BJS BulletinBILTON JUNIOR
25TH NOVEMBER 2016
INTEREST: Dear Parents and Carers,
children have Inspire... Challenge... Achieve...
their coats in
Our strap line was created over four years ago now when a group of staff, governors, parents and children came
school together to build a vision for a future that we wanted to be part of. We felt then, as we do now, that if we are
first inspired, we can then feel secure in the knowledge that we can be challenged which inevitably will lead to us
Asthma achieving. We can then go on to inspire others!
I have been blown away by many things this week. It all started on Monday morning during assembly discussing
with asthma the topic of truthfulness. We heard about what Jesus said in St John's gospel about truth and honesty setting us
should have an free. One of the children felt that when they told a lie they felt 'stuck' and when they were honest they had an
inhaler in school immense sense of being free. I just love it when children teach me something new or cement in me something I
have always known but have never been able to express in a simple, clear way.
second page for On Tuesday I wandered in to a Yr 6 writing lesson showing a prospective Yr2 parent around, again I was
confronted by a group of children who were creating a list of ingredients that would be in a successful piece of
more info) writing. They were laughing and full of a sense of hope that most adults don't see in their daily lives.
Carol Service On Wednesday I watched 100% engagement in the marathon at lunchtime. There were children and adults out
at lunchtime enjoying each others company while getting fit. Mrs Webb and Mrs Reeves Brown have done a
Thursday 15th fabulous job in getting the initiative off the ground and we a large proportion of children and adults who have
December at now achieved 10K!
I was also invited into another lesson in Yr 6 on Wednesday where a child was teaching the lesson on rationing!
Yr 3&6—10am She had prepared the lesson for homework and was confident enough to deliver to her peers. You may be
forgiven for thinking well that is an eleven year old...but I also know that in year three children are given
Yr 4&5—2pm opportunities for leading the chanting of their number facts and tables too...
We have also just taken on another talented parent to help us at lunchtime, supporting our fabulous children. If
you have any time throughout the day that you can give to us than please contact Mrs Webb or myself. Maybe
you are an avid reader, a gardener or would love to come and play games with our children at lunchtime. Maybe
you are an artist or architect, an engineer, a nurse, a builder, a chef or have another gift that you can share with
us. Maybe you are not working at present and want to volunteer your services in school to help support getting
you back into the job market. Maybe you are a grandparent and have always wanted to be involved in school
life. If any of these ideas speak to you then get in touch. Your school, needs you!
See you at the Christmas Fayre, doors open at 10!
Don’t forget the Bilton Junior School Christmas
Extravaganza tomorrow—Saturday 26th November
10 am to 1pm
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Asthma in school Punctuality
Asthma is a very serious condition. We Congratulations to Chestnut House for winning the Time Keeper's
still have children in school who we have Award with 5 late marks.
recorded as asthmatic but do not have an inhaler in
school. Inhalers should be named and in their original Unfortunately Sycamore and Oak were trailing behind with 9 and
boxes with the child's prescription on. It is 10 late marks each. (Half of the late marks in Oak were from 5SS.)
recommended that if a child has an inhaler, that they
also have a spacer- please provide a named spacer for Year 4 were one mark off the Golden Pocket Watch Award for the
them to use their inhaler in school. If you have not year group. Unfortunately one pupil in 4BY was late so they just
already done so, complete the school asthma card and
school emergency inhaler consent forms which we will missed out.
send home again this week. It is vital that we have the It is very difficult for our staff to teach your children if they are not
most up to date information on your child's health. here. Please work with us to ensure your children are maximising
their access to learning by getting them to school on time.
Christmas Carol Service
This Year our Christmas celebrations are happening
during the day on Thursday 15th December at St
Mark's church. Yr. 3 and 6 service begins at 10 a.m and Yr. 4
and 5 service begins at 2p.m. You are warmly invited to join
us for the Carol services. If you can help walk down to the
church, we leave at 9:30 and 1:30 respectively. I will ask for
volunteers a bit nearer the time. :-)
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the following Did you know that when you’re shopping online for Black Friday deals
children during Thursday’s assembly: you could be raising a free donation for Bilton C of E Junior School
3FR—Daniel P for challenging himself in maths and extending There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a
his learning at home donation, including Amazon, John Lewis and eBay and it doesn’t cost
you a penny extra!
3AT—Stephanie W for always working with independence and
trying her best To get started, all you have to do is:
3ED—Evie P for hard work and perseverance Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/biltonjunior/ and
sign up for free.
4SV—Hattie C for writing a superb poem in English 2. Shop.
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the
4BY—roll over retailer you want and start shopping.
4JE—Esme E for super maths work and contributions in class After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and
it won’t cost you a penny extra!
5BG—Joe M for being polite, helpful and generally an
absolute star—keep shining! Please help us when you’re shopping online for Black Friday deals –
there are no catches or hidden charges and BJS PTA will be really
5FM—Hope J for being considerate and her developing grateful for your donations.
maturity to learning
Lunch Time Top SERVICE Every week Mrs.
