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Summer Magazine

Our Summer magazine has now been published, with a look back at the last academic year including 

Thursday 20th July

THANK YOU

The end of term is fast approaching. We will finish on Friday at 1.30/1.40pm. Raglan Wrap Club will close at 4.30pm. We will be saying goodbye to several members of staff as shared previously, but we also have Mrs Moret to add to the list who having moved home recently has decided to work closer to home for that essential work-life balance! Catherine has been a TA at Raglan for nearly 20 years and associated with the school prior to that. We wish her well in the future. 

Thank you to all the parents and carers for your support this year. I wish all those leaving Raglan tomorrow the very best going forward. 

Reading Books

Every year we lose hundreds of school reading books, left or lost at home. Please do check and return any books that belong to the school by the end of term. Thank you! 

Matilda

The recording of Matilda is now available in Our Gallery. There are a few programmes remaining which can be purchased from the office at £5 (Card only)

Year 6 YearBook

We presented Year 6 with their Yearbook full of memories from their time at Raglan. Extra copies are available for £5 from the school office (Card only) 

SPORT 2022-23

The annual celebratory video of all things PE and Sport and Raglan. A huge thank you to Mr Flett and the PE Team who continue to provide amazing opportunities for our pupils. 

Sports Teams 2022/23

As a school, we try and take advantage of all the borough-wide sporting events that take place each year and this year an amazing 286 pupils have had the opportunity to represent the school in a sport. There have been many successes including winning the Athletics Borough Championships for the first time in many years and also pupils from Raglan representing Enfield at the London Youth Games finishing runners-up in the Tag Rugby Finals. 

Monet's Garden Nursery 2023

Nursery Artwork

Children in the Nursery have been mixing colours to create colourful pictures inspired by Monet.

STEM WEEK

The children have been enjoying STEM week so far which has included a variety of activities and workshops. 

Today the Code Show came to Raglan with some amazing older technology from the 70s-90s including a BBC Micro first appearing in primary schools in the early 80s.

There are more workshops tomorrow and it is open to viewing after school for parents.  

Thursday 13th July

Progress Reports 

Progress reports will be in bags today or tomorrow so do look out for those. For Years 1, 2 and 6 there will be an additional report which is the statutory assessments. 


EYFS 2023 Report Guidance Summer (public)

EYFS Summer

Year 1 2023 Report Guidance Summer

Year 1 Summer

Year 2 2023 Report Guidance Summer

Year 2 Summer

KS2 2023 Report Guidance Summer

Y3-6 Summer

Wednesday 12th July

Moving Up

Today was our moving up day when pupils went to their new classroom and most met their new teacher for September. Class changes were previously announced on 30th June (see below)

STEM WEEK

The end of term is fast approaching but we have an exciting last week ahead with STEM week taking place with many activities, workshops and visitors. As part of STEM week, we have many visitors who will be working with the children.

 

Among them is the CODE show which is a historical computing exhibition. Children will have the opportunity during the week to use and program a range of vintage computers spanning 5 decades. They will also have a 1985 Sinclair C5 electric vehicle promoting STEM areas, identifying that electric vehicles are not a new phenomenon.


The exhibition will also be open after school on Wednesday and Thursday for you to visit with your children and maybe relive some of your own childhood computing and gaming memories. It is probably of interest to Y1-6. 


The exhibition will be in the INFANT hall from 3:20 on both days for an hour. As it could get busy, we are asking that you attend broadly as shown below. 



End of Term

School finishes on Friday 21st July at 1.30 pm (Infants) and 1.40 pm Juniors. Wrap Club closes at 4.30 pm on this day. School reopens to pupils on Monday 4th September. 


NeighbourS

This is just a polite reminder to be courteous and respectful to our neighbours in the local area. We have received numerous complaints over the last few weeks about litter, parking and excessive noise. Raglan is a busy place and we all have to work together to manage the busy drop-off and pick-up times of day. 

INfant Sports DAY

We had a joyful sports day on Monday morning with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Over 500 parents were in attendance who enjoyed a morning of fun competition. Mandela were the overall winners of the morning. 

Y5/6 Sports Day

Year 5 and 6 pupils enjoyed a day at Lee Valley Athletics Arena for the annual Sports Day. This was a mix of fun team events in the morning and a more formal track and field programme in the afternoon. Several Raglan Records were broken with some fantastic performances. Austen were the overall winners for Year 5/6. 

Matilda

Year 6 received a standing ovation at their opening performance of Matilda. The musical is very challenging for this age but we are ambitious and felt they could succeed and we were absolutely right! There are some stand-out individual performances but as a year group, they have all played their part and produced a great show including the backstage crew, lighting and sound crews. These will be lovely memories for the future. 

Raglan Sp&Fr.pdf

Language Clubs

Hola! Bonjour!

Speak Like A Native is all about fun with languages and we're delighted to re-open our Spanish & French clubs at Raglan so that your children don't miss out on the opportunity to learn a language. 

*Get two FREE activity packs and a session-by-session breakdown with your booking!*

Go to https://www.speaklikeanative.com/book-now type in your home postcode, then click 'search'.

Watch our video to find out more about our method and play two fun language games

Tuesday 4th July

Strikes Update

There are no changes to what we have published so please check whether your class is open tomorrow. There is no recorder club tomorrow. 

CLUBS

Clubs finish next Monday 10th July. The extra Monday is to catch up from the bank holiday.

Raglan Wrap Club 

Bookings for the Autumn Term will open on Tuesday 11th July at 18:30. The club remains very popular and is aimed at working parents who have childcare requirements. This is a live booking system, which will update with the number of places available. 

EMS Music Lessons


To book parents can visit https://traded.enfield.gov.uk/musicstore The deadline is Sunday 9th July. 


If anyone is having trouble booking EMS are there to help; please contact them before 12pm on Friday 7th July on 020 8807 8881 or email  Enfieldmusicservice@enfield.gov.uk

 

Bookings for ensemble membership will remain open throughout the holidays into September.

 

For further information and guidance please read our FAQs: https://traded.enfield.gov.uk/musicservice/faq

Music SUccess 

The Music Team would like to commend the following musicians who took part in the EMS Piano competition auditions on 26th June. The EMS adjudicators mentioned how competent each of our pianists were and that each musician played fluently and did Raglan proud! Four have reached the finals which will be held next week in front of an audience. 

Below are the recordings from the Summer Music Concerts last week. 

SUmmer Concert Matinee

Summer Concert Evening 1

Summer Concert EVENING 2

Year 1 Southend

Year 1 made a trip to the seaside when they visited Southend this week. The main part of the visit was to visit the Sea Life Centre linked with their learning, but they managed to find time to explore the beach. 

LotM July - Twi Intro

Language of the month

This Month the language is Twi, spoken in Ghana

Find out more on the slides 

Applying-for-secondary-school-2024-Education.pdf

Secondary Schools 2024

Information for admission to secondary schools in September 2024 has been released. This includes dates for open days. This will be for current Year 5 pupils. 

Monday 3rd July

SPORTS DAY (Infants)

The weather forecast is not looking very good for tomorrow with heavy rain in the early hours leading to showers during the day. This is a big event with 800 people, so we have therefore taken the decision to cancel tomorrow and try again on Monday 10th July when we hope for better weather. Those who have ordered a packed lunch from school will still have that lunch as it has been ordered. The rest of the menu may be restricted tomorrow but we will ensure everyone is fed.

Club Cancellations 

There are some club cancellations this week due to staff absence and strikes. Emails have been sent but here is the list as a reminder:

Friday 30th June

Class Arrangements 23/24

New Classes

The transition to new classes has started today with Year 1 and Year 4 meeting their new class and class teachers. 

Please see the letter for all classes for next year and information on the staff leaving us and new members of staff we will be welcoming to Raglan. 

I particularly want to mention Emma Allen who is leaving Raglan after 29 years as a teacher, an amazing career and commitment to the community. Emma is relocating and we wish her well for the future. There are other staff leaving at the end and they are featured in the letter. 

Today we say goodbye to Estelle Pearce in the school office who is taking up a new role. We thank Estelle for her hard work and wish her well. 

Sports Day Reminders


The Infant Sports Day is next week, please remember to register if you are attending. Lunch orders have now closed. 

Nursery sports are separate and parents do not need to register their attendance. 

Year 5/6 Sports Day at Lee Valley, please remember to 

Infant Sports Day

4th July from 10am

Reception, Y1 and Y2 will enjoy a morning of team sports


Y5/6   Sports Day

11th July from 10am

Held at Lea Valley Athletics Stadium. Details soon.  


Magical Music

There were three Music Concerts this week which showcased individual talents as well as four choirs, and brass, woodwind, clarinet, string and guitar ensembles. The children did amazingly well and Music continues to flourish at Raglan.

A huge thank you to Miss Hart and Mrs Campaniello who put their heart and soul into their work and the results speak for themselves. 

Matilda

A reminder to Year 6 parents that tickets are available for Matilda which will be performed over two evenings and one afternoon. 

Monday is sold out but tickets remain for Wednesday matinee and evening. 

Matilda

10th July, 6pm

Year 6 present Matilda in the first of 3 performances


Matilda

12th July, 2pm

Year 6 present Matilda in the matinee performance


Matilda

12th July, 6pm

Year 6 present the final performance of Matilda the Musical


WEDNESDAY 27th June

School Fair 

The fair has been pushed back to 22nd September due to the strike action next week. Therefore some of the events planned leading up to the fair have also been postponed. 

One thing that will go ahead will be the raffle as some of the prizes expire before the new date of the Fair. 

A big thank you to the RSA committee, who have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare for this year's fair and also then make all the necessary changes. 

Next Week

Monday 3rd July 

Tuesday 4th July 

Wednesday 5th July

Thursday 6th July

Friday 7th July

Strike Info Letter to Parents 280623(public)

Strike Action 

There are two strike days next week on Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th July. The NEU remain in dispute with the government over pay, Unfortunately, no talks have taken place for several months. All unions are now re-balloting members for further action in Autumn. 

The strikes next week will cause some disruption and we will be partially closed. Please see the list letter.  

Thursday 22nd June

Training Day

Just a reminder that tomorrow (23rd June) is the final training day so school will be closed. We open again on Monday which will also be the Year 3 & 4 Sports Day, so please be ready for that!

Next Week -

Monday 26th June

Tuesday 27th June

Wednesday 28th June

Thursday 29th June

Friday 30th June

Lunch & Trips

Parents are reminded to keep up to date with lunch payments. Early issues this half term have been resolved so please ensure your account is not in debt. 

With trips, we do rely on voluntary contributions from parents. We do support pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals (not universal infant meals)  with these costs. We have noticed, which could be a result of challenging times, that contributions have reduced this year. The recent Y5 trip has a £600 shortfall for example and the total shortfall for all year groups is nearly £5,000 this year. We will likely need to review the trips for next year and some may disappear from the plan to reduce these costs. Unfortunately, coach costs have soared making some visits costly. 

CLUBS

We have a very busy clubs programme which means hundreds of children are still in school after school. We do ask that parents/carers and pupils not in a club, leave the site promptly at the end of the day so these clubs can start and be safe. Parents are not allowed to stay on the premises to wait or watch clubs. 

SLEEP WORKSHOP

MYME will be leading a sleep workshop this term. This workshop is aimed at parents who may benefit from learning more about sleep. The aim of the workshop is:

• To learn about the importance of sleep and understanding about sleep

• To think about how we can help our children with sleep hygiene and healthy

bedtime routines

• To learn strategies which can help our children with bedtime and sleep routines.

The group will be run by School Wellbeing Practitioners from My Young Mind Enfield (MYME) who work within Enfield CAMHS. 


This workshop will be held online via Microsoft Teams on Friday 30th June at 12pm. Please contact the school for the link to the virtual meeting. 

Y6 Enterprise

Year 6 enetered the world of business when setting up their mini-enterprise projects. Not only did they plan, budget, make and advertise their business, they had a productive day selling their items to the school. This year they also create their own websites on Google SItes. Money raised is spent on their fun day towards the end of term. 

Blue Cycle Training Flyer.pdf

Cycling

We are grateful to Peter at Blue Cycle Training for leading our Year 4 cycle training and also running a club for Year 3. The school believes this is a key skill for pupils and invests in this training to ensure all pupils can ride a bike. We have attached details for Blue Cycle Training if you are interested in what they have to offer outside of school.

Y5 Royal Observatory

This week Year 5 visited the Royal Observatory Greenwich to support the work they have been doing in class on 'Space'. We got to watch a planetarium show and learn more about the Earth, Sun and Moon. 

Monday 19th June

Strike Action

The NEU has announced two further strike dates this term which are Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th July. Based on previous strike days, this will likely mean the school will partly close on these days. We won’t know until nearer the time and will try and give as much notice as we can. Teachers are not obliged to tell us their intentions, but generally they have been letting us know and we have been able to give notice to parents.  


Our plans for July are always busy and inevitably we have key events on these two days which will need to be moved.


Summer Fair (7th July) - Following discussion with the RSA and outside providers this event will be moved to Friday 22nd September. Whilst it would have been good to keep it this term, there are no spare days and outside providers are already booked up weeks and months in advance. The teachers also play a key role in staffing the fair and there are unfortunately there are not enough parental volunteers to go ahead without their help. We are trying to secure a change of date for the Maypole Dance Workshops/Performance which were also planned to coincide with the Fair. The Steel Pan performance planned for the fair will now be recorded and shared with parents. 


Move Up Day (5th July) - This was the day all classes move up to meet their new teacher and we had booked in the new teachers to visit on this day. This has now been moved back a week to Wednesday 12th July. Where this is not possible for some teachers, we will make alternative arrangements. In a change to our usual communications, all parents will be notified of new teachers and new classes (Y1/4) on 30th June. 


Year 6 Transition Day (7th July) - We are waiting to hear from the secondary schools that have a transition day on this Friday. This is out of our control and we hope that they can still continue, but it will depend on each individual school’s circumstances.

We will update you when we have any further information.

Cardiff Tour

The Sports Tour returned this Summer and 48 pupils from Year 6 attended a three day residential in Cardiff. The three days consisted of coaching from Glamorgan Cricket Club, Cardiff Rugby and Cardiff City Football Club as well as two tournaments against local schools. The children had a great experience and our thanks go to Mr Flett and the PE Team for their hard work to make it happen. 

Mobiles Y4 2023

Year 4 ART

YR Apples 2023

Reception ART

Y5 Still Life 2023 (public)

Year 5 Art

e-SPORTs SUCCESS

Pupils at Raglan took part in the first inter-school eSports competition focusing on Mario Kart. If you're new to the idea of eSports it's where teams compete together playing video games. Teams have to build their skills and work together as a team to be the most successful, this is just like any other sport.


Over the last few months we have been practicing and holding trials within school in order to find the best teams for the tournament. So last Friday, after weeks of practice, we took the best four teams, two from year six and two from year 3, to the competition. The other school we competed again also brought four teams of their own. 


We were up against St. Nicholas' Primary School from Stevenage and KIngs Cross Academy. It was a challenging and demanding event where all the teams had to demonstrate resilience. After playing in heats two teams from Raglan and two teams KIngs Cross Academy were promoted into the semi-finals.


Both Raglan teams were absolutely devastating in the semi-finals and both teams moved onto the finals where one was victorious. It was an exciting event and we will be back next year!

ARTZKIDZ This SUmmer

We will be hosting ArtzKidz this Summer, who will be providing three weeks of creative and fun days. Please visit their website for further information

Artzkidz summer 23 (1).pdf
Artzkidz Summer 23 (2).pdf

Thursday 15th June

Hot Weather

Please ensure your child is prepared for the hot weather. We  will make adaptations to the day where necessary but parents/carers can help us by

If your child is particularly fair and at risk from the sun then suncream can be sent in and we will support them to apply this themselves. Please remind your child not to share their suncream with other children. 

If your child suffers from hay hayfever and requires eye drops etc. please liaise with the welfare assistants at school. No medication should be kept in bags or lockers. If you do not want your child to go on the field then please speak with your class teacher.


Mandarin

Twenty parents responded positively to the question we asked about Mandarin lessons after school. We have now informed the company Speak Like a Native, who runs our French and Spanish clubs and we await their response. 

Languages 

Staying on the theme of languages, we will now be rolling out Spanish as part of our MFL curriculum to all year groups in Key Stage 2. Previously we restricted this to Years 4 and 5 as there were significant pressures on the timetable trying to fit everything in. MFL is not part of the Key Stage 1 curriculum requirements but we do have after-school clubs if your child is interested in learning another language.  You can view the curriculum overview by clicking here 

Sex ed Consultation Feedback and Next Steps

Sex Education

The governors have approved the changes to the Sex Education units of work following a review and consultation with parents. This means that lessons will now begin in Year 4 later this term. There are meetings planned for parents with children in Years 4, 5 and 6 and further information will be shared on the website so parents can make an informed decision on whether they wish to withdraw their child. Other year groups are not affected by this change as Sex Education only takes place in Years 4-6. 

Team Winners of the 2023 Enfield Athletics Championships

Athletics Champions

The Raglan Runners made history this week when they won the Enfield Athletics event with 15 schools taking part. It is the fist time in around 20 years that the school has taken the trophy. There were some impressive individual performances and the relay teams were exceptional, winning 4 of the 6 relays and finishing 2nd and 3rd in the other two. Every place gains points, so the fact the school won by just one point meant those finishing outside the top three places play just as important role as the winners. Congratulations to the team and to Mr Flett and the PE Team. 

Sports Days

We have three Sports Days with each one looking different as the children get older. 

You must register to attend these events so we know who to expect on the day. 

These are big events with large crowds so please do follow the information that will be sent home for each event.

Y3/4 Sports Day

26th June from 10am

Year 3 & 4 will enjoy a mix of team competition and individual and team track and field events


Infant Sports Day

4th July from 10am

Come see Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who will enjoy a fun morning of team sports 


Y5/6 Sports Day

11th July from 10am

This event is held at Lea Valley Athletics Stadium. with track and field events 


Monday 12th June

Clubs Cancelled this week

The list of clubs cancelled this week has been updated. The PE team are away on the Cardiff Year 6 residential Sports Tour. 


HUB: Pre-School Activities

We would like to apologise for a technical problem we had with Eventbrite that didn’t launch as expected on Friday which meant no tickets went live. We have now fixed the problem and they will be live this evening from 6pm. The first sessions will be 


Thursday 15th June - Song & Rhyme 

Friday 16th June - Stay and Play 

Monday 19th June - Messy Play

MESSY PLAY

Mondays at 08:45 

starting 12th June

Music & Rhyme

Thursdays at 08:45 

starting 15th June

Stay & Play

Fridays 08:45 & 10:30 

starting 16th June

Friday 9th June 

ParentPay

We had some technical issues with ParentPay at the start of the week and some of these have now been resolved. Parents of children in KS2 who normally pay for lunches can now do so. We are still investigating charges made for pupils who are usually free school meals. We will update you when we know more. 

Key dates 

A reminder of the key dates coming up. You can also visit the EVENTS page to find links to tickets and further information once published. 

Pre-School Activities 

Our pre-school activities are back for 5 sessions this term including Messy Play, Song & Rhyme Time and Stay and Play. Please note these are free sessions but you do need to commit for the 5 weeks.

These are popular sessions so will book up quickly. Tickets are via Eventbrite from 6pm this evening.  

MESSY PLAY

Mondays at 08:45 

starting 12th June

Music & Rhyme

Thursdays at 08:45 

starting 15th June

Stay & Play

Fridays 08:45 & 10:30 

starting 16th June

Year 2 Djembe Drumming

Our enrichment activities for Year 2 started this week with Djembe drumming. The children enjoyed their session and were amazed at the skills of our visiting musician. 

Rhinos Success

Having won the Tag Rugby in Enfield, the Rhinos went on to reptresent Enfield at the London Youth games and finished runners up. That's 2nd place across the whole of London so quite an amazing achievement. Congratulations to the team and to Mr Flett who has coached them through to the finals. 

Year 4 Steel Pans

Year 4 started their enrichment programme this week with a workshop on the steel pans. They will be having more workshops over the coming weeks and there will be an opportunity to perform at the Summer Fair later this term. 

Thursday 8th June

10269121 - Raglan Infant School - 102004 Final PDF.pdf

OfSTED REPORT

Following the ungraded inspection of the Infant School we are delighted to share the report with our community. The school remains good, however, there was enough evidence of improved performance to suggest the school could be judged outstanding if OfSTED were to carry out a graded inspection.

You can read more by clicking on the report

You can read our response to the inspection by clicking here.

Club Cancellations 

Next week 48 Year 6 pupils will head off to Cardiff for three days on the Sports Tour so there are some club cancellations next week as the PE team will be away. We have been able to cover some but the following are cancelled: (LIst updated 12/6/23)



Interested in learning Mandarin?


Speak like a Native has asked if Raglan would like to host a club for the children to learn Mandarin in September. If you are interested in this for next year please click on this quick link so we can gauge the level of interest. The club is externally run and subject to fees as outlined on their website. 

2023-05-26 - Consultation Letter Rev B (1).pdf

You can view the consultation and map by clicking on this document.

20mph Consultation

The Raglan Schools welcomes the proposed modifications to the speed limit in the neighbouring roads surrounding our premises. Currently, a consultation is in progress to prioritise road safety and encourage active travel, aiming to implement a permanent 20mph limit on all roads surrounding the schools as well as those leading to and from the main roads. With an enrollment of 930 pupils, our school witnesses over 1000 people entering and leaving the premises daily, making it one of the busiest schools in the borough. We are delighted that this proposal has finally progressed to this stage and encourage stakeholders to support it

LotM June- Croatian

LaNguage of the Month 

This month the new language is Croatian

Thursday 25th May

HALF-TERM

We close on Friday for half term at the normal time and Raglan Wrap Club closes at 6pm. We look forward to seeing the pupils again on Monday 5th June. Please scroll down to see key dates for the next half term.

Polite Reminders

The staff at Raglan are a great team who work very hard for our community and the children. The vast majority of parents are very respectful and courteous towards the staff and we thank you for that. Recently a small number of incidents have shown that not all parents/carers behave that way which is both upsetting for staff and disappointing that it happens at all. If there are problems and issues then please address these the same way you wish to be spoken to. 

Clubs - When you sign your child up for a club, you agree to collect them on time. We know things go wrong now and again but for some, it is a regular occurrence. Please be on time. It is not fair to the members of staff or outside providers and it is also placing extra demands on the Wrap Club which is already busy.

Security - No parent should be inside the school building (other than the office area) without being escorted by a member of staff or signing in. Please go to the office or speak to a member of staff if you need help. 

Year 3/4 Playground - Parents and carers waiting here at the end of the day, please do keep your younger children at hand. This is a busy time and they should not be left free to play with the equipment or be mixed up with the 240 pupils that are trying to exit in a safe way. 

Thank You! 

Free Half-Term Cycling


There are free Half-term learn-to-ride and group sessions taking place at Kingsmead school this half term 30th 31st May 1st &2nd June. You can book here https://www.cycleconfident.com/sponsors/enfield/

 

There are also free Dr Bike sessions around the Borough, details also here https://www.cycleconfident.com/sponsors/enfield/

yNew Menus and catering company

I have written to all parents regarding our new catering company Aspens, who will be taking over after half -term. The new menus are shared below and I will outline further information on the changes in my letter. We have received a few enquires about halal which wasn't mentioned, but please be assured this remains an option with the menus.

Key points for the menu are 

Enfield PRIMARY CORE MENU .pdf

  Summer Fair

Preparations are underway for the Summer Fair on Friday 7th July 3-6pm. This is the big event of the year and a major fundraiser for the RSA. Mrs Daly has recently written to parents seeking sponsorship from businesses, individuals or families and thank you to those who have responded so far.  You can support the Summer Fair in many ways both indirectly and directly on the day, so if you can help at all please do get in touch. 

Ways to help:

This type of event is great for our community but only works with community support. 

Y6 SCULPTURES

As part of their Art & Design work, Year 6 have made five spectacular sculptures inspired by Dale Chihuly using recycled bottles. 

These have been installed into different areas of the millennium garden so do go and see if you can spot them. 

Music Makers

Congratulations to our musicians who performed individually in a mini concert for parents this week. It has been great to see their progress and there are some talented muscians in the making. Well done to them, their tutors and to parents for supporting.  You can see their performance here 

Year 5 Mini-MeDics

This week Year 5 have been having first aid training to support the work they have been doing in their PDW (Personal Development & Well-being) lessons. They learnt basic first aid, the recovery position, how to apply bandages, CPR and choking. All children will be awarded a mini-medic certificate! 

Friday 19th May

Well DONE!

A big well done to our Year 6 pupils who sat their assessments (SATs) last week consisting of 7 tests in Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Maths. The Reading paper was the subject of a big debate in the news and staff and pupils felt it was a tough paper. We achieve well with Reading at Raglan, so we know that if our pupils found it hard, other schools would have had greater struggles. The papers are all sent away for marking and results will be out in July. Year 6 had their celebration day delayed due to the tests being pushed back for the coronation, so have enjoyed the bouncy castles today! 

Year 2 also completed tests in Reading and Maths this week, although much more low-key as is appropriate for 6 and 7-year-olds. Next, we have the Year 1 phonics assessments and Year 4 Multiplication Check. All are required (statutory) assessments.

OfSTED

We have now seen the draft report this week and hopefully, this will be published before half-term once we get the final copy. 

School Lunches

As previously mentioned we have a new caterer after half-term. There will be some changes as we make the changeover so please bear with us as we try to get up to speed. Parents of pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 will receive a survey about next year when meals will be free for all junior pupils. We are trying to assess whether the extra take-up will be manageable or whether we need to make changes to the lunch arrangements. 

All parents in Years 3, 4 and 5 are asked to complete this VERY QUICK SURVEY 

Key dates 

A reminder of the key dates coming up. You can also visit the EVENTS page to find links to tickets and further information once published. 

Sports News

There was a success for the Raglan Rebels this week when they won their Enfield Cup Semi Final 2-0.

Our athletes also did amazingly well winning the Enfield Quad Kids event which is similar to a Heptathlon/Decathlon but with 4 events of Sprint, Run, Throw and Jump. It was the first time Raglan has won the event and was a great team effort

You can also follow all the Sports achievements on Twitter (@RaglanSchools)

Y2 Cave Art 2023 (public)

Year 2 Art

Year 2 have been working on their drawing skills in Art & Design. Check out their work in the online gallery slide show. We clearly have some amazing artists developing! 

You can visit the Art & Design website to view work from other year groups. 

Bikeability

A group of Year 5 pupils have been taking part in the Level 2 Bikeability training this week. This training was for advanced riders and focused on riding with more confidence, road safety and how to ride correctly on the road. 

Wednesday 17th May

 Hay fever Time

As the weather improves we are starting to use the field more regularly. If your child does suffer from hay fever then please remember to take/apply any medication before school to help them through the day. If you need to discuss your child then please contact one of the welfare assistants.  

Summer Music Concerts

Parents and Carers whose children are involved in the Music Concerts can now book tickets for the Summer Concerts. The afternoon concert has a different programme to the evening concerts which are both the same. Tickets are restricted to 2 per household. If we have spares we will let you know.

Summer Concert

27th June at 2pm 

Featuring: Guitar ensemble, 

Woodwind ensemble

Infant Choirs Y1 & Y2,

String ensemble and 

Intermediate recorders


Summer Concert

28th June at 6pm

Featuring: Chamber choir

Junior Choir, Wind band

Brass ensemble, Clarinet ensemble and

Advanced recorders


Summer Concert

29th June at 6pm

Featuring: Chamber choir

Junior Choir, Wind band

Brass ensemble, Clarinet ensemble and

Advanced recorders


Y6 Art Exhibition

Sculptures by Year 6 are being installed into the Millenium Garden and can be viewed on Tuesday 23rd May from 3pm

Raglan Bitesize

Raglan Bitesize is a series of video guides for parents on a number of different topics. Most videos are a quick 5-minute watch and you can find around 20 videos so far on our website here Today we feature a couple of guides for TTRS and Numbots, two online learning platforms for use at home. 

Times Table ROCKSTARS

This Bitesize takes you through how to use TTRS which helps pupils to learn their multiplication tables in a fun way.

NuMBOTS

Here's a guide for parents/carers in Reception and Year 1 whose children are using Numbots

Half-Term Activities

Once again we are hosting two holiday activities over half term. Please see the links for more details 

Friday 12th May

Y4 Residential 

The second residential for 4MW and 4SK returned safely after a succesful 2-day, 1 night stay. The children appeared to have had a great time and the staff were impressed with the centre and the quality of the activities and provision. We are currently in discussions with dates for next year and hopefully this will become a regular feature for Year 4. 

Year 6 attend PGL for a residential over a long weekend usually in late September/early October and there is also a Sports Tour to Cardiff, Wales for Year 6 pupils who are engaged with sport. You can see all our residential visits here 

Summer EVENTS

With several events coming up this term we have reactivated our Events Page on the website where you can see the Music Concerts, Sports Days and Year 6 Production. We will ask you to register on Eventbrite nearer the time for each event so we know who is coming to the site for safety and security reasons. The Summer Music Concerts will be in June and tickets are available from next Monday, limited to two per household. 

