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TRANSITION DAYS

So far, I have the following information regarding transitions days - please let me know if you know something different or you believe the information to be incorrect.

David Neiper

Tuesday 6th July for Stonebroom children. This is due to the residential we have going out to Kingswood in June. The children will need to make their own to secondary school on this date. There is an evening (Wednesday 30th June) where children and parents have the opportunity to meet their tutor. After speaking to Miss Hill from David Neiper, she has advised that parents are more than welcome to attend the evening but all details that are given out on that night will be given to the children on their transition day. 

Tibshelf

The Tibshelf children have the following dates for transition: Monday 21st June, Tuesday 22nd June, Wednesday 23rd June & Thursday 24th June. The children will need to make their own way to the secondary school on these dates.   

Tupton

Unfortunately, Tupton are not able to complete any of their transitions days during this academic year. Instead, Friday 3rd September has been set aside for Year 7 children only. 

Swanwick

The Swanwick children have the following date for transition: Friday 9th July.

FOREST SCHOOLS & P.E

This is the last week of Forest Schools for the Year 6 children. NEXT WEEK (week commencing Monday 10th May) the children will stop Forest Schools and return to having P.E on Thursday afternoons (starting Thursday 13th May). This means that the children will need to be in school uniform on Wednesdays and Fridays and in P.E kit on Thursdays.

Please remember that school PE kits is black shorts / jogging bottoms / leggings, a white t-shirt, trainers and their blue school top.   

Item added: Monday 3rd May

TERMLY ACHIEVEMENT

Attached below are our class achievements since we returned to school in Spring Term 2. I appreciate there hasn't been an awful lot to put on here just recently and that children don't always share their successes with you so I have outlined everything that has been awarded to them this half term.  

Next half term, I will do exactly the same however it would be great to share some achievements from clubs and activities that the children have completed outside of school, so please feel free to share these with me. 

I hope you are having, and will continue to have, a lovely Easter break! 

Mr Walmsley

Item added: Thursday 8th April

Y6 Family Fortunes

Answer the questions in the form to help year 6 gather information for their quiz.

FIRE SAFETY TALK

At this time of year, the children usually receive a visit from a member of the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to discuss fire safety. Unfortunately, due to covid, this is no longer possible therefore they emailed us yesterday to ask us to carry out the session remotely. Full details of which are available here: https://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/community/schools

I have asked the children to let you know when they are starting the activity as they may have some questions for you regarding fire escape plans, smoke alarms or fire in general. I have given them the opportunity to ask me and I will put all of their questions together in a video at the weekend. I have also told them they can get in touch with me at school should they wish to do so. 

Below is the video that the fire service use and I have created a Seesaw activity to go with it. I will of course revisit it when we return to school. 

Thank you for your continued help and support. I appreciate how difficult home schooling is especially when you are trying to balance work / family life too. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am available in school everyday. 

Mr Walmsley

Item added: Thursday 21st January

KEY STAGE TWO READING AT HOME CERTIFICATES

As part of our commitment to make sure that children read as much as possible, the staff in key stage 2 have come up with a uniform approach to awarding certificates. It is hoped that this will give reading a boost and encourage children to read more frequently at home.

EVERY child can find something they enjoy reading, it's just a case of finding what genre is right for them!  

The certificates are as follows: 

25 - Bronze / 50 - Silver / 75 - Gold / 100 - Platinum / 150 - Platinum Plus / 200 - Diamond / 300 - Commended / 400 - Outstanding. 

Should you child reach the magical 500, then Mrs George will buy them a book of their choice. 

In year 6, each 'time' is counted when a child reads for 15 minutes at home or during homework club and it has been recorded in their homework diary which has been signed by a parent or older sibling. If a child reads for one hour one evening, then that will be classed as '4 times'. 

Each child must complete a minimum of 45 minutes of reading each week (3 times) which should mean they get to the 100 certificate. The system then rewards children who go above and beyond the minimum required. 

Finally, I would like to thank you for your continued support when it comes to reading. The best way for children to learn to read is to read and with your help, we can make sure your child reaches their full potential. 

Mr Walmsley

Item added: Wednesday 9th December

 

DARE PARENTAL/CARER QUESTIONNAIRE

Our DARE officer, Mrs Beale, would love to hear from parents about the DARE 25 programme. She would appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to complete the form. 

Item added: Friday 27th November

DARE Parental Feedback Form

Our DARE officer, Mrs Beale, would love to hear from parents about the DARE 25 programme. Usually, this is in the form of a questionnaire that the children take home however this is not possible in the current climate. Please fill in the first 4 questions using numbers 1 - 5, with 1 being NOT AT ALL and 5 being A LOT. The final box asks for your comments. I can then forward these to the DARE Officer.

