William Stukeley Church of England Primary School

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William Stukeley Church of England Primary School
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School

                     In our happy, caring and safe school, our teachers will inspire
                       learning, support us to achieve success and create lifelong
                               values, characteristics and ambitions

Welcome Back
We hope everyone had a wonderful summer holiday. We have had a great start to the new
term and once again it looks to be an exciting year.

We give a special welcome to everyone who has recently joined the school; to our new
children and their families and to Mrs Thorpe, who has become the newest member of our
teaching team. We also welcome back Mrs Sandell and Mrs Stanberry.

Building Works
          As you may recall, because of pupil numbers, the school is due to begin a small extension. So far,
          we have experienced a collection of surveys and trial pits; the actual work has not yet been
          scheduled. We’ll keep you informed as soon as we know.
          You may already know that we have moved our library into Holbeach Library (in Church Street,
          opposite Laddies). Many children have visited the library and we do hope to run a club or two from
          this location. The use of the library is exclusive to the school, but in time we’d hope to be more
community minded.

Values Education
This term’s Value is Sharing.
Children have begun by looking at stories in the bible (Loaves & Fishes and Good Samaritan). We have
considered how ‘sharing’ can boost our personal well-being and when we give our time, love, friendship,
advice or whatever, what we’re doing is telling others who we really are! We have also learned that when we
share with others, we’re actually creating more happiness, gratitude and trust.

  “We can take two paths when challenged by life, we can sit alone or open our hearts and immediately feel better…”

Harvest Festival Church Service
Our Harvest Festival Service is being held at All Saints Church, Holbeach on Friday 19th October
at 9:00am. You will need to take your child straight to church in the morning; staff will be
there to supervise the children from 8:45am. Parents/carers are welcome to stay. As usual we
will be collecting items for Holbeach Community Larder. The Community larder wish list will
come out, nearer the time.

Individual and Family Photos
           Wrates Photography will be in school on Monday 1st October to take individual and sibling group
           photographs. Due to the lack of space this year, we are unable to offer the opportunity of
           photographs with younger pre-school siblings.

Free School Meals (Pupil Premium)
If your situation changes and you consider applying for Free School Meals, the application process has been
reviewed. Previously, schools made the application, however, Lincolnshire County Council now request
parents/carers go online. If you need to apply, please follow this link:
If you need any help completing the online registration form or have any questions, simply contact the school
office. There can also be a benefit to the school when parents/carers apply and their application is successful
as the school will receive additional funding (Pupil Premium). If we’re lucky enough to receive Pupil
Premium, it helps us financially, with things like securing teaching assistants to further support our children.
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School

Breakfast Club
Children can arrive at any time between 8:00am and 8:45am but please note the last
breakfast is served at 8.30am. You can choose to send your children every day or simply
choose the days that suits you best – there is no need to pre-book, children can just turn-up
on the day! The cost is £2.00 per session; this can be paid made on the day or in advance.
This fee still applies to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who are entitled to
Universal infant Free School Meals. However, if your child is entitled to free school meals,
our Pupil Premium will cover the cost. Please do not arrive before 8.00am and then leave
your child unattended.

Attendance and Punctuality
Last year, our whole school attendance was 95.63% this is an increase in school absence on the previous
year and further away from our target of 97% (the national level). We need to remember, for our school to
reach 97% we need to ensure that children’s time out of school is only for illness or exceptional
Lateness also needs to be considered as ‘on time to school’ really does matter; school doors open at 8.45am
and school learning begins at 8.55am.

Contact details
           We will soon be sending home a Student Update Form for you to check through and return. To
           ensure we have your correct contact details it is really important that you inform the office of any
               changes to your contact phone numbers; this is really important should we need to contact
               you in an emergency situation. If you are able to provide another contact (in case we are
             unable to contact you) please provide their details too.

ParentMail PMX / Parents Evening
We’d like to encourage all parents to download the ParentMail App as there are a
number of benefits both to you and the school:
    You don’t need to login to pick up messages or attachments when you use
        the App.
    The App stores all the messages we send you in one place.
    Every message sent arrives as an instant alert on your mobile.
    You help save us money!
You can download the App for free from either:


                              Apple APP store                Google Play Store

We will continue to use ‘Parents Evening Manager’ on ParentMail – so you can book your parents’ evening
appointments from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

You will be alerted instantly once the appointment booking goes live and you will be able to select appointment
times that are convenient to you. It’s all very straight-forward, but if you need help you can visit the ParentMail
help site: https://www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School

NHS Flu Immunisations: Reception – Year 5
Following the recent letter from NHS Lincolnshire Community Health
Services (sent by ParentMail), to give consent for your child, please register
online at https://www.lincolnshireimmunisations.co.uk/ You will need to enter
the following code to ensure the completed form can be correctly allocated
to our school: EE120596. If you have any queries, please contact the
healthcare team on 01775 652144.

Dance Classes
              We still have spaces available on our after school Ballet and Jazz classes (for Year 1 – 6
              children), run by the Rebecca Dear School of Dance on Thursdays. Please contact the school
              office if you would like more information. We will be offering ballet classes to children in
              Reception after October half term, a letter will be sent in due course. We are looking for parent
volunteers to help with the dance classes, please contact the school office. Please note, all volunteers are
required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously CRB check).

Guitar Lessons
Mr Slator has spaces for guitar lessons for children in Key Stage 2. If your child is interested or
you would like further information on costs etc. please contact the school office.

