Autumn 1 Week 5

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week Monday, the children exercised democracy through our yearly elections of the following leadership positions within the school:

  • School Council
  • Team Captains
  • Faith Ambassadors
  • Digital Leaders
  • Wellbeing Champions (New position following the pupil’s voice) 

We have shared the results with the pupils. Today during assembly, the children will be awarded their new badges and we will share the outcome with the whole school community in our October Newsletter. This month also marks the celebration of Black History Month (BHM) in the UK. It celebrates the achievements and contributions that black people have made in history, which have been often overlooked. This year’s theme is Time for Change: Actions Not Words. The purpose of this theme is not just to educate people on Black History but inform and empower people to be true allies in the anti-racism movement. At Stanborough Primary School, we will continue to celebrate BHM by making curricular links in all subjects to black Mathematicians, Scientists, Historians, Geographers, Artists and Biblical Scholars to spark inspiration and motivation to achieve amongst all of our pupils. 

Mental Health Day – Monday 10th October 2022:

Mental health is extremely important for everyone and looking after your wellbeing is becoming a top priority for schools and the country. We would like to thank all staff and pupils for wearing something yellow to school today and for donating to the charity – Young Minds. For further information please see below:

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SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 10thOctober 2022): Resilience

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 3rd October 2022):

ExcellenceAll of Nursery, Aurelia, Hayli, Fatima, All of year 3 & 4, Christiana, Unami & Austin.  
ResiliencePhineas, Aurelia, Stephanie, Chloe, Evelyn, Aaron R, Nathan R, George, Aniyah, Thandiwe, Zachary, Timothy & Austin. 
IndependenceMehdi, Stefan, Matthias, Sophia M, All of year 3 & 4, Timothy, Micah A-C & Shemilore. 
Co-operationMehdi, All of Reception, Mahlon, Michael, Nathan R, Micah W, Aaron R, Nathan A-C, Diya, George, Orla, Barbora, Micah A-C, 
Self-ControlJoseph, Lucca, Mahlon, Stephanie, James, Krisztian, All of year 3 & 4, Marqueza & Amy.
CuriosityAll of Nursery, Lucca, Idelle, Idelle, Ved, Evelyn, Hana, Thandiwe, Jadon, Rhea, Thiago & Finley.
AcceptanceJoseph, Aurelia, Philip, Joycellin, Michaela, Hana, Martin, Ved, George, Jadon, Orla, Diya, Marqueza & Nomsa. 
RespectAll of Nursery, Lerato, Hayli, Zara, All of year 3 & 4, Thiago & Rutendo.
**Growth Mind-set **Phineas, Aaron W, Matthias, Philip, Truthi, Micah W, Thandiwe, George, Christiana & Finley. 

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 3rd October 2022:

Year 1Matthias
Year 2Idelle
Year 3Nathan R
Year 4George
Year 5Christiana
Year 6Shemilore

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

Attendance W/C 3rd October 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.

To encourage good attendance, every half term the children will receive certificates for 97% and above attendance. We will monitor all children that have 100% attendance each week and a the end of each term they will be given a sticker with the number of weeks they have had 100% attendance for and swap this for a prize; the more stickers they have, the more choice they will have to choose a prize e.g. an amazon voucher or book. The class with the best attendance at the end of each term will win a pizza takeaway lunch.

I am impressed with this week’s attendance figures – let’s aim for 100% attendance from Reception to Year 6.

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 1100%
Year 2100%
Year 398.57%
Year 497.14%
Year 598%
Year 696.67%

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 (1stHalf). 

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 are on WEEK 1 Menu this week. 

After-School Clubs:

We still have places in our after-school clubs, please sign up at the school office.

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.

Secondary Transfer 2023:

This a reminder that parents of Year 6 pupils must apply for a secondary school next year by 31st October. Open evenings at local schools are being held towards the end of September/beginning of October. See the link for further details:

 Key Dates:

October 3rd -21st OctoberBlack History Month
October 3rd – 7thWorld Space Week
Monday 10th OctoberWorld Mental Health Day (Non uniform day – Wear Yellow for £1.00)
Thursday 20th OctoberSecondary School Speech Night at 7pm
Friday 21st October Autumn Term (First Half) ends – 13:30pm

See the link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us be encouraged by Psalms 55:22, ‘Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.’

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden