Rothley Church of England Academy Newsletter March- April 2019

Welcome to the 2nd edition of the new format of the Rothley Church of England Academy Newsletter. The March newsletter had over 450 views, and with the initial feedback from the Rothley Parent's Liaison Forum we have added the term dates and important diary dates to the end of this newsletter.

Message from

Mr Richards

We have had a very busy second part of the Spring term. There has been a British Values week, Red Nose Day, World Book day, productions and a trip to Warwick Castle just to name a few of the events!

The children, as always, have been engrossed in their learning from foundation stage all the way up to year 6. It is always a pleasure to go and visit the classrooms on a regular basis and see how engaged the children are with their learning - a credit to both them and the staff at the school.

The children have been doing a lot of fund raising for the various different charities throughout this term. Mr Palmer, Mrs Diez and Mrs Warburton's selected charities for when they run the London marathon have raised an incredible amount of money with bake sales and the bucket coin throw challenge.

Mr Clark has led the school's new Christian Value of Justice over the last 6 weeks. In addition, Miss Patel's year 1 class did their class assembly at Rothley Church, which was fantastic! Thank you to everyone that went to see it.

Miss Asquith will start the next value - Thankfulness next week, with Mr Phillips' class doing the class assembly at 10.00 am on the 7th May at Rothley Parish Church.

The big event this term was the Year 3 and 4 production - Dragon Days! I had the pleasure of going to see this fantastic production on the Monday evening. It was amazing to see the children on the big stage and to see how all their hard work and rehearsals came together to put on such a brilliant production. A big thank you to the parents and other family members who came to watch. And also all the staff at Rothley who work tirelessly to ensure the production was a huge success.

With the initial feedback we have had from the Rothley Parents' Liaison forum a number of parents have said they would like the term dates and diary dates attached to this email. Therefore, listening to the feedback we have received, the term dates and diary dates have been attached to the end of this newsletter - Please scroll past the Glide Show to see this information.

The children will be working hard, as usual, for the remaining 2 weeks of the Spring term, and will come back well rested after a much deserved two week Easter break on the 29th April.

British Values Week

As a school we had a British Values week from the 18th March to 22nd March.

Mr Richards introduced the week in assembly and it was amazing to know that children as young as Year 2 knew all the British Values we promote as a school: Democracy, Individual Liberty, Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance.

The weeks focus was on Individual Liberty and all of the children completed some work in their classes on this area. The display of the children's work is to the left.

We also had a whole school vote regarding homework. See the next newsletter for information on the outcomes of that vote

To continue our promotion of British Values, the next Sing-Up competition will have a theme of the values.

Dragon Days

It has now become tradition that children in Years 3 and 4 put on a production to parents at this time of year. On this occasion the production was Dragon Days.

The performance was fantastic, as you can see from the selection of photographs at the end of this newsletter.

We are constantly amazed at the talents our children display and are so proud of their achievements. Well done everyone!

The staff at the Cedars Academy were so impressed at the behaviour of all our children and amazed at the level of performance they were able to put on for you.

So many parents took time to thank the staff for the work they had put into the production and couldn’t believe the standard of the event. Some parents who had been to productions in the past with their older children said it was the best one ever!

Mrs Riley attended both performances on the Tuesday and was so very proud of all of the children.

A special thank you must go to all the year 3 and 4 staff for their hard work and dedication - As always, they went above and beyond and it would not be the show it was without their enthusiasm, dedication and hard work! Thank you to you all.

A final thank you must go to Mr Stephen Baum, a local resident who is a familiar sight in and around school taking wonderful photographs to document the life of the school.

Toast Tuesdays

Toast Tuesday has been a huge success this term! The children have enjoyed their pieces of toast on Tuesdays as a little refuel for the 2nd lesson of the day!

Mr Richards, Mrs Ellaway, Mrs Meadows and Mrs Walton have made over 700 pieces of toast over the last 5 weeks and we are on course to raise over £200 pounds - which will be used to purchase some new equipment for the playground

Please see below for the changes in dates for Toast Tuesday.

Changes in dates:

2nd April - Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2

9th April - Whole School!

Rothley Review

Mr Mclugash's popular Rothley Review ran a competition in its fifth edition. The lucky winners were; Charlotte, Jess, Elliott, Henry and Declan.

The winners won a selection of author goodies!Including bookmarks and magazines with all the latest recommended books!

Click the link below to go to the latest Rothley Review.

New Canopy

Mr Pedley has been working hard on the school's site and has decked and floored the canopy along the path.

Mr Pedley used old recycled pallets to lay the floor for the canopy and finished it with some artificial grass.

This area will now become invaluable for the children of the school who can now use this for break times and dinner times in the summer term, and also for outdoor learning.

Thank you Mr Pedley!

PTFA Mothers Day Shopping Event

Everyone is welcome to attend the PTFA Mother's Day shopping event.

If you have not already purchased a ticket from the school office please feel free to pay on the door - £2 per person.

Our PTFA work very hard to raise funds for lots of extra things across the whole school and your support is invaluable. Please try to come along if you can.

Justice Value Star Winners

Mr Clark has just finished his series of assemblies on the Christian Value of Justice with Miss Patel's class performing a fantastic assembly at Rothley Church.

Two pupils from each class were awarded the star for Justice.

Foundation: Oliver D, Harry B, Ruby P and Rowan MF

Year 1: Ava C, Isaac A, Leo A, and Louis B

Year 2: William H, Jessica H, Mia P and Zachary H

Year 3: Evie O, Henry H, Fin W and Oscar C

Year 4: Lolajoy S, Joshua B, Olivia M and James C

Year 5: Charlie B, Lily P, Anais W and Chole N

Year 6: Sophie C, Jasper B, Thomas W and Isabel S

Miss Asquith will be starting the new value of Thankfulness with Mr Phillip's class leading the church assembly on 7th May at 10am.

Red Nose Day 2019

Thank you so much for your support of our Comic Relief Red Nose Day. With your help we have raised £850 for Comic Relief. Our cake sale in memory of Madam Hooper for the Hope charity, raised a further £182.00

Thank you again for the continued support


World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March we celebrated World Book Day. The children were encouraged to dress in an outfit that depicted a word, rather than as a book character. The wide variety of words chosen was incredible and the variety of outfits was amazing! Thank you to all the parents for their support.

Feedback from parents was very positive. One parent told us that their children had very much enjoyed researching their chosen words and that they had saved a fortune on character costumes too!.

A selection of photos from the year 3 and 4 production of Dragon's Days

Diary dates:

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Term dates:

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Created with images by Kelli Tungay - "Back to School" • DariuszSankowski - "old retro antique"

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