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The government Standards and Testing Agency have produced a document and video for parents of children in KS1 and KS2 containing information about the KS1 and KS2 SATs.
Here is a link to the document: Information for parents: 2016 national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2
STARBANK NEWSLETTER – SPRING 2 – MARCH 2016
Those of you with a child currently in Y6 should now be clear where your child will be attending in September. Over 120 of our 180 Y7 intake will be pupils already at Starbank. Early next term we will write to those pupils staying at Starbank with further information. These will be the first group that will have all of their secondary education in our brand new building.
By 19 April those of you with a child due to start Reception in September 2016 will have received an offer of a place (assuming that you applied of course). If you receive an offer for Starbank we will then write to you separately to confirm which site you have been offered. As far as possible we will place you on the site where you already have other primary children and/or the site closest to you. It is impossible to please everyone but we shall do our best.
PROGRESS ON NEW BUILD
Work is continuing very well on the new building. Some of our children will be back on site after Easter to report on what’s happening. Those of you who live nearby may have been able to see the buildings develop month by month. The old school building is now completely demolished. You may remember there was a delay while a mobile phone company decommissioned the mast they had on top of the old building. Thankfully most of the time lost is being made up week by week – the biggest impact will be that there won’t have been time to seed the new sports field so that won’t be properly ready until later in 2017. The main building and the sports hall however are all on track for handover in August this year.
RELOCATION OF PUPILS ON DIFFERENT SITES
The prime reason behind the expansion of Starbank over the past six years has been the huge demand for school places. Our growth has meant that we have been able to accommodate and teach many children who could not get a place locally and were out of school for this reason (or faced a very long journey twice a day). We know that a few of our families still have children on three different Starbank sites but at least for most families they are all now at Starbank. In September all the children currently in Y3, 4 and 5 at Hob Moor Road will move to the new site. They will be joined by some of our current Y1 and Y2 pupils from Starbank Road and a few other children from Bierton Road and Starbank Road in certain year groups where we have space and opportunity to move them if desired by parents. This is quite a complex logistical exercise and will be planned for in the summer term. Parents in Y1 and Y2 were asked earlier in the year to express their preferences and we will be informing families of the outcome next half term.
We are pleased to inform you that Christine and Nargis are to receive a ‘Good Citizens’ award from West Midlands Police for the work they are doing with our families, particularly in the areas of safeguarding(raising awareness of radicalisation and CSE).
NEW PARENT GOVERNOR (BIERTON ROAD)
Mrs M Begum (Y1 parent) was elected – well done and thank you to both parents who were happy to serve as a governor. We now have one elected parent governor from each site.
SUMMER 1 – Monday 11 April until Friday 27 May inclusive (school closed on Monday 2 May – Bank Holiday and on Thursday 5 May – Local elections – school used as polling station)
SUMMER 2 – Monday 6 June until Tuesday 19 July inclusive (school closed on Thursday 23 June – European referendum – school used as polling station)
The academic year 2016/17 will begin for pupils on Thursday 8 September
We hope you enjoy a lovely holiday with your children
G Hudson (Executive Head) S.Dosanjh (Headteacher)
Blog for Starbank School
Year 2 delivered the very final Rocket Radio show of the year with a spectacular Plants based show, broadcast to a hall full of parents, staff and children at Bierton Road. The show involved all the classes from Year 2 from Starbank Road and Bierton Road. There were reports to give you all the crucial information […]
Production This year our production was based on a famous book called ‘The Wind in the Willows’. This required many rehearsals and singing in tune – which led to many lost voices. All day, every day the main characters practiced their extremely long lines for a whole 2 weeks non-stop whilst the rest of us […]
We had a very exciting day on Monday harvesting our vegetables . We had lots potatoes , onions and garlic . We also harvested carrots, radishes, coriander and beetroot. We had a wonderful curry and roti. It was great eating the vegetables we had washed and chopped. Everybody helped.
The staff and children were very excited today to receive a letter from the Queen. It said that the Queen wished to thank the children for their splendid card and the message we sent on the occasion of Her Majesty’s ninetieth birthday.The letter said the Queen was very touched by the care we had taken […]
After a year of hard work, Year 4 have done themselves proud performing in an amazing concert at Bierton Road. They were helped by more experienced players from Year 5 and 6 who have continued their music lessons after year 4. We hope to see many of these musicians continuing to play next year! […]