Rothley Church of England Academy Newsletter June 2019

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Message from

Mr Richards

June was another busy month here at Rothley. As we are fast approaching the end of the term and the children are working extremely hard in their classes on a range of activities.

Year 1 children have just completed their Phonics Screening over the past month. The children did fantastically well and were a credit to the year 1 team with over 93% of the children reaching the pass mark! Well done Year 1 children and also the Year 1 team.

The children enjoyed a fun-filled sport-themed fun day on Tuesday 18th June. As a school we raised over £2,000 for the three charities that the three members of Rothley staff ran the marathon for: Dementia UK, Save the Children and Asthma UK, each receiving over £600 each. Thank you all so much for the donations of cakes and money on the day.

The Summer Proms last Friday was a huge success with over £700 being raised to fund music projects in the school. A big thank you to all staff who gave up their time to organise, attend and perform at the event. Also, all the children who performed on the day, there were over fifty different talented musicians who performed - Well done! Thank you to all who attended and supported the special annual event.

I had the pleasure of going to see the year 5 and 6 production of Olivia on Monday evening. I can honestly say that it was one of the best end of year performances I have ever seen! I was speechless at the end – and not just because of Mr Phillips' dress wearing antics! All the children from the main characters through to the props people, and of course the year 5 choir were truly sensational. Thank you so much to the year 5 and 6 team for all their hard work and effort to put on such a great show in such a short time. And a special mention to Miss Hocking, currently a student teacher in year 2, for playing such a pivotal role in the production.

Mrs Ellaway’s class performed their assembly at Rothley Parish Church to their Mums, Dads, family members and the church community on Tuesday. Again, it was a pleasure to see Mrs Ellaway’s class perform their value assembly on Respect and a big thank you to all who attended. We will find out who receives the value stars next week.

The remaining two weeks of term are jam-packed with activities and important events: Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 sports day, Key Stage 2 sports day, transition days/mornings, the open afternoon, the Speakers Cup and Leavers Assembly just to name a few.

Read on to see what we have been doing, as a school, over the last month and what’s to come in the last 2 weeks of term.

Sport Themed Fun Day!

What a day! After the day was postponed due to the awful forecast for the original date of the 11th June - we rearranged the date for the following Tuesday.

The day was a complete success with over 450 (children and staff) completing the combined marathon for each year group. Covering a total distance of 295,365 metres, which is 184 miles!

The cake sale and the mini-games in the afternoon were fantastic. Year 5, who ran all the mini-sport game stalls were a credit to the school, and that afternoon alone raised over £500.

The children were amazing throughout the whole day, with a lot of the children giving all their remaining money to the donations box at the end of the day. Proving how wonderful and charitable our children are.

Year 6 on route!

We would like to thank all the parents and family members who sponsored and gave money to their children on the day. Without you it would not have been the success it was!

Cake sale was a huge success!

In total we raised £2,056! And as we raised over our target, a certain teacher received their own prize! Please see below.

Mrs Barber receiving the pie from Cody in year 6

Mr Richards said that for every £200 that the children raised over their target of £1,200 is an extra pie. Therefore on the 9th July in assembly 4 more teachers will meet the same fate as Mrs Barber.


A selection of photos from the day will be at the bottom of the newsletter.

Olivia - Year 5 and 6 play

On Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June, the year 6 children performed the musical 'Olivia' at the Palmer-Tompkinson Centre in Birstall.

With support from the year 5 children singing, year 6 delivered a West End quality performance to an excited crowd of family and friends. Olivia, much like the famous play 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens, follows the adventures of an orphan girl and her mission to find a better life, but also to piece together the missing parts of her past. With help from friends along the way, Olivia finds a lot more than she bargains for in the streets of London!

After 70 minutes of singing, dancing and acting, the curtains finally closed to a rapturous applause. All the children should feel a huge sense of pride, especially as they only had 12 days to rehearse! It truly was one of the best performances in recent years. Well done to everyone involved!

Summer Prom

On Friday 21st June, musicians and spectators gathered on the playground in the sunshine with picnics and Pimms, for our annual Summer Proms concert, 'A Night at the Musicals'. It was a fantastic and highly enjoyable evening of diverse entertainment with nearly sixty musicians performing in choirs, groups or as soloists.

All the children demonstrated a brilliant level of enthusiasm, talent and confidence and we are enormously proud of them.

A huge thanks to everyone who supported the evening- we raised just over £700, which will be used to enhance the musical experiences of all children across the school.

Rothley Parents' Liaison Forum

The Summer 2 term forum is still open until 12th July. This term's theme is the History Curriculum and has been designed by Mr Clark to help him improve our already fantastic History curriculum

Please follow the link below to complete the survey

New Website

The school's new website is finally here!

The new modern website header

Mr Phillips and Mr Richards, along with the support of Webanywhere, have designed and completely restructured the school's website.

The new colourful theme has been designed with the parents in mind, as all the feedback from the Rothley Parents' Liaison Forum has been used as the basis of the redesign. Including quick links to newsletters, term dates and diary dates.

The new website is available to view and explore, however more content will be added in September to further enhance the new design.

Please have a look at the curriculum page. All subject leaders have designed fabulous pages to give you an insight into the year groups and subject curriculum.

An example of our new curriculum pages

Please follow the link to explore the new website

Sports Days

This time of year everybody around school anticipates the arrival of sports day!|

This year Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 sports day will have a new format where the children will be in their houses and Key Stage 1 will compete in a series of races.

Foundation Stage will compete in a circuit of activities involving sporting skills, and then will have an opportunity to compete in a race at the end of the sports day.

After receiving some great feedback from the sports day last year, Key Stage 2 will be the same format as last year with sprints, obstacle and relay races, mixed together with the staff races and parent races.

Beaumanor are currently the KS2 holders of the sports day trophy and will be looking to defend their title.

We will be aiming to start Foundation Stage and KS1 sports day at 1:30pm and KS2 at 1:15pm.

Please remember sun cream, hats and extra water. Beacon house (yellow) will also wear white due to the black flies that are attracted to yellow in the summer

Transition Mornings

The children will enjoy a morning with their new teachers on Monday 8th July.

The children will come to school as normal and go to their usual classrooms. After registration, the children will go into the hall for a brief assembly and then go to their new classrooms and teachers.

The mornings are designed for the new teachers to get to know the children before the start of the new year on Tuesday 27th August.

The children will have some ice breaking activities and then complete a piece of creative transition writing in their new literacy books.

The children will find out who their new teacher is when the end of year reports are given out on Friday 5th July.

PTFA - Summer Fun Day

Saturday 6th July - 11am - 2pm

Please come and support the school and the PTFA on our Summer Fun Day next week.

All details can be found on the flyer. We will be on Mountsorrel Lane Play Park this year - next to the Rothley Community Library.

Open afternoon

Every year, in the summer term, we invite parents in for an open afternoon. This year the date will be Tuesday 9th July from 2:30pm-4pm.

The open afternoon is designed to allow you to come in and visit the school and view your children's books and see all the work they have completed this year.

It is also an opportunity for you to meet your child's new teacher as well.

So, please come and join us on the Tuesday 9th for Rothley's open afternoon.

A selection of photos from the popular sport themed fun day:

Sport Themed Fun Day

A selection of photos from the 'Summer Prom':

Summer Prom

A selection of photos from the year 5 and 6 production:


Diary dates:

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Term dates:

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If you would like to suggest any addition to this newsletter please free free to email. jrichards@rothley.leics.sch.uk

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