Spring / Week 9

Dear Parents & Carers,

It was a busy first week back this term!

I want to thank everyone who attended the Parent Consultation Meetings on Wednesday 22nd February and Thursday 23rd February where teachers shared details about your son or daughter’s progress and targets. I do hope that you enjoyed looking through your son or daughter’s books and the different curriculum displays around the school showcasing our pupil’s progress in all subjects across the school.

This week we are looking forward to celebrating World Book Day on Wednesday 1st March. We have asked the children to dress up as a favourite book character, and encouraged them to see if they can re-use a costume that they already have at home. We are really excited to celebrate World Book Day and to promote reading for pleasure.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 27th February 2023): Co-operation

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 20th February 2023):

ResilienceGabbie, Stefan, Hayli, Michael, Martin, Micah W, Orla, Aniyah, Thiago & Amy.
AcceptancePhineas, Eva, All of Reception, Mahlon, Michaela,  Micah W, Nathan R, Jadon, Marqueza & Rutendo.
IndependenceMehdi, Richard, Aaron W, Stephanie, Sophia M, Hana, Evelyn, Ved, Martin, Nathan A-C, Aniyah, Barbora & Nomsa.
CuriosityAll of Nursery, All of Reception, Mahlon, Thruthi, Hana, Micah W, Diya, Elsha, Nathan A-C, Micah A-C & Finley.
ExcellenceEva, Gabbie, Aurelia, Philip, Zara, Ved, Evelyn, Orla, Elisha, Thandiwe, Unami, Sophia G & Rutendo.
Self-ControlPhineas, Mehdi, Aaron W, Stephanie, James, Martin, Micah W, Orla, Diya, Timothy & Shemilore.
RespectJoseph, Stefan, Stephanie, Fatima,  Nathan R, Hana, Evelyn, Ved, Thandiwe, Jadon, Christiana & Austin.
CooperationAbel, Lerato, Hayli, Krisztian, Aaron R, Micah W, George, Jadon, Zachary & Shemilore.
**Growth Mind-set **Phineas, Aurelia, Philip, Idelle, Israel, Ved, Thandiwe, Elisha, Rhea & Nomsa.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 20th February 2023:

Year 1Mahlon
Year 2Chloe
Year 3Micah W
Year 4Orla
Year 5Micah A-C
Year 6Finley

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

Attendance W/C 20th February 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 196.67%
Year 296%
Year 398.75%
Year 4100%
Year 5100%
Year 696.67%

Congratulations to Years 4 & 5 for 100% attendance this week. Keep it up!

Medical/Dental Appointments:

Please hand in a written note to the teacher/school office, or telephone the school office. This ensures your child’s attendance is recorded correctly. Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy. 

Packed Lunches:

Please be reminded that we no longer serve school dinners and that you must provide your child with a packed lunch daily until further notice.

Swimming Lessons – Spring Term Second Half:

Please be reminded that swimming lessons start back this week (for Years 3 – 6) at Everyone Active, Watford Central on Thursdays.Children are required to wear their full PE kit (instead of full school uniform) with the school logo visible as they are representing the school and we wish to maintain our high uniform standards at all time. Children are required to bring trunks/a swimsuit (one-piece swimming costume only), a towel and goggles in a separate swimming bag. Please note when the children enter the changing area they are required to remove their shoes and socks. Plastic overshoes are not provided so children may bring a lightweight pair of clean flip flops to wear.

Cuppa and Chat Morning:

All parents and carers are welcome to come to our tea/coffee morning on Wednesday, 1st March, from 8:45 am – 9:45 am in the Wellbeing room – please access via the playground. It is envisaged that sessions will allow us to receive feedback from our parents about what works well and how we could improve. The morning also provides Senior Leaders to share what the school is doing and provide parents/carers with tips and advice on how you can further support your child’s academic achievements. We look forward to seeing you.

Author Visit – Emily Lloyd-Gale:

We are excited to announce that we have a children’s book author, Emily Lloyd-Gale visiting our school on Thursday, 2nd March 2023. She will be doing various talks and activities with all year groups on the day.

Emily is also giving you the opportunity to purchase one of her books ‘Mighty Maurice’ that your child can take home on the day of her visit. Please see attached order form to purchase a copy of ‘Mighty Maurice’ or a hard copy of the order form can be obtained at the school office.

Please ensure that all orders and payments are made at the school office before Wednesday, 1st February 2023 to avoid disappointment.

School in Action Mornings – 6th – 7th March 2023:

Our School in Action Mornings will provide you with an occasion to see our pupils thriving in each classroom, see exciting lessons and meet our brilliant staff. You are invited to 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 9 am or 10 am. If each session becomes fully booked, please sign up for our waiting list.

HSA Chair/ School Governor Vacancy:

We currently have one vacancy for the role of Chair of the Home School Association. If you would be interested in joining the Home School Association, please email the school office at info@stanboroughprimary.org.uk for further information. 

 Key Dates:

1st March 2023World Book Day – Dress Up
1st March 2023Coffee Morning
2nd March 2023World Book Day – Author Visit
6th – 7th March 2023School In Action Mornings
13th – 17th March 2023Science Week
17th March 2023Red Nose Day
20th March 2023Primary School Board Meeting
20th – 24th March 2023Class Assessments
22nd March 2023Cross Country (Years 3 -6)
29th March 2023Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal
30th March 2023Spring Term Ends (School closes at 2pm)Spring Concert (Evening) 7pm

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

Finally, let us remember, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8 NIV


Love and Blessings,

Tiann Madden