……. That if a pupil misses eight days in a school term, by the end of primary school they will have missed nearly a year of education?
Making sense of attendance figures
90% attendance = ½ day missed every week.
1 school year at 90% attendance = 4 whole weeks of lessons missed.
10 years at school at 90% attendance = a whole year of school missed.
Getting to school on time
5 minutes late every day = 3 days lost each year.
The majority of lessons these days form part of a sequence of lessons, which sometimes flow over a week. Therefore, if a child misses part of this sequence it can be very difficult to catch up and fully grasp the learning. Every lesson counts and supports children in making excellent progress.
Adults in school are caring and supportive and would alert you straight away if a child was unwell. Sometimes it is worth sending them in, as very often they perk up and soon get engrossed in what they are doing in school.
If it hasn’t already made its way back home, your child’s PE kit will be coming back home today. Please can you make sure that all items of PE kit are clearly labelled, when you return them to school after Easter.
We know that many parents prefer to leave their child’s kit in school so that they are always here in case we have additional PE or your child’s PE lesson is moved to another day.
This helps the children to always be able to take part in PE lessons. If you would like to take PE kit home on a Friday for a weekend wash, please let your child’s teacher know. You may just want to swap T-Shirt for T-shirt!
After Easter, all payments will need to be made on your ParentPay account. Cash or cheques will no longer be accepted. If your child is registered for breakfast club already, over the Easter break the option to pay breakfast club will appear on ParentPay. Once you have added funds to your ParentPay account, you will need to transfer payment to breakfast club separately. You will receive an email when your account is running low. All current balances (debit or credit) will transfer over onto ParentPay over Easter.
Prices after Easter
7.30- 8.40am- £2.50
7.45- 8.40am- £2.00
Please note, if your child arrives to breakfast club before 7.45am, you will be charged the early drop off price of £2.50.
If you would like your child to attend breakfast club, a registration form is available from the school office. Once your child is on the breakfast club register, there is no need to pre book sessions.
Please find attached letter.
Well done to the key stage 1 boy’s football team who won 9-7 in their latest game. The boys showed great sportmanship and Mr Irvine was very proud of your efforts.
The team voted for Rowan and Oscar as players of the match. Oscar, for some fantastic tackles and Rowan for brilliant passing and goal scoring.
Well done to the whole team!
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