Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the first newsletter of the year. We have had a fantastic start to the new school year; seeing how our children have settled back into school life so happily has been incredible. They have returned to school with fresh zest and a love for learning!
The first week at school has been about reconnecting with our children and revisiting our expectations for learning and behaviour within our school community. I would also like to thank all the parents and carers who could attend our face-to-face parent meeting on Thursday, 9th of September. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can arrange a time to see me via the school office.
DfE Guidance – Queen Elizabeth II:
Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of our sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a period of National Mourning has started and will continue until the end of the State Funeral. This is a period of time for reflection in response to the death of the Sovereign. Our children have been reminded that they can talk to their class teachers, Pastor Ray or myself if they have any concerns. The official date of the State Funeral is Monday, 19th September 2022. This day will be a bank holiday and schools will be closed as a mark of respect.
SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 12th September 2022): Excellence
Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 5th September 2022):
|Excellence||Joseph, All of Reception, All of Years 3 & 4, Shemilore & Nomsa.|
|Resilience||David, Stefan, Stephanie, James, All of Years 3 & 4, Barbora, Finley & Amy.|
|Independence||Mehdi, All of Reception, Joycellin, Idelle, All of Years 3 & 4, Rhea, Zachary & Nomsa.|
|Co-operation||Joseph, Lerato, Matthias, Truthi, All of Years 3 & 4, Barbora, Thiago & Finley.|
|Self-Control||All of Nursery, Lucca, Philip, Michaela, All of Years 3 & 4, Marqueza & Rutendo.|
|Curiosity||David, Aurelia, Zara, Chloe, All of Years 3 & 4, Sophia G, Rhea, Christiana & Shemilore.|
|Acceptance||All of Nursery, All of Reception, Hayli, Sophia M, All of Years 3 & 4, Unami & Amy.|
|Respect||Phineas, All of Reception, Fatima, All of Years 3 & 4, Unami, Micah A-C, Rutendo & Austin.|
|**Growth Mind-set **||Mehdi, Aaron W, Mahlon, Michael, All of Years 3 & 4, Timothy & Shemilore.|
Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 5th September 2022:
Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.
Attendance W/C 5th September 2022:
Each school in the local authority has an attendance target that is set for them. This year our school attendance target is 96%. Of course, we do not expect children who are unwell to come to school. They need to stay at home and rest to get well. They also need to stay at home, so they do not pass on illness to others.
|Year Group||Attendance %|
Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy.
HCL School Lunches Autumn Term 2022 (1st Half):
School lunches are available Monday – Friday (£2.60 per day, £13.00 per week), please see the attached menu for Autumn Term 2022 (1st Half).
Please pay for school meals in advance via the school office or preferably via bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s name DINNERS. You can pay daily, weekly, monthly, ½ termly or termly.
· The cost for your child’s school lunches for the first half of the Autumn Term, (35 lunch days) is £91.00.
· The cost for the whole of the Autumn Term, (68 lunch days) is £176.80.
If your child has any dietary requirements/food allergies, please let me know and I will send you a link to contact HCL directly.
Please note, we on are WEEK 3 Menu this week.
Please see the attached after-school clubs that are on offer for pupils in Reception – Year 6 in the Autumn Term 2022 (W/C 12th September 2022). Please note that children will not be allowed to join the club unless paperwork and clubs fees are submitted beforehand.
Piano lessons are available on Mondays at Stanborough Primary School. Please contact Mr Andrew Bullough directly to enquire about fees or to sign your child up.
Andrew was taught by Fanny Waterman before studying at Chetham’s School of Music. He then graduated at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before having children, he was a sought after pianist for classical concerts and has appeared on various TV and Radio stations. He has now made teaching a full time activity.
Please inform class teachers if you have not received your child’s login details for:
· Reading Eggs
· Times Table Rocks Stars – Year 1 onwards
· SPAG online – Year 2 onwards
The above platforms will be used for homework activities across the year.
Home School Association (HSA)—we need you!:
I would like to thank all parents and carers for agreeing to support the HSA this year. Mr Costa Vaggas, the newly appointed HSA Chair, will be in contact in due course to advise of the first meeting date. Please note, all parents and carers are warmly invited to attend.
|Mon-Fri 12th – 16thSeptember||National Coding Week|
|Mon-Fri 19th – 23rd September||Recycle Week|
|Monday 19thSeptember||State Funeral – Bank Holiday|
|Wednesday, 21stSeptember||National Fitness Day|
|Friday, 30thSeptember||Whole School Open Morning|
See the link for our school calendar – https://www.stanboroughprimary.org.uk/calendar/
Finally, let us remember, ‘For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be’. Psalm 139:13-16
Love and Blessings,