The Scoop Week 5th September 2023

Welcome Back everyone! It was lovely to see you all yesterday. We had an amazing day yesterday re-establishing routines, forming new relationships with classes and catching up with each other. Over the summer we started work on our year one classrooms—the carpets and cupboards are still to go in but you can get a taste of what we are aspiring for the school to look like.  Lots of other smaller projects have also been underway to improve our learning environments and more are planned for this year.

Music in Ukraine:

We are so proud of Mr Valentine, part of our music team, who spent his summer in Ukraine running a summer music scheme. You can read more about it in this article in The Independent. You can also donate by using this link.

RAAC Concrete:

Please follow this link to view a letter from our CEO about RAAC concrete.

Packed Lunches:

We have changed the system for those who have packed lunch, they will now bring their lunch to a trolley by the leadership room at the start of the day and collect it from there at the end of the day. This is to ensure that we do not have food in the playground which creates several safety issues for us. Please remember that school packed lunches should not include fizzy drinks, chocolate bars and must NOT contain any nuts or glass packaging.

Daytime Snacks& Celebrations:

All pupils receive a piece of fruit or a vegetable during the school day. As such, we ask you not to send your child to school with any snacks to eat during the school day. For those children doing an after-school club they may bring in a small piece of either fruit or vegetables or a nut-free granola bar (1 item only).  We will no longer be able to hand out treats on birthdays or other celebrations.

PE Kits &appropriate clothing:

Please remember that for PE lessons pupils must arrive in school wearing their PE kit (green top and black bottoms with trainers). Your teachers will outline the PE days in this Thursday’s meetings.  Children in sandals (or crocs) will not be able to take part in PE lessons or play football at lunchtime for safety reasons. Whilst this weather is hot, can we remind you to ensure your child has a sunhat and that you apply sun cream before they arrive at school.

Yr 6 Secondary Transfer & School Journey Meetings:

In addition to the 1:1 secondary meeting year five parents receive, we have a year six secondary transfer meeting. This will be on Wednesday,13th September at 6:15pm. Prior to that meeting at 5:45pm on the same day, we will have a school journey meeting.

Staying Home Alone:

This seems like a good time of year to share the NSPCC’s guidance on when it is appropriate to leave your child at home alone. I hope that it is of use.

National Online Safety:

You can find a brilliant range of supporting guidance on the National Online Safety Webpage (you do need to create a free login). It really is a great tool.

House Plants:

It is the time of year when we are refreshing classrooms and we are desperately looking for house plants or house plant pots. If you have any at home that you no longer need, please do bring them in to school.


That’s it from us, have a great week.


Key Dates:

Thur 7th Sep -Meet the Teacher Meetings (3:45& 5:30pm)

Fri 8th Sep- Coffee Morning – Maths

Tue 13th Sep – Yr 6 School Journey Meetings (5:45pm)  & Yr 6 Secondary Meetings (6:15pm)

Tue 19th Sep- Staff Vs Parent Football match

Fri 22nd Sep- Coffee Morning Phonics

Fri 29th Sep- FOL first meeting (9am)

Fri 29th Sep- Bike Market

Starting 2nd Oct- Black History Month starts(focus: Contribution of Black Women)

Thur 5th Oct – Jamakespeare Performance 3:45pm

Fri 6th Oct- National Poetry Day

Fri 6th Oct- Coffee Morning – Curriculum

Tue 10th Oct- World Mental Health Day

Wed 11th & Thur 12th Oct- Parent Meetings & Yr. 5 1:1 Secondary Meetings

Fri 13th Oct- FOL meeting AGM

W/C 16th Oct- Religious Rotations (Sukkot, Navaratri & St. Francis Day)

Thur 19th SEND Quiz Night

Fri 20th Oct Coffee Morning- SEND & Mental Health

Fri 20th Oct – Last day of half term.