Spring 2 Week 6

Dear Parents/Carers,

Last week’s weather was glorious, and the children have enjoyed getting out on the field and doing lots of learning outside. We even had an outdoor assembly, which focused on the youth week of prayer. We talked about the importance of developing our prayer life and listening to God’s voice when he speaks to us during the assembly.

The highlight of my week, hands down, was being able to open the school again to parents and carers. I want to thank the parents and carers who attended last week, and I am looking forward to seeing many more of you this week! Discover and experience for yourself what makes Stanborough Primary a unique place. Please be reminded that the School in Action mornings will take place from today until Wednesday between 9:00am -11:00am. If you would like to book to attend then, don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Warwick.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 28th March 2022): Co-operation

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 21st March 2022)

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

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 21st March 2022:

Nursery Lerato
Reception Joycellin
Year 1 Idelle
Year 2 Aaron
Year 3 Kemuel
Year 4 Unami
Year 5 Rutendo
Year 6 Christopher O

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

Attendance W/C 21st 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 195%
Year 2100%
Year 388.33%
Year 488.33%
Year 596.67%
Year 6100%

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.

HCL Summer Term 2022 NEW Menu:

Please see the attached new and revised Vegetarian lunch Menu from HCL. The new menu will be available after the Easter Holidays (W/C 19th April 2022).

School lunches for Summer Term (1st half) will be £70.20 and for the whole of the Summer term the cost would be £145.60.  Please ensure school lunches are paid for in advance. Thank you.

Cross Country

Cross Country is scheduled to take place for the juniors on Wednesday 30th March 2022 (weather dependent). The children (Y3-Y6) must come to school dressed in their school shorts, PE Shirts and tracksuits/hoodies. Running trainers and water bottles are essential. If the ground is muddy, a change of shoes and clothing will be required for in-doors.  The race will begin at 11.15am. Parents are welcome to come along and support the runners – please report to the school office on your arrival.

Book Sale from  Tuesday 29th March to Friday 1st April 2022

 We will be holding a daily book sale at Stanborough Primary School to raise money for new books for our school library. All books will be 25p!  Please remember to give your child some loose change for this worthy cause.

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 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.

Additional INSET DAYS – Monday 6th June 2022:

We have arranged an additional INSET day, which will take place after May half-term. Therefore, pupils will not be required to attend school on  Monday 6th June 2022. This will allow school leaders and teachers to meet and undertake essential training, which will continue to strengthen our schools and ultimately enhance the learning experience for all our children.

 Key Dates:

28th -30th March 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
EASTER HOLIDAYS (4th April – 19th April 2022)
Tues, 19th April 2022INSET DAY (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Weds, 20th April 2022Summer Term begins

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

Finally, this week I am taking comfort in the scripture found in  Psalms 29:11 – ‘The Lord gives His people strength. The Lord  blesses them with peace’.

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden