 100% attendance as a class last week and rolled the dice to find out their class reward.

ATTENDANCE
Although we have only recently started a new school year, some of you are thinking ahead to booking holidays for 2019. Please do check our school holiday dates first.
Our policy states that is a parent/ carer’s responsibility:
‘To take holidays out of term time’.
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‘Parents DO NOT have the legal right to remove their child from school during term time unless the pupil is genuinely ill or the parent has received permission in advance of the absence. Requests for pupil leave of absence during term time should be made in advance and before any arrangements confirmed or money committed. Parents/carers should complete the appropriate form, which is available via the school website or from the school office.’
Please note that ‘If an absence is not authorised, parents/carers can be fined for taking a pupil out of school without permission.’
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation

BEFORE SCHOOL ROUTINE
Please could we take this opportunity to remind you that children should not be bringing into school their own footballs/balls.  We have a strict policy that football is not played on the playground before school starts.  This is to ensure the safety of all as the playground is a very busy place in the morning.  Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

BOOK SALE
During our Parent Consultation Evenings this week, we will once again be running our Book Shop from the hall.  Parents pick up a bargain book – all books will be on sale for only £2. Every book is brand new and there will be a range of age appropriate books available. Remember, earlier this term, we stated how important reading at home is and the difference it makes in the long term to a child’s future life.

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IPad Fundraising

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As you are aware, the school, like many across the country has been suffering from budget cuts.  Unfortunately, due to government budget cuts, last year we lost £80,000 and had to make several redundancies. This year, our dire finical situation has continued and we are having to make further cut backs.

As a result of this we have set up a Just Giving Page to help us to raise money for some much needed equipment. We had been really hoping to be able to purchase a set of 15 IPad for the children to use to enhance their learning – not only in computing but in many subjects across the curriculum. If you are able, then please could we ask you to make a contribution, however small, to this cause.  Also, if you could spread the word amongst family and friends then we would be extremely grateful!

The link to the Just Giving page is:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alyssia-mepstead

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 1st October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

Tuesday 2nd/Wednesday 3rd/Thursday 4th October
Parents’ consultation evenings – please ensure your attendance at this vital meeting

Tuesday 2nd October
China Day (China class)

Monday 8th October
Reception Parents Workshop

Friday 12th October
Spain Day (Spain Class)

Monday 15th October
Harvest Assembly – contribution towards Women’s Aid

Wednesday 17th October
Volunteer Parents Training (re-rerun of the training held in Term 6)

Thursday 18th October
Fabulous Finale – Y2 assembly

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October
Year 6 Isle of Wight residential

Wednesday 24th October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

Lainesmead News 21.09.18

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
This week we were delighted to welcome back the Royal Ballet to start their lessons with our Year 3 children.  A huge thanks to everyone who supported today’s Jeans for Genes day.  We will let you know next week how much we have raised.

This week, it was the privilege of Mrs Robinson and me to take 4 children, Omaree, Lillymai, Jamal and Zara, who completed the Prince William Award through Skillforce last year to the national graduation ceremony in the University of Birmingham.  It was a very early start but the day was fantastic.  The children were a real credit to the school and enjoyed every moment but special mention must go to having our very own photo with David Walliams, who was the master of ceremony at the event.  All awards were present by Prince William himself!

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THIS WEEK THE GOVERNORS HAVE…
Been reading updated policies in preparation for the governors meetings which start next week.  Mrs Timbrell also attended the second part of the school Power Maths training.

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:

Germany: Bradley                               France: Robert
Spain: Afia                                             Iceland: Amelia P
Canada: Lucian                                    Russia: Lily P
Mexico: Julia                                         South Africa: Trey
Brazil: Utsav                                          China: William
New Zealand: Jude                               Australia: Karina

Well done also to France and South Africa class who achieved 100% attendance as a class last week and rolled the dice to find out their class reward.

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FEEDBACK FROM OUR POWER MATHS TRAINING FROM MRS SAXBY
Staff have just completed their second professional development meeting focusing on the implementation of our new maths scheme: Power Maths. The sessions have introduced the scheme to the staff and identified the key principles, which continues to build on the positive growth mindset and the belief that ‘everyone can do maths’ that the school had previously been working on.

Part of the session was focused on the use of CPA – concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. It is really important that all children have access to practical resources and are able to represent their thinking through pictures. This allows them to have a better understanding of abstract learning, which child often find difficult. We also explored different ways the children can represent their ideas and looked at using number lines, place value charts and part-whole model.