Mobile Phones 

We have noticed that children's mobile phones are creeping back into school, so this is a reminder that we have a no mobile phones policy which was introduced in 2019 following a consultation with parents and carers. At the point of the consultation, the staff were looking after 50 mobiles each day and incidents of online behaviour were increasing. Teachers have also been reminded of the policy and instructed not to take them in going forward. If your child is a lone walker in Year 5/6 then the school's first call system prioritises those children when they do not register at school. We do not recommend lone walkers below Year 6 although some Year 5 pupils are doing this, which should only be considered where the child is responsible enough to do so.

Raglan Wrap Club

Since we took over the wrap-around provision the club has grown and become successful and crucially it remains financially viable. Schools are not allowed to use their education funding to prop up wrap-around care, so the challenges are tough for some schools. 

Over the last year we have seen an increase in the demand for places and for the last two terms have reached capacity almost every day making the booking process quite a stressful event for some parents who need to guarantee their childcare arrangements. We extended the places by 20% but even this was not sufficient to meet demand this term. Whilst it might be easy to think that we can just keep extending to more places, we have to consider the safety and quality of the provision. We have considered splitting the club into two, but there are pros and cons to that idea and we feel it is best kept as one. 

Moving forwards,  we do have some plans in mind to move around some rooms which will allow us to add further spaces for September. This should help going forward unless demand increases further. We will be consulting with parents soon so we can review the booking process and take some feedback. 

Fees have been held for a number of years, but with costs rising significantly for staff and energy, there will be an increase in fees from September. Session prices will be £3.00 (breakfast), £5.50 (short wrap) £10.00 (long wrap). These will come into effect on 1st September 2023. 

School Lunches

There are changes coming to school lunches from June. Firstly, Enfield Catering is ceasing trading and we have had to find a new catering company to run the service. We joined 18 primary schools in a joint tendering process that was won by Aspens, who will start from next half term. The transition with so many schools will be challenging for them so we won't see a full launch until September. Hopefully, there will not be too much change but we will update you with any changes to the booking system and the menu once we know what is happening. 

The second change is that the Mayor of London is funding all KS2 pupils (Y3-6) to have a free hot lunch for one year starting in September. Whilst this is good news for parents and pupils this will be challenging for us if we have a significant increase in numbers as we are already stretched with feeding KS2 pupils within the lunch hour. We may be asking your intentions soon so we can plan ahead which may mean a staggered lunch period across the Juniors. 

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will continue to be part of the universal Infant meal programme so the only group not covered will be nursery pupils who will continue to pay. 

Raglan Term Dates 23:24 (no cover).pdf

Term Dates 23/24

The term dates are now confirmed for the next academic year. Children will return to school after the Summer break on Monday 4th September 2023.

As usual, children will attend for 190 days and staff for 195 days with 5 training days identified in orange. 

Due to the nature of the dates next year set by Enfield Council, we have decided to block three training days at the end of the year as in the past we have not found finishing the year on a 3 day week to be very productive. 

We will be sending you a postcard with the dates soon but if you a printable version then click here 

Polio Parent letter (1).pdf

Polio Campaign

We have been asked by NHS London to share the following information which encourages parents and carers to check the immunisations for their children. This includes polio which has been identified as a concern for London. 

Friday 5th May

Y4 Residential

Two classes attended the new residential visit for Year 4 this week and by all accounts they had an amazing time. The weather held for lots of outdoor activity and exploring over the two day one night stay. Two more classes will attend next week

Community News

We often share information from other organisations that may be of interest to some parents 

Enfield Libraries

Enfield Carers Talent

Fun day poster 2023 V4 (2).pdf

Enfield Carers Fun Day

raffle funday.pdf

Enfield Carers Raffle

Thursday 4th May

Coronation & Bank Holiday

Tomorrow we will mark the weekend's events with a Coronation Day, the children can dress in red, white and blue and they will enjoy a new book and learn about the coronation and King Charles III. 

A reminder that Monday is an additional bank holiday and the school will be closed.

Next Week

Monday - Bank Holiday, School closed

Tuesday - Year 4 Residential Visit 4SK/4MW (2 days)

  - Year 6 SATs start with Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Test

  - Ark Farm visit to Nursery

Wednesday - Year 6 SATs, Reading Test

Thursday - Year 6 SATs, Maths Papers 1 and 2 

Friday - Year 6 SATs, Maths Paper 3 

Instrumental Lessons 

The music team are receiving a high volume of email enquiries regarding instrumental lessons and many of the answers are in the guidance below. Whilst we facilitate the lessons, arrangements are between parents and the Music Service.  

LotM May Website Portuguese

Language of the Month

This week's language of the month is Portuguese. We have a few speakers in school and of course as well as being the first language of Portugal it is spoken in other countries too such as Brazil. 

Friday 28th April

Strike Action 

There is a second day of strike action affecting the school next week on Tuesday 2nd May, please check the latest information for which classes are open and closed. 

Coronation Celebration Day

We will be marking the Coronation with a special day next Friday 5th May. We will repeat the successful red, white and blue dress down from last year so the children can wear any of those colours. There will be special assemblies and lessons to mark this historic day.

Next Week 

Clubs start dates and finish times and locations Summer 23

Clubs 

Some clubs will start next week bu with the bank holidays, strike action and residential visits taking place the start dates for clubs do vary so please check the information on your letter and on the information here. 

Please note an error on letters with Cycle Club (Y3) which now starts 9th May. 

There are around 45 clubs after school involving 647 pupils, around 74% of the school population including Nursery.  

If your child is interested in getting more involved with running, there is a completely FREE Enfield Town Park Run every Sunday morning.  More details can be found here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/enfieldtown-juniors/

London Mini Marathon

On Saturday, 100 of our Raglan Runners participated in the London Mini Marathon. There was a fantastic atmosphere as our pupils completed the last mile or 1.6 miles of the actual London Marathon course.  By completing the course, each runner earned £10 for their school, meaning we're set to receive a whopping £1000 to be put towards new PE and Sports equipment for the school.  We'll be asking the children for ideas on how the money should be spent.


A very special mention to Teddy in Year 4 who personally raised £1950 for Bone Cancer Research for his run on Saturday.

