Newsletter 8/14

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

The 100% attendance percentages for October were as follows:-

England Class                          63.33%

India Class                                60.00%

China Class                              72.00%

Australia Class                         36.00%

Kenya Class                             60.00%

Peru Class                                80.00%

Great Britain Class 76.00%

Congratulations to  Peru Class who win the trophy this month.  The whole school percentage for October was 95.01% which is well below our target of 97%.

Remember this year we are trying to get at least one day when we have 100% attendance across the whole school.  Come on Australia Class—try and catch up with everyone else!

 

HOUSE POINTS

Each half term the “House Points” from each class are collected and the House with the most points wins the trophy!  Below are the House Point totals for the first half term:-

Arctic House 678

Atlantic House 592

Indian House 684

Pacific House 634

Therefore the Champions for the first half term were Indian House.  Congratulations!

 

SHOEBOXES

Thank you for all your kind donations to our class shoeboxes.  Please can ALL donations be given to school by MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2014 at the latest.  Thank you.

 

WELCOME!

We would like to welcome two new members of staff.  Mrs Zoe Meads, Year 2 teacher and Miss Claire Collingwood, Family Liaison Officer.  Claire will be holding “drop in” sessions every Tuesday morning starting 11th November 2014.  For further details please ask at the office.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please check the events page/calendar for dates for this half term.   While we try to stick to these dates as much as possible, please remember the dates and times are subject to change.  Any changes will be advertised in this school newsletter.

Year 5 assembly is Thursday 20th November 2014 and Year 4 is Thursday 27th November 2014.  Year 3 class assembly is on Thursday 4th December.  All class assemblies start at 2.50pm.

 

“RED NOVEMBER”

On Friday 28th November 2014 we will be taking part in “Red November”.  This is where children can come to school wearing something red and pay £1.00 donation in aid of the “Red List” of Endangered Animals.  This list identifies species at risk of extinction and helps conservationists to plan effective ways to conserve them.  Children can also wear animal “onesies” such as lions or tigers to school instead but NO masks or facepaint please.  Thank you.

 

POPPY APPEAL 2014

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Poppy Appeal this year by buying poppies at school.  Please note poppy wrist bands can be worn in school until 11th November.  Thank you.

 

PRE-LOVED CLOTHING & TEXTILE SALE

On Saturday 15th November 2014, the Isle of Wight Foodbank will be holding a pre-loved clothing and textile sale at the Foodbank Centre in Love Lane, Cowes.  The event runs from 10am to 1pm with tea, coffee, cake and a tombola as well as the clothes sale.

 

MORRISON LET’S GROW VOUCHERS

As this campaign has now finished please can all vouchers be returned to school as soon as possible but by FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2014 at the latest so we can send away for the new equipment.  Please remember to ask your friends and relatives if they have any vouchers too.  Thank you.

 

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS

On the following dates we will be holding tours of the school for parents of children who are due to start in September 2015.  If you know anyone who would like to come and look around the school and meet the Head Teacher, please let them know and ask them to contact the school office on 525085 to arrange this.  The dates are as follows:-

Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 11.00am and 1.00pm

Tuesday 18th November 2014 at 9.20am and 2.30pm.

 

SPOONS

Unfortunately children are borrowing school spoons at lunchtime to eat their yogurts, custard pots etc and not returning them to school.  We are finding that we are running out for the children that have a cooked school dinner.

If you send your child in with something that needs a spoon, please also send in a spoon that children can then bring home to be washed up.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

COLD WEATHER

Unfortunately we are still getting a lot of children coming to school without a coat.  Even if children come to school in a car, they still need a coat to go out at break and lunchtimes.

Also some girls are still wearing ankle socks and skirts and are really feeling the cold!  Please remember girls can wear grey tights or long socks.  However ALL socks and tights MUST be grey.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …..

Collect fir cones.  Fir cones contain the seeds of fir trees.  They open when it is dry and close when it is wet.  So they only drop their seeds in dry weather.  Each type of fir tree has its own type of cone.  Collect them and see how many different sorts you can find.  You can make decorations out of them too.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Dying to say something? Learn to wait for the right moment before speaking up!

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is antagonistic.

 

 

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