BJS BulletinBILTON JUNIOR
3RD MARCH 2017
SPECIAL POINTS Headlines
Are your details up Welcome back to the start of the second half of the Spring Term. We are having a spring
to date? clean!
Please remember We feel it is time to refresh our mission statement that was formed five years ago. All of the
to update the children at the time have moved on up into the next phase of their education and we want to
school office if make sure our mission is for the children and families we now serve. You will receive an
your address, ‘Inspire, Challenge, Achieve’ poster with some pertinent questions for you to help us out
with. Please answer in as much detail as you can…your entry will be put into a draw to win a
contact telephone voucher for a family meal! Your children will also be working on the mission statement in
numbers or email school and we are seeking opinions of the wider community from St Mark’s Church, our feeder
address change as Infant and secondary colleagues, Governors, staff and past pupils.
it is important we
have the correct Another special request I have is to ask you to complete the Spring Parent Survey for us so we
information for can see and hear your opinions on how we are doing with and for your children. Please follow
the link from here, the website or on the text you will shortly receive. It is really
your children's important that you respond to these opportunities so we can move forward as a school. If you
contacts recorded think we are doing a good job for your children then let us know. If you think there are areas
that we can improve then please also let us know. If you are brave enough and would like a
in school. personal response then put your name in the comments box so I can get back to you.
Spring Parent Survey Link : https://kwiksurveys.com/s/FP4IKQDP
Year 4 Parents / Headteacher’s Open Forum ABC—Anti Bullying
Sharing work If you wish to speak to me or email me , regarding
anything related to your child’s education or We are soon to have six brand
Save the Date: wellbeing at anytime, then my email address is new members of
[email protected]. You can ring to our Anti Bullying Committee
Thursday 6th make an appointment on 01788 810675. in school. It is a venture devised by our Yr.6
April, 2.45 to children who wanted to help other younger
Alternatively if you wish to pop in and see me face children in the school community by being a
3.15pm to face then please come between 9:30-11:30 liaison between children and staff. The job
on Tuesday 7th March. I plan to have an event like specification has gone out to Yr 6 and we are
More Info to this each half term going forward. Some sessions waiting for dedicated children to apply for the
follow will be in the afternoons and evenings so accessible roles to champion Anti- Bullying in our school. We
to all. want to do all we can to combat bullying and
unwanted types of behaviour in our school and
Toilet Twinning we feel this is one way in which we can do this!
More updates to follow. There will also be
I am really pleased to announce that we have dedicated ABC Adults to support the children
saved up enough money so far, to twin two of our going forward.
toilet blocks. We look forward to receiving our
certificates soon. Thanks for your generosity so far.
And we look forward to more fundraising soon.
Lunch Time Top Table Every week Mrs. World Book Week
WISDOM PEACE her team awards Thank you to those that have supported the school during
Abigail C - 4SV Eden C - 4BY children for world book week here at BJS.
Faith B - 4SV Niamh M - 3AT demonstrating our
Toby E - 4JE SERVICE Christian values
Alice F - 6AL during lunch time,
RESPONSIBILITY Lia J - 6AL the nominated
Oliver F - 4JE FRIENDSHIP children get an
Owen S - 4BY Axel M - 3AT invitation to join the
PERSEVERANCE RESPECT top table on
Mackenzie H - 5SS Summer C - 4SV the Friday of
Excellence Awards Punctuality
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the Well done to Chestnut House again this week for their
following children during Thursday’s assembly: efforts in getting to school on time. They have taken the Time
3AT—Eden C for her positive attitude to reading everyday Keeper's Award with 2 late marks (both from 5BG).
3FR—Oliver P for fabulous work in maths Sycamore trailed behind with 8 and Oak recorded 10.
3ED—Zak McC for excellent mathematical thinking Can we please remind everyone that if lateness with individuals is
persistent we shall expect children to pay back missed classroom
4SV—Summer H for her enthusiasm and hard work in all that
she does time during their lunch break.
4BY—Sophie C great learning Ambassador Well done to 3ED, 4JE and 6KC who all had perfect time keeping this
week showing it can be done!
4JE—Hermione T for persisting with her work, keep it up!
5FM—Bryce A for persevering and writing at length in English
Yet again 5BG has the best class attendance with 97.8% whilst 5SS
5BG—Lilly-Mae N for taking responsibility for her learning, she remain trailing with 95.7%.
was poorly at the start of the week and used her own initiative
to catch up!
5BG—Blessing W for his lovely attitude and positive behaviour
6AL—Amanni H for working really hard in subjects especially
6CC—Rachel H for being a supportive class member and
helping others to proof read and improve their writing
6KC—Caden C for fantastic all round effort and great general
French –Sam N (5BG) for showing excellent understanding of a
complex text in French, Well done—Bravo!
