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The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School News

  • This weeks book token winner is Toby L from Foundation Stage. Well done.
  • This week the class that have earned the most value points are Year 3. Well done.
  • Value points are awarded to children for demonstrating our school values. These are honesty/trust, tolerance, respect, aspiration, responsibility, understanding, care, hope, friendship, co-operation, patience and appreciation.
  • Each week, the class with the highest attendance percentage wins the trophy. A child is then picked at random to win a £5 book voucher.
  • Each week, the class with the highest attendance percentage wins the trophy. A child is then picked at random to win a £5 book voucher.
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Latest Newsletters

  • 26 Mar 2018
    March 2018 Newsletter

    Thank you for your support when the decision was made to close the school during the snow. We do not take the decision lightly and the safety of the children and staff is paramount. Thank you for the amount of support at parent's evening, and the number of positive responses we had on Parent View on the iPads during the evening too. The year 3 parent's evening will be rescheduled after the Easter holidays. We are fortunate to have some sessions for parents of year 1 children, to come along and find out how to support their child's learning. Many year 1 parents received information about this at parents evening. If you are a parent of a year 1 child and would like further information please contact Mrs Toward and let her know you are interested in getting involved. We are pleased to inform you that Miss Lett will be returning to work before the Easter holidays. This has meant that the year 3/4 production will be rescheduled for after the Easter holidays. We are looking forward to welcoming Miss Wallwork, who will be starting after the Easter holidays in Year 5. In other news, Mrs Simmonds is pleased to announce that she is expecting her second child in September. Her maternity leave will start at the end of the Summer term and we will keep you updated with the interim arrangements, once they have been decided. Thank you for your support with these changes. If your child is due to take part in a residential visit, please could we ask that all payments are made up to date. If your child is due to go to Rand Farm, full payment must be made by Wednesday 28th March. Thank you for all the donations of Easter eggs, there will be a raffle held on the last day of term, where the children could win bundles of eggs for their family. This will happen during the school day and not during a parent assembly. Please could I remind you that the car park is for staff members. It has been brought to my attention that staff members are unable to access the car park when they are arriving at work, due to parents blocking the entrance. Please be mindful of this and ensure that the car park is not being used as a place to turn around cars in. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Finally, we are still working hard to improve our attendance and set a target of 97% for the academic year 2017/2018. Our current attendance figure if 94.7% and so we need to improve this. If your child is absent from school, please contact the school office to let them know why your child is unable to attend. If your child's absence is marked as unauthorised, due to you not informing the school, you could be liable for a fine.

  • 18 Jan 2018
    January 2018

    Well done to all of the children for returning to school with a great focus and determination. The attitude to learning across school has been impressive. The whole school visit to the pantomime last Friday was really successful and it was such a delight to see all of the children's smiling faces , joining in with all the shouting - in the right places! Attendance is a focus for school this year and for the academic year 2017-2018, I have set a target of 97%. Unfortunately, we suffered a spate of illness before Christmas, but we are hoping children are feeling rested and well after the break. After school clubs will commence the week beginning the 15th January and will end on the 23rd March. It is great to see that our Breakfast Club is well attended at present. Could we please remind parents to book their children in so we can ensure we have the right amount of adults in there for supervision. May children will have received games consoles, tablets or laptops for Christmas, could we please remind parents to check parental settings and make sure your child is safe online. If you require any further support, check the school website or speak to a member of staff. In the event of bad weather, a text message will be sent out as soon as a decision has been made as to whether the school can operate safely or not. We will also inform the Snowline at Lincs FM, as well as putting a notice on our website. We appreciate this may cause inconvenience, but the safety of the children is of paramount importance.

  • 24 Nov 2017
    November 2017

    Well done to all of the children that have taken part in sporting events recently; you have all represented the school brilliantly. Another well done to Year 6 who were awarded the Best School award at the Construction Day at the Lincolnshire Showground back in October. Unfortunately, our whole school attendance has dropped recently to 95.8%; this is below the national expectation of 96%. We are obviously disappointed and need to make you aware that attendance is reviewed every 6 weeks, and if a child's attendance falls below 90%, they will receive a letter from the Educational Welfare Officer. We must also make you aware that fines will be re-introduced. Please make sure you inform the school of any holidays or illness, as any unauthorised absence is liable for a fine.

  • 10 Sep 2017
    September 2017

    Welcome back to the new term. It is fantastic to see how keen and focused the children have come back after the Summer holidays. A special welcome goes to the new children who have started in Foundation Stage; they have settled so well, well done! Also, a warm welcome to our two new teachers, Miss Lett, who is teaching in Year 3 and also Miss Martin who is teaching in Year 4. Thank you for your continued support with setting a high standard with school uniform, it is wonderful to see so the children looking so smart and ready to work. Please could you make sure all uniform is named so that it can easily be returned if misplaced. Please could you note that trainers are not part of our uniform, and though the children are welcome to bring a pair to change into at play times, during lesson times, the children should be wearing smart black shoes. After consulting with the children regarding Friday Achievement Assemblies, they told us they thought they were too noisy, children played with their team point prizes, parents talked too much, the hall was too hot and also that the assemblies were too long. As a result of these findings, from next Friday, the 15th, we will be trialling the children entering the hall first, with the parents then coming in quietly at 2:50 so the children are all settled. Team point prizes will be acknowledged in the assembly, but these will now be given out in the classroom. We will keep you informed of any further updates.

  • 21 Apr 2017
    April 2017

    Welcome back to the new term; it is lovely to see everyone back. Red Nose Day was a success with us raising a fabulous £186.10 and selling 240 noses. During the Easter holidays, our new library has been completed. It is a lovely area for the children to enjoy their books. Thank you for your patience with this and we will ensure that all children have a book to bring home as soon as we can. Thank you to the parents who completed a Parent View survey at Parents Evening recently, your views are valuable to us as we make positive changes at Charles Baines.

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