Archive for February 3rd, 2014

31st January 2014

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

New Books Assembly

On Monday morning the children were amazed and excited to see all the new books we were able to buy with the money raised by recent PTA events. Ms Vicky Hemstedt, Ms Becs Davies and Mrs Vanessa MsGeachin have been very busy ordering books and organising them in the school library. They used Monday’s assembly to share with the children all the books purchased. Thank you to the PTA and all the parents and carers who support our fundraising PTA events. There is a competition for children to promote their favourite book. To enter the competition they can write a book review, make a poster, design a book cover, book mark or make characters from their favourite book. Please hand entries to Mrs Hemstedt in the library by 25th February. There are some wonderful book related Tom Gates prizes to be won donated by the author Liz Pichon. Good luck!.

Mr Dyer’s Afternoon Tea

The time is drawing nearer and soon we will be saying goodbye to Mr Dyer. We will be holding a celebratory afternoon tea for Mr Dyer on Wednesday 12th February. The event will take place in the hall where there will be tea and cake for everyone. The PTA are organising the tea and I’m sure they would love some helpers so do let us know if you would like to help. If you are in touch with ex- families of the school who would like to come along to Mr Dyer’s afternoon tea please do invite them along. The tea is from 3.15 until 5.00.

Mr Dyer’s Clubs

As you know, Mr Dyer runs computer clubs after school and he also leads an extended thinking skills group in the school day. We are hoping to still run a computer after school club and we will let you know when that is up and running. The extended thinking skills group will come to an end for the time being although we are considering how we may reinstate something similar in the future.

Main School and Nursery Free School Meals

Parents and carers of children including nursery children entitled to free school meals should claim even if they have a packed lunch. The number of children claiming free school meals impacts on the school budget and ensures extra funding for the school so please help us by claiming. By doing so you are in turn helping the children in our school.

Parent and Carer Consultation Evenings

Our spring term consultation evenings take place on Wednesday 19th March and Thursday 20th March.

Contact Details Please

Please ensure we have your correct and up to date contact details especially mobile numbers. I am hoping we won’t have any snow and the chaos it brings but just in case we do and have to close the school it’s important we can contact you via our messaging service.

On-Time Teds

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

City Centre Partnership Sports Development Worker

The city centre partnership of schools of which we are a member have employed a sports development worker. The role is to develop sporting opportunities across the schools in the partnership. The development worker will work with the partnership schools to develop inter-school competitions and also support school in developing competitions within the school. So we look forward to our children having even more sporting opportunities in and outside of school.

Level 1 and 2 Cycle Training

Cycle training takes place at Preston Park and Hove Park on Monday 17th February until Friday 21st February. The sessions start at 10 am until lunchtime. The training is aimed at children from age 9 to 14. Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis. Please contact Emily Tester on 01273 293847 to book a place.


Keira in Year 5 has lost a black waterproof coat. It is age 11 – 12 and has a Blue Zoo label from Debenhams inside. Please return to Keira or the office if found.

Freya in Reception has lost a black velvet hoodie age 6 – 7 years. It has leopard print on the front and a gold zip. Please return to Freya or the office

Half Term Break

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