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June 2022 Newsletter

Keep up to date with news from across both sites and upcoming events with our monthly newsletter.

Healthy Eating Week

The children are learning about how to look after our minds and bodies by what we choose to eat. Please ask your children about what they are studying so that you can help them make good choices.

September times

In order to be in line with new government requirements regarding the length of the school day, Valence will be extending the finishing times for the afternoon sessions from September by 15 minutes per day. (Nursery times remain 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.30pm - 3.30pm).

These will be the new school days from the beginning of term in September:

Reception/Y1/Y2: 8.45am - 3.15pm
Y3 - Y6: 8.45am - 3.20pm

After-school clubs will end at 4.15pm.

Nursery places

We are registering for September 2022. Enquire at the offices about places and procedures. Don’t miss out - from September we are offering ALL-DAY (8.30am – 3.30pm) provision at Bonham Road.

Lost property

We have collected a large amount of lost property. Soon we will be sorting it out and putting items into the Roosts for others to use. Claim it soon!

Office request

Please avoid, wherever possible, bringing items to the office that children have forgotten at home. It is not convenient for the office staff to be delivering forgotten PE kits, packed lunches, glasses, etc all across the school.

Safety reminder

If you are arranging for a friend or relative to collect your child, please inform the office and relevant staff in advance.

Be on time!

A reminder that for Y1 to Y6 the gates open at 8.30am and the class doors open at 8.45am. The pupils are straight to work with their morning tasks, so even if they are a few minutes late, they are missing valuable learning time.

Curriculum

We continue to teach a broad and balanced curriculum with a key focus on developing maths and literacy skills alongside science, history, geography, art, design and technology, and sport. We also deliver PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) lessons. This term, the children are learning about how they are changing physically and emotionally.

Key events

  • Monday 20 June Dress to Express fundraising day
  • Valence’s got Talent Show for pupils
  • Year 4 trip to Stubbers
  • Year 5 residential to Bradwell in Essex
  • Year 6 residential to Trewern in Wales
  • Year 4 Presentation to parents
  • Year 6 Presentation to parents
  • Reception Summer Sing to parents
  • Sports Days for each Year group

Get Connected…

Make sure you're connected to Parentmail. The most efficient way to get news, the latest information, pay for dinners and for events, refunds, etc. Keep up to date – come to the office if you are not sure how to join. The school also has a Facebook page, Twitter account and superb website full of useful information for parents & carers. 

Twitter and Facebook would be the best choice to keep up with our news and updates as they provide text-only updates & links that are not currently supported by Instagram, our Instagram channel is for pictures of school activities only.

Please note that we do not answer enquiries via social media, please make any enquiries via the school office.

Mr November
Headteacher

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