There will be no Star Pupil assembly next week as the ‘Friends’ will be preparing the hall for the Christmas Fayre.
FAMILY LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRES
Thank you to all the parents who returned the questionnaires about Maths family learning sessions. Parents were very positive about these and Miss Vine is planning some more sessions in the New Year. Watch this space!
PHONIC SESSIONS YEARS R & 1
If you would like to come along and find out more about ways to support your child further with phonics and reading at home, there are a few spaces left. Miss Vine and Mrs Luke will be running the sessions which will take place from 9am—10am on Tuesday 5th December for Year R and Wednesday 6th December for Year 1. If you are interested, please let the office know.
The whole school attendance for November was 94.57% which is below our target of 96%. Class attendance percentages for November were as follows:-
Ellen MacArthur Class 91.72%
King Charles Class 93.97%
Queen Victoria Class 94.23%
Minghella Class 93.79%
Warrior Class 96.80%
Tennyson Class 94.16%
Charles Dickens Class 98.22%
Congratulations to Charles Dickens Class who were November’s Attendance Stars! They were presented with the trophy in today’s Celebration Assembly.
Reminder that the school Christmas Fayre is next Friday 8th December after school in the hall; please come along and support the ‘Friends’. There will be lots of Christmassy things to buy and crafts activities to do so bring some small change! Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!
SHAPING NEWPORT PROJECT
The Shaping Newport Project are working with the council Regeneration Team, Newport Parish Council and the Newport Business Association to collect as much information, opinion, experience and comment as possible on the good and the bad of visiting, living and working in Newport. It is very important that they listen to the views of schools as they represent such a significant population within the community of Newport. The views of students and schoolchildren are essential if they are to make this survey effective and useful. If you would like to complete the questionnaire please visit:
All of this feedback will be used to develop new projects and new partnerships for positive change in the town and in the parish.
CHRISTMAS/WINTER JUMPER DAY
Don’t forget we are holding our Christmas and Winter Jumper Day on Tuesday 19th December 2017. Your child can wear a festive or winter themed jumper to school (instead of their school jumper) for £1.00 donation. All other school uniform must be worn!
SICKNESS AND DIARRHOEA
Unfortunately over the past few weeks we have had several children off with sickness bugs. Please remember that children should not come to school for 48 hours after the last time they were sick or had an upset tummy. We are trying to prevent these bugs spreading to the whole school so we would really appreciate everyone abiding by these rules. Thank you.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND PARTY DAY LUNCH
Just a reminder that all Christmas and Party Day lunches had to be booked and paid for in advance. Therefore if you have not ordered a Christmas lunch (Tuesday 19th December) or a Party Day lunch (Thursday 21st December) for your child, please remember to send them in with a packed lunch from home.
“PHIL THE BAG”
Thank you to everyone who donated items for “Phil the Bag” this week. We shall let you know the amount raised for school as soon as we know.
COUGHS AND SNEEZES
We have a lot of children off at the moment with bad colds and chest infections. In the “old days” we used to say “coughs and sneezes spread diseases, stop them with your handkerchiefs”! Can you firstly explain to your child what a handkerchief is! Then teach them at least to put their hand over their mouth when they cough. Thank you.
SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS
A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who collected Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers this year. We were able to order lots of new equipment to replenish our school P.E. resources.
WORD OF THE WEEK
Unperturbed—calm, tranquil, composed, cool and untroubled. It also means unruffled and serene.
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.