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Benwick Briefing 03.02.2023

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.

Best wishes,

Mrs Talbot


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. 


Cambridgeshire Police

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.


Kind Regards


Mrs Rachael Barton

School Secretary



Important Dates:


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