20 Jul 2017

Head Teacher's Post 21st July 2017

Dear parents and children, 

Thank you all for your hard work and support this year. We hope you have a good summer. The school office will be open on Monday 4th September between 10 am- 12 pm for the registration of new pupils and the sale of uniform.


Year 2 beach visit.








Our fabulous year


This term's winners


14 Jul 2017

Head Teacher's post 14th July 2017

Dear parents and children, 
It is the penultimate week of the year and your children will be coming home with their school report. We hope that you enjoy reading these (especially your child’s comments.) You may notice that we have changed the reporting format this year to incorporate a clearer view of your child’s progress towards national expectations and a paragraph describing your child’s characteristics as a learner. This builds upon the work on growth mind sets we have been carrying out this year. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday for the class transition morning where you will have a chance to meet your child’s new teacher and join in with activities. 

Summer Reading Challenge


The team from Catterick barracks library spoke to the children about Animal Agents Summer Reading challenge on Tuesday - an initiative sponsored by Arts Council England.
Please make sure that you and your children sign up for this mystery tour. Read the books, join in the challenge, and solve the mystery!

Leaflets giving information have been handed out to all children this week. For more information and to sign up, why not pop along to our library on Catterick barracks. It's free, fun and educational for all! See the link below: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/


Non uniform day


One of our Year 4 pupils Ffion is trying to do her bit to support a special charity. Ffion will cut her long hair off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support because she feels that the nurses do an amazing job. The link below will give you further information.

Non uniform day on Friday 21st July
Please bring 1 euro to support Ffion’s charity efforts

Thank you



 Attendance Award



Have a good weekend
Mrs Mason  

7 Jul 2017

Head Teacher's Post July 7th 2017

Dear parents and children, 

It has been a strange week with both Years 5 and 6 away. Year 6 arrived back yesterday full of news and bags of Belgian chocolate! Year 5 are travelling as I write.

I took volunteers from Years 3 and 4 to the consortium schools Big Sing event on Tuesday. This was an excellent occasion for the local schools to get together and share songs and music. Our children performed the musical version of the Pied Piper story and I was very impressed with their confidence and poise in front of a large audience.

This week was the final week of clubs for this academic year and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the staff volunteers who make our clubs possible. I know that some of you mentioned in the questionnaire that you would like to be involved. Please let me know if you can help by either offering or supporting a school club next year. Thank you.


One of our Year 4 pupils Ffion is trying to do her bit to support a special charity. Ffion will cut her long hair off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support because she feels that the nurses do an amazing job. The link below will give you further information.


Non uniform day on Friday 21st July
Please bring 1 euro to support Ffion’s charity efforts

Thank you


Team Points







Have a good weekend
Mrs Mason  

29 Jun 2017

Head Teacher's message June 30th 2017

Dear parents and children, 
It has been a super week despite the rain. We attended this year’s Children’s University graduation and I was pleased to see so many children gaining awards. Our thanks go to Mr Askew for organising the event and presenting the awards. Next time you are in school have a look at the notice boards next to the school hall where you will see the individual photos. If any of you were not able to be there and would like a photo of your child please let me know.


One of our Year 4 pupils Ffion is trying to do her bit to support a special charity. Ffion will cut her long hair off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support because she feels that the nurses do an amazing job. The link below will give you further information.


https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/karen-batty1?newPage=True



Children's University



Team Point Quiz




Attendance Award





Have a good weekend
Mrs Mason  

23 Jun 2017

Head Teacher's message 23rd June 2017

Dear parents and children, 
It’s been so busy there is little room for me this week so I will let the children tell the story!

Year 6 visited the King's Food Technology team this week.

Some comments from the day that we would like to share with you are:
"I really enjoyed cooking yesterday. I can't wait to come to King's and make more delicious food. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience." (Faith)

"Thank you for our amazing food tech lesson. All my family loved the fantastic chilli and pitta bread. It was an explosion in my mouth of wonderful tastes. Thank you so much." (Rylee)

"Thank you, Mrs Florence for giving me the confidence to cook by myself and how to follow cooking recipes- my family and I loved it. You are the BEST!" (Frances)

"Dear Mrs Florence and crew, I learned something new. I now know how you make pitta bread. Thank you so much. Sincerely from Kenny"

"Thank you for such a wonderful day. I loved making the lentil chilli and pitta bread. (Cooking is a passion of mine.) I enjoyed working with Emily because it made us bond more. My dad loved the chilli and sent a picture to my mum to make her jealous as she is on holiday. Thank you again." (Amy-Lee)





Red day

We raised €201.60
For Save the Children

Thank you






Attendance this week



Team Points





Have a good weekend
Mrs Mason  

16 Jun 2017

Head Teacher's message 16th June 2017

Dear parents and children, 
Year 6 had a unique experience this week when they visited the military court and took part in The Crown against Goldilocks and Snow White. They enjoyed the experience and gained a good understanding of the legal process. We would like to say thank you to Mr Leahy for organising this for us. 
I joined FS 1 when they visited Butterflies to take part in a teddy bears picnic. It was lovely to see our children joining in with the younger children. We even managed to bring all the bears home!


We have had a week full of enriching and wonderful experiences. We would like to say thank you to Mr Wright for organising the cycling proficiency and Mr Leahy for organising and participating in the Crown against Goldilocks and Snow White. Finally thank you to Mr Reeves and Mrs Thorne for encouraging the choir to sing so beautifully this morning. We are a lucky school!

Crown against Goldilocks and Snow White.





School Council News





This week's attendance award.




Have a good weekend
Mrs Mason  





9 Jun 2017

Head Teacher's message June 9th 2017


Dear parents and children

Thank you for your responses to our annual survey. If you click on the link below it will take you to a summary of the results. Your comments will help us with our planning for next year.

Parent Survey 2017


The children also completed a survey. Below are the words they used to describe their school. 


Resilient People this week

Jamie for not giving up in Forest Schools
Kelsie for not giving up when she was trying to balance on the apparatus
Christopher and Golea for working as a team clearing tables at lunchtime

Thank you to you all.


Attendance award



 Team Points this week.


 Team Point Quiz



Have a good weekend     
Mrs Mason  




26 May 2017

Head Teacher's Message 26th May 2017


Weekly Round up


Dear parents and children,

It was lovely to see so many of you at Sports Day and once again we were lucky with the weather. Well done to Mercedes team for earning the most points. I will add individual runner’s points to the summer terms team point score (see the back of the newsletter for the running total.)

This week in assembly we have been talking about challenges and how we tackle them. Click on the link to watch the latest clip we discussed.



Joint schools football tournament


We travelled to Bad Lippspringe this week to take part in a football tournament organised by Bishopspark School and supported by Paderborn United. The children brought back 3 fantastic trophies and lots of medals.


 


Attendance Award



Team Points