Monthly Archives: September 2015

Family Photograph Session

On Saturday 7th November, there will be an opportunity for you to come into school for a family photograph session. This is open to brothers/sisters and cousins who may want photographs together. Sessions will be held in the Infants Hall and will run from 9.00am until 5.00pm, in 10 minute time slots.

If you would like to book your family in, please call the office.

Year 5 trip to London

Dear Parents,

After receiving high levels of interest, we have now confirmed our booking for the Year 5 trip to London.  For this visit the children will be divided into two groups;

  • Group 1 will go on Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th May 2016
  • Group 2 will go on Sunday 15th to Tuesday 17th May 2016

Both groups will follow an identical programme of activities and will spend equal time in London. The school will allocate the children to their group.

The total cost of the visit is £285 which includes all activities, transport, meals and accommodation. A proposed itinerary for the visit, which may be subject to change, can be found on the reverse of this letter. Academy staff will undertake a pre-visit prior to the residential. Payments can be made throughout the school year with the full balance paid by Friday 1st July.

If you wish your child to take part in this visit, then please collect a letter from myself or the school office and sign and return the slip with a non-refundable deposit of £10.00 before Tuesday 6th October. Please remember you can also make any payments online.   

The trip is being booked through NST Travel, the UK’s leading educational travel company for schools with more than 45 years’ experience. They work closely with us during the whole planning process to ensure that your child will get the best learning experience whilst away.

Yours sincerely

Miss K Gibson

Assistant Headteacher

Parental Survey

Dear Parents and Carers

Once again we are starting a school year with a new Ofsted Inspection Framework.  One of the many changes is a shift in the emphasis on homework.  The Outstanding descriptor makes reference to,

‘…challenging homework, in line with the school’s policy and as appropriate for the age and stage of pupils, that consolidates learning, deepens understanding and prepares pupils very well for work to come.’

 Whilst we believe that the current policy has proved effective for many of our children in engaging them in home-learning, sparking their curiosity and supporting a positive view of self-motivated study, we are undertaking a review in light of the change of emphasis.

As such, we would like to seek your views, which will be used together with those of the pupils and staff, to create a revised policy which meets the demands of the new framework and supports a positive pupil perception of home-learning, without over-burdening families.

To start the process, we would like you to complete a short online questionnaire – details below – about the practicalities and your aspirations for homework, by Tuesday 6 October.

If you have any questions, or have difficulty accessing the survey, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Mr S Carr

Headteacher

To complete the survey paste the link below into your browser (or click it if you’re reading this online).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TH3VCMS

Junior’s Dates For Your Diary – Autumn Term

  • Friday 25th September – Roald Dahl Day
  • W/C Monday 28th September – Arts Week
  • Thursday 1st October – School Photo’s (Individual only)
  • Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th October – Parents Evening
  • FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER – SCHOOL CLOSES FOR HALF TERM
  • MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER – TRAINING DAY
  • TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER – CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday 4th November – Whole School Poetry Day
  • W/C Monday 16th November – Anti-Bullying Week
  • Wednesday 25th November – NSPCC Spelling Sprint
  • FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER – SCHOOL CLOSES FOR CHRISTMAS
  • MONDAY 4TH JANUARY – TRAINING DAY
  • TUESDAY 5TH JANUARY – CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL

 Please note: Further dates may be added throughout the Term.

Cleethorpes Rock

Cleethorpes Rock is a Signhills Academy Community Choir run by Miss Reed, from which all proceeds go to charity. It is open to anyone 16+ years, and is held in the main hall at Signhills Academy every Thursday evening, 7.00pm-8.30pm. Sessions commence on Thursday 24th September, and we are always welcoming new starters!