5SS—Adam M for trying hard in lessons and demonstrating his Jake O—3FR Reeves-Brown
best effort. COMPASSION Troy M—3FR awards children
Brody—6KC FRIENDSHIP for demonstrating
6AL—Dan S for his great work in class with English and Luke W—6KC Leah W—4BY our Christian
Maths—really impressed with your effort! RESPONSIBILITY Sophie C—4BY values during
Lucy K 5FM PEACE lunch time, the
6CC—Toby M for an excellent account of your trip to Rugby Myia D—5FM Evie H—5BG nominated
Museum Pranajaa S— 4BY children get an
Rebecca E—4BY invitation to join
6KC—Matthew P for making a fantastic effort to improve his Ayaan SS—6AL the top table on
written work the Friday of that
French -Richard F (4JE) for wonderful enthusiasm, labelling his
drawing of the human body in French, English and Spanish!
Creating Christmas Memories for Children with Two Homes Alternatively, you
can drop them off
We are very fortunate to work with Liz HEADLEY in school. For to the collection
those who do not know Liz, she is a very experienced and well box in the school
respected counsellor in Rugby. Part of her work is with
Brethertons and as Christmas approaches, they are offering reception
a free workshop to parents called 'Creating Christmas Memories
for Children With Two Homes' World war topic in Year 6 -
Great support from parents,
Please see the blog and if you feel it might benefit you, you can it’s an absolute delight!
attend the session which will be held at: Brethertons offices Mrs Smith and Tilly made
Montague House, 2 Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 1941 ‘marmalade’ jam and
3PX on Wednesday November 30th 12.30pm – 1.30pm. bread, while Mr Smith
helped Tilly produce a
Parents can arrive from 12pm onwards. No need to book! PowerPoint on rationing
during the war. Then Tilly
If you have any queries, please call Liz on 01788 557590. proceeded to teach the
class. The children were so
Lunch Time Play Leader—Vacancy at impressed they wrote thank
BJS you letters.
We have also had
Hours 12.15pm to 1.45pm fabulously crafted Anderson
shelters as part of home
Rate of pay band B (£2292—£2,335 pa) learning.
You will be required to supervise groups of children in the
dining hall, playground and in the school building to ensure a
safe and happy lunchtime for the pupils in your care.
PTA NEWS [email protected]
Christmas Holiday Club We hope you will support your PTA in the
Harris C of E Academy Spots Centre—Multi Sport Holiday Clubs following events, please pop them in the diary so
9am to 4pm £12, early and late pick up available at additional charge. you don’t miss out on all the fun.
Monday 19th—Friday 23rd December
To book your place or for more info: Saturday 26th November 2016—Christmas Fayre
Email: [email protected] Friday 27th January 2017 - School Disco
Phone: 01788 818925 Friday 10th February 2017 - Quiz Night
Friday 31st March 2017— Family Bingo Night
Maclntyre Academies—Quest Academy Public Consultation Friday 12th May 2017—School Disco
Rugby Free School, Anderson Avenue, CV22 5PE Friday 30th June 2017 -Summer BBQ/Talent
You are invited to attend a public meeting to find out more about the new Show
school and meet the Principal Designate. Friday 14th July 2017—Leavers Disco
Attend the drop in event 2pm—6.30pm on 25th November
Or fill in the online survery at: www.thequestacademy.org Musicmania—Holiday Fun at The Crescent School
Quest Academy will be a new 80 place day school for children and young
people (9—19 years) who have social, emotional and mental health needs 19th Dec—21st December, 9.30am to 4.00 pm
and/ or an autistic spectrum condition. Age 4—12 years, total cost £90
Phone: 01788 593112 or email [email protected] Instrumentalists and non musicians welcome.
Please email [email protected]
Closing date Friday 2nd December
School Information School—Diary Dates
School gates open at 8.40a.m Friday 16th December 2016—school
closes at 3.30pm
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and will
marked as such. Wednesday 4th January 2017- School opens
School finishes at 3.30p.m Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February
2017 —Half Term
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on
01788 810675 (you can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or Friday 7th April 2017—School closes 3.30pm for the
email us on [email protected] Easter break
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please Monday 24th April 2017—School opens
email [email protected]
Monday 1st May 2017—Bank Holiday—School
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general closed
enquiry for them please email [email protected]iltonjuniorschool.co.uk Our
teachers are busy with your children in the classrooms all day however Friday 26th May 2017—Teacher Training Day—
they will get back to you as soon as possible. School closed
If you would like to share concerns or contact Mrs Hodgson our Home/ Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June—Half Term
School Support worker, please call the office, pop into school or email her
directly on [email protected] Thursday 20th July—School closes at 3.30pm
Friday 21st July—Teacher Training day
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