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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School


21st July 2017                                                     Issue 20

Dear Parents, 

I would like to wish all the children and families who will be leaving Northmead all the best for the future and thank you for the support you have given our school community.

For the families who will be returning in September, have a good summer break and we will see you for another exciting academic year in September!

Children in year 6 have come a long way since they started with us in year 3.  They have worked hard and developed into confident young people who are ready to move on to secondary education. Children, please make the most of every new opportunity presented to you next year and remember TRY MORE, LEARN MORE, ACHIEVE MORE!

Year 6 Isle of Wight Residential

Year 6 had a brilliant time last week on the Isle of Wight. The weather was extremely kind (apart from a rather damp Tuesday) and the children were a real pleasure to be away with. Visits to Osborne House (Queen Victoria’s  holiday getaway) and Carisbrooke Castle (the place of Charles I’s imprisonment before his execution in 1649) were interspersed with visits to the beach (for all manner of beach games, extreme paddling, sand sculpturing and sand burying!) and a highlight for many, a trip to  Blackgang Chine theme park. There was also a tour of a £7 million lifeboat in Yarmouth, a trip to a planetarium and a day at  Alum bay visiting the Needles by boat and watching a glass-blowing demonstration. It was a  fantastic week away and the children were a real credit to Northmead.

Sports day

Thank you to everyone who attended our Sports Day this week.  It was a lovely afternoon albeit a little warm!

The children all performed well in their activities and tried very hard. Well done to all!                      

The results were:-

1st Mars 1387 points

2nd Jupiter 1193 points

3rd Neptune 1187 points

4th Saturn 1086 points

Summer Fair

On Saturday we held our annual Summer Fair.  It was a huge success and we raised a grand total of  £2,113.37.  A huge thank you must go to all of the  members of our Northmead Supporters Team for all of their hard work in arranging the event, setting the whole thing up and making it such an enjoyable afternoon.

NST would like to thank Sainsbury’s for their donation of Lego trading cards  which were used as prizes at our Summer Fair.

Sponsored Silence

What a quiet day!  The children all excelled in a day of silence on the 14th July.  It was eerily quiet throughout the school with the volume slowly increasing as the day progressed.  The children should be very proud as they raised a stunning amount of £1,432.64. Definitely something we will look at repeating next year!

Dinner Money

Due to budgetary constraints we  are unable to continue to provide a hot meal  to children when they have had 7 meals without a valid lunch card.

From September the cost of school meals will increase to £2.25 each.  Payment can be sent into school or paid via the school app for a 5, 10 or 20 day card (£11.25/£22.50/£45)

Safeguarding Update

Snapchat have included a new feature, snap maps which allows any person you are friends with to access a map showing your exact location at all times.  Although the age restriction for snap chat is 13, some children may have accounts.  If you use ghost mode on the  camera screen you can switch this function off.  For more information on specific apps see

Personal Achievement

Well done to Lottie B in  year three. Lottie’s family have informed us that she has achieved her red belt in Karate over the weekend.  A splendid achievement!!

INSET days 2017/18

INSET days have been set for:-

Monday 4th September 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Friday 20th October 2017

Friday 8th December 2017

Monday 4th June 2018


Attendance awards for last week

Lower School



Upper School



The whole school attendance was : 95.3%

With Best Wishes

Debbie Brown

Head Teacher 

 For more calendar dates please go to our school calendar here.

Try more, learn more, achieve more!

  • eloise bicknell 7 months ago
    I hope all the teachers and students a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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