Summer 1 Week 1

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome to the Summer Term. It was beautiful to see all the children eager to return to school this morning, and they have settled back into their learning routines seamlessly. There will be a lot of exciting and challenging activities going on during this final term of the academic year. See below:

April:

·         Bunny Hop for the Peace Hospice Care on Wednesday, 27th April 2022.

May:

  • Year 6 SATs will occur from Monday 9th May – to Thursday 12th May – more information will be sent by the end of the week.
  • Our annual Talent Show will take place on Wednesday 18th May – children will be required to register for this event – registration details will be shared nearer the time.
  • A whole school tea party to celebrate the Queen’s Jubliee – more details to follow nearer the time

June:

  • Parent Consultation these meetings will be in person for the first time in over two years!
  • Year 1 Phonics Screening will take place in June
  • Our annual Sports Day event will occur on the school field with parents and carers in attendance.
  • The Y6 residential trip to Condover Activity Centre will happen at the end of the month.

July :

  • Class Trips
  • Year 6 summer performance (a new addition to the school calendar) 
  • End of term whole school celebration and year six leavers assembly will occur.

Dive Deep Into Curriculum (New) :

This will be a new future for the weekly Headteacher Blog and our monthly roundup newsletters. We want to share the success and the progress we are making to develop the subjects and experiences we provide our children. Yesterday, all subject leaders attended a Deep Dive Training session at the Secondary School alongside staff from some of the other Adventist schools to share best practices and identify critical areas to develop further this term to drive school improvement. 

Next week our dive deep into the curriculum will focus on reading – so keep your eyes peeled!

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 18thApril 2022): Independence

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 28th March 2022)

ExcellenceStefan, All of Reception, Zara, Idelle, All of Year 2 & 3, Sophia G, Unami, Rhea, Shemilore, Nomsa, Rutendo, Caden & Tayla-Ann.
ResiliencePhineas, Philip, Matthias, , Stephanie, Chloe, Piers, All of Year 2 & 3, Thiago, Amy, Reuben & Isaac.
IndependenceAurelia, Philip, Matthias, Joycellin, Michael, Zara, All of Year 2 & 3, Rhea, Christiana, Shemilore, Nomsa, Noah & Gabriella.
Co-operationAll Of Nursery, Mahlon, Matthias, Stephanie, Chloe, Piers, All of Year 2 & 3, Eden & Oluwaloni. 
Self-ControlAurelia, Matthias, Philip, Michael, Sophia M, All of Year 2 & 3, Unami, Thiago, Austin, Lucas & Christopher D. 
CuriosityAbel, All of Reception, Fatima, James, All of Year 2 & 3, Thiago, Zachary, Marqueza, Nomsa, Shemilore, Austin, Arjun & Amanda.
AcceptanceLerato, All of Reception, All of Year 1, All of Year 2 & 3, Sophia G, Emmanuel, Reeya & Aaron G. 
RespectLerato, Phineas, All of Reception, Fatima, Michaela, All of Year 2 & 3, Rhea, Christiana, Shemilore, Tayla-Ann & Zainab.
**Growth Mind-set **Elicia, Mahlon, Piers, All of Year 2 & 3, Thiago, Rutendo,Christopher O, 

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 28th  March 2022:

NurseryElicia
ReceptionPhilip
Year 1Zara
Year 2Hana
Year 3Thandiwe
Year 4Christiana
Year 5Shemilore
Year 6Jana

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

Attendance W/C 28th March 2022:

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target that is set for them. This year our school attendance target is 97%. Of course, we do not expect children who are unwell to come into school. They need to stay at home and rest to get well. They also need to stay at home, so they don’t pass on illness to others.

Year GroupAttendance %
Nursery64.56%
Reception92%
Year 194%
Year 2100%
Year 393.33%
Year 494.29%
Year 596.67%
Year 697.78%

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.

Bunny Hop for the Peace Hospice Care:

On Wednesday, 27th April 2022, our school will be taking part in a sponsored Bunny Hop for the Peace Hospice Care. The children will be supplied with a pair of Bunny Ears (which they can keep) and they will be required to hop along a marked bunny course. A sponsorship envelope was sent home in book bags before the Easter holidays to collect money from family and friends. Please ensure sponsorship forms and money are handed in to the school office before Friday, 29th April 2022 and If you are unable to collect sponsors, the Peace Hospice Care would appreciated a £2.00 donation to cover the cost of the Bunny ears for the event.

HCL Summer Term 2022 NEW Menu:

Please see the attached new and revised Vegetarian lunch Menu from HCL. The new menu will be available after the Easter Holidays (W/C 19th April 2022).

School lunches for Summer Term (1st half) will be £70.20 and for the whole of the Summer term the cost would be £145.60.  Please ensure school lunches are paid for in advance. Thank you.

Fundraising Clothes Bank:

Please feel free to donate any unwanted clothes, shoes or textiles which will help raise funds for our school. Please ensure that all items are in a carrier bag/black sack before depositing. Thank you.

2 year old provision:

Stanborough  Primary School is looking into the prospect of providing nursery places for 2 year olds from September 2022. So, we can gauge the level of interest in this provision, if you feel that this would be of relevance to you and your family please register your interest with the school office. If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to speak with Mrs Dean-Roberts (EYFS Lead).

Summer School Uniform:

Please be reminded that all children are required to be wearing the summer uniform from Friday onwards unless it is Wednesday (non-uniform) or Thursday (PE Kit). The summer uniform can be found at our uniform shop Beat school uniforms in Watford or online below:      

https://beatschooluniforms.co.uk/schools/stanborough_junior_school/summer_uniform/

Please note that the HSA have a number of items in stock. Please contact the school office to enquire further about stock and sizes. 

Swimming Reminder:

Swimming lessons will now take place on a Monday afternoon at Woodside from 1:30pm -2:00pm. As before, the children will be required to wear their school uniform and bring their swimming kits to school. They will be transported to and from Woodside as usual.

Additional INSET DAYS – Monday 6th June 2022:

We have arranged an additional INSET day, which will take place after May half-term. Therefore, pupils will not be required to attend school on  Monday 6th June 2022. This will allow school leaders and teachers to meet and undertake essential training, which will continue to strengthen our schools and ultimately enhance the learning experience for all our children.

 Key Dates:

DateEvent
Tues, 19th April 2022INSET DAY (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Weds, 20thApril 2022Summer Term (1st half) Begins
Friday, 22ndApril 2022Spellathon (In house event)
Friday, 22ndApril 2022Ofsted Parent Meeting in the school hall from 1-1:30pm
Weds, 27thApril 2022Bunny Hop for Peace Hospice Care
Mon, 2nd May 2022Bank Holiday
9th – 12th May 2022SATs Week

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

Finally, let us be reminded to ‘Be strong and courageous for the Lord your God will be with you’. Joshua 1:9

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden

Headteacher