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Latest News 08 07 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Today marks the start of the summer holidays! Welcome to our last ‘Latest News’ of the year; the year has flown by. As ever, we wish our Year 6 leavers all the best in their futures at their next schools. We hope that you all have a great summer and have time to enjoy a break and (fingers-crossed) the weather too. We look forward to seeing you next year along with all the new joiners. Please see below this week’s latest news, updates and reminders.

Latest news:

  • The Kedzior AwardWe are super proud to announce the summer term’s Kedzior Award winners are Kyrah-May in Y2 and Molly-Anne in Y4 (see photos here). They have been busy helping others, volunteering their time and donating to their community. Kyrah-May received her award for her donation of her hair to the Little Princess charity. Molly-Anne received her award for volunteering to litter pick in her community. These pupils are excellent role models and have been rewarded with a certificate; a Headteacher’s pick of the pot and have chosen a whole class treat. Huge congratulations to these fantastic pupils and thank you for all that you do! Please encourage pupils to submit many more Kedzior Award submissions. It would be amazing if you could help your children to understand why volunteering is so important. The next nominations need to be in by Tuesday 11th October 2022; please see here for further information 
  • School Opening times – Please be aware that your child may start and end school at different times after the Summer Holiday when they move to their new year group. Here is a reminder of the start and end times. Please be aware that these are the times the school day starts; doors will be open ten minutes before the given time:

Year Group

Start Time

Finish Time




Little Grasshoppers






Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6




  • Awful Auntie – ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, is a truly thrilling tale and is being hosted at Belgrave Hall on 25th August; please see here for further information.
  • Leicester's Playday – There is a free event for children, young people and their families to enjoy together. The day offers fun activities, storytelling, and creative play all designed to fire children's imaginations. It is on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 at the Town Hall Square. See here for further information.
  • Summer Reading Challenge – Go Gadgeteers Go! Get your children reading with their local library this summer. Throughout the whole of July and August, children 0-15 years can sign up to take part and they have until Sunday 11th September to complete the six-book challenge. Track down six amazing books with our team of Gadgeteers and explore the key role of imagination in both reading and the sciences. For further information, please see here.  
  • Cultural Quarter Earlies – We have been notified about free drop-in activities for toddlers to ten year olds (and their grown-ups) across Leicester's Cultural Quarter on the second Saturday of every month held at Phoenix, Two Queens, Leicester Print Workshop, LCB Depot, and Curve.  Join the LCB Depot from 12-4pm to get creative and explore ancient Mesopotamia! The University of Leicester are bringing their experts to Cultural Quarter Earlies as part of this year's Festival of Archaeology.
  • Get Up and Go - Running over the summer holidays, families can get their children moving at a local children, young people and family centre by taking part in free Gadgeteer themed Get Up and Go activities. For further information, please click here.
  • School games silver mark – We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a school games silver mark award to recognise our engagement in school games and keeping young people active. Please see our certificate here and find out further information here.
  • LCITC Football Camps – Please see a poster regarding football camps held through the summer by Leicester City in the Community.
  • Secondary school transition – Please see here for some animations to help with transition to secondary school from Healthy Together and the NHS.
  • Prom – Year 6 had a wonderful time last night at their prom. Please see here for some pictures of the hall prom-ready!

Upcoming dates:

  • School closes – Friday 8th July 2022.
  • School re-opens – School re-opens for pupils on Tuesday 30th August 2022 at the times in the table above.
  • Reception (Year 1 in Autumn 2022) – We have arranged for the children to go to Loughborough Town Hall to see Sleeping Beauty in pantomime on Wednesday 23rd  November 2022 when they are in Year 1. Click here for further information. Please continue to pay over the summer as the deadline is 12th September 2022.


  • Scooters and Bikes – Please can we remind parents and carers that children are not allowed to cycle or scoot on the school site. Children are very welcome to cycle to school but are requested to walk their bikes and scooters round once they are on the school’s grounds. Electric scooters are not to be used on the school site either, thank you.
  • E-Safety – With the summer holidays approaching and children at home, it always useful to remember how to stay safe online. Please see here for some specific device and social media guides. For further support, please follow the link here.

Club timetable:

  • We will share with you the latest clubs in the new academic year. Thank you to all those who took part this year.


For all this week’s letters, please check the Letters area of the school’s website or click here.