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3rd of May Bulletin Draft

3rd of May Bulletin Draft

Looking forward to things is half
the pleasure of them.

L M Montgomery

BULLETI N 3rd May 2019

The weekly newsletter to keep you updated with the highlights Headlines
of the school week

PoIinnttesroefst Hello All,

JooiTnphpsoemcourhearrtoo'nsutofeanfalaig.ictmgeCeyrrod!efaaneoastttrtaatsmichilttseoetrhee I hope you have all managed to have some time to spend with the
TuesdICpapOoyiNcp1n8stithechrevaodditfciaaseJtcrueaihneniosendo. ly,our family or have a bit of a rest. I have finally kicked out the cold, that I
had for what seemed like months!

It is great to be back for the Summer Term here at BJS. So much to
look forward to and plan for. It is traditionally the time for being
outside for learning. Please look out for ways that you can come
and be part of things here at BJS. Dates for diaries include (Lots
more will be popping up I am sure!) :-

WB 29/4/19 Yr5/6 Swimming
WB 13/5/19 SATS week
WB 10/6/19 All About Me Week (Last year this was known as Spring
Fever)- More information to come out via letter/email.
WB 17/6/19 International Cross Of Nails Week including 18/6/19 ICON
Service and Picnic.
22/6/19 Summer Fayre
25/6/19 Sports Day - a.m.
27/6/19 Induction Day and meet and greet new teachers years 4 -6
3:30 -4:30 pm. New Yr 3 from 2:45 pm
WB 1/7/19 Art and History/Geography Week
5/7/19 Year 4 Sleepover at Bilton Grange
WB 9/7/19 Year 6 Performances of Play
16/7/19 Year 6 Leavers Service - 10 am St Mark's
17/7/19 Year 6 Leavers Disco

We hope you have a really great term :-)
Mrs Norton and the team at BJS

Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB

[email protected]


Your child’s progress academically as well as socially is our shared priority!

The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the case of Platt v Isle of Wight Council which has clarified the
law on unauthorised leave, including holidays, during term time. The parents of children of compulsory school
age are required to ensure that they attend school on a regular basis. The Supreme Court has made clear that
attending school ‘regularly’ means that the children must attend school on every day that they are required to
do so. As such, the parents of any child who is absent from school without authorisation for any length of time
are likely to be considered as committing an offence under s444 of the Education Act 1996.

Head Teachers retain the ability to authorise leave in accordance with the Education (Pupil Registration)
(England) Regulations 2006. When considering such requests for a leave of absence, the school are obliged to
act within the law. Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are
exceptional circumstances relating to the application. If the leave is granted, head teachers are able to
determine the number of school days a child can be absent for. It is for the Head Teacher to decide what is
‘exceptional’ and it is at their discretion if the circumstances warrant the leave to be granted. The school can
only consider Leave of Absence requests which are made by the ‘resident’ parent.

Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a case by case basis and on its own merits.
Where applications for leave of absence are made in advance and refused, the child will be required to be in
school on the dates set out in the application. If the child is absent during that period, it will be recorded as an
unauthorised absence, which may result in legal action being taken against the parent(s), by way of a Fixed
Penalty Notice. Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed Penalty Notice
being issued to the parent(s). All matters of unauthorised absence relating to a Leave of Absence will be
referred to the Warwickshire Attendance Service of Warwickshire County Council.

It is important to note, Fixed Penalty Notices are issued to each parent of each absent child, (for example 2
children and 2 parents, means each parent will receive 2 invoices in the amount of £120 each, totalling £240 for
both children, this is reduced to £60 per child if paid within 21 days). Where a Fixed Penalty Notice is not paid
within the required time frame as set out on the notice, the matter will be referred to Warwickshire County
Council’s Legal Services to consider instigating criminal proceedings under S444 Education Act 1996.Fixed
Penalty Notices are issued in accordance with Warwickshire County Council’s Code of Conduct for Penalty

Warwickshire Primary School pupils recorded 29,703 half day sessions of absence due to holiday in the
Autumn/Spring term during the academic year 2017/18. This is an increase of 6,256 on the previous year.

Information about SATS

The National Standards and Testing Agency have Monday 13th May
provided a helpful guide for parents who have children
who are taking the key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2 national Spelling Punctuation & Grammar (Paper 1)
curriculum tests. It provides information about: Spelling Punctuation & Grammar (Paper 2)
• the purpose of the tests
• how parents can best support their children Tuesday 14th May
• how results will be reported
English Reading
We thought this might a helpful resource to share with
you: Wednesday 15th May Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
ploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/792059 Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
_2019_national_curriculum_tests_at_the_end_of_key_ Thursday 16th May
Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

I have the freedom and choice to be
ambitious for my future

Notices Half Term Value

This half term we are focusing on Thank
fulness. We kicked off with an assembly all
about things to be thankful for. Children said
they were thankful for families and friends
and also for things such as food and heating
in our homes. Sometimes it can be easy to
take these things for granted. What are you
thankful for? Have a chat with your children
over the dinner table and then they can come

and write it on our board in school. :-)

Excellence awards Celebrations Top Table

3ED Grace H for amazing bravery and Service 4DB
determination. 3ES
3ES Archie M for fantastic English writing Sofia B R 3ES
using amazing similes and descriptive Esme S
powerful language. Elisabeth R 3SV
3SV Whole class for amazing home
learning. Your photo journals are a joy to Respect 5JE
look at.
Oliver B


James E

4DB Maddie B for some great listening Friendship 3ES
and contributions.
4FM Alex N for his enthusiasm and hard Caitlin G
work in all lessons.
4AT George M for his fantastic home Every week Mr. Wilson and his team
learning this year. awards children for demonstrating our
Christian values during lunch time, the
5JE Lena K for super determination and nominated children get an invitation to
concentration in all subjects. join the top table on the Friday of that
5AL Sayf A for doing very well catching up week
on his mathletics and completing.
5SS Alex D for his fabulous handwriting Punctuality
and hard work - Well done!
Well done to Sycamore House along with
6JB Cory for working hard in class.
6CC Jack W for an imaginative story - Well years 3 and 5 this week for getting our
6KC Savannah W for great attitude in new term off to a flying start by achieving the
class and working hard - Well done!
Golden Pocket Watch award for perfect time


The individual award will roll over to next week.
Please remember our gates open at 8.30a.m and
school starts at 8.50a.m.

If you are genuinely struggling to get your child to
school on time please contact Mrs Hodgson at
[email protected] or call
her via the school office on 01788 810675.
Children who arrive late for school miss valuable
learning time.


Can you help?

Missing at the end of last term: one size Oral Health
1 black Donnay trainer. If found please
According to Public Health England almost a
return to the school office quarter of 5 year olds have tooth decay with an
average 3 or 4 teeth being affected. Prevention is
School Meals
pay always better than cure, therefore please
encourage and supervise your child/ren to clean
The price of a school meal for Junior School pupils will be £2.25 per day their teeth twice a day and ensure they visit the
during the first half of the Summer Term.
dentist for a check-up every 6 months even if
School opens on Monday 29 April and the cost of meals is estimated as there are no problems with their teeth. NHS
dental care for children under 18 is free. Children
5 day week £11.25 ** Y5 deduct 1 day Cadburys TBC should also limit sugary food intake as we know
1/2 term payment (19 days) £42.75 that sugar harms teeth. You can speak to your
** Y6 deduct 1 day HP trip 24/5
Dentist if you have any concerns about your
Monday 29 April – Friday 24 May 2019 (May 6) 19 days child's oral health. The opportunity to discuss any

Please ensure that payment for school meals is made on the first day the health issues relating to your child is always
child requires a meal. available and the School Health and Wellbeing
Service can be contacted on 03300 245 204 or
The option to pay online using our Sims Pay payment system is the
preferred option. confidentially text ChatHealth Parentline on
07520 619 376
Also remember 48 hours written notice to change arrangements is
needed. Many thanks

I have the freedom and choice to be

ambitious for my future

Features Online Safety

Front page

I have the freedom and choice to be
ambitious for my future

We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to

Features James from JL Treescapes who donated a whole day of his time
over Easter to completely cut back the overgrown area outside
6JB and 4AT, which you will be able see from the school gates.
It has made such an incredible difference to that area, its
amazing! Thank you for giving up your free time to do this, we
are very grateful.

Viking Day!

Year 5 really enjoyed their day to start off their Invaders and Settlers topic.
Viking Day was officially a success! Thanks to all the hard work of year 5 staff and

parents who were up late into the night making costumes ;-)


Activities and Events

Funstar Dance Classes are starting back this week
They will be on:

03/05/2019 to 05/07/2019
Free trial if NEW
8 weeks £28.

I have the freedom and choice to be
ambitious for my future

Dates and Contact Details

Fundraising Update

Coming Soon
"BJS Day"

PTA Meeting Tuesday 15th May 7pm - everyone Gabby and Scarlett from year 6
welcome have organised a 'BJS DAY'

Have you visited somewhere amazing over the Easter holidays? children can come dressed as
Let us know and we will contact them to see if they will sponsor a themselves to celebrate being
section of the SolarDome to advertise themselves to everyone at unique and that all are welcome

school at BJS.
Email:[email protected]
Children can come dressed in non
uniform or a costume of their
choice for a donation of £1 to

Inspire ~ Challenge~ Achieve

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