Newsletter 10/17

UPDATE ON PUPIL ATTENDANCE
5 classes have achieved 100% weekly attendance during this term with 2 of the classes achieving this on 2 consecutive weeks. Well done to everyone who is a ‘HERO’ (Here Everyday and Ready to learn On time). We still have a number of pupils who arrive late to school which affects and disrupts your child’s and the whole classes’ learning. Here are the total minutes late so far this year:
September 2017—18 pupils were late to school which resulted in 5 hours and 19 minutes of lost learning. October 2017—36 pupils were late to school which resulted in 5 hours and 53 minutes of lost learning.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE DONATIONS
The ‘Friends’ are collecting pre-loved school uniform, soft toys or bottled items (no alcohol please) to sell at the Christmas Fayre. Please place your donations in the boxes located in the school foyer by Friday 1st December.

MUFTI DAY—FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER
For a minimum donation of £1 your child can come to school dressed in sensible ‘mufti’ . All proceeds will go towards purchasing items for the Christmas Fayre which will be held after school on Friday 8th December.

“TYPE ONESIE DAY”
Thank you to everyone who supported our “Type Onesie” day last week. We raised £157.20 in aid of research into Diabetes.

LETTERS SENT HOME THIS WEEK
Christmas Lunch Letter with Reply Slip
Christmas Party Letter with Reply Slip
Christmas Activities Letter

OPEN CLASSROOMS
We are again offering parents/carers and grandparents to come along to our open classroom sessions taking place from 2:45pm on:
Thursday 23rd November for Year 1
Tuesday 28th November for Years R, 2, 4 and 6 and
Wednesday 29th November for Years 3 and 5
Please feel free to pop in and see your child’s class in action!

MANNERS AT LUNCHTIME
Our lunchtime staff are very good at reminding children about their manners at lunchtime and giving children an extra hand with cutting up food etc. when needed. Could you please help us by reinforcing the good practice we teach at lunchtime as follows:
Encourage children to be independent with the cutting up of their food (especially Y3 and above)
Eating with their mouth closed
Not dropping food onto the dining floor just because they do not like it
Sitting up and round the right way
We do appreciate your support in this matter.

“PHIL THE BAG”
The collection date for “Phil the Bag” has been changed to Wednesday 29th November 2017. Please leave bags of clothes etc. between the two black gates by 8:45am at the latest.

YEAR 5 CLASS ASSEMBLY
Tuesday 21st November at 2:45pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and watch.

THE ‘FRIENDS’ MOVIE NIGHT
The Lego Batman Movie night is this afternoon from 3:45pm to 6:10pm. Remember places had to be booked in advance so no admission on the door. Thank you.

DINOSAUR ISLE EVENT

MEDINA LEISURE EVENT

WORD OF THE WEEK
Opulent—This means an exhibition of wealth and affluence (plenty of money!). It can also mean lavishly furnished in a manner that is ’over the top’.

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Dr Seuss.

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