Church News
The Holbeach Bookshop
The Holbeach Bookshop is a newly opened second-hand book shop which has opened at 3 Park Road. It will
be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00-4.00. it is staffed by volunteers and
profits will go to support local charities. it has an extensive selection of good quality children’s books as well as
adult fiction and non-fiction books. Do consider taking you family in to find a bargain read. Books you no longer
want and further shop volunteers welcome – please call in and have a look.
All Saints Junior Choir
We will be coming into school on 2nd October to run a recruitment session with Key Stage 2 children. All
teaching, of singing, recorders and musical theory is free of charge. The choir meet for teaching and
rehearsals every Friday from 6.30-7.30 during term time and sing once or twice a month on a Sunday. We also
organise trips and sing for special services. Please see the letter that will come home with the children that
week and do consider enrolling them in our choir.

Friends of the School News
                      Friends of William Stukeley School raised £9251.97 in 2017/18. Thank you to all staff,
                      parents & children who donated gifts/prizes, helped at events and for attending
                      discos, film nights etc. We also received donations from Tesco, Old Exchange Bars,
                      ‘Chosen’ charity shop, ‘Crafty Dottie’ Holbeach & the Horse & Groom.
                      The money raised helped to fund: wet weather clothing & storage, Year 6 Tallington
                      trip, Reception reading bags, Flag Fen goody bags, year books, KS1 Christmas party,
                      Seal Sanctuary trip & Trim Trail.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Tuesday 25th September 2018
Being in the Friends is a great way to say “Thank you” to the school for the great
education and opportunities they give our children. If you could spare some time to learn
new skills, share ideas, make new friends, support the school our AGM is on Tuesday
25th September at 6.30pm in the school hall. The AGM will last for about 30 minutes
where the new committee will be elected 2018/19.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest to join, please email:
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School

                      Parking. DO NOT PARK ON THE YELLOW BOXED AREA. Thank you.

                      Access through the staff car park is prohibited – please use the pathways to enter the
                       school grounds.

   Cycling and scooters - Bicycles and scooters must be dismounted when in the school grounds.

   Snacks at school
    only one healthy snack is required for morning break; either one plain biscuit or one piece
    of fruit.

   Please do not send products containing nuts

   Please adhere to deadlines for the return of consent forms etc.

   Please try to send exact amounts when paying for items/trips – it’s not always easy to give change.

                      If you have any reply slips or monies to be sent to the office, for your convenience
                       we have a post box located outside the main entrance.

                      Sadly, no dogs on school grounds.

   End of the school day - all teachers dismiss the children to a waiting adult; please keep the area
    directly outside the building clear, to allow the children to line up.

   ‘Other’ adults collecting children need a signed permission slip.

   Trim Trail - children are not permitted to play on the trim-trail equipment out of
    normal supervised sessions, including pre-school children; this is a requirement of the
    Risk Assessment.

   Medical Appointments & Absences - please ensure you phone the school to advise; absences need
    to be followed up in writing.

   Children need to stay off school for 48 hours following any vomiting or diarrhoea.

                    Website - Please visit our school website www.williamstukeley.lincs.sch.uk which
                    includes our ‘Home School Agreement’ - children who have just moved into Year 3 will
                   be soon be sent the KS2 version of the agreement.
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School

Diary Dates for Term 1
Wednesday 5th September          Start of Term 1
Friday 7th September             2nd Hilltop payment due
Monday 10th September            Applications for Year 7 2019 open
Tuesday 11th September           Reception Class of 2018 photo – Lincolnshire Free Press
Saturday 15th September          11+ Verbal Reasoning Test – Year 6
Tuesday 18th September           Mini Police Elections – Year 5 & Year 6
                                 Consent form due for Hunstanton Trip (Herons, Owls & Swans)
Saturday 22nd September          11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Test – Year 6
Tuesday 25th September           Herons, Owls & Swans trip to Hunstanton
                                 Friends AGM, 6.30pm
Friday 28th September            StarLincs Planetarium visiting school – Year 1 & Year 2
Monday 1st October               Wrates Photography in school
Friday 12th October              11+ Results posted to parents
Friday 19th October              Harvest Festival at All Saints Church, 9.00am
                                 End of Term

Diary Dates for Term 2
Monday 29th October              Start of Term 2
Tuesday 6th November             Friends Bag2School
Wednesday 7th November           Open Day for Reception children starting in 2019
Monday 12th November             Flu Immunisations – Reception – Year 5
Wednesday 14th November          Parents Evening
                                 Applications for Reception 2019 admissions open
Friday 16th November             3rd Hilltop payment due
Thursday 20th December           End of Term 2
William Stukeley Church of England Primary School

                     TERM DATES 2018/19

Term 1
                Wednesday 5th September – Friday 19th October 2018

Term 2
                Monday 29th October – Thursday 20th December 2018

Term 3
                Monday 7th January – Friday 15th February 2019

Term 4
                Monday 25th February – Friday 5th April 2019

                Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 24th May 2019
Term 5          Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019 (school closed)
                Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019 (school closed)

Term 6
                Monday 3rd June – Friday 19th July 2019

          Staff Training Days         Monday 3rd September 2018
          (school closed)             Tuesday 4th September 2018
                                      Friday 4th January 2019
    Two training days remaining; twilight sessions will probably be used.

     Due to school requirements training days may be subject to change.

Please remember to visit our school website: www.williamstukeley.lincs.sch.uk
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