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Attendance Policy Review

The Governors have reviewed the Attendance Policy.  As a school we would very much like to improve our punctuality.  We want all children to arrive on time in the morning so they are ready to learn at 8:45am.  Any child who hasn't arrived by 8:55am will receive a late mark and the number of minutes late will be recorded.  Registers close at 9:10am.  Children who arrive after this time will be marked down as having an unauthorized absence.  Thank you for your support with such an important aspect of children's learning.

SHINE

                     

I had a really enjoyable afternoon at the Shine Concert today.  The string orchestra entertained the audience with the performance of "In The Hall Of The Mountain King", which is more recognizable as the Alton Towers theme tune.  

SMSC Logo

Our logo is now finished!

 

 

Once again thank you to all the children who entered our competition.  Maise, Esmae and Paige should be able to recognise their designs.

Bug Club - Now available on tablets

I know that one of the most frustrating things about reading the e books has been their functionality on tablet devices.  I am pleased to say that from this Wednesday, Bug Club will be available on I Pads and many Android tablets.  The reward section for children has greatly been improved too! These books are very modern, engaging for the children and directly link to their phonic skills being taught in school. Remember a new book is issued every week.  If it has been a while since you shared reading using this resource, I urge you to take a look.

Comic Relief Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who supported our Comic Relief Fundraising day last Friday.  We raised a total of £78.90.  This will be paid into the dedicated bank account and will go towards helping those people who so desperately need it. In assembly we have looked at how this year, the charity are particularly focusing upon trying to get more children go to school.  We followed the story of Ngosa who lives in Zambia.  She is 9 years old and lives with her very sick Gran.

Community Champion

Today in Assembly we shared Amelia's  medals from the Douglas Macmillan Hospice for her support.  Last year she helped to organize fundraising events such as a Car Boot Sale.  Recently she has been helping out at the hospice. Well done Amelia, we are all so proud or you.  Such thoughtfulness is a very good example of how we recognise the importance of developing our pupils socially.   

Home Learning Policy Review

As part of the school's planned review of policies, the governors have recently reviewed 2 policies: Marking and Feedback and Home Learning.  We decided to change the name from Homework to Home Learning to reflect  our strong focus upon the language of learning in school.  We talk to the children about their learning continuously and encourage them not to tell us what they are "doing" but what and how they are learning.

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