Newsletter 34: 26th June 2015

Newsletter 34: 26th June 2015

‘The best that I can be’

Dear parents/ carers,

It has been a lovely week again at school. We have had lots of opportunities to play and learn outside and class 2 visited the local farm yesterday.

Summer Sports

We had our sports day on Tuesday, when children came out in their classes to take part in competitive games and earn points for their house teams. The children had a lovely day thanks to the organisation of Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Potts, the hard work of Sam (our sports coach) and all the staff who helped out. Well done to the green team for coming 1st overall.

School Council Drinks Sale

Thank you to all of you who sent money in with the children for this sale. The school council organized it very well and they raised over £13 towards buying new playground equipment.

Young Scientists

Mrs. McCormack’s Dad came in this week to show the children in class 3 mini beasts under the microscope. It was a great learning experience for the children and I would like to thank him for giving up his time to do this.

Summer Fayre

The Summer Fayre will run from 1-4pm tomorrow. Please come along with family and friends to help make this event a success. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help. We couldn’t do it without you. It promises to be a fantastic event and you will even get a chance to ‘Soak the Headteacher!’

Clubs

The last day for clubs will be Thursday 9th July. Please ensure that you make arrangements to pick up your children straight after school after this date.

Amnesty Summer Holiday Workshop

The workshop below may be of interest to some of you. If you’d like any more information about the details of the workshop or the organisers, please contact Nicky Parker on +44 (0) 20 7033 1641 or by email – nicky.parker@amnesty.org.uk

Following a successful workshop earlier this year, Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea are returning to Amnesty to run 2 days of fun-filled theatre workshops.

During the 2 days, led by our highly experienced and energetic team, the children will explore themes around the Amnesty book We Are All Born Free and bring these ideas to life through drama, dance and music. Family and friends will be invited to watch a sharing of the work at the end of the 2nd day.
Date  
Mon 27 – Tue 28 Jul 2015
Time
 10am – 4pm
Venue  
Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
Ages
 6 – 11 years
Cost
 £40 for the 2 days (or £25 for one)

Happy Birthday Mr. Drury

We all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mr. Drury today in assembly. The teachers and TAs also decorated the classroom with balloons. We hope he has a lovely birthday weekend.

Lost Property

Please could you check the basket and take home anything belonging to your child. Anything left behind at the end of term will be taken to the clothes bank.

Family Cricket at Bedford’s Park

Don’t forget to join us for this informal event on Friday 3rd July. We should be ready to get started by 3.30pm. If you have any cricket equipment, please bring it along so that we can get a few matches going.

Parking Considerately and Legally

Please could you ensure that you do not park over or drive onto our neighbours’ driveways if you park at the front of the school. It is not legal to park on the pavement, so please avoid doing this.

Attendance

Well done to class 1 for 98% and class 2 for 98.97% attendance this week. Class 4 reached the local authority target of 96%. It would be fantastic if we could finish the year with all classes having excellent attendance. From September, the threshold for ‘persistent absentee’ status will go from 85% to 90%, which will mean that the local authority will become involved at an earlier stage. Please consider this when booking your holidays for next year.

Commendations

Chidi Emechebe, Lou-Lou French, Sasha Goodison, Alfie Makepeace, Caleb Chen, Kitty Jerrett, George Viney, Sidonie Holmes, Kaci Peart, Louise Stafford, Dylan Patel, Michael Battrum.

Well done, everyone !

Pen Licence

Well done to Devon Alexander who was awarded his pen licence for consistently neat, joined handwriting.

Gold Book

Congratulations to Aaliyah Bimpong, Lexi Webb, George Dignam, Conor Hazelwood, Freddie French, Neve Collins and Kiitan Bayode for excellent learning behaviour.

Headteacher’s Award

The headteacher’s award goes to Max Rider for his hard work and good behaviour. Well done, Max.

Dates for the diary:

  • Saturday 27th June- School Summer Fair- 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesday 1st July- School nurse drop in- 8.30am
  • Friday 3rd July- Family Cricket at Bedford’s Park -3.30pm
  • Wednesday 8th July- Year 5 and 6 show for parents- 6pm
  • Thursday 9th July- Clubs finish for the term
  • Monday 13th July – Open afternoon. Years 1,3,5 and Reception-1pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 14th July Open Afternoon. Years-2,4,6 and Reception-1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 15th July- Friday 17th July- Year 5 and 6 residential trip to Stubbers
  • Wednesday 22nd July- Leavers’ church service-1.30pm followed by family BBQ-2.30pm (at the school)
  • Thursday 3rd September 2015- Return to school after Summer Holidays

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

The Christian Value we are learning about this year is ‘Justice’