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Trewern 2017

February 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Thanks to all those who attended the Trewern meeting before half term.

Link for the powerpoint shown can be found here

Any question please do not hesitate to ask.

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Royal Mail Christmas Stamp Competition 2017

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Using the template here, design a stamp that shows what the Christmas season means to you.
 Please use plenty of colour and try not to leave to much (if any) white space, especially around the edges,  Do not include Queens head or 1st or 2nd class value symbols in your design.
Return your completed design to school by Friday 24th February.

 

 

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Attendance and Punctuality

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

School attendance showed a small improvement last week with a school average of 95.99% and 6 classes exceeding our school target for attendance of 96.2%. Congratulations to 3C who had the best attendance with 98.46%.

The number of lates fell to 69 – Congratulations to 4K who had no lates over the week. Please remember to be on time for 5 to 9!
Reminder – If you are planning to take your child out of school at any time, please ensure that you complete a leave of absence request form from the school office or on our school website.

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Family Science Fair – Thursday 16th March, 3.30pm – 5.30 pm

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Come along to the school hall on Thursday 16th March straight after school to immerse yourself in a whole host of fun, family orientated activities. There will be a guest speaker, family challenges, a café, science raffle (each child attending will receive a ticket at the door), competition entries on display, gadget shop and demonstrations.

Please ensure that primary aged children are accompanied by an older sibling or family member.

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Pupil Premium

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

You may be aware that the school receives additional funding for children who a currently eligible for free School meals, or have been eligible within the last 6 years. The pupil premium is additional funding (£1320 per pupil) given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. More information about how we spend our funding can be found on the school website. If you think your child might be eligible for free school meals, you can apply online at https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/free-school-meals/ . More information can be found in the leaflet here

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Digital leaders at BETT

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

On Wednesday 25th January, the Digital leaders went to BETT.  Our focus was on choosing new laptops for the school.  One million freebies later and after much discussion we decided on our favourites and at the top was the Lenovo range – there were lots to choose from!

We went to the Futures Zone and ate lunch. We then had a look at lots of stalls including Mind Moose and Night Zoo Keeper. We also went to the STEAM area and some of us have decided to enter the Young Games Designer competition run by BAFTA.

Moby from BrainPop was also there and they gave us pens, badges and bookmarks they know that we’re super major Moby fans! I really enjoyed BETT.

Report by Miller

We went to the BETT show, it’s like a place where companies can let people try out some of their products.  As well as trying out products we also picked up some freebies including pens, lanyards and badges.  Our main focus was to get laptops for the school.  We were very interested in the new touch screen laptops.  We also found a new maths game called ‘numberella’ which we really liked.  Spellbot was another cool website that lets you practice your spellings online and play crosswords.

Report by Vina

We went to BETT – it was Huge! We made our way to BrainPop first and there was a floating Moby as well as a real-life Moby! We got a lot of badges we love the BrainPop badges.  We visited a lot of stalls but mostly laptops as that was the reason we were there.  The Steam village was great.  We then made out way to BETT futures to have lunch and see all of the exciting future stands.  We had a great day.

Report by Teijan

At Excel, we met Moby from BrainPop Uk and had lots of BrainPop badges, we also had the chance to see some NAO robots and one of the robots was four feet tall.  Some of the digital leaders played with Purple Mash, they were showing their coding game and we were given a lecture on the coding.  We also go the chance to try out some laptops – it was a great experience. We also met the founder of Band Aid Bob Geldof.  It was great to see Aidan and Teijan being interviewed on the radio – it was the first time I had met a radio presenter and to see how radio shows were put together.  It was a great occasion.

Report by Kwasi

Digital Leaders at BETT on PhotoPeach

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Attendance and Punctuality

February 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

School attendance fell slightly last week with a school average of 95.95% and 7 classes exceeding our school target for attendance of 96.2%. Congratulations to 5F who had the best attendance with 98.06%.

The number of lates rose considerably to 141 but we do appreciate the fact there was a tube strike. Congratulations to 3C yet again who had only 4 lates over the week. Please remember to be on time for 5 to 9!
Reminder – If you are planning to take your child out of school at any time, please ensure that you complete a leave of absence request form from the school office or on our school website.

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500 words

January 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The 2017 BBC Radio 2 500 words competition is open! Children need write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity. This is a great activity for children to complete, especially over the half-term holiday. The  closes for entries at 7pm on the 23rd  February. More information about the competition can be found on the Radio 2 website

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School Dinners

January 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We are committed to ensuring that children who have school dinners have a healthy and balanced meal of an adequate size, reflecting the menu that has been offered. As such, we ask the ISS staff to put the vegetables that are advertised as accompaniments to the meal on the children’s plates and to provide a dessert option. We do understand that many children dislike some foods and although they are encouraged to eat their meal, they are not forced to eat anything they do not want.

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Handwriting Pens

January 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

As you may be aware, we introduced a new handwriting policy last year and the presentation of children’s work has been a school focus. We are delighted with the improvement in handwriting across the school! To encourage a good handwriting style the staff trialled a number of different pens and a decision was made for all children to write in a black Staedler handwriting pen that is provided by the school. As such, children should not be writing with pens from home in school and the children do not need to be bringing in pencil cases from home. We do recognise that some children will not suit using this particular pen and if this is the case, the class teacher will liaise with the English and Inclusion leaders to ensure a suitable alternative is provided.

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