Headteacher’s Blog

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week our value is gratitude. I am so thankful that we have made it to the end of term! There has been no learning lost due to the issues we have experienced at the Primary School and no further bubble closures since December 2020!  I want to thank the staff and pupils for their continued display of the school values, particularly their resilience, co-operation, and spirit of excellence. It has been a challenging year, but we are on the final homestretch. It will be another busy week of learning and activities across the school, so please keep an eye on Class Dojo and our school website.

I would also like to thank our parents and carers for their continued support, understanding and prayers throughout the year.

Year 5 and 6 Residential:

The children were an absolute credit to the school, and their families, supporting one another like a team should and for challenging themselves to try activities they had never done before, particularly during the Sunday session.  Spending time with the pupils and utilising the school grounds was a tremendous privilege and an opportunity we missed greatly last year. I want to thank all staff and parents involved with the residential – I couldn’t have done it without you. May God continue to bless you and your families greatly.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK : Gratitude

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 28st June 2021):

ExcellenceMicah, Diarmuid, Rhea, Christiana, Amelia, Shemilore, Emmanuel, Hannah, Nomsa, Tayla-Ann, Arjun S, Arjun C, Tristan Sinuo, Blake, Samuel, Addsion, Matthew, Laura & Lyxandra.
ResiliencePiers, Evelyn, Aniyah, Christopher O, Blake, Samuel, Sinuo & Neriya.
IndependenceAll of Reception, Jadon, Thandiwe, All of Year 3 & 4, Christopher D,  Reeya, Lyxandra & Alicia.
Co-operationAll of Nursery, All of Year 1 & 2, All of Year 3 & 4, Simona, Gabriella, & All of Year 6.
Self-ControlGeorge, Thandiwe, Sophia G, Hannah, Lucas & All of Year 6.
CuriosityAll of Early Years, Hana, Diya, Marqueza, Shemilore, Amanda, Caden & Sinuo
AcceptanceEd Mitchel, Isaac, Oluwaloni, Alicia, Neriya & Paige.
RespectSophia M, Chloe, Zara, All of Year 1 & 2, Amelia, Amy, Rutendo, Jana , Noah & All of Year 6.
**Growth Mind-set **James, Diarmuid, Kemuel, All of Year 3 & 4, Eden & Arjun C.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 28st June 2021:

NurseryRebeca
ReceptionEd Mitchel
Year 1Diarmuid
Year 2Thandiwe
Year 3Rhea
Year 4 Hannah
Year 5 Aaron G
Year 6 Neriya

 Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.

Eat Them To Defeat Them:

This week it’s pea week – there is no change to the meals but the cooks are being creative!

Keeping Our Community Safe:

Please remember, though, that the rules for school and self-isolation have not changed. If your child, or anyone else in your household, experiences any of the three main symptoms of:

  • persistent cough, 
  • temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher
  • loss of taste or smell you should begin self-isolation and book a Covid test.

SHOULD YOUR CHILD DEVELOP ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS ABOVE, PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (VIA EMAIL) TO ENSURE THAT THE SCHOOL CAN TAKE THE NECCESARY PRECAUTIONS IN-LINE WITH OUR RISK ASSESSMENT AND GUIDANCE FROM OUR LOCAL HEALTH PROTECTION TEAM. PLEASE SEND THE EMAIL TO EITHER [email protected] or [email protected]

Attendance W/C 28th June 2021

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target which is set for them. This year our published school attendance target is 96%. Well done to Years 2, 4 and 6 with a 100% attendance. We’re almost at the end of the academic year, just the last final push – let’s aim for 100% across all year groups this week

Year GroupAttendance %
Nursery97.4
Reception86.67
Year 1100
Year 2100
Year 396.88
Year 4100
Year 5100
Year 6100

Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00am every day in line with our school policy. We understand that the building is cold, but we have to keep the windows open for ventilation due to Government regulations, so please ensure that your children arrive at school with lots of layers to keep warm.

Admissions:

We still have vacancies for pupil who will be entering Nursery and Reception from September 2021. Please recommend us to other parents that you know who have school aged children. Please click on admission to register your interest.

Key Dates:

EventDate
Whole School BBQ (new)8th July 2021
End of Year Celebration Assembly – school finishes at 13:30pm9th July 2021 
School Board12th July 2021
SPS Bible Camp (Optional) Cancelled12th – 16th July 2021

See link for our school calendar – http://www.stanboroughprimary.org.uk/calendar-2/

School Tuck Shop:

We have surplus stock from our tuck shop from the Year 5/6 residential weekend, so we will be opening a tuck shop every day this week at school (until the stock runs out). Prices range from 25p – 60p, so please remember to bring in some loose change.

Ice Cream Friday:

Ice Cream Friday will  end on Friday 9th July 2021 after school. To avoid crowding, ice creams will be available to purchase in various places outside school and cost 50p each.

Reports:

End of year reports for all pupils will be given to pupils on Friday 9th July. The report recognises achievements of the year and next steps. Please note that in line with guidance from the Department of Education, we will not providing you with a transcript of your child’s attendance.

Last Day of School:

Just a reminder that Friday 9th July will be our last day of school. We will share our end of year assembly with you all via our YouTube channel. The link for our YouTube channel will be sent separately.

Love & Blessings,

Mrs T Madden 

Headteacher