We've enjoyed the start of what we feel will be an enjoyable and positive term, mirroring the changes in the community and beyond. Our procedures remain exactly the same at the moment as we start to 'feel' our way forward and we will be keeping an eye on new guidance for schools as the term progresses.
The children are back following a full national curriculum this term and it gives a good opportunity to have a long period of learning through to the summer holidays. We will be formally assessing the children as late as possible this term, giving us an opportunity to use daily teacher assessment to work to analyse and build on the children's understanding of all the key concepts in their respective year groups.
Thank you to all the community for supporting Year 5 with their fund-raising efforts. As you can see below, an amazing amount was raised. We thank all the children and families for their support and we are proud of Year 5's achievement.
Our after-school clubs start next week. Once again we have been restricted in what we have been able to offer due to the 'bubble' system but we hope the children really enjoy the clubs they are attending.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
Matt Walton, Headteacher
Google Classrooms & Emails
We have now purchased our own domain and all the teachers and children will now have a '@sprowstonjunior.uk' email address instead of their current 'nsix' address. This unfortunately means we will need to start new Google Classrooms and we will be working to make these changes as soon as possible.
My School App
Just a reminder that we are no longer using this app. The app we are now using is School News which links to the parent portal and website. Please contact the school office for support if it is needed.
Half Term Holiday
8:45am – 3:15pm
From 31 May until 04 Jun
From 14 Jun until 17 Jun
Year 5 - Save the Children
After studying the about child refugees in their English lessons, Year 5 decided they wanted to do something about the terrible situations that many children find themselves in. They arranged a week of fund-raising, including a sponsored run and selling ice creams to the rest of the school. In such a short period of time, we were amazed and proud that they managed to raise £2169.88 for Save the Children. Year 5 want to thank the whole school community for getting behind them and for giving so generously.
Please spare a couple of minutes and vote for the school to win the Dunelm Schools Giveaway. You need to join the Dunelm Group to start with and then click on the school to vote. Please share widely too! Thank you.
As part of our licence with Accelerated Reader, we can now send home a log-in for parents to access their children's accounts to see the books they have read and the quiz scores achieved. Hopefully this will enable you to have a good dialogue with your children at home. Any books read at home can also be quizzed on if they are on the Accelerated Reader system.
Please look out for the letter in the next couple of weeks.
8 Week Plan
Our summer 8 week plan will be based around 'Blogging'. We hope the children will really get on board with the project and in turn it helps to improve their writing and gives them a real purpose. We have lots of exciting ideas for writing and these include some of the big sporting events this summer as well as writing about many inspirational people. We hope to link up with our partner school in Kenya for some partnership blogging too!
We will be sending home a newsletter with more information.
We are recognising Earth Day next week by holding an whole school assembly. All the year groups will also be getting creative to recognise the day. Earth Day is held each year (22nd April) to demonstrate support for environmental protection. We look forward to sharing some of the work with you in the weekly news next week.