For those who came along to our respective class welcome meetings last week, you will have been informed about the new Times Tables Grand Prix challenge which the children will be working towards throughout the year.
For those of you unable to make the meeting, our Maths leader, Mrs Weston, has put together some notes to give you a better understanding of the Grand Prix Challenge and help you support your child’s learning.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to speak with your child’s teacher.
Times Tables Grand Prix
As you may know, last year we managed to secure sponsorship for a new sports kit, with the help of one of our parents.
Two local organisations came together to support our school in this generous way; Pall-Ex and Enterprise Workwear. As part of the promotion of this work within the community, our school has appeared in Pall-Ex’s industry magazine ‘Fastlane’, click here and scroll to page 3 to read all about it.
If you have a child in year 6, you should be aware that applications for secondary school places for 2018/19 must be completed by 31st October 2017. A guide for parents on the application process can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website under Admissions or by clicking here.
Below is a list of open evenings that parents can go along to and look around the schools. We have also included hyperlinks to the respective school websites so you can explore further.
Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 5-8pm
Granville Sports College
Monday, 25th September 2017, 7-9pm
Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 5.30pm
William Allitt School
Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 6pm
The Pingle Academy
Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 6.30pm
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic School
Thursday, 19th October 2017, 6.30-9pm
John Taylor High School
The clubs have been listed on our website for Autumn term 1. Please ensure you complete the form, even if your child has attended the club previously – Clubs start from next week.
The after school clubs page can be found here.
The breakfast club forms for each term this school year have now been uploaded on to the website, click here for a quick link.
It is important to stress that if you do use the breakfast club facility then can you please book in advance in order to ensure that we have the correct level of staffing and provisions in place – we would hate to have to turn anyone away.
Please see our Welcome back 2017-18 letter from Mr Smith. Information on diary dates and after school clubs will be published this week – so keep a look out.
With another busy week ahead of us, we thought we’d recap on what’s happening in school this week:
Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 1.15pm
We have our sports day (which was rescheduled from 29th June), weather permitting. There will be refreshments available for parents to purchase, organised by our FPTA.
Thursday, 13th July 2017
6-7pm Infants disco, school hall
7-8pm Juniors disco, school hall
The year 6 children are very excited as they have been voting for their ‘last dance at Coton’ song.
£2 entry, refreshments are available to purchase during the evening as normal.
Parents should received a letter this week, prior to ‘move-up day’ on Friday 14th July, explaining which class your child(ren) will be in for the next School Year.
Your child’s end of year report will be issued by the end of this week also.
Following our communication last week regards school uniform, we have been made aware that there are a couple of issues with ordering uniform from the websites. Please note that we are in communication with all the suppliers and hope to have all issues resolved by the end of the week.
Thank you for your understanding.
Our children in Key Stage 2 have been working incredibly hard towards their upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat on 3rd and 4th July next week.
If you wish to come along to support the children, tickets can be obtained from the school office.
It is that time of year when we start approaching people to help out at our Summer Fayre; some people avoid us when they see us coming with the volunteer list(!)… whilst others happily get stuck in.
Through these fundraising events, we raise vital moneys to help support our school in various ways. The FPTA continues to fund coaches for school class trips to ensure we keep the cost down as much as possible for parents, they have helped fund laptops, the PA system and many more items. We can only continue to help fund such items if we raise the money through various events throughout the year.
This is where you come in, we are looking for volunteers to help out on the evening of our Summer Fayre to make certain we have a successful event for our children. If you can spare an hour to help on a stall, we would be most grateful. If you’re not sure about running a stall on your own, you could always partner up with someone else to help.
If you are able to help, please let Jo Cresswell in the school office know or Aisha Mack on the school yard at the start or end of the day.