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Friday 15th January 2015 

We hope you found this week’s Parents’ Evenings helpful and that you had the opportunity to share your child’s successes and areas for development. If you still have further questions, please arrange a follow up appointment with your child’s class teacher.


Thank You

Thank you to all the parents who accompanied their child’s class, to and from Church, on Tuesday morning. It was lovely to be able to celebrate the start of this term with our parish and family members. Visits like this wouldn’t be possible without the excellent support we get from our family members.


No ‘Maths Early Bird’ – Next Monday

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Mrs Sullivan’s RM Easimaths group will not take place next Monday 18th January. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Year 5 Class Assembly

Year 5 will lead our first class assembly, for this term, on Tuesday 26th January, at 3pm, in the school hall. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend.


Lunch Boxes

Please see below, for a list of food items that should never be brought into school (in lunch boxes) and those that are allowed only on a Friday :

Never allowed in school

Fizzy drinks

Sweets or lollies

Chocolate bars



Hot food or drinks


Food on skewer sticks

Fruit Winders

Allowed only on a Friday


Sweet Biscuits (including chocolate covered)


Cereal bars, raisins & snacks covered in chocolate


Teaching School Courses

As a designated Teaching School (National College), we are continuing to work closely with universities and training providers to offer courses to our own staff and other local schools. We are hosting the following sessions this academic year:

KS1: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Preparation for KS1 and 2 Maths SATs Tests

Programming and Coding with Scratch

Social, Emotional and Mental Health: Supporting Pupils

All about Language Link (Supporting Speech & Language Difficulties)

Senior Leaders courses (Ofsted & Outstanding School Websites)

Introduction to Autism and Advanced Autism courses

CEOP: Internet Safety National Accreditation

National Accreditation for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination

Coordinating English to Outstanding

Occupational Therapy: Activities to Support Gross/Fine Motor Control

Attachment Theory: Links to SEMH & Behaviour Difficulties


Brunel University – Action Research in School

We have been working closely with lecturers and students from Brunel University, to carry out research investigating effective strategies to challenge our very able pupils through problem solving and reasoning in mathematics lessons. This research will be published and available to view on our separate Teaching School website:


Diary Dates – Spring Term 2016 (First Half)

Please see below, for a summary of upcoming events:




Tues 26th Jan


Year 5 Class Assembly

Fri 29th Jan

11am & 2.45pm

Early Years: Muffins with Mums & Dads

Mon 1st Feb

All day

Pupil Voice Day

Tues 2nd Feb


Year 1 Class Assembly

Tues 9th Feb

All day


Safer Internet Day

Year 3 Class Assembly

Thur 11th Feb



Years 3 & 4 Internet Safety Assembly

Years 5 & 6 Internet Safety Assembly

Fri 12th Feb


Finish for Half Term break

Mon 22nd Feb


All pupils return to school