Newsletter July 2019
ITEMS IN JULY NEWSLETTER
• Summer Reading Challenge
• Achievement for All (AfA)
• sQuid – Year 6 Leavers
• Beaumanor Trip – October 2019
• Date for May Bank Holiday
• Year 2 Camp
• 2019 Sports Awards Evening
• Reading Volunteers
• School Calendar – Diary Dates
• Community News
• RHA News
As you may be aware, the school has recently subscribed to the online maths programme 'MyMaths'. It would be fantastic if your child could spend some time over the summer exploring the programme to develop their maths skills.
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Summer Reading Challenge 2019: Space Chase FREE fun at Inspire libraries 13th July to 8th September for children aged 4 - 11 years old. Libraries in Nottinghamshire are gearing up for a fun filled summer of reading, as the Summer Reading Challenge returns. This year children join with futuristic family, The Rockets, on an intergalactic adventure to retrieve missing library books. It’s completely free to join. Children sign up at the library to pick up their collectors folder, then read six library books, collecting rewards (including very stinky stickers) along the way to complete their mission. Children choose the books they want to read on their Challenge; novels, fact books, joke books – as long as they are library books all reading counts! Every child who completes the challenge will receive a certificate and medal. It’s all free fun and a great way to keep children reading over the summer holidays. Just ask in your local library to join.
For more information go to:
For more ideas of books to read over the summer please see a recommended list on our website.
ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL (AFA)
Round Hill is proud to announce that we have been presented with the Achievement for All Quality Mark Award! The Award was presented by Cris Le-Voguer the AfA Regional Lead on Tuesday 16th July following another very successful year working with parents to achieve the best outcomes for all children at Round Hill School.
SQUID – YEAR 6 LEAVERS
If your child is in Year 6 and due to leave Round Hill then please consider whether you may be in credit at the end of term. If you would like to transfer an outstanding balance to a sibling please get in touch with the school office by the last day of term as the office team are able to do transfers for you. Alternatively, if you are in credit at the end of term and wish to have a refund, you can request a refund via the ‘contact us’ section on sQuid. Please note, the office team are not able to arrange refunds for you, only transfers to a siblings account within Round Hill.
BEAUMANOR TRIP – OCTOBER 2019
If your child will be in Year 6 as of September and will be due to go on the Beaumanor trip in October please can you ensure that your deposit has been paid before the end of term with the final payment being due by Friday 27th September. The letters regarding Beaumanor can be found on the school website.
DATE FOR MAY BANK HOLIDAY
To mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day the Government has taken the decision to move the first May bank holiday from Monday 4th to Friday 8th May 2020.
On Wednesday 26th June, 11 competitors attended Bramcote College to compete in the inter-school Dri-Triathlon. Each competitor gave it their all and cheered their peers on in true 'Round Hill style'. It was wonderful to see such positive, competitive spirit in action. Well done to all competitors! If any children would like to compete in other triathlon competitions, please follow the link: https://www.gotri.org/
YEAR 2 CAMP
A huge thank you to everyone involved in making the Year 2 Camp an exciting and successful event for all of the Year 2 children. The children had a wonderful time camping on the school field and enjoyed participating in all of the activities. Despite a bit of rain over night, the children even managed to get some sleep! A particular thanks to all of the parent volunteers who supervised the children through the night, your help was much appreciated.
2019 SPORTS AWARDS EVENING
We would like to thank everyone who attended our 2019 Sports Awards Evening and helped in celebrating our sporting achievements. A special congratulations to our 2019 Sports Stars, Bea and William, for representing our school in numerous events this year and showing passion and determination.
Please accept our sincere apologies for any child who did not get a mention on the evening, we will arrange certificates for those missed and present them to the children this week.
A big thank you to those who participated and supported us this year, including all the parent helpers who make these events possible. We look forward to the new school year with many new clubs and exciting opportunities for the children to take part in.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered in school and listened to the children read this year. They have been so grateful for your time, reassurance and encouragement and have grown tremendously in confidence thanks to your support. We very much hope that you will continue to volunteer in the new academic year, but if you are not able to do this, please know that your time has made a real difference to the children in our school. The class teacher that you have been working with will contact you in September to check your availability. If you have not yet registered your interest but would like to volunteer in school, please contact Miss Morle through the school office.
SCHOOL CALENDAR – DIARY DATES
All of the dates for the Autumn Term 2019-20 are on the website. Please click here to view the school calendar.
Don’t forget to visit the Community section on our website with all of the Community Leaflets which are sent into us with details of local activities. Please click here to be taken to the page on our website.
Fun Run Outcome: We were very fortune to have nice weather! We had 185 children taking part in the fun run and we have managed to raise over £3,400. We are hoping the number will increase when we have claimed the gift aid.
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered on the day and to the teachers who attended to give their support.
End of Term Bash: Thanks to all the families & friends who attended the "End of Term Bash" on Friday 12th July. There was an amazing turn-out, over 180 families came to celebrate the end of another school year. Middle 6 provided some great live music, Muirhouse Brewery's 3 kegs disappeared by 8pm and Claire the ice-cream lady was exhausted by the end of the evening!
Another big thank you to everyone for taking home their rubbish and recycling.
Better still, this event has brought the total fundraising for the year to approximately £10,100! A massive thank-you to all the helpers, parents, pupils and teachers who have supported the 9 events that have run this year. It's through your energy & commitment that they've been so successful and raised so much money.
This year's funds will be combined together with last year's to fund the extension to the all-weather track around the playing field. Contractors are to be appointed shortly after which timings for the work to start will be confirmed.
We would love for more parents to get involved so please come to the RHA AGM on 9th September 2019 in the evening. We look forward to seeing you all.
Waitrose reminder: We are in the token collection scheme at Waitrose in Wollaton - please can you pop your tokens in the Round Hill slot. Thank you
RHA date for the diary: Christmas shopping evening – Tuesday 19th November 2019