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Newsletter 23 – 20th July 2016

Items in Newsletter 23

  • Summer Holiday Challenge
  • Lacrosse Team News
  • Visitors to School
  • Year 1/2 Sports Day Thank You
  • Pokémon Go Alert
  • Reminder - Outstanding Dinner Money
  • Reminder Returning Equipment
  • S2 Dance Club
  • Trim Trail Update
  • Staffing Update
  • End of Term
  • Dates for 2016-17
  • Concerts
  • Broxtowe Community Celebration Event
  • Foundation Stage Picnic

Community News

  • Swimming
  • Holiday programme

Summer holiday Challenge

As in previous years, we have created a ‘Who is up for a Holiday Challenge?’ sheet.  There are 5 challenges if your child would like to get involved. Click here to view the pages

Lacrosse team News

On Friday 8th July, the Pop Lacrosse team attended the Nottinghamshire Schools' Summer Games at Highfields Park. The team played 5 matches in the group stages, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 3. In what is still a very new sport to school, this was a creditable performance. Well done to all of the children involved! 

Year 1/2 and EYFS Sports Days - Thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended our Sports Days this week.  Well done to all the children who took part, a great time was had by all.

Pokémon Go Alert

Please click here to follow a link Nottinghamshire Police alert with regard to the new release of Pokémon Go smart phone app. We have spoken in school about this and we thought it might be a good opportunity to discuss with pupils where appropriate. 

Reminder - IMPORTANT - Outstanding Dinner Money

As we approach the end of term could you please make sure there are sufficient funds on your Squid account to cover any outstanding balances?  Thank you.

Reminder - Amnesty on the Returning of School Equipment

Before we break up for the summer holidays can you please help your children to search for any reading books or any sports kit which belong to school. We will be very pleased to have them back, no questions asked!  The equipment can then benefit other children for years to come.  Equally if you have any books that you are willing to donate to school and you think they are suitable, then please send them in and Mrs Rainford will sort them into their appropriate age range.  Thank you in advance for your help. 

KS2 dance club

The KS2 dance club have had a great year with many performances at a variety of events. They did a fantastic job of opening the afternoon entertainment at the Alderman White Summer Fest on Saturday 2nd July and their final performance of the year was at the Broxtowe Community Event. They were on top form again and danced brilliantly. Some of our KS1 cheerleaders also took part in the community event and put on a great show. Well done to those who took part and a big thank you to all the parents for their support over the past year.

Trim Trail Update

We are looking at getting quotes for a new trim trail and the re-surfacing of the whole school playground. 

We will update you more when we know what we are doing with regards to these.

Staffing Update

Miss Bore will be getting married during the summer and will change her name to Mrs Paterson. We wish her well on her special day. 

Miss Allard will be leaving us at the end of July after being successful in seeking promotion at another school in Nottingham City.  We are very pleased for her and the promotion is thoroughly deserved. Mrs Lauren Briggs will be joining us from September as the new teacher in Badgers class.

Just in case you don’t know, Mrs Devonshire gave birth to twins back in March.  She has been into school a few times and both boys are just adorable. 

End of Term

The doors to school will close at the end of another successful year on Friday 22nd July 2016. 

School will reopen again for pupils in Year 1-6 on Tuesday 6th September 2016

Staff will start school one day earlier than the children on ‘Administration Day’.  We will set out our priorities for the coming academic year and refocus our efforts to make sure we are the best school we can possibly be.  

Dates for 2016/2017

The School Calendar 2016 is available by clicking this link. There is a list of dates for the Autumn Term 2016 and a list of dates for the rest of the school year will be added during the holidays.  Please remember that although we do our very best to stick to dates, changes can be unavoidable due to circumstances beyond our control. 


Last week saw our final concert of the year, with performances from the orchestra, recorders, main choir and boys' choir. Children and parents alike were entertained by music from James Bond and songs with made up words! A big thank you to all of the parents who joined the main choir up on stage for a song, and a big well done to all the children who took part. At the end of the concert our annual Music Awards were given out- well done to Tilly and Naomi who jointly won the Alan Merry Cup. 

Broxtowe Community Celebration

The Broxtowe Community Celebration Event hosted by Round Hill was again a resounding success with over 1,100 visitors last Saturday. It provided lots of fun family activities popular with our children.

The Sneddon family with the Chinese Lion photo 5

Foundation Stage Picnic Day

Foundation Stage children had a fabulous Picnic Day last week in our Wild Area with activities such as face painting, den building and the ever popular ice cream van!

And finally…

Thank you for all the kind words over the last few days and weeks.  All the staff really appreciate the time you have taken to say thank you.  I too am very proud to be the leader of such a hard working team of staff. 

Have a great summer holiday and we will see you back fully refreshed in September.

Yours sincerely,

Adrian Nash