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Dragon's Roar December 2022

December 2022

Well, after a busy few weeks we have all finally made it to the last day of term! The children are really ready for the break after all of their hard work. We have had the Christmas productions; Foundation's visit to the crib service at church; a whole school trip to the pantomime; Year 3's sessions with staff from the British Geological Survey; practises for Young Voices; Pupil Parliament; Sport Festivals; the list goes on (no wonder they are so tired!). 

We would like to thank our school community for all the extra support you provide your children at home - the difference that a few minutes of reading or times tables practise makes at home, is quite astounding. 

All the staff at KPNS wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and all of our best wishes for a Happy New Year! 

Miss Robinson

Many of you will know Miss Robinson because of the work she does with children across school during PE sessions and extra-curricular sport clubs and events. Some of you will know that she started with us as an apprentice in 2018. She has now accepted a new role working across a group of schools, promoting sport and events. As this role is part-time, she will continue to work at KPNS on Thursdays and Fridays, primarily teaching PE, for the foreseeable future. However, this means that her after school clubs will no longer take place. We will communicate about after school clubs in the New Year.

Poetry Winners!

Well done to Isla, Lola, Abrar, Niamh and Davian who were selected as our Poetry Competition Winners. You can see their beautiful entries on the Reading Blog of the school website. Each of our winners have a £5 book voucher to spend.

Thank you to all those who entered, we loved reading all your festive poetry.

Unsung Hero!

Marie Hart, one of our cleaners, has been recognised by Unison as being an ‘Unsung Hero’. She was presented with an award and some goodies earlier on this half term. She has been part of the KPNS team for many years and we are very lucky to have her. Well done Marie!

Achievers of the Term!

The following children have been selected as our Achievers of the Term. Well done to them for all their hard work since September. Keep it up!

  • F1- Emmanouil
  • F2- Clara
  • Y1- Isabella
  • Y2- Ella Mae
  • Y3- Beatrice
  • Y4-Juha
  • Y5- Niamh
  • Y6- Hoi Yi
  • PE- Louis (Y6)

New Cook:

We are pleased to say that we now have a new cook, Sarah, who will be preparing our school dinners on the school site again. She is very keen to reinstate family service and will be meeting with our School Council to get the views of the children and plan exciting theme days.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Rose who has covered the kitchen since September and also to formally thank Brenda who fed our KPNS children for almost 20 years!

A new face in Year 2:

Mrs Wilkie will be joining our Year 2 teaching team from January alongside Mrs Gerrard and Mrs Lees. Mrs Wilkie will be primarily working the end of the week and is very much looking forward to becoming part of the KPNS team.

Dates for the Diary:

  • Wednesday 4th January – School starts back.
  • Wednesday 4th January- Choir performing at Young Voices
  • Friday 27th January- Year 2 Class Assembly
  • Week beginning Monday 6th February- Children’s Mental Health Week
  • Wednesday 8th February- Safer Internet Day
  • Friday 10th February- Break up for February Half Term.

Attendance Award

During this afternoon’s assembly, all children who have had attendance of 95% and above for this half term were entered into our half termly prize draw. The winner this time was Ella-Rose in Year 6. Congratulations and a Smyths Toys voucher is on its way to you! Attendance figures, for the purpose of the prize draw, will start afresh in January.


Don't forget that there are hints and tips for how to keep your children safe in our safeguarding blog.

A New Year Resolution!

Every morning we have between 30-45 children and families attending reading lair before school to do their reading. Some interesting facts for you:

-Reading Lair has been on for roughly 65 mornings since September. 

-It lasts for 20mins

-If a child has attended all 65 sessions, they have read an extra 1,300 minutes this term!

- If they attended 3 sessions a week, they have read an extra 780 minutes this term! 

Imagine the impact this could have on your child's confidence and progress. 

If you fancy a New Year Resolution... Make attending Reading Lair it! See below for more details: 

Keyworth Primary and Nursery School - Come to Reading Lair!