This year we are asking the children to get involved in the more traditional aspect of May Day by holding a Maypole Competition and procession.
The children can make a maypole at home with whatever colour scheme / design they like and can be made from a long stick, a gift wrap tube, a wire coat hanger or whatever else you can find. The only restrictions are that it should be no longer than 1 metre tall, no wider than 40cm at any point and your child should be able to carry it themselves.
As you will have hopefully seen from the diary dates, the children will take part in a procession around the village carrying their maypoles on 2nd May at 2pm.
Our Year 5 and 6 children have been enjoying learning about different faiths whilst on their school trip to the Derby Open Centre today
They have visited some local places of worship; a mosque, a Hindu temple and also took part in a Synagogue Experience.
The trip links in to the Derbyshire agreed syllabus for Religious Education and also supports the children’s learning on ‘Promoting British Values’ through showing tolerance and mutual respect.
As you can see, the children were completely fascinated with the surroundings and had lots of questions to ask to ascertain more about various faiths.
The latest After School Club options have been loaded onto our website for this term.
A couple of things to note:
The clubs are bookable via the online payment system where you will give consent for your child to take part and make payment at the same time.
We have also changed the provider for our Multi-sports Club, working with the Schools Sports Partnership. The sport for this half term will be Tennis, covering the various aspects of the sport. For your information, the sport for the last half term of this school year is Tri-golf – so look out for next half terms After School Clubs being published.
If taking part in dance club, you will need to download the form and return to the school office with payment accordingly.
As you will have seen on an earlier website post, Mr Smith clarified the diary dates for this upcoming half term. In case you missed it, please click on the link below to our diary dates page.
Please make note of the dates for the rewards assemblies this half term as they are not every week.
From the start of the summer term, you will be able to pay online for your child’s breakfast club.
In the first instance you are required to complete the booking form and return to the school office to ensure your place. From there we will set up the online request for payment accordingly.
Below is a link to the booking forms for the summer term.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
The way we pay for things has changed so much over the last decade; moving away from cheque books, chip and pin and more towards contactless and online banking.
As a school we have taken the decision to invest in an online payment system called SchoolMoney to make it easier for parents to pay for dinners, clubs and trips etc. We are sure that this move will be welcomed by you and will be easier to keep up to date with outstanding balances etc.
Don’t panic if you don’t do online banking, as we haven’t gone completely cashless. Speak with the school office regards the alternative options available.
Below is an introductory letter together with a guide for parents on how to navigate your way around, make payments, check balances etc. together with a ‘Hints and Tips’ document which covers frequently asked questions.
SchoolMoney Parent Letter
SchoolMoney Parent Guide
SchoolMoney Hints and Tips for Parents
The SchoolMoney online payment system will go live from 9th April 2018.
With any new system, there will always be teething problems, so if you do incur a problem, please come and talk to us so we can resolve the issue as soon as we can.
This is an exciting time for our school as we move forward with this new venture and we’re sure you will feel the benefit of the new system as we will too.
Your year 5 and 6 child should have brought a letter home for a school trip to the Open Centre in Derby. Can you please return the permission slip and payment by next Wednesday, 21st March 2018. Below is a copy of the letter for your information.
Faith Walk Trip to Open Centre 12 04 18
Next week, on Wednesday 21st March, we will be holding an Easter Bonnet competition for all the children to enter.
The children can use their imagination to come up with a weird and wonderful Easter bonnet.
The bonnets will be judged during the children’s assembly on Wednesday morning. There will be a prize for both KS1 and KS2 winners.
So get your creative thinking caps on…..or should we say ‘Easter Bonnets’!
We are currently in the process of updating and reviewing several areas within our administration at school. You will have already seen the launch of the school Facebook page in order to enhance the ways we communicate with our families. In the Headteachers blog, Mr Smith has been talking about other new systems being brought in in the near future, such as an online payment system and a parents evening appointment system, the latter of which we will be launching this week.
Below are two documents giving guidance on what to do when you receive your text/email asking you to book an appointment.
User Manual Parents – Desktop Computer
User Manual Parents – Mobile Devices
It is important that you action the appointment request as soon as you receive the link as appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.
As you will have seen from the Diary Dates, there is a Parents’ Evening scheduled at the start of next term for Happy Hedgehogs, Super Squirrels, Brilliant Badgers and Funky Foxes. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the progress they are making. Note; Wise Owls have already had their Parents’ Evening for this term.
We hope you will find the system easy to navigate and book your appointments. The system will also send you a reminder of your appointment in case you forget.
After school clubs have been scheduled for the next half term, please click here for more information.