Newsletter 24: 16th March 2018

 

Newsletter 24: 16th March 2018
‘The best that I can be’
Dame Tipping in the News
Your children may have told you that our school is on the ITV website, thanks to the generosity of the children in raising money for Gabriel’s operation on our ‘Crazy Hair Day.’
Please use the link below to view the site.

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2018-03-12/a-group-of-school-children-have-used-their-heads-to-support-a-four-year-old-boys-battle-to-walk/

Rugby Megafest
Years 3 and 5 enjoyed a morning of Rugby on Wednesday, they were able to learn new skills and work as part of a team. They all thoroughly enjoyed their morning out with Mrs Potts and Coach.

Class 1 and 2 Visit to Bedfords Park
Fun was had by all in Class 1 and 2 when they visited Bedfords Park on Thursday. They first had the opportunity to observe and explore the park to look for trees and plants and later in the afternoon went on a bug hunt. The children were a real credit to our school. Well done Class 1 and 2.

Year 2 SATs Meeting
Ms. Holmes would like to invite Year 2 parents to a meeting to inform you about the Year 2 end of Key Stage assessments. You will be given the opportunity to look at some sample materials and ask questions. Ms. Holmes will explain what the children need to do in order to meet the end of KS1 expectations and how you can support your children in this.
The meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd March at 8.45 in the hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Contacts Lists
It is vital that we have your correct contact details and those of at least 2 other people who we can contact in case of emergency. Please ensure that you let us know when you change your number and that we always have a number that we can contact you on. We also need to have your correct address on file, so if you move, please update your records with us. As previously explained, if we do not hear from you when your child is absent, we will contact all the people on your list and, if necessary, visit your home to check that your child is safe and well. You should phone to let us know where your child is as soon as possible on the morning that they are going to be away.

Squid Lunch Account
Please make sure that you top up your sQuid lunch account. You will be informed by sQuid when your purse drops below £5.00. Please make sure that any overdue payments are made as soon as possible.

Work of the Week
Reception- Muzi Ncube for fantastic writing when retelling the story of the rainbow fish.
Class 1&2- Oliver Garwood for excellent writing a letter formation when retelling a story.
Class 3&4- Deborah Ajayi for her excellent recount of Beowulf’s encounter with Grendel.
Class 5&6- Fibian McKenzie for carefully chosen vocabulary, varied sentence construction and punctuation.

Commendations
Reception- Thea Shorter for always showing all of our core Christian values.
Class 1&2- All of class 1 and 2 for their excellent behaviour on the trip to Bedfords Park.
Ava Shorter for being an excellent role model and showing all of our core Christian values.
Class 3&4- Tahir Ceesay for writing a fantastic settings description.
Faye Dignum for writing a fantastic settings description.
Class 5&6- Elena Marshall for an excellent effort in all activities
Zachary Teshola for excellent effort and concentration.

Achievements

Alicia Moran has achieved a merit in her recent ballet exam.
Willow Snell has achieved a merit in her recent ballet exam.
Imogen Snell has achieved a distinction in a recent tap exam.
George Viney recieved a trophy for coming 2nd out of 10 teams in a football tournement.
Children in Year 3 and 5 took part in a rugby tournement on Wednesday.

Well done, everyone!

Attendance
Reception- 94.29% ; Class 1&2- 94.19% ; Class 3&4- 95% ; Class 5&6- 96%

Dates for the Diary
Thursday 22nd March- Year 2 SATs meeting- 8.45am in the hall
Thursday 22nd March-Wednesday 27th March- Book Fair (after school in the hall)
Friday 23rd March- Book Day (Dressing up as a book character)
Thursday 29th March- Easter Service at St. John the Evangelist Church- 1.30pm
Monday 16th April- Reception and Year 1 Parents Phonics Meeting- 3pm
Wednesday 18th April- Class 3/4 Parent Information Meeting- 3pm
Thursday 19th April- Class 5/6 Parent Information Meeting- 3pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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