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School News - 3rd May 2024

Summer Term 2024








 

Dear parents and carers


Please can I draw your attention to our school website as a great source of information - particularly for policies, information for parents about key dates and the curriculum for your children. Within our Curriculum area, there are Curriculum Information pages which outline what children cover in each subject, in each year group in each half term as well as ideas to help your child at home.


We are always really interested in children's talents and hobbies outside school. If your child has a passion for dance, art, music or sport of any kind then please let us know. We love to hear about children entering sports competitions. music events, dance festivals for example and it is important that we are able to share these proud moments with classmates - especially in Congratulations assemblies.


We hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday with your families and friends. Hopefully we will get some respite from the drizzle and some bright, sunny spells to enjoy the outdoors.


Mrs Arnold

 

Year 3 Trip to Dudley Zoo


Year 3 children had a very enjoyable day on their recent visit to Dudley Zoo.


The children participated in a 'food chains' workshop and also fed the meerkats. The children explored the zoo and saw many different animals.


This visit links to our 'Animals including Humans' topic in Science. The children were very well behaved and the zookeeper we worked with commented on their excellent behaviour.

Miss Hollick - Y3 Year Leader


How lovely to hear - well done Year 3 and we are glad you had a fantastic day!



 

Reading and Boom reader

Reading is hugely important as it is the doorway to learning. At school we begin by focusing on the teaching of phonics and develop blending skills and sight vocabulary so that most children are able to read fluently. This means they are able to enjoy reading and it’s benefits as they grow. Research tells us that children who read are more likely to be happier, healthier and experience better mental wellbeing and self-esteem. They feel more secure and develop deep bonds with family members when sharing and reading books together. Therefore, throughout school we are promoting the use of the app called BoomReader which is where you can quickly log any of the reading your child does at home.


Please could we remind all parents to activate their child's BoomReader account and record each time your child reads at home - whether it is a school book or a book at home. If you need any support with this or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.    

 


These children have received certificates for being Reading Heroes because they are some of the children who read at home with an adult last week. We continue to give out Reading Hero certificates each week when the class teacher notices something on BoomReader that your child is improving with.

 

Learning about the Seaside in Nursery

Nursery children have been exploring their Seaside Artefacts Box from our library service to find out more about the seaside. They worked hard to find out new things and were able to talk to their friends about it - taking turns and listening to each other. 



 

Safety after school

We are seeing an increase in the numbers of children playing on the gazebo, the banks by the KS2 playground and on outdoor equipment. Please could you ensure your child is not playing on/in these areas before or after school - we do not want any accidents as a result of children running up and down banks and we are finding that outdoor equipment is becoming damaged.


We are also seeing some of our older pupils who walk home alone are not showing awareness around road safety when they are out of sight of the school gates. Both Raeburn Road and Wimperis Way get very busy at arrival and dismissal times and we are anxious that children continue their way home in a calm and safe way. If your child does walk home alone, please could you remind them of road safety and the expectations around behaviour.

 

Price of swimming hats

Due to an increase in price from our supplier of swimming hats, we are having to increase the price we sell them up to £3.00.

 

Message from West Midlands Police




 

Dates for this half term


Monday 6 May-                    Bank Holiday – school closed

Tuesday 7 May -                   Y4 Residential to Whitemoor Lakes (2 days)

                                  Reception visits from Fire Service

Monday 13 May -                 Year 6 SATs week

                                Photographer in for Y6 Photo – full winter uniform for all children

Tuesday 14 May -              2:45pm – Y1 Phonics screening meeting for Y1 parents

Friday 17 May - Pyjamarama Day

Monday 20 May -              Y2 End of KS1 Assessment week

Tuesday 21 May -                 1:45pm – Y4 Production

Wednesday 22 May -           6:30pm – Y4 Production

Friday 24 May -  Rags2Riches collection

                                  Break up for Whitsun

Wear a green item for Mental Health

Eco Afternoon

                                 

Whitsun Half Term: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May 2024

School starts back after Whitsun on Monday 3 June 2024

Please also note that Friday 21st June is an Training Day and school will be closed to pupils.

 

Community Events and Family Support

Parents and carers might like to know that some art classes are starting at Beacon Church in the next few weeks. They are classes for children interested in fine art, rather than crafts. It is not run directly by the church but they would like to support Rachel who is running the classes.
















HAF Programme


How to register onto HAF

Please clock on the following link for step by step guide to accessing HAF activities


Registering onto HAF (Step-by-Step guide) 2024
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