Spring 1 Week 3

Dear Parents and Carers, 

The children have been forging ahead with their learning despite the rainy weather last week. They enjoyed showing and talking about their work with Mr Roach, CEO of The Multi Academy Trust, who is a regular visitor to our school. He commended all staff for the significant effort made since his last visit – let’s keep striving for excellence in all we do.

The Council School had their first meeting on the term and will share their initiatives for the rest of the academic year in the following newsletter at the end of the month- so keep your eyes peeled for ways to support them.



Please ensure your child comes to school in the correct uniform and stays as healthy as possible during winter.

Reading Eggs/Eggspress:

Last week, less than 1/3 of the school accessed Reading Eggs – research shows that regular reading improves brain connectivity and expands vocabulary. Hence, our preferred platform, Reading Eggs, helps to strengthen our pupil’s comprehension skills. In addition, it fosters independence, and reading improves well-being. So let’s push on using Reading Eggs/Eggspress this week – I want to see a marked improvement.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 16th January 2023):Tolerance 

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 9th January 2023):

ResilienceRichard, Aurelia, Philip, Michael, Micah, Martin, Israel, George, Thandiwe, Elisha, Jadon, Zachary & Austin.
AcceptanceJoseph, All of Reception, All of Year 1, Sophia M, Evelyn, Ved, Israel, Nathan A-C, Orla, Aniyah, Sophia G & Finley.
IndependenceAbel, Lerato, Stephanie, Chloe, Martin, Martin, Nathan R, George, Thandiwe, Nathan A-C, Elisha, Marqueza & Nomsa.
CuriosityDavid, Phineas, All of Reception, Joycellin, James, Martin, Ved, Nathan R, Israel, Elisha, Jadon, Diya, Zachary & Amy. 
ExcellenceAbel, Stefan, Philip, Idelle, Evelyn, George, Orla, Rhea, Christiana & Rutendo.
Self-ControlPhineas, Mehdi, Lucca, Philip, Michaela, Hana, Ved, Israel, Thandiwe, Orla, Jadon, Aniyah, Thiago & Amy.
RespectEva, Aurelia, Mahlon, Truthi, Evelyn, Hana, Nathan R, Diya, Aniyah, Unami & Austin.  
CooperationAl off Nursery, Aaron W, All of Year 1, Zara, Evelyn, Hana, Aaron R, Thandiwe, Orla, Jadon, Aniyah, Sophia G & Finley.
**Growth Mind-set **Joseph,  Aaron W, Matthias, Krisztian, Micah, Hana, Nathan R, George, Elisha, Diya, Barbora, Micah A-C & Rutendo.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 9th January 2023

Year 1Hayli
Year 2Fatima
Year 3Ved
Year 4George
Year 5Barbora
Year 6Shemilore

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

Attendance W/C 9th January 2023:

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 GroupAttendance %
Year 1100%
Year 2100%
Year 3100&
Year 497.3%
Year 596%
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 Spring Term 2023 (1st Half)

If you wish to pay for school meals for the whole of Spring term (1sthalf) it is £65.00. We are on Week 3 of the menu this week. 

Swimming Lessons – Spring Term Second Half:

We have secured weekly swimming lessons again for Years 3 -6 at Everyone Active Watford-Central for Spring Term (2nd half). This will start on Thursday, 23rd February after the half-term. More information to follow.

After-School Clubs

Please remember to sign and pay for the club before your child attends. 

 Key Dates:

23rd January 2023Stanborough Primary School Board Meeting 
23rd & 24th January 2023School in Action Mornings
27th January 2023Joint Assembly with the Secondary School at Stanborough Park Church
30th Jan – 3rd FebMaths Week
3rd February 2023Internet Safety Workshops
7th February 2023Safer Internet Day
8th February 2023  Mastermind Competition
10th February 2023Spring Term (1st Half) Ends – 13:30pm

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

Finally, let us remember, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts”. Isaiah 55:9 

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden