|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!
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.