Newsletter 2/17

STAR PUPILS

We are trying to involve parents and home more in school life.  At Star Pupil Assembly most children show work they have done in school that week.  However, we know children do lots of things outside of school that we never get to hear about.  If you would like to help your child prepare for Star Pupil Assembly then please do so. For example your child may have piano lessons, if you send the music in we can sort out the piano or your child may have taken part in a dance competition and they could share some of the routine with us. Lots of children go to Cubs and Brownies and maybe they have done something special that they would like to share.

 

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DATA COLLECTION SHEETS

Data collection sheets will be sent home next week. Please check them and if necessary make any corrections on the form. Could you please sign, date and return them to the school office by Friday 30th September.

 

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Wednesday 28th September— School photographer will be in school to take individual pupil photos.

Thursday 6th October—Change of lunch menu. Fish and Chips will now be on Thursday that week and Chicken curry on the Friday. Due to the change, there will be no jacket potatoes on Thursday 6th October.

 

DEMOLITION OF BUILDING IN ATKINSON DRIVE

We have been notified that the former Children’s Services building in Atkinson Drive is being demolished and works will start on Monday 19th September. Parking may be affected and limited therefore we encourage families to walk to school where possible.

 

HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT

Your child will bring home in their book bag today two copies of this year’s Home School Agreement. Please read through it with your child and both sign it to show that you understand it.  Please return the yellow copy to school and keep the white copy.

 

TOP SOIL

As you can see we have built up the planters at the front of the school.  If anyone has any spare top soil that they would like to donate, school would be grateful.  No rubble please, I think any plants are going to have a hard enough time trying to survive by themselves!

 

P.E. KITS

We are already finding a number of children saying they have forgotten their P.E. kits.  Unfortunately we just do not have enough spare kit to let children use, this is especially so with trainers/plimsols. Therefore if children forget their P.E. kit they will do the lesson in their school clothes; this may involve football or rugby skills on muddy school fields.  School would not be responsible for cleaning any muddy shoes or clothes.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS THEIR P.E. KIT IN SCHOOL EVERY DAY.

 

REGISTERING FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

By registering for free school meals your child could raise an extra £900 for the school from central government to fund valuable support like extra tuition, learning assistants, teaching resources or after school clubs.  Even if you don’t want your child to receive a free meal, we would encourage you to register if you are eligible so that the school receives as much funding as possible. Even if your child already gets a free school meal in Year R, Year 1 or Year 2, please still complete the form as the school will benefit. To find out if your child may be eligible, please contact the school for an application form. Once completed this should be returned to School Admissions at County Hall. If you would like some help in completing the application form, Mrs Murphy the school Family Liaison Officer will be more than willing to assist.

 

CAR PARKING

We have received a complaint from Vecta House that cars are frequently parking in their private car park or blocking their entrance. Please find alternative parking.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “seven”.

Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “opened”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Try it and see …….Have a go at something new!

 

 

 

 

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