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Newsletter – February 2024

I hope you and your children had a wonderful half term break and are ready for an exciting new half-term at Warren Park. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who attended our recent Parents’ Evenings. It was truly fantastic to see so many of you and have the opportunity to celebrate your child’s achievements so far this year. Your support and involvement in your child’s education is invaluable, and we are grateful for your continued partnership.

World Book Day

On Friday 8th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day. This is a special day where we come together as a school community to celebrate our love of reading. We invite the children to come to school in their pyjamas and dressing gowns as we will be sharing our favourite bedtime stories and poems. Please ensure that your child also wears appropriate footwear and is dressed warmly as we will still be going outside for break and lunch time. This year we hope to have the special £1 voucher books delivered directly to school so that your child can bring their book home at the end of the day. We will also be organising a book swap, so please do encourage your child to bring in any books they no longer read to participate in this exciting exchange. The book swap and our school book shop will take place in the school hall at the end of the day. As always, reading is a key focus at Warren Park because we believe it opens the door to endless adventures and learning opportunities. We encourage you to continue supporting your child’s reading journey by reading with them at home and completing their reading logs.

Red Nose Day

We are excited to announce that on Friday 15th March, we will be supporting Red Nose Day. Children are invited to come to school in non-uniform, wearing something red, and to bring in a donation for this fantastic charity. As the theme is ‘do something funny for money’ we hope the children will enter into the spirit and have lots of fun during the day.

Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in our school community. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

With very best wishes,

Elizabeth Cooper

Newsletter – January 2024

Happy New Year! Thank you for joining us for so many of our festive activities at the end of last term and for ensuring your children returned so successfully on January 2nd. They have made a fabulous start to 2024, settling back into school routines and their learning brilliantly.

Charity Collection

We raised an amazing £282.45 for the Rowans Hospice from the collections at the end of the Christmas Concerts. As always, thank you so much for your generosity.

Attendance

On Monday we will be sending out some important attendance information which will include your child’s current attendance percentage and punctuality. Since the pandemic, the government is impressing upon parents and schools the importance of strong school attendance and punctuality. There is lots of research which highlights the negative impact that regular or sustained absence from school can have for a child. This includes missing key blocks of learning, struggling to make friendships as well as causing anxiety when returning to school following absence. We are always keen to support parents to ensure that children attend school every day and on time.
We analyse individual attendance regularly and the government require us to put in place supportive measures for any child where attendance is a concern. Our Attendance Officer and SEND Support Assistant, Miss Read, or your child’s teachers will get in contact if your child’s attendance falls below an acceptable level to find out how we can help. We want to help in any way that we can in order that any formal legal action can be avoided. By working together, we want to make sure that your child has the very best education possible during their time at Warren Park.

Parents’ Evening

We will be sending out further information about Parents’ Evening sessions which will take place later this term. These are very important meetings as they are an opportunity for us to share your child’s achievements so far and how we can work together to ensure that they get the very best out of all of the opportunities that lie ahead this year.

Join our Governing Body

This week you will receive a newsletter from our Governing Body. There is currently a vacancy on the board for a co-opted governor. Unlike parent governor posts, there is no election required to fill this vacancy. Being a governor is a fantastic way to get involved in the life of the school and to make a difference for our wonderful children and amazing staff team. If you are interested and would like to know more, please let either our school office or a member of the governing board know and the Chair of Governors will contact you. Please don’t let child care be a barrier as we will provide a free Kids Club place for attendance at governing body meetings.

Breakfast Club

Please ensure that places for Breakfast Club are booked in advance using the Arbor system.

Inset days 2024

Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July will be inset days and school will be closed for the children.

Art Competition

Very well done to everyone who entered the Art competition. The quality of the entries was incredibly high and the judges have had an almost impossible task identifying the winners.

Clubs

Please remember to look out for information regarding clubs this term. Letters will be sent for individual clubs and you can also check information on the school website. If you have any problems with booking children via the Arbor system, please call the school office and they will be happy to help.

With very best wishes,

Elizabeth Cooper

Newsletter – December 2023

As we approach the festive season, we are looking forward to welcoming you into school to help us celebrate in true Warren Park style. We have a very busy couple of weeks ahead so please do keep these dates to hand and don’t forget that you can always check information on the school website or by calling the school office.

Thank you

Thank you so much for supporting our recent charity events so generously. We raised a fantastic £162.05 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal and a truly amazing £345.27 for Children in Need.

Christmas dates

Tuesday 5th December:

Infant Christmas lunch and Christmas Jumper day
Year 4 Ukulele concert 2.15pm

Wednesday 6th December:

Year R Singing Concert 2.30pm
Outdoor choir concert 4.15pm

Thursday 7th December:

Junior Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day
Infant Christmas disco 3.15 – 4.15pm
Junior Christmas disco 4.30 – 5.45pm

Friday 8th December:

Wear what you like to school in return for a donation to the Christmas Fair

Tuesday 12th December:

Year 1 & 2 Christmas concert 10am
Junior Christmas concert 2pm

Wednesday 13th December:

Junior Christmas concert 10am
Year 1 & 2 Christmas concert 2pm

Thursday 14th December:

Christmas Fair 3.30 – 5pm

Friday 15th December:

Christmas parties / Year 6 reward trip

POST BOX: We will have a post box for the children to post Christmas cards from Monday 4th December – please ensure that cards have the full name of the recipient and their year group.

CHOIR CONCERT: The children involved in the concert will remain in school until their performance. The gates will be opened at 4pm for anyone wishing to attend the performance which will take place on the playground in front of the Year 4 classrooms. Hot chocolate and mince pies will be on sale.

CONCERTS: Please make sure that you have ordered your tickets via the online form. Please contact the school office if you have any difficulty with this. Entrance will be via the Library entrance (just before the Year R classrooms). There will be a charity collection bucket at the end of the concerts to raise money for The Rowans Hospice.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: We hope the children will embrace the Christmas spirit by wearing anything festive – jumpers, dresses, outfits, hats and headwear on the day of their Christmas lunch. We will have festive music and crackers as well as our fantastic kitchen team spoiling us with an amazing lunch.

CHRISTMAS DISCOS: Year R, 1 and 2 children can wear their disco clothes to school and their teachers will take them to the school hall at the end of the day. The infant children do not need to bring any additional money as they will be given a drink and some sweets. Parents will collect their children from their child’s classroom door at 4.15pm.
The junior children will be admitted through the main school entrance at 4.30pm. There will be a tuck shop selling sweets and drinks if the juniors wish to bring some money (£1.50 maximum). The children can be collected via the main entrance at 5.45pm. Children must be collected by an adult as it will be dark.

CHRISTMAS PARTIES: The last day of term will be a wear what you like day for all children. Years R to 5 will have Christmas parties which will include lots of fun and games but the children will not need to bring in any food items. Year 6 will have their reward trip on the last day of term.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: We are really pleased to be holding our traditional Christmas Fair on Thursday 14th December from 3.30 – 5.00 pm in the school hall and we are hoping that you will be able to come along for some Christmas fun! We are asking for donations of bric-a-brac, toys, games, books and any other items that you may have as well as sweets, chocolates and biscuits for our Chocolate Tombola and anything in a bottle. Donation day is Friday 8th December but you are welcome to send in donations at any time before the day.

We are really looking forward to seeing you over the festive season!

With very best wishes,

Elizabeth Cooper

Newsletter – October 2023

We are looking forward to another busy and exciting half term. There are a number of important dates for you in this letter which can also be found on the school website.

Poppy appeal

We are pleased to be supporting The Royal British Legion once again this year with their poppy appeal. We will be selling poppies in the school office for a donation as well as a number of additional items which are priced between £1.00 and £1.50.

Children in Need (CiN)

On Friday 17th November we will have a wear what you would like day (suitable for school) which could include pyjamas to support the BBC Children in Need appeal or super hero outfits to celebrate the launch of our Monster Phonics super hero themed spelling scheme– donations for CiN will be very gratefully received on the day. As the children will still go outside for break and lunch time, it is really important that they are warm and have sensible footwear. From Monday 13th November we will have some Children in Need merchandise such as pens, wrist bands and Pudsey ears for sale at the school office priced between £1.00 and £2.50.

