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Newsletter - December 2018




•             New Handwriting Scheme

•             Music Lessons at School

•             Food for Life Programme

•             Sickness and Diarrhoea

•             Cold Winter Days

•             School Crossing Patrol Wanted

•             New Computers and Monitors

•             Magical Maths

•             Clay Creators

•             Children in Need

•             Ice Packs

•             School Menu

•             Key Steps Gymnastic Competition

•             Music Concert at Alderman White

•             Season of Light Event

•             KS1 Toy Workshop

•             KS1 Phonics Workshop

•             Santa’s Setbacks

•             Spring Term

•             Merry Christmas from the Staff

•             School Calendar – Diary Dates

•             Community News



We have recently introduced a new Handwriting Scheme in school and the children are working hard on their letter formation and cursive handwriting. Resources to help to support your child with handwriting will shortly be available to view on our website. If you would like any more information about our new scheme or have any questions about handwriting, please see Mrs Aplin.



In the New Year, there will be some slight changes to the days when our music teachers from Inspire will be in school for the music lessons.  We also have a new teacher, Mrs West, who will be teaching the keyboard.  Mrs Price who joined us during this term will continue with us teaching violin and cello.  The days for each instrument will be as follows:


Monday:  Guitar with Mr Castledine

Tuesday: Woodwind with Mrs Duffy

Tuesday or Thursday (still to be confirmed): Violin and cello with Mrs Price

Wednesday: Brass with Miss Di Miceli

Friday: Drums with Mr Brookes

Friday:  Keyboard with Mrs West


Children will be made aware of these changes but please can you also help them to remember their instruments on the correct day if their music day is changing.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Briggs, Music Coordinator or Mrs Gibbons in the school office.



Update – we had to postpone the event on Friday 7th December due to poor weather and we will try to rearrange in the New Year. 


A reminder that if your child has sickness or diarrhoea at school or at home, they must not return to school for 48 hours.  If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact the school office.



As always, we aim to keep school open in the poor weather.  We understand the disruption it causes to the local community and businesses when schools close.  We are fortunate to have a site that has good access, but some staff do have to travel long distances which could contribute to our school closure. 

Unless you hear otherwise, please assume school is open.  However, there may be a time when a decision is made to close school.  Communications about school closure will be in the form of information posted on the school website and a text sent to the primary mobile phone number you have given us.  I will also inform the local radio - BBC Radio Nottingham can be found on 103.8, 95.5FM, 1584AM, DAB and live on the BBC iPlayer.


If you are interested in joining a ‘Snow Busting Team’ please let me know via email and I will add your name to the list of parent volunteers who are willing to turn up at school with a shovel to help clear the paths around school.


SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL WANTED There is a vacancy for a School Crossing Patrol for Park Street/Bramcote Road, Beeston.  Hours of work are term time only: 

Monday – Friday

8.25am – 9.00am

3.30pm – 3.55pm

Current rate of pay is £9.00 per hour.

If you are interested in this worthwhile job please contact: 0115 9774373 or



I would like to give a very special thank you to one of our parents who is the Director of Leonard Design Architects as they have donated some fantastic computers and screens to the school.  The computers are of a fantastic spec and we’re very grateful for the kind donation.



Magical Maths is returning to Round Hill in the New Year.  Please find below a message from the Magical Maths team: 


Magical Maths is returning to Round Hill with a brand new super fun after school maths club and we would like to invite your child/children to come along and join us for some ‘fantastic mathemagical fun!’


We'll be starting the club on Tuesday 8th January and running for 6 Tuesdays in total.  Magical Maths is packed full of exciting games and activities that are super fun and highly educational (but don't tell the children!).  Please be aware though, that we do have limited availability and places do fill up fast. The places will be on a first come first served basis, so be sure to sign up quickly to secure your spot!  Visit or call 0115 871 2024 for details.



Clay Creators held an assembly in school on 17th December and talked to the children about their after-school classes and holiday clubs that they run.  For further details please see the flyer on our website or click on one of the following links for specific activities at Round Hill.  If your child is in Key Stage 1, please click here.  Or if your child is in Key Stage 2, please click here. 



Thank you for all of your donations for Children in Need.  We raised £315 for this fantastic cause.



If your child has had a bump at school and has taken one of our ice packs home with them, please can you return it to school.



On Tuesday 8th January there will be a change to the school menu and it will be pasta Neapolitan with garlic bread. Second course will remain the same and will be pancakes.



On a very cold Tuesday afternoon we took a team of KS1 children to the key steps gymnastic competition at George Spencer Academy. The children were so excited to be taking part, especially as we were going on the tram! They all did a great job of representing the school and enjoyed watching the George Spencer students showcasing their gymnastic talent.




On Wednesday 5th December, the Round Hill choirs and orchestra performed a wonderful concert at Alderman White alongside the Alderman White orchestra and swing band. It was an evening that showed the amazing talent of our current and previous pupils' musical achievements. A big thank you to parents who brought their children and attended the concert!



Thank you to all those who attended and supported the Season of Light event on Saturday 1st December at the Methodist Church on Chilwell High Road. It was a busy and brilliant event with lots of fun activities based on seasonal celebrations such as Diwali, Hanukkah, Advent and Milad.  Thank you so much to the recorder club and KS2 choir who gave fantastic performances. We are so lucky to have so many incredibly talented children at Round Hill!



All of the KS1 children had a brilliant time at the Toy Workshop and produced some fantastic wooden moving toys. With guidance from the toy specialists, they were all able to sand, drill and assemble their own toys independently.



Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Key Stage 1 Phonics Workshop. We hope that you found the event informative and enjoyed the opportunity to go back to school and partake in a phonics lesson. If you were unable to attend the event, then please visit the school's website to find a copy of the phonics presentation.





It was great to see so many of you in the audience at this year's Key Stage 1 Christmas performance 'Santa's Setbacks'.  We hope that you enjoyed the show. The children put on a great performance and they should be very proud of their efforts. Thank you once again to all of the parents for providing costumes and supporting the children.



We break up for two weeks on Friday 21st December and come back to school for the Spring Term on Monday 7th January 2019.


Thanks for your help and support during the term.  We hope you and your children enjoy  / have enjoyed the Christmas celebrations taking place in school.  Have a great Christmas from all the Staff and we wish you and your family a very happy New Year.



All of the dates for the Spring term are on the website.  Please click here to view the school calendar.


Yours sincerely

Adrian Nash

Head Teacher




Due to receiving more and more fliers of activities in our local community, we have created a new page on our school website so that you can refer to the fliers whenever you want to instead of waiting for our monthly Newsletter. 


The new website page is under “Our Community” and is called “Community Leaflets”.  Please visit the website regularly to see the events happening in our Community.  Please click here to be taken to the page on our website.