Christmas Art Competition 2017
We have had brilliant responses to our recent art competitions which are open to children and their family members. The competition this term is seeking Christmas themed artwork using recycled materials. Take Christmas as your inspiration and make sure that some recycled materials are used to complete your creation!
The closing date for entries will be at the end of the school day on Monday 13th December, with entries being celebrated in our final assembly of the year at 9.00am on 15th December. Please pass entries to Mrs Louise or your child’s learning leader as soon as they are complete as we’d love to display them in the hub during the final two weeks of term. Get creating!
IT’S PANTO TIME! An early sign that Xmas is around the corner is that M&M Productions will soon be with us to share with their latest pantomime performance, this year Sleeping Beauty! With the performance taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 30th November watch out for a letter coming home asking for your permission, support (still a bargain £3.50 due to the support of funds that have been raised through recent events) and offering you the chance to win 2 VIP tickets to share the fun with the children!
ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2017
Next week, beginning 13th November, we will be joining schools across the country in taking an active role throughout the school in Anti-Bullying Week. The national theme for the week is ‘All Different. All Equal’ and all children will experience opportunities to learn about and reflect upon the value that both similarities and differences between people bring to our school and our world.
The week will begin with an assembly attended by children from Year 1 to Year 6 which will take place on Monday 13th November from 9.00am – 9.30am – all parents, relatives and friends of the school are welcome to attend this. Our usual certificate celebrations for Key Stage 2 will be held over to the following week. Should you have any questions about Anti-Bullying Week and what this will mean for your child’s class please feel free to speak to your child’s learning leader.
Throughout this week poppies have been on sale in school as part of the Royal British
Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal. With national commemorations taking part over the
weekend of 11th and 12th November, children in school will be engaging in their own
age-appropriate experiences relating to this national event on Friday 10th November.
Assemblies for children in Key Stage 2 this week will also focus upon remembering all those
affected by conflict throughout the world. Should you have any questions about how this
looks for your child please speak to your child’s learning leader.
Writing Competition Success!
Last year children from Mr Hankin’s class entered the Young Writers’ Crazy Creatures Competition – with over 40,000 entries this year it’s a popular event with the prospect of winners having their stories published in a book that will go on sale in January 2018.
Incredibly this year we have achieved unprecedented levels of success with many of our children, some now in Year 7 and others in Year 6, having been selected to have their stories published. Parents of the children involved will be receiving letters and an opportunity to buy the book and really celebrate their children becoming published authors! We look forward to getting our own copies our your children’s work in published format – if you are interested in getting your hands on a copy please speak with Mr Hankin or the admin team who will be pleased to help you source one.
Key Stage 2 Librarians Appointed
Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Galling had the first meeting with the newly appointed Librarians. Jack, Anna, Casey, Sabina, Cody, McKenzie, Ayesha and Harvey-Jack were all keen to get ‘stuck in’ and tackle the growing pile of books which need organising in our school library.
Over the forthcoming months the children will be working with Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Galling, to shape the development of the library.
Badges have been ordered and once they arrive our new Librarians will be presented with their badges in assembly.
OLD £1 COINS
Please note that we are now unable to accept the old style £1 coin for payment of trips, dinner money etc.. Sadly we are now unable to bank them.
Could we ask that you take care with any payments that you are making in cash, as we will be forced to return any ‘old’ £1 coins that we receive. Many thanks.
Flu Vaccinations – BOOTS THE CHEMIST & Haytor View working together This year, children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 are being offered flu vaccinations, therefore we have been working together with Boots to enable them to manage this in a straightforward way (the vaccination being provided is a nasal spray). Plans are in place to provide the opportunity for children to receive the vaccinations on the school site during school hours, on Wednesday 8th November.
An information pack will be sent home to those children in Reception, Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 this week, please can these be returned to the school by Wednesday 11th October, – your urgent action is requested with this.
Unfortunately, if your form is not returned by this date, your child will not be able to have the vaccination. We look forward to supporting Boots help you to keep your children fit and healthy over the winter months.
Please can you make sure that the school have your most recent contact numbers, in the event of an emergency. Please contact the school office if you would like to check whether we have your up to date numbers or if you wish to change your contact details.
The cost of a school dinner remains at £2.20 per day (£11.00 per week).
Please may we remind parents that dinner money needs to be paid on the morning your child requires a dinner, no later than 9.30am – we are not able to supply a dinner to those who have not paid in time – thank you.