BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB 27TH APRIL 2018
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Dear Parents and Carers,
POINTS OF This year is moving too quickly for me...we must be having fun as the time is passing so quickly.
INTEREST: Thought I would give you a quick update on what is happening in school this week and have a look at
some of the wonderful displays of childrens' work around BJS. Looking below it seems like History is
School Closed the main core focus of this term...
May—Bank Year 3 are focusing on the Egyptians and Plants. They have been reading ancient
myths and writing stories and poems. They have started to look at the important
Holiday job plants do in the world and how we could not live without them!
NSPCC Non Year 4 are focusing on history this term by learning about the Roman Empire
Uniform Day and way of life. Having looked through their topic books, which you will get
Friday 18th sent home at the end of the year you will see they are really becoming mini
May & Royal historians!
Wedding Year 5 kicked their topic off in a big way
celebrations last week with a trip to Cadbury's World. I even got some chocolate
as a gift!They are studying the Mayans and again learning some
School Closed ancient myths and writing their own.
May - inset Year 6 are spending their time working hard on last preparations
day for SATS and getting their heads and voices around the Yr 6
performance, which is in July. Keep up the hard work Year 6, you
are doing brilliantly :-)
Thank you to the craft club for the beautiful gift I got given. See below the wonderful BJS 'string art!'
Have a super weekend :-) Mrs Norton
The new School
starts on the
been sent to
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
Punctuality Congratulations and thank you to Sycamore House for perfect time keeping this week! The
house won the Golden Pocket Watch Award along with bonus leaves. Year 4 and 5 were also
awarded the Golden Pocket Watch Award for perfect time keeping across the year groups!
LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
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’
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
Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued to the
All matters of unauthorised absence relating to a Leave of Absence will be referred to the Attendance, Compliance
and Enforcement 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 timeframe 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
Your child’s progress academically as well as socially is our shared priority
Excellence Awards Lunch Time Top Table Every week Mrs.
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to RESPONSIBILITY RESPECT and her team
the following children during Thursday’s assembly: awards children
Keira C-J—3ED Olivia D—4BR for
3SV—Mimi H for superb writing—well done Esther B—3ED SERVICE demonstrating
Emily M –3ED Oscar W—6KC our Christian
3FS—Lucy B for a positive learning attitude—well done! WISDOM values during
lunch time, the
3ED—Mirtill T for had work and good listening Jack G—5JB nominated
children get an
4DB—Arjun H for always trying his best even when things To nurture the growth of friendships in school we are invitation to join
may seem a little difficult changing the number of children who are invited on to the the top table on
top table on a Friday from 12 to 6. the Friday of
4AT—Tiahnae L for her effort and improved that week.
concentration in class
The 6 children who receive an invite will be asked to bring
4BR—roll over another pupil to accompany them. We want to encourage
the children to ask someone who has never been invited to
5JE—Jess M for excellent writing in English. Super the top table in the past. This can be either a usual friend or
information about Cadbury Worls someone in their class or year group they do not usually play
with at lunchtime.
5SS—Eve McG for her superb recount of her trip to
Cadbury world On Friday 20th April, Year3 and
4 boys represented the school in a
5JB—Hermione T for persevering and working really hard football competition at Bilton
in maths. You are being ambitious for your future High school. It started off as a
rather chilly day but soon the sun
6AL—Lizzy W for her great learning attitude—always came out and we had a
wanting to do a study group wonderful morning. The boys did
really well and came second in
6CC—James M for a positive working attitude—well done their group. We look forward to
seeing our footballers through
6KC—Rowan L for an improved attitude to completing their years and BJS. Well done!
Our Parent Partnership Forum (PPF) are meeting on Monday 30th
April at 7pm in school. Topic for this meeting is transition between
Infant and Secondary school. If you have any suggestions please
email your class representative. Thank you.
Well done to Master Parent Class Email address
Nessling! He signed his
contract for Derby Jing Ho 3SV [email protected]
County football academy Kev Timms 3FS [email protected]
on Saturday. It's a grade Emma Pearce 3ED [email protected]
1 academy (grade 1 is the Jessica Delaney 4DB [email protected]
top level in the country). Pam Davey 4BR [email protected]
His family and BJS are Nicola Beauchamp 4AT [email protected]
very proud of his Sarah Vigus 5JE [email protected]
achievements and that Vicky Shaw 5JB [email protected]
all his hard work has Blanke Gal 5SS [email protected]
paid off. :-) Julie Monk 6AL [email protected]
Lynsey Smith 6KC [email protected]
Introducing Educaterers’ first recipe book Karen Farmer 6CC [email protected]
Claire Brinkley SEND [email protected]
As you may be aware we get lots of great feedback from our young diners via the smiley face forms, and we especially love it when
children tell us they want to recreate dishes at home.
That’s why we have created our first recipe booklet that encourages healthy eating alongside a lifelong appetite for cooking and
There are a few booklets in the school reception, copies can be downloaded from www.educaterers.co.uk
Ready Steady Fun Run – Sunday 20th May 2018 – 10:00 Ensonglopedia of Science at Willoughby Village Hall
The 10th annual Rugby Ready Steady (5K) Fun Run starts and Friday 27th April 2018 at 7.30pm
finishes at Rugby Athletics Track and is a 1 lap course, with a
Presented by John Hinton
long downhill stretch on quiet roads and footpaths.
For tickets call Richard Jackson 01788 891898
Suitable for experienced and novice runners, the course is well
marshalled and prizes awarded to top 3 male, female and junior A critically acclaimed one-man musical-comedy-
science family show from the top-drawer storyteller
athletes as well as goodies, medals and spot prizes. John Hinton. 26 silly songs about science from A to
Z. An hour of fun facts and mesmerising melodies to
Refreshments for athletes and spectators alike on site. Runners delight the inquisitive mind. John Hinton's (not
can enjoy a complimentary post run massage. actually a scientist) multi-award-winning musical
comedy-shows about Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein
Adults – £12 in advance, £15 on the day and Marie Curie have delighted audiences
Juniors (8 – 15) – £5 in advance, £6 on the day internationally for the past eight years. Here, he
Special family rate entries available by emailing brings his remarkably inventive, thoroughly
[email protected] entertaining storytelling to a fun-filled family show
Children’s races (under 8s) on the track after the 5K. about science: 26 science-songs, one for every letter
of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells.
All entry monies go to local community organisations. This year we Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and plenty of
are raising funds for Rugby Round Table ( https:// zoology. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to
rugby.roundtable.co.uk/ ) as well as Rugby & Northampton Athletic rhyme. If you think that science is boring, think
Club. again: an absolute joy.
PTA NEWS 2017/2018
Monday 7th May 2018—School Closed Bank
Dates for your Diaries: Holiday
Friday 25th May 2018—Teacher Training Day
Friday 27th April—Adult Quiz Monday 28th May to 1st June 2018—Half Term
Friday 18th May—Royal Wedding Picnic School Closes Thursday 19th July at 3.30pm
Friday 20th July 2018—Teacher Training Day
Thursday 24th May School Disco 2018/2019
Friday 8th June—Family Bingo Monday 3rd September 2018—Teacher Training
Friday 22nd June—BBQ and Talent Show Day
Friday 13th July Year 6 Leavers Disco
Email: [email protected]
School Opens Tuesday 4th September 2018
School Information Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November—Half
School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and School Closes Friday 21st December 2018 at
will be marked as such.
Monday 7th January 2019—Teacher Training Day
School finishes at 3.30p.m
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave a School Opens Tuesday 8th January 2019
voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us on [email protected] Monday 18 February to Friday 22nd February
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please email the school office
School Closes Friday 12 April 2019 at 3.30pm
School Opens Monday 29 April 2019
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general enquiry for them please email
Monday 6th May 2019—School Closed Bank
[email protected] Our teachers are busy with your children in the classrooms all day Holiday
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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