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Weekly Update, 21st April

Good afternoon,


Welcome back!


This week’s headlines:


Congratulations to our Boccia team!

3 members of Classes 4 and 5 represented Melton and Belvoir in the county finals this week and came a fantastic fifth! Well done to Isaac, Hugo and Thomas!


Fosse Schools Concert, Wednesday, 26th April

Children from KS2 have been practising to take part in a singing concert with Asfordby Hill, Thrussington and Church Hill schools. We can have up to 25 children, with two parent/guardian tickets per child.

Children will need to arrive at Wreake Valley Academy, in Syston, at 5:30pm for a rehearsal with the other schools and then the concert will begin at 6:30pm. It should finish around 7:30pm.

There is a café where parents and adults can wait in between arriving and taking your seats.

Full details will be available on Arbor for you to sign up.


NEU Teacher Strikes

The NEU has called for 2 more strike days – Thursday, 27th April and Tuesday, 2nd May. As before, not all our teachers are eligible to strike, but those that are do not have to let the school know in advance. If I know of any likely disruption in advance, I will let you know.


A message from the Vision Champions

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Old Dalby Vision Champions have made some ideas boxes that help the school to improve, they are near all the classes and one is located near the School Office. You are very welcome to put your ideas in the boxes. We would put the ideas forward and see what we can do, the Vision Champions check the boxes every meeting. We look forward to receiving your ideas to improve the school!

From Jake, Hugo and all of the Vision Champions.


Celebrating the Coronation

We will be celebrating the King’s coronation by wearing red, white and blue on Friday, 12th May. This is also the last day of Year 6 SATs so it will be a double celebration for some! The Prefects are going to be planning the afternoon which will include a visit from Rev’d Jamie with some very special gifts for everyone from the Church. More information will follow. As soon as arrangements have been made.


PE Days for the Summer Term

Monday – Class 3

Tuesday – Class 2

Wednesday – Class 1

Thursday – Class 4

Friday – Class 5


PE Changes due to bank holiday:

Wednesday 3rd May – Class 3 PE in the morning due to bank holiday on Monday

Wednesday, 10th May – Class 3 PE in the morning due to bank holiday on Monday


Please make sure children have drinks bottles and outdoor PE kit for all PE days.


After School Clubs from 17th April:

Monday – Cricket

Tuesday – Rounders

Wednesday – Outdoors team building

Thursday – Netball

Friday – Tennis


If you are collecting at 4:30pm, please collect from the hall door, not the front gate.


Sports Day 2023

As we have the building work due to start in late May, we have brought Sports Day forward to Friday, 19th May.

Just like last year, the children will compete in various team events in the morning and then we will run the athletics in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer them on from 2pm.


Dates for the diary

Monday 24th April – Year 5/6 Netball at Longfield

Wednesday, 26th April – Fosse Schools Concert

Thursday, 4th May – Personal Best Fest at Longfield

Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th May – KS2 SATs

Friday, 12th May – Year 3/4 Girls football tournament

Friday, 12th May – Red, White and Blue day – DATE CHANGED

Tuesday, 16th May – Quicksticks hockey tournament

Friday, 19th May – Sports Day

Sunday, 21st May – Summer Fair

Monday, 29th May – Friday, 2nd June – Half Term

Wednesday, 28th June – KS2 trip to Belvoir Cricket Activity Day

Wednesday, 5th July – KS1 trip to Belvoir Cricket Club Activity Day

Wednesday 5th July and Thursday, 6th July – KS2 Performance