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Summer 2 News Week 3 June 24th

Good morning everyone,

I met with the Curriculum Ambassadors today to look at the results of our pupil survey. So far maths is one of the most popular subjects. We still have a few classes results to count up and then we will share them with you.

Covid 19

If your child is sent home from school exhibiting symptoms of Covid then please can you make sure they take a PCR test and await the results before returning to school. Thank you.

Key dates.

June- Astrea Active Olympics in school.

July 1st- School Sports Day- following the extension of national restrictions this event will remain an in school event.

Look at  our fractions work- we get it!

New Classes

We will be writing out soon to share which teacher is taking each class in September. We will have 6 single aged classes (FS2, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y6 ) and a mixed Y5/6 class. This is because we have a large number of Year 5 pupils.

Read, Write, Inc phonics programme.

On Monday we received the first part of our training for our new phonics programme which will be launched in the coming days. Initially all pupils in FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 will be taught daily phonics using the programme and as time goes on we will incorporate any child across the school who has gaps in their phonic knowledge. Please watch the short videos below for more information.

Enter the competition – recite ‘From a Railway Carriage’ or write your own steam train poem for a chance to win!


10 day Active Travel challenge

Thank you for your support with this.

The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. There are prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as whole school prizes!

We need everyone to take part and try to travel to school in an active way during the challenge. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part too.

Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park & stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will:

  • Improve health & wellbeing of our pupils & their families
  • Encourage pupils and families to be more active
  • Reduce congestion and parking problems around our school
  • Improve air quality around school
  • Promote active travel for the journey to school and for families to continue to do this after the challenge!
  • During the challenge each class will record pupils who have travelled actively to school. Those pupils who travel actively for all 10 days of the challenge will be awarded a small collectable badge. Please be aware if you live a long way from school and need to drive you can still take part by parking away from school (at least a 5 minute walk) and walking the last part of your journey, this is called Park & Stride, see our Walking bubble map for more details. Our school could also win some fantastic prizes and as we are competing against schools from across South Yorkshire, we really do need your help. Please do your best to be active on your journey to school and help us complete the challenge.

Don’t forget our Reading Challenge – stickers counted on Thursday,

Reading is such an important skill and we really need all children to be reading regularly at home. We do have increasing numbers of children earning stickers on their reading charts and being able to choose something from the School Council shop. Thank you for your support with this and keep reading.

I hope you have a good day
Mrs Mason


Key dates.

June- Astrea Active Olympics in school.

July 1st- School Sports Day- following the extension of national restrictions this event will remain an in school event.

July 5th- Arts week

July 8th and 9th Year 3 and 4 camping visit.

July 9th- end of year reports sent out.

July 12th onwards- virtual parents meetings week.

July 13th- new classes swop day.

July 16th- school picnic and fun day.


Uniform Policy

If you are struggling with school uniform we do have spares in school. These can be loaned to the children (please note these are washed and stored for the appropriate time after use.) During the current Covid 19 pandemic  the windows will be open so if the weather is cooler then please consider sending your child with an extra layer of clothing.

 Please make sure your child is wearing their school uniform and remember that children should not be wearing nail polish or any jewellery other than a watch or small stud earrings which they must be able to remove themselves on PE days.

We do have various uniform available in school ready to purchase and take away.
If we do not hold the uniform you need in school you can now order from our new supplier here:



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