News & Dates

Newsletter – 21 July  2017

End of term

The summer holidays are finally here! I wish you all a very enjoyable break.

We wish our Year 6 children all the very best at their new schools. The staff are proud of their achievements and our Leavers’ Assembly yesterday was a lovely occasion for the children to reflect on their time at Redbourn.

Farewell

Of course, at this time of the year we also say farewell and thank you to some members of our team.

Mrs Blakemore will be moving to a promotion at Broadfield School in Hemel. She has worked tirelessly over the past 2 years to keep the school (and in particular me!) organised and efficient. Thank you for your enormous contribution to our school.

Mrs Smart is moving to Samuel Ryder School in St. Albans to take on a new challenge. She has been a key member of our senior team and the very pleasing achievements of our Year 6 pupils this year are a reflection of her hard work.

Mr Smith will also be leaving us at the end of term to work in the secondary sector. The children have been inspired by his enthusiasm for sport and we wish him well as he progresses his career.

Reading Certificates

Today we awarded certificates and prizes to children who got to the top of the reading ladder every term this year. Fantastic achievement – well done!

100% Attendance

I am pleased to report that 20 pupils achieved 100% attendance this year. They were all presented with special certificates from Hertfordshire County Council today in assembly.

Art project

During the summer term all the children at Redbourn Juniors participated in a collaborative art project.  They worked with a local artist, Natasha Rehman, to produce an amazing mural that certainly brightens up the school grounds.

The mural celebrates the link between art and maths.  Each class worked on a particular theme, such as circles or irregular and regular quadrilaterals, and produced four highly colourful boards that each form a part of the project.

Natasha spent a week with the school, guiding and supporting the children to create the mural. The project was jointly funded by Harpenden Area Decorative and Fine Arts Society (HADFAS) and the PTA.  HADFAS Young Arts Scheme aims to encourage the appreciation and enjoyment of the arts by young people in the local area.  Several of the volunteers from HADFAS came into school during the week and worked with the pupils to encourage and help them to do their very best.  

Please see the school website for photos of the project.

PTA Thank you

It has been an amazing year of fundraising by our PTA. We have a great team of willing volunteer parents, but I would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to our Chair, Sarah Deans for her dedication, and Anne Wilkes for her incredible support.

Pirates of the Curry Bean

There are some photographs on the website from our production of Pirates of the Curry Bean.

Staff v Year 6 Rounders

Well done to the staff who won our traditional rounders match against Year 6 this week. The children were divided into 3 teams of 20 and the competition was fierce! The staff edged the series 2-1. Year 5 will have a challenge on their hands next year!

Meet the Teacher Meetings

In the first week of term in September we will hold “Meet the Teacher” meetings to give you an opportunity to find out what the children will be learning in their new class and any practical information you need to know about their new year group. We will hold the meetings in the classrooms immediately after morning drop-off at 9am. The children will register and then go straight to assembly, allowing teachers to present to parents. We anticipate the meetings lasting no longer than 20 minutes. The meetings will be held on the following days.

Year 6 – Tuesday 5 September (This will also be an opportunity to ask any last minute questions about PGL)

Year 5 – Wednesday 6 September

Year 4 – Thursday 7 September

Year 3 – Friday 8 September 

Cup Winners

The cup winners this week are The Hawks.

Congratulations to the Eagles who are our overall winners this year!

 

School re-opens on Monday 4 September

All the staff hope you have a lovely Summer

 

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