Spring 2 Week 5

Dear Parents/Carers,

This half term is flying by; I can hardly believe there are only two more weeks until we break up for the Easter Holidays. Last week our whole school took part in  Science Week. The national theme was ‘Growth’. Pupils had special science-themed assemblies. Throughout the week, children were reminded that we are called to change: to grow and enrich the world around us – to love as Jesus loved. Light also plays an essential role in our school mission – by letting the light of Christ shine through all we do. All classes took part in some exciting experiments designed by The British Science Week Association. The children had a fantastic week thinking and working as scientists. Thank you, teachers, for inspiring our children through your class activities. 

On Friday, it was wonderful to see many of the children dressed up as their heroes. I want to thank the school council for organising and running the cake sale to raise additional money for Red Nose Day. As a school we raised  £52.65

We are looking forward to seeing you at our school in action morning this week – see below for further information.

  • 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. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 21st March 2022): Gratitude

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 14th March 2022)

Excellence Aurelia, Lerato, All of Reception, Sophia M, Idelle, All of Year 2   & 3, Sophia G, Unami, Rhea, Shemilore, Amy, Jana & Reeya. 
Resilience Lerato, Matthias, Philip, Joycellin, Fatima, Ed Mitchel, Michael, All of Year 2 & 3, Zachary, Thiago, Emmanuel, Amanda & Oluwaloni.
Independence Elicia, Philip, Matthias, Joycellin, Piers, Idelle, All of Year 2 & 3, Marqueza, Amy, Nomsa, Shemilore, Noah & Caden.
Co-operation Zion, Mahlon, Stephanie, James, Michael, Fatima, Zara, All of Year 2 & 3, Sophia G, Austin, All of Year 6. 
Self-Control Elicia, Joycellin, Matthias, Michael, Idelle, Sophia M, Piers, All of Year 2 & 3, Austin, Arjun & Christopher D. 
Curiosity All of Nursery, All of Reception, All of Year 1, All of Year 2 & 3, Zainab & Aaron G. 
Acceptance Aurelia, Lerato, Medhi, Matthias, Joycellin, Michael, Chloe, All of Year 2 & 3, Rhea, Nomsa, Isaac & Eden. 
Respect Phineas, Lerato, All of Reception, Chloe, Idelle, Zara, Michael, All of Year 2 & 3, Gabriella, Rutendo, Tayla-Ann & Reuben. 
**Growth Mind-set ** Abel, All of Reception, Fatima, Micah, Kemuel Christiana, Austin & Simona.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 14th March 2022:

Nursery Eva
Reception Matthias
Year 1 Michael
Year 2 Micah
Year 3 Thandiwe
Year 4 Thiago
Year 5 Emmanuel
Year 6 Simona

 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.

Attendance W/C 14th 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 %
Nursery 81.69%
Reception 96.36%
Year 1 93.64%
Year 2 96.67%
Year 3 90%
Year 4 93.51%
Year 5 89.39%
Year 6 95.96%

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).

How to talk to your child about the war in Ukraine:

It can be challenging to know what to do or say as a parent in response to the conflict in Ukraine. However, BBC Bitesize has some fantastic resources to help you navigate these conversations and support your child with anxiety around these events.  

Invasion of Ukraine – wellbeing resources for parents – BBC Bitesize Parents’ Toolkit – BBC Bitesize

Ofsted Parent Meeting – 31st March 2022:

We will be holding a meeting on Thursday 31st March at 7pm in place of our Spring Concert in the School Hall. Please can you send any questions that you would like answered by Friday 25th March so that we can ensure that we include them in our presentation? During the meeting, we will explain further where we were non-compliant, what action we have already taken, and what steps we will be taking in the immediate future to meet the standards and work towards restoring a judgment of ‘Good’ or better.

 Key Dates:

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 encouraged by Psalms 28:7-‘ The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart’. 

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden