25 Sep 2015

Head Teacher's message 25th September.

Weekly News.
Dear parents and children,
This week has seen lots of children helping with jobs around school. Recently we asked for volunteers to help with gardening, watering the indoor plants, clearing the hall at lunchtime and helping younger children on the playground. I have been very impressed with the number of children who came forward to help. They have all shown a brilliant team spirit!

Letter regarding comments and suggestions about our communication with you
Thank you for the returned letters. I have summarised the points raised and you will be receiving a copy of this.

Website HELP!!
Some of you mentioned that the website could be improved. Is there anyone out there who has the skills and the time to help us with this? If so please contact me.

Attendance award
The following classes put a smiley face on the chart in the hall: Year 4 and FS 2 with 98%- well done!


We have been talking about what makes an effective learner. The teaching team spent time on the recent training day discussing this and have agreed on the following list which we are calling the 5 R’s! This half term we will be showing the children what responsibility means. On Wednesday I did an assembly with Years 1- 6 at which we looked at how ants worked together to get a job done. Each one had their own responsibility!

School Council will be exploring ways to display our 5 R’s at the next meeting.

The power of the 5 R’s to make me a life-long learner…
Responsibility 
Respect    
Resilience  
Risk taking 
Reflective  
Have a good weekend.
Mrs Mason  



Dates in red are new or amended. More dates to follow
September
29th Year 5 visit to Bielefeld Arminia football stadium.

October
1st No school clubs
1st and 2nd School closed to pupils for teacher training.
6th School Council meeting
8th Accelerated Reader launch for parents at 2pm.
9th Fijian day in school.
13th Maths workshop for parents at 10 am.
14th Parents’ lunch- please return reply slip, at the very latest by Monday 28 September. Last chance!
15th 9.30 am Parents coffee morning with an opportunity to meet with the agencies who work in school e.g the Speech and Language therapist and Educational Psychologist.
Reading workshop for parents at 1.15 pm- please note change of date
16th FS 1 Stay and Play
FS 2 Stay and Play 2.15pm
19th Year 4 Roman Day
20, 21, 22 Parents’ meetings NB. NO CLUBS THIS WEEK
22nd Year 3 visit to Hindu temple.
23rd End of term. Normal closure time.

November
2nd- School reopens.
12th Reading workshop for parents at 1.15 pm