Headteacher’s Blog

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Despite the occasional downpour last week, we have had another fantastic week of learning and making the most of our beautiful surroundings. It was refreshing to see the children embracing the different activities as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. I enjoyed basking in the short bursts of the sun with the children and telling stories in recognition of Wellness Wednesday.  Last week I spent time reviewing pupil’s books and talking to them about History and Geography, which is a priority area of our school development plan. I was pleased with our pupil’s progress across the school, and their feedback was encouraging. 

This week, we will be focusing on celebrating our pupil’s many gifts and talents through our annual talent show, scheduled to occur on Tuesday 18th May. I want to encourage pupils to let their teacher know should they wish to perform. We will also be celebrating National Numeracy Day on Wednesday 19th May. Keep an eye on your son or daughter’s class blog to see what they have been learning and getting involved in.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK : Kindness

Values Role of Honour (W/C 10th May 2021):

ExcellenceRebeca, Hana, Diya, Thandiwe, Sophia G, Amelia, Unami, Zachary, Marqueza, Rhea, Christiana, Shemilore, Emmanuel, Austin, Christopher O, Arjun C,  Matthew, Laura & Tristan.
ResilienceDiarmuid, Aaron R, Micah, George, Tayla-Ann, Gabriella & Arjun C
IndependenceLerato, Philip, Zara, Hana, Diya, Kemuel, All of Year 3, All of Year 4, Eden , Arjun S, Laura, Matthew, Arjun C & Tristan.
Co-operationStephanie, Chloe, Michaela, All of Years 1 & 2, Rutendo, Hannah, Nomsa, Oluwaloni, Christopher D & All Year 6 during the Science Week exploration.
Self-ControlAurelia, Ed Mitchel, Aaron R, Kemuel, Thandi, Rhea, Christiana, Unami, Rutendo, Hannah, Nomsa, Amanda & Lucas.
CuriosityLucca, James. Piers, Michael, Micah, Evelyn, Diya, Aniyah, All of Year 3, Amy, Rutendo, Hannah, Nomsa, Jana, Noah & All Year 6 during the Science Week exploration.
AcceptanceMatthias, Isaiah, Aaron R, Micah, Reeya, Simona, Sinuo, Arjun C & Tristan.
RespectSophia, Michaela, Diarmuid, Aniyah, George, Jadon, Rhea, Christiana, Unami, Isaac, Aaron, Arjun C, Tristan, Hazel & Lyxandra.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 10th May 2021:

NurseryShane
ReceptionMichael
Year 1Hana
Year 2Diya & Kemuel
Year 3Marqueza
Year 4 Shemilore
Year 5 Caden
Year 6 Arjun

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

Lunches:

HCL, have agreed to provide school lunches from Monday 17th May 2021 from the Secondary School canteen.   

Please be reminded thatschool lunches are available Monday – Friday (£2.50 per day), please see the attached menu for Summer Term 2021 and remember to pre-order your child’s meal choice (especially for the younger children in the Early Years). Please pay for school meals in advance via the school office (wearing a face covering) or preferably via bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s name DINNERS. If you wish to pay for the rest of the Summer Term there are 33 lunch days left in total which is £82.50 (Please note this does not include Sports day as your child is required to bring a packed lunch that day).This week we are on WEEK 3 of the menu.

Keeping Our Community Safe:

It has been a great relief to many to see the rules around Covid gradually relaxing. 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 10th May 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%. I am impressed with last week’s attendance – let’s aim for  100% across all year groups this week. 

Year GroupAttendance %
Nursery97.19
Reception93.88
Year 199.31
Year 296.97
Year 397.95
Year 498.28
Year 599.24
Year 697.6

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 to school with lots of layers to keep warm.

Admissions:

Please do let friends and family in the community (or further afield) know that we are still accepting pupils this year and from September onwards. Please click on admission to register your interest.

Key Dates:

EventDate
Talent ShowTuesday 18th May 2021 (Change of Date) 
National Numeracy DayWednesday 19th May 2021
Bank HolidayMonday, 31st May 2021
OpenView Mental Health & Wellbeing Whole School WorkshopsWednesday, 2nd June 2021
Class & Whole School PhotographsTuesday, 1st June (Change of date)
Pupil Progress EveningsWednesday, 2nd June 2021Thursday, 3rd June 2021
Sports Day 2021Thursday, 10th June 2021
Summer Term (1st Half) endsFriday, 11th June 2021 – 1:30pm

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

Finally, let us remember Psalms 103:2 – Praise the Lord, O my soul. And forget none of His acts of kindness.

Love & Blessings,

Mrs T Madden 

Headteacher