Archive for October 18th, 2013

18th October 2013

Friday, October 18th, 2013

School Gates

We have spoken with the children in assembly today about punctuality and making sure they get to school in good time for the start of the day. The majority of children are always punctual but there are a few children who are late on a regular basis. The children know they should be in class before 9.00 am to avoid a late mark. To enable us to monitor punctuality anyone arriving at 9 or after must come through the main gate in Boyces Street and go straight to the school office before going to class.  The small gate in middle Street will close at 8.55 and the main gate in Boyces Street will close at 9.00. At the end of term those children who have been on time for school throughout the term are awarded a certificate and are put into a draw to win a prize.

Knight Visits Years 3 and 4

Children in years 3 and 4 were surprised to find a Knight walking into their classroom this afternoon. The Knight told us he was visiting to respond to the advert the children had produced. The advert asked for knights to apply to help the children find their escaped dragon.

Family Seal

We are delighted to announce that after half term we will be offering parents and carers another opportunity to learn more about Family SEAL. The aim of Family SEAL is to help us to get to know you better and to work with you in developing children’s social and emotional skills. The sessions run on Wednesday afternoons and last for 6 weeks. The course is open to parents and carers of children from years 1,2 and 3. The sessions are split into two sections. The first is for the adults which involves discussions and activities. The second half involves the children joining their parents and carers for more activities. Mr Owers and Mr Meadows run the sessions. An introductory session for interested parents and carers to find out more is being held on Wednesday 6th November at 2.15 in the Family room.

Silly Dressing Up Day

Pay a £1 and wear something wild and wacky to school on the last day of half term (Thursday 24th October). Be as imaginative and as colourful as you can. The money raised will go towards buying some new playtime games and equipment such as a new hockey set, foam balls for football and new champ balls.

Diwali Celebration

The whole school will be holding a Diwali day on 7th November. The day has been planned with some excellent help and support by parents of children in Year 3.

Silly Knit!

I’m afraid I was misinformed last week re: Katrina’s crocheted Mr Gove appearing on Have I Got News for You. I watched the programme and the woolly Mr Gove didn’t appear. Maybe it will appear in a future programme.

PTA Halloween Disco

The PTA are running a Halloween disco for all the children on Wednesday 23rd October 3.30 till 4.30. Tickets and payment will be on entry. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No large groups of children with one adult please. We must insist for the safety and happiness of all children (and the adults) that parents and carers take full responsibility for the behaviour of the children in their care.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 1 and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 5. Well done to both classes for being on time for school!

Autumn Half Term Break

We break for the autumn half term on Thursday 24th October and return to school on Tuesday 5th November.