Monthly Archives: October 2016

Parent Workshops

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, the expectations presented within the 2014 Curriculum have been increased. Children are now required to be able to identify and apply the technical features of spelling, punctuation and grammar both within their writing and in test situations.

Homework is designed to extend the work that the children have completed in their classrooms, deepen their understanding, and reinforce areas where they may struggle, or may need some extra practise. To provide parents with support in helping their children complete their homework, we are offering two parent workshops which we invite you to attend.

Grammar and Punctuation Workshop – Tuesday 15th November – 6.00pm

This will focus on word classes, sentence types and punctuation marks. There will be a short explanation about each of these concepts and then the opportunity for you to have a go!

Numeracy Workshop – Tuesday 29th November – 6.00pm

This will concentrate on the formal written methods used for: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and fractions.

As the workshops are open to Year 5 and Year 6 parents, all teachers of these year groups will be available on these evenings to answer any questions which you may have. The workshops are intended for parents only.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing many of you at the workshops.



Mr Spearen will be running fencing and reaction games on Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th October, from 10.00am till 12.00pm for children aged 9-11 and will cost £5.

If your child is interested please contact Derek on 07772076881 or on 01472 506885.


Gravity Red Multi-Sport Activities

From Tuesday 25th October till Thursday 27th October, Gravity Red will be running fun Half-Term experiences with a number of indoor and outdoor sporting activities for all ages 5-11!

The sessions will cost £10 each day or £20 for all 3 days.

If you are interested please contact Pete on 07463616500 or Email

Fun in the Kitchen!

On Tuesday 25th October Mrs Barrs is running Fun in the Kitchen from 9.00am till 12.00pm, this will be a session of preparing and cooking Halloween dishes to be eaten at the end of the session and will cost £6.

If your child is interested in taking part, please contact the school office or if you want to book after October 22nd please contact Mrs Barrs on 07563138034.

Please enter and exit through the Ocean Room door if you are taking part and don’t forget a drink!

J Rock 2017

In March, Signhills Academy will participate in J Rock (part of Global Rock Challenge), a unique and exciting opportunity involving dance, drama and design. In association with Humberside Police and the Be Your Best Foundation, pupils are invited to join a team to prepare for a performance at Grimsby Auditorium on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

In 2013, the Signhills team made it through to the regional final at the Auditorium and some of you will remember your children being involved. The main aims of J Rock are to provide young people with the opportunity to perform in a professional event, whilst having fun and being encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle.

As the team will begin preparing in November for the event to be held in March, we do require any child who agrees to participate to attend  every rehearsal and show a full commitment. If the team is successful in March, they may be invited to participate in the regional final in the summer term and further commitment would be expected. As a professional dance teacher will be leading the weekly sessions, we require an upfront payment of £50.00 before the October half term in order for your child to take part in the rehearsals. We may ask for fees towards subsequent sessions if required, and also towards the purchase of costumes in future months.


Harvest Festival at the Infant Academy

On the morning of Friday 21st October, we will be celebrating Harvest Festival within school.

This year we will be asking the children to think of others who are perhaps less fortunate than us. This year we would like to help the Daily Bread Food Larder (CARE) who hand out emergency food parcels to local people experiencing difficulties in finding money to purchase food.

We would be most grateful if you could support us in collecting tinned and dried foods and toiletries. Children are asked to bring in items on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October.  A representative of the charity will be collecting the items on Friday lunchtime.

Let me take this opportunity to say “Thank you” in anticipation of your response in helping others within our community.

For more information about the charity contact: