Summer 2 Week 2

Dear Parents and Carers, 

It was a hectic week at Stanborough Primary, with many things happening after the half-term break. Last week Wednesday, our Education Director, Lorraine McDonald and CEO of The Multi Academy Inclusive Trust, James Roach, conducted a Deep Dive in Maths and Reading. See some of the strengths below:


  1. All classrooms had a purposeful maths working wall, which aids learning. 
  2. Children’s engagement in lessons was high. 
  3. The children were able to discuss their learning. They could recall past learning and articulate how this linked and supported their current learning.
  4. Maths work is recorded daily in books, and sequencing is evident as a result of the White Rose scheme.


  1. Class texts were appropriately pitched and well-chosen for interest and vocabulary.
  2. Use of audiobooks to stimulate interest.
  3. Some teacher questioning was well deployed to target and challenge.
  4. Children are solid readers across the board.

Over the next few weeks, we will be making minor tweaks to our delivery and recording of these subjects to drive further school improvement and raise standards.  

Last Friday, the Wellbeing Champions, Wellbeing Lead – Rebecca Dean, and Wellbeing Consultant – Sharon Platt-McDonald, participated in a wellbeing workshop hosted by One Goal. The children will run workshops for their peers during the remaining weeks of the summer term in addition to presenting to parents and carers at our Wellbeing Launch on the 30th of June from 3:45pm -4:45pm.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 13th June 2022): Resilience 

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 6th June 2022):

ExcellenceAll of Nursery, Matthias, Michaela, Sophia M, Idelle, All of Years 2/3, Sophia G, Rhea, Rutendo, Emmanuel, Nomsa, Isaac & Reuben. 
ResilienceAurelia, Joycellin, Matthias, Stephane, Philip, All of Years 2/3, Sophia G, Emmanuel, Rutendo, Oluwaloni & Eden. 
IndependenceElicia, All of Reception, James, Piers, All of Years 2/3, Marqueza, Austin, Shemilore, Amy, Simona & Arjun. 
Co-operationJoseph, Philip, Mahlon, Joycellin, Chloe, Michaela, All of Years 2/3, Sophia G, Austin, Shemilore & Amanda. 
Self-ControlAurelia, Eva, Mahlon, Piers, All of Years 2/3, Austin, Tayla-Ann & Jana.
CuriosityAll of Nursery, All of Reception, Idelle, Michael, All of Years 2/3, Christiana, Austin, Emmanuel, Aaron & Christopher O.
AcceptanceLerato, Mahlon, Philip, Stephanie, Joycellin, All of Year 1, All of Years 2/3, Unami, Christiana, Amy, Reeya & Noah. 
RespectPhineas, All of Reception, Chloe, All of Years 2/3, Gabriella & Caden.
**Growth Mind-set **Abel, Mahlon, Zara, All of Years 2/3, Rhea, Austin & Lucas.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 6th June 2022:

Year 1Fatima
Year 2Evelyn
Year 3George
Year 4Marqueza & Unami
Year 5Rutendo
Year 6Christopher D

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

Attendance W/C 6th June 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 do not pass on illness to others.

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 197.5%
Year 285.71%
Year 3100%
Year 4100%
Year 5100%
Year 694.44%

Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00am every day in line with our school policy. 


On Wednesday 15th Junewe are holding our Sports day. If the weather looks uncertain, we will try to make a decision as early as possible, as to whether the sports day will go ahead but please bear with us, as it is not always an easy decision to make at 8:30am!

The timings for the day are as follows:

·         KS1 & 2 sports day will start at 9.15am – 12:00pm.

·         Whole school (including parents) picnic lunch between 12.00pm – 12.55pm. 

·         KS2 sports will start at 1.00pm – we will be finished by the end of the school day.

·         KS1 pupils can either be dismissed earlier with parents or remain at school with the class teacher.

What children should wear: On the day, children should come to school dressed in their sports kit, wearing the coloured t-shirt for their house. If it is overcast, they may want to wear their tracksuit or plain black jogging bottoms. They should also bring a named water bottle, a named sunhat (preferably the school sunhat) and sun-cream. 

Parents: We are not only inviting parents to join us for the morning/ afternoon or day but also to have a picnic lunch on the playground with their child/children. Please ensure your child brings their lunch into class with them in the morning, as they will still need it even if it rains. KS1 children may need to be collected from their classrooms if they finish earlier than planned and KS2 children will come out and join you once they have their lunches. Parents and carers can order a HSA Sports Day lunch by clicking on the link below.

*Please inform the school office for any dietary requirements.

Parking: There will be no parking available at the Community Centre or in the school car park. There may well be traffic wardens active so please if possible leave your car at home and walk to school. If you do drive, please park legally and with consideration to our neighbours. Thank you. 

Format: KS1 parents will be positioned next to the running track. KS2 parents will be following their children’s class around the three field activities during the morning (if time permits then we will try to complete the 200-600m races) and then be positioned by the running track for the other races as we have done in the past.  

A few rules: We ask that you do not put any belongings too close to the running track. Otherwise, we will need to ask you to move. Toddlers should be supervised and kept off any activities and the racetrack. Parents are welcome to bring rugs or chairs to sit on, as we are not able to provide seating. 


HCL will not be serving school lunch on Wednesday, 15th June 2022 due to Sports Day but our HSA are offering a Sports Day vegetarian hot dog lunch. The cost is £2.50 for one hotdog or £3.00 for two hotdogs (this comes with a drink, snack and piece of fruit too).

If you would like to support our HSA then please click on the link below to order a child or an adult   sports day lunch. Please note you must place your order by Tuesday 14th June 2022* (Orders MUST be placed via the link):

*Please inform the school office for any dietary requirements.


Please give cash to the school office or pay straight into the HSA account below (Not school fees account). Please also note that regular HCL school meal tickets cannot be used in exchange for a HSAlunch. 

HSA Bank Details: 


Account Number: 81174010 

Sort Code: 40-45-28


I am delighted to inform you that the HSA will be hosting a Summer Family BBQ on Sunday, 3rd July 2022 from 1-4pm. More details to follow regarding this event.

HCL School Lunches Summer Term 2022 (2nd half):

Vegetarian lunch Menu from HCL. School lunches for Summer Term (2nd half) will be £70.20 this excludes Sports day as your child would need a packed lunch that day. This week, we are on WEEK 1 of the menu.

NB Due to the upcoming residential trip, the total amount for Year 5 & 6 pupils would be £62.40.

Please ensure school lunches are paid for in advance. Thank you.

 Key Dates:

Wed 15th June 2022Sports Day
20th – 24th June 2022Class Assessments
Fri 24th June 2022Class Group Photographs
27th – 29th June 2022Year 5/6 Residential Trip
Sun 3rd July 2022HSA Family Summer BBQ 1 – 4pm
Fri, 15th July 2022 End of Year Celebration Assembly 10.30am
 Summer Term Ends 13.30pm (Reports to Parents)

See link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember Ephesian 4:32, ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden