Newsletter October 2018

Attendance

26th September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

Regular and punctual attendance of pupils at school is both a legal requirement and a priority for us at Kimberworth Primary School in order to maximise the educational opportunities available to pupils and ensure that pupils reach their full academic potential.

School Attendance Target

In order to promote this and ensure consistency across schools within the area, as a learning community, we are setting our school attendance target at 97% this year. 97% attendance equates to 5 days of absence across one full academic year. As in previous years your child’s attendance level will be available on their Assertive Mentoring reports each term. Rewards for regular punctual attendance will continue with Attendance Shop taking place at the end of term and Bronze, Silver and Gold awards issued for one, two or three full terms of attendance. Any children whose attendance or punctuality causes concern will be informed and offered support from school to increase attendance. If there is no improvement referrals into the Early Help and Family Engagement Team will be made.

Term Time Leave and Unauthorised Absence

Over the summer holidays Rotherham MBC has changed their policy on when Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) will be administered for unauthorised absences. This is in response to the Government concerns around attendance in schools falling and the significant impact this could have on a child’s education. We have to refer parents for a FPN if the child’s overall attendance is affected by the unauthorised absences taken. Please see the criteria below with changes to the code of conduct-

  •  A Fixed Penalty Notice should be issued for holidays in term time when a child’s attendance falls below the combined national average percentage (currently this is 95.3% for 2016-2017)
  • The time period considered has been amended to include the holiday period and the previous 12 months attendance.

As a result of this amendment we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that time off school for holidays is not a right. Parents are strongly advised to complete an application form, with appropriate evidence, in advance of the booking any intended holiday. Schools within the Learning Community will then consider every application individually; their policy is NOT to grant any leave of absence other than in the most exceptional of circumstances.

If a request for term time leave has not been authorised and you take your child out of school during term time, you can be referred to the Local Authority who have the powers to issue a fixed penalty notice · £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days. ·£120 per parent per child if paid 21-28 days.

Yours Sincerely,

M Tapp

Headteacher

Welcome back everyone!

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer break.

Here are some dates for your diary.

Parents Meetings

You are welcome to come to meet your child’s class teacher on the dates and times below.

Thursday 6th September at 9am Year 4
Friday 7th September at 9am Year 2
Monday 10th September at 9am Year 5
Tuesday 11th September at 9am year 6
Wednesday 12th September at 9am Year 1
Thursday 13th September at 9am Year 3

Upcoming Trips

  • Monday 10th September Year 2 Conisbrough Castle
  • Wednesday 12th September Year 6 residential Crowden
  • Monday 24th September Year 6 Crucial Crew

 

Term Dates from September 2018
Monday 3 September 2018 – INSET DAY
Back to school  Tuesday 4th September

Autumn Half term
School breaks up – Friday 26th October 2018
Monday 5th November 2018 –INSET DAY
Back to school Tuesday 6th november

Christmas
School breaks up – Thursday 20th December
Friday 21st December  – INSET DAY
Back to school Monday 7th January 2019

Spring Half term
School breaks up – Friday 15th February 2019
Back to school – Monday 25th February 2019

Easter
School breaks up– Friday 12th April 2019
Back to school – Monday 29 April 2019
Thursday 9th May –INSET DAY

Summer Half term
School breaks up – Friday 24th May 2019
Back to school – Monday 3 June 2019

Summer holiday
School breaks up Friday 19th July
Monday 22nd July – INSET DAY

Kind regards
Marion Tapp

Head Teacher

 

Newsletter July 2018

Kimberworth Primary School Term Dates from September 2018

  • Monday 3 September 2018 – INSET DAY
  • Back to school  Tuesday 4th September

Autumn Half term

  • School breaks up – Friday 26th October 2018
  • Monday 5th November 2018 –INSET DAY
  • Back to school Tuesday 6th november

Christmas

  • School breaks up – Thursday 20th December
  • Friday 21st December  – INSET DAY
  • Back to school Monday 7th January 2019

Spring Half term

  • School breaks up – Friday 15th February 2019
  • Back to school – Monday 25th February 2019

Easter

  • School breaks up– Friday 12th April 2019
  • Back to school – Monday 29 April 2019
  • Thursday 9th May –INSET DAY

Summer Half term

  • School breaks up – Friday 24th May 2019
  • Back to school – Monday 3 June 2019

Summer holiday

  • School breaks up Friday 19th July
  • Monday 22nd July – INSET DAY

Classes for September 2018

  • F1 – Mrs C Gerstel
  • F2 – Miss A Miller
  • Y1 – Mrs Malin /Mrs Roddis
  • Y2 – Miss H Johnson then Miss N Wilkinson after her maternity leave
  • Y3 – Mrs E Jessop
  • Y4 – Mrs K Black
  • Y5 – Mrs C Trevenna
  • Y6 – Mrs J  Edwards

The children will be visiting their new classes and meeting the new teachers over the next few weeks.

Mrs C Kent

Mrs. Kent will be retiring at the end of this term. Mrs. Kent has been a wonderful member of staff who has always worked hard for all the children in school. Mrs. Kent is going to be greatly missed by all staff and pupils and we wish her a long and happy retirement

Newsletter : Picture This! June 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

‘Picture This!’ Is a Rotherham wide art project that focuses on a particular art style or art work that schools are invited to use as inspiration for cross curricular work.

