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Friday 30th September 2016


Dear Parents,

Roles and responsibilities for our children

Our whole school ethos aims to develop our children as confident and articulate individuals who can both express their own views and understand the needs of others. We focus on this particularly in Circle Time and PSHCE lessons. Children also have a range of responsibilities and jobs, both in class and the wider school which they really enjoy. This is a particular focus for our Year 6 children who have made an excellent start as House Captains. Sports Captains, Worship Leaders, Eco Committee and Library monitors. We are also celebrating our newly appointed School Council. These are representatives from each class and year group who will help to share the views of all children. Congratulations to: Darcie Dearden, Reception; Theo Carey, Y1; Alex Gilbert, Y2; William Gawthorpe, Y3; Rebecca White, Y4; Darragh Lyons, Y5; Beth Hutchinson and Fraizer Martin Y6.

Our Christian value –Respect

This week we have thought about different types of prayer; Class 1 and 2 children have written and shared prayers focussing on being thankful; Class 3 have written prayers of forgiveness and Class 4 have researched  globally thinking about issues in different parts of the world which may need our prayers.

Parental Class Assembly Each class has their own assembly this term on a Thursday at 9.30am. All our dates are on the website.Parents, relatives, carers of children in that class are invited to this. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your child’s learning. A reminder that Class 1 has their parental assembly on Thursday 6th October at 9.30am.

Reception Parents reminder Please note the date above for your invitation to your first child’s parental assembly.

Parent Teacher Consultations Reception parents On Thursday 20th October children of Reception parents can book an appointment to meet with Mrs Reynolds and discuss how their child has settled into school. You can book a slot between 1.30pm and 5.45pm. Please sign up for a time slot in the office reception entrance area or phone/email the office to book.

Class 3 Bolton Castle Tudor visit Monday 10th October Children in Class 3 have received information on their exciting day living as a Tudor. Please complete the consent forms and return to school. Payment can be made by Parentpay.

Class 4 Crucial Crew RAF Leeming visit Please see the details and letter sent home today.

What can I do to support  my child’s learning in school ?

At our Parent Teacher consultations in October we will discuss further your child’s progress and targets with you. You can support your child by:

  • Listening to your child read at home as often as possible and discussing the meaning behind the text, any tricky words
  • Taking time to support their homework activities
  • For children in Y2 upwards, learning their times tables so that by the end of Y4 they know all their tables to x12

Safety on entry to school for children attending before school clubs

We are concerned that children are entering school through the car park for before school clubs when cars are also entering and parking. Please use the pedestrian entrance gate and walk along the front of school to enter through the office door if the children’s entrance door is not yet open.

Book Fair in School   The book fair is in school and will open after school today and before and after school each day next week until Thursday 6th October. School receives a generous commission from the sale of these books which we use to update our class and school library.

School lunch Open to All Special -Thursday 6th October

Next Thursday 6th October Paula our cook is inviting everyone to try school lunch with a special ‘Open to All’ menu: Homemade pizza, peas and sweetcorn, potato wedges, garlic bread. Krispie cereal bar, fresh fruit.

If you do not normally have school lunch but would like to join us next Thursday please complete the slip below. Lunch is free for children in Classes 1 and 2 through the government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals. Children in KS2 need to pay £2.10.Please complete the slip below and return to the office with payment if required by Tuesday 4th October. The kitchen routinely needs one weeks’ notice in writing of a change in lunch arrangements.

Friends of the School AGM and planning meeting Monday 10th October 7pm in school Please make this a priority for attending; there are refreshments and it is very sociable and a great way for new parents of Reception children to meet others.

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