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Key Calendar Dates for January

Here are some key dates for your new 2019 calendars.

We have planned some special days during January to keep our learning bright and cheerful while the days are cold and dull.

Tuesday 15 January
Quantum Theatre are coming to school to perform ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’. All classes will watch this show.

Monday 21st January
Farm Animals are visiting Class R, Class 1 and Class 2.

Date to be confirmed
We are arranging for a visit from some Birds of Prey for KS2 classes.

Thursday 31 January
‘Creativity Day’ All classes will be busy working on Designing and Making projects. Children can wear their own clothes – warm and suitable for a messy day!

The School Council have been involved in suggesting these special learning days and we are grateful to the PTA who are supporting this with funding.

After school activities

Just to remind you that these start week commencing Monday 21st January. A letter with all the clubs information will come home on Monday 7th January.

NOTE:

  • KTRoo starts Monday 7th January
  • Football with Albion in the Community starts on Tuesday 8th January
  • Dance starts Tuesday 15th (KS2) and Thursday 17th January (KS1 & Year R).
  • Enrolment forms for dance will come home with the clubs information on Monday.

Fruity Friday

Don’t forget ‘Fruity Friday’ which starts on Friday 11th January. If your KS2 child would like to be part of our ‘Fruity Friday’ scheme, please complete and return the form below and enclose £2.50 – this will allow your child to choose a piece of fruit each Friday until the end of the spring term.

Fruity Friday

Child/ren’s name _________________________________ Class/es _______

I enclose £______________(£2.50 per child)

Signed________________________________________

Parent Teacher Consultations

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.

Anti-Bullying Week

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.

Children in Need

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.

Christmas Performances

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.

Christmas Lunch

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)
Roast Potatoes
Peas and Carrots
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread or Fruit Salad
Flavoured milk, Juice or Chilled Water