KFJS This Week – Move Up Day

determinationOur theme this week is ‘determination’. This is one of the paralympic values. We are determined to do our best, we are determined to improve our skills, and we are determined to finish well in just a few weeks time!

The key event this week is Friday- move up day. Current Y6 children will go directly to their new secondary school (we won’t see them at all on Friday). For Years 3, 4 and 5, they will go to their current classes for registration, and then be directed to their new classrooms. They will spend most of the day there, and then return to their normal classes at the end of the day.

Non-Y6 children will find out their new classes and new teacher on Thursday. As I have written before, no changes will be made to class lists. You can read more about that on Page 3 here.

Don’t forget we have an inset day on Monday 4th July.

Have a great week!

Possible disruption on Tuesday July 5th

On Friday, it was announced that the NUT teaching union has planned industrial action for Tuesday 5th July.

As of yet, we are not sure of the impact that this will have on our school. Please do not assume that this is a day off.

I am writing to ask you to make plans should the school, or part of the school, be closed. We certainly plan to remain open if possible; however, it is best that you are well prepared with child care.

There are certain legalities in these situations which can make it difficult for a school to remain open to pupils. For example, schools are not allowed to employ staff to cover the classes of those on strike. Further, it is not possible to ‘split’ those classes so that the pupils are taught in other classes. You will appreciate that I must also take into consideration the health and safety of all pupils, should we have limited staff.

I will keep you informed as much as I am able to. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. This letter will go out in paper form on Monday.

Mr Applegate

KFJS This Week

excellenceOur Olympic theme this week is ‘excellence’. It builds on our own core values, and demonstrates what hard work and resilience can result in.

Don’t forget the Morning Mile on Mondays and Fridays, assuming the weather is fine. It all counts in our Journey to Rio!

Look out for our newsletter coming out this week, which includes information about classes and teachers for September.

We wish our choir well as some of them sing at the Anvil on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

We have Year 2 information sessions on Wednesday (9am-10:15am) and Thursday (7-8pm). Both sessions are the same, and are intended for parents who have children starting in Year 3 in September 2016.

Year 5 visit QMC science centre on Tuesday. On Wednesday, they visit CBEC for various activities.

Have a great week!

Road Safety Newsletter June 2016

Thank you to the overwhelming majority of you who are walking to school or parking away from the school and parking legally and responsibly. We are pleased to say that there has been some improvements.

Some ongoing examples of poor parking are:

  • Parking too close to residents driveways so that they cannot get in or out safely.
  • Parking on corners.
  • Parking on kerbs.
  • ‘Opposite Parking’ – parking opposite another car on the same stretch of road, which narrows the road making it difficult for other cars to pass.

The photographs attached have been supplied by members of the public who are frustrated by poor parking. As stated in our previous newsletter, we feel we must put the onus on the drivers of these cars; both schools are doing what they can!

Thank you for your help in continuing to improve this matter.

KFJS This Week

hippo respectOur Olympic value this week is ‘respect‘. We take a look at respect from the point of view of competition and sport- something we hope to see an improvement from at the Euro football tournament.

You may be interested to know that the senior leaders at both infant and junior schools are meeting tomorrow afternoon to see how we can work together even more closely. This is on top of various meetings for the transition of Year 2 to Year 3, and other meetings throughout the year.

On Tuesday, some of our children take part in a KWIK Cricket tournament, whilst others go to a rehearsal at the Anvil.

On Wednesday, the sporting theme continues when we take part in the Y5/6 rugby tournament.

Year 6 visit Bramley on Thursday to take part in a ‘Think Safe’ day run by various agencies including the police, Trading Standards, and more.

Finally, on Friday evening, the PTA are running a Father’s Day DVD night. More info here!

Have a great week 🙂

Lunchtime Supervisor Required from September

We are  looking for a Lunchtime Supervisor to help out at lunchtimes starting September 6th 2016.

Hours of work are:  11.55- 1.00pm Monday – Friday, the rate of pay is £ 8.08 per hour.

You will need to be able to relate well to children and be able to use your own initiative. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

If you feel this is a role you would be interested in, please contact the school office for more details. Either call on 01256 325324 or email adminoffice@kingsfurlong-jun.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

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