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Phonics Workshop - Monday 7th October 2019 at 6pm (16.09.19)

Phonics Workshop
Miss Pugh would like to provide Nursery and Reception parents with a free phonics workshop on Monday 7th  October 2019 at 6pm in the school hall.   The session is intended to upskill parents in supporting their children in learning to read and write and share how phonics is taught in school.
KS1 (and indeed any parents) are welcome to attend should they wish for a refresher or have missed it first time around, although it will be the same content that has been delivered previously for any one who has attended in the past.
The session will last no longer than an hour and will allow an opportunity for parents to ask any questions that they may have.  Entrance to the school hall will be via the rear hall door which can be accessed through the gate at the top of the staff car park.
If you wish to attend please click here to log on and choose the Phonics Workshop to book your places.
An instruction guide can be accessed below for parents new to the system.  If you are unable to log on please phone school to check that the data we hold on our school system is correct (e.g. name spelt correctly) as it has to replicate it exactly.  If you need a paper copy of this Parent Guide please enquire at the school office.

Parking Around School

May I remind parents about the importance of remaining courteous when parking in and around school before school and at home time. I have received a number of reports now of parents blocking drives of residents in Walton Gardens and other roads surrounding the school.  

Whilst we want children and families to be punctual, this should not be at the expense of the community.   Inevitably residents on the estate will also be trying to get to work or to carry out their own business and being blocked in, makes them late and inconveniences them, most recently delaying a baby with a high temperature getting to the Doctors on time.  

Please take this seriously and support the school in maintaining our good relationships with our neighbours.   Please don’t forget there is also the Walking Bus option for families who might like to use it as referenced in last week’s newsletter.

Kingswood Residential Parents' Information Meeting Y4 (12.09.19)

Please see attached letter inviting Y4 parents to the information evening for Kingswood residentail 2020.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Year 4 Residential Meeting Letter - Sept 2019.pdf)Year 4 Residential Meeting Letter - Sept 2019.pdf

Trained Parent Reading Buddy Opportunity

We are seeking to build a parent reading network to support children to be heard read individually on a daily basis.  This would entail coming to school at 2.45pm and hearing children read throughout the week.  Ideally this would be daily to give children continuity. 

We would offer parents who volunteer an induction and in school training session to ensure that they are equipped with the skills to support the children.   To register your interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will provide you with more information.





Stories that support Maths (09/09/19)

Stories that support Maths
Please see attached that may be of interest to families
Please select a file to download:
Download this file (maths stories.pdf)maths stories.pdf

Diary Dates w/c 9th Sept 2019 (06.09.19))

Please click link below for Fortnightly diary dates - week commencing Monday 9th September 2019 

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Download this file (Diary Dates fortnightly wc 9th Sept 2019.pdf)Diary Dates fortnightly wc 9th Sept 2019.pdf

South Staffs Autism Parents Support Group (4.9.19)

Please see attached the South Staffs Autism Parents Support Group information regarding the next meeting on Monday 9th September 2019 - 10am at Perton Library.

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Download this file (SSAPSG - Poster 09.09.19.pdf)SSAPSG - Poster 09.09.19.pdf

Staffordshire Police Open Day on 8th September (4.9.19)

Please see attached flyer regarding the Staffordshire Police open day on Sunday 8th September.

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Download this file (Police Open Day .pdf)Police Open Day .pdf

Would you like to be on TV?...(4.9.19)

BBC Ones's Eat Well for Less is on the hunt for households looking to save money on their weekly food shop.  Please see attachment for further details.

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ALDI Kit for School (4.9.19)

Please see attached poster for ALDI's kit for school.  We welcome any Team GB stickers to complete our poster.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Aldi's Kit for Schools Poster.pdf)Aldi's Kit for Schools Poster.pdf

School Performance Data 2019

School Performance Data 2019

Early Years Foundation Stage

78.7% of pupils in Reception attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years framework. This is above the local authority average of 75% and the national average of 71% (averages taken from 2018 as 2019 not yet released).

A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.


Year One Phonic Screening

88% of pupils in Year One attained the expected standard in the Phonic Screening test, this is above the local authority average of 85% and the national average of 82% (averages taken from 2018 as 2019 not yet released).

67% of Pupil Premium pupils passed the screen and 100% of SEND pupils passed the screen.  


Year Two Phonic Screening (for pupils who did not achieve the pass rate of 32 in 2017-2018)

29% of pupils retaking the screen attained the expected standard by the end of Year 2.   All Pupil Premium Passed the screen first time in Year 1 and 0% of SEND passed the screen. 


Key Stage One

At the end of KS1 (Yr2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing, maths and science. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.

The system of national curriculum levels has been removed and the new measures are as follows:

Expected Standard – Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 2

Greater Depth – Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum.

Attainment in Year 2 maintained high proportions of pupils working at greater depth from 2017 and showed an increase in the % of pupils achieving Expected Standard and Greater Depth Standard in Writing particularly.

KS1 SATS 2019 Expected Standard Greater Depth Standard
2019 2019
Reading 85% 45%
Writing 83% 38%
Maths 87% 43%

Pupil Premium and SEND children achieved as below in KS1

Pupil Premium

KS1 SATS 2019

Expected Standard Greater Depth Standard
2019 2019
Reading 83% 50%
Writing 83% 33%
Maths 100% 33%


Pupil Premium children achieved roughly in line with the non Pupil Premium group and in the case of Mathematics better at the Expected standard.  They achieved slightly less well compared with the non Pupil Premium group in Writing and Maths, and better in Reading at the Greater Depth Standard.


KS1 SATS 2019

Expected Standard Greater Depth Standard
2019 2019
Reading 50% 0%
Writing 38% 0%
Maths 50% 0%


SEND pupils achieve below that of Non SEND pupils in all areas at all levels.   The needs of pupils within this group are well met and their books, confidence and independence and skills acquired throughout Year 2 evidence the progress they have made from their own starting points.

Year 4 Leavers Video Link

Please see the following link!Ah4RSeJDFBQabvFgQNExCGDBQJY?e=ojfe2d  to access your child's leavers' videos. Reminder: Do not share on social media or any messaging platforms. Have a wonderful Summer and we wish our wonderful Year 4 children the very best, as they move onto their new schools

Seaside Party 2019

Reception Reminder

Tomorrow is our Seaside Party, all children can come to school in their own Summer clothes.   Ice creams and a cone of chips (only a few) will be provided in addition to your child’s normal lunch.   Staff will check known allergy lists as always.   Parents do not need to send any additional items in to school.   This event is only for children and will be fully supervised by school staff. In previous years parents have attended as it has taken place after Sports Day.

The children are set to have a lovely day!

Calling all books! (10.7.19)

Commencing next Monday (15th July) there will be two boxes situated each side of the external door by Miss Parkers office.  One will be labelled Book Amnesty for all school books you may have at home to be returned, and the other, Book Donations where we will welcome any childrens books you no longer need.  Many thanks

Year 4 Leaver's Play DVD Order (10.07.19)

Year 4 parents may order a DVD of yesterday's Leaver's Play online via ParentPay.  Please see attached letter which is being sent home with children in Year 4 today.

There is a very short window of opportunity to order this DVD as the closing time/date will be 9:00am THIS Friday 12th July 2019 to enable copies to be reproduced and distributed before children leave St Nicholas on Friday 19th July.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Y4 Leaver's Play DVD Order letter.pdf)Y4 Leaver's Play DVD Order letter.pdf

Online Safety Advice (10.7.19)

Please see the below links for Online Safety Advice.


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