Archive for July 4th, 2008

4th July 2008

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Nick Sharratt Presents Award

Nick Sharratt the children’s author and illustrator joined us for assembly this morning. He told some of his stories and then the children helped him choose a page for his new book. Nick then presented our Artsmark Gold Award to Drew Marriott from Year 4 who accepted the award on behalf of the school. Many thanks to Nick Sharratt for giving up some his time to join us for this special celebration assembly.

Little Canada and Year 6

Year 6 had a fabulous time at Little Canada on the Isle of Wight over the weekend. They were all outstanding in their behaviour and their positive attitude to some challenging activities. Mr Dawson, Ms Sinclaire, Mr Collins and I were all extremely proud of them. Well done Year 6!

Year 2 Visit Pavilion

Year 2 enjoyed their visit to the Royal Pavilion on Wednesday. They explored the many rooms and found out lots of interesting facts about the Pavilion’s history

Year 3 Servants

Year 3 children dressed up for a visit to Preston Manor and spent the morning under a strict Edwardian regime working as children and adults did during that time period in the house. They then enjoyed a picnic and games in Preston Park.

Nursery and Reception Sports Day

Nursery and Reception children are looking forward to their Sports Day on Tuesday 8th July.

Year 5 to Visit Preston Manor

Year 5 are visiting Preston Manor on Tuesday 8th July.

Year 6 Picnic

Year 6 children have been invited to join other Year 6 children from local schools for a picnic and games on the field at BAHSVIC on Friday 11th July. They will all need to bring a packed lunch on that day to take with them.

Year 6 Bowling

As their special treat we are taking Year 6 bowling on Wednesday 16th July in the afternoon. They will also have a snack and a trip there on the Volks railway. The children will need collecting at the end of the afternoon from the Bowlplex at the Marina. A contribution of £1 will be greatly appreciated. More info to follow.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

The Year 6 Leavers Assembly, always a special event, takes place on Monday 21st July at 1.30. Year 6 parents are invited to attend.

Class Photos

The children will be having their class photos taken on this coming Monday.

Health and Safety Message

When you have collected your child at the end of the day please could you ensure they do not come back into school. This is because teachers are worrying that certain children are returning unaccompanied and are putting themselves at risk. It also makes it difficult for the teacher to be sure who has or has not been collected. They worry about the safety of the children which, I am sure you understand how stressful this is when there are so many people around and the gates are open at the end of the day.

Please could we ask that that all parents and children leave the school grounds by 3.30 and not use the play equipment in the front playground. We need to ensure the premises are secure and it is hard to do this if parents are still in the school grounds. Thank you for your co-operation.

Possible Strike Action

There is a strong possibility that members of Unison will be on strike on the 16th and 17th July. We may not have enough staff to open on those dates so pleased be warned of a possible school closure. I will let you know as soon as possible the final decision.

School Association Update

The final amount raised at the School Summer Fair is £3821! Thank you to everyone who came along on the day, bought raffle tickets or contributed in another way it is down to you that we have raised so much money. Well done everyone!

Congratulations to…

Monica Marshall in Year 5 who has achieved the 5th grade in White Crane Kung Fu A grade. Well done Monica!

Mason and Kyle Bohannan and Ella Scott who took part in the ‘Run for Children’ on Saturday at Preston Park. All three children did very well and won medals. Well done Mason, Kyle and Ella!

End of Term

We close for the summer holidays at 3.05 pm on Tuesday 22nd July and re-open on Monday 8th September.

Nursery Re-opens on Monday 15th September