Friday 24th November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

As you may be aware Mrs Driver has now finished to begin her maternity leave and we all wish her well in the coming months. In her absence I will be covering the role of Head of School, therefore if you need to see me please do not hesitate to contact the office in the usual way.

The autumn term is now well underway with preparations for Christmas up and running. You will have received information about the Christmas Fair and the non-uniform days that we are hosting in preparation for this. In addition the sound of Christmas carols are beginning to fill the halls and we look forward to welcoming you all to the Christmas Nativities, shows and performances.

In other non-Christmas related news, we are pleased to announce that Red Lane has been successful in achieving the PQSM award in Silver. This is a national accreditation which shows the schools commitment to science teaching and learning – an area that our children thoroughly enjoy and develops their enquiring minds! Well done to all involved!

Thank you for all your support.

Mrs Cromey, Acting Head of School

Friday 13th October 2017

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Welcome to our last edition of the newsletter before half term. It has been a successful half term with lots going on.

Next week we will be giving out our attendance prizes to those children who have had 100% attendance so far. If your child has been absent they will have a chance to earn a prize for 100% attendance in the next half term. One of our biggest successes this half term is our re-accreditation of the Leading Parent Partnership Award. An assessor came and spent a day in school to find out about all the work we do with parents and they were very pleased with how we involve and support parents at Red Lane. So we would in turn like to thank all the parents who support their children and the school.

Next half term promises to be just as busy as this one with lots of things to look forward to. In the meantime I wish you an enjoyable half term.

Mrs Driver

Head of School

Friday 16th June 2017

Dear Parents/ Carers,

It is hard to believe we are in the final half term of this academic year- and what a busy year it has been! I would like to thank parents and carers for their support this year and remind you that there are lots of things still to look forward to this half term including the summer fair, our production of the Wizard of Oz, which promises to be fantastic and also our presentation afternoon and evening. We will also be holding our meet the teacher event and transition days in the final week so look out for more information nearer the time.
I would finally just like to remind parents that dogs and the use of e-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere on the school grounds and we appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Driver

Friday 5th May 2017

Dear Parents/ Carers

As you will see from the newsletter there has been lots going on school. I would like to say a huge well done to all our children who have taken part in sports competitions. This has been a very  successful year and our success has been celebrated in the local newspaper a number of times.  Thank you to the parents who have supported these competitions, especially those who had to wait around for the children to return with medals and a trophy!

Unfortunately, we have had a number of concerns raised by local residents about litter outside of the school grounds. The School Council have been busy putting up posters and I would like to ask all parents to support the school and the community in tackling this issue by ensuring all rubbish is taken home.

Next week is SATs week for our Year 6 pupils. They have been working very hard throughout the year and now it is time to for them show off what they can do. We are very proud of all of them! During this week please ensure your child goes to bed early and is in school every day for 8.20 ready to start the day with breakfast and a chance to focus on the day ahead.

There will be lots more coming up over the Summer Term so please keep looking at letters, newsletters and the school website for more information.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Driver

Friday 10th March 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of the second week of a new half term.

This week has been our Book Week and there have been lots of activities going on in school. It has been lovely to see a great turn out at the Book Fair and I hope everyone is enjoying reading their new books. I am sure you will also agree that there have been some excellent costumes today so thank you for making the effort with this. Please read below where you will find out more about what has been going on in school and what will be coming up.

Unfortunately we have had reports of a number of cases of head lice so please check your child’s hair over the weekend and treat if necessary.

Once again, thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Driver, Head of School.

Friday 17th February 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Over the last few weeks it has come to my attention that a number of pupils are left unsupervised on the playground before school starts. I would like to advise parents that school can take no responsibility for pupils on the yard before the start of school and so I ask that parents ensure their children are supervised at the start of the day and thank you for your support in this matter.

This week was our Valentine’s Disco which was a great success. The children enjoyed themselves and we have raised £480 for the school which will be spent on resources and activities for the children.

I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable half term and look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 27th February.
Mrs Driver, Head of School.

Friday 3rd February 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

You may have noticed our new mini bus. Many of the children have already  used the bus for sports competitions and trips. Over the page you will see a  photo of it along with our school council and the school council from Masefield  Primary.

I would like to draw your attention to the dates for Year 6 SATs which will take place in the week beginning 8th May. Please do not take any time off during this week as it is a very important time for the children and they are working hard to prepare for these assessments. Year 2 SATs will take place over the weeks beginning 15th and 22nd May. Again please ensure children are in school during this time.

Finally I would just like to say that next week we will be sending a letter out about our Valentine’s Disco so look out for this information.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Driver, Head of School.

Friday 20th January 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to school! The new term is well under way and the children have  already been working hard in class. Already this term the children have been  thinking a lot about positive attitudes and a positive mindset. Mindset Monday assemblies are promoting this and we are encouraging children to have a positive attitude to challenges and believe ‘possible for the world, possible for me, it is only a matter of how’.

This term we will continue with our attendance awards for each half term and the term over all. Children with 100% attendance from now until half term will receive a small prize.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that parking on the yellow zig-zags at the front of school is not allowed. The road in the morning is very busy and this is for the safety of children and families.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Driver, Head of School.

Friday 9th December 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Christmas is fast approaching and we have plenty of seasonal activities to look forward to in our last 2 weeks.

The EYFS children having been practising hard, learning songs and rehearsing their performances ready for you next week. In KS1 and KS2 the children have been working hard preparing their performances for the last week. Please note that this year the KS2 performance will take place at school.

Thank you very much for your donations and support for the Christmas Fair. The money raised from the fair will go into school funds which will be spent on activities and resources for the children.

Although there are two weeks left, on behalf of myself, Mrs Whittaker and all the staff at Red Lane, I would like to wish all of our Red Lane families a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. I look forward to seeing you all in 2017! School starts back at 8.50am on Monday 9th January.

Mrs Driver, Head of School.

Friday 25th November 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you to all those who have attended our recent parent conference sessions. Your support is very much appreciated. You will know from previous newsletters that homework was something you raised in your parent surveys in July. As a result of this a parent drop in session was held to gather your views before we reviewed our homework policy. Our policy has been reviewed to ensure more consistency across the school and we would now like your feedback. If you have any comments or further suggestions please come and see me on the playground or at our feedback drop in session on Tuesday 6th December at 9.00am in the dining hall.

The next four weeks in school are going to busy with our non-uniform days, Christmas Fair and much more. Please check all dates carefully and look out for more information about tickets and times for performances.

As you will be aware from the previous newsletters and the holiday list, school will be closed next Friday, 2nd December. I look forward to seeing you all over the coming weeks.
Mrs Driver, Head of School.