What a great opportunity for team work the recent snow brought. At break time, we were able to trek down onto the field and explore our very own arctic environment.
The children (and adults!) had a wonderful time working and playing together, seeing who could build the biggest snow ball and then turn it into a snow man.
Thank you Fiona, in the Kitchen, for the carrots. Without those, our snowmen would have had no noses.
How does a snow man smell without a nose?
Still terrible! Boom Boom!
We are currently undertaking our half termly attendance audit, this looks at individual children’s attendance, patterns of absence and any other relevant information.
Where your child’s attendance is causing a concern, your child’s class teacher will be asking to meet with you over the next few weeks to further discuss your child’s pattern of attendance.
What your child’s class teacher is specifically tasked with detailing for you is the detrimental impact repeat absences has on your child’s learning and progress, this is an aspect of school provision which is inspected by Ofsted and action taken by the Local Authority where absence is having a detrimental impact on the progress.
Please can we also remind parents that it is your responsibility to make contact with the school when your child is absent providing the reasons for their absence. In the event that the school does not hear from a parent regarding the absence of their child the absence is recorded as ‘unauthorised’. As part of our duty of care for all children, a Safeguarding concern is triggered where there are repeat occurrences of parents not making contact with the school.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s attendance, please ask to speak with Mrs Galling.
MOTHERING SUNDAY – CELEBRATIONS AT ST LUKE’S CHURCH
This Sunday is Mothering Sunday and Fr. Nick will be leading celebrations at St. Luke’s church during their 11.00am service. If you are able to get along he’d love to see you – he tells us that there will be flowers given to all those mothers and special others who look after us – a real opportunity to give thanks for all they do!
If you would like any further information please contact 01626 681259 or Email Fr. Nick at email@example.com
|REMINDER ABOUT NURSERY DROP OFF AND COLLECTION AT LUNCHTIMES
Please can we remind all nursery parents that when collecting your child at lunchtime after their morning nursery session, or dropping off your child at lunchtime for their afternoon nursery session, the only access to the nursery that can be used at this time of the day is the Sandringham Road gate.
In order to safeguard children within the school access to the nursery is not available via the main school entrance and HUB at lunchtime. Many Thanks.
Safer Internet Day 2018 – 6th February 2018
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in over 100 countries to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. It provides an opportunity to inspire a big conversation, within families, classes, schools, and even nations! This year the theme is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you’. On 6th February in particular we will be supporting children’s developing awareness of how their online lives can have an impact upon how they and others feel, and encouraging them to understand the role that they have in building respectful online communities.
In school on Tuesday 6th February there will be two special assemblies to which parents are invited. Our KS1 assembly, led by Mr Franklin will take place at 2.30pm in the Studio, while our Key Stage 2 assembly, led by Mr Hankin, will take place in the hall at 9.00am. Miss Butler’s team in the Foundation Stage will also be sharing opportunities linked to the day.
Alongside these events there will be opportunities shared with children throughout the week linked to the key message of Safer Internet Day. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you’d like to know more – we hope you are able to join us.
Please can we remind parents that the use of the car park is not permitted at drop off and pick up times (including lunchtimes for Nursery children), due to the conflict between pedestrian access and vehicles.
Mrs Galling and Mr Hampton will be on gate duty at various times and are continually monitoring the situation. Thank you for helping us keep your children safe.
The choir will be moving to Wednesdays this term, and continues to be after school 3:15-4:15pm.
If you would like a space in the choir, please complete a permission slip and hand it back into the office at your earliest convenience.
The first choir session of this term will take place on Wednesday 17th January.
WEAR A CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY – FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER
On the 8th December when the children wear a Christmas jumper to school, please could they bring in an item of chocolate or toiletries for the tombola stall at the Christmas Bazaar. Thank you.
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!