I hope this letter finds you well and your children are settling into the new school term. As we embark on another exciting year we have some interesting topics to learn about.
Reception – Once upon a time starting with Rapunzel.
Year 1/2 – Inspirational people including Rosa Parks, Joseph Rowntree and the suffragette movement.
Year 3/4 – Ancient Egypt
Year 5/6 – Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
You can find more details on the Knowledge Organisers on our website and on our homework sheets too.
There will be another ‘Book Look’ opportunity at the end of this term too, so you can see all the lovely work your child has completed. (Monday 5th February Book Look afternoon 3pm)
As you are aware, we altered our homework system last term. We emphasise those skills that need regular practice such as reading, spelling, and timetables and these elements are mandatory. We also offer further tasks for parents/pupils who choose to do more, and these are optional.
Staff will be sending out our homework sheets within the next few days – please look out for them. They contain all the information you need for the term ahead.
Please could I also remind parents that we do need you to sign your child’s planner when you have heard them read, or we won’t know they have been heard, and a new book will be delayed, or they won’t receive the recognition they deserve.
We will send out reminders to help you remember.
This term our focus in Collective Worship will be about Gratitude and Thankfulness. The children have already been considering what they have been thankful for over the Christmas break. As usual, we have some home learning activities you can choose to do at home if you wish. You can find them here: https://www.ropsley.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Collective+Worship&pid=95
As you all know the PTA are working very hard indeed both to support school activities and trips as well as raise money for some new playground equipment. They currently have a small team of about eight parents who attend each meeting and volunteer to help run events. They really do need support from new parents to attend meetings and help run stalls/events. You can simply turn up at the next meeting, Monday 15th January 6pm and you will be warmly welcomed.
Thanks to our kind parents and local villagers, the PTA have raised:
Quiz night = £1,349.20
Cinema night = £537.38
Sponsorship week = £1652.80
This money was raised for the playground fund.
Christmas Fayre = £930.60
Christmas play raffles = £135.77
This money was raised for the PTA fund. This fund pays for the Christmas party day, Pantomime, school trips and much more.
Uniforms are an integral part of our school identity, fostering a sense of unity and pride among our students. It is essential for creating a positive learning environment and promoting a sense of discipline. To maintain the standards we uphold, we kindly request your support in ensuring that your child arrives at school dressed in the correct uniform each day and that it is labelled – even socks and coats please.
Sadly, we have bags full of ‘lost’ uniform that it is difficult to match with its owner when the item isn’t named.
We are offering support to help everyone source the uniform they need; we have a pre-loved uniform rail in school, which you are welcome to pop in and use. It will also be placed out on the playground every Friday at the end of day.
If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please do apply. Not only does it help the school, but we will provide you with a set of uniform (the garments that include a logo) annually free of charge.
Free school meals are available to pupils whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:
Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of Pension Credit Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you have any concerns or questions regarding the uniform guidelines or homework policies, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Your partnership is vital in creating a positive and conducive learning environment for all our students.
We will send out reminders for PE days or where children regularly attend in clothing that is not our uniform.