October Newsletter

October Newsletter



Dear Parents and Carers


Welcome to the October newsletter. I hope you had a lovely half term holiday.





We let the culture, history and achievements of black and ethnic minority communities take centre stage of our Arts week.

We looked at role models from Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks and tried to find out how much our children actually knew about them and their achievements. Children wrote biographies, looked at timelines, experimented with African Art, dance and music. Thank you to Mrs Tomajer who ran art workshops based around the work of Alma Thomas. A variety of work is displayed in the hall to celebrate our week.




THANK YOU so much for supporting our 2017 Harvest Appeal. Our cow banks were filled and smoothies devoured and we raised £418.40 for Send a Cow.

Send a Cow tell us that just £210 will help provide seeds, tools and training for SEVEN families in Africa! With seeds , tools and training and even livestock , provided by people in the UK, Send a Cow are teaching families how to farm their land so that they have nutritious vegetables to eat, milk to drink and the skills to leave poverty and hunger behind.


The Send a Cow process involves ‘passing-on’.

This means that the first female calf of every cow is given to another poor family. In turn, when their cow has its first calf, they will do the same. This way, the gift goes on multiplying and making this development sustainable. Training is also passed on to other members of the community so that they can learn to grow more vegetables too.




We are delighted to announce that Mrs Wilkinson is expecting her second child in the Spring. Our congratulations go to her and her husband.




PLEASE may I ask you to be considerate to the residents of Rawlins Close and their property, and more importantly, to the safety of our children and families.

We are still receiving numerous complaints from residents and parents about blocked in cars or driveways, pavements obstructed and dangerous driving.

Thank you to those of you who do park carefully each day.

If you are guilty of the occasional mad dash and last minute parking please have a double check to make sure you really are being safe and considerate.


We know that you are busy and need to dash off, but if you are dropping your child off to staff at Rawlins Close from 8.55am, they MUST check in so that we can take responsibility for them. Please look for the member of staff with the clipboard and they will simply add your child’s name. This ensures that we know they have arrived. Children arriving alone (in Year 5 & 6) will have appropriate permission slips in school.




Some of our KS2 children took part in Cross Country Races at Prestwold Hall on 30th September and 28th October. They all did really well and will be participating in a final race on Saturday 25th November.  




Braiswick Photographic came into school on 25th October to take individual school photos. The proofs have been sent home and all orders need to be returned to school by the 15th November please so we can get the photos back in time for Christmas.




We are selling Poppies for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. If your child wishes to receive a poppy for themselves or other members of the family, please send them in with a donation.   Some of our Year 6 children will have them available during morning break. A minimum donation of 50p for each poppy would be appreciated. The Royal British Legion have said that they will accept the old style £1 coins. We will be holding a special Collective Worship for Remembrance Day on Friday 10th November and a 2 minute silence at 11am.




As the season for colds and flu is upon us, please encourage your child to use tissues to decrease the risk of spreading viruses on to other children.




CATCH IT        - Always use a tissue when you cough and sneeze

BIN IT             – Throw the tissue away into a bin immediately after use

KILL IT           - Wash your hands


Those children who have had parental consent will be receiving their seasonal flu immunisation on 16th November.





Diwali Focus day was on 25th October allowing children to gain an understanding of what it means to celebrate Diwali today. A special school lunch was also provided to make the day extra special.

We hope many of you got the opportunity to celebrate the festivities in Leicester over the holiday and maybe even got to see the incredible firework display in town.




Have a look at your child’s class pages to see what they are up to this half term. If you can help with any topics this half term, please let us know.


Topics this half term


4+ - My Healthy Body

Y1 – The Gruffalo and Other Great Stories

Y2 – Magnificent Machines

Y3 – Ancient Egypt

Y4 – Spies and Detectives

Y5 – Holes (A novel by Louis Sachar)

Y6 – Shakespeare



Visits, Visitors and Activities


These fantastic visits and visitors enriched all of our topic work last half term:-


4+         Dinosaur Workshop

Yr 1      Pirate Day

Yr 2      Reading for Pleasure Pyjama Party

Yr 3      Roald Dahl Day

Yr 4      Viking Day

Yr 5      Gamelan Workshop

Yr 6      World War II Museum and artefacts on the school field





Year 6 spent the week before half term in France.

They had the most amazing experience during their French immersion trip and increased their knowledge of the language and confidence to use it.

They spent the week staying in a Château in Rue and visited traditional French activities speaking in French.

Please look at the photos on the website and read about their visit.




The closing date for applications for First Time Admissions is 15th JANUARY 2018. Applications made after this date will be dealt with after those received on time. If the closing date is not met we may not be able to offer your child a place if all available places have been filled. If you know someone that this applies to, please let them know the deadline dates. Apply on-line at: www.leics.gov.uk/admissions




We know that many of our children get up to all sorts of exciting activities out of school. If they have an achievement they would like to share, could they bring a copy of their Certificate or Photo of their event or even a little written explanation. We will be delighted to display it on our Achievers’ Board.




Don’t forget to encourage your child to read every day and collect their P.O.W.E.R. Points.


Don’t forget to add up your reads and pop the totals in the front of your Partnership Book. 10 Reads = 1 P.O.W.E.R. Point. You need 50 reads for your first P.O.W.E.R. teddy.




PLEASE LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE www.st-pauls.leics.sch.uk for diary dates. Click on the events calendar and then on the name of each month to see details for that month.  


Yours sincerely




Mrs C Hurst BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH NLE

Head Teacher

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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