If it is your first newsletter then 'Thank You' for entrusting your child's education to us. We will do our utmost to ensure they have a highly valuable, enjoyable, enriching and successful time with us over their Primary career.
I do hope you have all had a great summer and the children are refreshed and eager to learn.
2016/17 was a very successful year for the school with an excellent Ofsted report, an excellent Health & Safety report and the re-awarding of Sports Gold. The academic outcomes for the children were very strong showing the additional 'value' the school adds to each cohort. Whilst a very daunting task we hope to build on these successes and make 2017/18 our best year ever!
There are many exciting and interesting activities already planned for your child this year so please do take the time to read this newsletter as it should keep you up to speed with what is happening at school. There is a list of dates already agreed for this term on the back of this newsletter and indeed some dates into 2018! Please take note of some of the plethora of dates as many may concern you (for example the Curriculum Evenings that take place next week for some parents) as well as other events that may take place soon and indeed the parents' evenings later this term that affect all ... you could pin the dates page up on your fridge!
We are all looking forward to working with you and your children over the course of this year and hope that you find the information contained in the newsletter informative and useful.
If ever you wish to
contribute anything to this newsletter or would like some
educational issue raised then please do come and talk to me.
2016-17 Key Stage Outcomes
Indeed, we feel that your support for homework, reading at home and of our report system and parental targets were a major contributory factor to this success. Full details of outcomes are on the school's website in the 'School Performance Zone'. This will be added to over the course of this term as further Government statistics are released.
Thank you for your time in developing your child's learning and please help us maintain these high standards this year. A good start is to ensure you are reading with your child for at least 20 minutes daily! Reading is the key to curriculum success and spending time with your child reading is the most valuable gift you can give them. There is further information about how you can support your child with their reading later in this newsletter.
There was an excellent turn out at these meetings at the end of last term. Hopefully you all found the opportunity to meet with your child's new teacher and the presentations on the curriculum, expectations and assessment valuable and informative.
The second round of curriculum
meetings for the older children takes place
NEXT Monday (11th) with
meetings at the following times:
School Games Mark Gold!!
Worthy of special mention are Ms Gorman, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Walker - our staff sports team - who are responsible for this success.
Our Sports Apprentice, Ms Fawkes was also instrumental in this success and has now qualified and left to develop her career.
We welcome Mr Heppell as her replacement and he will support sport at school throughout this year and next.
Details of all the school's sporting successes and how it has been effectively using the Government's Sports Premium Funding are available here or follow the QR code displayed below.
Sporting Value Trophies
Incidentally, Lilia who is pictured above signed as a youth player for Blackburn Rovers last term and is pictured below:
Photos of the sports are available in the Film and Photo Gallery or you can use the displayed QR code.
Workington Football Cup
Our Year 5 &6 'B' team were runners up and just missed out on winning via a last minute goal. All our other teams played well and a good day was had by all.
In addition the event (organised by our school) raised £438 for CfM's Cash for Kids too! Particular thanks go to some parents who helped the coaching of some of our teams, particularly Mr Rosser and Mr Johnston.
Each class will vote for their best 'Gurner' who will then go on to represent their class at the Gurning Finals in assembly on Thursday 14th September (the eve of the Crab Fair weekend).
Last year's winner, Grace, is pictured above.
Year 6 Graduation
MacMillan Coffee Morning
The coffee morning will take place on Friday 29th September and will open at 9am so you can drop in after you have brought your child in to school.
Children in the school will also get a chance to visit the café during the morning as well.
Donations of cakes on the day to support MacMillan Nurses would be very much welcomed.
Non Uniform Day
The first non-uniform day of the school year and only one this month is on Friday 22nd September in aid of the 'Jeans for Genes' charity.
We are asking for a donation to this worthwhile charity for genetic disorders.
In addition, due
to the tight financial situation the school finds itself in, the
Governors have agreed to continue support local and national
charities but also to share any donations with the school to ease
these financial pressures.
Give Blood - Help Save a Life!
Further details can be found at www.blood.co.uk
The class with the highest attendance
of 97.45% for the second half term in the Summer was 2SF and they
were awarded the trophy in the last assembly on the last day of last
term. They are pictured here from earlier in the year
Term Time Holidays and the Law
Revisewise & SATS Boosters
Ms Gorman's SAT boosters after school clubs will begin on Tuesday 3rd October - letters will go out at the curriculum meeting.
School Savings Account
Encourage your child to start saving towards Christmas (!!) or for something special they would like and make use of our school savings account facility. Simply call in at the School Office to open an account if your child does not already have one.
Encourage your children to save towards Christmas.
Thanks in advance for any donations.
Please have a ratch down the sofa or anywhere to find some spare money to donate to the school to support all the children.
Please help if you can by donating to this fund. Any donation, however small, would be greatly appreciated! Regular donations are greatly welcomed.
There is no cost to join but a £1.50 levy is charged to cover the cost of refreshments etc.
In addition the DfE has awarded the school a grant to extend its Nursery provision due to the new 30 hour offer and ground works for services etc will be taking place at that end of school at this time as well.
As a consequence for health & safety and effective management reasons the Governors and County have agreed 2 closure days. These will be on Friday 20th October and Monday 30th October 2017. These are the days before and after half term. Staff will be on site moving items out of rooms and then back in and generally ensuring all is safe for the children to return on 31st October (our Halloween themed day).
The closure decision has not been taken lightly and it is extremely rare for this school to close for any reason. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thought it wise to give you a good deal of notice.
Beckstone's Extended Services
the Breakfast Club (£3.50 from 7.30am, £3.00 from 8am);
Educare (our popular afternoon child care provision for morning Nursery children priced at £3.00 an hour (£4.20 however for the first hour including lunch - unfortunately we are unable to offer facilities for packed lunches) until 3.00pm and
Beckstone Xtra (again £3.00 an hour) from the end of the school day until 5.15pm
Safety on the School Hill
All it would take is a slight trip and a child would suffer severe grazing at a minimum.
We will keep giving out the message in school that they MUST ALWAYS WALK, please can all families ensure they give their children the same message - thanks!
The next 'Go4it' club will meet in the Church Hall on the 4th Sunday of the month (24th September) and will consist of games, stories, music, cooking, competitions and fun for all.
The club starts at 10.30am so make a date in your diaries.
Organisers: Ann Brown, Susan Janulis, Julie Topping and Fiona Woodward.
The clothing bank is just inside the main gate. Any sort of clothing/textile or footwear can be donated and in any condition.
Just fill up a bag and deposit in the bank.
The school will benefit from profits made from this recycling opportunity so please don't throw out any clothes, just use the bank and help the children at the school!
The bank is open from early morning until the evening but is locked at night and weekends.
If you are bringing bags by car please come any time before 8.45am or after 9.15am (not at the end of the school day when there are children around) or in the evening up until 7pm.
Salterbeck Youth Club
New members are always welcome so please encourage your child to be active and join in at the club!
We are in partnership with a charity called 'School Angel' to raise money for the school.
This is really simple to use and you can visit via our web site by clicking on the 'Shopping Gateway'.
Once on the page all you need to do is
click on the logo for whatever shop you would like to visit.
There is now also an adult NSPCC helpline where any concerned adult can seek advice if they are concerned about a child and would like advice on whether to make a referral.
The number to call is:
Domestic violence is on the increase
and causes terrible harm to victims and the associated children.
These are placed within the newsletter at relevant points to give you quick access to websites mentioned.
All you have to do is 'Install a free QR code reader' to your phone/tablet, just search the App/Play store using 'QR', and simply scan the code.
Why not try downloading it and scan this code and see if it works. It should take you directly to our school web site.
Walk to School
Children will receive dinosaur related goodies if they walk to school at least once a week over this term.
Please support your child in trying to achieve this and the benefits are fitter people. less congestion and a greener planet!
Information about menus can be found at www.dolce.co.uk as well as our School Meals Zone.
They have again managed to negotiate some efficiency savings to keep the meals at an excellent value and fully compliant with the new nutritional standards.
There are however national food price pressures and the cost will be reviewed from January as the meal provider is reviewing their cost price due to inflation, we will keep you posted.
The meals are of a high quality with a
fabulous array of choices, served by an excellent and committed
canteen staff. Indeed the school continues to receive a '5' for its
hygiene and cleanliness under the 'Food Safety & Hygiene Regulations
Please give serious thought as to why your child should not have a school dinner, particularly in Years Reception, 1 & 2 when they are FREE!
Free School Meals Application
Eligibility for Free Meals brings
other benefits such as a uniform grant, free milk, free instrumental
hire and also provides the school with additional funding. We ask
that ALL ELIGIBLE PARENTS OF PUPILS FROM RECEPTION UP TO YEAR 6 fill
in the school meals registration form that accompanied the
newsletter in July or is freely available from the School Office or
apply online at
or ... use the QR Code!!!
Please can parents making packed lunches please avoid sugary or fatty foods such as chocolate and crisps.
Please see the picture below.
It is worth going to hear what is being offered and what the future of the school is before any decisions on which Secondary schools to choose.
This school has a close working relationship with the Academy and transition procedures are good.
Reports & Parents' Evenings
Each term you will receive detailed information on your child's targets and progress towards them as well as Red, Amber or Green ratings for many other areas of their school life.
You can support their targets by, for example, ensuring they are punctual or always have their P.E. Kit.
The Parents' Evenings are scheduled towards the end of each term (dates are on the back of the newsletter).
However if you wish to discuss any issues with your child's class teacher then please contact school and the teacher will be happy to meet with you.
The cost of an advert is £5 per month and the newsletter goes into well over 300 houses locally.
If you would like to advertise your business however large or small (even baby-sitting services) then please do get in touch with the School Office.
Adverts are subject to the approval of the Governing Body.
The collection bin can be found near the door that leads into the front playground by the Reception classes.
There are around 600 families in the area that regularly have needed to use the Foodbank so any donations would be greatly appreciated.
A list of foods that would be welcomed is below:
Punctuality & Start of the Day
If work means you have to drop off your child early then please use the Breakfast Club.
Latecomers must report to the school
office and dependent on age will either be escorted from there to
class or will go by themselves. Parents are not to escort children
to classes after this time.
Also please could parents with children in Nursery and the main school not use Nursery's internal doors but go round the outside instead to drop off their main school child(ren).
It is important these procedures are
followed to avoid children being missed from the register or from
not ordering their lunch.
If your child is late on a number of occasions and no reasons are given you will be called in for a meeting.
It is a statutory responsibility for parents to ensure their child arrives at school ON TIME.
Infant Collection Zones
It is very important for the smooth running of the end of the day that all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 parents remember to collect their children from the following area zones (floor painting or wall displays).
Please do not wait at the steps or collect children as they make their way to the pick-up point.
Your co-operation in this matter is expected and appreciated.
Nursery Gate - 2LS
Contacting Police when a Child is Missing
This procedure is aimed at ensuring that a situation where the family think the child is at school and the school thinks the child is with the family does not arise as this would then result in a child being missing until mid-afternoon!
Failure to notify the school has only happened rarely but causes unnecessary upset when it does.
To avoid police involvement please could all families ensure the school knows the whereabouts of your child in term times by ringing school on the day of absence or completing a leave of absence form in advance.
There are leave of absence forms available from the School Office.
Please ensure your child's inhaler is labelled or the school will write your child's name on the inhalers with permanent marker to prevent confusion and to enable any lost inhalers to be returned to their rightful owners.
Plasters are effective in controlling bleeding and securing wounds from infection and they will be used for minor cuts and grazes unless you have let us know otherwise.
Road Crossing Officers
The Road Crossing Officers attached to the school are Mary who patrols Church Road and Tom on the Main Road.
Both are in post before and after school.
It is a very important job and please ensure your children say 'Thank You'. If for any reason either are not at work the County does not have any 'supply' Officers.
As a result please ensure that you teach them how to safely cross Church Road by using the green cross code (stop, look & listen) and at the Main Road that they know the importance of only crossing when there is a green man showing and also to check that cars are stopping!!
It is ESSENTIAL that if you change your mobile number you let the school know.
It is of the utmost importance that in case of emergencies we can get in touch with you.
The school regularly keeps you up to date with important information via our text messaging service.
The school photographer is visiting the school on Thursday 5th October to take individual photographs of the children.
Please ensure your child is looking smart!
If you would like family groups with either yourselves or your child with brothers and sisters who do not attend this school then these photographs will be taken first from 8.30 in the morning until just after 9am so make a date in your diary.
The photographer will be based in the Sports Hall which can be accessed round the back of the school.
