- 11 May 2021
International Week w/c 17 May 2021
Attached is a letter with information on our International Week taking place 17-21 May 2021.
Summary of the activities:
• Friday 14th May:- Children may bring in packaged traditional food to share
• Monday 17th May: all children come in their PE kits for a dance workshop
• Thursday 20th May: - Celebrating Diversity non-uniform day for all pupils. Come into school dressed in the colours of your country’s flag or in your country’s traditional clothes. Children can also bring in an artefact or an item to help explain their background.
- 26 Apr 2021
Visiting Olympian and Information for Sponsor Form - Sponsor Form & Sports For Champion Letter
- 26 Apr 2021
Visiting Olympian and Information for Sponsor Form - Parent Letter
Attached is a letter regarding a visit from Montell Douglas, an Olympian, a British 100m record breaker and a top Bobsleigh competitor! Montell will visit on 21st May and children will do a sponsored fitness circuit with her.
The children will bring a paper copy of these home so that they can use the sponsor form straight away.
- 23 Apr 2021
Dr Bike Safety Check
Attached is a letter with details of the ‘Dr Bike’ day on Thursday 29th April. Dr Bike is an opportunity to provide a safety check of pupils’ bikes and to advise them of any necessary repairs (usually free of charge repairs). Some simple adjustments such as lubrication and replacement parts, e.g. a brake cable, may be carried out as part of the activity. Parents and carers will be notified of any major defects found during the safety check. There is no cost to parents for this safety check activity or any minor repairs.
Please complete the online form in the attachment to book a place for the safety inspection for your child’s bike – please note no bikes will be checked if a place has not been pre-booked. Deadline for booking online is Monday 26th April at 4:00pm.
- 26 Mar 2021
End of Term Letter from Mr Hunt - 26 March 2021
Attached is the end of term letter from Mr Hunt which has a thank you for engaging with our parents evening this week, for supporting the children with learning at home and also supporting our coronavirus measures on site. The letter also contains details of our children enjoying the reopening of the field, accessing home COVID test kits, how to report a COVID positive test to the school and a link to our amazing Celebration Assembly and term dates for the summer term. Wishing all our parents and carers a lovely and safe Easter holidays and we look forward to seeing the children return on Monday 12th April.
- 25 Mar 2021
Year 6 Teaching Arrangements after Easter & Kingswood
Attached is a letter from Mrs Quintana regarding teaching arrangements for Year 6 after Easter and Kingswood.
- 12 Mar 2021
Extra Curricular School Clubs - Summer Term 2021 LIST OF CLUBS
Attached are details of the extra curricular school clubs that will be available for the children from after Easter (w/c 12th April 2021). You will be able to book and pay for clubs on Tucasi SCOPAY from 10:00am on Saturday 13th March 2021.
- 12 Mar 2021
Extra Curricular School Clubs - Summer Term 2021 LETTER
Attached is a letter with details of the extra curricular school clubs will be available for the children from after Easter (w/c 12th April 2021). You will be able to book and pay for clubs on Tucasi SCOPAY from 10:00am on Saturday 13th March 2021.
- 11 Mar 2021
See attached letter - the school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project, Operation Encompass, that will run jointly between schools, Luton Council and Bedfordshire Police.
- 09 Mar 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 9 March 2021
Attached is the weekly letter from Mr Hunt with details and photographs as the children return back to school, home COVID tests, parents evening, world book day, link to celebration assembly and how to raise funds for the school as a Co-op partner.
- 05 Mar 2021
Full Re-Opening Guidance - Someries Junior School Recovery Curriculum 2021
Attached is some information about how we will approach teaching, learning and the curriculum when your children return to school. This gives information on our approach to learning, homework and how you can support your child with the transition back to school.
- 04 Mar 2021
Accessing kits for regular home COVID tests
- 02 Mar 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 2 March 2021
Attached is the weekly letter from Mr Hunt which contains information about the return to school on Monday 8 March 2021, Coronavirus safety, guidance on the use of face coverings in education, timings for arrival and pickup, uniform, dinners, Castle Club, world book day and slides from our celebration assembly.
