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Year 5 – Day 1

After a fantastic day at Twycross Zoo (we were particularly taken by the Bonobo’s playing tig) we got settled in at the youth hostel. After tea and some games in the evening sunshine, it was time to sing Happy Birthday and have cake.

Summer Dates

Whilst the sun is (briefly) shining it feels appropriate to share some summer dates with you. As usual, the last half term is somewhat busy and includes events such as open afternoon, the summer fair and sports day. Details for these can be found below.


Sports Day

Sports Day will (hopefully) take place on the afternoon of Thursday 7th June.  As in previous years, the event will start at 1:15pm and is intended to be finished by 3:15pm.  Parents, friends and relatives are invited to come and join us for the sports and follow their child’s ‘country’ around the various events.


Non-uniform Day

To support in preparations for the Summer Fair, we are having a non-uniform day on Friday 8th June.  Children are welcome to wear their own clothes in return for a donation of a bag of sweets or packet of biscuits (no chocolate please).


Signhills Marathon

On the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd July we are going to complete a whole-school relay marathon.  After a warm up with local fitness instructor Rachel Blood, the children will each run a 120 metre leg (approx.) as part of the 26.219 mile challenge. We aim to set a challenging time for other schools and future years to aim to beat.  The children will be invited to gain sponsorship for the event.


Moving-up Afternoon

On the afternoon of Thursday 5th July the children will visit their new classes.  We will also be inviting children from year 2 who are transferring over for the afternoon.


Open Afternoon

Open afternoon will take place on Thursday 12th July from 2.15 pm.  Here you are provided with the opportunity to visit your child in their classroom to look at the work they have produced this year. Following this, you can take your child home if you wish to do so. On this afternoon, your child’s class teacher will be available to discuss their school report informally. This will be sent home with your child in an envelope prior to the 12th July.  If you would like a more detailed conversation in private, please make arrangements via the school office.


Summer Fair Programme of Events

This year’s Summer Fair will take place on Friday 15th June.  The timings are shown below.


2.00pm                                 Children allowed onto the playground/field to visit the fair.

2.00pm-3.15pm                Children may leave with an adult when they have finished.

3.15pm                                 School closes at normal time-unaccompanied children may leave.

3.45pm                                 Fair closes.



Parents are invited to join their children, who will be on the playground/ field from 2.00pm to enjoy the festivities. Please note that there will be NO ACCESS through the Chichester road gate at 2.00pm for security reasons. Please use the gate on Hardy’s Road (opposite Pearson Road) onto the playground. The Chichester Road gate will be opened at 3.10pm. If you are meeting your child, it may help to arrange a location and time with them eg. The gate, ‘punch balloons’, ’crazy sand’ etc. as they will not be held back in their classrooms.  Charges for activities are either £1 or 50p.

Lucky Bags will be coming home prior to the event. If you would like to make one, please fill it with sweets and / or small inexpensive gifts such as: pencils, hair bobbles etc. We would also appreciate any donations for the ‘Water to Wine’ stall. Thank you in advance for your support.

New Meal System.

Following the outcome of the recent consultation, Chartwells would like to welcome you to a new system for ordering school lunches at Signhills Academy. The old system will end at the Half Term on the 25TH May 2018.


The new system is online and offers you maximum control and flexibility with your child’s school lunches. The ‘Meal Selector website’ is simple to use and is accessable from any computer, tablet or smartphone.  Please visit where you will find a useful ‘how to guide’ which will help you through the process of registering and ordering meals.


The customer service teams are never more than a phone call away however please note that the Chartwells office closes on Friday 25th May 2018. We would therefore strongly recommend that you register and order your 1st meals for week commencing 4th June 2018 as soon as possible before 25th May 2018.


Key Information:

  • The New Menu will be available to view online at the new website.
  • You can order online at
  • Your orders must be placed online, one week in advance. The cut off is midnight on Sunday each week. For example, your first order for week commencing 4th June 2018 must be placed by midnight on Sunday 27th May 2018 but please see above for your first week when the office is open
  • Your second order for week commencing 11th June 2018 must be placed by midnight on Sunday 3rd June 2018
  • If you need any help at all Please don’t hesitate to call, however please let us remind you that our local offices work ‘Term Time Only’. You will be able to access technical help only after 26th May 2018 excluding Bank Holiday


Chartwells Contact Details

Phone –01472 342272     E-mail –
Office Hours – 8.00am – 2.30pm – Monday to Friday (Closed during School Holiday Periods)
Meal Selector Technical Support

Phone -01159 245517     Office Hours -9am – 4.30pm