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  • This Week's Class Attendance Figures

    Published 06/09/19

    Week Ending 20th September 2019 - Congratulations this week to the Sealions! Well done!

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  • Aldi's Kit for schools

    Published 12/09/19
    This term we’re collecting Team GB stickers with Aldi’s Kit for Schools for the chance to be one of 20 primary schools to win £20,000 to build a health legacy at our school!   From 6 September–3 Novem
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  • Phonics Evening -Thursday 19th September

    Published 12/09/19

    Next Thursday evening (September 19th)  at 6:00pm we will be holding a phonics event for any parent or carer to come along to. Everyone is welcome to join us, either to  have a refresher course or to learn for the first time about how we use the Read Write Inc approach to teaching reading.

    At this event we will show you;

    Our phonics lessons in action, using speedy sounds and green words.

    Introduce you to Fred the Frog, who only speaks in single sounds at a time. Then we will use our Fred Fingers to help work out how to spell the word.

    We will show you how to actually do some of the handwriting phrases, so you can help your child learn their sounds and even start using joined up handwriting right from the beginning.

    In the meantime, take a look at the video below for a simple guide to the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc way of teaching phonics.  There is also an attachment of Frequently Asked Questions about this method of teaching phonics at the bottom of the screen. Simply click on it to find out lots of answers to questions you may have.

    We look forward to seeing you there, taking those important steps to helping your child becoming a confident reader.

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  • Dragon's Roar-September!

    Published 06/09/19

    Welcome Back!

    It’s been great to see the children return to school so full of energy and looking so smart. We hope they’ve enjoyed the return to school and would urge you to pop into school if you have any questions at all about their new classes and the new school year.


    Research show that attendance above 95% will dramatically improve your child’s chances of achieving his / her potential at school and securing the qualifications that will lead to greatly enhanced opportunities in employment and further education.

    We will be contacting all parents regularly this year to keep you up to date about your child’s attendance. Please pop in if you’d like to talk about this.  Please note that a child that is absent for more than 1 day every six weeks would fall below the 95% threshold.

    Please also bear in mind that Nottinghamshire County Council issues fines when a child is absent from school without good reason. Fines were issued to parents at Keyworth Primary in the last academic year. This is the criteria for issuing fines:

    if your child is absent from school without agreement from the headteacher for more than 3 days during a 6 week period then a fine could be issued to you. It doesn’t matter whether the unauthorised absence is because of a family holiday or simply because your child was absent from school without good reason that has been accepted by the school.


    Swimming for Year 3 children will start next Thursday. Please ensure that the children have appropriate kit:

    • One-piece swimming suit or trunks (not shorts) and a towel – all in a suitable bag.
    • Long hair must be tied back, and no earrings can be worn so please ensure your son/daughter is able to take these out him/herself.
    • If you would like your child to wear goggles, then you need to provide a signed note giving your permission.

    We would really appreciate some parental support with walking the children to and from the swimming pool. We currently have two members of staff supporting and require at least one other person. Please speak with Miss Fowell or a member of the SLT if you can help. Thank you.


    Miss Waugh is planning to run a Lego club during a lunchtime and so has asked that if any families no longer need their Lego then she would be delighted to use it at school! Please pass on any to her that you can spare. Thank you.

    Blaze’s Reading Lair

    It's been great to see old and new faces joining us in Blaze's Reading Lair. Don't forget, you can join us from 8.30am to spend some time reading with your child. Y5 and Y6 can come alone and start teh day with a good book. Over the coming weeks we'll be discussing how to spend the £250 we have been awarded to enhance Lair!

    Reading Award

    The whole school will be starting their Bronze reading awards this week and next. CAn we get ALL the children through Bronze ready to srat Silver after Xmas?!

    Message from The Office

    Please ensure that all overdue payments are paid ASAP; there are a number overdue from last term. Please speak to Mrs Buttery if you have any difficulties making these payments. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the data forms that will be in book bags soon. It’s really important that we have up to date contact details for parents so, in the meantime, please let us know if you have a new phone number/email address. Thanks

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  • We've Won Our Own Reading Award!

    Published 09/08/19

    £200 for new books! Woo Hoo! 

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  • Y6 Memories!

    Published 19/07/19




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  • Summer EvenT-Fun on the Field!

    Published 16/07/19

    What's going on in Keyworth? 

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  • Thank You!

    Published 15/07/19

    Thank you for helping to raise just over £65 for the NSPCC!

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  • New Parents Information - Getting ready for school

    Published 14/07/19

    Many thanks to all of the parents that attended our New Parents meeting this week. Not everybody could attend so we wanted to make sure you had all the information that we discussed.

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  • Who Wants To Be An MP?!

    Published 09/07/19

    Our local MP, Kenneth Clarke visited us in school on Monday 8th July!

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  • Look Who's joining us in September!

    Published 04/07/19

    Rosalind and Holly (our new reading dog)! 

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  • Parking and Road Safety Consultation

    Published 27/06/19

    Please see details below of a consultation we have initiated aimed at supporting our ongoing efforts to improve road safety around our school. Look out for Cassandra and Thea,  wearing high-vis jackets, who will be around school over the next two weeks to gather your views on the matter.

    Our online survey can be accessed here 

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