Staff can already see the benefits of the scheme. Quotes from staff:
“The scheme provides a clear progression and expectations that will develop consistency across the school. This will help the children to develop their learning as they will be familiar with the resources and representations.” Mrs Smith
“The scheme provides a variety of learning activities presented in different ways, which will challenge pupils and help all of them to reach their potential. The emphasis on the practical resources is a benefit to all.” Mr Tew

You can find out more about the Power Maths scheme by attending the parent workshops in Term 2. See the website for dates.

MATHS DAY – MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
You may have noticed from our “Dates for the fridge” that we have a Maths Day each term this year. Each day will have a different focus throughout the year.  Our very first day, on Monday, will focus on Times Tables.

We will start with an assembly relaunching our Times Tables Rockstars and each class in Years 2 to 6 will be taking part in a school-wide Times Tables competition.  The focus on these sessions will be on personal improvement in times tables.

Throughout the day, the classes will be investigating all the amazing things we know because of our times tables as well as looking for patterns between the times tables.

We would love to have as many parents involved as possible.  Please join us at 2:45pm so that the children can share all of their amazing learning with you.

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A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT BUCKLAND MP
Once again, I am launching my annual competition asking primary school pupils in South Swindon to design my parliamentary Christmas card.

The winning design will be professionally printed and used as my Christmas card for this year. It will be sent to many businesses, public sector organisations, schools, charities and community organisations and to councillors, MPs and Ministers. I hope the children enjoy taking part in the competition and I am looking forward to receiving all the entries.

Last year, I received many excellent designs and it took me some time to choose a winner!
The Christmas card competition is open to all primary schools in the constituency with the theme being ‘Christmas time in Swindon’
Entries should be sent to the Constituency Office, 29b Wood Street, Old Town Swindon, SN1 4AN before 26th October 2018

ATTENDANCE
As you are aware from our previous communications following our Ofsted inspection, pupil attendance is a key area for the school to improve. In particular, for those children who are persistently absent. Our Attendance policy (which is available in full on our website) states that:

‘School may contact parents/carers if a pupil’s attendance is 95% or below.’ School will automatically send parents/carers standardised information regarding their child’s attendance rate and advise parents that their child’s attendance will be monitored by the school. If there is no improvement in attendance/punctuality, then parents/carers may be invited to attend a ‘School Attendance Meeting’.  Parents may be notified of attendance/punctuality concerns via telephone, face to face or email.

Furthermore, since the start of term many pupils have been absent due to routine dental appointments. Lainesmead attendance & absence policy states:
“Parents/ careers are encouraged to arrange medical/ dental appointments outside of the school day where possible, to ensure that the pupil is only absent for the minimum amount of time necessary for an appointment “

Thank you for your future support with this.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 24th September
Whole School Maths Day – Parents are welcome in at 2:45pm to join us in a celebration of Times Tables
Reception Parents Workshop 9am in The Hut

Monday 1st October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

Tuesday 2nd/Wednesday 3rd/Thursday 4th October
Parents’ consultation evenings – please see letter distributed today

Tuesday 2nd October
China Day (China class)

Monday 8th October
Reception Parents Workshop

Friday 12th October
Spain Day (Spain Class)

Monday 15th October
Harvest Assembly – contribution towards Women’s Aid

Wednesday 17th October
Volunteer Parents Training (re-rerun of the training held in the Term 6)

Thursday 18th October
Fabulous Finale – Y2 assembly

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October
Year 6 Isle of Wight residential

Wednesday 24th October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

 

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Weekly Newsletter 14.09.18

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

It was amazing to see so many children dressed up for our Roald Dahl Day. It really was a celebration so his amazing books as well as encouraging a love of reading.

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A NOTE FROM THE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

As Chair of governors, it is my responsibility to oversee the setting of agendas for the forthcoming term. At our Term 1 meetings, will be focussing on (amongst other things): the school’s Rapid Action Plans to ensure actions from our Ofsted are underway and are impacting on standards across the school, analysis of last years end of Key Stage results and the use of TAs within the school. All minutes are published on the school website.

As part of my link governor responsibility, I was invited to take part in training for the implementation of the new Power Maths scheme which was introduced this term. The scheme aims to promote the belief that ALL children can achieve at maths (too often we as adults are prepared to say that maths isn’t our strong point. Would we be prepared to say the same about reading?)  It is based on the whole class learning together with speedy intervention for those children who aren’t quite there and promoting a deeper understanding for those who grasp a concept quickly. It very much promotes the use of apparatus and pictures to ensure children fully understand maths concepts. You may notice children spend longer on one concept but this ensures they have a solid foundation to build on.

If you would like to find out more, have a look at your ‘Dates for the Fridge’ where you will find parent workshops to enable you to become more familiar with this new way of working.

