24 Jun 2016

Headteacher's Message 24th June 2016

Dear parents, carers and children,

We enjoyed a royal day with our KS 1 children this week. Alex took charge as Year 6 marched under the watchful eye of Lt Colonel Christie and WO1 (RSM) Nicholson. The Gutersloh Music Centre band played a variety of tunes and also accompanied the children in renditions of Rule Britannia and God Save the Queen. KS1 children then enjoyed a street party finished off by a superb cake!

Message from the library


This year’s Summer Reading Challenge starts next week. The theme is ‘The Big Friendly Read’, relating to Roald Dahl and the Quentin Blake illustrations. The children have to read 6 books over the summer to receive collector’s cards and prizes. They will receive a certificate and medal at the end of the summer.

Have a good weekend

Mrs Mason 



Year 5 visited the Mohnesee



KS 2 demonstrated great team work at the Westfalen Garrison Athletics.




Where in the World is this?



Well done to the yellow team who earned 320 points this week.

17 Jun 2016

Headteacher's Message 17th June 2016


Dear parents, carers and children,

FS1, FS2 and Year 1 went “out and about” this week. FS1 walked to the cinema on the camp and Year 1 went on a bus to the bird park near Detmold. FS2 went a little further afield and visited Maximilian Park.

Despite the rain Year 5 children have enjoyed their week away. We will share some photos with you next week.  Some of our Year 6 children participated in Band Day at Blankenhagen School.

Thanks to all staff involved in the activities this week. We couldn’t have had such an interesting week without you all!


Year 3 children visited the Möhnesee.








Year 6 enjoyed their trip to Texel.








Where in the world is this?




Well done to the blue team for guessing correctly that last week's photograph was of the rainforest in Borneo.

Dates

Please refer to the back of the newsletter for this term's dates.

Have a good weekend
Mrs Mason


10 Jun 2016

Headteacher message June 10th

Dear parents, carers and children,

Years 3 and 6 have enjoyed their week away. We will share some photos with you next week. 

Year 4 children have taken part in an action packed activities week which included visits to the Barefoot Park and a climbing wall in Paderborn. The week culminated in an Egyptian day. 

Thanks to all staff involved in the activities this week. We couldn’t have had such an interesting week without you all!



Where in the world is this?




Last week’s answer was China and unfortunately, nobody guessed the right answer. Better luck next week!

Have a good weekend
Mrs Mason





27 May 2016

Head Teacher message May 27th 2016


Dear Parents and carers,

We hope you all enjoyed our Forest Schools morning this week. It was wonderful to see so many of you supporting this event. 








Year 6 completed their cycling proficiency course this week in preparation for their residential visit to the island of Texel. I would like to say thank you to all of the volunteers who supported this training. Without you we would not have been able to make it such a worthwhile event.




Where in the world is this?




The answer to last week's question is Scotland. Well done to the red and blue team for guessing correctly. You earn 50 points.


School Clubs


Please be aware that due to Year 3 and Year 6 children being away on residential visits there will be no clubs during the first week back.


I hope you have a relaxing half term.
Mrs Mason

20 May 2016

Head Teacher message 20th May 2016

Dear parents, carers and children,

This week Year 5 children were put through their paces during a survival morning. This was organised by Mrs Scannell and supported by QM Danny Wilde and Sgt Premash.  We send our thanks to them both. I asked the children what they particularly enjoyed and they told me that they were surprised by the ration pack food and especially enjoyed the chocolate pudding! 






Year 6 French taster


Next half term Mrs Lowe will be introducing our Year 6 pupils to the French language.


School Council


Well done to the School Council who have made a profit from their tuck shop. This will be invested in items for our Charity Christmas box.


Where in the world is this?




Well done to the blue team for guessing correctly that last week's photograph was of Mount Fuji in Japan.


Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason 

13 May 2016

Head Teacher's message May 12th 2016

Dear parents, carers and children,

This week our Year 6 children have completed their national tests in reading, grammar, spelling and mathematics. I would like to tell them that they have been absolute stars. I have been very impressed with their positive attitude and their determination to do well. Thanks to all staff and parents who have also supported the children.  

During a school governors meeting this week we looked at the test papers and discussed how expectations of Year 6 have increased under the new National Curriculum. It is a credit to our children that they approached the tests with such resilience. The test results will be returned to the school in July and we will be reporting to parents as part of the children’s annual report.


Year 6 cycling proficiency- useful web links








Well done everyone!



I am thrilled to let you know that we have just been awarded the Gold science quality mark.

Mrs Carroll awards the science certificate this week to EVERYONE

Where in the world is this?

The red team earn 50 points for guessing Australia was the correct answer to last week's question.


Team points




Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason 


6 May 2016

Head Teacher's message 5th May 2016

Dear parents, carers and children,

We hope you enjoyed our Sports Day this week. I would like to say a BIG thank you to Year 4 and Mrs Pond-Barrett for their hard work today. Thanks to all the mums, dads and grandparents who supported the event. 





What a star!


We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Alfie in Year 4 who has been an excellent paired reading tutor.


Where is the world is this?



The place featured last week is Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany. Well done to the Blue team for getting the most correct answers.

Reminders

European Health Insurance Card Application 
If your child is attending the Year 3, 5 and 6 visits they will need an EHIC card.

Here is the link to the renewal page. 


Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason 
bielefeld.head@sceschools.org

29 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's Message 29th April

Dear parents, carers and children,

This week the School Council launched the KS 2 Tuck shop. I would like to say thank you to the councillors from each class who organised this at break today. 

We also discussed the Year 6 proposal to hold another talent show in July. 
Members agreed that it was a good idea but to make it fair to everyone it would be better to have a separate one for KS 1 and KS 2- so watch this space!





In assembly this week we listened to a story about the “cave of fear.”
The children thought about whether they would make the same choice as the young man in the story.



Year 6 parents of children going to Texel

European Health Insurance Card Application

Please check the date on your child’s EHIC cards.

Here is the link to the renewal page. 


Sports Day- lunches

We are asking all pupils to bring a packed lunch on Sports Day. Due to the changeable weather we will return to school at 12 pm to eat packed lunches either in the hall (YR 2- 6) or the gym (FS2 and Year 1)

Where in the world competition?

Each week the children will be asked if they know the location of a photograph. Children will earn points for their team if they guess correctly. 
Below is the photo for this week.



Have a good weekend.
Mrs Mason

22 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's message April 22nd 2016

In assembly this week we launched our new curriculum theme for the summer term. The topic webs for “Out and about” will be on the school website shortly. Please click on the curriculum page for more information. Each class have planned their own part of this which reflects the particular subject coverage for each year group.

During this term all classes will be making the most of the outdoors within the school grounds and further afield. The dates for the visits planned so far are on the reverse of this newsletter.  

We invite you all to Sports day on May 5th and the Forests Schools family day on May 26th.

School Council News

KS 2 children have been asked to return the reply slip for the proposed tuck shop as soon as possible.


Mr Moore will be checking the cloakrooms daily to decide which class wins the tidiest cloakroom award. 

Well done to our Year 4 spellers.



Haig Dance Festival

Children from the Arabian dancing club took part in this year’s dance festival which is now being held at Haig school. Mrs Fuller who has been training the team said she was very impressed with their performance and she was proud of how well the children behaved.


Well done children for overcoming those butterflies!


Please click on the curriculum page for Year 6 revision cards.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason