BJS BulletinBILTON JUNIOR
20TH JANUARY 2017
Parents Evening I have been really involved in monitoring of one sort or another this week...Tuesday saw me 'Pupil
Voice' monitoring. I asked a representative of our children from each class to come and talk to me
7th and 8th February about school life and their learning thus far this year. It was a pleasure to spend time with them and
hear their views. 'Pupil Voice' is all about hearing about the things that matter to our children and
Please book your then sharing their views with the people that need to know. We can then learn from them and sup-
appointment to visit port them. Amongst the questions I asked them were (also see their answers below):
your child’s class Do you feel happy coming to BJS? Why is this?
There was an incredibly positive response, with most children loving being at BJS. They were thankful
https:// for their friends and supportive staff. They like the positive atmosphere that you can ‘feel’ here. They
biltonjun- love the learning and the education that they can get here. 8 out of 12 children spoke about the re-
iors.parentseveningsy cent Maths week as being ‘inspiring’. They like the idea that their brains are growing when they make
Drop in sessions will In which lessons do you feel most confident about being able to do the work and why?
be available with
Maths/Science came out on top, because it is either right or wrong! They love a good challenge. They
Madame Mulley on feel confident because they can do it and they love it when their teachers tell them they are good at
Weds 8th Feb it.
between 3.30 and Is there something that you used to find really hard but now find much easier? What changed for
5pm and Mrs this to happen?
There was a real range of things that they cited as difficult at first including division, number pattern
Specialist Teacher) work/writing in English. They all said that being able to be given time to do a good job was important
will be available on and that the good marking of their work was really helpful. A year 6 boy said he feels like a different
person since Yr5 and he attributed that to his change in attitude and knuckling down to get some
both evenings work done. He also said that people in school recognise his potential.
between 3.30 and
How does your teacher mark your work? What do you find helpful about the feedback?
All children said their teachers marked their work. They like positive comments. They knew about
highlighted work and older children talked about the codes (sp/g/p etc.) to help them know what
needed improving. They like being given time to respond. They look forward to share their work with
you at Parent Partnership Evenings (7th and 8th February).
Aren't our children amazing...and my lovely hard working staff...just look at what
they do after their working day...booster sessions, craft club, imagineering just to
mention a few...!
Have a great weekend,
As you know this week we held passport control for Children's
Once again we were amazed by the array of different activities
our pupils take part in and how quickly the stamps are
We saw some beautiful pieces of work coming in from children
who had taken up the CU Christmas Challenge and done baking,
made hot chocolate, written stories, created games, made
decorations and written stories. Well done to you all.
We are thrilled this week to have given out our first 5 Children's
University pin badges to Freya, Ruby, Elizabeth, Logan and
Harrison who have all achieved 20 or more stamps in their
passports! This is particularly impressive when you remember
that the children only got their passports in November!
Golden Guidelines— The JLT and Mrs. Norton have been busy Thank you so much to those who are supporting this
thinking about how they can make playtime and lunchtimes better venture. The children are really doing us all proud with their
in school for everyone, they have come up with the golden efforts.
guidelines below. The golden guidelines were discussed in
Monday’s assembly. Please do remind anyone in your household who a CU member
to keep their time sheets and passports safe and to bring them
in when passport control is run to make sure they start
More information about Children's University (including how
your child can join) can be found on our school website.
Sainsbury Active Kids Vouchers
Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers will be available again from
Wednesday the 25th January 2017. If you shop at Sainsbury’s
please remember to send your vouchers into school, there
will be a collection box outside the office.
Thank you for your kindness filling our food box
before Christmas. Its is ongoing and if you are able to donate
to this very worthwhile cause please put your items in the
container in the reception area. Thank you
Lunch Time Top Table Every week Mrs. Punctuality
SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY her team awards Thank you all so much for your efforts over the last week.
Harlen W - 3FR Zaydan H - 3AT children for Chestnut took the Time Keeper's Award this week with
Kieran H - 5BG Ishaan B - 3AT demonstrating our only 2 late marks, whilst Oak had 6 and Sycamore had 10
WISDOM Millicent G - 5SM Christian values meaning our school total this week dropped to 18.
Joseph M - 5BG Elizabeth W - 5SM during lunch time, Special thanks go to 5FM, 5BG and 6KC who recorded
GENEROSITY Amelia B - 3AT the nominated perfect time keeping this week!
children get an Please keep up your efforts!
invitation to join
the top table on the
Friday of that week.
Edward M - 5SM Luke W - 6KC Inconsiderate Parking!
Dan L: - 6CC
COMPASSION To the owner of the below vehicle, please refrain from parking
Martha T-K - 5BG on double yellow lines!
Excellence Awards We would like to thank the parents / carers that do park
responsibly as we have seen an improvement in parking.
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the
following children during Thursday’s assembly:
3FR—Ava E-S for continued hard work and a positive attitude
3ED—Austin R for making a huge improvement in the amount
of good work you are doing
3AT—Connie Mc for her hard work and great attitude to
learning this term
4SV—Summer C for her enthusiasm when reading with Mrs.
4BY—Owen S for working hard in his writing
4JE—Jasmine S for a fantastic learning attitude all week—keep
5BG—Blessing W for an improved attitude to school and his
work, super proud—keep it up!
5FM—Connie T for being polite and thoughtful.
5SM—Daniel H for resilience and perseverance in
6AL—Alice F for her continued hard work across al her sub-
6CC—Keira K for always having a conscientious attitude to-
wards her work
6KC—Josh E for improvement in his writing
French—Harrison T (4JE) for an excellent attitude to his learn-
ing, persevering and leading the class to better understand
sentence building in French—Superbe!
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PTA NEWS [email protected]
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.
Bikeability Training—February Half Term Friday 27th January 2017 - School Disco
Friday 10th February 2017 - Quiz Night
Level 2—Training for pupils in years 5 & 6, £20 per person—2 day course Friday 31st March 2017— Family Bingo Night
Tuesday 21st Feb and Weds 22nd Feb—9.15 am to 12.30pm both days must be Friday 12th May 2017—School Disco
attended Friday 30th June 2017 -Summer BBQ/Talent
Level 1—Training for pupils in years 3,4 & 5, £12 per person—1 day course Friday 14th July 2017—Leavers Disco
Monday 20th Feb—9.30am to 11.45am.
Any suggestions to the PTA can be emailed to
For more information call Debbie on 01788 812549 ext 304 or [email protected]
email: [email protected]
DRAMATIZE, RUGBY—20th-24th February 2017
Courses held at Harris Sports Academy
Dramatize run holiday theatre workshops for young people
aged 6-18. We offer classes in Acting, Singing and Dancing
with Industry Professionals, culminating in a performance
at the Benn Hall. For more information, please
email [email protected] or
call Caitlin Hargreaves on 07926 051
School Information School—Diary Dates
School gates open at 8.40a.m Monday 20th February to Friday 24th
February 2017 —Half Term
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and will
marked as such. Friday 7th April 2017—School closes 3.30pm for the
School finishes at 3.30p.m
Monday 24th April 2017—School opens
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on
01788 810675 (you can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or Monday 1st May 2017—Bank Holiday—School
email us on [email protected] closed
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please Friday 26th May 2017—Teacher Training Day—
email appo[email protected] School closed
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June—Half Term
enquiry for them please email [email protected] Our
teachers are busy with your children in the classrooms all day however Thursday 20th July—School closes at 3.30pm
they will get back to you as soon as possible.
Friday 21st July—Teacher Training day
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 2017/2018
directly on [email protected]
Term starts Monday 4th September 2017
Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
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