Friday Flyer 33

3/7/15

Tel. 387750                                                                             Friday Flyer number 33

Friday Flyer on line at stgeorgescofe.education

 

Paper Copy Friday Flyer

I have been concerned that the communication via the Friday Flyer has not been as effective using the attachment to the email and by posting the Friday Flyer on the school website. For this week only there will be a paper copy of the Friday Flyer as it contains vital information regarding changes to end of year assessments and comments on your child’s school report. We will go back to electronic copies of the newsletter from next week. This arrangement will continue at the start of the new academic year in September 2015. I would encourage all parents to access this important weekly information.

 

Changes in End of Year Assessments

There have been major changes in English Primary Education to the system of assessment. The New National Curriculum no longer has levels to assess children against. The school reports for children in years 1, 3, 4 and 5 will not have levels of achievement. Children will be judged against what children are expected to be able to do at their age. Parents need to be aware that with New Primary Curriculum these expectations have risen considerably. The reports will comment on whether children are at ‘age related expectation’. For example; children will be at age related expectation, above or below. In some exceptional circumstances they may be significantly above or significantly below.

 

Due to the system of phasing out the old curriculum, year 2 and 6 are still working on levels. The children in these year groups will have their attainment in the old system of levels. This will be explained in the end of year report. From next academic year all children will be in the new system with different assessment procedures for year 6 children in 2016.

 

School Reports and Teaching Organisation 2015

Your child’s school report will come out next Friday. It will contain the assessment information set out above. It will also contain a letter explaining the class organisation for 2015.2016.

 

In key stage 2 next year all year groups will be taught in three sets in the mornings for English and maths. There will be three classes in the afternoons for years 3 and 4 with extra teachers across year 5. Year 6 will continue with the present arrangement with Mrs Watts teaching sets in the morning and supporting where necessary in the afternoons. This will reduce the numbers of children in each teaching group for each subject. We will be making use of the existing meeting room and small hall as additional teaching space, we will also be building a new office and meeting room for the autumn term.

The aim of the changes is to ensure children get more individual attention from class teachers and enabling children to make better than expected progress across the curriculum.

 

We have a number of staff changes for September. Mr Richards and Miss Bevington will be joining the staff. Miss Turner will be seconded to Dawley C of E Primary School for a year as part of St George’s support package for this school.

 

Team and Group Photographs

We have received the proofs of the team photographs and the various groups and clubs in school. Parents will need to come to the school office to view the proofs. Orders need to be placed by Friday 10th July. Copies of the photographs will be on display down the school corridor.

 

 

Macmillan Music Concert.

At this stage we have sold very few tickets for the Macmillan Music Concerts on Thursday 9th July. If parents and children would like tickets please contact the school office. Unless we have a significant increase in ticket sales we will have the 2.00pm concert only and refund the evening tickets. A text will be sent out on Monday with our decision.

 

 

Sports Days

Thank you to everyone who has supported the five different Sports Days this week. We have been lucky with the weather and seen some great activity and competition. I must say a word about all the children who took part. As headteacher I was extremely proud of the attitude shown by all the children. We do have competitive sports days at St George’s unlike many Primary Schools. For the winners it is wonderful; however some of the greatest achievements come from those children who are not especially athletic but put in 100% of effort. I have complimented all the children on their attitude during this week’s sports days.

 

School Meals for Key Stage 1 Children

The government currently funds school meals for all children in reception , year 1 and year 2. This system will continue in September. Would parents of children who will be in year 3 in September note that they will need to pay for their lunch or provide pack lunches next year.

 

Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly

There is a long standing tradition at St George’s to go to St George’s Church on the last day of term and celebrate our year 6 leavers. This will take place on Thursday 16th July. I would like to invite parents from across the school, especially year 6, to share this event with us. If you wish to attend please contact the school office. We have significant room in the church but will need to restrict numbers.

 

Arthog Year 5.

Could all parents return the consent form for the Arthog trip by Wed 8th July at the latest.

 

End of Term

School will finish this term on Thursday 16th July. Friday 17th July is a PD Day. Children then return on Tuesday 8th September. Parents will have noticed this is a seven week summer holiday. This is not unique to St George’s as we follow the holiday pattern set out by Telford and Wrekin Council for all schools.

 

Stars of the Week

Nurs AM - Olivia Bethell

Nurs PM - Kyle Porter

RC - William Sim

RCT - Emily Want

RB - Georgia Richards

1P - Bobby Murugadas

1FT - Phoebe Brueton

1/2O - Amber Reilly

2B - Freddie Preece

2W - Jack Grice

3B - Seth Minton

3TB - Callum McCarthy

4H - Zoe Heighway

4M - Rhys Taylor

4P - Connor Thompson

5P - Callum Seabury

5T - Khyra Shah

6CB - Arran

6RB - Joshua Davidson