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Dragon's Roar- October 2021!

Dragon’s Roar-October 2021 

Wow what a busy first half-term we have had to the school year! The children have come back looking super smart and settled, and it has been refreshing to experience a slice of school life without ‘bubbles’. We have welcomed back whole school assemblies, singing, playing together at breaktime and Blaze’s Reading. Along with various clubs, swimming for Y3/4 and preparing for school and community events, it has almost felt like ‘normal’.  

However, over the past couple of weeks it may not have escaped your notice that we have had more supply teachers than usual across school. Unfortunately, several members of the staff team have been hit with illness and this has been unavoidable. We thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to the team having a (much needed) break over half-term and returning full of their usual beans and enthusiasm in November.  


Harvest Festival:  

Thank you for all the donations we received for Harvest Festival. Emma Piper from they Keyworth Community Food Bank joined us in our assembly and was blown away by the generosity. The donations from KPNS will certainly support the food bank and those in the community who visit it.  


Parents’ Evening:  

We held our first face to face parents’ evening last night for nearly 2 years. It was lovely to see you all and be able to talk to you about how well your children have been doing and how they have settled into the new year. Mrs O’Connor (Y2) and Miss Rayns (Y5) will be very much looking forward to meeting you after the half-term when they are feeling better. If for any reason you were unable to attend last night, please contact the school office to arrange a meeting after half-term.  



Over the Summer holidays, some of our children took on a special doodle challenge where they had to earn between 600 and 750 stars to win a unique doodle pin badge and certificate. It is not easy to keep up with homework during the holidays, but these children showed commitment and resilience to do it and we are very proud of you. Well done to: Megan (Y3), Yahia (Y5), Max (Y2), Grace (Y6), Annabel (Y6), Scarlett (Y6), Archie (Y2), Hugo (Y1), Oliver (Y1), Freda (Y6), Bailie (Y4), Arlo (Y1) and Imogen (Y3). 

We will be sure to let you all know when the next competition starts to see if even more of our pupils can complete the challenge! 


Little People, Big Dreams!

As a school we are learning about different inspirational people who have done amazing things in their lifetimes. We are trying to stock our school library up with the Little People, Big Dreams biography series. If you have any of these hidden around the house which you no longer need, school would very much like to give them a home. We have very kindly already had a couple donated and the children absolutely love them so thank you. Please drop them into the school office.  



Firstly, we would like to say a massive thank you for the increased support we have seen from home with children reading regularly and keeping in the green zone on their doodles- you really are helping your children to make the best possible progress.  

To ensure that the children stay in this routine, please try and keep them ticking over little and often during the holidays. This will ensure they will find it easier to slot back into the expectations after half-term and will continue to embed what they have learnt. As a reminder, please find our school homework expectations for all children here


Reading Volunteers:

We have a wonderful team of reading volunteers who pop in for an hour or two each week to hear our children read. However, we need more! If you could spare a couple of hours every week to hear some of our fabulous young readers, please contact Mrs Buttery in the school office to arrange. Many thanks.  


Parks Class Assembly: 

On Wednesday Parks Class delivered a wonderful Class Assembly all about Rosa Parks. For many of the children it would have been their first time performing to their parents and a hall full of pupils. They did the most amazing job and shared their knowledge beautifully. Well done to them and thank you to all the parents who managed to attend. 


Mobile Phones:

Some of our older children have been bringing mobile phones into school. For safeguarding reasons, if a child is required to have a mobile phone for walking to and from school on their own, they MUST be handed into the school office where they will be looked after and can be collected at the end of the school day. They are not permitted to be kept in school bags. Please contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team if you have any questions. 


PTA Halloween Event: 

Our fabulous Friends of KPNS are busy arranging a spooktacular Halloween Trail for all our lovely children and families in our Keyworth community. It will take place on Sunday 31st of October (During the half-term holidays).  

Your mission is to find the staff around the trail and solve the clues. Refreshments will be available from Keyworth Primary and Nursery School between 4:30pm and 7pm on Sunday 31st of October. There will be a prize for the best decorated house or window and for those who successfully complete the trail and find all the KPNS staff!  

Collect your map from KPNS carpark entrance (£1 per child) from 4:30pm. Don’t forget to dress up!  

If you would like your house or window to be featured on the trail, please send a direct message to the Friends of KPNS on Facebook no later than Friday 22nd of October. Please note- this is not for trick or treaters, just to host a spooky picture of a member of staff and to be included on the trail.  

All funds raised will go towards enhancing the front playground for all our pupils.