Archive for January 21st, 2005

21st January 2005

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Maths Workshop for Parents

This workshop was a great success and there has been a request to run another workshop one morning for those parents who couldn’t make it on Wednesday evening. We will let you know if this will be possible. Many thanks to Ann Hadgkiss for running the session. There is a resource booklet that shows parents and carers how we teach certain mathematical operations these days. If you would like us to order you a copy, please let the office staff know; it costs £7.

Post Christmas ‘Clear Out’

If you feel like having a post Christmas clear out then Playtime Club would be really grateful for complete jigsaw puzzles – 50 to 300 pieces suitable for older children.

Swimming Charges

PLEASE NOTE: the entry fee for swimming at Prince Regent Swimming Pool has increased to £1.30. Would parents of Year 5 children that are going swimming please send £1.30 on Wednesday. Thank you.

Annual Parents and Governors Meeting

Seven parents and carers attended the meeting on Wednesday evening. The meeting was very positive; parents were keen to find out more about how governors are elected and were interested in the Beacon Schools Funding and Excellence in Cities. The revival of the Parents Association was noted, and parents were pleased that the children now have fruit only snacks.

School Association

Following the discussion at the Annual meeting, we would like to know if any parents or carers want to be class representatives on a more formally constituted School Association. The suggestion was for two reps per class, who would help organise events, and galvanise support from other parents/carers from each class. It was also felt that we need a committee with a chair, secretary and treasurer. Let us know what you think.


Our congratulations go to Hannah Buttle in Year 3 for passing her Grade 1 piano exam. Well done!

Artefacts for History

Mrs Denyer would like to build up a bank of artefacts for history projects for the Infants. Any donations of household objects from the past – irons, wash boards, food preparation objects or any mysterious objects would be gratefully received.

Trips Out

This morning Year 1 and this afternoon Year 2 went to workshops in the Pavilion Gardens arranged by the RSPB. They had a wonderful time looking through a telescope at all the wild birds that live in the gardens. They also learnt how to make a bird feeder.

Playground Improvements

Next Friday 28th January there will be a meeting at 3.00pm in the library with Nick Ebdon, parent governor, and Mary Noble, Reception class teacher. They would like to explore ideas for developing and improving our playgrounds. If you are interested in helping please come along to this meeting. Any one with ideas, expertise or enthusiasm is very welcome. If you would like to be involved but cannot attend the meeting, please give your name to the office staff for the attention of Nick Ebdon.

School Aid Day

Thank you for all the donations for the “bring and buy” sale and the cakes for the cake stall for this afternoons fund raising event. We will let you know how much money was raised for the Tsunami Appeal next week.