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE

This week’s certificates went to the following children for amazing work, attitude and showing the school values:

Germany: Isabella                                    France: Anay
Spain: Avhan                                         Iceland: Freddy
Canada: Declan
Mexico: Mae                                          South Africa: Marianna
Brazil: Mavrick                                      China: Tilly
New Zealand: Alesha                                Australia: Oliver

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PREFECTS

It is with much delight that we announced this year’s prefects, including the senior prefects’ roles, in today’s assembly.
Congratulations to the following children on becoming prefects: Avelyn, Ruth, Luca, Michal, Luke, Mustapha, Sze Ka, Cerys, Zara, Meryl, Casandra, Roshan, Mckenzie, Delisha, Jayden, Jude, Kamyla, Aaron, Josh, George, Sudiksha, Kavenayan, Daniel, Sophia, Ahmad, Maya, Josh, Evie and Emily.

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Head Boys: Charlie Clack and Mohammad Hussain
Head Girls: Lysania Thananchayan and Nicole Montgomery
Deputy Head Boys: Oliver Clarke and Evan Probert
Deputy Head Girls: Alesha Khan and Zoya Hameed

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We are sure that they will enjoy their roles and flourish with their new responsibilities.

READING LOGS

Thank you to all the parents who came to the end of our Roald Dahl Day celebrations and to listen to the presentation on the importance of Reading.  For those unable to attend the information is on the website and here is a brief summary of what was covered:

What is reading?
Reading is not just about ‘reading words.’
When we read, we are:

  • increasing our vocabulary
  • building greater empathy
  • developing a positive attitude towards reading
  • building our knowledge of the word around us.
  • making predictions and drawing conclusions.

Why is reading important?
Reading is important for building vocabulary and learning new words:
1 minute a day 8,000 new words a year
5 minutes a day 282,000 new words a year
20 minutes a day 1,800,000 new words a year

A good reader will be paid:
£21 more an hour                    £189 more a week
£756 more a month                 £9072 more a year

What can I do to help my child at home?

  • School policy states that children should be reading at home every day.
  • Fill in the reading log everyday so that your child’s teacher can see what your child is reading at home.
  • Take your child to join the local library.
  • Read signs/labels in the local environment.
  • Talk to your children about the books they are reading. Ask them questions

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This week your child will have brought home their Reading Log.  Record all reading in them.  Awards are given for the number of nights reading is completed.
At the front of the book, there is a page which explains how to use the journal.
There is a sample page and some ideas for encouraging reading at home.
There are also useful tips for what to do if your child makes a mistake when reading and tips for how to support your child when reading.

ATTENDANCE

From Monday 17th September, Mrs Jayne Peer, our Parent Support Advisor, will be conducting our First Day calls and checking on latecomers from the school office.  She will continue in her role as PSA and as one of the school’s safeguarding team also.

STAFFING

We have formally welcomed our new members of staff.  Mrs Sanders is teaching in Iceland class, Miss R Griffiths in South Africa and Mr Alexander in Australia.  In addition we have some new Teaching Assistants.  Mrs Faircloth has joined as an SEN TA and we have four Nursery Apprentices who have joined also.  They are Miss D McShane, Miss G Childs, Miss L Collick, Miss A Scoble.

Email communications with teachers: Parents are kindly asked to email admin@lainesmeadprimary.co.uk and messages will be passed on to the appropriate teachers.  Please do not email teachers directly.

Sadly, we have said goodbye to Mrs Clarke in the office this week.  She leaves us to spend more time with her family.  We wish her well and know that she will still be a familiar face at the school!

BIRTHDAYS AND SWEETS

A number of parents have questioned the school’s policy of providing sweets to be handed out at the end of the day when it is a child’s birthday.  Due to the number of children with specific dietary requirements the school’s policy on this is clear – sweets or chocolates should not be brought in.  Many thanks for your co-operation with this.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 17th September
Reception Parents Workshop 9am in The Hut

Wednesday 19th September
Year 3 Ballet begins

Friday 21st September
Jeans Non-school uniform – £1 donation.
Donations will be shared between the school and the Jeans for Genes Day charity

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Monday 24th September
Whole School Maths Day – parents sharing time at 2:45pm
Reception Parents Workshop 9am in The Hut

Monday 1st October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY

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THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

It has been a pleasure to welcome back everyone to the start of the new school year.  The children looked so smart in their new school uniforms and have definitely come back ready for learning and to live our new school vision of ‘Strive, Achieve, Excel: Believe in a limitless future.”

It has been very busy in the school over the holidays with lots of changes made to accommodate the nursery in the school building.  Unfortunately, it has taken a week longer than anticipated but we are ready to start on Monday! We are very pleased with the results!

