Summer 1 Week 2

Dear Parents and Carers, 

The children have made an excellent start to the Summer term. Last Friday, the year 4 and 5 children attended and participated in the Stephen Lawrence memorial service, organised by Enoch Kanagaraj – our parent governor. This significant landmark occasion included  members from the British Union Conference and senior dignitaries from Hertfordshire and beyond. The children were particularly inspired by the new Inclusion and Diversity Director who used the metaphor of the harmony produced by the black and white keys of a piano to address the wonder and importance of unity within the community. Again, our children shone bright like the stars that God created, them to be,  for all to see. The children were inspired and grateful for the opportunity afforded to them. 

Ofsted Parent Meeting:

I want to thank everybody who was able to attend this meeting. A copy of the PowerPoint shared at this meeting has been attached for your perusal. We intend to organise several sessions across the academic year to provide you with an opportunity to meet with governors to discuss the progress and future development of the school. 

Dive Deep into our Curriculum  – Reading:

Reading is a crucial part of a child’s ability to be independent in accessing a whole host of learning with confidence and clarity. With the support of the school and yourself, we are helping your child to engage with books and reading.  This enables children to understand basic features of a book such as the title and author.  The love of reading and a good story is something that can be used when creating imaginative play and story writing throughout school. Through supporting us with reading with your child, you are helping to spark the curiosity and joy of reading. Over the next few weeks Mrs Bartley will be compiling a recommended book list for all year groups – so keep your eyes peeled!

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 25thApril 2022): Curiosity 

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 20th April  2022)

ExcellenceLerato, Philip, Sophia M, Idelle, Micah, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Jadon, All of Year 4, Gabriella & Amanda. 
ResilienceAbel, Joseph, Matthias, Fatima, Piers, Fatimah, Evelyn, Micah, All of Year 3, Thiago Sophia, Emmanuel, Rutendo & All of Year 6, 
IndependenceStefan, Joycellin, Idelle, Zara, All of Year 2, Thandiwe, Marqueza, Rhea, Christiana, Amy, Austin, Reeya & Aaron G. 
Co-operationElicia, Joycellin, Michael, Ed Mitchel, All of Years 2 & 3, All of Year 4 & 5, Noah & Christopher D.  
Self-ControlEva, Matthias, Piers, Chloe, Unami, Shemilore, Lucas & Tayla-Ann. 
CuriosityAll of Nursery, All of Reception, Michaela, Ed Mitchel, Aaron R, Kemuel, Jadon, Zachary, Marqueza, Nomsa, Shemilore, Austin, Christopher O & Reuben. 
AcceptanceAurelia, Stephanie, Michael, Chloe, Fatimah, Hana, Jadon, Kemuel, Zachary, Shemilore, Caden & Simona. 
RespectPhineas, Zion, Philip, Sophia M, Zara, All of Year 2 & 3, Rhea, Christiana, Austin, Isaac & Eden. 
**Growth Mind-set **Mehdi, Stephanie, Michael, Fatimah, Jadon, Marqueza, Nomsa & Arjun. 

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 20th  April 2022:

Year 1Sophia
Year 2Ved
Year 3Aniyah
Year 4Marqueza
Year 5Amy
Year 6Arjun

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

Attendance W/C 20th April 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 180%
Year 2100%
Year 383.33%
Year 4100%
Year 5100%
Year 698.15%

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.

Bunny Hop for the Peace Hospice Care:

On Wednesday, 27th April 2022, our school will be taking part in a sponsored Bunny Hop for the Peace Hospice Care. The children will be supplied with a pair of Bunny Ears (which they can keep) and they will be required to hop along a marked bunny course. A sponsorship envelope was sent home in book bags before the Easter holidays to collect money from family and friends. Please ensure sponsorship forms and money are handed in to the school office before Friday, 29th April 2022 and If you are unable to collect sponsors, the Peace Hospice Care would appreciated a £2.00 donation to cover the cost of the Bunny ears for the event.

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.

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).

Summer School Uniform:

Please be reminded that all children are required to be wearing the summer uniform from Friday onwards unless it is Wednesday (non-uniform) or Thursday (PE Kit). The summer uniform can be found at our uniform shop Beat school uniforms in Watford or online below:

Please note that the HSA have a number of items in stock. Please contact the school office to enquire further about stock and sizes. 

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:

Weds, 27thApril 2022Bunny Hop for Peace Hospice Care
Mon, 2nd May 2022Bank Holiday
9th – 12thMay 2022SATs Week
Weds, 18thMay 2022Talent Show
Fri, 27th May 2022Summer Term (first Half) Ends
Mon, 6th June 2022INSET DAY
Tues, 7th June 2022Summer Term (Second Half) Begins

See link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember Galatians 5:22-23: ‘But the Holy Spirit produces this kid of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’. 

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden