BJS BulletinBILTON JUNIOR
19TH MAY 2017
Reminder: Dear Parents and Carers,
School is closed I thought I would add a few more pictures of things that are happening around school. Look out for
on Friday 26th Frank Whittle... more details on him at a later date!
May for Teacher
Training Day Also I thought I would include a photo of a display that is up in our staff room. Displays are for adults
too. Marking and feedback is very important to us and we were able to highlight some super
examples of marking for staff. Thank you Miss Gale.
Please pay for school There are also some snaps of phase 1 of improvements to the front of the school. Gardeners have
dinners via SIMS Agora done a great job of widening the path and cutting back years worth of beech hedge. I am looking for-
ward to the path and waiting area being completed over half term. It should make waiting for your
children a more pleasurable experience and give our children a clear entrance and exit pathway.
I am always asking the children what my main job is in school and they know it is to keep them safe! If
they feel safe then they are happy and if they are happy they learn. The new idea, shared by a parent,
to close the gate between 3:30 and 3:45 is working really well. I have had lots of positive comments
from parents and children about how much easier it is to leave for home. Can I please reiterate the
importance of not parking on the zig zags. It is really simple, drive and park on Plantagenet Drive as if
every child was your own please.
Lastly, one of our children in Yr. 6 is very poorly in hospital at the moment. Our thoughts and prayers
are with her and her family at this time. The children are going to make a card to pass on our best
Lunch Time Top Table Children’s University
HOPE SERVICE Every week Mrs. Newman University,
Luke W - 6KC Harry D - 3FR Reeves-Brown and Birmingham are hosting a
GENEROSITY Joseph P - 3FR her team awards Musical Picnic on
Akshita M - 6CC PERSEVERANCE children for Thursday 25th May, 4:30
Sienna W - 4JE Alfie M - 4SV demonstrating our – 6pm. Children will be
RESPONSIBILITY COURAGE Christian values able to try a new
Evelyn J - 4JE Rueben B - 4BY during lunch time, instrument and collect a
Darcie C-H - 4JE Asher L-S - 6KC the nominated stamp in their Passport to
children get an Learning.
invitation to join
the top table on the
Friday of that week.
Niamh H - 4JE Passport control will be held in Mrs Hodgson's
office at 12.30pm on Tuesday 23rd May
Priya T - 4SV 2017. Please bring your passports and
mtimesheets to claim your stamps!
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the
following children during Thursday’s assembly:
3AT—Ishaan B for his positive and calm attitude to help-
3FR—Luke E for fantastic problem solving skills in maths
3ED—Max S—for consistent hard work Punctuality
4SV—Will H for his consistent hard work in all that he Well done this week to Oak House who won the Time
does Keeper's award with only two late marks.
4BY—Josh H—for positive, cheerful and helpful attitude Chestnut were very close behind them with only three lates,
whilst Sycamore trailed behind with 8.
4JE—Harrison T for super effort in all lessons, super
presentation of work Thank you 3AT, 4SV, 4BY, 6AL & 6KC who all recorded perfect
5FM—George W for always being organised and taking
care over his work Lateness = Lost Learning
Is your child getting to school on time? Did
5BG—Charlotte L for an improved attitude to her
maths—well done for persevering you know?
5SS—Yousuf A for his amazing enthusiasm towards 5 minutes late every day = 15 hours a year = 3 days of learning
multiplying fractions—Fabulous! 10 minutes late every day = 30 hours a year = 6 days of learning
15 minutes late every day = 45 hours a year = 9 days of learning
6AL—Jack B for his continued hard work in lessons 20 minutes late every day = 60 hours a year = 12 days of learning
25 minutes late every day = 75 hours a year = 15 days of learning
6CC—Chloe C for fantastic effort with her writing this
6KC—Daisy W for consistent can do attitude
Inspire Challenge Achieve
Yesterday we went to Forest
schools. First, we played hide and
seek and me and my partner hid in
one of the dens. After that, we
made our own camp site. We
carried thick logs back to the camp
and laid them all on the outside.
There was one log that was really
big, thick and long, it took most of
the group to carry it, even Mr
Evans was struggling! The last thing
we did was write a small reflection
about what we had done, and then
got the paper all muddy. We rolled
around on the muddy ground and
got so messed up! When we went
back to school everyone was
commenting on how muddy we
were. There were even two girls
with twigs in their hair. My
favourite part was meeting the
group and playing the games.
Written by Kloe J
Grammar/reading meeting There was an owl
who lived in an oak
Want to help your child improve their grammar or reading The more he heard, the less he spoke.
but don't know how? This workshop is for you! This hour The less he spoke,
session will provide you with all you need to know in order the more he heard.
to support your child successfully during their time at BJS. It We all should be like that wise old bird.
will include details on the National Curriculum
expectations, an outline of how we teach these aspects of
English in school, how you can help your child at home and
an overview of KS2 SATs tests.
The session will run on
Tuesday 20th June at 9:30am
It is with a mixture of pleasure and sadness that I share with you that Miss Gale is leaving us this
She has 'grown up' with us and she has now gained a senior leader role in a new part of the country.
She was actually taught by past colleagues here at BJS and has really developed in to an outstanding
teacher. We wish her well.
Harris C of E Academy Sports Centre
Multi Sport Holiday Clubs
9am –4pm £12 per day
Tuesday 30th May—Friday 2nd June
Early drop off from 8am—£3
Late pickup until 6pm—£3
To book a place or for more info:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01788 818925
Harris C of E Academy Sports Centre
Bikeability Training over May Half
Please contact Debbie on 01788
812549 ext 304 for more info
We hope you will support your PTA in the following
events, please pop them in the diary so you don’t
miss out on all the fun.
Friday 30th June 2017 -Summer BBQ/Talent
Friday 14th July 2017—Leavers Disco
Unfortunately there will be no school disco in
May due to a change in the disco provider.
Rest assured though, it will be back by popular
demand in the Autumn Term!
School Information School—Diary Dates
School gates open at 8.40a.m Friday 26th May 2017—Teacher Training
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late Day—School closed
Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June—Half Term
and will be marked as such. Tuesday 4th July—Sports Day—am
School finishes at 3.30p.m Tuesday 11th July—Induction day—new classes
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 Thursday 20th July—School closes at 3.30pm
Friday 21st July—Teacher Training day
(you can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us 2017/2018
on [email protected] Term starts Tuesday 5th September 2017
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
email [email protected] 2017—Half Term
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general enquiry for them
please email [email protected] Our teachers are busy with your
children in the classrooms all day however they will get back to you as soon as
If you would like to share concerns or contact Mrs Hodgson our Home/School
Support worker, please call the office, pop into school or email her directly
on [email protected]
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