Stanmore Post - 20th September 2019

Dear Parents,

We all want our children to develop fluency, confidence and enjoyment in reading. Thank you for your support in reading with your children and completing the reading diaries. We are seeing the vast majority of these returned each day. This has a really positive affect on their learning.  

In EYFS and KS1, children are being taught phonics using a scheme called Read write Inc. Phonics. This scheme teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step. There are videos on our website that will help parents understand more about how we teach phonics and how to pronounce the letter sounds as pure sounds. Your support with this is very much appreciated.

Behaviour throughout the school this week has been positive, with many children receiving Dojo Points for showing one of our keys for success: respect, resilience, co-operation, persistence, confidence and organisation. 

Our newest children in Early Years have settled in really well over the last two weeks and we are looking forward to seeing them in school full time from Monday.

Best wishes

Sharon Taylor

Online Payments and Communication

We would like to thank everyone for their support with our new online system. May has been working hard to smooth over any problems. There is a help page for parents with frequently asked questions which you may find useful:, but you are always welcome to contact the office.

It is vital that we have up-to-date contact details for parents/carers. We will send out copies of our pupil data next week; please read them and correct any errors/make amendments as necessary. We also have children in school with medical issues about which we have no knowledge, and no medication – this becomes a serious problem when the issue becomes apparent. Please ensure you inform the office of any new medical issues that may arise. All medication is to be given to the office to register – not the class teacher. Thank you.

Next week, we will be fitting a leaflet display in the office. There will be a holder for each class, where we will display any letters sent out. We will also have a holder for the Stanmore Post, and one for general information, such as dates for your diary. Our intention is to go paperless, and send all information out electronically, but we understand that this is not currently possible for all our families and not everyone has access to a printer. For the next two weeks, we will send out paper copies of the Stanmore Post to allow everyone the opportunity to understand the importance of signing up to Scopay. Thank you.

Football Tournament

The boys represented Stanmore School at the North Eastleigh and Winchester football tournament on 11th September and the Year 6 girls represented our school at the girls’ football tournament on Thursday 19th September. Both teams showed great sportsmanship and played to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the finals but both teams enjoyed taking part. 

Well done everyone involved and thank you to the parents for all your support in transporting your children to the events. Next week, we have been invited to take part in a table tennis tournament at Kings School, taking place on Wednesday 25th September. We wish them well!