Christmas dates

Tuesday 5th December: Infant Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper day Year 4 Ukulele concert 2.15pm
Wednesday 6th December: Year R Singing Concert 2.30pm
Outdoor choir concert 4.15pm
Thursday 7th December: Junior Christmas dinner and Christmas jumper day Infant Christmas disco 3.15 – 4.15pm
Junior Christmas disco 4.30 – 5.45pm
Tuesday 12th December: Year 1 & 2 Christmas concert 10am
Junior Christmas concert 2pm
Wednesday 13th December: Junior Christmas concert 10am
Year 1 & 2 Christmas concert 2pm
Thursday 14th December: Christmas Fair 3.30pm
Friday 15th December: Christmas parties

We will have a post box for the children to post Christmas cards from Monday 4th December – please ensure that cards have the full name of the recipient and their year group.

Water bottles

Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle every day which must only contain water. Children can bring in a carton or bottle of juice as part of their packed lunch.
Parking near to the school
Neighbours have shared their concerns regarding some inappropriate parking at the beginning and end of the school day where driveways and access to properties have been blocked. They have informed the local council and police. They have advised us that they have been told to photograph any inconsiderate parking and send this information to the local council.
Please support us in maintaining positive relationships with our neighbours by parking considerately.

Breakfast Club

Please ensure that places for Breakfast Club are booked in advance using the Arbor system.

Inset days 2023 / 24

Friday 24th November 2023, Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July will be inset days and school will be closed for the children.

Book and uniform shop

We will have our book shop and pre-loved uniform shop open in the school hall at 3.15pm on Thursday 23rd November. Both books and pre-loved uniform will also be on sale at our Christmas Fair in December. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up some books for Christmas presents at the very reasonable price of £1.50. Pre-loved school uniform is available with items starting at 50p. Please do make sure that you have cash for this event.
Donations of pre-loved uniform are always very gratefully received. Please send items in with your children or drop them off at the school office.

With very best wishes,

Elizabeth Cooper

Newsletter – September 2023

Welcome back to a very exciting new school year and we hope that you have had an enjoyable summer break. We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 5th September (Monday 11th September for our new Reception children).

School Office

We are delighted to welcome Mrs Jo Winslade, our new School Business Manager, to the Warren Park team. She will be joined by Mrs Lynne Lewis who will be working with us for two days each week as our finance assistant. We are also currently in a recruitment process for additional roles within the team. While we complete this process, you will be greeted by other friendly members of our staff team who will all be happy to support and assist you in any way. Although Mrs Winslade has a great deal of experience working in primary schools, it will take a little while for her team to get to know all of our Warren Park systems so please do bear with us in these early weeks of the term.

Uniform

Parents who have already placed orders for uniform for children in Years 1 to 6 will be able to collect these from 1.30pm on Monday 4th September. Orders can be paid for in cash, card or bank transfer at the time of collection. Those that have been pre-paid will be ready for collection. As we have a large number of orders for collection, paying in cash is likely to be the speediest option and we will endeavour to make the collection process as smooth as possible.

Orders for Reception children will be ready for collection from Thursday 7th September.

We are planning to continue with children wearing PE kit to school on PE and Games days. Please make sure that jogging bottoms are plain black, blue or grey and are worn with a white tee-shirt and blue school sweatshirt. Appropriate trainers or plimsolls must be worn. Football kits, colours other than blue/black/grey bottoms / white tee-shirt and clothing with motifs or labels are not acceptable PE kit. Children will be expected to be wearing appropriately coloured PE kit and we will ensure that each year group has some spare kit for any child who does not wear PE clothing fitting with our policy on their PE day.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club and Kids Club will begin again on Tuesday 5th September. Please ensure that places are booked in advance using the Arbor system.

Absence messages

If your child is unwell, you will now have the option to leave a message on the school answer system rather than needing to speak to a member of the office team. Please remember to leave your child’s name, class and the reason for absence. We hope that this facility will make this process easier for everyone.

Inset days 2023 / 24

Friday 24th November 2023, Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July will be inset days and school will be closed for the children.

Literary Festival

On Friday 29th September we will be celebrating our Warren Park love of reading with a special day of events that will enable children to share their favourite books as well as hearing from authors and poets. More information will follow shortly.

We are very much looking forward to working in partnership with you again this academic year to make sure that your children have the very best possible educational journey that we can provide. Please remember that Mrs Lofting and I are available if you have any queries or questions.

With very best wishes,

Elizabeth Cooper