The final changes were also made to the office reception area.  Unfortunately, due to building regulations, the screen that has been installed fills the entire window.  Please be assured that this was not our choice or how it had originally been planned! We appreciate that this can come across as not very welcoming and this was never our intention!  There is a monitor to speak through that can be used.  If a private conversation is needed, this is possible as a small room is now available close to the office.  We understand that this is not an ideal situation but unfortunately, the regulations cannot be avoided.

THIS WEEK THE GOVERNORS HAVE…

Set the agendas for this term’s meetings.  The large focus of each meeting will be on improving outcomes for all children but particularly those who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. Governor attendance at the upcoming Power Maths training was also confirmed. Dates were also set for attendance at training events, in school events as well as dates for focusing on English and Maths attainment and progress.

SUMMER HOMEWORK WINNERS

We had a great response from the Summer Holiday homework.  It was great to see the photos of children taking part, whether they were emailed into the school or shared via Twitter.

The competition between classes was very close but the overall winners were:

Key Stage 1: Iceland
Key Stage 2: South Africa.

Both class have won £50 to spend on improving their classroom in some way.

We also awarded individual prizes in each year group.  The overall winners were:
Year 1: Gethin Mulrooney
Year 2: Lewis Jell
Year 3: Prajeetha Parida
Year 4: Holly Gibbs
Year 5: Jaina Arora
Year 6: Nicole Montgomery.

They will be receiving a voucher to spend in any way they choose!

NEW BEHAVIOUR POLICY

In Move Up week we introduced our new Behaviour Policy to the children.  Here is a brief outline of the policy. But should you wish to read it in detail it can be found on the school website.

There are now three schools rules that we expect, children, parents, staff and governors to follow and demonstrate at all times.  They are:

    • Be ready
    • Be respectful
    • Be safe

In lessons, teachers will reward good behaviour and hard work with raffle tickets.  Work in books will be rewarded with house points.  All staff (including HLTAs, TAs, and MDSAs) can reward with house points with house points when good behaviour is noted around the school.

Every class will display a Recognition Board. The names of children following the school rules or learning behaviours specified by the teacher (e.g. putting hands up to answer a question) will be placed on this board during the day. Recognition Boards are refreshed on a daily basis.

If, for any reasons, children are not following the school rules, then a four-staged approach is instigated: Remind, Caution, Last Chance and Time-out.  Should an incident reach the fourth stage then a ‘School Rules’ form is completed.  Children who have 3 or more ‘School Rules’ forms completed in a week attend ‘How to shine class’ with the Mrs Painter, where the effects of the behaviour are discussed, a Behaviour Report Chart, including targets and a strategy to support the child is drawn up.  This is shared with the class teacher and with parents and monitored daily.

Should you have any questions regarding our new policy then please do not hesitate to contact us.

WATER BOTTLES

Earlier this week a message was sent out regarding the need for children to be provided with a water bottle in school.  To clarify, the decision to remove cups from the classrooms was to ensure that cross-contamination is reduced as cups are not washed during the school day.  Water bottles can be filled up in various places around the school.  Should a child have finished their water bottle, they would ALWAYS be allowed to refill it, especially during periods of intense heat, as we received in Term 6.

Water is always available at lunchtime, with cups being washed immediately for further use.  Children are allowed to bring in an additional drink to take to the hall with them to have with their lunch.

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

Today was the first time we handed out our Certificate of Excellence awards to those children displaying our school vision, the values and following the school rules.

The very first recipients of the certificates were:
Germany:  Thomas Strange                                         France: Himank Goel
Spain: Travis Chan-Nyangu                                        Iceland: Lewis Jell
Canada:  Taslema Ali                                             Russia: Archie Hogg
Mexico: Hashem Barim                                            South Africa: Arash Singh
Brazil: Aloy Rodrigues                                           China: Rosie Houghton
New Zealand: Mohammed Hussain                                Australia: Luca Baafi

BLUE PETER BADGES
Huge congratulation must be given to both Ella Thornton and Amy Simms from Year 5, who have both been awarded a 60th Anniversary special edition Blue Peter Badge.  These badges have only been awarded to children who already have previous Blue Peter badges.  Both completed online forms, showing new experiences they had as well as memories their parents had of Blue Peter in the past, including the infamous building of a model Tracy Island!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Dates were sent out via Schoop earlier this week and will be placed on the school website next week.

Thursday 13th September

Roald Dahl Day – non-school uniform day, dress as a Roald Dahl Character (no contribution required)
2:30pm – Parents join classes for their Roald Dahl Day – come and receive your free gift!

Monday 17th September
Reception Parents Workshop 9am

Wednesday 19th September
Year 3 Ballet begins
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Friday 21st September
Non-school uniform
Donations will be shared between the school and the Jeans for Genes Day charity

Monday 24th September
Whole School Maths Day
Reception Parents Workshop 9am

Monday 1st October
SCHOOL CLOSED – TD DAY