Ingoldsby Academy Update June 2023

Summer is upon us and the end of year is approaching fast! I have included as many key dates as possible at the end of this newsletter.


Ahead of the holidays, I want to impress upon all pupils the importance of reading and keeping this up over the 6 weeks. We will be setting reading challenges to complete that are varied and aimed towards reading for pleasure.

We expect pupils to read 5 x weekly and record this in reading diaries.

Times Tables

Myself and Miss Newton want to give a huge shout out to the Year 4s who have worked tirelessly to secure their multiplication facts ahead of the Nation Multiplication Check this month. They have built strong foundations for calculation through securing rapid recall of these key number facts. They are far faster than I am! Each and every child has impressed me with their progress.

Leavers Hoodies for September Year 6's (Current Year 5)

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Music Lessons

Grantham Music Centre meet on a Wednesday and Thursday evening. Come along and join on of our ensembles and learn in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

Paid Lessons in School:

Individual and Vocal tuition is available in a range of styles and genres with Lincolnshire Music Service. Students get undivided, personal attention, building trust and helping grow confidence. Book with Lincolnshire Music Service using their Admin portal.

Pupils can choose from:

  • strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp
  • woodwind: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, recorder
  • brass: trumpet, cornet, trombone, baritone, euphonium, horn (French and tenor), tuba
  • percussion: drum kit, tuned percussion,
  • guitar: classical, electric and bass
  • keyboard
  • vocal/singing


I would like to shamelessly promote the local production of Oliver. It promises to be a cracking night and we have 9 pupils from Ingoldsby performing across the 8 shows!

Hot Weather

Please ensure that pupils put on sunscreen before school and bring their own, labelled sunscreen to reapply if needed at lunch. Children need a labelled drinks bottle which can be refilled at the water fountains. Hats and caps will again need to be labelled.

Scarlet Fever

We have a small number of confirmed and probable cases of Scarlet fever in school.

Signs and symptoms of scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a common childhood infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A Streptococcus (GAS). It is not usually serious, but should be treated with antibiotics to reduce the risk of complications (such as pneumonia) and spread to others. The early symptoms of scarlet fever include sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. After 12 to 48 hours, the characteristic red, pinhead rash develops, typically first appearing on the chest and stomach, then rapidly spreading to other parts of the body, and giving the skin a sandpaper-like texture. The scarlet rash may be harder to spot on darker skin, although the 'sandpaper' feel should be present. Patients typically have flushed cheeks and be pale around the mouth. This may be accompanied by a bright red ‘strawberry’ tongue.

If you think you, or your child, might have scarlet fever:

  • contact your GP or NHS 111 as soon as possible.
  • make sure that you or your child take(s) the full course of any antibiotics prescribed. Although you or your child will feel better soon after starting the course of antibiotics, you must complete the course to ensure that you do not carry the bacteria in your throat after you have recovered.
  • stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection.

You can help stop the spread of infection through frequent hand washing and by not sharing eating utensils, clothes, bedding and towels. All contaminated tissues should be disposed of immediately.

The same bacteria which cause scarlet fever can also cause a range of other types of infection such as skin infections (impetigo) and sore throat. In very rare cases, the bacteria can get into the bloodstream and cause an illness called invasive group A strep (iGAS). Whilst still very uncommon, there has been an increase in iGAS cases this year, particularly in children under 10 years old. It is very rare for children with scarlet fever to develop iGAS infection.

As a parent, you should trust your own judgement.

Contact NHS 111 or your GP if:

  • your child is getting worse
  • your child is feeding or eating much less than normal
  • your child has had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more or shows other signs of dehydration
  • your baby is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38C, or is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 39C or higher
  • your baby feels hotter than usual when you touch their back or chest, or feels sweaty
  • your child is very tired or irritable

Call 999 or go to A&E if:

  • your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs
  • there are pauses when your child breathes
  • your child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue
  • your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake


  • Thursday 22nd June Kestrel class and Falcon class History day
  • Friday 23rd June Sports team attending Charles Read Sports Stars competition
  • Prospective Hockey Team attend master class 20th June
  • Tuesday 4th July- Most Year 6's have taster days at their new school
  • Summer cup Thursday 6th July 2023
  • Monday 10th July Year 6 trip to Twinlakes
  • Monday 10th July- Forest School Morning KS2
  • Tuesday 11th July Move up afternoon for all pupils and taster sessions for Reception
  • Thursday 13th July sports day
  • Tuesday 18th July Move up morning and taster session for reception
  • Weds 19th July reserve sports day
  • Thursday 20th Leavers Assembly
  • Break up for summer holidays Thursday 20th July