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WELCOME TO THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

Welcome to Furness Primary School

Furness Primary School aims to provide a safe and positive atmosphere which stimulates a working environment and where children can achieve high standards through a solid foundation of teaching across a creative and broadly balanced curriculum.  We endeavour to provide all of our children with the skills needed to develop positive attitudes, where mutual respect, values and sensitivity are nurtured within a culturally diverse community.

Attendance –Target 96%

It is vital your child attends school every single day, on time.

20% absence is the equivalent to one day’s absence, every week throughout the school year.
20% absence over 5 years is the equivalent to a whole year missed!

 

At Furness we want every child to succeed and every lesson counts towards your child’s success in future life.  We also know that as your child’s parent/carer, you also want your child to do well in life and get the most from their education.  Children only get one chance at school and your child’s chances of a successful future may be affected by not attending every day or not arriving on time. When children do not attend school or are late they:

· Struggle to keep up with school work

· Miss out on the social side of school life - especially at primary school. Poor attendance can affect a child’s ability to make and keep friendships, a vital part of growing up.

The support of parents is critical in ensuring children achieve in their education – what can you do to help?

· Ensure your child attends school every day and is on time

· Make dental and medical appointments outside of the school day

· Take family holidays during school holidays; no term time holidays will be authorised and families will be fined if they do this

There are only 190 school days per year and we want to see every child at school every day because every school day counts!

End of term Tournaments - Football and Dodgeball

At the end of each school term, students at furness have the chance to take part in sports tournaments. This is an excellent way to consolidate skills learnt throughout the term, and a great opportunity to develop healthy competitions across the school with a very strong PE and PSHE theme but also to reward children for their hard work and to challenge all the talent we have in school. To enter, teams had to mix players from different year groups which added more cooperation between students. All children in Blue house had the chance to take part in a Dodgeball tournamnet in the last week of the term as a reward for collecting the most points.

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