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Friesian Class started the week with a whole class brass lesson, ending with a short, very entertaining, performance to the rest of the school.  It was amazing to see what could be achieved in such a short time! 

This term Dexter class have had caterpillars in their classroom and they have watched them pupate and turn into butterflies.  Today was the day they were released!  There have been some fantastic discussions as well as art work completed in class about what they have seen. 

On Monday, Soren and Luther from Year Five attended the KNex final at Renishaw.  They did a fantastic job of representing Amberley and we are very proud of them.

Today a small group of Year Six pupils joined me at the Church to welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury as he was given an introduction on the work done in setting up and running the Café and shop.  It was a great opportunity to be a part of this special event.

As you know we publish our weekly attendance on the school newsletter, this attendance data is also analysed across the school year by the school, governors, at Trust level and by the Government.  There has been a lot of research put into the importance of good attendance and how it is directly related to a pupil’s performance in school and their relationships with their peers.  Generally we publish our attendance data as a percentage and this can be hard to relate to days out of a school year.  With this in mind I would like to share the following information:
Attendance of 95% for the year equals 10 days that your child has been absent, that is 2 full school weeks of your child’s learning missed for that year.
Attendance of 90% for the year equals 19 days that your child has been absent, that is almost 4 school weeks missed.
Attendance of 85% for the year equals 29 days that your child has been absent per, that is almost 6 school weeks missed.
Attendance of 80% for the year equals 38 days absent per year that is over 7 school weeks missed.
We understand that sometimes absence due to illness is unavoidable, but we would like to reiterate how important it is that pupils are in school learning.  It is also important to remember that we have two registration points in a school day.  Sometimes children can appear unwell first thing in the morning, but seem better by lunchtime.  If this is the case, we would be more than happy to welcome them back into school for the afternoon session. 

Please view poster below regarding Run the Rainbow event-which is a fantastic fun event for families and also supports local hospice care, please use discount code of SCHOOL10 to receive 10% off the ticket prices.

I would like to wish you all a fun and restful half term break, please remember that we have an INSET day after half term and that pupils will be back in school on Tuesday 4th June.

Government Guidelines                             98%
School Target                                              97%
Whole School Attendance                          96%
Year Groups achieving 100% this week   Dexter Class 














We have raised a massive


(Last year we raised £13,500)

We should all be exceptionally proud of this achievement. We are a small school, but we certainly punch above our weight when it comes to fund-raising! 

Your contribution, parents, before and over the weekend was extraordinary, and the FOA would like to thank you again for the time you all put in.

The FOA will be working with school on where we help support projects, financially, in the coming weeks.

In previous years we have paid for;

Ecopod (additional room)

Doubling the amount of Ipads

Classroom furniture including interactive screens

Art and Music projects

As well as the yearly:

Class donations

PGL transport

Christmas lunch

Christmas Panto

Leavers books

We will keep you informed about what we agree to spend.

From the FOA


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  We have succeeded in raising enough money to buy an offset to remove from the atmosphere the 32.19 tonnes of CO2 Amberley School's electricity and gas produced last year.  We hope you enjoy watching the bees coming to your bee friendly plants next summer!

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