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.
Parents were both surprised and pleased to see Mrs Brine back in the Year 1 class on the first day of term, with one parent commenting ‘this isn’t Australia you know!’
Unfortunately Miss Pollard will not be joining Haytor View as expected, however we are delighted that Mrs Brine agreed to ‘step in and step up’, given our predicament!
Mrs Brine is a friendly face, who knows the routines of Haytor View and provides a very high quality ‘safe pair of hands’ for our Year 1 children, as we seek to find a Year 1 teacher who we are satisfied will meet the needs of our Year 1 learners.
We will keep you posted as we move forward, however Mrs Brine will be leading the learning in Year 1 until a suitable appointment is made.
Please speak with Mrs Galling or Mr Hampton should you have any queries about this.
Many thanks to everyone who is stepping forward to support our Summer Fete which is taking place on Friday 14th July from 1.30pm. We are still keen to hear from anyone who feels that they may like to help out in any way – it doesn’t have to be for the whole fete but any help available would be gratefully received. Please speak to Mrs Louise is you think you may be able to help our Summer Fete be our best ever!
We are also on the lookout for items that could be sold at the Summer Fete. With so little space available for storage we’d be keen to receive these from Monday 10th July. Once again please pass these on to Mrs Louise who will do the rest!