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Published by mrsthomas, 2017-06-09 09:48:25

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9TH JUNE 2017



Please pay for school Dear Parents/Carers,
dinners via SIMS Agora
Great to see children back happy and healthy after the half term holiday.
Things have been very busy here as you can see from the pictures below of
the work that has gone on to make the front entrance look a little more
welcoming and accessible.

I started working here 14 years ago and it has always been in my heart to
open up the front of the school. The school was built in the 1960's and was
a middle school which seemed very austere. Now I feel that it opens up the
path and encourages and welcomes all to come in.

Open Evening— Thank you to the generous parent, (who didn't want to be named) for providing the Marigolds for the
Tuesday 11th July planters at the front of school, another way of making the school look the best it can be. Thank you also
3.30pm—come and for the generous donations of pea gravel and grasses that we have received.
meet your child’s
new class teacher A date for your diary: Tuesday 11th July at 3:30p.m OPEN EVENING to see your children's work for the
and work through- year and to meet their new class teacher.

out the year Can I also ask for your continued prayers and thoughts for Mimi, who is still in hospital and making pro-
gress. Her parents were really grateful for the kind donations for the Foodbank.

Lets hope the sunshine I can now see out of my window stays as I thought we might be washed away on

News from the Rugby Foodbank

We've been contacted by the head teacher at Bilton Juniors with the
following message ... "A child in our school is very poorly and is
currently being cared for at UCH. As a practical way of doing
something for the Buckingham family we put a call out to children
and parents to bring an item of food for the food bank. Thank you to
all our school family. Mimi is in our school prayers and is making a
recovery." Thank you so much to the Buckingham family for thinking
of us and to all the children for bringing in donations. We would like
to wish Mimi a very speedy recovery. Thank you!

Lunch Time Top Table Grammar/reading meeting

SERVICE PERSEVERANCE Every week Mrs. Want to help your child improve their grammar or reading
Liel M—5FM Imogen R—3ED Reeves-Brown and but don't know how? This workshop is for you! This hour
Eloise S—3ED her team awards session will provide you with all you need to know in order
Kieran C—6KC Lily-Sue R—6KC children for to support your child successfully during their time at BJS. It
Harvey H—6KC demonstrating our will include details on the National Curriculum
Caoimhe H—3ED WISDOM Christian values expectations, an outline of how we teach these aspects of
Jayden M—4BY William C—5FM during lunch time, English in school, how you can
Finley D—5FM the nominated
Charlotte N –3ED
children get an help your child at home and an

invitation to join overview of KS2 SATs tests.

the top table on the

Friday of that week. The session will run on

Tuesday 20th June at 9:30am

and 5:30pm.

Excellence Awards Our school needs you -
please vote for us!
This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the
following children during Thursday’s assembly: Our school needs you! Help us win £5,000 of
National Book Tokens for the school library - and get
3AT—Russell A for enthusiasm and independence in £100 for yourself! Just enter the competition online,
it only takes a minute:
3FR—Joshua M for concentrating well in lessons and
improving the presentation of his work
3ED—Freya C for consistent hard work
What a great start to the final half term of this
4SV—Eve for making a super start to life at BJS year!

4BY—Jessica M for asking thoughtful questions Oak House have been awarded the Golden Pocket Watch
Award for perfect time keeping over the last 5 school
4JE—Brooke B for excellent use of rhetorical questions in
her persuasive advert days, and year 6 have achieved the same! Brilliant news!
Well done and thank you also goes to 3AT, 3ED, 4SV &
5FM—Alfie O for some good writing pieces produced 4BY who all got to school on time.
Chestnut were not far behind Oak with 2 late arrivals,
5BG—Evie H for a mature attitude in the face of however Sycamore were trailing with 7, and 5 of those
provocation—well done! were from 3FR.

5SS—Mackenzie H for his amazing attitude towards his We have 6 weeks to go until the summer holiday. Please
maths make sure you support your children to be in school each

6AL—Tilly McC for always being a hard working and day and on time. Thank you.
positive student

6CC—Asher H for consistent hard work to up level his

6KC—Luke W for a positive attitude all round

French—Charlie K (4JE) for leading the learning in this
weeks lesson, explaining about loan words

Inspire Challenge Achieve

Warwickshire County Caterers

The price of a school meal for Junior School pupils will be £2.10 per day during the last half of Summer Term.

School opens on Monday 5 June and the cost of meals is estimated as follows:-

5 day week £10.50 * Yr 6 deduct 5 days for France if applicable
1 day Hike
1/2 term payment (34 days) * £71.40* 1 day secondary school

(Monday 5 June– Thursday 20 July)

A new menu started on Monday 15th May & we will be starting a COLD DELI BAG option

which will be available from Monday 5June
copies available from the school office or on County Caterers & BJS websites

Please ensure that payment for school meals is made on the first day the child requires a meal, as we do not wish to
upset children by repeatedly asking them to bring in their money. It also saves valuable administration time if we

can balance the books on Monday. Where possible please pay by using the Agora online payment system.

If you have not signed up to use SIMS Agora already, please contact the school office so they can reissue your unique reference
number for you to create an account.

This picture is from the talk Online Safety
given this morning by Mr
Cantillon of 6KC, who retold We know that many of the children in our school
the history of and displayed access the internet via computer games as well
actual artefacts from pilot and on phones and computers. Can we please
officer Fred Hammond who remind families of the importance of
flew against the Japanese in monitoring use of all electronic communication devices which
Burma1943-1945. children access, even if the risk of inappropriate behaviour/contact
seems limited.
Reminder Leave of Absence—Term Time Requests
At a recent meeting where on line safety was discussed, it was
As you will all be aware, current attendance regulations stipulate a acknowledged that there are '...lots of issues surrounding chat
Head teacher may not grant a leave of absence during term-time unless rooms, particularly those linked with online games. Some age
there are exceptional circumstances. related gaming may be suitable for certain age groups.(e.g. Roblox
is rated 16) but it is the chat room that is the problem – the game
Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a case by is fine as a game but some of the conversations in the linked chat
case basis and on its own merits. rooms cause concern.'

It is for the Head Teacher to decide what he/she views as ‘exceptional’ A survey was carried out in Warwickshire recently which showed in
and it is at their discretion if the circumstances warrant the leave to be the Key Stage 2 age group (junior school age) the children's
granted. If the leave is granted, the head teacher is able to determine favourite games included Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. No
the number of school days a child can be absent for. child who attends a junior school should be accessing either of
these games.
The school can only consider Leave of Absence requests which are
made by the ‘resident’ parent. Parents need to be proactive in ensuring that their children only
have age appropriate access to the internet and to online games .
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 A great source of advice is
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 You will also find further information about online safety on the
being taken against the parent(s), by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice. 'school info' page of the school's website.

Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a This week we have been approached by several families in year 5
Fixed Penalty Notice being issued to the parent(s). regarding 'chain mail' being sent via the internet. This has caused
upset in a number of households but fortunately we have
Where a Fixed Penalty Notice is issued and not paid within the required some very sensible children who alerted their families.
timeframe as set out on the notice, the matter will be referred to
Warwickshire County Council’s Legal Services to consider instigating Again, can we please ask you to monitor your children's use of the
criminal proceedings under S444 Education Act 1996. internet and also talk to them about what is appropriate to share?

Parents are asked to respect the new regulations under which the
school must work and if there is a need to take a child out of school
during term-time, an application or request must be made in advance
and make clear how the circumstances are exceptional.

Bilton has

Do you have a particular talent
or skill?

Please enter our Talent show

Friday 30th June
at the Summer Fayre
between 5:30 and 7:00p.m.

Let Mrs Norton know the
following info:

Name of Act, names of people
taking part and how long you
will need on the stage.

Hopefully our amazing BJS
choir will be kicking it all off!

Sainsbury’s Active Kids—
Final Reminder

Please send any voucher you may have into
school asap as we need to place our order by
the 30 June.

Thanks to all those who have sent vouchers in.

School Information School—Diary Dates

 School gates open at 8.40a.m Tuesday 4th July—Sports Day—am
 School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late Tuesday 11th July—Induction day—new
and will be marked as such. Thursday 20th July—School closes at 3.30pm
 School finishes at 3.30p.m Friday 21st July—Teacher Training day
 If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 2017/2018
Term starts Tuesday 5th September 2017
(you can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
on [email protected] 2017—Half Term
 If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please
email [email protected]
 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
 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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