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Stalbridge Church of England Primary School


12 May 2017

Dear Parents

What a busy week we have had. The children have enjoyed spending more time on the field and playing on our small equipment at lunchtimes. We hope to open the large play equipment very soon. Our PTA have been working together to ensure it receives the funds to refurbish it.

Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' for showing Christian Values - Freddie Clarke and his dad for helping the school by painting around the swimming pool.

Year R - Erica and Erin-Rose
Year 1 - all of Year 1
Year 2 - Ethan and Kizzy
Year 3 - Tristan and Ruby
Year 4 - Callum and Emmy
Year 5 - Thomas C and Sophie
Year 6 - all of Year 6

Attendance award - Year 4

Overall class attendance-

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6








Cleanest classroom - Year 2

We recently had our Police Safer schools team in to teach pupils about online safety and APPS which are unsafe for children. Some APPS can include adult materials and other content which is unsafe for children to see and hear. They are frequently accessed 'without realising the risk.' The NSPCC link below lets you see these apps and reviews the dangers.

Sunny Weather
Please do remember to send in summer hats and sunglasses for outdoor learning and playtimes. Sun cream is essential too. Parents are welcome to send cream in for pupils to apply themselves if they wish.

Year 6
Well done to all our Year 6 children who have taken their SATs this week. They have faced the challenge with a really good attitude; we are proud of them all. We wish them all a very relaxed weekend.

Year 1 Trip to Charmouth
The Year 1 children had a great time at Charmouth. Thank you very much to all the helpers who joined us. The children had a wonderful day hunting for fossils and learning about dinosaurs.

Year 5 & 6 Sailing
Year 5 and 6 are looking forward to visiting the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre next week to take part in the 'sail for a fiver' scheme. Please remember that the children need to be at school by 8:20am so that we can get there on time (the coach will leave school at 8:30am).

NON-UNIFORM DAY 'Wear what you want' THURSDAY 18TH MAY 2017
Summer has arrived and we invite the children to wear what they want on Thursday. They should wear sensible shoes. If you would like to bring an optional donation to support our school library purchases, we would be very grateful.

Here's an advert for TADSS - please see below

Are you interested in training to become a primary school teacher?

Our school is part of a partnership of Dorset schools working together to offer school-based and school-led teacher training.

We have vacancies now to start training from September 2017 and we would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, or know someone who is. We're looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential.

We'd love you to come in and have a chat with us about the exciting teacher training opportunities available. To find out more, come along to our information session:

· 25 May, 4 - 5:30 pm, Westfield Arts College, Weymouth, DT3 6AA

You can contact the TADSS office at or 01305 833518.

We can also provide you with support and guidance on your application form and offer you school experience if you just want a taster of what teaching could be like.

For further information on what becoming a teacher might involve more generally, you can also visit

New Entrants Evening
We are welcoming our new school entrants on Wednesday 17th May. Thank you in advance to the House Captains who will be supporting us on this evening.

Thanks to the PTA
Our thanks go out to the PTA for our new PE mats that have now arrived.

Mrs Coling will be leaving us next week. She has been working in Year R for many months now. We wish her all the best.

That's all our news for this week.

Kind regards
Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins

Dates for your Diary
w/c 15th May KS1 SATS WEEK
Mon 15th May Year 5 Sailing Trip
Tues 16th May Year 6 Sailing Trip
Wed 17th May Year 1 Phonics Screening 2:45pm
NO Jazzercise
Thur 18th May Church Service 9:05am - all welcome
Mini Tennis Festival at Sturminster High School
22nd-26th May Year 6 at Brenscombe
Tues 23rd May Year R Vision Screening
Year 4 Swim Gala at Clayesmore (details to follow)
Wed 24th May Year 1 Class Assembly 2:30pm
Fri 26th May Year 3 & 4 Kwik Cricket (details to follow)