Newsletter 3: 23rd September 2016

 

 ‘The best that I can be’

It has been a pleasure to see the new Reception children settle in so well to full time school. I had the privilege of spending the morning with them on Monday and they really impressed me with their excellent behaviour and enthusiasm. Several staff members have been on courses this week, which will help us to develop the school further and lead to improved outcomes for your children.

School Residential Proposals

At the parents meeting, Mr. Matthews discussed this year’s school residential and asked parents if they would be happy with an adventure day and a one night stay somewhere different this year, followed by a residential for 5 days next year, or whether they would prefer a 5 day residential both years. So far, we have only received one response. Please send in a note with your child, or email the office to let us know your thoughts. Thank you.

Missing Items of Uniform

Please could you check at home for any uniform that does not belong to your children. Several children have had items go missing which are named. Please return all items on Monday, so that we can return them to their rightful owners. Look out in particular for a new Year 7-8 jumper which belongs to Demi-Bleu.

Keeping Your Children Safe

Please can all parents and carers driving near to school and in the car park be vigilant of children walking nearby and do everything they can to keep all children safe. You should keep to 5m.p.h. in the car park and not park on the zigzag lines outside the school at any time. It is also unsafe to park on the blind bend before the school. I witnessed a child and parent very nearly being driven into outside school on Monday by another parent : please don’t wait until a serious accident happens before you put others’ safety first.

Party Invitations

It is lovely that so many of the children invite their school friends to their parties ; however, please be sensitive of others’ feelings when giving out invites. If your child is only inviting a few friends, we would appreciate it if you could give out the invitations yourself, as some children feel left out when invites are handed out by the teacher at the end of the day and they are not included.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Please come along to St. John’s church hall on the green on Saturday 1st October from 10am-2pm. All are welcome and money raised from your donations will go to Macmillan. Children’s art activities will be available. It will be a great opportunity too enjoy good company and a good cake !

Commendations

Commendations this week went to Krish Chagger, for his best piece of written work to date ; Kitty Jerrett, for including and looking out for others ; Milo Shorter, for his place value maths challenge ; Stevie Makepeace, for her amazing recall of stories ; Miller Davis, for his concentrated and careful work to produce his ‘creeper egg’ ; Ella Murch, for being very kind and helpful to her friends, Michelle Nemhara, for always being very polite to her teachers and friends ; Elaina Goodison, for being kind, polite and ready to learn ; Mikey Snow, for good sportsmanship, Conor Hazelwood, for being kind and patient with the younger children and Tommy Randall, for showing perseverance in his maths work this week. Well done, everyone !

Work of the Week

Class 1 and 2 : Fern Collins, for an inspired piece of story writing using lovely story language; Class 3 and 4 : Sidney Turrell and Elena Marshall for fantastic independent work on ordering numbers; Class 5 and 6 : Abigail Lee, for her perseverance and effort in mathematics.

Attendance

Class 1 and 2 : 98.67% ; Class 3 and 4 : 98.57% ; Class 5 and 6 : 92.86% ; Reception: 92%

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 13th October- Individual School Photos (Younger siblings from 8.30am)
  • Thursday 13th October- Scholastic Book Fair Arrives.
  • Monday 17th October- Class 5/6 assembly (parents invited)- 9am *Note change of date*
  • Tuesday 18th October- Termly Learning conferences Years 1-6 – 2pm-6.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

 

 

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