Newsletter 21: 24th February 2017

 

‘The best that I can be’

We hope you all had a lovely week together over half term. It’s lovely to have the children back and to see them getting straight into their learning. As you know, Miss Smith got married over half term and is now Mrs. Omodara. The happy couple had a wonderful day and it really was a beautiful wedding (with some of the art work provided by Mrs. Omodara’s class!).

Termly Learning Conferences

Thank you to everyone who attended on Wednesday. The children really enjoyed sharing their work with their parents. If you were unable to attend, we will be in touch to organise an alternative time. It is vital that all parents work with us to support their children’s learning and for this reason, we expect all parents and children to take part in the Termly Learning Conferences.

New Learning Hub

Our new Learning Hub, located in the old library/computer room has now been decorated and furnished. This room will be used for small group learning and interventions. Miss Luxford, in her capacity as Student and Family Support leader will be based there, with Mrs. Hood supporting her on Fridays.

Clubs next Wednesday

Please note that due to extra staff training, there will be no SATs club for Year 2 or Art and Craft for 5/6 on Wednesday 1st March. Mini-basketball will go ahead as usual.

Contacts

Please ensure that you have provided us with your up-to-date telephone numbers; it is vital that we are able to contact you in an emergency. If your child is off school, please inform us in the morning. Mrs. Wakeman spends lots of time telephoning parents of absent children, which is particularly frustrating when parents do not answer their phones. If we do not get an answer from any of the contacts on your child’s records we have a duty of care to follow this up, so we may have to visit you at home. I am sure you can appreciate that this is not a good use of staff time, so please do keep in contact.

Meeting for Class 5 and 6 Parents

Mr. Matthews and I would like to invite all class 5 and 6 parents to a short meeting on Monday 27th February at 2.30pm. For those who are not able to attend, the information discussed will be given to your children to bring home. We hope to see as many of you as possible. The meeting will take place in the hall.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Please send in your Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers and ask friends and family members to donate them too. There is a box in the corridor for the children to post them in.

Upcoming events

Please make a note of the dates below. More information regarding specific events will follow.

Commendations

Commendations this week went to: Ella Murch,for fantastic confident reading and using great expression; Blake Turner, for always being so brave!; Sian Stafford – for being very kind and helping her peers when they have needed it; Elena Marshall, for trying hard to work independently in maths and ask for help when she needs it; Sapphire Hagon, for demonstrating perseverance in maths when using a written method for multiplication; Mikey Snow, for his supportive and compassionate attitude towards the other pupils in class; Scarlett Blackshaw for the perseverance and effort she has put into her English work this week; Caleb Chen, for consistent hard work and an excellent attitude to learning; Maisie Randall, for great handwriting; Milo, for his amazing general knowledge and Rhys Hayes, for the most Dojo points. Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Reception : Beau Maskell – excellent cursive writing when writing labels.

Class 1 and 2 : Jack Webb-retelling a story with super sounding out.

Class 3 and 4 : Nicole Mahoney- confident use of the compact written method for multiplication.Class 5 and 6 : Maddie Taylor- excellent explanation of how fossils are formed.

Dates for the diary:

  • 27th February- Class 5 and 6 meeting 2.30pm
  • 28th February- Pancake Day Special Menu
  • 2nd March- World Book Day- Special Book-based lunch menu
  • 23rd March- Whole school Spirituality Day at St. Edward’s Primary
  • 24th March- Red nose day
  • 24th March- Class 1/2 Mother’s Day Tea- 2.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters