Spring 1 Week 4

Dear Parents and Carers,

I can’t believe we are already at the end of the first month of 2023 time is certainly flying by. Since returning to school, we have been busy reviewing the quality of education that we provide for your child. We have already reviewed Maths and Writing across the school, and I am pleased to report that the children are progressing well. Our area of curriculum focus this week will be Computing. James Roach and our Maths Subject Leader, Mrs Adewole, will deliver a Maths workshop for all staff on Wednesday after school – so keep an eye on our January newsletter to see what we get up to!

School in Action Mornings:

Our next school-in-action morning for this term is today and tomorrow (24th January) from 9:30 – 11 am. Our School in Action Mornings provides an opportunity to see our pupils thriving and engaging in exciting lessons, meet our brilliant staff, and see what we believe makes Stanborough Primary School a special place! 

During your visit, you will have an opportunity to speak with a representative from the Governing body or me to discuss our plans to move the school further. To register your attendance, please call the school office. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Joint Assembly:

We will be holding our joint assembly between Stanborough Primary & Secondary School on Friday, 27th January, at Stanborough Church (609 St Albans Rd, Watford WD25 9JL). We request that you drop your children off at the Church no later than 8.40am. Members of the SLT and your child’s teacher will be waiting to greet them. If your child cannot meet us at the Church, they should come to the Primary School no later than 8.30 am, and a staff member will escort them to the venue. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 23rd January 2023): Acceptance 

Today, during assembly, we will look at the value of ‘acceptance’ and learn about the Chinese New Year. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all those celebrating a happy new year.

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 16th January 2023):

ResilienceRichard, Stefan, Hayli, Truthi, Aaron R, Martin, Israel, Elisha, Timothy & Amy.
AcceptanceAll of Nursery, Lerato, Philip, Michaela, Ved, Thandiwe, Barbora & Finley.
IndependenceEva, Lucca, Joycellin, Sophia M, Aaron R, Micah W, George, Nathan A-C, Barbora & Austin.
CuriosityPhineas, Lerato, All of Year 1,  Krisztian, David, Micah W, All of Year 4, Zachary & Shemilore.
ExcellenceAbel, Stefan, Hayli, James, All of Year 3, Orla, Marqueza, Thiago & Nomsa.
Self-ControlMehdi, All of Reception, Matthias, Michael, Evelyn, Nathan R, Diya, George, Timothy & Rutendo.
RespectEva, Aurelia, All of Year 1, Fatima, Hana Nathan R, Mehdi, Diya, Thea, Christiana, Unami, & Austin.
CooperationAbel, Eva, Mehdi, Lucca, Philip, Chloe, Evelyn, Ved, Diya, Thandiwe, Nathan A-C, Micah & Amy
**Growth Mind-set **David, Lerato,  Mahlon, Idelle, Hana, Martin, Israel, Elisha, Orla,  Zachary & Rutendo.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 16th January 2023:

Year 1Stephanie
Year 2Zara
Year 3Evelyn
Year 4Jadon
Year 5Thiago
Year 6Nomsa

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

Attendance W/C 16th 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 194.44%
Year 298.33%
Year 395.83%
Year 493.62%
Year 598.33%
Year 697.22%

Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy. 

Congratulations to Year 2 & Year 5 you had the best attendance this week. Keep it up!

HCL School Lunches Spring Term 2023 (1st Half): 

If you wish to pay for school meals for the whole of Spring term (1st half) it is £65.00. We are on Week 1 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. We still have a few places left in some of our after-school clubs. Please check and sign up at the office so your child does not miss out.

 Key Dates:

23rd January 2023Stanborough Primary School Board Meeting 
23rd & 24thJanuary 2023School in Action Mornings
27th January 2023Joint Assembly with the Secondary School at Stanborough Park Church
30th Jan – 3rdFebMaths 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 the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalms 84:11.

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden