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11 September 2015

11 September 2015


Dear Parents / Carers


The children have settled really well into their new classes.  It’s a real pleasure to walk around the school and see them engrossed in their learning.


Learning this week  The children in Year 1 have been jumping into hoops and doing different kinds of maths challenges. Year 2 have been writing about homes and in Maths have been adding 10’s to numbers.  In Science the Year 3 classes have been sorting electricity items and in Maths they have been comparing numbers up to 1000.  4 Larch have been investigating the appearance and personality of Hiccup from “How to Train Your Dragon” whilst 4 Larch have been classifying sources of light.  Year 5 have been writing diaries and placing value on numbers.  In Maths Year 6 have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000 and have been learning how to write a balanced argument.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-

1 Elm  - Madison                  1 Lime – Saul           2 Juniper – Lily        

2 Willow – Olive                   3 Apple – Wyatt        3 Cherry – Jennifer            

4 Hazel – Jozef                    4 Larch – Arlo           5 Poplar – Evie        

5 Sycamore – Jabez             6 Ash  Logan            6 Hawthorn - Rudy


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

1 Elm – Lexie                        1 Lime – Beya           2 Juniper – Ggiven 

2 Willow – Joel                      3 Apple – Paige         3 Cherry – Sabira

4 Hazel – Jeshna                  4 Larch – Mahdi         5 Poplar – Ellie

5 Sycamore – Samiya           6 Ash  - Djafar            6 Hawthorn - Jess


Attendance:  Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website:-  Please note that our website has a ‘translator’ button on the ‘Home’ page which allows text to be translated from English.


Health and Safety Message.  Please remind your children that they are not allowed to ride their scooters and bikes anywhere on the school premises – inside or outside.


PTFA General Meeting, Tues 15 Sept 9.00am - 10.00am in the Outdoor Classroom (wooden gazebo in KS1 playground). Everyone is very welcome. You won't be asked to commit to anything, but it is an opportunity to have a say in what we fund raise for this year & get involved in up and coming events. 

PTFA Social, Weds 23 Sept 9.00am - 10.00am at Mrs Brown's Cafe (or City Farm Cafe if raining). This is just a chance to meet up & chat.  We are a friendly, welcoming bunch and would love to see some new faces. Every parent & carer is automatically a member of the PTFA, so please do come along for a cuppa.


Art on The Hill Exhibition, Sat 3 Oct 10am - 4pm. The entrance to the exhibition will be through the main gate into the playground. This is going to be a fantastic day, a chance to see the amazing art work that has been produced by all of the children as well as having a go at some of our brilliant workshops. There will be tea and cake and lots to do. Please do come along!

We are still looking for volunteers to help us to run the cake stall and the cafe and to help with the running of the workshops. If you can spare a couple of hours of your time we would be extremely grateful. Please contact us on

Winter Fair, Sat 21 Nov. Please put this date in your diaries! It is always a really fun day & we will need lots of volunteers. Please email: if you would like to join the organising committee.


PTFA Dates for your Diary

Tues 15 Sept - 9.00-10.00 am - PTFA General Meeting - Outdoor Classroom, KS1 playground

Weds 23 Sept  - 9.00-10.00 am - PTFA Social - Mrs Brown's Cafe or City Farm Cafe if raining

Sat 3 Oct - 10.00 - 4.00 pm - Art on The Hill - Entrance through top gates (into playground)

Fri 9 Oct - 9.00-10.00 am - PTFA Social - City Farm Cafe

Weds 14 Oct - 9.00 - 10.00 am - Winter Fair Meeting - In school

Weds 4 Nov - 9.00 - 10.00 am - Winter Fair Meeting - In school

Fri 6 Nov - 9.00 - 10.00 am - PTFA Social - City Farm Cafe

Fri 13 Nov - 9.00 - 10.00 am - Winter Fair Meeting - In school

Sat 21 Nov - Winter Fair (times TBC)

Thurs 10 Dec - PTFA Christmas evening social - (venue TBC)


Many Thanks, Jo, Katie, Lisa, Hannah and Egle (PTFA Committee)


Victoria Park Festival will be held on Saturday 12 September, Fun day 12 noon to 6 pm;  Solar powered Cinema from 7.30 pm.  All welcome!  See for more info


Windmill Hill City Farm Sun 27 September, 11 am - 6 pm Celebration of Local Food.

Entry £3 – for more information see


Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 6 Oct, 6.15-7.15 pm – Meeting for parents re Assessment, SATS (details to follow)

Thursday 8 Oct, 6.15-7.15 pm- Meeting for parents of children in Early Years about reading

Wednesday 14 Oct, 2.15-3.20 pm – Curriculum Afternoon (for all parents)

Tuesday 20 Oct – Last day of Term 1 (for children)

Wednesday 21 Oct – In-set Day (no children in school)

Monday 2 Nov – Start of Term 2


Remember, if we can help you with any questions or worries, pop into the office, phone or email to get in touch with your child’s teacher, Mr Williams (Family Link Worker),

Ms Radnor (SENDCo), Miss Swift (Deputy Headteacher), and Ms Payne (Head teacher).


We hope you have a lovely weekend and we will see your children before 8.55am on

Monday 14 September 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am. 



Emma Payne


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