God Save The Queen
Head Teacher Newsletter - Friday 23rd September
Ecclesiastes 12:7 - And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
It's a bumper edition so please do sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your time together.
- Monday 26th - Local Charity Week - Stowmarket Food Bank
- Wednesday 28th - Numbots/TTRockstars Day
Class 1 - Number Blocks
Children can come dressed up as a number from Number Blocks!
Class 2 - Numbots
Children can come dressed up as a robot!
Class 3 and Class 4 - Times Table Rock Stars
Children can come dressed up as a rockstar!
- Thursday 29th - EYFS, KS1 Phonics Showcase - 9-10.30
- Monday 3rd - Harvest Festival at St. Mary's
- Tuesday 4th - U9 Tag rugby festival
- Thursday 6th - Parents' Evening - 4-6 pm
- Thursday 13th - Parents' Evening - 4-6 pm
- Thursday 13th - World mental Health Day - Miniature donkey's visit
- Monday 17th - EYFS Open Day - 9-11 am
- Tuesday 18th - U11 7 V 7 girls football festival
- Friday 21st - Last day of half term
School Development - Improving Educational Outcomes Plan
Cog of the Week
Class 1 Newsletter September 2022
Class 2 Newsletter September 2022
Class 3 Newsletter Autumn Term 2022
Class 4 Newsletter September 2022
Please remember to come and talk to us if your child(ren) would like to attend a club but you are concerned about the financial implications.
Early-Help & Clubs Offer September 2022
Wrap Around Care Offer
Please ensure your child has a healthy snack in school to have at break time - e.g., a piece of fruit, carrot sticks, muesli bar, yoghurt tube. No chocolate bars or crisps please, and nothing containing peanuts.
Younger children (YR to Y2) have fruit or vegetables provided by the School Fruit & Veg Scheme.
Please note, that any snacks brought in to school will be collected by the Class Teacher and handed out at break time. Therefore, please can you ensure that any tubs, bags, etc are named.
Allergy Awareness - Nut Free School
We are an allergy-aware school and would like to remind all families that there may be pupils in school with a nut allergy. If a child with a nut allergy comes into contact with nuts, or with a pupil who has eaten nuts, then this could lead to an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy.
Because of this, the school cannot accept products containing nuts to be provided in lunch boxes or for eating at other times.
Apply for free school meals
Rocksteady New Sign Ups Open
The start of the new academic year is a great time to begin Rocksteady lessons. Your child can enjoy the magic of music by learning to play in their very own band through weekly in-school rock and pop lessons. It’s the perfect chance to learn new musical skills, while having fun along the way. Parents often find that Rocksteady lessons also boost children’s confidence, wellbeing, life skills and even academic achievement.
Please see the letter for further information and how to sign up.
Dance Classes at Haughley and Woolpit
Music Clubs at Abbeygate Sixth Form Centre
Stowupland Sports Centre October Half Term Clubs
October Sports Camp
Sports Camp: 24-27 October 2022
Mon 24 Oct: AM Skateboarding or Target games . PM Skateboarding or Team games
Tue 25 Oct: AM Gymnastics or Football / PM Football or Dance or Parkour
Wed 26 Oct: AM Inflatables day / PM-Inflatables dayAM Nerf + laser tag / PM
AGES: 5 – 12 Venue: Beyton, Thurston Sixth (IP30 9AA)
£10 per workshopGo to www.gvtssp.org
Safeguarding & Wellbeing
Are you a young carer or sibling carer?
Do you care for, or are affected by, a family member who has a physical or mental illness or missuses drugs or alcohol, you are a young carer. If you are a young person who is affected by a brother or sister’s disability, illness or additional needs, you are a sibling carer.
Suffolk Parent Workshops for Children's Mental Well Being
PST Parent/Carer Upcoming Workshops
NSPCC Social Media advice
Children and young people use many different social media apps and sites. The most popular are Facebook and Instagram, with many others such as Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter.
There are lots of benefits to social networking. They can allow users to stay connected with friends and family. They can also learn many different things, from make-up or gaming tutorials to making slime, or how to create their own videos.
Like most things, there can be negatives too. For children and young people, there are risks that you should be aware of, to help keep your child safe on social media.
Attendance policy requirements spelt out in new guidance
School attendance consultation response
Working together to improve school attendance
Further information for families seeking financial help
Will Wright at West Suffolk Council has advised that, for families that are not in receipt of free school meals, but that are in financial hardship:
A) Have you also spoken to the Citizen Advice service in West Suffolk about any financial hardship funds available?
Citizens Advice West Suffolk | Free, confidential, independent advice (suffolkwestcab.org.uk)
B) Suffolk Advice and Support Service
Suffolk Advice and Support Service Helpline (SASS) 0800 068 3131 | Community Directory
Term Dates 2022-2023
Communications Flow chart
Communication Flow Chart
The following policies have been updated by the School Governance Committee (SGC): of particular note, is our Behaviour for Learning Policy; we are no longer using Class Dojo - our rationale is that we strongly believe learning is not a competition, neither is it beneficial for children to perform or seek praise for an extrinsic award. We believe that recognition matters more to the children than rewards. By recognising pupils who go 'above and beyond' we instil aspiration, reflection, resilience, courage and a sense of belonging - we will, therefore, still be praising children in class and recognising their efforts and achievements - our award postcards will continue to be awarded but these will be via post as a special form of recognition. If you would like to know about the changes to the policy, please click on the policy link below:
- Child Protection Policy
- Fire Emergency Policy
- Behaviour for Learning Policy
- Administration of Prescribed Medicines
- Delivery and Collection of children to school
- Effective Learning Policy
- Feedback & Response Policy
- Handwriting Policy
- Intimate Care Policy
- SEND Policy
- RHSE Policy
- Agreement for all Volunteers
- Asthma Policy
- PSHE Policy
- Pupil Application for leave of absence
- PSHE Policy