Thank you to everyone who attended parent teacher consultations. The teachers are trying to make arrangements to see anyone they missed. These meetings are so helpful in sharing information to enable everyone to know how best to support the children’s learning.
This week is National Anti-Bullying Week. We will be discussing this in Lifeskills lessons and on Thursday a company called ‘One Day Creative’ are coming in to school to carry out a workshop on the theme of Respect with Class 2 – Class 6.
Friday 16 November is Children in Need Day and we would like the children to bring some silver coins to donate to Children in Need. Please bring a 5p, a 10p and a 20p (and a 50p if you can). Each class will collect in the coins and use them for some of our maths learning that day before we collect them all up and donate them to Children in Need.
Friday is also school photographs day so the children need to be in full school uniform, but if they would like to bring something ‘spotty’ to wear for Pudsey after the photos have been taken, they can.
A big thank you to everyone who donated cakes, cookies etc for our recent cake sale. £135 was raised –fantastic.
It is time to start thinking about tickets for our Christmas Performances. This year we have a super range of shows that we are busy preparing for you:
Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & Year 2) ~ ‘Rodney the Stable Rat’
1st Performance – Thursday 6 December at 2.30 p.m.
2nd Performance – Friday 7 December at 2.30 p.m.
Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) ~ ‘Dragon Days’
1st Performance – Tuesday 11 December at 2.00 p.m.
2nd Performance – Wednesday 12 December at 2.00 p.m.
Year R will be presenting their ‘Sing for Christmas’ on Friday 14 December at 9.15 a.m. – details of this are being sent to parents separately.
The performances will be held in the school hall and entrance will be via the Fire Exit doors of the hall. The gate by the archway will open at 2.15 p.m. for KS1 and 1.45 p.m. for KS2.
As the capacity is limited in the hall, we are only able to offer a total of three tickets per family. This may be three tickets for one performance or two for one performance and one for the other.
It will not be possible to accommodate pre-school children or babies at the main performances. There will be a few places available in a crèche on the afternoons of the performances and if you would like to reserve a place for your pre-school child or baby, please indicate on the attached slip together with your preferred date for the performance and return to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.
We have a very few places for pre-school children to come with parents to the dress rehearsals only, KS1 dress rehearsal is on Wednesday 5 December at 2.30pm and KS2 dress rehearsal is on Monday 10 December at 10am. If you would like to come to a dress rehearsal with your pre-school child, please see Mrs Cross in the school office.
Disabilities – if you or a family member has a disability and requires a space for a wheelchair etc, please let Mrs Cross know in the office before the day of the performance so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
Key Stage 2 children will be watching the Dress Rehearsal of Key Stage 1 and vice versa.
Our Christmas lunch this year will be on Thursday 13th December. The children may bring a special Christmas packed lunch or order a hot school meal direct from Chartwells, on line at www.mealselector.co.uk
The cost of the meal is £2.35 and orders MUST be made, on-line by Sunday 2nd December. (CHARTWELLS DO NOT ACCEPT LATE ORDERS)
If your child is in Class R, 1 or 2 and you have already ordered a hot meal for Thursdays, your child will automatically receive the Christmas lunch. Please check at the school office if you are not sure and we can either cancel or order the Christmas lunch. Friday 1st December is the last day that orders can be ordered or amended.
The menu for the Christmas meal is:
Roast Turkey with stuffing, Cocktail Sausage & Gravy
(or Quorn Fillet with Stuffing Ball & Gravy)
Peas and Carrots
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread or Fruit Salad
Flavoured milk, Juice or Chilled Water
Flu vaccinations will be taking place in school on 20th November for children in Years R, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Two important aspects of our school development this year are:
Lots of our children do well in maths but we want this to be more consistent across the school. We will be working on:
- Girls’ maths
- Ensuring our able children achieve higher standard
- Recall of facts required in each year group
- Application and problem solving in maths
- Spelling and handwriting
We will be continuing to develop spelling learning and will be choosing a new handwriting scheme to use throughout the school.
If you need to take your child out of school to attend a GP appointment etc, the least disruptive times for the school day are between 11.30am and 1pm and after 2.30pm. Please remember to book within these times if at all possible. Please arrange an appointment to see Mrs Carey before you plan any holiday during school time to discuss the impact of this on your child’s education.
Over the next few days you will receive a class newsletter. (Some classes have received them already!) Please look out for this e-mail (or in your child’s book bag)as the newsletters contain lots of information about what your child is learning this term. Also there will be a ‘Meet the teacher’ time for each class, further details to follow.