A warm welcome back after the Christmas holidays, we hope that everyone had a restful and pleasant break. The children have settled back into school life and daily routines very quickly. We have discussed in assemblies how many people set New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the year and are encouraging children to reflect on what they would like to achieve in the upcoming months. The children have already started PE lessons, so could you please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
We are launching our Parent Workshops from the 23rd January, starting with a workshop on Maths in the Early Years. Our parent workshops will run every Wednesday in the KS1 Hall from 9-10am, any parent is welcome to attend. Please do look at the school calendar to see what workshops are upcoming. Apologies as the Phonics workshop which was due next week has now had to be changed to Wednesday 30th January.
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.
We are delighted to inform all parents/carers that our new Grafton Primary School app is now available to download. Please download the new app by following the instructions below
If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, you can apply now for them to start school full-time in September 2019. You must apply online by the closing date of 15th January 2019. The website is www.eadmissions.org.uk.
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We hope you all had a healthy and happy holiday and would like to thank you for all your kind gifts and cards. The Nursery children have returned happily after the holidays and have remembered our Nursery routines well. This term our topic is Food and we will be looking at healthy eating...
We would like to wish all parents and friends a very happy New Year! What a lovely week we have had back in school. The children have been very excited to start learning about their new topic, 'The Great Fire of London', and already know so many facts about it. We have been using the iPads a...
Welcome back everyone, we hope you enjoyed the break.
Our topic for the whole of spring term is The Egyptians and the children have been very excited to begin their learning.
In literacy we have been looking at myths and legends with the story of Horace the Avenger. The children have been mapp...
This week year 4 have rehearsing for their Christmas carol concert. They have been learning some traditional and more modern songs. In class they have continued their learning of natural disasters and earthquakes, focussing on how to respond in an earthquake situation. We would like to politely remi...
In Literacy this week, we have finished reading our text 'The Lost Thing' and have enjoyed writing our own short story based on one of the lost things in the book.
In Maths, we have been learning about fractions. The children have enjoyed learning how...
This week, in Literacy, we have been creating our own disgusting recipes to link with the story of ‘Macbeth’. The children have really enjoyed coming up with some gruesome ingredients and have written some very informative instructions, which has showcased their great writing...
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Classes with the highest attendance this week are:
Whole school attendance this week is 95.55% Remember that you have to come to school every day to achieve 100% attendance. Grafton Primary School has adopted Local Authority procedures and DONOT authorise holidays during term time. Parents will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice Fine of £60 per parent per child for all holidays taken during the term. If you need to discuss this, please contact Mrs Chappell for clarification
We have successfully sought judgements (CCJs) against those parents that owe substantial amounts to the school, for unpaid school meals. This means that the school will no longer be carrying those debts, and will be able to use those funds appropriately.
Also, thank you to those of you that manage your child's account and keep your child's account in credit.