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Newsletter 17 – 13th January 2020

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

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

 

Start of the School Day

 

I hope that you are finding the new arrangements for the beginning of the day helpful. Mrs Martin and I are enjoying the opportunity to start the day by welcoming everyone as they arrive. We are certainly finding that allowing the children in from 8.25am is helping us to save time and start lessons sooner. The infant door and the junior cloakroom doors are closed after the 8.35am bell – all children arriving after this time need to come in through the main entrance.

 

Robins’ children are also able to enter their classroom from 8.25am onwards. Please could parents of children in the Robins’ class make sure that they leave their children at the classroom door and do not stay to help their child with their coat and bag – we are trying to develop the children’s independence and prepare them for life in Year 1.

 

Snow White Pantomime

 

The children really enjoyed another cracking pantomime last Monday! Thank you to all the parents and carers who have paid the voluntary contribution of £2 for this. A number of parents and carers haven’t yet done this and it’s still not too late to do so – just log into SchoolMoney in the usual way. We do rely on the generosity of all parents and carers to be able to provide these additional treats and experiences for the children.

 

Top Table

This term we are rewarding children who demonstrate excellent behaviour at lunchtimes, both in the hall and on the playground with a new initiative – the Top Table. This is an idea that has come from the children on our School Council.

 

On Monday through to Thursday, the midday supervisors will choose one boy and one girl from each class who have shown excellent behaviour that day. Each day they will give these names to Mrs Higgins, our School Business Manager. Each Thursday, Mrs Higgins will draw one boy’s name and one girl’s name out of a hat. These children will then eat their lunch (either a school dinner or their packed lunch) at the Top Table on Friday. This is a table laid with a table cloth. Children will use special plates and dishes and members of staff will eat their lunch alongside the children. I’m sure this will prove popular!

 

Admission to Reception – September 2020

 

A final reminder that if you have a child due to start school in September 2020 (born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016) 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 this Wednesday, 15th January 2020.

Attendance

 

Last week’s attendance was as follows:

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

Robins - Blue

97.7%

 

Doves        

100%

 

Overall attendance for

the week:  95.1%

Robins - Green

95%

 

Owls

95.5%

 

Woodpeckers

97.7%

 

Kestrels

93.8%

 

Overall attendance for         the year to date: 95.7%

Kingfishers

95.2%

 

Hawks

94.9%

 

Swallows

95.2%

 

Eagles

89.5%

 

Target for year: 97%

 

 

You’ve Been Spotted!

 

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

 

  • Alisha Kauser (Swallows)

 

  • Saarah Ali (Woodpeckers)
  • Daniyal Shaikh (Swallows)

 

  • Azaan Hussain (Robins)

 

Reading Badges

 

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

 

Class

Children

Robins

Bronze: Adam Lorgat

Woodpeckers

Silver: Mohammed Harris Khan

Swallows

Bronze: Aleema Jan    Gold: Arooj Syed    Ruby: M. Sufiyan Rizwan & Hadi Hassan

Doves

Ruby: Ayat-Fatimah Saqlain    Topaz: Aqsa Waseem    Sapphire: Sana Faisal

Pearl: Abeera Sadiq

Owls

Gold: Zahraa Khan     Sapphire: Sami Zaman

Kestrels

Bronze: Aman Shah    Ruby: Aishah Kauser    Topaz: Faris Ali & Zahra Faqir

Emerald: Eitesaam Ali

Hawks

Bronze: Hania Noor    Ruby: Khadija Bibi    Topaz: Sahil Asghar 

Bronze Star: Muhammed Aliy Ibrahimov      Silver Star: Malikah Jan

Eagles

Ruby: Zidane Irshad    Pearl: Zara Chaudhry     Silver Star: Kulsum Kauser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Awards

 

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

 

Robins (Blue)

Maryam Akhtar

 

Owls

Alisha Khanom

Robins (Green)

Haniya Ali

 

Kestrels

Amana Patel

Woodpeckers

Sofia Bhamji

 

Hawks

Aysha Laher

Kingfishers

Zayn Chaudhry

 

Eagles

Kulsum Kauser

Swallows

Zulekha Ahmed

 

Mrs Fenton

Sakina Shah

Doves

Sania Saqib

 

Lunchtime

M. Ayaan Hussain & Ammaara Limbada

Mrs Martin’s Class of the Week: Robins

 

 

Best wishes

 

Julian Rogers

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fab Friday – Friday 17th January

 

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I would like my child(ren) to have this week’s Fab Friday meal – Giant Fishfinger Tea

Cake or wraps and tortilla 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 21st January

 

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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 …………………...………. 

 

 

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