Isham Update End of year 2019


It has been another fantastic year at Isham; the children have worked hard and have achieved many things. With only a few remaining days before yet another year ends, and all our children move up a year group, we would like to say goodbye to our fourteen Y6 children:

Aidan, Kel, Sophia-Grace, Amelie, Thomas, Charlie, Amelia, Evie M, Liv, Izzy, George, Evie T, Maikeithia and Robert

We also say goodbye to the following families, many of whom have been with us for a long time:

The Drage family, the Glue family, the Holton family, the Lundberg family, the Maltman family, the McGowan family, the Rock family, the Rogers family and the Till family.

We hope you will stay in touch with us and let us know how your children are getting on in their next adventure.

We wish all our children and their families every success as they move on and hope many of you will join us for our Leavers’ Assembly on Wednesday 24th July at 9.10am to help say goodbye.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a great summer and to thank you for your continued support of everyone here in school - we look forward to welcoming your children back in September.

Kirstin Howarth and Becky Hawke

End of Key Stage Assessments

All our government data has now been validated, and we are pleased to report our Y6, Y2, Y1 and EYFS results below.

Values Families

Well done to Willow Family who became our end of year winners of the ‘Values’ Trophy. They held their lead throughout the term and fully deserved to win. They spent a lovely morning together in their families for the final values session of the academic year. Here are a few pictures from the day.

You can find more pictures on our website: www.ishamprimary.org.uk

Sports Blog

Well done to all the children who took part in the school games at Moulton College last Thursday. We are proud to say that Isham School had qualified with four teams, involving 26 KS2 children. The results were:

  • Quadkids Athletics - (Yr 5/6) – 7th place (out of 15 schools, three from each partnership)
  • Archery – (Yr 5) – 5th place (out of 10 schools, two from each partnership)
  • Hockey – (Yr 4) – 6th place (out of 10 schools)
  • Tennis – (Yr 4) - 1st place WINNERS and County champions! (out of 10 schools)

All these teams had already qualified for the finals by competing in the Kettering District competitions and were now representing Kettering and competing against the top teams from the other four Sports Partnerships - Wellingborough and East Northants, Northampton, Corby, Oundle and Thrapston, and South Northants and Daventry. All children involved worked incredibly hard throughout the day and were a credit to the school.

On Monday, 15 schools from PDET competed in a Sports Day at Spratton Hall. Isham were Runners Up (2nd place!) which was another fantastic achievement. It was fully deserved and all the children worked so hard!

225 children took part altogether and Charlie Court (Yr4) won the trophy for top boy overall!! A huge achievement Charlie - well done!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us for our annual Sports Day. It was a great afternoon and we were lucky with the weather. The overall winning family will be announced in Leavers’ assembly on Wednesday.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the children for their hard work over the last year and to say thank you for the parental support - be it through attending events, transporting children or for spending time practising in the garden – it is much appreciated.

Dawn Jenkinson, Sports Co-ordinator

Uniform Reminder

When you are purchasing new uniform for September, please note the following:

  • Polo shirts can be white or bottle green
  • Should your child choose to wear a shirt (boys and girls), ties must be worn please. A tie does not need to be worn with a school polo shirt, nor with an open necked girls’ blouse…please note, this is not a shirt with an undone top button!
  • Jumpers, preferably with the school logo, must be v necked
  • Trousers, skirts, pinafore dresses and shorts should all be grey
  • Summer dresses will be welcomed back in September if the weather is warm but should not be worn after the October half term holiday. We ask for one-piece gingham or striped dresses or playsuits please, not the white plain top dresses.
  • Socks should be plain and coloured grey, green, black or white
  • Shoes should be black and, if you wish your child to wear boots to and from school in the winter, a pair of black shoes should be provided for them to wear in classes (please only send laces if they can tie them by themselves).
  • Hair styles should not follow extreme fashion and should be of a style appropriate to school.
  • Long hair should be tied back.
  • Jewellery, other than a watch and a small pair of stud earrings, should not be worn.

For PE:

  • Black shorts or skort, and black t-shirt
  • All children will need trainers in school (please only send laces if they can tie them by themselves)
  • Children will need an outdoor kit ( jogging bottoms and jumpers) as we do try and get them outside as much as possible.
  • All PE kits to be in a small bag with their name clearly on the outside
  • Earrings are not allowed to be worn in PE lessons so should be removed prior to the lesson
  • All long hair should be tied back

Please make sure ALL uniform and PE kit are clearly named.

School uniform and PE kit is available from Karlsports: https://ksschoolwear.co.uk

Lost Property

We still have a big pile of unnamed items in school yet to be claimed. All lost property items will remain in the hall until the end of school on Tuesday - any unclaimed items will then be recycled.

Year Updates

There are only a few minor changes this year but the staffing for each class is as follows:

  • Reception will continue to be taught by Helen Hughes and Dawn Jenkinson (Wednesdays) with Lesley Farmiloe supporting
  • Years 1 and 2 will be taught by Becky Hawke (Mon and Tues) and Kirsty Clark (Wed, Thurs and Fri) supported this year by Jess Gray
  • Years 3 and 4 will be taught by Sarah Brown and supported by Jo Humphrey
  • Years 5 and 6 will be taught by Liz Harrison and supported by Linda Staniscia
  • Dawn Jenkinson will continue to lead PE throughout the school.

For those children transferring to years 3 and 4, children can bring their own small pencil cases with pens and pencils but there are sufficient writing and drawing materials available in the classroom. We will provide a handwriting pen when your child is ready or they can purchase their own. For years 5 and 6 a pencil case is essential. For all classes, more detailed information regarding PE days, reading requirements, homework etc will come from class teachers in September.

For all those children in KS2, can we reiterate that the start time is 8:50am (we open doors at 8:45am) and that children should be ready to register at this time. For Reception and KS1 the door opens at 8.50am with registration at 9am.

Please remember that as of September, school will finish at 3.10pm for Reception and KS1 and 3.15pm for KS2 children.

Term Time Holidays

Just a reminder that Isham Primary School does not authorise term time absence, other than in exceptional circumstances. All planned absence should be discussed with Mrs Howarth or Mrs Hawke in the first instance. We would like to remind you that a Penalty Notices will be issued with immediate effect if your child misses ten school sessions (a full day equates to TWO school sessions) in any 6 week period. Please refer to the February newsletter form more details.

Dates for your diary

Dates in bold are newly added

July 2019

  • Wednesday 24th July: Leavers' Assembly @ 9.10am
  • Wednesday 24th July: Summer Family Picnic @ 12pm - all welcome (bring your own picnic and rug)
  • Wednesday 24th July: School Closes for summer

September 2019

  • Monday 2nd September: Teacher Training Day
  • Tuesday 3rd September: Teacher Training Day
  • Wednesday 4th September: School re opens to pupils
  • Monday 9th September: New Reception children start
  • Monday 9th - Friday 13th September: Year 6 Residential to the Isle of Wight
  • Monday 16th - Wednesday 18th September: Year 4 Residential to Grafham Water


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