There will be a further reminder in the next newsletter.
Beckstone Bear Teddies
These are on sale in the School Office priced at £4.00.
Children are entitled to a 'free' 15 hours a week Nursery place starting from the term after their 3rd birthday. Depending on when a child is born they could spend up to 5 terms in the Nursery. Children are able to access our Educare service immediately on or after their 3rd birthday.
This is a service which is offered by the school for parents of children in the Nursery. Educare provides further Nursery provision up to the full school day. This can be purchased with through the new additional FREE scheme set up by the Government. Parents need a registration code for this (there is a £3 charge however for lunch and care over this time). Further details are available from the School Office. Alternatively Educare is also available at a very competitive cost of £4.50 for the first hour of the afternoon (including lunch) and £3 per hour thereafter which is £10.50 for the full afternoon session to 3.10pm Child care vouchers from employers are also welcomed.
This is the school year after Nursery and before Year 1, the year in which a child has their 5th birthday.
This is the first phase in a child's educational career and comprises of the Nursery and Reception years. The phase ends with an assessment on your child's attainment over a number of early learning strands which are reported in the end of Reception report.
This is school Years 1 & 2. There is a nationally standardised test in phonics at the end of Year 1 (repeated in Year 2 if a child doesn't pass first time) and nationally standardised and locally moderated learning outcomes at the end of Year 2.
This is a specific check on the progress of children in Year 1 in learning how to read. It is called the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. The check is a list of 40 words that children read one-to-one with the teacher. Some of the words are real words that are likely to be known to the children. Some of the words are non-words which are aimed at helping test whether children are using only their knowledge of letter sounds to build up what the word says (and not other clues). Support for phonics and further information is available in the parent information zone of our web site.
This is school Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. There are ongoing summative assessments throughout these years and at the end of every year. At the end of year 6 the children are nationally tested (known as the SATs):
- in English there will be a national test in reading plus spelling,
grammar and with writing being teacher assessed.
Across the school your child will be assessed formatively i.e. as they go along to pinpoint future progress needs.
Their assessment levels and progress will be communicated to you each term through the report and parents' meetings.
Don't forget you are welcome to help yourself to a pinch of herbs to brighten up your home cooking.
The sign above the herbs (in front of Mrs Trotter's class, to the left of the front door as you look at it) gives ideas as to how you can use them to add flavour to your cooking.
You only need little sprigs to add bags of flavour!
Do take the opportunity whilst you can as the herbs will be going on their winter holiday soon.
The Policy can be read in full on our
web site in the Policies section or is available in our carousel of
policies in the school entrance.
All classes give out weekly homework on a Friday. If it is a piece that needs handing in, it is expected to be returned by the following Wednesday.
The work should always have been explained and discussed in class before coming home; it maybe a continuation of classwork, or a maths games already familiar to your child.
It is our intention, and good practice, not to send work home that the child cannot already do i.e. parents are not expected to teach new skills.
There should be a clear explanation/reminder from the teacher of what is expected.
Each child has a homework book or folder and the majority of tasks are kept in there. Work that needs marking (and is not feeding into other classwork) will be returned to the folder. This should happen each week.
The tasks set will not always need to
be handed in; there are other ways in which teachers will respond or
give feedback, for example, sharing results in class discussion,
putting work onto a display or transferring work into class books.
Parents are encouraged to read a variety of books to their children and to change their reading books daily. They are also encouraged to use everyday situations for counting and communication with their children.
Parents are regularly given
information about the work being covered and offered ideas about how
to develop them at home. Parents are also given skills based targets
on reports and provided with information on how to help prepare
their child for full time school.
Reading books and tricky words are
taken home daily and letters and sounds are regularly sent home for
children to practise. Parents are given skills based targets and are
encouraged to learn rhymes and play counting games with their
Reading books and Reading Records
should be taken home daily. Children who read five times a week are
rewarded by being entered into our Strive for Five Raffle. Weekly
Friday homework will consist of one piece of basic skills maths
practise and a reading comprehension. Learning Challenge homework
may be given over longer holidays. Y2 children may work on specific
spellings in order to prepare for SATs.
There is also a lot of information to help your child with reading in the 'Help Your Child to Read' zone on our web site.
Finally there is a cut off slip at the bottom of the last page and this page which can be used as a prompt sheet with your child to help develop their comprehension of what they have read (there are also some quick times tables you can help your children learn off by heart as a starter).
By the time your child completes their Primary education it is the comprehension of what they have read rather than their reading skills that are tested. Indeed children in Years 3 & 4 will be using 'Accelerated Reading' this year to give them a mid-school reading boost. It is designed to boost comprehension skills.
It contains useful information on all school policies/procedures and will be updated in the next few weeks.
Home school agreement
The full text of the agreement is available in the 'Policies' section of our web site and will be published in a subsequent newsletter.
In the meantime if anyone has any objections to other parents filming their child perform as part of a class assembly or having their child on the school web site (all close up faces on photos here are of low resolution anyway if they are taken near enough to be recognisable) or for other educational uses or having the local press taking their photograph then please do let the school know immediately.
The Bullying Intervention Group has been instrumental in developing our current Behaviour and the Anti Bullying Policies (these can be viewed on the school web site).
Further information on how you can join this group and attend meetings will be released shortly.
Please do remember that the uniform consists of 'black' footwear ... white or other colour trainers clearly are not covered by this ruling!
In addition the shoes should be plain
with no logos to prevent any additional expense for families.
Please note NO Football Shirts etc to be used for PE - only school agreed kit.
As they will be doing gymnastics in bare feet please ensure any veruccas have been sealed with Bazuka gel or an equivalent.
Failure to bring correct kit will result in less than green ratings on your child's report and a reminder letter will be sent home as appropriate.
Hopefully you should be aware of the days that your child does PE.
It is important that they have their PE Kit on these days (and that their names are clearly marked in it, the school will label the T shirts!).
It may be advisable for kit bags to be
left in lockers for a few weeks e.g. to half term so it is always on
hand and to be brought home just for a wash on a regular basis.
Again please make sure all items of clothing including coats and PE kits are labelled so any lost items can be returned to your child.
A permanent pen or 'Sharpie' is effective otherwise if you would like contact details for label suppliers please ask in the School Office.
It is also available to purchase at a cost of 20p a day from the school's own healthy tuck shop.
Children in Key Stage 2 can purchase fruit during morning playtimes and Reception and Key Stage 1 children can purchase additional fruit from the fruit trolleys adeptly run by our trained 'Fruitinis' (Year 5 & 6 children!).
The only jewellery items allowed in school are watches and stud ear-rings which have to be removed for PE/Sport.
If your child cannot remove their ear-rings as they have been recently pierced then please provide plasters to cover them up.
There have been many instances of injury nationally from wearing jewellery whilst undertaking sporting activity.
Loom bands can be brought in to weave at play and lunchtimes but can only be worn on non-uniform days.
Children in Years 3 & 4 will then go weekly on a Monday during the Spring term.
Children will need a bag, a towel, appropriate swimwear and a hair brush or comb.
Time is tight and the children will not have time for any 'beauty' treatments before returning to school on the bus!
Again, please can all note that swimming is statutory and all should take part unless medical advice states otherwise.
There is no better sport for overall health than swimming.
It's great for your heart and
circulation, provides natural, low-impact resistance for building
muscle and as it challenges your body it will help release
endorphins - your body's natural pain and stress fighters which can
fight off infection and also make you feel happy.
Workington Swimming Club
A number of children from the school go, thoroughly enjoy it and share their successes in assembly.
If you would like more information then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website at www.workingtonasc.com
Please note that cough medicines/lozenges etc are not allowed unless they have been prescribed.
If you wish the school to administer medicine then you will need to complete a form available from the School Office.
They take place on selected Fridays from 9.05am.
They are an opportunity for your child to perform on stage and all parents (& other relatives) are more than welcome to attend on these occasions.
In addition to their class assembly your child will also be involved in other public performances during the year and some of these dates are already listed on the Diary Dates page so make a note in your diary!
High Harrington Community Centre
It is a very competitively priced and useful resource for all in the community to use.
To hire this facility for any event then please contact Marjorie Rae on 01946 831004.
The venue can be used for children or adult parties, meetings etc. and hire rates are very reasonable indeed.
If you do hire this venue please let Marjorie know you read about it in this newsletter.
Also please pass on the following details to anyone you think may be interested:
Ladies Club, every Tuesday from1.30 to 3.45pm. All ages are welcome to attend. A great opportunity to get to know new people and make new friends.
