January 2020 Whole School Newsletter and Dates for the term
Up to date information is available on the school website including dates for both spring and summer term, staff training days, trips and much more.
Schools are no longer required to notify local radio stations. If the school is to be closed for any reason, this will be published on the school website by 8am.
Year 3 swimming will resume on Monday 13th January – may we remind you that the voluntary contribution of £30 for the whole term to Easter is now due. There are 10 consecutive weeks of swimming sessions, finishing on Monday 23rd March.
Teacher led clubs
Teacher led after school clubs will begin week starting Monday 20th January.
SAT tests for children in Years 6 will take place week beginning Monday 11th May. It is important that all Year 6 children are in school throughout this week.
Trips for each year group have been booked and dates confirmed. Payments can be made on ParentMail now for each of these trips (refer to Dates for Your Diary).
Year 6 parents are reminded that the balance for the Osmington Bay trip is due by Friday 27 March. Remember that you can pay smaller amounts by ParentMail or by sending in cash or cheque, building up to the final balance if you choose.
Safety in the School Car Park
The school car park is a very busy place. We have allocated a section of the car park for visitor parking where children can be collected and dropped off.
In order to safeguard the safety of the children please do not:
- drive into the staff car park to drop off children.
- allow the children to cross the car park, insist that they use the pavements
- use the school drive in order to turn around
- obstruct the main blue gates restricting access for emergency vehicles
If you bring or collect your child by car, please only park on the school side of Mudeford Lane and never stop on the raised area opposite the gate to allow children crossing the road to have a clear view either way. Neighbours have also requested that driveways and garages are not blocked when collecting your child. If you are collecting from the Nelson Drive gate, please be considerate when parking and do not obstruct this pedestrian gate. Dropping off or parking on zig-zag lines also places our children at risk.
Year 6 parent evenings will be on Tuesday 4th February 4.00-6.30pm and Wednesday 5th February, 5.30-8.00pm. For Years 3, 4, 5 parent evenings will be held on Tuesday 24 March 4.00-6.30pm and Wednesday 25 March 5.30-8.00 pm.
Parent View Website
As part of the new Ofsted inspection process a website has been launched asking for parents’ views on every school. It is a very quick and simple survey requiring only 2 minutes of your time. We would very much appreciate your support in completing this survey.
The address for Ofsted is: http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
Then go to the section “Give your views”. Many thanks for your continued support.
Friends of Mudeford Junior School
The PTA’s Christmas activities were a huge success, raising over £5000 (the exact figure to be confirmed) and we appreciate all the support given by parents and staff.
Dates for Your Diary
Friday 10 January Pantomime for all the children to enjoy
Monday 13 January Swimming starts for Year 3 children
Monday 20 January Teacher led after school clubs begin
Friday 31 January Disco
Tuesday 4 February Year 6 Parent Evening 4.00-6.30 pm
Wednesday 5 February Year 6 Parent Evening 5.30-8.00pm
Wednesday 12 Feb Members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing in school
Monday 17 February Half term week
Monday 2 March Global Awareness Week
Thursday 5 March World Book Day (children invited to dress up as a character from a book)
Friday 13 March Year 5 Healthy Cooking Workshops
Friday 20 March Disco
Monday 23 March Last Year 3 Swimming Session for the year
Tuesday 24 March Year 3, 4, 5 Parent Evening 4.00-6.30 pm
Wednesday 25 March Year 3, 4, 5 Parent Evening 5.30-8.00pm
Friday 27 March Final payment due for Year 6 Osmington Bay trip
Friday 27 March Year 4 trip to Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne
Friday 3 April Break up for Easter
Monday 20 April Return to school – Summer term begins
Tuesday 28 April 3BC trip to Hengistbury Head Education Centre
Wednesday 29 April 3EN trip to Hengistbury Head Education Centre
Friday 8 May May Bank Holiday
Monday 11-14 May Year 6 SATs Week
Tuesday 19 May Sports Day
Wednesday 20 May Year 4 trip to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Concert, Poole
Monday 22 May Class photographs
Monday 25 May Half Term week
Thursday 4 June Reserve Sports Day (if wet on Tuesday 19th May)
Friday 12 -15 June Year 6 Osmington Bay Trip
Monday 22 June Staff Training Day
Monday 6 July Year 5 trip to Carey Camp
Wednesday 1 July Secondary schools’ transition day
Friday 17 July Last Day of Term 3.15 pm finish
Thursday 3 September Return to school - Autumn term begins
Monday 26 October Half term week