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Bulletin - 5th April 2019

Round Hill Bulletin – 5th April 2019

The Round Hill Bulletin is designed to help disseminate important information in between monthly Newsletters.   A copy will be placed on the School Website.

                Whole School Information

Staffing Update                Mrs Yates will be starting adoption leave after Easter. All children who are currently supported by Mrs Yates will receive additional support from Mrs Hicks.  The children who attend the Early Morning Maths sessions should attend as normal at 8.30am in the library and will be working with Mr Nash.  I am sure you will join us in wishing Mrs Yates all the best.


Multiplication Tables Check for Year 4     A reminder for parents with children in Year 4:  From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, schools in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils.  We have opted to take part in a trial this year to help us prepare for the MTC.  This will happen in the summer term and will be integrated as part of the ongoing assessments we make.  At Round Hill the intention is to minimise the emphasis placed on the check and to ensure children feel confident and comfortable in recognising their own strengths and weaknesses.


The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help us as a school to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.


The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.  Please click here to read more and speak to a member of staff if you have any questions. 


Photo Permissions – Action Required     We are currently updating the photo permission that we have on record for your child.  To assist us in this process we need you to complete an electronic form by following the link below.  It should only take a couple of minutes.  If you have more than one child in school, please complete the form for each of your children separately. Click here or type the link into your browser:


Questionnaire - Round Hill School Engagement - White Hills Park Trust Proposal Further to the Parent Events held at school on Tuesday 2nd April with regards to the White Hills Park Trust Proposal, this is to remind you of the questionnaire that was sent out by e-mail on Tuesday afternoon.  Before considering the next stage, we are very keen to hear a wide range of views.


Please use this questionnaire to highlight your questions or comments regarding the proposal. Your responses will feed into the ongoing discussions. We will summarise your responses and share with parents, carers and staff in due course. If you are not a member of staff, carer or parent and would like to be kept informed of the questionnaire outcomes, please register your interest with the school office


Click on the link below to take you to the survey:


Ramadan: 5th May to 3rd June  If your child will be fasting during Ramadan we would like to work with you to make sure we look after their welfare in the best way we can.   As Ramadan begins shortly after we return from the Easter Holidays we would appreciate it if you could let us know if your child will be fasting and if there is anything we can do to help support you and your child. Click here to see the LA guidance.  


sQuid Dinner Money      Thank you for all of your help with making sure that your sQuid accounts have sufficient money in them at all times to pay for school meals.  Please remember to top them up over the holidays ready for the summer term.  A reminder that the cost of school meals as of 23rd April 2019 is £2.30.  The weekly cost for school meals is therefore £11.50.


Vacancy for School Crossing Patrol           There is still a vacancy for a School Crossing Patrol for Park Street / Bramcote Road.  The full details can be found within the Community Leaflets on our website but if you are interested in this job, please call 0115 977 4373.


Community Section on Website                A reminder that all of the Community Leaflets that we receive are within the Community section on our website.  Please click here to view all of the leaflets. We have a few new leaflets regarding outside clubs including cricket clubs and cycling sessions during the Easter holidays. There is also a link sharing the parents’ Facebook page regarding the proposal to join the Multi Academy Trust.


Any items that appear in our community section are usually run by a third party organisation.  Any services or opinions may not reflect those of school.  Parents are reminded to check for themselves before making their mind up about whether to get involved.


Easter Holidays Our last day at school is today, Friday 5th April and we return to school on Tuesday 23rd April.  We hope you all have a lovely break and look forward to an exciting summer term ahead.