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Newsletter 21 – 10th February 2020

This half term’s value is Compassion (Colossians 3:12)

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

 

World Book Day

 

This year we are celebrating World Book Day on Monday 2nd March. One of the different things taking place on that day will be a special school meal which we are calling ‘Marvellous Monday’ – this will be a quorn burger, served in a lunch box that the children will be decorating in the style of their favourite book! This is advance notice that the Monday meal will be available as a one-off meal in a similar way to the Choosy Tuesday and Fab Friday meals.

 

On that day, children will be given the chance to dress up as a favourite book character. More details nearer the time.

 

Relationships & Health Education

 

As we approach the half-way point of this school year, I thought it might be useful to give you an update as to where we are with our preparations to deliver Relationships & Health Education from September 2020.

 

Parents and carers who came along to our autumn term Parents & Carers’ Information Evening will remember that I asked for volunteers to join a working group to take the lead in shaping our school’s policy regarding this topic. Three parents (one of whom is a parent governor) put themselves forward for this, joining two members of staff, two governors and myself to form a group of eight.

 

This group has met three times this year, in October, November and January, with another meeting scheduled for the summer term.

 

The working group has discussed both aspects of relationships and health education (relationships education in the second meeting and health education in the third) and is currently putting the finishing touches to a draft policy document which will be shared with parents and carers in April. At this time, parents and carers will be invited to give their views and answer some particular questions on certain aspects of the policy before it is discussed at the summer term meeting of the Full Governing Board.

 

Kestrels’ Class Assembly

 

A reminder that our Kestrels’ class will be leading our assembly this Wednesday, 12th February at 8.45am. The theme for their assembly will be Safer Internet Day. Parents and carers of children in the Kestrels’ class are warmly invited to join us for that very important assembly.

 

School closes at 2.45pm this Friday for the half term break. We re-open on Monday 24th February at 8.25am. I hope you all have a great week!

Green Carpet Robins’ Open Morning

 

A reminder that the Green Carpet Robins (Mr Grimshaw’s children) are having their Open Morning this Wednesday morning and we really hope that all parents and carers of Green Carpet Robins will make a special effort to come along. The morning will start at 8.45am and finish at 10.15am.

 

Research Project

 

All schools in Blackburn Diocese are being asked to participate in some research focussing on parental school choice in this area. You are invited to complete a short questionnaire accessed via this link: https://lhubos.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/parental-school-choice-2  with the aim of gathering opinions regarding the process of choosing a school for your child. Attached to this newsletter is a document which explains more about the study should you choose to take part. Many thanks.

 

Reading Badges

 

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

 

Class

Children

Woodpeckers

Bronze: Jannat Zeeshan    Silver: Amelia Jahangir & Alisha Shaikh    Gold: Ayaan Hussain & Safiyyah Karolia

Swallows

Emerald: Aisha Saddique   

Doves

Emerald: Zayn Desai    Sapphire: Hafsah Qureshi    Pearl: Mariyah Ahmed

Kestrels

Jet: Amana Patel

Hawks

Bronze: Daud Ibrahim    Silver Star: Naseem Shah

Eagles

Ruby: Adam Mehboob

 

Headteacher’s Awards

 

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

 

Robins (Blue)

Muhammad-Zain Faiz

 

Owls

Sebastian McCaw

Robins (Green)

M. Abdul-Qadir Hussain

 

Kestrels

Sulaiman Ishtiaq

Woodpeckers

Ibraheem Shafiq

 

Hawks

Rayhaan Patel

Kingfishers

Lewis Barker

 

Eagles

Umar Kheratkar

Swallows

Amanni Mamuji

 

Mrs Fenton

Alisha Shaikh

Doves

Sakina Rafiq

 

 

 

Mrs Martin’s Class of the Week: Kestrels

 

 

You’ve Been Spotted!

 

Well done to the following children who have been spotted displaying this half-term’s value of Compassion:

 

  • Sana Shazad  (Doves)

 

  • Sana Faisal (Doves)
  • Hamna Atif (Doves)

 

  • Mohammed Bhamji (Hawks)

 

 

 

Attendance

 

Last week’s attendance was as follows:

 

 
   
 

Robins - Blue

97.2%

 

Doves        

98%

 

Overall attendance for

the week:  97.3%

Robins - Green

91.1%

 

Owls

96.6%

 

Woodpeckers

96.2%

 

Kestrels

99.2%

 

Overall attendance for         the year to date: 95.9%

Kingfishers

96%

 

Hawks

99%

 

Swallows

97.7%

 

Eagles

98.5%

 

Target for year: 97%

 

 

 

FAB FRIDAY & CHOOSY TUESDAY

 

If you would like your child to have the Fab Friday meal this Friday and/or the Choosy Tuesday meal the week after half term please complete the form below and send it back to school by 10.00am on Wednesday morning at the latest.

 

You will be able to pay the £2.20 for the Fab Friday meal via SchoolMoney on Friday afternoon and the £2.20 for the Choosy Tuesday meal on Tuesday afternoon.

 

If your child usually stays for school lunches they will automatically receive both meals.

Best wishes

 

 

Julian Rogers

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fab Friday – Friday 14th February

 

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I would like my child(ren) to have this week’s Fab Friday meal – Fish & Chips

 

Name of child(ren) ……………….…….………………..    Class(es)……….……………  

 

Signature of Parent/Carer …………………...………. 

 

 

Please return this slip by 10.00am on Wednesday morning at the latest. Thank you.

 

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Choosy Tuesday – Tuesday 25th February

 

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I would like my child(ren) to have next week’s Choosy Tuesday meal.

 

Name of child(ren) ……………….…….………………..    Class(es)……….……………  

 

Signature of Parent/Carer …………………...………. 

 

 

Please return this slip by 10.00am on Wednesday morning at the latest. Thank you.

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