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Sports Day  - Our annual sports day will take place on Tuesday 12th June at 1.15pm. If family and friends are coming to enjoy the fun and encourage our children please wait at the playground gate at 1.15pm and the gate will be unlocked, we will not be allowing parents to come through the school building. If this lovely weather continues into next week please make sure your child has sun cream and a hat because there is very little shade on our school field. The sun cream must come into school in the morning and children will be given the opportunity to apply it before they go onto the field. All children must remain in their class groups and with their teacher whilst the sports day is taking place. At the end of the races FODS will be selling drinks and snacks from their tuck shop in the playground. Children will take their school water bottle onto the field. Please make sure your child has their school PE kit in school.  Can I please remind parents that our school PE kit is a plain white T-shirt and black shorts, T-shirts with logos on and football shirts are not allowed. In the case of wet weather on Tuesday a decision will be made at 11.00am, a text message will be sent home if it is not taking place. If you do not get a text then it will be starting at 1.15pm.

HANDi App - This app is available to download from the internet. It has been developed by the NHS and the aim is to provide advice and support for parents/carers who are looking after children. It covers the most common childhood illnesses and includes advice if children have chestiness, diarrhoea, vomiting, high temperatures and abdominal pain. You may find it helpful and it could save a visit to the GP!

Great Glossop Bake Off A huge thank you to all the parents, staff, pupils and friends of Dinting School who worked tirelessly to help make the event such a success. We were blessed with beautiful weather and had a huge turnout of Glossop people. Over £1400 was raised towards the refurbishment of our playground. A special thank you to the dedicated FODS group for all the hours of planning that they put into the event.

Arts Day This year we have been working towards achieving the Artsmark accreditation. On Friday 25th we had a special arts day in school. Children were engaged in a range of activities including drawing, felt making, drama, singing and clay. The children moved around school and  taught by all the teachers across the day. We intend to make a display of the finished work. Please ask your child about their day, any feedback would be useful for the Artsmark application. Thank you.

Show Dogs It has been brought to our attention that a new Disney film is due to be released today in time for half term viewing. Some of the content may be unsuitable for young children so please be aware if you are planning to visit the cinema this holiday. More information regarding concerns with the content of on line games and films is available at NSPCC share aware.

Doodle Family Learning Glossop Adult Education are running an after school family learning group on Tuesdays, starting on 5th June. The sessions will run from 3.30-5.00pm and all children who attend must be accompanied by an adult. Please let the school office know if you and your child would like to attend.  

Ravel Class Assembly Please note that Ravel’s assembly will now take place on Tuesday 3rd July and not the 19th June due to the class visiting the Halle on the 19th.

 Guitar Lessons Mr Perks has space for more pupils on Thursday mornings. Please speak to the school office if you would like further details

Annual Governor Questionnaire 2018 - Letter to Parents This newsletter is accompanied by feedback from the governors following your response to the annual questionnaire. Thank you for taking the time to complete and return the questionnaire and don’t hesitate to speak to any governor if you have anything you would like clarifying.

Parent Governor In September we will be holding an election for a new parent governor. Jan Pedley who was a parent governor at Dinting School for several years and remains an associate governor since her daughter moved to secondary school has written a letter to explain the role of parent governor in a little more detail. If you are considering putting yourself forward for the position please speak to any member of staff to find out more or contact any of our governing body who would be delighted to discuss the position in more detail

Cricket After School Club - Throughout the summer term, Key Stage 2 sports club on a Tuesday will be cricket and Mr Bailey will be delivering the session along with Mr Halliwell. Due to increased staffing for the summer term we are able to increase the number of places available. If your child would like to join the cricket sports club please contact the school office.


Maths Session for Parents - Thank you to everyone who attended the maths session recently. If you were not able to attend, the school calculation policy is in our policy section. This document states clearly how calculations are taught in school from  Year 1-6. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you want anything clarifying further.