Newsletter 13: 7th December 2018

‘The best that I can be’
Christmas Fayre
Thank you so much for your support with the Christmas Fayre. We raised over £700! All the money will go towards providing the children with extra resources.
Thank you also to Ms Holmes, Ms North and the Friends for making the event possible.

Prize winners:
Sweets in the Jar (47) – Molly Percival
Guess what’s in the Stocking – Jack Robinson
Guess the Weight of the Cake (550g) – Gracie Bartrum
Guess the Name of the Teddy (Millie) – Poppy Whitcombe

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
We had a great time up at the church hall yesterday afternoon watching (and joining in with!) the pantomime. Thank you so much to the Friends for raising all the money to pay for the pantomime and for providing each child with a treat.

Forest School After Dark
Last night, we played some games, we had some hot chocolate and biscuits round the fire and we sang some songs. It was fun because it was in the dark and we had to bring torches so we didn’t fall over.
Alicia Moran Year 2

Clubs and Wraparound Care
Please note that, as it is the last full week of term, there will be NO after school clubs (including sports) next week. After school care will continue until Tuesday 18th December. There will be no after school care on the last day of term after the church service. Breakfast club will continue until Wednesday 19th December.

Christmas Lunch
We will be having our annual Christmas lunch on 12th December. The children can come into school wearing their Christmas jumpers instead of their school ones. The menu is: Turkey or Quorn Roast (vegan option available) with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas ice cream. Meals include a small gift. All Reception and KS1 pupils are entitled to a free Christmas meal and it costs just £2.20 for KS2 pupils.

Special Panto Lunch!
On 14th December (Friday) Kathy will be cooking a ‘Jack’s Magic Beanstalk’ menu:
Giant Gi’s Gammon Roast
ck’s Jacket Potato
Magic Beanstalk Green Beans
Wizard’s Magic Baked Beans
Daisy’s Delicious Jam Doughnut

Dame Tipping Gospel Choir
Our Christmas singalong/carol service will take place at St John the Evangelist church from 6.30-7.30pm on Wednesday 12th December. Tickets cost £5 (£3 for children) and include a mince pie and warm Christmas punch (non-alcoholic).Last year’s event was very well received, so please purchase tickets for yourself, friends and family. Tickets can be purchased from a member of the choir or from the school. All money raised will be used to buy resources for our children.

Lost Coat
Please check at home in case your daughter has taken home someone else’s coat by mistake. The coat which went missing from school last Friday belongs to one of our Year 3 girls. It is a black coat with a furry hood. Thankyou.

Attendance
Reception and 1 :100% ; Class 2 : 99.29% ; Class 3 and 4 :98.57% ; Class 5 and 6 : 97.78%
What a fantasic week for attendance ! Keep it up, everyone !

Work of the Week
Reception/Year 1- Charlie Lockwood, for excellent effort in all activities and Layla-Rose Stephens for a fantastic effort when sounding out and blending words.
Class 2-Oliver Garwood, for his excellent work on number bonds to 100.
Class 3/4- Brooke Thorn, for trying really hard with her Maths work on multiplication and division.
Class 5/6- Paul Olusegun, for well reasoned and presented Maths work.

Commendations
Reception/Year 1- Jake Allen-Moss, for always being kind and caring to his friends, Lily Nichols, for always helping her friends and teachers, Albert Knight, for showing great friendship skills toward his friends and Xavier Wallis for excellent listening skills.
Class 2- Kayan Pokar for showing all of our core Christian values this week.
Class 3/4- Jack Wallis, for showing kindness and compassion to his classmates.
Class 5/6- Evie Baldwin, for showing kindness and patience with the younger children.

Headteacher’s Award
Congratulations to Aaron Hick who received the Headteacher’s award for living out our core Christian values and for his outstanding contribution to school life.

Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 12th December- School Christmas lunch (with Christmas jumpers)
Wednesday 12th December- Christmas Carol Evening with Dame Tipping Gospel Choir- 6.30pm
St John’s Church
Thursday 13th December- Reception, 1 and 2 Nativity- 1.30pm
Friday 14th December- Special panto-themed lunch
Monday 17th December- Class 5 and 6 Pantomime- 6pm