BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB 23RD MARCH 2018
BILTON C F E Headlines
Dear Parents and Carers,
POINTS OF I must stop saying it...it has been a really eventful week here at BJS...or at least Monday was!
Most of you know by now as you will have been notified by text, that children needed to be evacuated
PTA from school on Monday due to a malicious email sent to me. I have written to Ms Marten to thank her
Spring and her diligent staff for supporting our children and staff. After an initial phone call they were ready and
Term waiting to welcome us into the warmth of their school Hall. Miss Lewis and Mrs Webb supervised the
Fundzine proceedings whilst myself and Mrs Hodgson awaited police outside BJS.
attached to Children stayed at Rugby High until we were notified that it had indeed been a hoax email and that the
school was safe to return to. I don't mind telling you. I have now a few more grey hairs to add to my
the mounting collection on my head but our children, as always, were well behaved and thoughtful of one
bulletin another. BJS Staff were efficient and we are actually treating the whole affair as an opportunity to prac-
tise in the event of any real emergency that may or may not happen in the future.
Thank you for your lovely comments and messages of thanks, it means a lot to know I have your support.
I want you to know I will always care for your children as if they were my own. It's all in a days work:-)
Other news...We are looking forward to sending a couple of representatives from school to the National
Gallery to see the art work that BJS made last academic year. Well done
BJS. Special thanks to Mrs McKee for organising it last Summer. See the
following link to find out more about the 'Take One Picture' initiative.
Here are a few images of the art work we created :-)
One last thing...we look forward to the Easter Egg Competition organised by BJS PTA. It is £1 to enter. There are
prizes for girls and boys in each year group, parents/carers and teachers this year! I look forward to sharing pictures
of the entries in our special Easter edition of the bulletin next week.
Blessings, Mrs Norton
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
What a great improvement we are seeing in time keeping!
This week the school total is reduced to 14 with Oak winning the Time Keeper's Award with only 3 late marks.
Well done to 3ED and 5SS who were the only classes to achieve perfect time keeping.
Thank you for your efforts, please keep going!
Donations Rugby in Bloom
This year's theme is the end of the First World War so we are going to be
busy growing lots of poppies! We would really appreciate donations of old black
or brown wellington boots to grow the poppies in as well as pallets to create
'duckboards' as used in the trenches.
Last week we celebrated British Science week with the theme of
Exploration and Discovery.
Science The week started with an amazing assembly by one of our parents, Mr
Ian Bates from Coventry University. He explained his job as a research
scientist to the children and showed some amazing demonstrations from
the Big Bang Fair. Later in the week Year 5 had a visit from
Engineering students from Warwick university who set them a challenge
all about water filters for the developing world.
We then continued exploring and discovering from Oobleck slime in Year six to the science
of absorption in
Year 5, the best
way to release
figures trapped in
ice in Year 4 and
making high energy
snack bars in Year 3
Awesome! for future Polar
Wow! explorers. Everyone
had a great time and
explored and discovered many amazing things!
________T: 07971073530 / 07849168639 www.funstareducation.co.uk E: [email protected]____ _________
We have a few spaces available for our popular StreetDance club. Please see our dates for the new term.
Our club offers children a chance to learn the coolest commercial & hip-hop moves to the latest songs whilst having fun in a relaxed and safe environment.
We incorporate challenging games which teach children life skills, self- confidence and encourage them to be active. Our most important aim is to have
FUN. What better way to end the day!!
We run a motivating awards system where each month one child who we feel has excelled and improved considerably will receive a Funstar trophy, there
may also be the opportunity to show off their talent in assemblies, school performances and to parents.
Funstar StreetDance -(3.30pm -4.30pm) Friday’s 20th April -13th July 2018 – 11 sessions @ £3.50 = £38.50 May 25th TT
TO APPLY: please go to www.funstareducation.co.uk registration/payment tab. Then select the click here link for term time classes.
Limited spaces are available therefore places will be given on a first come first serve basis.
(All current children must also apply online every term or their name will not be added to our online register)
Many thanks Funstar Education ☺
Excellence Awards Lunch Time Top Table Every week Mrs.
This week’s Excellence Awards were PERSEVERANCE WISDOM COMPASSION and her team
presented to the following children Harini G - 5JE awards children
Jack P - 6AL Joe D - 4AT NO OUTSIDERS for
during Thursday’s assembly: Joshua H - 5JE demonstrating
Cody B - 4BR SERVICE Grace N - 5JB our Christian
3SV—Whole class for their sensible Haider K - 4AT values during
behaviour when making our high energy oat Max T - 5JB Eve McE - 5SS Max S - 4AT lunch time, the
Lola C - 6AL children get an
3FS—Kiefer T for making good progress with invitation to join
his times table Ellie - 6CC the top table on
the Friday of
3ED—Ella W for great painting that week.
4AT—Austin R for improving pace and
participation in lessons
4BR—Elizabeth B for being a kind and
helpful member of the class
4DB—Niamh McN for patiently trying her
best at all times
5JE—Milani F for fantastic graffiti in class
(linked to the Berlin Wall)
5SS—Rosie C for her amazing attitude to her
learning and school life. A pleasure to have
5JB—Jayden E for being really engaged in
his learning and making fantastic contribu-
tions to discussions
6KC—Evie H for an improved attitude in all
6CC—Henry B for a positive attitude and
effort to improve his writing
6AL—Millicent G for a great, positive
attitude to learning
Please join us in welcoming
Mr. Docherty to our school, he joins the
school as the new school caretaker.
Mr. Docherty will be starting on Monday
26th March 2018.
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
Driving / Parking We Have Many Children
But None to Spare
To the owner / driver of the vehicle KK57 BJZ - report of dangerous driving on Friday 16th March.
Mounting the curb along Plantagenet Drive and continuing to drive at some speed along the Please Drive Carefully
pavement for approx. 100metres. This is not acceptable and could have had serious consequences.
Please can we remind all parents/ carers to drive carefully.
No access to school carpark before 5pm unless you have prior agreement by Mrs.Norton—this is being monitored. Thank you for
Wasps Netball Camps
There are various Wasps Easter Netball
Camps running, the closest one is at:
Rugby School, Horton Crescent on
Thursday 5th April
Age group—Years 5/6 10am to 3pm £40
Delivered by Superleague player Sam May
For more information on venues and to book please
Harris C of E Academy SSP Presents:
Level 2 Training for pupils in year 5 & 6
Thur 12 April and Fri 13 April (both days must be
attended). 9.15am to 12.30pm £20 per
Level 1 Training for pupils in years 3,4, 5 & 6
Tue 10 April 9.30am to 11.45am. £12 per
For more information call Debbie on 01788
812549, ext 304 or email
School Information School—Diary Dates
School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am 2017/2018
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and Friday 30th March 2018 to 13th April 2018—Easter
will be marked as such. Monday 7th May 2018—School Closed Bank
School finishes at 3.30p.m Friday 25th May 2018—Teacher Training Day
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave Monday 28th May to 1st June 2018—Half Term
Friday 20th July 2018—Teacher training Day
a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us on [email protected]
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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