Ready to Learn
It is part of a series of parental help leaflets that are available in the 'Parenting Information & Guidance Zone' of our web site. It is well worth a look.
There is also information about illnesses, absences from school, supporting reading and many other useful factsheets to help your role as a parent.
Facebook & Online Newsletters
The top of the page should look like the image below ... there appears to be other sites with the school name on but these are not official.
We have created this page to let you know when our school website is updated and to send messages.
It is for information only and doesn't accept comments.
If you are a Facebook user and would like to receive news feeds and updates about the school then don't forget to 'join' the group and select the "see first" button.
The Facebook page has open access and will also contain links to updates on our web site and messages from school - there is no facility to message school, please use other methods.
As a result any photos etc will only appear from our web site following clicking on a link.
It is hoped this will dissuade
children who are under 13 using Facebook but will allow adults to
receive updates about the school. Indeed please note no children
should have Facebook accounts under the age of 13 and applications
to join the group will be refused.
We would like to stress our concern at how easy it is for any child to access inappropriate material from the internet on a computer as well as make contact with potentially dangerous people.
At school your child is protected as far as is practically possible by an educational 'filter', some blocking of sites at school level and also constant supervision of access.
At home there are generally no filters and often there can be no supervision which can leave children vulnerable.
There is a company called 'Blue Coat' which has made its internet filtering software available FREE to parents.
They have created a consumer friendly parental control solution called K9 web protection.
Any parent can have it for free by going to www.getk9.com.
The filter should block any sites promoting hate speech, violence or pornography. It is available for all platforms, PCs, Macs, Ipads, tablets and all types of phone.
It should act as a first line of defence for your child but also some basic rules on internet use are also needed and these should be made clear to children.
Help with this is available in the 'Internet Safety' zone of our school web site (where you will also find the school's safety policy).
The latter site contains up to date information and advice on starting school, Snapchat, body imaging and peer pressure as well as cyber-bullying, it is an extremely useful parental guide and well worth a look.
Follow the QR code for quick access on your phone or other device.
No pupil should be using these social
media sites, they are not mature enough to handle them responsibly
and can cause a lot of upset which has been known to happen
particularly at the top end of school - please be firm with your
children over this and blame Mr Warbrick for it!
There seems to be a flurry of these at the moment with emails purporting to come from BT, Apple, PayPal and banks.
Do not share bank details ... ring and check if necessary.
THINK & CHECK BEFORE CLICKING!!
School, its staff and other pupils should not be discussed in a negative manner on any site and the school will take such actions very seriously.
Indeed the consortium of Workington Schools will take action if any inappropriate material is posted.
If there are concerns about the school then please discuss them with a member of staff and DO NOT involve yourself in public debate over any issues.
It is a nasal spray vaccination and will not only help protect the children from getting flu but it also stops them spreading the disease to their family, carers and the wider population.
As flu viruses change each year last year's immunisation for those that had it will not be effective.
The vaccination (Fluenz Tetra®) will be offered in school on Wednesday 22nd November and parents do not need to be present but can request to attend.
The Cumbria Partnership Foundation will be writing to parents for consent for their child to take part.
It is painless as it is squirted up their nose.
The only children who will be excluded are those where there is contra-indicated medical advice and there are very few this will apply to across the country.
Parents of younger children may like to know that children aged 2 upwards and also in Nursery and Reception can receive their free vaccination through their GP or Pharmacies.
Flu vaccinations for adults are also available for adults on request at Pharmacies or large supermarkets for an average £10 fee.
It could ensure a flu free winter and school staff will have this option later this term when a pharmacist visits the site specifically for them.
Birthday Cakes in School
Please can all families note that whilst it is a lovely idea to share your child's birthday cake at school with their friends for health and safety reasons we are afraid we cannot let you do so.
This is a school policy agreed by Governors and compliant with National Food Standards.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused, however as it applies equally to everyone it is fair for all.
The first cinema Nights of the Year take place in October (dates are on the Diary Dates page).
Further details and booking forms will be sent out nearer the time.
Children can come in Sports Clothes and challenge themselves on the circuits over the year to increase their fitness.
The first 'Circuits Day' of the year is THIS Friday (8th September).