Inspire Challenge Achieve
Half Term Value - WISDOM Football Success!
Wisdom is something I am still striving for, The Year 6 boys enjoyed their first victory of the year against Crescent
how about you? I try my best to make wise on Tuesday afternoon. It was a very wet and muddy affair but the
choices but what I have learned is that if I make a mistake, boys put in a great display to earn a hard fought victory. Dylan F, with
it is probably best used as new learning! This half term we a cool finish, came on to slot the ball home past the onrushing
are focusing on WISDOM by learning about wise people Crescent goalkeeper just before the half time break. Other notable
from the past, wise people from different religions and
how we can make wise choices. mentions go to Blayze
and captain Thomas M
Also this half term is Lent and the lead up to Easter and we for an excellent
are following nation wide scheme called 40acts. 40acts is defensive display at the
the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian back. It was a really
charity, Stewardship. For the past seven years, 40acts has good afternoon with
asked a question: what if Lent could be about more than both teams competing
just giving stuff up? What if it could be a time of radical well and playing fairly in
generosity? a really entertaining
match. Well done boys.
On line safety Reminder Leave of Absence—Term Time Requests
We have been sent information about a unique video As you will all be aware, current attendance regulations
series which we feel is helpful to all families in helping stipulate a Head teacher may not grant a leave of absence
adults and all children to stay safe online. The series during term-time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
consists of six short films for parents and six matching
films for children to empower your family to use social Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a
case by case basis and on its own merits.
media safely and responsibly.
It is for the Head Teacher to decide what he/she views as ‘exceptional’ and it
The videos look at the ways in which the internet and is at their discretion if the circumstances warrant the leave to be granted. If
digital technology can be used positively by young people the leave is granted, the head teacher is able to determine the number of
as well as identifying the potential issues they may face. school days a child can be absent for.
They cover the most critical themes in online safety today The school can only consider Leave of Absence requests which are made by
including: the ‘resident’ parent.
Cyberbullying 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
The digital footprint 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
Identity and self-esteem the parent(s), by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice.
Relationships and grooming Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed
Penalty Notice being issued to the parent(s).
Security and privacy
Where a Fixed Penalty Notice is issued and not paid within the required
Sexting timeframe as set out on the notice, the matter will be referred to
Warwickshire County Council’s Legal Services to consider instigating criminal
http://www.gdst.net/parents/live-my-digital proceedings under S444 Education Act 1996.
Musical.ly App Parents are asked to respect the new regulations under which the school
must work and if there is a need to take a child out of school during
We are becoming aware of the increasing term-time, an application or request must be made in advance and make
number of children in our school who are us- clear how the circumstances are exceptional.
ing the musical.ly app despite the recommended user age
being way over the age of any pupil in our school. Children’s University
To support parents in keeping their children safe, can we Well done to Harlen W and Kieran H
suggest you watch the following youtube link which ex- who were presented with
plains the site and also shows you how to make sure the their Children's University Bronze
appropriate safety settings are in place? Awards this week after achieving 30
stamps in their Children's University
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GsNCdufeWQ passports. Kloe J also received her
pin badge this week after reaching 20
BJS Diabetes Award PTA [email protected]
Bilton Junior School has been nominated for the Diabetes UK Good Diabetes Care We hope you will support your PTA in
in School Award, a brand new school award scheme which celebrates and the following events, please pop them
showcases schools that deliver good care and support to children and young in the diary so you don’t miss out on all
people with Type 1 diabetes. the fun.
As part of the nomination, Diabetes UK is inviting parents and carers to complete a Friday 31st March 2017— Family Bingo
brief online parent survey at Friday 12th May 2017—School Disco
Friday 30th June 2017 -Summer BBQ/
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/schoolnomination Talent Show
Friday 14th July 2017—Leavers Disco
Please follow the link to the survey if you would like to show your support or to
oppose this nomination. The survey should take no more than 2 minutes to Any suggestions to the PTA can be emailed
complete. You can select to answer this survey anonymously. to [email protected]
Please be advised that you have until 17/3/17 to respond to this parent survey.
Responses to this parent survey will be used by Diabetes UK to assess our school’s
nomination for the award. To find out more about the Good Diabetes Care in
School Award go to www.diabetes.org.uk/school-award
http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ School—Diary Dates
School Information Friday 7th April 2017—School closes
3.30pm for the Easter break
School gates open at 8.40a.m Monday 24th April 2017—School opens
Monday 1st May 2017—Bank Holiday—School
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and will closed
be marked as such. Friday 26th May 2017—Teacher Training Day—
School finishes at 3.30p.m Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June—Half Term
Thursday 20th July—School closes at 3.30pm
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on Friday 21st July—Teacher Training day
01788 810675 (you can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or
email us on [email protected] 2017/2018
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 possible.
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]
Inspire Challenge Achieve