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July/End of Year Newsletter

END OF YEAR NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the last newsletter of this academic year.

 

ST PAUL’S END OF YEAR RESULTS

This year's tests were once again very demanding and were based on the new curriculum. The Department for Education statistics show that NATIONALLY at KS2:

  • Nationally 75% of pupils met the standard in reading
  • Nationally 76% in maths
  • Nationally 78% in grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Nationally 78% in writing

ST PAUL’S RESULTS

  • 96% of our pupils met the standard in writing
  • 93% of our pupils met the standard in reading
  • 79% of our pupils met the standard in maths
  • 82% of our pupils met the standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling
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KS1 also did us proud with the following AMAZING results

  • 94% of our pupils met the standard in reading
  • 97% in maths
  • 91% in writing
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Our very youngest pupils are also assessed and have made impressive progress in 4+

  • 89% of our pupils met the standard in reading
  • 86% in numbers
  • 86% in writing

Lastly our year 1 pupils all undertook the National Phonic Screen Assessment with a staggering 100% meeting the expected standard and many significantly exceeding it!

Congratulations to all of our children and a huge thank you to the staff at St Paul’s and of course to our parents for all the support we know you give to your children.

 

TRANSITION

The children each spent lots of time in their new classes to ensure a head start for them at the end of August. Our new 4+ children enjoyed two great sessions with us, including lunch with their parents. We are really looking forward to them starting at the end of August.

 

SUMMER BBQ

The summer BBQ was a great success again this year. We had a huge crowd and a fabulous time and weather! Non-stop sunshine – perfect! Huge thanks go to the PTA for organising this lovely event.

The money raised will go towards extras for your children. Thank you to everyone who helped and everyone who came to enjoy the evening.

 

LEAVERS’ ASSEMBLY

We had a lovely leavers’ assembly for our Y6 pupils.

We shall miss ALL of them and wish lots of love and luck in the future to:-

Freddie Allen, Olivia Barnett, Callum Bendall, Ethan Blackmore, Tom Burgess, Lilly Croucher, Robert Fraser, Ollie Handley, Charlie King, Alice Lloyd, Charlie Marshall, Mustansir Master, William McAndrews, Pippa Morgan, Tamsin Morgan, Joshua Moyse, Sophie Naismith, Toby Pearce, Freddy Percival, Bonnie Robbins, Ella Sault, Ben Scott, Jessica Searancke, James Stacey, Archie Tarry, Matteo Tomajer, James Westmacott and Mae Wood.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Below is a reminder of the school uniform for St Paul’s, which is available from Rosebuddies at Loughborough market or on-line (see the school website). Uniform is also available from TESCO on www.tesco.com/ues

  • Blue sweatshirt/cardigan with school logo
  • Blue polo shirt with school logo
  • Grey school skirt/pinafore/trousers/school shorts
  • Sensible, black school shoes (No stripes or logos) with white/grey/black socks
  • Sunhat in the summer (these can be purchased from the office)
  • In addition girls may wear black tights in the winter and blue gingham dresses in the summer
  • A school fleece or outdoor coat in the winter
  • Book-bag (which should be purchased from the office) or rucksack for Y5/6 which can only be purchased from Rosebuddies.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT gingham short style dresses are not uniform and have caused significant problems for use the toilet. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE FOR NEXT YEAR

CHILDREN ARE NOT PERMITTED OTHER RUCKSACKS OR OTHER BAGS FOR THE CLASSROOM – SO PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE

PE Kit:

  • Plain black shorts and plain white t-shirt (no logos or stripes)
  • Black Plimsolls
  • Children may wear a black hoody and jogger bottoms (no logos) for when the weather is cold. Also available from Rosebuddies. Children may wear trainers for outdoor games.

Remember jewellery is not permitted (except a sleeper stud or ring in pierced ears but NOT on PE days) only sensible hairstyles and sensible hair accessories in school colours and no nail polish.

 

TOPICS FOR AUTUMN TERM 2018

4+                     Dinosaurs

Year 1              Pirates

Year 2              Once Upon a Time

Year 3              Roald Dahl

Year 4              Horrible History – Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Norman Conquest

Year 5              Indonesia

Year 6              A local History Study - WWII

Thank you to all of our parents and friends who have supported our topics this year. We will need your help next year so please don’t disappear!

 

GOODBYE STAFF

At the end of another successful year, we say goodbye and farewell to some very valued staff. Mrs Blackwell leaves us after 9 years teaching across KS2 and looking our KS2 curriculum. She is going on to a new school as a Nurture Teacher and we wish her all the luck in the world. Thank you for everything. We miss you already.

Mr Wood leaves us at the end of his temporary maternity leave cover post. We wish him well in his new school and the next phase of his career.

Mrs Jordan also finishes her temporary post where she became a main part of the team instantly and shared her skills in every year group from 4+ to Year 6. She also looked after our children at Forest School which was an added bonus!

Good luck to you both and we will hopefully see Mrs Jordan again in the Autumn if we need any additional cover teacher time.

 

PARENT/ HELPER THANK YOU

Thank you to all of our parents who joined their child/ren for a delightful Afternoon Tea, which was our thank you for all their help over the last year. Thanks also go to Mrs Schofield and her lovely Grandson, Henry, for providing all the yummy cakes and endless supplies of tea and juice for the children.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Our key dates for events during the next academic year will be posted on our website ready for the new academic year. PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATES THAT ARE RELEVANT TO YOUR CHILD IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL DIARIES. As much as we would love to we can’t promise to remind you of everything that goes on in our busy school. This means that you will need to regularly check the website. Key dates are also in the partnership book.

Have a great summer and see you again at the end of August.

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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