21st October 2011

Parent Consultation Evenings

Thank you to all parents and carers who came along to our parent consultation evenings this week. Most parents and carers made it but if you were not able to attend please make an appointment with the class teacher for another time. The teachers very much enjoyed chatting with you and have asked me to thank you for your time and your positive comments.

Albion Player Will Hoskins Visits

Will Hoskins one of our ‘Adopt a Player’ Albion players came along to school yesterday on his first visit. He had a tour of the school visiting every classroom and answering questions along the way. We look forward to Will’s next visit on Thursday 3rd November when he will spend time helping out in one of the classes. Tommy Elphick should also be joining us at some point but he is currently injured and receiving treatment for his injuries. The next Albion game is at home on Monday 24th October against West Ham. Come on you seagulls!

Year 3 and Year 4 Eat Cake

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a visit to a bakery today to find out about baking cakes. They have a special interest in fairy cakes as they will be baking some soon during their ‘Once Upon a Time’ learning journey.

Pumpkins and the School Council

The school council went along to Food for Friends restaurant with Ms Moriarty yesterday. They had been asked to help carve some pumpkin faces. While they were there the Argus photographer took photographs of the finished pumpkins and the children were given some delicious chocolate brownies to eat.

School Council Request

The school council met this week and with Mrs Jones help have rearranged the playground furniture. They have also asked the children to avoid moving the furniture and to stop running and climbing on the tables and benches. They have also asked if parents and carers can be very helpful by ensuring their children are treating the school environment with respect not climbing on the furniture at the end of the day

African Dance and Art

Children from Nursery to Year 6 took part in African Dance workshops. The younger children’s dance was inspired by books they have read. The older children used the Nelson Mandela story as their inspiration. Children across the school are studying the work of artist Chris Ofili. They are using some of his work as inspiration for their own artwork.

Halloween Collaborative Learning

Children have been asked on their first day back (Tuesday 1st November) to come dressed in their Halloween costumes. During the morning children will work in mixed age groups on collaborative Halloween activities as part of our learning to work with each other project.

Christmas Show Important Information

We have had to change the date of the school Christmas show. The new date is Tuesday 13th December. The Nursery and Infant performance will be at 1.15 and the juniors at 2.15. Nearer the time we will let you know the cost of tickets and final arrangements.

No Nuts Please!

Due to a number of children having nut allergies I must remind you that no child should have nuts in school at any time. Also I will take this opportunity to remind you that at breaktime children should have fruit or veg for their snack and water.


Please could all scooters be parked in the scooter racks. One or two are being left in the school foyer. If you are worried about your scooters safekeeping please use the special device (available at the office for a returnable £1 deposit) which when used with a padlock will keep your scooter safe in the rack.

On Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 1 with 1 late mark. In Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 3 with 0 late marks. Fabulous! Well done to both classes for excellent punctuality.

Secondary School Applications Deadline

A reminder for Year 6 parents and carers:  the deadline for secondary school applications is 3.00 pm on 31st October.

Fundraising Meeting

Nic Ramsey held a very successful coffee morning on Thursday for parents interested in fundraising for the school. They have lots of ideas for the future and will be meeting again on Tuesday 1st November at 19 Middle Street at 9.00 am. Do go along for a coffee and a fundraising chat.

Halloween Afternoon Tea

The first PTA event for this term is a Halloween afternoon tea to be held on Thursday 3rd November in the school hall. The team need volunteers to help with activities such as apple bobbing, face painting, monster cake decoration etc. There will also be a fancy dress competition for which there will be a charge to enter. We also need donations of cakes, toffee apples and Halloween themed treats.If you are able to help please contact Nic on 07932704411 or leave a message for Nic at the school office.

Congratulations to..

Toby in Year 3 who has successfully completed his lunchtime hall buddy training. Well done Toby!

Possible Strike Action

You are probably aware that a number of unions are balloting their members regarding their views on strike action in protest against the government’s unpopular changes to pensions. The general feeling is that strike action is likely so I must prepare you for the possibility of the school being closed on the proposed day of action; Wednesday 30th November. 

Half Term

We finish today for the half term return on Tuesday 1st November.

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