KS1 Football Festival

On Monday, we saw the next generation of Raglan Rebels and Rattlesnakes take part in a KS1 football festival on the field.  Teams from Woodpecker, Bush Hill Park, Brimsdown and Grange Park joined us on the field for a friendly football tournament.  It was great to see so many smiling faces playing football for their schools.

Kids Judge BETT

At the end of last term we were lucky enough to be invited to be judges for Kids Judge BETT, which is the Education Technology Exhibition held each year. 

Six children from year 6 were chosen and they had to look at and question lots of different educational technology companies and work with other schools to decide on what they thought the best things were at the event. It was a great day and the children worked brilliantly. We even got to see Michael Rosen who was helping give out the awards.

Bikeability

This week Year 3 pupils have been having level 1 bike training with Cycle Confident. They have been focusing on maintaining control, starting and stopping and how to be aware of their surroundings. This is a part of our effort to encourage more pupils to ride to school!

Tuesday 25th April

Strike Action 

A reminder that the school will be partially closed on Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May. Please note that there has been a change to R3. These arrangements are subject to change. 

Class Photographs

The class photos are now available for purchase from www.churchbury.gotphoto.co.uk  Please use access code: RG23LN8

Orders placed online before 11th May can be returned to school free of charge, after this date a post and packaging charge will apply for home deliveries. Orders will enter production on 12th May and will be returned to school in one eco-friendly delivery. 


Clubs

Letters will be sent home on Wednesday with the allocations for clubs this term. Please note the start date which varies for different clubs due to the bank holidays, strike days and staffing issues due to some staff attending the residential visits in Year 4. 

Next Week 

Raglan Spanish & French.pdf

Speak like a native

French and Spanish clubs take place at Raglan run independently by Speak Like a Native 

Friday 21st April

OFSTED

The Infant school had an ungraded two-day inspection this week to check that it was still GOOD. Thank you for your support with the Parent View survey which was overwhelmingly positive. The results can be seen on the website but not the comments. 98% of parents recommended the school and 99% of parents believe their child is happy and safe. 

I am not able to share any information on the inspection at this stage until it is published by OFSTED in around 6 weeks. A big thank you to the staff who continue to work hard to provide the very best education, experiences and opportunities we can as they move through the schools. 

Strike Info Letter to Parents 210423

Strike ACTION

Unfortunately, the dispute has not been resolved between the NEU and the Government so there are two more strike days coming up. 

We will be partly open and the letter shows which classes we are able to open on the two days - Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May. 

Trips planned for these days will go ahead. 

Clubs will start from 3rd May. 

Music & Rhyme

Mondays at 08:45 

starting 24th April

MESSY PLAY

Wednesdays at 08:45 

starting 26th April

Stay & Play

Fridays 08:45 & 10:30 

starting 28th April

LotM April- Website Bemba

Language of the MonTH

This month the language is Bemba

Tuesday 18th April

OfSTED Inspection

We will have an OfSTED inspection in the INFANT school over the next two days. This is not unexpected as we were expecting them to revisit since the last inspection in 2018. As we are federated the inspections are carried out separately so this is for Infants only. 


In the letter below it invites parents to complete the Parent View survey online, these are the same questions we use in our own survey each year. This is the link for Parent View - please search for Raglan Infant School. 

We would appreciate your contributions to the survey it will only take a few minutes to complete. 


Most of the questions are applicable to Nursery too, but please note when answering question 11 for a maintained nursery school ‘subjects’ should be considered ‘learning and experience’.  


Thank you for your support. 

Inspection of Raglan Infant School - 19-20 April.pdf
School inspections - a guide for parents.pdf

CLUBS

Clubs are now being sorted now the form has closed. We will be allocating places and letting you know as soon as we can. Clubs begin from 2nd May. There will be some disruption to the start of clubs due to the bank holidays, strike days and residential visits. We will let you know when each club is due to start. 

Eid

It is potentially Eid on Friday and we wish all our families well if they are celebrating over the weekend. Please remember to report any absence for Friday online in the usual way - click here 

Key Dates

BIG BITE - Phonics

We have recently launched our Raglan Bitesize series of videos to help and support parents. We will feature one each week over the coming term. You can visit the Raglan Bitesize Page to see more. This week we have a BigBite, a slightly longer video explaining the approach to phonics 

RaglanSpFr (1).pdf

Language Clubs

Speak Like A Native is all about fun with languages and we're excited to open our French and Spanish clubs at Raglan this term, so your children don't miss out on the opportunity to learn a new language. 

*Get two FREE activity packs and a session-by-session breakdown with your booking!*

Go to https://www.speaklikeanative.com/book-now type in your home postcode, then click 'search'

Friday 31st March

REPORTS

Progress reports have been sent home this week. These are quick progress updates following the meetings in February. The DfE require schools to issue one written report each year but we do a termly update to keep you up to speed as to how well your child is doing. The reports are the same as Autumn so the guidance is below. There is also a video on understanding Standardised Scores which show on reports in Years 2-6.

EYFS Report Guidance Autumn 2022

EYFS Autumn/Spring

Year 1 Report Guidance 2022

Year 1 Autumn/Spring

Y2-6 Report Guidance Autumn 2022

Years 2-6 Autumn/Spring

Standardised Scores

Curriculum

We have been updating our website pages, especially around the Curriculum to share more information and the long-term and medium-term plans. You can look at each subject or look at overviews for each year group. There are also pages on Beyond the Curriculum which covers our offer of activities to enrich the curriculum and extend the curriculum through clubs and activities. Visit the Curriculum section here 

Raglan Bitesize

We have been working on ways to support parents and carers and today we launch Raglan Bitesize on our website. Bitesize are short videos made by the teachers and cover different aspects of school and the curriculum. They offer advice on how to support at home as well as explaining methods and strategies used in our teaching. 

On our website under Curriculum, you will see Raglan Bitesize and we have published the first collection of videos. More are coming over the next few weeks and we aim to add to these in the future to provide a useful resource for parents and careers. 

