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Archive for September, 2015

Textease At Home

Monday, 28 September 2015

From October 1st a new system needs implementing for those pupils who wish to use the Textease suite of software tools. This is a software package used in school.
If you are going to use Textease at home for the first time, simply follow the advice below. If you already have the current ‘Textease at home’ product installed and have been using it you will need to uninstall it from your computer before proceeding.
1. Download and install the standard version of Textease Studio CT 6.6 using the instructions provided by clicking here.
(Please note after downloading, right-click the zip file and extract the files. From the Textease6 folder, double-click the Textease6.exe file to install.)
2. Launch Textease Studio CT.
3. Click the Help menu and select Upgrade.
4. Type the serial number as 11900000.
5. Type the key as 21042483.
6. In the ‘Enter your name’ field, type Textease @Home.
7. Click OK. A message “A valid serial number and key has been entered for Textease Studio CT that includes” will be displayed.
8. Click OK.
9. Close and reopen Textease.
Textease Studio CT 6.6 should now be fully operational.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Friday, 25 September 2015

Another successful morning with friends of the school getting together to enjoy a cake, a coffee and a chat, many thanks to all who helped to raise funds for this very worthwhile charity.

Year 2 – 3 Football Every Sunday

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Our Year 2 and 3 footballers continue to meet at the school every Sunday at 11 o’clock. We hope the success from last season will continue. Mr Nickols and Mr Wheeler are always on the lookout for new members, so if you would like to come along and join contact Mr Nickols on 07531255695 for further information. The team won on Sunday 8-0 a great start- well done to all.

Attendance w/c 14th September

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

•Reception 99%
•Year 1 99.6%
•Year 2 93%
•Year 3 93%
•Year 4 98%
•Year 5 96%
•Year 6 96%

Average overall attendance was 96%.

Good attendance achieved this week!

A reminder that leave of absence can only be granted under exceptional circumstances. The Government are quite clear on the importance of children’s full attendance in school and Headteachers’ responsibilities in ensuring maximum attendance.

Leave of absence is judged on individual merit and circumstances judged in line with other schools in the area to ensure a consistent approach is achieved by all local schools.

Attendance

Monday, 14 September 2015

Again attendance has come under the spotlight in the press. It is very difficult for Headteachers to grant any leave of absence unless the circumstances are exceptional. The Government directive is very clear about children not attending school.

As an area, the Bedworth Primary Schools regularly discuss attendance and work together to improve outcomes for all children. The new regulations have been in place for a year now and at our meetings we will be discussing the issue of fines.

We will be updating our attendance policy over the next month and parents will be notified when this is available on the school website.

If any parents have concerns or questions please call in to discuss them with Mrs Browne.

The Bug Hotel

Monday, 14 September 2015

It looks like we’ve had lots of visitors to the bug hotel over the summer. Year 2 enjoyed sowing wild flower seeds and planting flowers to try and attract lots of wildlife and it’s looking great.

First Day Back

Monday, 7 September 2015

All the children seemed happy to be back in school, during the breaks they were busy swapping details of holiday experiences and luckily able to enjoy a glimmer of warm sunshine, something that’s been missing for much of the summer break.

A big welcome to our new pupils who start today and tomorrow, we all hope they will enjoy being at Wheelwright Lane. All our classes are now full.

Everyone is settling in to their new class/routines and getting to know their new teachers. We hope for a busy and productive term ahead.

Shakespeare Rocks

Monday, 7 September 2015

The children in year 6 performed their end of year play, Shakespeare Rocks, to an appreciative audience in school on Tuesday morning and an appreciative audience of friends and family on Wednesday evening. We are very proud of the commitment shown to produce such an engaging and professional performance – every pupil gave 100% effort and had their chance to shine in the spotlight.
The friends and family who were treated to this fabulous show stayed long afterwards to share tea, cake and memories with staff and children.