BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB 8TH JUNE2018
BILTON C F E Headlines
POINTS OF Great to be back after a break. I hope you managed to recharge your batteries? Can you
INTEREST: believe we are in to the final half term of this academic year. It seems to have run away with
PTA BBQ &
Talent Show Our Value focus for this half term is 'Responsibility'
Friday 22nd and I am leading assemblies discussing the 10 keys
to find joy and make our lives the best they can
June be. It is our responsibility to own our own
5.30pm – happiness and joy. Yes, it is important to lean on
7.30pm others but we are in overall control. I know it may not always seem like that! I bought an
amazing book called, '50 ways to feel Happy' and it is full of really helpful things to talk to our
Sports Day children about. The author Vanessa King wanted to explore happiness and find out how to
Tuesday make everyone feel happier.
2018 The good news is that scientists have been working on this topic and they have discovered
many different activities and ways of thinking that can lead to us all having a happier life. Can
we be happy all the time, I hear you say? Well we know that it is not realistic. Struggles and
difficulties are part of life too. Sometimes things happen that naturally mean we feel sad,
angry, upset or afraid. It is important to note and talk with the children about not ignoring our
feelings and learning about how to respond and look for people around us to help.
The first 'key' to happiness we are discussing this week is 'Giving'. I think it is amazing that
scientists have found that when we do kind things for others, not only does it help them to feel
happier, we feel happier too! In fact science shows that helping others can have the same
effect on our brain as receiving a gift ourselves or eating our favourite food! I find too, helping
others can also take our mind off our own worries.
In assembly, we talked about a few things that they can do. They could open
doors for one another, help at home without being asked. They could draw a
picture or write a card and send it to someone to cheer them up. It might be
just as simple as smiling at someone! Have a chat with them about the other
things that they could do maybe? Look out for the other 'keys' to follow in
Starting to look forward to our Summer BBQ and talent show on Friday
22nd June. It begins at 5:30. There are lots of acts coming forward for the
talent show, if your children fancy being part of it and have not taken a
letter then ask them to come to me to pick one up.
Have a great weekend,
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
Punctuality Welcome back to the final half term of this school year!
The work being done with the children now in school is just as important as everything else done
earlier in the year so this not a time to start letting standards slip. We still expect children in
school and ready to start learning at 8.50am each day.
This week Sycamore House won the Time Keeper's Award with only 2 late marks. Oak were
close behind with 3 whilst Chestnut had 5.
This weeks individual Attendance Awards go to George W for 100% attendance and Maisey
W for improved attendance and time keeping.
Parental monitoring/controls Come and join the fun!
FRIDAY 22nd June
We are hearing an increasing number of concerning 5.30pm—7.30pm
reports about pupils from our school using bad
language over social media. On occasions this has BBQ and Talent Show
been used in threatening ways, at other times as Refreshments available
part of 'normal' conversations.
Organised by BJS PTA
We have also been made aware that some pupils
are accessing age inappropriate material on the
PLEASE can parents make sure the parental controls
are in place on all devices used by children and that
you are regularly checking on what they accessing/
doing on line.
If you have concerns or need support around
internet safety please either contact school and
speak with Mrs Hodgson or Mrs Thomas or look at
our 'on line safety' page on the school's website
(www.biltonjuniorschool.co.uk) You can also find
support on the Internet Matters page attached with
Thank you to all those that
supported the school disco before
the half term.
We raised just over £500 for the
Excellence Awards Marathon Wednesdays—Finished until further notice
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to Please note the marathon on Wednesday’s has finished for the summer
the following children during Thursday’s assembly: term. We will let you know when we start this again, but likely to be in
3SV—Savannah H for her hard work in all that she Important Information for Year 5
does and her ever present cheerful enthusiasm parents / careers
3FS—Jayden B for an excellent attitude to learning Please see below the prospective parents' open evening
dates and times for current Year 5 pupils:
3ED—Alfie W for big improvement in attitude to
learning—keep it up Avon Valley School
4DB—Noah D for a much improved attitude to his 20th September
learning Rugby Free Secondary School
4BR—Hanaa Y for always being focused on learning 19th June 6-8pm
and doing her best 12th September 6-8pm
4AT—Isabel D for her amazing Roman homework Bilton School
5JE—Jaya C for super artwork looking at Willow 3rd July 6-8pm
Bascom Harris Church of England Academy
5SS—Kamilla B for her superb presentation all about September 13th 6-8pm
Hungary during multicultural week Ashlawn School
20th June 6.30pm
5JB—Esme E for working hard and being ambitious 29th June 6.30pm
for her future
Rugby High School for Girls
6AL—Grace F for always putting her best into her 20th June 7-9pm
Lawrence Sheriff School
6CC—Todd C for a positive working attitude 27th June 6pm
6KC—Connie T for massive improvement in her
Lunch Time Top Table Every week Mrs.
Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme - SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY and her team
All weather running track at BJS Harrison F - 3FS Scarlett G - 3ED awards children
Advance warning—We need your help!!
Oscar A - 3FS Aiden R - 6AL demonstrating
We have been successful in getting our project Megan-Grace C - 3FS our Christian
approved but now need your votes in store! We COMPASSION values during
have bid for funding towards an all weather run- Katja S-S—6 CC lunch time, the
ning track on the school field.
The 6 children who receive an invite will be asked to bring children get an
Voting in stores will take place from 1st July to 31st another pupil to accompany them. We want to encourage the invitation to join
August 2019 and we will be against 2 other local children to ask someone who has never been invited to the top the top table on
projects. the Friday of
More information will follow on how you can help table in the past. This can be either a usual friend or someone that week.
when voting opens!!
in their class or year group they do not usually play with at
Brownies @ BJS
Are you aged 7-10 and PTA NEWS
want to join in some
weekly fun? Do you enjoy Dates for your Diaries:
games, crafts, trips out
and earning badges? Friday 8th June—Family Bingo
Then Brownies is the Friday 22nd June—BBQ and Talent Show
place for you!
Friday 13th July Year 6 Leavers Disco
8th Bilton Brownies meet at BJS on a Monday night from 5:30pm to
7:00pm with a varied programme and something for everyone. We Email: [email protected]
are a small but friendly unit looking for some new recruits to join in!
For more information please contact [email protected] and/or Vote for BJS—National Book
visit the girl guiding website. Tokens
Our school needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National
Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for
yourself! Just enter the competition online, it only takes
a minute: http://po.st/schools18
Bawnmore Community Infant School
50th Birthday Family Picnic School—Diary Dates
Saturday 9th June 2018 2017/2018
12 – 3 p.m. School Closes Thursday 19th July at 3.30pm
Friday 20th July 2018—Teacher Training Day
Come and join us – bring your own picnic, rug, chairs etc.
Entertainment – All welcome—past
Reception – action songs pupils / families Monday 3rd September 2018—Teacher Training
Year 1 – line dancing Day
Year 2 – singing School Opens Tuesday 4th September 2018
Refreshments, raffle, quiz, birthday cake
Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November—Half
School Closes Friday 21st December 2018 at
School Information Monday 7th January 2019—Teacher Training Day
School Opens Tuesday 8th January 2019
School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am Monday 18 February to Friday 22nd February
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and 2019—Half Term
School Closes Friday 12 April 2019 at 3.30pm
will be marked as such. School Opens Monday 29 April 2019
Monday 6th May 2019—School Closed Bank
School finishes at 3.30p.m Holiday
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave a Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019—Half Term
Monday 3 June 2019—Teacher Training Day
voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us on [email protected] School closes Thursday 18 July 2019 at 3.30pm
Fri 19 July & Mon 22 July - Teacher training
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please email the school office
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]
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