One of a Kind, Roy!

Head Teacher Newsletter - Friday 24th June 2022

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One of a Kind, Roy!

Where do I start, and how do I sum up Roy Buttle? Well, in simple terms, Roy was one of a kind!


He was one of the first persons that I met when I arrived in Haughley and it has to be said, had it not been for his kindness, love, positivity, trust and faith, I probably wouldn't still be here.


Throughout my 5-year tenure at Crawford's, he has always been the biggest confidant, supporter and believer of me and the school! But more importantly, he has always been the children's biggest fan...and vice-versa!


It will never be the same without seeing Roy visit weekly to chat Mrs Barber up, or to arrive to raise the flag with the children for a British Flag Raising morning and a 20-minute (more like 45 minutes) talk to the children about our great sovereign, or to see him telling Pip and Gabi off for not turning the soil properly in our weekly gardening club, or to sit in my office and listen to one of his many stories casting such humour and wisdom!


We have been so fortunate to have worked, collaborated and lived with such a wonderful human being. Roy has left behind a legacy that will long live on in his memory! Only last year did Roy pay for our own school flag to celebrate with the children and to pay our respects. You can be sure the flag will be raised (it has been all week already) on Saturday and hereafter for the one and only...Roy Buttle!


Lest we forget, Roy. We will remember you!

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Calendar Dates

Friday 24th June

- RSE Day

Tuesday 28th June

- New Year Reception Intake Day (2-3 pm)

- U11 Rounders Festival (4-6 pm)

Monday 4th July

- Year 6 Transition Day Stowupland High School

Tuesday 5th July

- Year 6 Transition Day Stowupland High School

- New Year Reception Intake Day (11.45-3 pm)

Thursday 7th July

- Sports Day

Friday 8th July

- Volleyball Enrichment Day

Tuesday 12th July

- Year 6 Transition Day Thurston Community College

- New Year Reception Intake Day (1-3 pm)

Wednesday 13th July

- Year 6 Transition Day Thurston Community College

Thursday 21st July

- Rocksteady Concert

Thursday 21st July

- Last day of term

Remember...you can see the full termly calendar, here, or on the school website.

Tesco Community Grants Scheme - In store Voting

Great news! Crawford's has applied for a Tesco Community Grant and our application has been successful. Our project will be put forward to a vote in the Stowmarket Tesco Superstore, IP14 5BE. Voting will commence in store from the first week of July 2022 and continue until 30th September 2022. We would be very grateful for any votes!


To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.


Crawford's CofE Primary School
The Literacy Shed
Haughley
Bringing literacy to life through a purpose-built literacy shed and immersive learning environments

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Sports Day

Please note that the date of Sports Day has been changed. It will now be held on Thursday 7th July.
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Sports Day

Thursday, July 7th, 1pm

Haughley, Stowmarket IP14 3QZ, UK

Haughley, England

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Reminders...

Holiday requests

As we approach the summer holidays, we'd like to remind all parents and carers of the Tilian MAT's Attendance Policy, which notes that the government expects:


- Schools and local authorities to:

  • Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;

  • Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled;

  • and act early to address patterns of absence.


- Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age, who are registered at school, attend regularly.


- All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.



We ask that parents/carers inform us of any planned absences by completing an Application for Leave of Absence Form, at least 14 days before the planned absence. Note that we are very unlikely to authorise any family holiday requests unless it meets the 'exceptional' criteria as detailed in the policy. As a Church of England school, we are reluctant to penalise families financially, but a penalty notice can be applied for any unauthorised absence. Fines are applied at a fixed rate of £60 per pupil, per parent - please see Suffolk County Council's website for further information.

Healthy Snacks

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, yogurt 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.

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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.

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Early-help - Breakfast and After School Clubs

Our Early-help Clubs for the following half-term can be seen below.


After School:

Monday - Athletics with GVTSSP

Tuesday - Basketball with GVTSSP

Wednesday - 'Green Fingers' gardening club with Gabi and Pip (Y2 upwards)

Thursday - OPAL/Forest School Activities with Mr. Hurkett

Friday - Computer Club with Mr. Hurkett


Clubs will are bookable in Arbor. Please ensure you pack a healthy snack for your child to have during After School Club and - as ever - let the office staff know if you don't need your place so they can free it up for someone else.

Free School Meals - could you be eligible?

Your child may be eligible for free school meals throughout primary school. This could save you approximately £437 per year.

To check or apply online, visit: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/

Check if you're eligible


Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work fewer hours per week

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month), as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

To check if your child is eligible, apply online for an immediate response or call 01473 260989.


We encourage you to apply because the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for all children on income-related Free School Meals.

Gipping Valley Summer Sports Camps

Sports Camp: 22-29 July 2022

Fri 22 July: AM Inflatables day / PM-Inflatables day

Mon 25 July: AM skateboarding or team games . PM Skateboarding or Outdoor adventure

Tue 26 July: AM Gymnastics / PM Dance or Parkour

Wed 27 July: AM Ipswich town football or Target games / PM Ipswich town or Parkour

Thurs 28 July: AM Circus skills or Summer sports / PM Circus skills

Fri 29 July: AM Nerf / laser tag / PM Nerf / laser tag

Schools Out Summer Activities for Free School Meals Children

Stowupland Football Fun Camps

Location: Stowupland High Sports Centre, Church Rd, Stowupland IP14 4BQ

Time: 9am - 3:30pm

Dates: 9th - 12th August & 23rd - 26th August

Booking link: https://booking.thefootballfunfactory.co.uk/events?location=Stowupland%2C+Stowmarket%2C+UK&lat=52.196732&lng=1.024537&age=6


https://thefootballfunfactory.co.uk/experiences/football-fun-camps/

Stowupland Football Fun Camps for Free School Meal Children

Location: Stowupland High Sports Centre, Church Rd, Stowupland IP14 4BQ

Time: 9am - 3:30pm

Dates: 9th - 12th August & 23rd - 26th August

Booking link: https://bit.ly/3NUUf3s


For more camp information please visit our website: https://thefootballfunfactory.co.uk/experiences/football-fun-camps/

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

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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)

Or

B) Suffolk Advice and Support Service

Suffolk Advice and Support Service Helpline (SASS) 0800 068 3131 | Community Directory