- 23 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 23 February 2021
The weekly letter from Mr Hunt contains information on the return to school on Monday 8th March, uniform, online author visits, a link to our celebration assembly, Castle Club, pupil voice and accessing rapid COVID tests on a weekly basis.
- 09 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - Summary of Parent Carer Survey Responses - 9 February 2021
Summary of the responses on the parent/carer remote learning survey
- 09 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 9 February 2021
Attached is the weekly letter from Mr Hunt with information on two trainee teachers who have joined us, a link to the celebration assembly - lockdown learning showcase plus an invite to parents/carers of children with special educational needs to join a virtual networking event on 12 February 2021 at 2:00pm.
There is also information on the responses from our parent/carer survey on remote learning.
- 03 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter From Mr Hunt - 3 February 2021
Attached is the weekly letter from Mr Hunt with a link to a remote learning survey for parents/carers to complete before 5:00pm on Friday 5 February.
The letter also has information and a link to Mrs Quintana's slideshow with video clips to demonstrate the school's approach to teaching reading and explaining Accelerated Reader and Destination Reader. There is also a a link to the Celebration Assembly's slides and links to additional learning resources (BBC Bitesize, The Oak National Academy).
- 26 Jan 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 26 January 2021
Please find attached the weekly letter from Mr Hunt with details and pictures of Year 5 & 6's team snowman challenge, Year 3 maths guide video for parents, slides from our celebration assembly and information on the login details for the children's programming skills using Scratch which were emailed out yesterday.
- 19 Jan 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 19 January 2021
Attached is a letter from Mr Hunt with information on who to contact for help on technical difficulties, concerns about your child's wellbeing and for families with any issues they are facing. There is also information on remote learning, learning on-site and a link to our celebration assembly - lockdown learning.
- 05 Jan 2021
Google Meet/Zoom Online Meeting Permissions
As part of our remote learning, teachers may wish to bring together some of the children in an online meeting or lesson. This would be via Google Meet (included in Google Classroom) or Zoom or some similar platform. These would involve two members of staff and a group of children.
Staff would not normally communicate with children online when school is open, but we believe that, during lockdown, where children may feel isolated from their classmates, it will benefit both their wellbeing and their learning.
We want to be sure that the children are safeguarded in such a meeting and have put the following protocol in place. If you would like your child to take part in live online meetings or lessons, then please complete the form below (or reply to the email that you were sent, stating your child’s name to say that you give your consent for your child to take part in these events).
We will only involve your child with your consent. If you wish your child to take part in in live online meetings or lessons, please complete the online consent form in the attached letter by 1pm on Thursday 7 January.
Letters for reference
- 06 May 2021
Newsletter 249 - May 2021
This month's newsletter contains an introduction from the Head Teacher, new form for claiming pupil premium/free school meals (available from the School Office), details on our forthcoming visit by the Olympian, Montell Douglas and details for the sponsorship, socially distanced School Council, Dr. Bike Day, marking St George's Day, new exercise equipment, values & wellbeing, Year 5 maths, Year 6 leavers hoodies, sports clubs (athletics and rounders), Year 3 RE, new clubs (choir and arts & crafts), remembering Captain Tom, local high school news, awards for attendance, values role models and golden award winners plus a calendar of events as well as an advert for our non uniform day Friday 11 June and gift sale on Wednesday 16 June.
- 23 Apr 2021
April 2021 - Newsletter 248
Attached is this month's newsletter from Mr Hunt which has lots of information on awards to the school, parking issues, World Book Day activities including 'caught you reading', author visit and a link to the staff Masked Reader, photo's from our return to school, science week, Theme Park ride competition, values and wellbeing, trying different fruits, how to join Scouts and Matt Fiddes martial arts groups that are held in the evenings in the school, sports lockdown competitions, raising funds as a Co-op community partner, Easter egg competition, reminder on uniform and haircuts, March awards in attendance, values role models, golden award winners and athletes of the term. There are also our regular notices if you need to report an absence from school and how to claim for pupil premium grant. The newsletter also has information on how to access home COVID test kits for families.....and a calendar of events for the summer term.
- 13 Jan 2021
January 2021 - Newsletter 247
Please find attached the latest newsletter which has a message from Mr Hunt, details of support during lockdown, highlights from our Festive Fortnight where the children enjoyed Christmas jumper day, Christmas dinner, Santa dash, Festive Friday, a visit from a special guest(!) and Christmas gifts as well as the Year 4 and 5's performances, Christmas song from our choir and the Jack and the Beanstalk Panto. There is also information on the attendance, values role models and our new Eco Committee.
- 02 Dec 2020
December 2020 - Newsletter 246
Attached is this month's newsletter which is packed with news of how the school is getting ready for Christmas, being selected for Co-op membership community rewards, Mr Finch's request for donations of gifts and food items for his festive trolley, Christmas dinner & Christmas jumper day on 10 December, Christmas card postboxes, Christmas plays and Festive Friday on 18 December where everyone can come in non-uniform in exchange for donations to Great Ormond Street Hospital together with pictures from our Children in Need non uniform day, New Eco-Council, Year 5 Bikeability training, clubs restarting, lockdown drill, lunchtime football, sports hall athletics activity week, 3 Draco RE artwork, 3 Lyra design and technology, Year 5 Egyptians topic, our golden award winners and attendance awards.
Note: On Friday 18 December, after an earlier lunch, school will end early with pick up times from 1pm to 1:10pm - we will confirm exact timings for your child's class soon.
- 05 Nov 2020
November 2020 - Newsletter 245
Attached is this month's newsletter which is packed with details of keeping each other safe, planning for self isolation, parents evening, reports, photographs and.... keeping going. Included is a plea for courteous parking, British values, upcoming school events, harvest festival, house competition, tolerant Year 3s, using our sports grant, new new lunchtime clubs, new kit, Year 5 art sculptures, Year 3 and 5 science, 6P class assembly, new school council, uniform and equipment, Year 4 geography field work, awards and planting trees.
- 02 Oct 2020
October 2020 - Newsletter 244
Please find attached the newsletter for October 2020 which has information on the activities which raised the amazing amount of £265 for Macmillan Cancer Support (non uniform day and cake competition), practice SATS for Year 6, COVID safety, new Head Pupil Team, working towards Investors in Pupils and a calendar of events for 2020-21.
- 11 Sep 2020
September 2020 - Newsletter 243
The September monthly newsletter is filled with news on the children's return to school, COVID safety, high school applications, our new healthy eating policy and last year's Year 6 celebrations on their last day.
- 03 Apr 2020
April 2020 - Newsletter 242
This month's newsletter is filled with the numerous activities that the children participated in during March. We wish you safety and good health.
- 09 Mar 2020
March 2020 - Newsletter 241
This month's newsletter is packed full with details of the the numerous activities the children have participated in including International Week, new caterers, Friends of Someries movie night, improving site security, sporting events, maths competitions, installation of new playground equipment and outdoor gym, bikeability cycle training for Year 5, Year 3's visit to St Francis' Church as well as winners of our our attendance and golden awards as well as value role models. There is also a calendar of events for the remainder of the academic year.
- 04 Feb 2020
February 2020 - Newsletter 240
This month's newsletter has details of the number of awards we have received for our work with the children in different aspects of their education, new school caterers, reward trips, tree planting, sports, bridge building, Young Voices, RE week highlights and 3 Draco's class assembly. There is also information about the events taking place during international week w/c 10 February.
- 09 Jan 2020
January 2020 - Newsletter 239
The newsletter for this month has lots of information about the numerous activities that took place before the Christmas holidays including the Year 3 nativity play, Year 5 pantomine, three music performances, Christmas jumper day, Year 6 craft sale, pizza making, baking sessions and a visit to the local pantomine. There is also information on Mr Finch's parent and carer learning information session due to take place on 23 January (9:00-10:30am) - all parents/carers invited.
- 04 Dec 2019
December 2019 - Newsletter 238
This month's newsletter is again full of the many events that the children and parents/carers have participated in, together with details of the preparations for the Christmas season.