Mudeford Junior School
May Newsletter 2018
We would like to remind you that Sports Day will be held on Tuesday 22 May, starting at 1.10pm. The gates will be open at 1.00 pm when there will be an opportunity to have refreshments before the sports begin. The PTA will be in touch about donations of cakes. Please remember that the school has a no smoking and no dogs policy for the whole school site. Children are encouraged to wear a coloured T-shirt (not a football top) representing the colour of their team.
As the warmer weather may be on its way, we are concerned that the children have adequate protection from the sun especially during the long lunch break. Could you please send the children to school with:
Sun cream Hat Water bottle
We will allow the children to have a drink as often as they need it. Thank you for your support.
Holidays in Term Time
Government legislation makes it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term times unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is extremely unlikely that time out of school for a holiday will be considered exceptional circumstances. As a school we are committed to ensuring that pupils miss as little time as possible.
Tesco Bags for Life
We would like to thank Tesco Bags for Life Project for agreeing to develop the pond area. This is now fully completed.
There is no supervision on the playgrounds before 8.35 am and we ask that children arrive at school between 8.35 and 8.45 am. At the end of the school day, please ensure that children are supervised if they are playing on the trim trail thus ensuring their safety at all times. We also ask that there is no cycling or scooting in the school grounds.
Medication in School
As the hayfever season has begun we are receiving lots of medication for use at lunchtimes. Please remember all medication must be kept in the office, not in the children’s bags, should be labelled clearly with the pupil’s name and an adult needs to have completed a form giving us instructions for administration.
School Nurse Appointments
The school nurse will visit on Thursday 7 June between 8.30 and 10.00 am if you wish to discuss any health or medical needs regarding your child. Please contact the office to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.
We are finding more children are wearing jewellery to school. As part of the school’s health and safety policy the children are not allowed to wear rings, wristbands or friendship bracelets, necklaces or ear-rings. Children are allowed to wear ear studs but they must be taped up for PE and games. Nail varnish should not be worn. Please can we remind you that boots should not be worn to school and the children should be wearing plain white, grey or navy socks.
Class photos will be taken on Monday 11 June.
Year 5 and 6 Parents Meeting re Health and Relationships Education
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 13 June at 5.00 – 7.00 pm. This is an opportunity for Year 5 and Year 6 parents to view the material that will be used during the health and relationship education lessons.
There will be an informal open evening on Monday 9 July between 5.15 and 6.45 pm. This is an opportunity for children to bring their parents in to school to look through their work. Teachers will be in attendance.
Summer Term Dates
Tuesday 22 May Sports Day 1.10 pm start
Wednesday 23 May Parent meeting for Osmington Bay trip 3.45 pm
28 May-1 June Half Term Week
Monday 4 June Staff Training Day
Tuesday 5 June Staff Training Day
Thursday 7 June School Nurse Visit 8.30 (by appointment)
Monday 11 June School Photographer
Tuesday 12 June Sports Day reserve date
Wednesday 13 June Health and Relationships viewing for Year 5 and 6 parents 5.00 pm
Friday 29 June Year 6 Osmington Bay trip
Monday 2 July Year 6 return from Osmington Bay approx. 3.45 pm
Wednesday 4 July Year 6 Secondary school transition day
Monday 2-6 July Years 3, 4, 5 SATs tests
Friday 6 July Year 5 trip to Carey Camp
Monday 9 July Parent Evening 5.15-6.45 pm
Tuesday 24 July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 10 am
Tuesday 24 July Leavers’ Disco (7.15 – 9.00pm)
Wednesday 25 July Break up for Summer Holiday 3.15 pm
Monday 3 September Staff Training Day
Tuesday 4 September Autumn Term begins
Autumn Term Dates
Tuesday 4 September – Friday 21 December 2018
Half term October 22 – 26 2018
Spring Term Dates
Monday 7 January 2019 – Friday 5 April 2019
Half term 18 – 22 February 2019
Summer Term Dates
Tuesday 23 April – Tuesday 23 July 2019
Half term 27 – 31 May 2019