Benwick Briefing 03.02.2023
Dear Parents/ Carers
Welcome to this week's Benwick Briefing.
Message from Mrs Talbot:
We have been working really hard on attendance this school year, which has been really difficult considering the high levels of illness that have affected children. However, I am pleased to tell you that we have been awarded a Fisher Family Trust certificate for being in the top 25% of similar schools for attendance in the Autumn Term! Thank you to all the families who have supported our mission to improve attendance, by booking medical/dental/eye appointments outside of school time, bringing children to school on time and ensuring children do come to school, when they are well enough to. We will continue to work with our families on this, as we all know that children can't meet their potential if they are not regular attenders of school. Thank you for your ongoing support.
It is the last week of the half term next week, and we are looking forward to seeing you at our Share & Shine events for each class. The children love showing you their work and having you come in to their classrooms, so please do try to come if it all possible. Dates and times for these are at the end of this email.
Have a lovely weekend.
Parking and Dropping off outside school
Did you know it is illegal to park and drop off on the yellow zig zags outside school! Rule 243 of the Highway Code indicates a range of places where motorists must not park which includes outside a school entrance. Please do not park or drop of children on the zig zags, they are there for the children's safety.
Please find attached this month's Cambridgeshire Police newsletter.
Cambridgeshire Holiday Voucher Scheme
The Cambridgeshire Holiday Voucher Scheme will be running again this February half term, providing families whose children benefit from income related free school meals with a food voucher for the holiday period. If your child doesn't currently receive income related free school meals but you think they may be entitled further information and how to apply can be found on the attached Cambridgeshire Holiday Voucher Scheme letter and FAQs.
Ramsey Baptist Church
Ramsey Baptist Church is offering an afternoon of crafts, games, stories and singing on Tuesday 14th February for all families with primary school aged children and any younger or older siblings. Further information is attached.
Education Inclusion Family Advisor
Please find attached the February newsletter.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Rachael Barton
Monday 6th February Swans Share & Shine 2.30pm
Tuesday 7th February Owls Share & Shine 2.30pm
Wednesday 8th February Doves Share & Shine 2.30pm
Thursday 9th February Robins Share & Shine 8.45am
Friday 10th February FOBS Valentine's Disco/Party
Friday 10th February Last day of half-term
Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February - HALF TERM HOLIDAY
Thursday 2nd March World Book Day
Thursday 9th March FOBS AGM 2.30pm
Friday 17th March Comic Relief
Monday 20th March Parents Meetings
Wednesday 22nd March Parents Meetings
Monday 3rd- Friday 14th April EASTER HOLIDAYS
Friday 5th May King Charles Coronation Themed Day
Monday 8th May Coronation Day Bank Holiday
Tuesday 9th- Friday 12th May Year 6 SAT's Week
Friday 26th May Sports Day TBC
Monday 29th May- Friday 2nd June HALF TERM
Thursday 29th June YR6 Abbey & Cromwell Transition Day TBC
Friday 30th June YR6 Abbey Transition Day TBC
Tuesday 4th July YR6 Cromwell Transition Day TBC
Friday 7th July YR6 Cromwell Transition Day TBC
Wednesday 19th July Last Day of Term
Thursday 20th July- Wednesday 31st August SUMMER HOLIDAYS