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Newsletter 5 – 3rd October 2022

Our school value this half term is ‘Generosity’ (2 Corinthians 9:6-11)

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

                                                                             

 

Please visit our Macmillan Cake Sale straight after school today if you can!

 

Harvest Festival

 

 

A big thank you to the Hawks’ class for leading our service of thanksgiving last Thursday. Thank you too to everyone who contributed to our food collection for Blackburn Foodbank. Blackburn Foodbank will be delighted and very thankful for such a large amount of food. This will be distributed to local people who really need it.

 

Parents/Carers of Year 6 children

 

A reminder that the deadline for secondary school applications is the 31st October 2022. It can be useful to attend secondary school open evenings before making a final decision – you will be able to find details about these on each school’s website. If you’ve missed a school’s open evening, don’t worry as they will often arrange to give you your own guided tour at a time that suits you.

 

Writing

This year we continue to have a particular focus on improving children’s writing. Writing is the subject that was most affected by the school closures due to Covid-19 in all schools nationally. Staff and children are working hard to fill in the gaps in children’s learning in this vital skill. One way you can help is to make sure that your child is getting enough sleep each night. We have noticed lots of children appearing quite tired in school, which in turn affects their concentration and writing stamina. As a rule, primary school-aged children need between 9 to 12 hours of sleep each night, with children at the younger end of this age group (5 and 6 year olds) needing the most.

 

Online Safety

 

Net Aware is a useful website for parents and carers to use when deciding which apps and social media sites you allow you child to use. It also gives information about age restrictions for different apps and websites such as YouTube, WhatsApp and TikTok. You can find it at the following address:

 

www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

It’s really important to make sure that your child is safe online – there is lots of useful information available on the NSPCC website:

 

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

 

This month’s online safety newsletter for parents and carers is now available on our website in the ‘Online Safety’ section on the ‘Parents’ tab.

Internet for everyone

 

6G Internet is a Blackburn-based company which is committed to helping people get connected. They have donated 20% of their network to provide free broadband connections, as part of their ‘Internet for everyone’ campaign. If you are struggling to afford broadband for your home, 6G Internet can help.

 

6G Internet have already installed broadband for free in some of our children’s homes and are keen to make sure that money is not a barrier to any household wanting to connect to the internet. As well as free installation, there are no ongoing usage costs. If this is something you or another member of your extended family in Blackburn might be interested in, please call in and have a chat with me.

 

Reading Badges

 

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

 

Class

Children

Kingfishers

Zayd Patel - Silver

Doves

Fatima Diwan - Ruby

Hawks

Fatimah Hajat – Sapphire, Zulekha Ahmed – Topaz, Ammarah Kauser – Gold, Taimoor Hussain & Lewis Barker – Emerald, Humayd Nargolia - Pearl

Falcons

Iman Aziz - Gold

Eagles

Sakina Rafik - Gold Star

 

Headteacher’s Awards

 

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

 

Robins Blue

Muhammad- Arham Atiq

 

Owls

Saarah Ali

Robins Green

Milad Khan

 

Kestrels

Melanija Kilpe

Woodpeckers

Shakeel Hussain

 

Hawks

Isa Patel

Kingfishers

Ella Smith

 

Falcons

Samuel McCaw

Swallows

Sulaiman Kheratkar

 

Eagles

Ebraheem Badat

Doves

Azaan Hussain

 

 

 

Mrs Martin’s Class of the Week: Hawks

Mrs Fenton’s Star: Armaan Ahmed

 

Attendance

 

Last week’s attendance was as follows:

 

Robins - Blue

91.4%

Owls

97.1%

Attendance for the week:

96.6%

Robins – Green

95.9%

Kestrels

97.6%

Woodpeckers

95.2%

Hawks

97.2%

Attendance for the year:

95.7%

Kingfishers

98.5%

Eagles

99.7%

Swallows

94.8%

Falcons

98%

(Target for year = 96%)

Doves        

94.4%

 

 

 

 

Best wishes

 

Julian Rogers

Headteacher

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