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The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School News

  • This weeks attendance award winner is Hailey W from Year 6. Well Done.
  • This week, the class that have earned the most Value Points is Year 1. The Values Dude is awarded to the child who has been a role model showing our school values all week.
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  • 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.

  • 17 Mar 2017
    Red Nose Day 2017

    Red Nose Day is on Friday March 24th and the Pupil Council have been working hard to think of ways for us to raise as much money as possible. This year we would like you to wear something red - this doesn't have to be anything official, a red hair bobble or a pair of red socks will look great. Wear a Red Nose Day - these can be purchased in school from Monday. Pupil Council will also be decorating biscuits that will be sold for 20p each. Finally bring your favourite joke and see if you can be funnier than your teacher.

World Book Day will be on Friday 9th March. We look forward to seeing the children dressed up and bringing their favourite books.

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