Newsletter 19/17


The whole school attendance for January was 94.92% which is well below our target of 96%.  Class attendance percentages for January were as follows:-


England Class                            89.68%

India Class                                   94.18%

China Class                                93.37%

Australia Class                           96.80%

Kenya Class                    97.46%

Peru Class 95.90%

Great Britain Class 97.21%


Congratulations to Kenya Class who were January’s Attendance Stars!  They were presented with the trophy in today’s Celebration Assembly.



Each month “House Points” from each class are collected and the House with the most points wins the trophy!  Below are the House Point totals for January:-

Arctic House 540 Atlantic House 665

Indian House 511  Pacific House 638

Therefore champions for last half term were Atlantic House.  Congratulations!



Sainsbury’s Active Kids campaign launched on 25th January 2017 and will run until 2nd May 2017.  Please remember to ask your friends and relatives for their vouchers too!  The collection box is in the school foyer.  We will then be able to exchange the vouchers collected for sports equipment for school.



Do you have a spare room?  Why not earn money while hosting an international student this summer!  Contact EF for further details on 01983 821133 or email or visit www.



We really do not want to have a “moan” again but even if the office blind is closed, staff are still trying to work and answer the telephone from 8.00am.  This is extremely difficult if children are shouting and screaming in the lobby.  Please therefore can children be kept as quiet as possible or wait outside instead. We would hate to have to “lock” everyone out until the doors are opened at 8.35am.



Coram Children’s Legal Centre’s Child Law Advice Service has launched a new website which helps children and young people find out about their legal rights.

The website is called and has been funded by The Queen’s Trust.  The website provides information about children’s rights in the following areas:- Police and Law, Children’s Services, Education, Home and Family, At what age can I …, Abuse and Bullying and Online Safety.



Thank you to all the parents and staff who attended the Quiz Night on Friday organised the Friends.  Everyone had a great time and raised £45.00.  Thank you to the Friends for organising this event and to Jackie Baxter for the questions!  Look out for further fun events shortly!



We are noticing in school a number of “fruity snacks” such as fruit winders and flapjacks in lunchboxes and for snack time.  You may want to use your App to check just how much sugar is actually in these items.  We think you will be surprised by just how much is in them.

We are also now looking at writing a school policy for healthy lunchboxes and snacks.  If you have any comments you would like to make regarding this proposed policy, please put your ideas in writing to the school office.  Thank you.



Parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 14th February 2017 and Thursday 16th February 2017.  Sheets to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher will go up outside the classrooms next Monday morning, 6th February 2017.  Children in Key Stage 2 can make appointments for their parents.  Please can we encourage as many families as possible to attend as this is an important opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.  Unfortunately the school office are unable to make appointments on behalf of parents, so please do not contact them to request this.

Can we please reiterate that due to the number of children in each class, teachers are only able to offer “one slot” per child.  Therefore if parents are unable to attend together, then teachers should be contacted and an alternative suitable time and date arranged.



Don’t forget to check the Our Best Work page on the website to see what the children have been doing at school. This week it’s the turn of Australia Class, who have been learning about mass, and weighing objects using scales. You can find the page here.



Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “Saturday”.

Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “February”.



Getting better never stops—Humphrey Walters


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