Newsletter 17: 15th January 2016

‘The best that I can be’

Dear parents/ carers,

We have had another very busy and enjoyable week at school, including a ‘habitats walk’ for Class 5 and 6. We didn’t see many animals up close, but did see a herd of deer cross the top field, which was exciting.

 

Census Day Lunch

Next Thursday, the 21st January, is Census Day. There will be a special 3 choice menu of the children’s favourites. The more children who have a school lunch on that day, the more much-needed funding the school will receive, so we would encourage EVERY child to have a school lunch on that day. All Reception and KS1 pupil lunches will be free, as they are every day.

The menu is: burger in a bun, fish fingers, cheese and  tomato pizza. These will be served with a choice of broccoli, baked beans, potato smileys and jacket potato. Dessert will be iced sponge, fresh fruit, yoghurt or crackers.

 

Parents Evening

This term’s parents evening will take place on Tuesday 23rd February, from 2pm-6.30pm. We will aim to provide a space for you to look through your child’s books with them before or after your meeting with the teacher.

 

PE Kit

There were several children who did not have PE kit this week and were therefore unable to participate on the PE sessions. Please ensure that your child has a full kit, including shorts, tracksuit bottoms and spare socks in school every day.

 

 

Attendance

Attendance for each class this week:

Reception- 96.67%; Class 1 and 2- 100%; Class 3 and 4- 96.55%; Class 5 and 6- 98%

Well done to all of the classes for improved attendance and a huge congratulations to Class 1 and 2 for 100% attendance!

 

 

Commendations

Commendations this week went to Scarlett Blackshaw, for comforting an upset friend ; Fibian McKenzie, for completing fractions work at home ; Stevie Makepeace, for a great effort in all activities this week ; Rhiannon Geca, for great progress in reading ; Fae Dignum, for trying hard with Maths ; Chidi Emechebe, for writing a very good descriptive poem and Daniel Davies, for putting lots of extra effort into his class work.

Well done to all of you !

 

Work of the Week

Class 5 and 6 work of the week was awarded to Louise Stafford for writing an excellent play script, Class 3 and 4’s to Elena Marshall for her holiday leaflet and Reception’s to Adaora Emechebe for writing a great postcard in Literacy.

 

Gold Book

Well done to Joe Stanley, Michael Battrum, Neve Collins, Chidi Emechebe and Deborah Ajayi (x2) for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.

 

Headteachers Award

Congratulations to Dylan Patel, who was awarded  the Headteacher’s Award this week for living up to our school motto : ‘The best that I can be’.

 

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 25th January 2016- Parents’ Meeting for Kingswood Residential 4.15pm (Y5 and 6)
  • Thursday 4th February-Wednesday 10th February- Book Fair 3-4pm
  • Tuesday 23rd February- Parents’ evening 2pm-6.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

 

The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Respect’