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Published by mrsthomas, 2017-03-17 09:54:17





17TH MARCH 2017


Tuesday 28th March Dear Parents/Carers,
Inspire Maths Parents
Meeting 9.30 am or Last week I gave you the headlines of our parent Survey and now it’s the children's turn. All of our
children have had the opportunity to fill in the survey during computing lessons.
The good news: 'I think the football is well run and the
Please complete the 97% children say that BJS is a good school to be part of. education is good. We learn lots of things
school survey on 98% children say they are well taught. across the curriculum that help us later in
school lunches— life and in secondary school.'
details on the 3rd
page 98% children say teachers expect them to work hard.

Year 4 Parents / 93% children say their work is marked helpfully so they know how to improve it.
Sharing work 95% children say if they need to talk to an adult, they know who to go to.
Save the Date:
Thursday 6th 97% children say staff treat them with respect. 'I like this school because its fun and
April, 2.45 to 96% children say they are expected to develop independence. I feel honoured because of the way I
3.15pm 90% children say that we are interested in their views. am treated by teachers'
More Info to
follow 93% children say they are set regular homework. 'I like my friends and the support the teach-
85% children say if bullying occurs it is dealt with swiftly. ers give me. I like the trim trail and the tyres.
96% children say the school is well led. I also like developing my independence and
80% children say that most children behave well. learning new things. i also like the trips to
PGL and France and the teachers.'

'I like lots in this school, but something that stands out is the adults in school. They always listen to my ideas
and help me to improve in my learning and developing independence as I grow before I leave to High school.'

I think all the above is incredibly positive. We still need to work to make sure that we get as close to

100% as we possibly can. As you can see from details on behaviour we still have work to do, as do

all schools! We are constantly working on behaviour and have a good balance between rewards

and sanctions. Behaviour at lunchtimes has significantly improved due to a real drive by Mrs Reeves

Brown and Mrs Webb. There are daily activities and our ABC adults and children are doing a

sterling job. Behaviour for learning in the classrooms has also been a focus for us so that all

children can access their education. We do not tolerate children stopping other children learning

here at BJS! Thank you to all those who supported the readathon in

school, we raised a staggering £634.15, which will go

towards replenishing the books in the classrooms.

The winners below each received a £10 book voucher:
Minutes read - YR 3/4 Eloise S 441 minutes and YR5/6
Rhiana L 21 hours 30 minutes

Money raised - Holly B £120 and Pheobe C £30

Lunch Time Top Table Every week Mrs.
Brody C - 6KC Joshua M - 3FR awards children
Josh E - 6KC Axel M - 3AT demonstrating
Joseph E - 6KC TRUTHFULNESS our Christian
Craig B - 6CC Niamh M - 3AT values during
Blessing W - 5BG Harry D - 3FR nominated
RESPECT Gene F - 4SV children get an
Hanaa Y - 3FR Laura O - 3AT invitation to join
the top table on
the Friday of that

Excellence Awards Punctuality

This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the Well done to Oak House this week who came so close to
following children during Thursday’s assembly: winning the Golden Pocket Watch award! One late arrival in

3AT—Niamh McN for always giving 100% effort to all her work 3AT yesterday means you receive the Time
Keeper's Award this week.
3FR—Katie-Jane C for having a positive attitude towards her
learning We have seen a great improvement in time keeping
this week and year 6 have been awarded the Golden
3ED—Olivia C for perseverance in learning—particularly maths Pocket Watch Award again for no late arrivals across the year
group. Thank you all for setting a great example to the younger
4SV—Rosie C for always being enthusiastic, cheerful and hard-
working children.

4BY—Zak H for good acting as a witness in our mock trial Sycamore came second with 6 late marks and Chestnut
followed behind with 8. (3 of those marks came from one child
4JE—Ivy F for being an excellent support teacher / teacher
assistant in the classroom in 4JE.)

5FM—Kiel H for always trying his very best—you are an asset Please keep up the great effort!
to the class!
5BG—Nathan A for a huge improvement in his handwriting
and English work—keep it up! 5BG are still leading on attendance with 97.8% and 6AL are
still chasing them with only 0.1% between the two classes!
5SS—Elyssa D for her super setting description and positive
attitude towards her learning 5SS are currently on 95.7% but we are hopeful with
Mrs Stevens leading them we will see this figure improve.
6AL—Keira M for continually putting in her best effort

6CC—Demi-Leigh R for fantastic effort across all subjects this

6KC—Angelina G for always making a great effort and being a
good friend

French—Noah (4JE) for working extremely hard throughout
the lesson and fantastic knowledge of colours in French

Inspire Challenge Achieve

Netball Match This parents’ meeting will explain:
 how maths is taught at Bilton CE Junior
On Tuesday 7th March there was a netball match.  how the ‘Inspire Maths’ program is used in class
The match took place at Crescent school. Years 3  Why children are not in ability groups
and 4 went to the match. We were split up and played on two  how the part-whole model works
different courts. Year 4’s played with 10ft posts while Year 3’s  how the bar model works
played on 8ft.  how you can help your child at home

At the match Erin, Jasmine and Eden scored goals. The final
score was 3/2 to BJS . The year 3’s first ever match finished 4/1
to Crescent .

By Erin, Jasmine and Allessia.

School Dinners

On the back of the Spring Parent Survey one area
that we need to focus on is our 'Hot lunch arrangements.' Last
year County spent £150,000 on our facilities to make them top
spec and currently they are underutilised. Currently 38% of you
opt for school hot lunches and we need to know how
to improve our service.

Please help us to continue our current service and
also to improve the facility for your children by filling
in the survey with them. Survey link below

British Science Week began with a Fantastic Foamy Fountain in assembly on
Monday morning. Throughout the week Professor Davies and Professor Stephens
will be running science activities with Years 3, 4, and 5 on this year’s theme of

All of the experiments and more can be found on

and Monday’s exciting demonstration can be found on Science Bob,,

which has some great experiments and videos clips of science you can do at home.

Happy Science

Professor Davies

(aka Ms Davies)

Three of the pupils from Bilton C of E Junior School, who teamed up last
October with members of the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore and the
Friends of St Cross to plant 5,000 crocus corms at the Hospital of St
Cross in Rugby in support of Rotary International’s Purple4Polio
campaign, returned to the hospital to see the bulbs in full bloom and to
plant a commemorative plaque!

There's over 3,100 shops and sites all ready to give free donations when PTA [email protected]
you buy, including Interflora, Groupon,,
Debenhams and loads more. Give more than a gift when you buy We hope you will support your PTA in
everything from flowers to foot spas! the following events, please pop them
in the diary so you don’t miss out on all
Sign up to support Bilton Junior School Parent Association here: http:// the fun.
Friday 31st March 2017— Family Bingo
Friday 19th May 2017—School Disco
Friday 30th June 2017 -Summer BBQ/
Talent Show
Friday 14th July 2017—Leavers Disco

Any suggestions to the PTA can be emailed
to [email protected]

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers Rugby Town Junior Football Club
Thanks to everyone who has sent in vouchers. If you shop at Sainsbury’s please be
sure to collect your vouchers They run a variety of football groups
and send them into school. throughout the week
Thank you
Please visit
Or email [email protected] for more

School Information School—Diary Dates

 School gates open at 8.40a.m Friday 7th April 2017—School closes
3.30pm for the Easter break
 School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and will Monday 24th April 2017—School opens
be marked as such. Monday 1st May 2017—Bank Holiday—School
 School finishes at 3.30p.m Friday 26th May 2017—Teacher Training Day—
School closed
 If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June—Half Term
01788 810675 (you can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or Thursday 20th July—School closes at 3.30pm
email us on [email protected] Friday 21st July—Teacher Training day

 If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please 2017/2018
email [email protected] Term starts Tuesday 5th September 2017
Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
 If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general 2017—Half Term
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

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