A big thank you to the teachers for the work on this. You can visit the Bitesize Page on the link below 

Clubs and Activities Summer 2023 (Public)

CLubs THIS SUMMER

Our clubs have now been published for Summer 2023 with many of the usual favourites and some new clubs for Summer.

Nursery have two clubs next term which run from 2.30-3pm, please read the information page for details. 

Our usual arrangements will apply so please submit your requests by Tuesday 18th April. 

Please read the booklet before you complete the form 

Flower Power Y3 2023

Flower POwer ART

Year 3 have been developing their art skills and you can see their latest work in the slideshow gallery. 

Other year groups can visit the Art Gallery Pages here 

Spring Newspaper 2023.pdf

Friday 24th March

Award for PE, SPORT & Physical Education

I am delighted to let you know that Raglan has been awarded the afPE Quality Mark with Distinction for demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity.


Following a recent assessment and review day the quality mark was awarded by the Association for Physical Education and highlighted:


Alex Flett and the PE Team deserve congratulations for spearheading the drive to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, while also offering a vast array of opportunities for our pupils. This award is a testament to the collective effort of our entire school community, from the dedicated staff who consistently deliver quality lessons, to the enthusiastic children who wholeheartedly participate in their learning and clubs, and the supportive parents and carers who play an integral role in fostering our school's success.


There are not many primary schools that have a PE team led by a specialist teacher, but by leveraging the financial benefits of our federation and with the unwavering commitment of our leadership team and governors to fund and resource quality Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity, we have crafted a recipe for success.

Gospel Returns

Gospel singing returned to Raglan this week with a one day workshop and mini concert for Year 5. 

The children did really well, perfoming to a good standard with a particular shout out to the individuals who did the solo parts which is always a challenge! 

The workshop is a one off this year but we hope in future years to work with this new company more to bring back a longer project leading to the concert. 

YEAR 1 D&T

Year 1 had great fun "test driving" their vehicles today after completing their design and build project in Design & Technology. 

Milk Bottle Challenge: The winners!

Art Exhibition

On Monday 27th March (3.15-4.15pm) and Tuesday 28th March (8.30-9.00am) we will be holding a special Milk Bottle Challenge Exhibition in the Infant Small Hall. This is open to the whole school community. Families and friends are invited to come and see all the colourful, characterful sculptures that the children have created. Here is a preview of the exhibits…

Y1 Art Club Starry Night 2023

Year 1 Art Club

Year 1 Art Club have been exploring colours and textures inspired by ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh.

Check out their amazing work in the slide show. Remember you can see all our Art Galleries for other year groups on our website - click here 

Anxiety Workshop 1- The Raglans School (1).pdf

Anxiety Workshop

Around 30 parents joined an online workshop on the theme of Anxiety. I think it proved a useful session for those who joined. 

We have uploaded the notes from the session for those who may be interested. 

Sex Education Consultation 

A final reminder that this consultation closes on Monday 27th March (12 noon). We have received 45 responses so far. You can read more about the consultation below (see 15th March). When you are ready the online form can be found here. It will only take a few minutes. 

Key Dates 

Monday 20th March 

Class Photos Tomorrow

The photographers will be coming in tomorrow, Tuesday, 21st March to take class photos, with the exception of the following classes, 3DB, 4SK, 4JM, 2SS and 2SG, who will have their photographs on Friday, 24th March.


Please ensure children come to school wearing their full school uniform.  If your child has PE that day they should bring their PE kit in a bag and NOT come to school in their active uniform.


Raglan WraP Club

Bookings for Summer will open later today Monday 20th March at 6pm - please make a note of this if you are reliant on the service. If you have outstanding debt, the system will not allow you to book, so please make a payment to clear this in good time. Visit the login page here for Magic Booking

If there are any issues please contact wrap@raglanschools.org 


HOLIDAY Activities


We will be hosting Artz KIdz and Pro-Elite this coming holiday. You can book direct with each provider on the links below. 


Children in Reception through to Year 6 who are in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals (not universal Infant Meals) can attend a variety of activities over the Easter Break. Check out the website here for more information. 

Artz KIdz

Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th April

Pro-Elite

Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th April

Big Walk and Wheel Week

This week we are part of this year’s 'Big Walk And Wheel' week. Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is the UK’s largest inter-school walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling challenge. It aims to inspire hundreds of thousands of pupils to get active on the school run. We are encouraging all pupils to walk or wheel to school at some point this week 20th-31st March.

ENd of Term DISCOs

The school discos kick off this week. Tickets can be booked through the RSA on Class List

If the disco is directly after school we will get the children changed in time. Please send their disco clothes to school in a named bag.

Wednesday 15th March

Anxiety & Wellbeing Workshop


On Tuesday 21st March MYME (My Young Minds Enfield) will be leading a workshop for parents on Anxiety and Well-being. This is a repeat of the workshop held at the end of the last academic year, which was well attended and received. The workshop will run for an hour, starting at 12pm. The session will be virtual on Microsoft Teams, click on the link to join. Click here to join the meeting


PARENTPAY Outstanding payments

We are coming to the end of the financial year so we would welcome parents/carers settling any outstanding amounts on their accounts. Most parents do pay for lunches in advance as is expected and we thank those who have made voluntary contributions to school visits and visitors. Visit ParentPay here

Instrumental Lessons - Booking closes Sunday


The deadline for parents to book music lessons for the Summer term is this Sunday 19th March, the Music Service is not able to take bookings after this date. All parents registered on the Music Store have received a reminder today. The Music Service are available to help and parents can contact them before the deadline on 020 8807 8881 or email Enfieldmusicservice@enfield.gov.uk if they need any support.

Raglan WraP Club

The club continues to be popular and on most days is fully booked. We have increased capacity to accommodate more pupils and there are plans to develop the outside area at the front of the school to provide a more usable outdoor space. 

Bookings for Summer will open on Monday 20th March at 6pm - please make a note of this if you are reliant on the service. If you have outstanding debt, the system will not allow you to book, so please make a payment to clear this in good time. Visit the login page here for Magic Booking

If there are any issues please contact wrap@raglanschools.org