Spring 2 Week 4

Dear Parents/Carers,

As spring is clearly on the way, I am reminded that longer days and (slightly) warmer weather is good for the soul! Last week the children enjoyed a Lego day to celebrate and introduce Science Week – please do keep an eye on class blogs and Class Dojo to see what the children get up to this week.

We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening the playground during drop off and collection times for parents and carers from today. The hall and Junior Doors will be open from 8:30am each day to enable learning to begin promptly at 8:45am. Children should be collected from the following collection points at the end of each day:

EYFS – Double doors under the shelter

Year 1 – Hall doors

Year 2 & 3 Doors

Year 4 & 5 Classroom external door (near portacabin)

Year 6 Classroom external door (near portacabin)

Please note that the one system has been removed. Instead, you will need to enter and exit the playground via the green gates.

On another note, we are very proud of our school and local community for providing these donations for Ukrainian Refugees. Even when our living costs are soaring, it’s humbling to see the extraordinary generosity of those around us. May God continue to bless you all.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 14th March 2022): Respect

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 7th March 2022)

ExcellencePhineas, Stephanie, Matthias, Philip, Sophia M, Piers, Ved, Evelyn, Diya, Thandiwe, Sophia G, Unami, Christiana, Rhea, Austin, Shemilore, Amy, Nomsa, Tayla-Ann & Reeya. 
ResilienceEva, Philip, Joycellin, Stephanie, Piers, Chloe, Michael, Ved, Hana, Evelyn, Diya, Kemuel, Thandiwe, Thiago, Emmanuel, Austin, Rutendo, Reuben & Christopher D.
IndependenceAurelia, Philip, Mahlon, Chloe, Idelle, Ved, Aaron R, Thandiwe, Diya, Marqueza, Austin, Shemilore, Nomsa, Arjun & Gabriella. 
Co-operationLerato, Elicia, Matthias, Joycellin, Stephanie, Philip, James, Michaela, Ved, Hana, Micah, Evelyn, Diya, Thandiwe, Kemuel, Aniyah, Jadon, Sophia G, Shemilore, Austin, Simona & Zainab. 
Self-ControlElicia, All of Reception, Ed Mitchel, Idelle, Chloe, Evelyn, Hana, Thandiwe, Diya, Austin, Aaron G & Eden.
CuriosityZion, All of Reception, Ed Mitchel, Michaela, Ved, Micah, Diya, Thandiwe, Zachary, Christiana, Austin, Nomsa, Shemilore, Oluwaloni & Isaac.
AcceptanceLerato, Phineas, Matthias, Michael, Piers, All of Years 2 & 3, Sophia G, Rhea, Unami, Christiana, Nomsa, Lucas & Christopher O. 
RespectAurelia, All of Reception, Sophia M, Idelle, Chloe, Piers, All of Years 2 & 3, Christiana, Nomsa, Jana & Noah. 
**Growth Mind-set **Lucca, Stephanie, Philip, Fatima, Ved, Evelyn, Diya, Thandiwe, Rhea, Austin & Caden.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 7th March 2022:

Year 1Piers
Year 2Ved
Year 3Diya
Year 4Zachary
Year 5Austin
Year 6Amanda

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


Please be reminded swimming lessons are on Tuesday afternoons at Woodside from 2:30pm – 3:00pm. As before, the children will be required to wear their school uniform and bring their swimming kits to school and they will be transported to and from Woodside as usual.


If your child attends an after-school club, please ensure you provide them with a snack,as the children are normally quite hungry by this time.


On Friday 18th March 2022 we will be joining other schools across the country in raising money for Comic Relief. This charity supports people across the world and every penny that we can raise will support those most in need. As part of our fundraising efforts we will be having a ‘Heroes’ Day on Friday 18th March. Children can come into school dressed as their hero, this could be superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, a member of the uniformed services or anyone that is their hero. In return for coming into school dressed up, we are asking for a donation of £1.00 to Comic Relief. The school council will also be hosting a cake sale – all cakes will be priced at 50p.

Attendance W/C 7th 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 %
Year 168.09%
Year 2100%
Year 370%
Year 4100%
Year 596.67%
Year 696/67%

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.

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 click 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).

School in Action Mornings

We want to take the opportunity to invite you to visit our ‘School in Action’ mornings, weeks commencing:

·         Monday 21st March 2021 until Wednesday 23rd March between 9am -11am 

·         Monday 28th March –until Wednesday 30th March between 9am- 11am

This will provide you with an occasion to see our pupils thriving in each classroom, see exciting lessons and see our brilliant staff. This will also be an opportunity to see what it is like in our school during the day and to reassure you of the progress that we have made since March 2019 and returning to school after the pandemic.  As well as see what makes Stanborough Primary School a special place. You can make a booking for the School in Action mornings via the school office with Mrs Warwick. Please note places are limited so please book 1 ticket per family. There are two time slots available to choose from: either 9am or 10am.You will also have an opportunity to speak with a representative from the Governing body after each session. If each session becomes fully booked, please sign up to our waiting list. We look forward to welcoming you into our school building and classrooms again. 

Advice from School Health Dental and Eye Care

Did you know that all children should have a dental check-up at least yearly? 

Children should start going to see a dentist as soon as their milk teeth appear. NHS dental care for children is free. Also, all children should have a regular eye check at a high street opticians. The routine eye test will check if your child needs glasses and is also an important check for overall eye health. Optician appointments are free for children and some glasses are free or subsidised by the NHS. You can search for a local NHS dentist at the link below – https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-Dentist

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/taking-care-of -childrens-teeth/

 Key Dates:

11-20Th March 2022SCIENCE WEEK
18th March 2022Red Nose Day
21st – 25th March 2022Youth Week of Prayer
21st – 23rdMarch 2022School in Action Morning from 9:00am -11:00am 
28th -30thMarch 2022School in Action Morning from 9:00am -11:00am
31st March 2022OFTSED MEETING at 7pm 
1st April 2022Tree Planting Assembly
 Spring Term Ends 13:30pm

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

Finally, let us  be reminded to “Be still, and know that I am God”, Psalms 46:10. 

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden