Newsletter 2: September 2015

Kilby St Mary’s C of E Primary School


Issue 2 September 2015


Phillippa Denney, Headteacher.



Meet The Teachers

All parents are invited to Meet The Teachers on Thursday September 10th. This is an opportunity to find out about what your child will be learning this term and about class routines such as homework. In the past it has proved to be a valuable meeting which enables all children to make a positive start to the school year. Each session will be for 20 minutes and times for these meetings are as follows:

Class 1 – 3.30-3.50

Class 2 – 3.50-4.10

Class 3 – 4.10-4.30

Class 4 – 4.30-4.50

We do hope that you can join us.


First Family Assembly

We were delighted that so many of you were able to join us for the first Family assembly of the year. Family assembly is held on the first Friday of every month and parents , families and friends of Kilby School are warmly invited to join us.

Thanks to Jonny Hutton of the Arnesby Chapel for his input at all our Friday assemblies.


Lion’s Charity Swim

Each year we take part in the Charity Swim organised by the Oadby and Wigston Lions. Money raised is shared between the Lion’s charities and our school. In the past we have successfully raised money for essential equipment and this year we would like to put any monies raised towards a pirate ship for our playground. If you would like your child to take part please collect a letter from the school office.


Links with China

We were pleased to welcome Darren, a student from China who visited our school on Thursday 3rd September to lead a PE session for the pupils in Classes 3 and 4. The children were thrilled to have this opportunity and took part enthusiastically.



Chinese visitor teaches Kung Fu exercises



The first swimming session took place last week for Classes 3 and 4. Pupils are making excellent progress with their swimming skills and their behaviour was complemented by staff at Oadby pool. Keep this up children.


Church Services

During the school year we hold two Church Services on a Sunday. These are Harvest and Christingle. These services include performances from the pupils and all families are warmly invited to join us. It is a lovely opportunity to feel part of the Church community. Please make a note of the dates: Harvest Sunday 27th September 2015 at 3pm and Christingle Sunday 6th December 2015  at 3pm


Calling All Parents !

We have a number of parents who generously give their time to help at school. If you would like to offer your help to support reading or other activities, please speak to Ms Denney.


After School Club and Breakfast Club

Please book your places in advance wherever possible.


A Prompt Start Please!

All children should be in school by 8.55am. Anyone arriving after this time will need to access the school through the Reception and will be marked late.



Please ensure all school uniform is labelled clearly with your child‘s name.


SATs Week

SATs week for Y6 pupils is in the week beginning 9th May 2016. This is a very important week for Y6 pupils and is also used as an assessment week for all pupils in school. It is very important for all children to be in school during this week.


Money on a Monday Please

Can all monies for lunches, trips etc. be submitted to the office on a Monday in an envelope detailing what the money is for. This enables office staff to bank all money at the same time. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


PE Kit

All pupils are required to wear the correct PE kit for their games and PE lessons: Plimsolls or trainers; navy blue or black shorts ; a plain white T shirt  and a navy blue or black tracksuit can be worn in the winter months for outdoor Games. Please ensure all kit is clearly labelled.


Dates for the Year 2015-2016

September 10th Meet the Teachers

September 21st Individual and Family Photos September 25th MacMillan Coffee Morning

September 27th Harvest Service

October 2nd Family Assembly

October 3rd Lion’s Charity Swim

October 13th Dance Technical Rehearsal Y5 and Y6

October 14th IEP reviews

October 14th and 15th Leysland Dance Festival Y5 and Y6

October 19th to 23rd Half Term

October 27th Parents Evening Early

October 29th Parents Evening late

October 29th Open Morning for new intake 2015

November 6th Class 4 Assembly – Remembrance

November 27th Decorations Morning

December 4th Family Assembly

December 6th Christingle Service at Kilby St Mary’s Church

December 9th and 10th Christmas Production Y3 and 4

December 11th Class 1 and 2 Christmas Play

December 14th Helpers Coffee Morning

December 17th Christmas Singing Assembly

December 18th School Closes for the Christmas break.

January 5th School Opens for Spring Term

February 5th Class 2 Assembly

February 9th DT afternoon

February 11th Parents Evening

February 12th School Closes

February 22nd School Opens

March 4th Mothers’ Day Assembly

March 23rd Easter Service

March 24th School Closes for Easter Break

April 11th School Opens

May 3rd Y6 Parents Evening

May 6th Class 1 Assembly

May 9th KS2 SATs begin

May 20th Class 3 assembly

May 26th Enrichment Afternoon

May 26th School Closes

June 6th School Opens

June 17th Fathers’ Day Assembly

June 21st and 23rd Parents Evening

June 27th Sports Afternoon

July 14th Leavers Service 2pm

July 15th School Closes



  • Kilby St Mary's Church of England (Aided) Primary School,
  • Main Street, Kilby, Wigston,
  • Leicester,
  • LE18 3TD
  • Tel: 0116 2402434
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