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!

After School Club – Available Places

As the after school clubs have now started, we have some places still available on a number of different clubs. Please see the list below for the approximate number of places available and for which clubs;

Monday:

  • Fencing – 2
  • Arts and Crafts – Lots!
  • Dodgeball – 10

Tuesday:

  • Cheerleading – 10
  • Speech Choir – Lots!

Wednesday:

  • Ballet (am) – 10
  • Create and Stitch – 5
  • Zumba – 17
  • Choir – The more the merrier!

Thursday:

  • Multi-Skills (am) – Lots!
  • Street Dance – Lots!

Friday:

  • GTFC Football – 12

School Dinners/Packed Lunch

We would just like to remind parents that if your child wishes to change from packed lunch to school dinners, or vice versa, please inform the office the week before you wish the changes to be applied.

If your child has part school dinners/part packed lunch, this must be set days only. If there are any changes to this, again we ask that you please inform the office.

Roald Dahl Day

On Friday 25th September we invite children to dress up as one of their favourite Roald Dahl characters, to help them get into the spirit as we celebrate his stories.

The school day will be centred on Roald Dahl narratives and may include activities such as: story writing, book reviews, poetry and performance. It will be a fun-filled day to appreciate and promote Roald Dahl Literature.

We hope children will enjoy the Dahlicious Dress Up Day!

Class Assemblies Autumn Term 2015

Class assemblies proved very popular last year, with all classes getting great support from parents, grand-parents and other family members. The assemblies are a brief opportunity for the children to share the work they have been doing during the term.  A list of this term’s class assembly dates are shown below (The children will bring home an invitation nearer the time).  All assemblies begin as soon as the children are in and registered at the start of the day.  Please come through the main entrance if you are able to join us.

THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

BARRACUDAS – MISS REED

TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER

STARFISH – MISS MORTIMER

THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER

SEA LIONS – MRS CHAPMAN

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER

DOLPHINS – MR SCOTT

THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER

SWORDFISH – MRS ABBOTT

THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER

JELLYFISH – MR FUNNELL

w/c 26th OCTOBER – HALF TERM

TUESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

SEALS – MISS THOMPSON

THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

MANTA RAYS – MRS IBBOTSON

TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER

SHARKS – MISS GIBSON/MRS STEWART

TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

TURTLES – MRS BARRETT/MRS HOLLAMBY

THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

SEA HORSES – MISS BLANCHARD

TUESDAY 1ST DECEMBER

LOBSTERS – MISS FARR

I realise that, for childcare reasons, it is sometimes necessary for younger siblings to come to the assemblies. Could I ask that, to avoid disrupting the assembly, if they become unsettled they are taken into one of the wings / corridor.

Jeans for Genes Day 2015

On Friday 18th September we invite the children to wear their jeans to school (with normal school t-shirts/sweatshirts please)! This is in support of Jeans for Genes Day which supports children and families affected by genetic disorders. If you wish to also make a donation, please send your child with £1 to their class teacher.