BRONZE BADGE CHILDREN

Congratulations to the following children for achieving their bronze badge. 

GOLDEN MILE CERTIFICATES

Congratulations to the following children for achieving their golden mile certificates over the last few weeks. 

READING CERTIFICATES

Congratulations to the following children for achieving their reading at home certificates over the last few weeks. Children who have read 25 times at home receive bronze, 50 times at home receive silver, 75 times at home receive gold and 100 times at home receive platinum. 

Item added: Tuesday 24th November

 

CLASS TIMETABLE - AUTUMN TERM 2

Item added: Monday 2nd November

BIKEABILITY UPDATE - NEW DATE - Friday 13th November

Just a quick update to inform you that the NEW DATE for bikeability is FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER. 

Initially, I was as shocked as you probably were at the timing of the cancellation however the bikeability people thought it was best to cancel on two counts:

a. safety (and the children's next step was to go out on the roads) and

b. some of the children were wet and cold. 

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused, however on the plus side, the children get to have another go and we completed our Scholastic Pro reading test which saw many children make fantastic progress! 

Item added: Monday 2nd November

 

BIKEABILITY - PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD IS ON THE LIST

Please look at the list below and check that your child is on it if you want them to do bikeability. 

If they are not on the list, please email me - j.walmsley@stonebroom.derbyshire.sch.uk - and I will ask you the questions that are on the form and fill one in for you - I can only do this with written (email in this case) consent.  

Item added: Thursday 29th October

STONEBROOM MILE - 20 mile award

Congratulations to the children below for successfully completing 20 miles. The certificate will show the child where 20 miles could get them to if they could walk in a direct line. 

Item added: Thursday 22nd October

BRONZE READER

Congratulations to the child below for successfully becoming a bronze reader - this means the child has read 25 times at home (15 minutes a session). 

Item added: Friday 2nd October

SILVER READER

Congratulations to the child below for successfully becoming a SILVER reader - this means the child has read 50 times at home (15 minutes a session). 

Item added: Thursday 15th October

STONEBROOM MILE

Congratulations to the children below for successfully completing 10 miles. The certificate will show the children where 10 miles could get them to if they could walk in a direct line. 

Item added: Thursday 22nd October

BRONZE READER

Congratulations to the children below for successfully becoming a bronze reader - this means the children have read 25 times at home (15 minutes a session). 

Item added: Thursday 15th October

BIKEABILITY SAFETY CHECK LIST

Please find attached below the health and safety check list for bikeability which will take place on Monday 2nd November. 

Item added: Wednesday 7th October

STONEBROOM MILE

Congratulations to the children below for successfully completing 10 miles. The certificate will show the children where 10 miles could get them to if they could walk in a direct line. 

Item added: Friday 2nd October

PEN LICENCE

Congratulations to the children below who have achieved their pen licence.

The pen licence is awarded to children who have neat joined handwriting that is consistent across a range of books, not just in handwriting lessons. The children also know that it is a licence, not a certificate, therefore it can be taken away from them should their handwriting deteriorate.  

Item added: Friday 2nd October

STONEBROOM MILE

Congratulations to the children below for successfully completing 10 miles. The certificate will show the children where 10 miles could get them to if they could walk in a direct line. 

Item added: Friday 2nd October

BRONZE READER

Congratulations to the child below for successfully becoming a bronze reader - this means the child has read 25 times at home (15 minutes a session). 

Item added: Friday 2nd October

 

DARE 25 - FIRST LESSON UPDATE

The children took part in their first DARE session today. They talked about the programme itself and drugs - the fact that some drugs are helpful whereas others are harmful. 

As part of the programme, the children have been given a book and in normal circumstances, parents and children would be asked to sign the first page. Unfortunately it isn't possible to do this at this time, therefore I have attached a photo of the sheet below. I will assume you are happy for me to sign the sheet on your behalf unless I hear from you before next Thursday (24th September).

Item added: Thursday 17th September

DARE 25

On Thursday 17th September, the Year 6 children will take part in a programme of study call 'DARE 25'. This is a programme that has been run at Stonebroom for the last 6 years and has been highly successful. 

Our new DARE Officer, Mrs Beale, has been into school to discuss with me the programme and how it will be delivered safely for both children and staff in this current climate. She has also given me a parent information sheet that will provide you with all of the information about the programme. 

If you do have any issues or concerns regarding the programme, then please feel free to get in touch with me. In the mean time, I have attached the parent/carer information sheet below. 

Thank you, 

Mr Walmsley

Item added: Friday 11th September

CLASS TIMETABLE

Item added: Wednesday 2nd September

LONG TERM PLAN

Below is a copy of the long term plan we will be following in class this year. There may be some small tweaks depending on how the children return to school in September.  

Item added: Wednesday 2nd September