This year the chosen artist is Edward Tinga-Tinga and our school have produced some fabulous pieces of artwork that will be displayed at Magna, along with all the other schools that have taken part.

The exhibition will be open in the Red Hall at Magna from Wednesday 27th June until Tuesday 10th July, during normal hours. Visitors from all over the region will be able to see the high quality work produced by children and young people in Rotherham.

Why not go along for yourselves and take a look at Kimberworth’s display and the work that other Rotherham schools have done too!

Dates & Information

Thursday 28th JuneSports Day
– F2, Y1 & Y2 – 9:15 AM
– Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 – 1:30 PM

Wednesday 4th July – Y6 Leavers Disco
– 6:00 PM
till 7:30 PM

Thursday 5th July – Y6 Evening Assembly to Parents & Y6 Children
6:00 PM

Monday 9th July – Y6 Children start at Winterhill

Friday 20th July – School Closes for the Summer holiday

 

Term Dates from September 2018

Back to school – Monday 3 September 2018 – INSET DAY

Autumn Half term

  • Holiday starts – Monday 29 October 2018
  • Back to school – Monday 5 November 2018INSET DAY
  • Friday 21st December  – INSET DAY

Christmas

  • Holiday starts – Monday 24 December 2018
  • Back to school – Monday 7 January 2019

Spring Half term

  • Holidays starts – Monday 18 February 2019
  • Back to school – Monday 25 February 2019

Easter

  • Holiday starts – Monday 15 April 2019
  • Back to school – Monday 29 April 2019
  • Thursday 9th May –INSET DAY

Summer Half term

  • Holiday starts – Monday 27 May 2019
  • Back to school – Monday 3 June 2019
  • Summer holiday

Monday 22nd July – INSET DAY

  • Holiday starts – Tuesday 23 July 2019

Africa’s Gift…

Dear Parents, Carers,

We have had a visitor in school this morning from a charity called ‘Africa’s Gift’.  The charity collects unwanted shoes and rehomes them in rural Africa to under privileged children and adults.

If you have any unwanted adult or child sized shoes, sandals, football boots, walking boots or trainers please send them into school with your children. They will be collected by the charity and transported to Africa to be loved once more.

All shoes donated need to be clean, paired and tied together.  Unfortunately, the charity cannot accept slippers, wellington boots or knee length boots.

Thank you on behalf of Africa’s Gift.  Together we can help to make a difference.

Yours sincerely

Miss M Tapp

Dates and Information

School breaks up for half term on Friday 9th February at normal time

School reopens on Monday 19th February

School closes for Easter on Thursday 22nd March at normal time

School reopens on Monday 9th April

 

Parent, Child, Teacher Assertive Mentoring Meetings 9am, till 5pm

  • Monday 5th March – Y2 and Y6 Assertive mentoring meeting with parents
  • Tuesday 6th March – Y3 and Y5 Assertive mentoring meeting with parents
  • Wednesday 7th March – Y4 and F2 Assertive mentoring meeting with parents
  • Thursday 8th March – Y1 and F1 Assertive mentoring meeting with parents

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre will be held on Wednesday 13th December at 2pm.

Volunteers Desperately Needed!
We need people to man a stall at the Christmas Fayre – refreshments, toy stall etc. Please see Mrs Gerstel in Foundation or Miss Ashton in the school office, if you are able to help out.

Non Uniform Day
On Friday 1st December children will be able to come to school in non-uniform if they bring in a donation for the tombola stall.

Foundation 1 and 2, Year 1 and 2 – Please bring a bottle of something! Smellies, drinks, tomato sauce etc

Year 3, 4, 5, and 6 – Please bring a box of something! Chocolates, biscuits, crackers etc.

Donations

Please bring in donations of toys, books, games, toiletries etc for us to sell on our toy stall or use for the raffle.  Please ensure they are in good condition. If you work in a shop or business that would be interested in donating a prize or voucher let us know. Please hand in donations at the school office. 

Christmas Jumper Day
The official Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day falls on Friday 15th December.  Please wear your festive sweater and donate £1 towards the charity.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Gerstel & Miss Ashton

Newsletter October 2017

Dates and Information

  • Monday 23rd October – School Photos more information will follow
  • Tuesday 24th October – Harvest Festival 9:30am at St Thomas for children in F2 to Y6. We would be grateful if each child could bring either a tin or packet to take to the Harvest festival. Thank you for you cooperation.
  • Friday 27th October – Parents and Carers of children in Y1 to Y6 to look at Topic folders in classes 8:50am -9:30
  • Friday 27th October –School closes for half term at normal time
  • Monday 6th November– School reopens for the children at normal time
  • Book Week starts on Monday 6th November, more information will follow
  • Friday 10th November – Pantomime for all children in school, more information will follow

 

Parent, Child, Teacher Assertive Mentoring Meetings 9am, till 5pm

  • Wednesday 22nd November –F1 Assertive Mentoring Meetings
  • Thursday 23rd November – F2 Assertive Mentoring Meetings
  • Monday 27th November – Y3 and Y2 Assertive Mentoring Meetings
  • Tuesday 28th November –Y1 and Y4 Assertive Mentoring meetings
  • Wednesday 29th November – Y5 and Y6 Assertive Mentoring Meetings