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Newsletter 17 – 14th January 2019

This week’s Learning Behaviour: ‘I can set myself goals to achieve’

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Admission to Reception – September 2019

 

A reminder that if you have a child due to start school in September 2019 (born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015) please go online at www.blackburn.gov.uk/admissions for information about primary schools and how to apply for a place online.

 

The deadline to complete this form is tomorrow, Tuesday 15th January! Please make sure you do this as a matter of urgency to secure a place for your child.

 

 

Team Names

 

You might be aware that we have a team system in school – all children are placed in a team when they start school. The team system encourages some friendly rivalry and competition. For many years we have had team names based on rivers of the world – Amazon, Colorado, Nile and Thames. The School Council have been discussing changing the team names and have taken this to their classes. The result is that from this week we have four new teams in school. The theme for the teams is ‘inspiring people’, not necessarily famous people. The children have voted from a number of choices and so from this week the four new team names are:

 

  • Attenborough (after Sir David Attenborough, the wildlife TV presenter and campaigner)

  • Parks (after Rosa Parks, an civil rights activist in the 1960s)

  • Seacole (after Mary Seacole, a Jamaican-born nurse who helped soldiers during the Crimean War)

  • Yousafzai (after Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education)

     

    Earrings

     

    We are experiencing some issues in school with earrings being worn, particularly on PE days. It states in the school prospectus that children are not to wear jewellery to school – this obviously includes earrings. This is for health and safety reasons. We would appreciate your help in making sure that children do not wear earrings to school on any day. The only exception to this is when a child has had their ears pierced and needs to keep earrings in for six weeks. In this instance, the child’s earrings will be covered by plasters.

     

     

    English Conversation Classes

     

    The English Conversation Classes, organised and run by Nicola from Christ Church, will be starting again tomorrow afternoon and will continue each Tuesday, 1.30 – 2.30pm. All ladies are very welcome to attend.

     

    Diary Dates for the Spring Term

     

    Please see over the page a list of events taking place this term – I’ll give you more details about each one nearer the time:

     

Date

Event

Tuesday 5th February

Safer Internet Day

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February

Half term

Wednesday 6th March

World Book Day (yes, we’ll be dressing up!)

Thursday 7th March

School Photographer in – class photos

Tuesday 2nd April

Parents’ & Carers’ Evening

Wednesday 3rd April

Easter Egg Assembly

Thursday 4th April

Easter Service

Friday 5th April

End of Term Assembly and last day of term

 

You’ve Been Spotted!

 

Well done to the following children who have been spotted displaying our Christian Bible Values this week:

 

Hannah Slonka (Kingfishers) – Generosity Hussain Aswat (Kingfishers) – Service

 

Ameen Atif (Robins) - Friendship Aadam Patel (Eagles) - Service

 

Reading Badges

 

Well done to the following children who have recently received a reading badge:

 

Class

Children

Woodpeckers

Bronze: Isa Patel Gold: Mohammed Sadiq & Danyal Shaikh

Kingfishers

Bronze: Mehvish Khan Silver: Hussain Aswat, Esa Kheratkar & Sanaa Zaman

Swallows

Gold: Aleena Abbas Ruby: Ayesha Noori Topaz: Abeera Sadiq

Doves

Ruby: Hamna Atif

Kestrels

Sapphire: Malikah Jan Pearl: Mohammed Aliy Ibrahimova Jet: Bilal Meetha

Hawks

Gold: Dylaan Khan Pearl: Laiba Ahmed Gold Star: Mustafa Rehman

Eagles

Ruby: Hamzah Patel Topaz: Sahil Patel Emerald: Jamiul Alom Jet: Aksa Sayed

 

 

 

Attendance

 

Each week I let parents know the attendance of each class in school, as well as the overall school attendance figure. High levels of attendance are vital for your child to make the progress they are capable of. Our aim this year is to exceed 96%.

 

The attendance for the last week of term was as follows:

 

Robins Blue

96.3%

 

Doves

99.2%

 

Overall attendance for the week: 97.7%

Robins Green

97.2%

 

Owls

100%

 

Woodpeckers

91.6%

 

Kestrels

98.4%

 

Overall attendance for the year to date: 96.2%

Kingfishers

100%

 

Hawks

97%

 

Swallows

100%

 

Eagles

97.3%

 

(Target for year = 96%)

 

Headteacher’s Awards

 

Congratulations to the following children who received certificates in Achievement Assembly on Friday:

 

Robins (Blue)

Sarrinah Khan

 

Owls

Hanna Dalal

Robins (Green)

Aaminah Tahir

 

Kestrels

Alam Zubair

Woodpeckers

Ayyan Mustafa Hussain

 

Hawks

Mikaeel Halim

Kingfishers

Yazan Anees

 

Eagles

Nakash Ali

Swallows

Abeera Sadiq

 

Lunchtime

Sakina Rafik & Faizan Sattar

Doves

Hasan Aswat

 

Mrs Fenton

Sana Khan

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Martin’s Class of the Week: Swallows

 

           

 

Parents are always very welcome to join us at our Achievement Assembly each Friday at 8.45am.

 

 

Best wishes

 

Julian Rogers

Headteacher

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