Archive for January 24th, 2014

24th January 2014

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Golden Time

Can you help at Golden Time? Every Friday afternoon the children enjoy choosing from a range of activities, such as cooking, sewing, football and circus skills, for their Golden Time. Golden Time is a reward for hard work and good behaviour throughout the week and we try to offer different activities so there is something fun for everyone. We currently have a parent running a sports activity which many of our KS1 children enjoy. If you have a particular interest or skill and would be happy to run an activity, with or without a member of school staff, please speak to Mrs Jones, Ms Moriarty or Ms Bish.

Gardening Club

As spring approaches, so does Gardening Club! If you are a keen gardener, would you like to help with our weekly club to make growing a success? Some of the jobs include pruning trees and bushes, which we are finding hard to do. We are also hoping to extend our gardens so any skills would be greatly appreciated. Gardening club will be held after school every Monday, starting after half term. If you would like to help, please speak to Ms Purdy in Year 2 or Mrs Walker in the office.

Lucky Lock

To encourage more people to cycle and scoot to school, we now have the lucky lock! If you find the pink lock around your scooter or bike, come to the office and ask for the pick key. When you bring the lock to the office you can claim your prize. Well done and thank you to our Eco Warriors who are in charge of the lucky lock, and have also been working hard to record how many bikes and scooters were in school before the lucky lock. Hopefully we can increase the number of children cycling or scooting instead of coming by car!

Thanks also to Bike-it-Ben who has donated a balance bike to our Early Years children.

Free School Meals

If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals and you have not claimed for this, please do so. You may not want your child to have their meal every day, but once you have claimed you can order their meal whenever you like. Also, part of the school budget is calculated according to the number of children who are eligible for free school meals, so it is valuable for us to have a correct record of all our eligible families. Nursery children who attend morning and afternoon sessions can also claim free school meals.

You can apply online or request an application form from the office. To find out more or to see if you are eligible use the following web address: 

Nursery Open Day

Our open day is 2nd April from 3.30pm. If you, your family or friends are considering Nurseries for your children, please do come and have a look around.  If you are unable to come to the open day, appointments can be arranged through the school office.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Reception and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 6.Well done to both classes for being on time for school!

Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) Talks

The following Triple P talks will be held at Tarner Children’s Centre from 10-11.30am on the dates shown:

Saturday 1st February  – The Power of Positive Parenting

Saturday 1st March – Raising Confident, Competent Children

Saturday 5th April – Helping Children to Deal with their Emotions

Everyone is welcome. No booking is required – just turn up. For more information call 01237 294108.

Half Term Break

We end for the half term break on Friday 14th February and return on Tuesday 25th February.